Friday, April 22, 2011

Dedicate this to my other half..

No one has really asked this yet, 
this blog is SUPPOSED to be about
As in me AND my husband. 

I guess I've pretty much taken over this blog, 
and posted things that
yes involve us,
I never really give a complete shot out to the man behind everything. 

As we met in 2004 but started our relationship in 2005
this man has pretty much 
been my everything. 

We've experienced so much together. 

College, Classes, Projects, Europe Trips, 
Different Apartments, Graduations,
Diabetes Diagnosis, Mumps, Jobs, 
Wedding, Buying our first home, 
making new friends,
just to name a few....

We've learned so much about ourselves, about eachother 
and today, 
as he is in Chicago with his best friends, 
and I'm here, taking care of myself, our Kahuna bear, 
and the house (stuff)
I think a'

is in order. 

With out him, I wouldn't be me. 
Rather, it's our husbands, our wives, daughters, fathers, mothers,
sisters, nieces or nephews...(the list could seriously go on forever)
it shouldn't take much for us to 
thank them for all the things they do for us.
both big and small. 

Well this is a big THANK YOU
to my dear husband. 

My life is WONDERFUL because of you. 

In another way of saying how much he means to me, here's some photos
of us throughout the years.. some old, some newer..

 On our wedding day, dancing together.. silly as always..

 Us after a late night working for me, and in our first apartment together.

 Us in 2007 in  Venice, Italy on one of our trips. This was only a few months before
my Type-1 Diagnosis. You can't tell here, but I was already getting sick, and losing weight
in part of the class symptoms. Okay enough about me, more about him.

 Check out that handsome man... This was on the top of the Eiffel Tower

 Us on a date night, here in our 1st home. 


Thank you Kid (this is OUR term of endearment)
for all you do for me... 
I love you.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I am elated. 

I knew trying to get more involved in my
current community with
would bring different emotions.

Mostly "coming out" if you will,
putting myself out there for people to label me 
as a diabetic. 
Not that I haven't been diabetic 
for almost 4 years now
but i'm putting myself,
my diabetes, my diabetes management 
out there for people to read about
even if I am nervous about it
I'm happy. 


Well today I saw something I haven't felt before.
I logged into my
JDRF walk page to find
I have now raised $707!!!
That is exactly $200 MORE than 
my goal. 

I'm blown away at the support, 
not just financial, 
but the people that WANT 
to make a difference. 
The people who took time, to look at my blog,
to read and look at my table with information regarding Diabetes,
or who asked me my personal history with

I'm excited to know, people care and want a cure
just as badly as I do. 

I was in pump class today, preparing for it by learning all this
stuff, most i already knew. 
(Thanks to you fellow Pump/DOC bloggers)
And after feeling being ripped apart lately by CDE's, 
Dietitian's or other medical staff
I felt happy to know 
I'm working at keeping my 
A1C down and my numbers in good check. 

I know I might have a few weeks yet to see my results of the 
hard work I have been doing, but we're shooting for under 6. Cross your fingers. 

But really, THANK YOU
to all those Type-1 supporters. You're not only helping
ME, personally
but all of those who live with it, care for it and
are scared of it. 
Together, we can fund for the cure.