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A little bit about me and a lot about the things we do.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Ups and Downs

On Ron's last day off we headed towards Radium, BC.  It's a perfect place to spend a few days off.  On our way, we got the good news that Ron had an extra day off.  That was great news.

We booked into a quaint little chalet on top of the hill that had a beautiful view.

We spent a little bit of time that evening in the hot springs and it was exactly what we needed because we got more news.  I got two calls from the specialist who wanted to see me right away. 

I made the appointment for Friday so that we could still enjoy our time in the mountains.  The next morning we headed to a beautiful spot in the woods.
 It was quite mild and the snow was rather sticky but the trails were amazing.

It took us quite some time to actually figure out the maps and many times we ended up exactly opposite from where we thought we should be.

It was kind of slow going and often we were stopping to clear off the snow from under our skies.  I took a couple of falls down hills but still enjoyed the day and the views.

The next day we felt that we deserved another visit to the hot springs so this time we travelled to Fairmont.

It was cool and windy but the heat of the pool felt wonderful.  It kind of made my husband of almost 35 years feel like a little boy again.
On our way back to Radium we had to stop for some of the locals crossing the road.
We checked out of the chalet and headed back to our son's.  It was a bit of snowy drive and quite beautiful.

The next morning we arrived at the doctor's and got the news.  The results showed that one nodule was suspicious of cancer.  An appointment has been scheduled for a consultation with a surgeon.  And so now we wait.
These few days were full of ups and downs...but together Ron and I enjoyed the days away and we will be together to get through the weeks ahead of us....along with special family and friends!

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Just Another Day at Work

It's that time of year again when we send a team from the college off to another part of the world and that is a big part of my job.  After lots of planning and preparing the team was spending the last morning at the college.

Emma led the team in a devotional encouraging them to "step out of the boat" and see what God has in store for them.

Right after lunch the students packed their luggage into the vehicles.
It was time to say goodbye to their friends.  We gathered in the Atrium at the college.
There were hugs and tears and some nerves floating around the room.  Then it was time to pray over the team.
One more last photo...
And then we were off to the airport.

After a few more hugs and waves goodbye our little team were on their way.  First, to Germany, then to Turkey, South Africa and finally to Mozambique.  In five weeks we will greet them back at the college anxious to hear all about their experiences.

Until then, I watch their itinerary relieved to hear that they have arrived in each place where we have scheduled them to be.

Friday, 12 January 2018

First Ski of 2018

Last week we went back to Kananaskis County to find some good snow and great trails.

There is quite a maze through the woods with many trails and different levels of skiing.  The day was beautiful and the trees were heavy with snow.

We started along the hydro line with great groomed trails.

It was hard not to have a smile on your face when you are skiing with these views.

Along the way there was a beautiful trail that had enough hills to glide down and almost up the next hill.  It was wonderful.

Pictures don't give this day justice...looking forward to going back.