We hope this letter finds you and your family well and that you are enjoying this lovely time of year. The Fasser’s are looking forward to time at the cabin over the holidays.
We started 2017 by sending Lindsay off to South America for 5 ½ months! She spent the first 5+ weeks backpacking (all by herself!) in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. She made her way to Argentina where she lived with a host family and studied Peace & Conflict studies, Human Rights, and Spanish. She is now back in California (USF) enjoying her junior year and looking forward to her internship at the 9th Districts Supervisors Office in January.
Jackson is enjoying his sophomore year at Ballard High School. He too took a trip to South America this year with his scout troop to Ecuador. He enjoyed hiking a portion of the PCT and John Muir trail with Scott, his buddy Aldo and our dear friend Don. The highlight of that trip was a summit of Mt. Whitney. He continues to pursue snowboarding (teaching this winter), hiking, climbing and mountain biking. He also continues his involvement with scouting and hopes to make Eagle this coming year.
Scott had a blast on the hike with Jackson and company. Click here to see the full story and pictures on the Whitney hike. It’s their 3 rd summer in a row that they have enjoyed a challenging and amazing hiking experience together. Scott continues teaching at University of Washington and he has switched gears on his career again. He is now the VP of Marketing and Analytics at Tomorrow.Me. Tomorrow is a local start up company that allows you to create a will, trust and shop life insurance for free (mobile app). This is a fun and creative challenge for Scott and he is really excited about marketing a product that is important but not urgent for families and individuals.
My year has been great, despite losing a dear friend to cancer and my brother. My work as an organizer is interesting to me and I relish the flexibility it gives me. I just finished coordinating a huge kitchen remodel for one of my clients, which was a blast. Our family went on our first ever backpacking camping trip this summer and I have to say…I liked it! Though I am not a fan of carrying my own things, the time away from our phones and our busy city lives was precious. I’m enjoying the kids so much and I am looking forward to my 50th birthday in 2018!
Merry Christmas! We wish your family love and happiness in the New Year.