Friday, July 22, 2011

I'm still here!!!!

Hi everyone, I know that I have not blogged in months. I don’t have a lot of time to write much of an update just now, but I wanted to let all of you know that I am still here and fighting strong.

It was a rough spring and a difficult start to the summer, but July was freaking awesome.

I have lots to tell you all. Especially about my experiences at the ovarian survivors retreat at Camp Mak-A-Dream in May and an awesome trip last week with First Descents at a young adult survivor adventure camp. I was in Montana twice in 3 months and the second time I was white water kayaking in Glacier National Park and had a snowball fight on July 13th!!!!!

Can anyone believe any of this happened? I was not even supposed to be alive today and to think that not only am I alive, but learning to live with my physical troubles and thriving in spirit. Can’t wait to tell you all about it, but am about to go away to the beach with the whole family (parents, 2 sisters & their husbands and 4 nephews (two 4 y/o and two 6 y/o) and life is crazy busy.

Since I don’t have time to do justice in describing my travels, I leave you with a couple pictures from the trips. I promise much more to come and will definitely writing more soon.

Ovarian Survivors Retreat At Camp Mak-A-Dream, May 12-16

View from Camp Mak-A-Dream

Wicked Queen at  Halloween Night on Friday the 13th!

First Descents Camp in Glacier National Park, July 10-16th
Best week of my life!!!! 
First Descents - 1st Day in Kayaks on Bowman Lake

In all my kayak gear, but scared to get on the water

Just did my first roll - really freaked out!!!

My travel buddy "Grid" ready for his first day in the kayak!

Sun Road through Glacier National Park

Wrote my "camp name" in the snow wall at Glacier

Me (aka "Lolli") and "Earth Bound" on the snow field at Glacier

Last day at camp - Hanging out with "Pansy".  Oh, how I miss her!

With my faithful kayaking guide "Konvict". Whom without I could not have been on the water all 5 days!!!
That's all for now now.   Have more pictures and videos to come later.

1 comment:

Larry, Shanda, Aana, and Addison said...

Hey..I just found your blog through a search. I am leaving July 31st for my First Descents retreat. Anything special I should know about what to pack? I am so excited. I'm happy to hear you loved it. I can't wait. my blog is I'd love any advice you have.