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CWD Conferences Chat - April 19, 2007

Registered User Moderator   (server) Thu Apr 19 08:00:00 PM EDT 2007
Our chat with CWD Events Coordinator Laura Billetdeaux about upcoming CWD conferences starts at 9pm Eastern.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 08:47:46 PM EDT 2007
Hi Everyone - I am here a bit early for the Friends for Life conference chat. I see a few people on with me. Say hi!  Smile 

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 14years old  (68.148.81.7) Thu Apr 19 08:49:56 PM EDT 2007
hi

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 08:54:54 PM EDT 2007
Hi Chelsea, what are you up to this evening? Smile 

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 14years old  (68.148.81.7) Thu Apr 19 08:55:49 PM EDT 2007
nothng realy

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 08:57:59 PM EDT 2007
Do you have diabetes?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 08:58:09 PM EDT 2007
I'm here Laura. Was in the Parents' room. Busy there tonight. Seem to be more and more people newly dx'd. Cry 

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 14years old  (68.148.81.7) Thu Apr 19 08:58:35 PM EDT 2007
yes

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 08:59:24 PM EDT 2007
Hello Laura, Brenda,Chelsea.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 08:59:49 PM EDT 2007
I'm noticing that, too, in the questions I'm getting relating to the conferences. Many more newly-dx'd families than in prior years. I wonder why.

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 14years old  (68.148.81.7) Thu Apr 19 08:59:51 PM EDT 2007
opssss i ment yes i do have diabetes

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 14years old  (68.148.81.7) Thu Apr 19 09:00:02 PM EDT 2007
hi renee

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:00:08 PM EDT 2007
Hey Renee - How you doing tonight?  Smile 

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:00:26 PM EDT 2007
I'm in!  Smile 

Registered User Mary Catherine Amelia's Mom, 9, dx'd at 2,celiac  (68.48.33.225) Thu Apr 19 09:01:15 PM EDT 2007
Hi everybody.

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:01:20 PM EDT 2007
I am great...Can not wait til July Grin 

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 14years old  (68.148.81.7) Thu Apr 19 09:01:26 PM EDT 2007
what this room for today

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02  (70.174.145.25) Thu Apr 19 09:01:36 PM EDT 2007
HI there Smile 

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:01:36 PM EDT 2007
Evenin' everybody

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:01:39 PM EDT 2007
Hey Rhonda! How's Diamond doing? Ready to be a TEEN this summer? Eek 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:01:49 PM EDT 2007
Unrelated to Conferences, but I had Jeff look through some old folders yesterday and we found a page he printed from one of the very first Parents Chats. It's from July 12, 1997. There's Jeff, Ellen (FL), Judy from NY and someone named Rhonda. Keeping it for the "historical archives" as Jeff calls them. Smile 

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,16, dx at 11  (66.214.104.162) Thu Apr 19 09:02:08 PM EDT 2007
Evening Ladies, just in for a few minutes, off to a school meeting at 6:30 Razz 

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:02:27 PM EDT 2007
Crappin' 244 - pizza is awful, oy! Back to chat.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:02:30 PM EDT 2007
Chelsea - This is a chat room to discuss the summer Friends for Life conference. It is in Disney World, July 11-15. Here is the online link if you want to read about it: http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/Orlando2007/

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:03:23 PM EDT 2007
She's ready Laura. She reminded me again today, 13 & FFL in 3 months!

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 14years old  (68.148.81.7) Thu Apr 19 09:03:25 PM EDT 2007
ok thanks

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:03:42 PM EDT 2007
Hi Connie - Loved your story about Brooke!
Hey Debbie - We missed you guys in La Jolla. It was a blast. One of the best conferences ever - truly.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:04:18 PM EDT 2007
There's a young lady I want to introduce Diamond to. She's just 13, too, and is a horse-gal as well. I think they would be good buddies.

Registered User Mary Mom to Kara 15, and Richie 17  (205.188.116.6) Thu Apr 19 09:04:52 PM EDT 2007
Hey Laura

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:05:00 PM EDT 2007
Wonderful! What's her name?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:05:04 PM EDT 2007
Chelsea, where in Canada are you? There's a pumping Conf. in Toronto in August!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:05:14 PM EDT 2007
So - we're all of 2 1/2 months away from the conference. Anyone have questions? Everyone excited??? (I am)

Registered User Barb M mom to Liam 9yr dx3/00  (142.163.0.80) Thu Apr 19 09:05:26 PM EDT 2007
Good evening everyone

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02  (70.174.145.25) Thu Apr 19 09:05:30 PM EDT 2007
Thanks, Laura - it was really cute, only wish I had a video camera

Registered User Barb M mom to Liam 9yr dx3/00  (142.163.0.80) Thu Apr 19 09:05:52 PM EDT 2007
I am having a stroke waiting for those passports to come through...does that count for anything :-)

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 19, quilt 271  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 09:05:59 PM EDT 2007
Brenda, and I haven't logged off yet!

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 14years old  (68.148.81.7) Thu Apr 19 09:06:04 PM EDT 2007
i an in alberta

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:06:05 PM EDT 2007
Hi Brenda and Laura and everyone else.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:06:15 PM EDT 2007
I'll send to you privately, Rhonda. Along with email.

Hey, Mary P! Kara did a really nice job helping all the new CWD teens in La Jolla - pass on to her a "job well done!"

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:06:17 PM EDT 2007
I bought some undergarments so I don't have to do laundry every other day at the Conf. Blush 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:06:46 PM EDT 2007
Barb - Any concern that they won't be there on time (passports)?

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:06:52 PM EDT 2007
Yes ...Very excited, My question is the teen dance ...What is acceptable to wear casual or formal?

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,16, dx at 11  (66.214.104.162) Thu Apr 19 09:06:54 PM EDT 2007
I'm so bummed...the RV had mechanical problems on our way to San Diego Cry we had to stay in S.F. and never made it. Donnie was quite upset.Booking plane reservations for Florida now.  Cool 

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:07:13 PM EDT 2007
Mary P of the cookbooks?

Registered User Mary Mom to Kara 15, and Richie 17  (205.188.116.6) Thu Apr 19 09:07:18 PM EDT 2007
She just had a blast. This is what she looks forward to all year.

Registered User Mary Mom to Kara 15, and Richie 17  (205.188.116.6) Thu Apr 19 09:07:33 PM EDT 2007
Yes Mary P of cookbooks

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:07:35 PM EDT 2007
No jeans, shorts or cut-offs for boys. I'm going to do the shopping for our son in a month.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:07:40 PM EDT 2007
Last time we were in Disney, lots of the staff gave me their white shirts to wash along with my own on 'laundry day' - I ended up dying everyone's some icky shade of yellow. The worst were the Tull's....

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:07:59 PM EDT 2007
Laura, I have to make a big post it note to remind me to call you tomorrow and get signed up for the conference. I also need to call the hotel.

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02  (70.174.145.25) Thu Apr 19 09:08:02 PM EDT 2007
Hi Mary P! Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:08:30 PM EDT 2007
Teen dance - the girls will be quite dressed up. I think the boys less so (although my son will probably wear something just short of a suit). Nice pants and nice shirt work.

Registered User Mary Mom to Kara 15, and Richie 17  (205.188.116.6) Thu Apr 19 09:08:48 PM EDT 2007
Hey Connie. Thanks again for all your hard work.

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02  (70.174.145.25) Thu Apr 19 09:08:50 PM EDT 2007
Just as a FYI, I learned that reservations can not be made on the weekend.

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02  (70.174.145.25) Thu Apr 19 09:09:06 PM EDT 2007
You're welcome Mary - I really enjoy it!

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:09:13 PM EDT 2007
Mary, totally off topic, but I didn't have an e mail for you. I need to order 5 cookbooks. Could you get them to me in time for me to mail out for Mothers' Day or is that too soon? 3 magnets too...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:09:36 PM EDT 2007
Teani - FAX me the registration - very hard for me to register people by phone because I need your signature on the form if you are paying by credit card. It's a legal thing. Yes, definitely get your hotel room - we have sold out the room block twice and Disney was kind enough to extend more rooms to us this week... but I don't know how long they can continue to do that!

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:09:38 PM EDT 2007
Laura, you didn't tell me you did laundry for the conference??

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:09:53 PM EDT 2007
I just got Tim's school pics today so I can send one to Julia. Just have to find pics of the girls. Everything's on that darned digital camera of Jeff's and it's not here.

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02  (70.174.145.25) Thu Apr 19 09:10:21 PM EDT 2007
 LOL R!

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:10:23 PM EDT 2007
Ok...I think we got that covered here , Both my sons attend catholic school

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:10:32 PM EDT 2007
Do yall need some volunteers for the first timeers meeting? If so, maybe I can help yall out. Let me know. I enjoyed it last year!

Registered User Mary Mom to Kara 15, and Richie 17  (205.188.116.6) Thu Apr 19 09:10:48 PM EDT 2007
No problem. My address is on the www.ecwdf.org. Just send me a check and I'll get them out the same day.

Registered User Barb M mom to Liam 9yr dx3/00  (142.163.0.80) Thu Apr 19 09:10:49 PM EDT 2007
I have contacted my MP and am hoping that will help speed things along. I lied and said I needed them sooner! I applied at the beginning of Feb. I should get them but am crossing my fingers

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:10:53 PM EDT 2007
Yes, laundry is my other job. If you can't find me in the convention center, look in the laundry over by the quiet pool and spa area. I wash, Julia irons.

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:10:55 PM EDT 2007
I sent Julia a pic of Diamond...on a horse of course.  Smile 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:11:15 PM EDT 2007
Yeah, R, she has so much spare time. LOL  Actually, I really do laundry. Probably will do four or six loads and will be annoyed with those darling teen daughters and their dainty delicates.

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:11:31 PM EDT 2007
Thanks Mary. I saw your snail mail address, just wanted to make sure they'd be available.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:11:34 PM EDT 2007
As does Ben Loebner....

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:12:02 PM EDT 2007
Laura, my fax is broke. But I well go somewhere and find one to use. Thanks for the info. By the way did you give Craig's email to Sam?

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,16, dx at 11  (66.214.104.162) Thu Apr 19 09:12:11 PM EDT 2007
Laura, What do you need help with at the Fl. conference?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:12:25 PM EDT 2007
Re: volunteers - I will be sending a post to the conference email list asking for volunteers for specific times/jobs. About half the volunteer jobs are filled with people who did them last year... and I still need about 50 more people to help with various things... from registration, to standing along the Fun Run route with glucose tabs... to chaperoning the evening kids' events...

Registered User Mary Mom to Kara 15, and Richie 17  (205.188.116.6) Thu Apr 19 09:12:26 PM EDT 2007
We will also have them available at the conference along with the magnets

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:12:52 PM EDT 2007
LOL, please do not put me on iron detail. Wash & fold I can handle (not that I'm volunteering)  LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:12:58 PM EDT 2007
Teani - I did give Craig's email to Sam... and I thought he wrote to him. I'll follow up. Go ahead and just put your registration in the mail. It'll be fine.  Smile 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:13:35 PM EDT 2007
Laura, we still have two boxes, I think of glucose tablets. I haven't finished unpacking the boxes from La Jolla, but I don't think too many tablets came back. Glad I didn't get those bracelets back.

Registered User Mary Mom to Kara 15, and Richie 17  (205.188.116.6) Thu Apr 19 09:13:36 PM EDT 2007
I love to iron. I use to iron everything even my kids t-shirts. I've backed off of that a little.

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:13:57 PM EDT 2007
Another question: The dinner is also the same , no shorts , jeans etc.

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:14:11 PM EDT 2007
LOL Brenda. I packed an outfit including undies for all of us for each day the last time. I didn't wanna get stuck in laundry duty.

Registered User Mary Mom to Kara 15, and Richie 17  (205.188.116.6) Thu Apr 19 09:14:18 PM EDT 2007
Did someone say they needed bracelets :)I have plenty.

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,16, dx at 11  (66.214.104.162) Thu Apr 19 09:14:21 PM EDT 2007
When is everyone arriving in Orlando?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:14:30 PM EDT 2007
Good on the glucose tablets. Can Am is sending lots more for the summer... but with 2,500-3,000 people, we can use tons (probably literally).

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:14:31 PM EDT 2007
Oh cool Mary! Good idea!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:14:49 PM EDT 2007
R, hope Bob can help with the quilts again. We short people like when those tall ones come along. Smile 

Registered User Heather Mom blessed with two, Vernon BC  (216.113.195.203) Thu Apr 19 09:15:18 PM EDT 2007
any discussion about Toronto going on?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:15:21 PM EDT 2007
The banquet on Thursday - dress code is 'whatever makes you happy.' I never get time to change out of my sweaty conference t-shirt and shorts... so I guess that sets the standard! Razz 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:15:52 PM EDT 2007
Heather, you coming to Orlando again?

Registered User Mary Mom to Kara 15, and Richie 17  (205.188.116.6) Thu Apr 19 09:16:01 PM EDT 2007
Mike can help with take down if you need him - 6'4"

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:16:04 PM EDT 2007
Speaking of glucose tablets, what's another quick up that you don't have to chew or that isn't hard? I know cake mate gel, Diamond didn't like that glucose gel...She's getting braces put on within the next few months & I'm thinking they might not like those.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:16:07 PM EDT 2007
Hi Heather! I'll talk about Toronto if you want to. What's up? We passed the 100-person mark today and still almost two weeks left in early registration. I'm fairly certain the event will sell out. It's exciting. Are you coming?

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,16, dx at 11  (66.214.104.162) Thu Apr 19 09:16:13 PM EDT 2007
Brenda I will volenteer my Father in law to help you with the quilts, Still need to get mine done Eek 

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:16:16 PM EDT 2007
By the way, I bought one of those yellow ribbon magnets about diabetes that goes on your car bumper last summer. It either fell off or someone stoled it! So this year, I have to get a new one.

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:16:17 PM EDT 2007
We are arriving July 6 to Orlando, We are more than happy to help with whatever needs to done

Registered User Heather Mom blessed with two, Vernon BC  (216.113.195.203) Thu Apr 19 09:16:27 PM EDT 2007
hi Brenda, not this summer :(

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:16:42 PM EDT 2007
Bob can help with the quilts & the security with Mr...Tull? & where ever else you'd like to throw him.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:17:00 PM EDT 2007
I think I do have him on quilt take-down duty... will get back to you on that, Rhon.

Registered User RatLuver 16 dxd @ 11 minimed pumper  (72.201.23.127) Thu Apr 19 09:17:05 PM EDT 2007
is it fun? We've got tickets etc.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:17:08 PM EDT 2007
Mary, I think we need Richie, too. What's he up to, 7 feet?

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:17:24 PM EDT 2007
Is it too late to send in a Quilt piece?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:17:51 PM EDT 2007
I will be sending out a call for volunteers next month... that would be the best time to tell me who wants to do what. ok?

Registered User Barb M mom to Liam 9yr dx3/00  (142.163.0.80) Thu Apr 19 09:17:53 PM EDT 2007
Laura that is excellent news about Toronto!! I can't wait! I am so spoilt this year...and I love it!

Registered User Mary Mom to Kara 15, and Richie 17  (205.188.116.6) Thu Apr 19 09:18:16 PM EDT 2007
We have been putting him through the stretcher. He's near 7'

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:18:28 PM EDT 2007
Richie will be with teens at MGM.
Nope, not too late to send a quilt square. Brenda - what is the last day you'll accept them?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:18:55 PM EDT 2007
Sorry, Heather. I don't think I'll be in Toronto, but we'll see. Haven't really thought about it. Marissa still has no definite schedule for the summer. She wants to work in the D. clinic at the local Children's Hosp., but she can't get a job until she finishes clinical training, which just started. She loves nursing so far. She's at the local Veteran's Hospital every Thurs. a.m.

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:19:16 PM EDT 2007
I mean this in the nicest possible way, is the boy with the multi-colored hair coming this year?

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:19:38 PM EDT 2007
I need to get my neighbor to help me with it.She's great.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:19:42 PM EDT 2007
I am not sure what the last day for Quilts will be. I know Jeff is packing them up around June 20, so I guess we need them by June 15.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:20:22 PM EDT 2007
Rhon - I'm not sure who that is!

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:20:38 PM EDT 2007
Brenda that's awesome!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:20:57 PM EDT 2007
Must be Fred Hatumaki and I doubt he'll be there again. Not sure what color his hair is these days.

Registered User Iana in MI dxd@11, dd Grace dxd@5  (205.188.117.19) Thu Apr 19 09:21:09 PM EDT 2007
ack! finally back! stinking blipping computer!

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 14years old  (68.148.81.7) Thu Apr 19 09:21:11 PM EDT 2007
colored hailr that kool

Registered User Heather Mom blessed with two, Vernon BC  (216.113.195.203) Thu Apr 19 09:21:28 PM EDT 2007
we really WANT to come, just not a great time for us. We are definately PUMPED for Seattle next winter

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:21:29 PM EDT 2007
Ah, I remember. That was a couple years ago, right? I don't think they are coming this year.

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:21:36 PM EDT 2007
Not last year when we were there, but maybe the year before...there were pics sent of a boy that had brightly colored hair & everybody knew who he was. I just thought it'd be neat for Diamond to meet somebody so outgoing. Somebody's son...

Registered User Heather Mom blessed with two, Vernon BC  (216.113.195.203) Thu Apr 19 09:21:54 PM EDT 2007
Laura, how many are expected in Toronto. Do you think it will be a let down for us after having been to the big oens?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:21:58 PM EDT 2007
I think Fred's hair was blue last year.

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:21:58 PM EDT 2007
Laura or Brenda, Do you know if they are any families coming from Alabama?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:21:58 PM EDT 2007
Ok... who is cursing at their computer in my chat room?  Evil Grin 

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,16, dx at 11  (66.214.104.162) Thu Apr 19 09:22:10 PM EDT 2007
Gotta go to a meeting. Miss all of you, can't wait for July and all my Friends for Life Grin 

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 19, quilt 271  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 09:22:15 PM EDT 2007
Any plans for Hamish at future concerts?

Registered User Iana in MI dxd@11, dd Grace dxd@5  (205.188.117.19) Thu Apr 19 09:22:32 PM EDT 2007
no I actually was thinking the word blipping  Wink 

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:22:54 PM EDT 2007
Is the young man that dressed in tye dye and did all those neat tricks coming this year?

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 19, quilt 271  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 09:23:00 PM EDT 2007
I mean at future onferences!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:23:02 PM EDT 2007
Teani - Yes, one other family from Alabama.

Registered User Mary Mom to Kara 15, and Richie 17  (205.188.116.6) Thu Apr 19 09:23:02 PM EDT 2007
Gotta go talk to you guys soon.

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:23:18 PM EDT 2007
Oh the singer, that'd be neat. And Kevin again. Still think some more girls would be nice.

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:23:24 PM EDT 2007
?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:23:25 PM EDT 2007
Ellen - Hard to say. He is back in Australia with his family. I'm not sure who his sponsors are these days.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:23:48 PM EDT 2007
Noah will be back this year - at the LifeScan booth.

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:23:52 PM EDT 2007
oops...Is there many coming from overseas, Laura?

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:24:49 PM EDT 2007
To bad I can't talk my oldest son into coming and performing his magic. He invents magic tricks and has his own site. The kids would love these tricks, especially the teenagers.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:25:04 PM EDT 2007
Maybe Hamish can come alone and just stand in the corner wearing his leather kilt! who needs the band? LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:25:05 PM EDT 2007
The regional conferences are very, very different from FFL. There are usually 300-400 people, and the topic is very focused (hence the name Focus on Pumping, or Technology, or Best Practices). Instead of 6 sessions to choose from each hour, there are only 1 or 2. And you get to know literally everyone there. Many people like them better than FFL.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:25:16 PM EDT 2007
Yes, almost 200 people coming from out of the U.S.

Registered User Iana in MI dxd@11, dd Grace dxd@5  (205.188.117.19) Thu Apr 19 09:25:41 PM EDT 2007
looks like I hit the room right in the middle high traffic heehee

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 19, quilt 271  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 09:25:58 PM EDT 2007
How many young adults/college age students do you anticipate this year?

Registered User Barb M mom to Liam 9yr dx3/00  (142.163.0.80) Thu Apr 19 09:26:07 PM EDT 2007
Does this mean that in Toronto I am going to get to know some of those people we spoke about Laura?? You know I am counting on you!

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:26:38 PM EDT 2007
I don't know who Hamish is, but there is something about a man in a Kilt! Very Highlander.

Registered User Heather Mom blessed with two, Vernon BC  (216.113.195.203) Thu Apr 19 09:26:47 PM EDT 2007
Barb M - are you doing both conferences this summer?

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:27:09 PM EDT 2007
Is Zack attending, Ellen?

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:27:11 PM EDT 2007
Has anybody heard about Doug? Is he still coming? Is he OK?

Registered User Barb M mom to Liam 9yr dx3/00  (142.163.0.80) Thu Apr 19 09:27:39 PM EDT 2007
yes! I can't believe my luck but we are able to do them so we are going with bells on. I can't wait to meet many of the people in Toronto from Canada that I have conversed with over the years and catch up to some of my US pals

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:27:46 PM EDT 2007
I'm thinking 50-75 young adult and college age 'kids.' (I can say that - I'm almost 50). Some are staff with the younger kids; the others will be going to sessions. And there will be two young adult social events - a Weds afternoon get together (just to meet) and then dinner and 'out' on Friday evening. There will be more to come on that. I'm working on details now.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 19, quilt 271  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 09:27:47 PM EDT 2007
Brother:
http://brothermusic.com/news-archive2004.htm

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:28:08 PM EDT 2007
Ooh, Teani, when you have the time, look at the photos from the Conferences in 2003?, 2004?, maybe 2005. Hamish Richardson is in the Australian didgeridoo band, Brother. He's "pleasant to look at" and wore a leather kilt in 2003.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:28:08 PM EDT 2007
Yes, Barb, you will get to know EVERYone.  Wink 

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 19, quilt 271  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 09:28:14 PM EDT 2007
I'm not sure yet Renee, it depends on what job he has for the summer.

Registered User Heather Mom blessed with two, Vernon BC  (216.113.195.203) Thu Apr 19 09:28:35 PM EDT 2007
Laura, do you know what the teens are planning to do in Toronto? and I'm assuming you can accomodate gluten free?

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 14years old  (68.148.81.7) Thu Apr 19 09:28:49 PM EDT 2007
do they have these conferences evere year i migh have to ask my parent abut ti some time i asked then abut camp this year

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:28:50 PM EDT 2007
Lol Teani...Especially a leather kilt LOL 

Registered User Barb M mom to Liam 9yr dx3/00  (142.163.0.80) Thu Apr 19 09:28:52 PM EDT 2007
whew, is it ever warm at my house!

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:29:18 PM EDT 2007
I try to check that out tomorrow Brenda.

Thanks.

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:29:45 PM EDT 2007
There is a large teen crowd this year, Laura?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:29:51 PM EDT 2007
yep, Doug Burns is still coming. He will be on the Sports Central staff, along with our NFL buddy Jay Leeuwenburg. I'll tell you, nobody better misbehave in Sports Central with those big guys there! We also will have two female athletes on the Sports Panel and helping out in Sports Central... I can't announce them just yet, but info will be coming very soon.

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:29:54 PM EDT 2007
Yes Chelsea, every year.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:30:07 PM EDT 2007
Expecting 300 teens - our biggest group ever. Run!!!  Blush 

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:30:26 PM EDT 2007
Wonderful Laura!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:30:31 PM EDT 2007
Heather, I was recently e-mailed a recipe for Spinach-Artichoke dip from a mom with celiac. You interested in it?

Registered User Julia Ethan's mom  (152.163.100.66) Thu Apr 19 09:30:33 PM EDT 2007
Made it...

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:30:47 PM EDT 2007
Hey renee you've got my middle name!

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 14years old  (68.148.81.7) Thu Apr 19 09:30:48 PM EDT 2007
ok kool thanks

Registered User Heather Mom blessed with two, Vernon BC  (216.113.195.203) Thu Apr 19 09:30:51 PM EDT 2007
Brenda - sure!

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:30:55 PM EDT 2007
Awesome Laura...Poor Natalie LOL 

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, age 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.145.25) Thu Apr 19 09:31:07 PM EDT 2007
Hi Julia Smile 

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:31:14 PM EDT 2007
WOW, thats alot of teens!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:31:18 PM EDT 2007
Chelsea - CWD has several conferences each year - one big one in Orlando in July, and then smaller ones around the U.S. (plus one in Toronto this August). The conferences are listed at: http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/

Registered User Julia Ethan's mom  (152.163.100.66) Thu Apr 19 09:31:27 PM EDT 2007
hi Connie how are you

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:31:58 PM EDT 2007
I take it they will be needing help at the park with all those teens.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:32:01 PM EDT 2007
You can e-mail me at brenda@castleweb.com to let me know your address (so you don't have to post it here). I will send it asap.

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:32:02 PM EDT 2007
I want Diamond to learn so much from Natalie & the teen group. Still hoping on the doing her site herself thing...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:32:03 PM EDT 2007
We are expanding the teen staff to accommodate...  Cool 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:32:46 PM EDT 2007
We have a dozen staff at MGM to help with the teens. That will be plenty. Natalie sets the ground rules. Teens who choose not to follow them get 'found' and sent back immediately.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:33:26 PM EDT 2007
Hey Julia! For those who don't know, Julia heads up all of registration... and she's the one who does the collages each year!

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:33:33 PM EDT 2007
LOL You could volunteer Bob to help with the teens. All the girls think he's something else.  Cool 

Registered User Julia Ethan's mom  (152.163.100.66) Thu Apr 19 09:34:13 PM EDT 2007
Yes...so don't forget to send those pictures...

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brooke, age 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.145.25) Thu Apr 19 09:34:19 PM EDT 2007
Good Julia - multi tasking (making VA Tech buttons for Brett's classmates)

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:35:37 PM EDT 2007
Connie - My friend (VT alumni) is doing a PC fundraiser. She's going this weekend for the memorials.

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 14years old  (68.148.81.7) Thu Apr 19 09:35:42 PM EDT 2007
do you know when the marko one is

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 14years old  (68.148.81.7) Thu Apr 19 09:35:58 PM EDT 2007
ops i ment marco

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:36:31 PM EDT 2007
I may ask Bob to do that. Let me see how the teen group pans out. Volunteering with a specific age group is a two-day commitment... and you don't get to see sessions. You are already working with the tweeners both days!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:37:25 PM EDT 2007
Marco is January 3-6. Nice warm weather for those of us up north. Of course, I probably just jinxed it, and we'll have the first snow EVER in Marco the first week in January...

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:37:25 PM EDT 2007
True. But he likes to help.

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 09:37:36 PM EDT 2007
howdy folks

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:37:49 PM EDT 2007
Has everyone signed up for focus groups?

Registered User Laura Mom of Nicholas dx'd at 5 on 12/23/06  (71.200.76.172) Thu Apr 19 09:38:38 PM EDT 2007
Yes, we have. Thanks for getting back with me to confirm them.

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 09:38:40 PM EDT 2007
howdy Laura , I still need to fill out ALL the paperwork

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:38:42 PM EDT 2007
Soon as I sign up for the conference tomorrow! I hope to get to sign up for some of them, Craig and I both!

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:38:57 PM EDT 2007
Not yet Laura...I guess I should do that

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 14years old  (68.148.81.7) Thu Apr 19 09:39:08 PM EDT 2007
ok thanks i woudl liek to go to tah oen it name after me but spelled dofferent LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:39:19 PM EDT 2007
Also... regarding volunteers... the date I picked to ask for help isn't arbitrary (by way of explanation). People who receive scholarships through ECWDF have a commitment to volunteer several hours for the conference, and I need to complete those placements before I ask for additional help. So, that's why the timing is this way. It's not that I don't want everyone's help... Frown 

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:39:56 PM EDT 2007
Oh, the FFL teen that's e mailing Diamond is very nice. (Diamond shows me her e mails) She's getting Diamond more & more excited!

Registered User Heather Mom blessed with two, Vernon BC  (216.113.195.203) Thu Apr 19 09:39:58 PM EDT 2007
Laura, are there events before the 17th or after the 19that we should should consider taking into account if we do manage to go to Toronto?

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:40:22 PM EDT 2007
I do need to send in my registration...I had it and used it for an unexpected oil delivery Eek 

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 09:40:38 PM EDT 2007
Laura, whether we get a scholarship or not, if we're there, you can count on us for help

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:41:08 PM EDT 2007
Heather - For Toronto, I believe quite a few people are coming a day or two early and leaving on Monday. It's still summer vacation for lots of us, so we can explore a bit. I know my crew wants to go to the Hockey Hall of Fame (blech).

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:42:14 PM EDT 2007
Thanks. Trust me - I will put you to work!  Grin 

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 09:42:56 PM EDT 2007
Well if you don't I might get bored, and we don't want that LOL 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:43:16 PM EDT 2007
There is no time to get bored at a CWD Conference!

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:43:43 PM EDT 2007
You wont get bored in orlando PD trust me

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 09:43:52 PM EDT 2007
LOL howdy Brenda

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:43:56 PM EDT 2007
Also - for those of you considering going to the parks on multiple days, DO think about getting the convention park hopper tickets. They are really inexpensive compared to purchasing the tickets at the gate or hotel... or even online. And the difference in price between a 3-day park hopper and a 6-day is just a few dollars. It's really a great bargain to get you in the gate...

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:44:18 PM EDT 2007
GRRR, gotta son not doing his one and only chore. Might be one less teen in Orlando. Mad 

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:44:25 PM EDT 2007
PD  Razz  that's our cat's name.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:44:32 PM EDT 2007
I know - we'll make him a TEEN DANCE CHAPERONE! LOL 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:44:53 PM EDT 2007
Pack your ear plugs, then.

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:44:55 PM EDT 2007
LOL

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 09:45:33 PM EDT 2007
I noticed that, the difference between a 2 day pass and a 5 day pass was only like $20 per day difference for a family of four

Registered User Teani Teani mom to Craig 17, dx'd at 18mths  (70.146.250.191) Thu Apr 19 09:45:52 PM EDT 2007
Goodnight everyone. Talk to you next time.

Registered User Linda [pookas] Mom to:Hunter,6,dx'd 11/05,MM522  (4.130.219.225) Thu Apr 19 09:45:57 PM EDT 2007
Hi all!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:46:15 PM EDT 2007
Oh - one other item of good news! I just learned today that Canon Medical Systems will be providing free retinal screenings in the exhibit hall. That's a really wonderful service.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:46:23 PM EDT 2007
Bye, Teani. Don't forget to check out those Hamish pics. Smile 

Registered User Linda [pookas] Mom to:Hunter,6,dx'd 11/05,MM522  (4.130.219.225) Thu Apr 19 09:46:45 PM EDT 2007
OOPS! Wrong room!  Blush 

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 09:46:49 PM EDT 2007
gonna make who the chaperone?

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:46:51 PM EDT 2007
That is Laura!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:46:58 PM EDT 2007
G'night Teani - thanks for chatting! Smile 

Registered User kimball mom connor dx 10/03  (68.236.8.136) Thu Apr 19 09:47:02 PM EDT 2007
hi..forgot you guys were here tonight...darn

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:47:07 PM EDT 2007
You, dear. Grin 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse 14 1/2 , dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 09:47:32 PM EDT 2007
hello everyone.. almost midded the chat...whew... Blush 

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:47:32 PM EDT 2007
I am curious now, where are the Hamish pictures?

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:47:34 PM EDT 2007
Oh hey! I'm in the Tweeners, is the really nice funny guy gonna be with me? He painted his face last year...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:47:45 PM EDT 2007
Hey Kimball - How are you?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:48:08 PM EDT 2007
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/orlando2003/i/brother-banquet-800.jpg

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:48:26 PM EDT 2007
Hey Momma Bagel - I ordered the purple shirts yesterday. Three thousand of them. Just for you.  Wink 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:48:36 PM EDT 2007
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/orlando2003/i/HZdance1024.jpg

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:48:53 PM EDT 2007
Oy! purple

Registered User Barb M mom to Liam 9yr dx3/00  (142.163.0.80) Thu Apr 19 09:48:53 PM EDT 2007
Hi Stacey!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:48:58 PM EDT 2007
The nice funny guy with the painted face? You lost me... DJ Miles by chance?

Registered User princessky197 ny 13 like to send pictures  (64.12.116.66) Thu Apr 19 09:49:00 PM EDT 2007
hi

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 09:49:05 PM EDT 2007
Me? well Ok, but only one problem with that, Mikey and I neither one own formal wear, If I can chaperone in nice jeans and shirt, that will be fine

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:49:36 PM EDT 2007
Yes, really purple. Grape purple. We need to stand out from everyone else in the park. No one else will have this color purple shirt with CWD smiley on the front!

Registered User princessky197 ny 13 like to send pictures  (64.12.116.66) Thu Apr 19 09:49:43 PM EDT 2007
any one there

Registered User Julia Ethan's mom  (152.163.100.66) Thu Apr 19 09:49:45 PM EDT 2007
OOOhhhh purple that sounds great...will the tees be purple too

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:49:48 PM EDT 2007
No, he was older with gray hair. Diamond thought he was a hoot. He was always with the Tweeners.

Registered User kimball mom connor dx 10/03 & delaney12/04  (68.236.8.136) Thu Apr 19 09:49:58 PM EDT 2007
I'm doing good laura...thanks

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse 14 1/2 , dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 09:50:11 PM EDT 2007
I love you Laura !!! Grin 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:50:17 PM EDT 2007
I'm teasing... we actually have all the teen chaperones set. I won't submit parents to that - um - fine experience.  Eek 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse 14 1/2 , dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 09:50:42 PM EDT 2007
hi Barb - get the passports yet???

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:50:43 PM EDT 2007
How old is Sam?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:50:45 PM EDT 2007
Heather's son: http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/orlando2003/i/HZdance1024.jpg

Registered User kimball mom connor dx 10/03 & delaney12/04  (68.236.8.136) Thu Apr 19 09:50:48 PM EDT 2007
Purple...I love purple ...it is my favorite color...except maybe in Fl during July...LOL

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:51:02 PM EDT 2007
You mean the leader? Kim Kelly? Yes, he will definitely be there. He is the Tweener Program Coordinator, along with Melissa Ringley.

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 09:51:23 PM EDT 2007
oh I've been a kids wrestling coach for 28 years, I enjoy being around teens, just don't have a suit LOL

Registered User Barb M mom to Liam 9yr dx3/00  (142.163.0.80) Thu Apr 19 09:51:37 PM EDT 2007
Still waiting. Still freaking. I need those poolside margaritas!!!

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:51:42 PM EDT 2007
Yes, Kim Kelly. Oh good. Diamond really liked him.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:51:49 PM EDT 2007
Oh you guys stop whining. Put the purple shirt on and be part of the crowd. In the AC at the hotel, you'll want a sweatshirt anyway. In the park, you'll be a sweaty mess no matter what you wear...  LOL 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse 14 1/2 , dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 09:52:20 PM EDT 2007
Paiges Dad- you dont need a suit..
the boy teens wear khaki's and a casual top...

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:52:25 PM EDT 2007
Final Hamish (well, you can find more yourself):
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/la2004/i/StephenDidge800.jpg

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:52:27 PM EDT 2007
My Sam? He is 17. Last year as a teen. He goes to college August 30.  Cry 

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:52:31 PM EDT 2007
I met him once, I think when his face was painted. And then Sunday a.m. or Saturday before Sea World.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse 14 1/2 , dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 09:52:51 PM EDT 2007
Brenda - is Jeff gonna agree to wear the purple shirts??

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:53:08 PM EDT 2007
I'll wear a purple CWD shirt because I love you all, but no other purple no way no how!

Registered User princessky197 ny 13 like to send pictures  (64.12.116.66) Thu Apr 19 09:53:09 PM EDT 2007
hi brenda

Registered User princessky197 ny 13 like to send pictures  (64.12.116.66) Thu Apr 19 09:53:21 PM EDT 2007
 Rolling Eyes 

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:53:24 PM EDT 2007
Oh ...The shirts are purple this year?

Registered User princessky197 ny 13 like to send pictures  (64.12.116.66) Thu Apr 19 09:53:28 PM EDT 2007
 LOL 

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:53:34 PM EDT 2007
Cool. I was just curious.

Registered User princessky197 ny 13 like to send pictures  (64.12.116.66) Thu Apr 19 09:53:35 PM EDT 2007
 Confused 

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 09:53:36 PM EDT 2007
Stacey I was just going by the description, it said it was a formal dance this year

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:53:42 PM EDT 2007
Jef is on the phone and says purple shirts are fine. He's in San Diego, again.

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 14years old  (68.148.81.7) Thu Apr 19 09:54:20 PM EDT 2007
got to go homework

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:54:23 PM EDT 2007
It is pretty formal. Except for the chaperones. We show up 'however.'

Registered User kimball mom connor dx 10/03 & delaney12/04  (68.236.8.136) Thu Apr 19 09:54:35 PM EDT 2007
I'm an AC wimp so I'm sure I'll have a sweatshirt on inside...looks like my dd16 is staying home...figures I just paid for her a few weeks ago....I hope my ds 13 gets involved w/o his older sister around

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:54:42 PM EDT 2007
Chelsea, thanks for chatting! Hope we get to meet your family some day.  Smile 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse 14 1/2 , dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 09:54:49 PM EDT 2007
I think by formal- they just want the kids to look presentable. yhe girls usually wear skirts or sundresses.. the boys are more of a casual/formal...

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 09:55:02 PM EDT 2007
Tell him Hi Brenda, you've both heard a lot from me lately LOL

Registered User Julia Ethan's mom  (152.163.100.66) Thu Apr 19 09:55:08 PM EDT 2007
He is back in SanDiego? or did he make it home yet?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:55:26 PM EDT 2007
That's too bad, Kimball. She'd have fun. But... everyone needs to make up their own mind - and summer has so many choices!

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 09:55:28 PM EDT 2007
Well I can handle that then

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 14years old  (68.148.81.7) Thu Apr 19 09:55:28 PM EDT 2007
ya that woudl be nice nice chating to

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse 14 1/2 , dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 09:55:31 PM EDT 2007
nice shirt, unwrinkled pants... lol...

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:56:09 PM EDT 2007
Jeff says hello to all. He's going to the Clinical Diabetes Techonology Meeting or such tomorrow thru Sun.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:56:12 PM EDT 2007
There are photos online from last year's dance - can someone look them up real quick and post a link? Best if you can SEE what the kids looked like... some were quite dressy...

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 09:56:14 PM EDT 2007
Stacey, western shirt, dress jeans, how's that?

Registered User kimball mom connor dx 10/03 & delaney12/04  (68.236.8.136) Thu Apr 19 09:56:27 PM EDT 2007
My ds had a bad D camp experience last year. I'm afraid he might be stand offish...funny since he is a performer at heart....

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse 14 1/2 , dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 09:56:49 PM EDT 2007
maybe western shirt, nice pants...

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 09:57:23 PM EDT 2007
close enough

Registered User Julia Ethan's mom  (152.163.100.66) Thu Apr 19 09:57:31 PM EDT 2007
jeans are way to hot in Orlando

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 09:57:40 PM EDT 2007
Gee ...I don't know about my boys being wrinkle free Razz 

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 09:57:50 PM EDT 2007
Diamond's already picked out one outfit & made a list.

Registered User kimball mom connor dx 10/03 & delaney12/04  (68.236.8.136) Thu Apr 19 09:57:51 PM EDT 2007
Well her school wasn't going to have a summer camp but they changed their mind and we just got a postcard this week. It does all kind of great workshops that are great for Juniors..so she wants to stay

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:57:52 PM EDT 2007
Well, your family is so at home in Disney, it should be an easy time for him. And so many cool kids to have fun with... if there's any way I can help make it better for your son, Kimball, let me know.

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 09:58:26 PM EDT 2007
but Julia, you don't understand, that's all that I own

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 09:58:52 PM EDT 2007
We need to keep him in the AC, Julia.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse 14 1/2 , dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 09:58:53 PM EDT 2007
heres a link from last years dance
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/orlando2006/i/TeenDinnerA800.jpg

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 09:58:56 PM EDT 2007
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/orlando2006/report-photo28.htm

But I do see some boys in shorts and Lucas E. in JEANS! How did he sneak in wearing jeans?

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 09:59:30 PM EDT 2007
LOL Laura, I like that idea

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 10:01:05 PM EDT 2007
Lucas didn't have anything else with him in the suitcase - period. That said, No jeans this year. The kids really want the dress code to be nice... jeans aren't it.

Registered User kimball mom connor dx 10/03 & delaney12/04  (68.236.8.136) Thu Apr 19 10:01:09 PM EDT 2007
I'm hoping he will be ok...but his experience with bunk mates at D camp was not good....lots of talk of drugs and drinking...which he has no tolerance for..turned him off...I'm hoping this experience will turn him around

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse 14 1/2 , dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 10:01:10 PM EDT 2007
the girls are usually better dressed than the guys...

Registered User Heather Mom blessed with two, Vernon BC  (216.113.195.203) Thu Apr 19 10:01:15 PM EDT 2007
Laura, when you are thinking about SEattle I have the name of a GREAT gluten free bakery in Seattle who could possibly help out with GF stuff if you need it

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 10:01:16 PM EDT 2007
Laura, is there going to be another chat next month?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 10:02:05 PM EDT 2007
Kimball, how old is Connor?

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 10:02:31 PM EDT 2007
It's 2200 kiddos, past my bedtime.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 10:02:45 PM EDT 2007
Wow - how did it get to be 10:00 already? It's time to formally end the chat... the room will be open for another half hour or so for those who would like to continue the conversation. Yes there will be another chat next month! And one in June! Thanks for joining me tonight, everyone!  Smile 

Registered User kimball mom connor dx 10/03 & delaney12/04  (68.236.8.136) Thu Apr 19 10:03:28 PM EDT 2007
Connor will be 13.5

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (69.212.49.40) Thu Apr 19 10:03:31 PM EDT 2007
Heather - great idea on the gf bakery - thanks. Can you send it directly to Mike?

Registered User R Mama of Diamond, 12, dx'd @ 9  (24.88.238.80) Thu Apr 19 10:03:49 PM EDT 2007
Nighty night all. Thanks for chatting. Smile 

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 10:03:59 PM EDT 2007
Laura use my watch, it's only 9 here

Registered User kimball mom connor dx 10/03 & delaney12/04  (68.236.8.136) Thu Apr 19 10:04:00 PM EDT 2007
Can't wait to meet everybody in 2 months and 3 weeks per my ticker

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 10:04:05 PM EDT 2007
Thankyou Laura...Its always a pleasure chatting with you

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 10:04:16 PM EDT 2007
Our Tim, non-D, will be 13 in a few weeks.

Registered User Heather Mom blessed with two, Vernon BC  (216.113.195.203) Thu Apr 19 10:04:39 PM EDT 2007
its only 7 here, just doing dinner dishes

Registered User kimball mom connor dx 10/03 & delaney12/04  (68.236.8.136) Thu Apr 19 10:04:59 PM EDT 2007
Thanks Laura

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 10:05:40 PM EDT 2007
You have 3 children Brenda?

Registered User Heather Mom blessed with two, Vernon BC  (216.113.195.203) Thu Apr 19 10:05:49 PM EDT 2007
thanks laura
thanks brenda for the recipe

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse 14 1/2 , dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Thu Apr 19 10:06:16 PM EDT 2007
gnight all. gotta go pack up Jesse- he's going away for the weekend.. OY, I'm a wreck...

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 10:06:26 PM EDT 2007
We have Marissa, 19, Kathryn (turns 17 in July) and Tim, soon to be 13.

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 10:07:48 PM EDT 2007
Ok...I only remember Marissa, I imagine all 3 are attending this conference?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 10:07:50 PM EDT 2007
See you all next time.

Registered User kimball mom connor dx 10/03 & delaney12/04  (68.236.8.136) Thu Apr 19 10:08:02 PM EDT 2007
Only 2 of my kids will be with us...the two D kids connor 13 and Delaney 10. The older 2 will be at home at camps the high school sponsors...

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 10:08:05 PM EDT 2007
Night Stacey

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 10:08:25 PM EDT 2007
Renee, all three have been to every FFL. We usually don't do the regionals, but Marissa's been to a few.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 10:09:14 PM EDT 2007
And, Renee, with all three teens (Marissa's technically a young adult), I feel really, really, old....

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 10:09:33 PM EDT 2007
Ok Brenda...I look foward to meeting them

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dxd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Thu Apr 19 10:10:09 PM EDT 2007
Goodnight.

Registered User kimball mom connor dx 10/03 & delaney12/04  (68.236.8.136) Thu Apr 19 10:10:18 PM EDT 2007
I feel the teen thing too..mine are 16, 14, 13 and then 10

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (70.252.172.18) Thu Apr 19 10:10:37 PM EDT 2007
sweet dreams Brenda

Registered User Marcia...WA Stephanie-23--dx'd @ 2 1/2--CGMS  (70.96.165.75) Thu Apr 19 10:10:47 PM EDT 2007
Hello!

Registered User Marcia...WA Stephanie-23--dx'd @ 2 1/2--CGMS  (70.96.165.75) Thu Apr 19 10:11:09 PM EDT 2007
and goodnight, Brenda

Registered User Marcia...WA Stephanie-23--dx'd @ 2 1/2--CGMS  (70.96.165.75) Thu Apr 19 10:12:02 PM EDT 2007
kimbal-- just wait until they are 13, 16, 17, and 19!!

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Thu Apr 19 10:12:14 PM EDT 2007
Hello Marcia

Registered User Marcia...WA Stephanie-23--dx'd @ 2 1/2--CGMS  (70.96.165.75) Thu Apr 19 10:14:52 PM EDT 2007
I'm headed over to the Parents room

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