Thursday, January 01, 2009


Here is a brief update on the last 6 months...

Back in June before the Lifelines project, I packed up all my stuff in a moving van and road tripped it to Denver with Doug.

We stopped in Utah to visit my sister and family too.

I kept all my stuff at
some friends' house in Denver while on project.

I did survive the Lifelines project. Everything was new and definitely exciting. Backpacking, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Most of my time was spent with the rock climbing group. Here are some pics from the summer.

After project, I flew back to Portland for a month and stayed with the Mikalatos' while transitioning my role of being a Regional Director before heading back to Denver. While back in Portland, I was thankful to celebrate my good friend, Angel's, birthday, go on some hikes with Shasta, visit Washington Park with Shasta and Krista, and have a very nice going away party from my 12 years of working with CCC. It was a very nice time. (Oh, I forgot the many hours of watching the Olympics with Shasta on the couch)

After a tearful goodbye and journeying once again from Portland to Denver (not to mention a massive computer problem which delayed me a bit in leaving), I was on my way through Utah (where I saw the Phinney's and Lovejoy's) and then onto to Denver where I now reside (I guess I should change my profile, huh?)

I did take a brief trip home over Labor Day to see my family too. Doug went with me and he got to meet 3 more of my siblings' families as well as my parents and see my hometown. We also went to Bloomington to see my best friend and her family. Again, a few pictures...

Fun to see everyone and for Doug to see my world a bit. Then time to finally settle in Denver. For the last 3 months, I've been hitting the job trail, looking into graduate programs, and learning a lot about myself as well as enjoying some time to think and pray about my future. Some highlights have been my birthday (to which Doug made a nice dinner), cooking Thanksgiving meal and celebrating with friends not to mention Christmas too. And a visit from our friends from the mountains with their baby. That wraps up the update with a few more pictures. :-)

Kerri - I was so excited to read these blog updates! I seriously check your blog every week and I was so happy so see there were posts. I will pester you - don't worry! Hope your 2009 is off to a good start.
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