Loving these summer months!

Last week I had a check-up with my oncologist, Dr. O’Regan.  In defiance of ever being sickly, I wore a bright dress and new shoes.  After I had blood drawn, Dr. O’Regan did a physical exam, complimented my shoes and sent me on my way.

More good news – I taught 2 Zumba classes (subbing for other instructors) and my boobs didn’t fall off!  Seriously, the right implant feels like it will drop onto the floor at any moment.  So I wear a bra, all of the time.  I’m still hoping it’s just a sensation I’ll get used to, but I suspect I’ll be back in the operating room eventually.

In the meantime, we’re off on another fabulous Yates Family Adventure!

Friday, we fly to Portland, Oregon, to visit family.  We’ll spend a couple of nights in downtown Portland before flying to Bozeman, Montana on Sunday.

Early Monday we join Western Spirit Cycling and another family (whom we don’t know) for 5 days of biking and camping.  We’ll ride across the Gravelly Range (mountains northwest of Yellowstone) into the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and, by Thursday, into Yellowstone National Park.  Back in Bozeman Friday night.

This will be my 3rd Western Spirit trip (our 2nd as a family).  The first two were fabulous, so we have high expectations – physical activity, nothing but fresh air, awesome scenery and expert guides who make it a vacation as well as an adventure!

Joey and I can’t wait to see that part of the country and get recharged.  The kids have been wearing their headlamps for days.

We’ll fly home to Atlanta Saturday, 8/2.  Then we meet the kids’ teachers on Monday and school starts Wednesday.

Enjoy the rest of your summer – we will!



  1. I promise if your right boob ever falls off, I’ll be there to pick it up (and YOU) so you can continue your Yate’s
    adventures ! (Somehow, though, I don’t see that happening :o) )

    Here’s to an awesome year for an amazing young woman. Your Mom

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