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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, November 4, 2013

Scrapbooking Retreat

This past weekend my bff and I went off toward Waupaca to the beautiful Crossways Camp, Pine Lake for a scrapbooking weekend.  The lodge is beautiful with all the amenities.  Some Fall color yet, crisp cool air, some drizzle, a whole lot of scrap booking and laughing.  I forgot to mention the food....so yummy.  Next time I have GOT to take pictures of that!

I mostly worked on Christmas Cards....some turned out, some not so much, but I will post the better ones at a later date!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun. I've never made Christmas cards before but that would be special! Sweet hugs!

NanaDiana said...

My gosh- That looks like so much fun. I am so glad you were able to go do that! xo Diana

Linda said...

Great minds think alike.....I just wrote a scrapbook retreat post. Nice photos.


One of these days, I will go on a retreat like that! What a beautiful place to make cards at!