Sunday, August 26, 2012


It's become a bit of a tradition, but before each dose of chemotherapy, Chris and I have planned a special day to celebrate just being happy and well.  Whether an impromptu party with friends or a weekend get-a-way, we've managed to take a break from the stress and chaos of battling cancer - at least for a day.  This time we were at the half-way mark (number three of six chemo doses!) and managed to squeeze in a weekend filled with not only an impromptu "Mid-Season Cancer Party" with the besties, but also a blissful day of Stand Up Paddle Boarding on Lake Coeur d' Alene. 

My sweet brother Justin stopped by to share some sun with me on his way home to Seattle from a visit to Montana. Love that guy!

Sanders Beach was hoppin' that day - and for good reason.  I love that we live in such a beautiful place.
Maddie was a little guppy out there!
And Teague was diggin' it too.
I'm up, I'm up!
Heck - we were all up!

Jackie glamming it up as our designated SUP pin-up girl.
And look who decided to finally bare her noggin - in the sun no less!
Coeur d' Alene Mer-people.
Perfect water and my favorite companion.
But even the best days must come to an end sometime.
Hunky Hubby shows off his moves - which include forgetting to turn off the go-pro camera.

Good-bye Sanders Beach!  Hope to see you soon.

* Special shout out to our very good friend Kim at Coeur d' Alene Paddleboard (  208.292.4156) at 512 E Sherman - who hooked us up with the boards for the day.  Seriously - if you have not tried SUP yet, you must.  There are plenty of sunny days left this season - so get out there and enjoy them.