Jake is a land surveyor, and the land he surveys is not typical. He measures the movement of dams up in the mountains. He measures the meandering banks of lakes and rivers. He captures his surroundings in beautiful photography.
Sometimes instead of measuring in the mountains, he is taking measure of himself, climbing those mountains.
Or skiing down them.
Jake is a soccer lover, and a weekend soccer player.
Jake is a fun loving cousin.
And a brother to his adventure seeking sister.
Jake is an uncle, and a beloved son, and a precious member of our family.
Jake is not much for the public spotlight, or having his picture taken, so I resort to sources like Facebook to capture him. He may not thank me for this post, but to know him is to love him, and now you all know him just a little bit more.
Happy Birthday, Jake!