Wow, it has been too long since I have been able to keep the chapters rolling, but I should be able to pick it back up where I left off. As of writing this, I can see that my blog design template has not aged well, and most current browsers make a mess of it. That will be one of the first items on my "to do" list.
For a little update, Mark is currently attending college, and I recently married the love of my life, Amanda. We all (Mark, Amanda, my dad David, and our friend Renee) did a little tour from Vancouver BC down to Lincoln City, Oregon last summer. That was great to get back on the road, but I didn't train AT ALL and ended up with a pretty inflamed knee that slowed us all way down (though everyone was secretly happy to take the pace down a few notches). Mark, Amanda and I have decided to begin preparations to climb Mt. Everest in a few years. We want to get in much better condition as well as gain experience climbing other mountains first, but we have officially begun training. Yahoooooo!
UPDATE: Alright, I think I've got a good replacement skin for the blog. It works quite a bit differently, but it should be a big improvement. Also, note that you can change the style on the fly up in the navigation bar. :) Give it a try! If you want to just browse the various photos posted throughout the blog, try switching to "Snapshot" view.