If asked whether they met playing ultimate frisbee in college, both Katherine and Ian tend to shrug and say “Kind of?” It was a small school and their friend groups naturally overlapped (only some of which was due to frisbee).
It was an honest coincidence that Katherine and Ian were both set to study abroad in Australia a few months later. Honestly!
These are the faces of two people who are happy to be graduating, but they have not slept in many, many weeks.
Following undergrad, Katherine and Ian both spent a year living and working in Minneapolis, with the occasional break to go backpacking along the North Shore.
Katherine started grad school at UC San Diego in 2009 while Ian kept working at his job in Minneapolis (with many flights for both between the two cities).
At the end of Katherine’s first year in grad school Ian moved out to California to join her. The next few years involved a lot of exploring in the desert.
Sometimes the desert was mountainous.
Occasionally there was less desert, but still mountains.
Slightly less baby-faced, but not too different from 10 years ago.