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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 22, 2014

Ethnic Fest: Cloudy but the Rain Held Off for a Bit

Saturday my bff and I went to Ethnic Fest.  It is probably the biggest festival in this little city that draws people from all over the state!
First of all there is the food court (you know where my priorities lie).  In the past there was more variety.  This year it was mostly Asian, one Mexican, one Italian, pulled pork and American.  I missed the fried smelt, the gyros, chili, walking tacos, and the Australian food truck this year.  Oh well!  Maybe they will be back next year?  The German fare was down the road at the beer garden.
The entertainment was great! 
Native American




I loved all the costumes!
Czech Band

My Godson making a memory!  I always wanted to do this, but told him if he would do it, I would buy the tickets!

There was many crafts but not the variety of the past.  Some jewelry, very much Asian, some Peruvian, some silk flowers, wall and holiday décor.  I bought a winter headband and a little monkey for my great, great nephew's birthday!


Linda said...

I didn't think there was as much variety with the vendors this year either. I didn't pay attention to the food. Jalen loved the trampoline.

NanaDiana said...

I am glad you and Linda made it there. I have never attended it but I should- it is not all that far from here. That was nice for J to use that bungee thing- what fun!

I think a lot of the Festivals were cut back this year with less vendors and booths- xo Diana

Sandy said...

I am glad you & Linda and Jalen went. If I lived close, I would have enjoyed it too.

BadPenny said...

Brilliant entertainment ! Love the video x