Thursday, March 26, 2009

Update from Snowy Colorado!

On Sunday, we had a beautiful spring day in the mountains-- sunny and gorgeous! Today, we're in the midst of a blizzard! Perfect time to catch up on the blog--

We've had a turbulent Jan/Feb/Mar-- I was laid off from Mission of Mercy and I'm so thankful for the Skywest job, even if it's part-time. Phil and I went to San Francisco on a work trip yesterday and had a wonderful time watching sea lions, visiting art galleries and eating wonderful food!

Following are some pictures from a previous hike, as well as Christmas, birthdays and our trip to Las Vegas in December....

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving 08- Part Two

We joined the Chamberlin clan at Blue Licks State Park for Thanksgiving dinner-- loved getting to visit with most of the family-- Anne, we missed you!!!
Even though it was a short visit, we so enjoyed time with Phil's parents and found a treasure trove of historical info on the family (all the way back to Ireland!). We also got to visit with Travis, Meagan and Jocelyn Ewton!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thanksgiving 08- Part One

Had our first Thanksgiving at home with the fam-- Chad & Nicci are visiting from NY and Shaundy & the kids are up from NM... we started with the First Annual Dawson Hubert Gingerbread House Contest, the Honorable Alaina Rose Africano as the judge! The Cottage Cheese Cottage was the winner, although Skyrockets in Flight, Blizzard '08 and Nativity Scene gave it a good shot.
We feasted, played Taboo and Dominoes, watched football-- a great Thanksgiving! Although I think we tired out Mr. Phil...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Two Year Anniversary!

We enjoyed our 2-year anniversary with a trip to Puerto Rico-- need to keep using those flight attendant benefits! I'm still flying part-time as well as working at Mission of Mercy as an admin assistant-- it seems to be a great blend of the 8-5 but with the diversity of travelling-- although when is my day off again?? :)

We also bought a house in July and have enjoyed moving in-- SO good to have it DONE! We are so blessed with a house that has been so well taken care of... as well as being just minutes from both of our jobs!
There was snow on Pikes Peak the other morning for the first time, so I'm very excited about fall... feel like we're getting settled and finding our rhythm a little more... and looking forward to putting down roots a bit! (Never thought I would say that... :)

Monday, April 14, 2008


Things are going great in Colorado! Carey and I are really, really busy right now, but we're enjoying things. Things are blowing up in a way like I never expected. Work has been incredible! Our division's growth has been phenominal and we keep exceeding expectations in a major way. I'm teaching at a ministry for young professionals called The Bridge within New Life. It's a total God thing because I know I don't have the wisdom for it.

On the home front, we're looking for a house while we rent from one of her friends for a few months. We found some awesome deals over the week-end and think we may have found a winner that is only 10 minutes from New Life and Carey's work. It's a process but we can't wait to be in our own place. It's a buyer's market right now.

Carey is still flying part-time for Skywest one or two week-ends a month. She hasn't grounded any planes yet so that's good. She's based out of Denver and is loving the gorgeous commute. She is working for the musician, Terry MacAlmon, as his assistant full-time from Mon-Thurs as well. Carey is loving being home in the evenings.

I thought you might recognize somebody from the video announcements this week. Click on the link:

We love and miss all of you! We are so glad to hear the good reports about Pastor Peter. he is a blessing!

Monday, April 7, 2008


Easter was great fun with the whole family-- but the kids are the cutest pictures by far! Quinn is wearing his easter basket-- a special cowboy hat basket! Alaina was thrilled with her Webkins poodle and pink bunny.

We all gathered at Mom and Dad's in the afternoon and had a great time with Shaundy & James, Alaina & Quinn, Whitney & Carl, Mormor & Morfar, Linda, Monica and Jaycob Africano (James' mom, sister and nephew). We missed Chad & Nicci, as well as Jay & Bill... but we look forward even moreso to the next visit!!

Casa Bonita

Can you tell that Phil was excited about our surprise date to Casa Bonita? :) Coloradans will know all about 'world famous' Casa Bonita, South Park fans might have heard of it too-- which was why Phil was so excited about it!! We had a great night watching the cliff divers and eating sticky sopapillas-- Phil was 'prettay' impressed... :)

One year anniversary!

One year anniversary!