A new norm · Holidays · Tips & tricks

Spring forward!

It never occurred to me that we would need to change all. the. things. Scratch that one up to being a T1D newb. So for all of you other newbies out there, here’s your reminder, too! P.S. “Consider changing your lancet.” Ha ha ha ha!

Everyday life. · Holidays

Happy 12th birthday, Luke!

Twelve years ago today was not only Super Bowl Sunday, it was the day Luke FINALLY decided to join us on the outside world. He’s always been an awesome kid- smart, kind, thoughtful. I couldn’t ask for a better kid, ever. But this past year, he has proven that nothing gets him down. He has… Continue reading Happy 12th birthday, Luke!

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Everyday life. · Holidays

Text me a picture.

The last birthday party Luke went to was in July. He was newly diagnosed. I sent a bunch of zero snacks with him and those were pretty much all he ate, if I remember right. He was leery to eat too many carbalicious foods without mom or dad close. And I was a-okay with that!… Continue reading Text me a picture.

Everyday life. · Holidays · Travelling

It’s a small world.

We attended a wedding over the weekend. Our little family sat at a table with complete strangers, but we quickly found things to talk about. Things we had in common. The lady to Joel’s left was a retired teacher. We had LOTS to chat about, of course. When the first course was served, Joel, Luke… Continue reading It’s a small world.

Everyday life. · Holidays · T1D technology

Happy 2016.

Happy New Year! I have to admit, I’m ready to say good by to 2015. It has been quiet a year, not only for our little family but my parents & my sister’s family as well. Between the three families, we have had an ICU stay, a Critical Care stay, three visits to the ER,… Continue reading Happy 2016.

Everyday life. · Holidays

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! We have had a whirlwind of a couple of days with celebrations at our own house and then at each of our parents’ houses. Luke received a new pancreas for Christmas this year. Unfortunately, it works just as well as the one… Continue reading Merry Christmas!

A new norm · Everyday life. · Holidays

We conquered the buffet.

Tonight was our Christmas Eve. We have many Christmas Eve traditions; the first is to go to a Chinese buffet for dinner. Our favorite local Chinese buffet closed last year, so we opted for Tucano’s, a Brazilian Grill¬†& Buffet. Being a chain, we thought for sure we’d find nutritional information online… big fat NOPE. So… Continue reading We conquered the buffet.