My babies!

My babies!
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....

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Birthday, Miss Mae!

 Happy Birthday to YOU!

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Happy Birthday, Miss Mae!

Happy Birthday to YOU-

.....and many MORE!

Thursday, April 2, 2015


She didn't ask for it.
She didn't want to be different.
She didn't want to be labeled.
She doesn't enjoy taking 7 shots a day, weighing her food and counting carbs on everything that goes in her mouth.
She doesn't enjoy poking her finger until she bleeds.
She doesn't eenjoy having labwork done every 3 months-
or carrying a medical bag with her everywhere she goes.
She doesn't like to get headaches or throw up from a high blood sugar-or feel so weak and dizzy that she might pass out from a low.
She didn't ask for Type 1 Diabetes.
She didn't want to be different.

He didn't ask for it.
He didn't want his sister to be different
He doesn't like to watch her poke her finger until she bleeds and take shots everyday
He doesn't like having to wait to ask a question until we have calculated Kaci's insulin after every meal.
He doesn't like to see her sick in bed when she is high- or dizzy and nauseous when she is low.
He didn't ask for it.
He didn't ask for a sister with Type 1 Diabetes.

We didn't ask for it.
We didn't want our baby girl to be different.
We didn't want her to be labeled.
We don't want to have to watch her poke her finger until she bleeds every time she wants to eat.
We don't want to have to give her shots or watch her cry when the doctor's draw labwork.
We certainly don't want her to see us cry when it gets overwhelming- so we hide behind our smile...always.
We don't want to be afraid when she is at school, or a friend's house (or anywhere where we are not) that she is going to go low and be unable to help herself and with people who don't know how to help her.
We don't want her to EVER feel like she can not do what others can do-
She is NOT limits.
She has NO boundaries

Type 1 Diabetes may make her different, but it DOES NOT make her less.

We will not allow YOU to judge or ridicule her
We will not let YOU put your fear on her.
WE will not allow YOU to define her by the things YOU think she can and can't do.
Diabetes may be a BIG part of her life but it is not ALL of her.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Please do not mess with this Mamma Bear's cubs

If you say you are going to do something....please do it.

If you are supposed to do something.....please do it.

And whatever you not talk down to me.
Do not be sarcastic with me.

Do not play semantics with me.

And do not be disrespectful to my children.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Happy Birthday, Bailey!

 To the world you may just be one person-
 But to one person, you may be the world!
 Happy 11th  Birthday to a 
BIG piece of my world! 
I love you so much and I am so proud of the boy you are every day!
Happy Birthday, Bailey!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I love you forever, I like you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be!

My sweet baby Kaci is 13 today! 
I am not sure how this happened, but it has. 
I remember each one of these pictures like it was yesterday!

 These first 2 are 2 of my favorite studio pictures I have of Kaci. She sure hated having her picture taken at the studio. 

We could only get a few shots in before the tears started to flow.

 Love her in her "Future Cheerleader" dress.

Here is a pretty smile with Grandma Dee!

 It's Me and my Mini Me!

This was Kaci in her Easter dress when she was 4.

 This was Kaci having too much fun at her 5th birthday party at Raddi Jazz!

Here is my big girl on her first day of Kindergarten with PaPa!

....and one of my favorite pictures of Clint and Kaci with their chocolate cake. The older she gets- the more she looks like me. - but she definitely  has her Daddy's sweet tooth! Chocolate BEWARE!

I am so proud of the young lady that you are growing up to be! You are beautiful, smart and kind. I love you with all of my heart. Happy 13th Birthday, Kaci!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Join the Race to Cure!

    So excited to get this from the FedEx man this morning!
    What a great surprise! Ford Motor Company framed Kaci's race car design entry and it was signed by Edsel... B Ford, a Ford Motor Company Board Member (great-grandson of Henry Ford) and Bob Tasca III, the driver of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Mustang Funny Car. 

    I can't wait for Kaci to get home from school so she can see it!

 Her car raised $2, 301 to help find a cure for Diabetes! Ford has donated over 45 million! 

We will never lose hope that a cure will be found!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

World Diabetes Postcard Exchange 2014

The kids and I worked hard tonight on getting some of our postcards ready for the 
"World Diabetes Postcard Exchange"  this year.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14th. This day is also the birthday of Frederick Banting (who along with Charles Best) first conceived the idea that led to the discovery of 
insulin in 1922.

I am happy to share my birthday (also November 14th) with this AMAZING man! Thank you, Lee Ann Thill (Creator of the World Diabetes Postcard Exchange) for all of the hard work, time and effort you put into making this event such a HUGE success.

It is such an awesome way to unite people across the world to let them know they are not alone, but one of many.

What type are you? Type 1? Type 2? 
Type Mom? Type Dad? 
Type Brother/Sister? 
Type Friend? 
It doesn't matter....we all feel it!

Please click on the link below if you would like to participate in this year's World Diabetes Day Postcard Exchange.
 It is not too late!

The blue circle that you see on each of these postcards is the National Symbol for World Diabetes Day! 

Here is the description you will find on the International Diabetes Federation website:

"The significance of the blue circle symbol is overwhelmingly positive. Across cultures the circle symbolizes life and health. The color blue reflects the sky that unites all nations and is the color of the United Nations flag. The blue circle signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetic pandemic."

Please join us in lighting your front porch 
BLUE on 
November 14th.

We continue to HOPE!