Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!
Catch up on our families daily adventures, learn more about our dreams and experience life with diabetes through our eyes! Grab a cup of something warm and read on to learn more about my Random Thoughts....

Friday, February 7, 2014

Sugar and spice and everything nice!

Meet the newest addition to Grandma Dee and PaPa's family.....SUGAR! 
She is so cute and full of energy-
We can't wait to watch her grow into a big girl.
She is so smart and already ringing the bell on the door to let them know she needs to go potty!

I have not been very good at keeping up with the blog....

Perhaps this is why............

Going to try and do better. Real. Soon.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

So cute!

Some mornings you are just so cute that your mom makes you stop before you get in the car so that she can take your picture!

Yup...some days.....

Mom does that!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

JDRF 2013 Boo Awards!

Shame on me for not using my good camera to take pictures at the awards this year!  The pictures in this post are not the best quality- but they will have to do!

Once again the JDRF Austin Chapter out did themselves with a great awards ceremony.They make awards day almost as fun as walk day. I am always impressed!This year the theme was Hollywood. When we arrived there was a red carpet rolled out for us and the paparazzi was everywhere! The food was delicious and the atmosphere is great. The decorations are fun, parking is easy- and we love to see all those familiar faces that really understand what it is we go through on a daily basis!

 Each year it seems like raising money gets harder and harder. This year- I really worked on selling our team t-shirts to help raise money. Our profit from t-shirt sales this year was $248.00! WOW! Hoping to double that next year. we would love to get a business (or add an 's) to help sponsor them. Anyone out there have any good ideas on how to get that idea rolling? Anyone interested in helping out? We love wearing our team shirts- even after the walk is over- so we promise that the shirts and your company logo will be seen by many!

This year our team total was $1, 606! Thank you so much to anyone and EVERYONE who donated!
Thank you to everyone who bought a t-shirt and proudly wore it to support our team (ladies at work - I love seeing everyone in Kaci's shirts on Thursdays!) 

No matter how BIG or small your donation was...it makes a difference. Every penny counts. We will NEVER lose HOPE that a CURE will be FOUND! 

Here is Kaci smiling with Clint holding her Golden Sneaker Award. This award is presented to Family Teams that raise over $1,000! 

We couldn't have done it without all of you...so

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Busy day!

It's been a busy day today! The kids are very excited to be on Christmas Vacation! It is cold outside, so we stayed busy inside today.
 Kaci (with a little help from Bailey) completed this beautiful stepping stone for PaPa to put in his garden where Baby is buried. Last year, Mom and Dad had to put their sweet dog, Sissy to sleep just around the same time. The kids made a stone for him then -- that he used to mark her grave.
 This is going to look very nice next to Sissy's stone. I think Baby and PaPa are both going to love it.
It is drying for now- and we will surprise PaPa with it on Christmas Day!
Kaci also worked on making more spicy pretzels for everyone to enjoy on Christmas Day!
 Then the kids started baking sugar cookies!- but not just the regular, old drop cookies....
 They busted out the flour, rolling pins and cookie cutters! YUMMO!
This evening - we went over to Mom and Dad's house - so that we could all drive around and look at Christmas lights. We didn't have to go very far to find the best house in the whole neighborhood! PaPa did a great job this year with his lights. Way to go...looking good! If you look close you can see, Grandma Dee, PaPa, Bailey and Kaci!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas Elves!

Tonight is the annual Azuma Christmas party at the Hula Hut! Always lots of fun!- food, drinks, friends and Holiday Spirit! The kids are sleeping over at Amber's house tonight so that we can enjoy ourselves until it ends at 11- and head home to sleep in....
except for there has been a slight change of plans.
Clint is not feeling well. Fuzzy head and achy body are back....well, they really haven't left for that long since the August 4th bike accident. Grrrrr....maybe just a couple of hours here and there they give Clint a break....but not tonight!
Usually if we have plans- the fuzzy head, achy body and dizzy spells like to come on in full force.
So- we have decided to make some chicken pot pie and lay in bed and catch up on Orange is the New Black- while the kids still have a sleep over at mber's house!
Unfortunately, mom has been feeling a little under the weather too and a few days before Thanksgiving Mom and Dad had to put their sweet dog, Baby to sleep. Christmas spirit has been hard for them to find. Luckily- I have 2 elves that are going to help them decorate their tree before they head over to Amber's house tonight!
 Here they are looking good...helping PaPa and Grandma Dee find the Christmas spirit in their tree and their nativity underneath the tree. Good job, Kaci and Bailey!
For now- it's another episode of, Orange is the New Black. This show is pretty good!