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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.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Celebration

Christmas was nice, but being the hostess and having Mom here, I don't get to visit with everyone like I'd like to.  I feel I have to attend to Mom's needs.  My sister and I share in that pretty much. Mom liked my village and decorations.  
There was the family drama as my nephew chose not to come and join us.  That is a post in itself!
Just pray for E and his wife and family. 
If you are going to take pictures, be sure you have a memory card in your camera!
The kids liked their Rudolph candy bar wrappers (and of course the candy bar!).  Is that why they couldn't stand still?
Took a picture of Mom...that didn't turn out.
Connie, Stan, Mom and myself
Our grill and deck are full of snow.  Our curbs and street are full of snow.  We had snow, then another 8 inches, then some more snow.  STOP!
Christmas Day we went to church and exchanged gifts when we got home.  I got a Soda Stream.  I love it!  I don't especially love their version of Dr. Pepper.  It is Pepper's poor cousin, Dr. Pete... he isn't so good.  My son bought me a new printer/scanner.  Yeah!  Now I can finally scan my old photos!
Christmas morning brings out the goofiness in us.
He really does like his new pants!  You know you are getting old when you like work pants and shirts!

It was a quiet day; a day for naps.

1 comment:

Linda said...

The family picture is OK, your mom has the star over her head....guess she is the star of the night. Love your goofy photos :-)...and...kids be still....at Christmas time??? I don't think so!