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....

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bailey and Kaci are selling Butter Braids as a fundraiser for JDRF. Orders are due May 15th and will be delivered on May 26th

These things are sooooo delicious and easy to prepare! I bought some from a friend's daughter a few months ago- and after we ate them-  we knew we had to get our hands on more! You can only order through a fundraiser... So we decided to kill 2 birds with one stone. Get more butter braids & raise money for our favorite cause! 

Just set the butter braid out overnight. Let it rise and then bake, cool and ice! Each braid is $13 ($14 for chocolate) and will be delivered to you May 26th. They need to stay frozen until you are ready to eat.  

You can order:

Apple, Bavarian Creme w/ chocolate icing, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese, Strawberry & Cream Cheese, and Double Chocolate! 

Listen to me when  I say- you will want to stock up on these things! Great with coffee for breakfast, as an after dinner sweet- and perfect for when you have company over for ANY occassion! So, so yummy!!


$5 from each butter braid goes to our Walk Team!! 

You can learn more about Butter Braids by viewing their website at

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Jack and Duncan!


Let me intoduce our sweet doggie neighbors.
The black one is Jack. The white one is Duncan.


Sweet, sweet babies!


Kaci and Bailey enjoy walking them everyday after school.


We have had quite a few rainy days these past few weeks, but they walk them as much as they can after school on days when it is dry.


Love these babies and mine too!!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Worlds Finest Chocolate Bars!

Kaci was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on July 28, 2009 when she was just 7 years old. While it was devastating at the time-we were determined it would not change who she was or keep her down in any way!

Each year we participate in the JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes in October. In the past 6 years Kaci has raised over $15,000 for JDRF! 

While we certainly accept generous check and cash donations made out to JDRF- we also work hard as a family with our Mixed Bag Fundraiser,( going on now- ends March 2nd), team tshirt sales ( in September) and World's Finest Chocolate bar sales-


GOING ON RIGHT NOW!!


Please let us know if you would like to purchase a chocolate bar or two! They are double bars and are $2 a piece. - dark chocokate w/ almonds, milk chocolate with almond, caramel and crisp!

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

YOU!


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

DO NOT

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 do....do 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!