Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Girls getaway

Myself and a couple friends were able to drive up north and meet up with an old friend. We spent the weekend talking, laughing, hiking and just enjoying each other's company. I feel so blessed to live in such a beautiful area that my heavenly father created.


We had a very nice Easter here in North Idaho. The day before Easter I took the girls to a Easter egg hunt at a local church while John was at work. They had a blast. 

Friends and food

Later in March we did one of my favorite things which is celebrate a friends birthday. We decided to make some of our favorite recipes from Mel's kitchen cafĂ©. I love these ladies. 

Bye bye thyroid

In March- I underwent a partial thyroidectomy. I knew I had a mass for the last five years but it was pretty stable. However it started to grow and was increasing rapidly so we decided to have it removed. Further pathology showed that hiding behind the mass was cancer. I am so thankful that I found that out after they removed all of it. My recovery wasn't too bad. It was pretty painful for the first for five days but after that I started to get more neck movement back. This picture was taken just after I had my bandage removed one week post surgery. Today this looks so much better.


After we returned from Maui- we picked up Maggie, our new yellow lab. She is so sweet! She is really a good dog. June calls her "little sister". She is a great addition to our little family.


John and I were fortunate enough to go to Maui the end of Jan for some continuing education. We stayed in Kaanapali at the Sheraton at Black Rock. It was beautiful. We ate a little too much Hula pie, went on a few hikes, snorkeled, whale watched, watched some HUGE waves, ate great food and enjoyed the water and sand. It was so good to get away together especially in paradise.