Merry Christmas!

from Paul & Patty, Noah & Raen, Sophia, Chloe and Samuel Durbin

2021 Year in Review

After over a year of being together because of Covid restrictions and the kid's various schools going online, in 2021 we spread out a bit! We give a brief end-of-year update for each of us below.

Paul & Patty

Paul & Patty's 2021 UPDATES:

  • Paul released a self-published book, "When Jesus Stole My Bread," and it went to #1 in two categories on Amazon.
  • Patty has made a ton of apple sauce and apple butter to give away to neighbors and friends
  • celebrated 28 years of marriage 👏
  • enjoyed their 2nd of year of running a small business, Camp Boulder
  • hosted many meals and worship gatherings in their home as they build the Belay community

Noah & Raen

Noah & Raen's 2021 UPDATES:

  • got married on May the Fourth! 🎉
  • Noah is in his final year at North Central University in Minneapolis
  • Noah spent his summer on a fishing boat in Alaska
  • both enjoy bouldering and rock climbing
  • both worked in several coffee shops and outdoor shops


Sophia's 2021 UPDATES:

  • is in her 2nd year at University of Colorado Boulder (CU)
  • joined the swimming club and Arabic club at university
  • has been invited to go back to Israel in December for a school trip
  • is planning a university wide worship and prayer night in January 
  • leads worship at Belay and Annex 
  • has a close knit group of Chinese friends who all enjoy hot-pot and BBQ 🥘
  • majoring in international affairs focusing on the Middle East and taking the prerequisite classes for nursing 


Chloe's 2021 updates:

  • joined her high school swim team
  • got her first real part-time job at a great little ice cream place called Sweet Cow
  • received a full-ride scholarship to an extension campus at Southeastern University
  • is part of SOS (Sources of Strength) leadership team at her high school
  • was the chair of decorations at her school’s homecoming 
  • loves to read and write 
  • Drove to Leadville with a friend to get a Melanzana


samuel's 2021 UPDATES:

  • joined his middle school’s cross country team 
  • started playing bass guitar
  • spent his summer at Lakewood Park Bible Camp doing pots and pans. 
  • scored the winning shot in the final few seconds of his first 8th basketball game 🏀
  • is a very talented Minecraft player

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