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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.

Monday, September 3, 2012

More Kites!

I couldn't talk hubby into going back to sit at the beach and watch "Kites Over Lake Michigan" so I went and picked up my sister and after an ice cream, we went to the beach for a while.

We watched the kites dance, where they are flying to music in a synchronized fashion. It was amazing.  I tried to take a movie, but I was looking into the sun and ended up with a movie of sand and my sandals!    I also loved looking at the big kites.  Some of them from head to tail measure as large as a school bus!

This is the 7th annual festival bringing kite fliers from all over the U.S.  It was started by the owner of

I hope you visit his site for garden flags, windsocks and other UFOs!

After a day in the sun and a bit of a sunburn, I took my hubby out for his birthday to a local Mexican Restaurant. 


Linda said...

Fantastic event! I's amazing what they can do with those kites!

BadPenny said...

ooh I'd love to see that !