Summit Up: Elle Markey and James Westphal announce engagement, Ethan Brack turns 1 |

Summit Up: Elle Markey and James Westphal announce engagement, Ethan Brack turns 1

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that cries at weddings and birthdays, as well as at those inexplicable, inappropriate times that just make everyone uncomfortable.

Speaking of special occassions, Elle Markey and James Westphal wrote Summit Up to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The Frisco couple was engaged on the top of Peak 10 in Breckenridge on St. Patrick’s Day, three years to the day of their meeting each other.

Elle is the daughter of the late Col. Marion Markey and the late Mrs. Mary Jeanne Markey of Northbrook, Ill. James is the son of David Westphal of Somesville, Maine, and Ruth Westphal of Great Cranberry Island, Maine. An August wedding will be held in Dillon; the couple will continue to reside in Frisco.


OK, we’ll give you something else to cry about.

Ethan Aleksander Brack celebrates his first birthday today. He is a Breckenridge local born and raised. His parents are Olena and Brendan Brack of Breckenridge.

Does anyone have a tissue?

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