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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat






The other night was our Red Hat Halloween party.  Took a few pics of our group, The Royal Purple Belles, and a few other gals.  I am center front.  We are German beer maids.  One of our ladies made the aprons, and another made all the wreaths for our hair.  I got voted for having the best bustline!...LOL
  Don't you love these boots?  She found them in a state park!  Hmmmmmm....
Stripper boots?

Today the little gouls, goblins, princesses, witches, etc. come to beg for candy.  Still, they are so darn cute, at least those who are shorter than I am!

Happy Halloween!

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