His senior year Matt led a Spring Break service trip to Gila Wilderness, NM and Amanda joined up. She burned her hand the last night of the trip and fortunately Matt's roommate (shout out Wade Green) was Southwestern's athletic trainer. Two magical walks around the baseball and soccer fields later, and Matt was hooked.
All photography provided by great Carlos Barron, Jr.
After more than seven years, we finally took our first vacation together. Our destination -- the beautiful and natural world of Golden (and Boulder), Colorado. We booked an entire house for a week, and spent the majority of our time out on the deck reading books and drinking some wine. We also enjoyed great hiking, some whitewater rafting (Matt almost fell out), and a few local breweries. On our last full day of vacation we went on one final hike, and it was there, at the bottom of the canyon that Matt proposed (at last).