In the Spring of 2011, we jumped on the Groupon Photo Shoot bandwagon. We only got one image in the deal, but we kind of got two because after all these years, we are still on their website!
Our best (and only) combo Halloween costume.
The 2010 Men’s Hockey Gold at the Vancouver Olympics was a great event in the Yakison’s household.
In the summer of 2007, Chris and Sarah took a trip out to Nelson to visit Chris’ mom. A little East of Nelson is a little artist town named Crawford Bay. We spent some time looking around the galleries, and Sarah discovered a particular affinity for a painting by artist Ted Wallace, titled “From Fear to Fun.”
Snowboarding has been a long-time passion for Chris, and when he took Sarah out for the first time, he was nervous that she wouldn’t like it. As you can see from the pictures of our first trip, his fears were unfounded in the end.
In 2006 we decided to play a rather morbid joke on Sarah’s man of honour, Dave. He had come home after a summer away to find two crows dead in the fireplace of his house. He threw a Halloween party that year (again at the legendary Oxford House), so we decided to carve a pumpkin with two crows on it and set it up in his fireplace when he wasn’t looking.
"Chris is a genius!"
There was a group of us there. None of us can remember the context of the conversation. BUT no one forgets these words Sarah said.
When we met, we were both in the final year of our second degree programs at UBC. Chris was finishing up his thesis, and Sarah was studying way too much philosophy. One of the first trees we bonded over was the upside down tree at UBC. Sarah, being the type to attend orientation events, had learned about it when she started at UBC in 2000. Chris, being less inclined to participate, learned about the magical tree from Sarah. ♥
We met on December 30th, 2005 at a New Year’s Eve Eve party thrown by Dave MacKenzie, our good friend, and man of honour, at the legendary Oxford House. Chris took this picture in the midst of pressuring Sarah to eat a bit of cookie dipped in dill cream cheese. It probably took Chris another 4 years to really appreciate that Sarah eating dairy and wheat was not in his best interest!