Friday, February 20, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day???

So I didn't have a romantic Valentine's Day yesterday, but I did spend it with some loves of my life! Mike was away at his district wrestling tournament, so I took the girls and Josh to the Imagine Children's Museum for a fun day of play. It was a beautiful day, so we got to go up to the rooftop playground and have fun too. The girls especially enjoyed playing in the restaurant where they got to wait on Josh and I, driving the bus (the microphone really worked), and going in the ferry where the water play is. Of course, Kaia was soaked, despite having an apron on, but she never has been able to resist a puddle.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


So I don't mention my Type I diabetes much on this blog, not because I am ashamed or embarrassed, but more because it is just part of my daily life and not a big deal to me. I deal with it as best I can, and it is a part of me, but not who I am. When you wear an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor 24-7, it's hard to forget about it for very long, but it is sometimes hard to make non-diabetics understand. Because Type I is much rarer than Type II, I have not had any friends over the years to share my thoughts and experiences with. That's where the Internet comes in. For a little over a year now I have been a part of tudiabetes, an online community for diabetics. It has been so nice to exchange information with people who share your frustrations and successes, and I have gleaned much information from others who have btdt (been there done that for you rookies). Another site where I find encouragement from is Six Until Me (which is on my sidebar of favorite sites). Kerri blogs her experiences with diabetes, and does so in a hysterical way. This week she posted a vlog (video blog) that I thought I would share. She periodically does video blogs, but at the time she was getting ready to do this one, she found that her blood sugar was low. She thought it might be interesting to see how a low blood sugar would appear on video. A low blood sugar is when you get too much insulin instead of not enough, and it makes your brain fuzzy...everyone's low blood sugar experience is different, and even each one varies for me, but most of mine are quite similar to Kerri's experience. It can be a serious situation, but this actually makes me laugh, because I can see myself in it. In fact, maybe a few of you have seen me this way! Plus, I feel that humor is a great way to deal with my situation.

Would you join me in praying for a cure???

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I Love Jesus But I Drink a Little

I'm not an Ellen watcher, but I saw this on someone else's page and thought it was hysterical. It is worth the seven minutes to sit down and watch it. I actually found myself laughing out loud.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

"Connected, Protected...."

These are lyrics from the song that is driving our whole family crazy! Let me back up and tell you the full story. One of Jaelyn's friends gave her the Diamond Castle Barbie video for her birthday. Mind you, they had never been into Barbie's before, but they loooovvvvveeee this video. It is about two girls who are very good friends and they sing a song about their friendship, "two voices, one song...nothing's gonna break it....connected" Well I made the mistake of letting them spend their Christmas gift cards (Thanks Mame) on buying the two Barbies, Liana and Alexa, who also sing the song, and now we all find ourselves humming the tune when we're in the shower, car, etc. UGH!!! The girls put on a performance of their version for us, and we want to share it with you, and pass the song to your brain:)