Sunday, April 22, 2012

Just Checking In...

First of all, I can't believe it has been so long since I have written a post!  I guess that is a good thing.  We are living our lives with diabetes without letting diabetes run our lives.

Joe catching
Our family has been busy lately in the midst of softball/baseball season.  Practices and games take up most of our time.  Bubba is managing Julia's team, The Heartbreakers, and assisting for Joe's team, The Reds.
Julia up to bat 

We are spending a lot of time at the ball park.  Both kids are enjoying it so much and Bubba and I are too.

Last Easter was our first holiday pumping.  That was a huge relief for us.  Most of our family holidays involve a whole lot of food and while Julia was on shots, it was a struggle to work that out.  This year we have more experience on our side and am happy to report that not only was it a great day with family, Julia's numbers during our celebrations were between 72 - 131!  Trust me I was shocked too.  Those are great numbers and most of our "regular" days don't look anything like that.  
Relaxing with cousins

I love how her hair in flying in this picture!

Joe hunting for eggs

Our Family

Our spring break was full of fun as well.  One of the things we got to do was meet Charlie Kimball and hear him speak about living and racing with diabetes.  He is a driver on the IndyCar circuit and was so great.  I promise to write a post soon just about that.  

On a personal note, I am becoming more involved with our JDRF chapter.  I am now a peer mentor to recently diagnosed families.   I decided to help because after diagnosis, for our family,  it was so great to have someone we could talk to who completely understood what we were going through.

So there you have it...we are doing well,  just busy.  Taking our Type 1 trip one day at a time.  Luckily our trip lately has been pretty darn good.