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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, December 15, 2013

A Day out in the Snow!


I am trying to get our church to be a bit more social.  With that in mind, I planned an outing to Pinecrest Historical Village. for A Holiday in History.  The plan was to meet at the church at 11am.
It was snowing, the roads were a bit slippery and it was about 20°.  We were going to carpool.  The only people to show up were pastor and his wife, my bff and another friend.  Oh well, those who snooze, lose!
 

Father Christmas gave out candy canes!

 
My godson enjoyed the telegraph!
 
Making lefska!
Krumkaken!

 
This old exam table has the stirrups up!
 


Shake, shake, shake!  Making butter in the cheese factory!

3 comments:

Linda said...

Too bad more people didn't show up. The weather wasn't bad at all and there was so much to see. It was a wonderful event!

Carolee said...

Very nice pictures. Fun day! Thanks for planning it.

Jan said...

Sounds as if it was a lot of fun. Boy, did the stay-at-homes lose out! -- Jan