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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, September 13, 2015

Eating and Feeling Creative!

Our week started with a cook out at a friend's.  He and his dad had just finished extending his deck!
What a peaceful view!

The boys get ready for a ride in the canoe.
K made it over to the toys.  Doesn't the little boy look
like he is thinking:  "What are you doing, dumping all my

Love this little one!  She is no relation to me,
 but just a little pumpkin!
She had more fun playing with an empty plastic

A friend, dearest hubby, brother-in-law and myself and another friend.


During the week, nothing too exciting happened.
I stopped at the thrift store.  I found a new Red Hat, and a scarecrow to hang on my porch.
(pictures to follow)
Friday night I felt like making cards.  I had been searching through my Christmas stamps and such and have decided I do NOT need any new Christmas things this year!  I also found some Halloween things.  I don't DO Halloween.  (No religious reasons or anything like that, I just have no one to send the cards to).  I suggested to my bff that we make Halloween cards.  She also made some Fall cards.
These are my creations:  My great niece and nephews will get cards this year!
Yesterday, I went to a card class:
The card on the right is a shaker card!
When I got home, hubby, son and I went to Costco.  First we had to stop at
Basils' II near Denmark, WI.  It is a bar and grill with the best burgers!  They toast their buns
(the hamburger buns!) and put a generous pat of butter on top of the burger, and it just oozes out!
(Don't think of calories or any of that stuff that is bad for you!)
It was a nice day!  Happy Sunday!


Linda said...

Cookouts are always fun! Love your photos.

Linda said...

It was fun making the cards, it put me in the mood for making more....so saturday I made a couple more cards. Now I have enough for everyone, and some extras.

Vintage Girl 901 said...

Oh what a beautiful day with friends. The view is gorgeous! I need some time with friends. I still have yet to make new friends in this unfamiliar territory. My children are enough to keep me smiling but being an extrovert, I need people.

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Carol Hurlock said...

Hmmm, I just discovered you must be a isPacker fan from your pictures. We are kindred spirits. We love the Packers here in Georgia. My husband has been a Packer fan all his life. Your cards are darling. Thanks for sharing.
Bear Hugs,