I can't believe it's been since January that I posted last. I have been busy with doctors appointments and fighting some sort of medical condition no one could figure out what to do with. Throughout all of this I found out I had multiple cysts and nodes on my thyroid and after a biopsy was extremely thankful to find out they were non-cancerous. I'm starting to feel hopeful that this is the end and that my doctor's diagnosis of viral thyroiditis may have been right after all. (I sure did learn a lot about my thyroid - and let me tell you that for such a tiny little organ it can sure cause a huge amount of grief). I'm so thankful to be feeling better. Today I spent some time outdoors pulling a few weeds and cleaning up around the yard.
I'm finally looking through my photos to see what I should have blogged about. During the last week of February we were able to take a week away with good friends and enjoy some time in Phoenix. The entire week was very warm - in the low 80's and pure sunshine. As I wasn't feeling well at all I don't have the greatest photos but here's a few snaps.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Here's some pictures showing some of the fun we had during our Christmas break. We had a small gift exchange, went overnight to Seattle, did the Seattle Underground Tour and shopped downtown at the famous Nordstroms & Macy's. It was a great time together as family!
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Here's just a few photos of the time we spent with Mary-Lynn & Dawid (my sister and her son visiting from Indonesia). It snowed during the first night they were here so it was a winter wonderland when they woke up. We took them skating - Dawid's first time and he did great! We had a fondue evening with cousins from the valley the last night they were here - and the first night Lorelle and Jake arrived. It was a wonderful time - so glad it was possible for them to stop by here for a few days before visiting the rest of the family in Ontario. (The last photo is at the SeaTac airport - a beautiful quartet dressed in Charles Dickens era clothing sang beautiful Christmas carols throughout the airport)
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This past Nov. 5th was my Dad's 80th birthday so I flew out to Ontario to join the celebration. I arrived on a Friday and the following day we helped set up the JCS gym for a catered dinner. We had a beautiful time together - although we were missing my sister's family from Indonesia and mine back in Lynden. We had a photo booth set up where people had to set up a pose for each month based on when their birthday was. The plan is to design a calendar with these photos (and scanned in missing people) on each months page.
The following Sunday we served cake (& coffee) to the congregation after the first service. My parents have been in the same congregation all of their married life & it's a large church. It was lots of fun talking to people I had not seen in years. The following day my parents had family and friends over for morning coffee & I got to catch up with many relatives. So glad I decided to fly out and so thankful that God has blessed Dad with so many years! More great memories!
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Vincent turned 3 on Oct. 15th. It was fun to see how he understood it was his special day - even though he wasn't always thrilled with the attention he got. After it was all over anyone who got a present or something special he would be upset with because "it's Vincent's happy birthday". It's hard being a kid... Here's some photos of gift opening and his little party with some friends.
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