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CWD Conferences Chat - May 23, 2007

Registered User Moderator   (server) Wed May 23 08:00:00 PM EDT 2007
Our chat about upcoming CWD conferences starts at 9pm Eastern.

Registered User Mike type 1  (24.91.204.237) Wed May 23 08:08:06 PM EDT 2007
no. it is starting NOW!  Grin 
Greetings and welcome everyone. so happy to see you all!!
last one out turn out the lights please, seeya next year!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 08:56:23 PM EDT 2007
Good evening, FFL'ers  Smile  I am here a few minutes early if anyone would like to chat. Please say hi when you've joined us!

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 08:58:07 PM EDT 2007
hi - Margie Plasmier here --- from Delaware. Will be our first conference, and thanks for the quick registration number

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 08:58:18 PM EDT 2007
Hey, Laura. Hope we aren't the only ones here tonight.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 08:59:05 PM EDT 2007
Hi Maggie. Do you have any other children coming to the Conf?

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 08:59:55 PM EDT 2007
Yes...Shane - 15 and Mary - 7. How about you?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:00:04 PM EDT 2007
Hey Maggie - Do you go by Margie or Maggie?  Smile  Any trouble getting into the basketball program?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:01:02 PM EDT 2007
We have Kathryn, who will turn 17 on July 10, and Tim, 13.

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:01:13 PM EDT 2007
Margie is what I go by.......Just used Maggie for now. No problem with the clinic. Looking forward to everything.

Registered User Lisa Paige's Mom,age 9, dxd 10/10/06, MM pump  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:01:31 PM EDT 2007
Hi all

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:01:46 PM EDT 2007
Brenda, wow 3 teenagers!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:02:11 PM EDT 2007
Hi Lisa  Smile  How are you tonight?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:02:41 PM EDT 2007
Well, technically Marissa will no longer be a teenager by Sept. and Tim just turned 13 on May 5th.

Registered User Laura Mom of Nicholas, 6, dx'd 12/23/06 at 5  (71.200.76.172) Wed May 23 09:02:45 PM EDT 2007
Hi there, Laura here from Md. We are newbies

Registered User Lisa Paige's Mom,age 9, dxd 10/10/06, MM pump  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:03:02 PM EDT 2007
doing fine. I'm acutally talking to my niece too on the phone about disney... she was just there in March

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:03:12 PM EDT 2007
... which means that you have 3 teenagers in July!  LOL 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:03:36 PM EDT 2007
Hi Laura from MD. Laura B. and I are both originally from MD--me from the Baltimore area and Laura from Silver Spring.

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:03:44 PM EDT 2007
Any pointers for first timers at the conference anyone? I don't have flight reservations yet.....any good websites where I can access flight info?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:03:55 PM EDT 2007
Hey Laura! Great name.  Grin  Welcome! There will be many, many newbie families this year. About half of the participants. Very exciting.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:04:45 PM EDT 2007
Margie, I think it might depend on where you depart from. AirTran has pretty good rates.

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Wed May 23 09:05:21 PM EDT 2007
Hello everyone!!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:05:26 PM EDT 2007
Maggie - Does Southwest operate from your area? They've had some awesome deals (and some stinky ones, too - just keep watching). Pointers for newbies? Definitely come a day early if you can, and definitely come to the first-timers session on Weds. btw, you will be 'marked' at the conference. First-timers get to wear a ribbon on their name badges - that identifies you as a first-timer, so that when you stand in the middle of the conference center looking totally lost, we'll help you!  Grin 

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:05:31 PM EDT 2007
I wil try AirTran. We are going out of Philly

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:06:27 PM EDT 2007
Margie and others--if you can, bring an empty duffel bag or such to carry home all the Conf. goodies! Although I always tell people to carry double the usual D. supplies, this is one time when you can usually find someone to help you out if you forget something or run out.

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:06:31 PM EDT 2007
Great news for first timers, Lauraa. thanks. We are trying to come a few days early to hit Universal and Islands of Adventure - dont' know if that will work out for us or not. I will look into Southwest.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:06:36 PM EDT 2007
Out of Philly? That's where Southwest had their $49 each way deal a few weeks ago. You should go online and see if you can get that still!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:07:45 PM EDT 2007
There are several sponsors who are giving out backpacks this year... so, if you bring a duffel, you can fill that, AND fill the backpacks that you are going to get. There are some very neat giveaways this year. I'm not allowed to spill the beans, but I'm impressed by what the exhibit hall folks are bringing!

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:08:11 PM EDT 2007
Hi All Smile 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:08:22 PM EDT 2007
Laura B., are you going to use colored bracelets to identify people? Green for people with diabetes, yellow for those with celiac, etc.

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:08:30 PM EDT 2007
Heard about the $49 deal and didn't grab it.....ugh! I think it's gone now. I thought we were driving again as that's what we did twice before to Disney, but apparently the family has voted to fly this time.

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:08:41 PM EDT 2007
hi connie

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:09:17 PM EDT 2007
All the kids will be getting plastic mugs that are refillable at the Pepper Market at the Coronado so don't buy any for the kids if you get there early.

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:10:06 PM EDT 2007
Thanks for the tip - I would have bought those mugs if you didn't tell me. Thanks.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:10:20 PM EDT 2007
If you haven't been to the Disney resorts, you can take Disney buses from the different resorts to the different Disney theme parks and downtown Disney. So, you can save on gas.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:11:23 PM EDT 2007
Yes... I do need to send out a reminder email about that so we don't take people by surprise. At the conference, we put Tyvek bracelets on the kids (and adults who would like them). Green if you have type 1, orange if you do not, and yellow if you require gluten free food. This identification system helps us 1) see immediately if a child belongs to our conference and 2) if they have diabetes and we need to get them help. Also - we'll only be taking up about a third of the rooms at the resort - there will be lots of other families who don't belong in our conference area. The food is just for us!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:11:30 PM EDT 2007
And, according to Laura, you can take the Disney Magical Express from the Orl. airport to the hotel. Can you confirm this, Laura B.?

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Wed May 23 09:12:17 PM EDT 2007
I missed out on the airfare too , Maggie. I will also be flying out of Philadelphia.

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:12:24 PM EDT 2007
 Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:12:38 PM EDT 2007
Yes, the Disney Magical Express runs from the Orlando International Airport to the hotel... but you need to register in advance. You can't just show up. The link is on the conference website... it's a great system, and it is free!

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:12:53 PM EDT 2007
 Cool Renee: are you from Philly or just flying out of there?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:13:28 PM EDT 2007
Does Mears Transportation still have a shuttle from the airport?

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Wed May 23 09:13:59 PM EDT 2007
ust right outside of philly, bucks county.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:14:21 PM EDT 2007
I just did a quick Expedia search from PHL to MCO - cheapest is $173 roundtrip (Tuesday to Sunday). That doesn't seem so bad.

Registered User Lisa Paige's Mom,age 9, dxd 10/10/06, MM pump  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:14:40 PM EDT 2007
Hi Renee! funny meeting you here  LOL 

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:14:40 PM EDT 2007
Renee: REally?!?!? We are from Far Northeast Philly........

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse - 15 - dx.12/05/01.... pumping with Cozmo 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Wed May 23 09:14:42 PM EDT 2007
good evening Eek 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:14:53 PM EDT 2007
Yes, Mears still runs a shuttle, but it's not free. You can purchase tickets right there in the baggage claim area. There are signs for MEARS transportation, and then kiosks where they sell tickets.

Registered User dmcnlly mom of patrick dxd at 5 yrs old  (152.163.100.66) Wed May 23 09:15:07 PM EDT 2007
hi, this will be our first time. anything i should know or do first...

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:15:09 PM EDT 2007
Hi Stacey! Smile 

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:15:40 PM EDT 2007
dmcnlly - sleep before you come Razz 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:15:40 PM EDT 2007
There are a LOT of families from PA coming to the conference. 35 right now.

Registered User Chelsea 14 canada  (68.148.81.7) Wed May 23 09:15:46 PM EDT 2007
hi

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:16:32 PM EDT 2007
Hey DyLee  Smile  Welcome to the chat! When are you arriving in Orlando?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse - 15 - dx.12/05/01.... pumping with Cozmo 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Wed May 23 09:16:42 PM EDT 2007
laura- jesse wants to know if jennie and max klein have registerd yet?

Registered User Janace Sarah's mom, dx'd at 21, new mother-in-law to Erin  (76.7.122.104) Wed May 23 09:16:44 PM EDT 2007
Hi all. Brenda,I survived Charlie's wedding this past weekend. Now I am ready for FFL in July.

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Wed May 23 09:16:44 PM EDT 2007
Hello Lisa, You are not far from me Maggie LOL 

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:17:02 PM EDT 2007
Laura: What airlines is that fare, do you know? That's the cheapest I have heard of

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:17:37 PM EDT 2007
Maggie - I'm still looking at it - US Air. Air Trans is $203.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:17:55 PM EDT 2007
Hi Janace. Maybe by the Conf. 2008 you will be a grandma? LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:17:57 PM EDT 2007
Janace - You may need the caffeinated diet coke after all!  Eek 

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:18:03 PM EDT 2007
Thanks - I will get right on it....thanks again.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:18:22 PM EDT 2007
Stacey - Tell Jessie that I have not yet heard from the Kleins. Are they planning to come?

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:19:04 PM EDT 2007
Great to see some additional female VIP guests, Laura. I want Brooke to chat to Missy Foy - Brooke just ran her 2nd 5K this past weekend.

Registered User dmcnlly mom of patrick dxd at 5 yrs old  (152.163.100.66) Wed May 23 09:19:07 PM EDT 2007
hello laura, we are coming in on July 11 around 11:30 am

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:19:27 PM EDT 2007
Lisa: I just noticed that your child seems to be on the pump and was just diagnosed in October. How did you get to do that? We were diagnosed in November, and we were told a year.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse - 15 - dx.12/05/01.... pumping with Cozmo 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Wed May 23 09:19:34 PM EDT 2007
Not sure- Max doesnt answer his emails...

Registered User Janace Sarah's mom, dx'd at 21, new mother-in-law to Erin  (76.7.122.104) Wed May 23 09:19:39 PM EDT 2007
Laura, I don't want the funny heart beats, especially since my diabetes drug is under investigation (Avandia). They better not have babies too soon, Brenda, Charlie is talking career change with more school. I am ready to go play in July.

Registered User Debbie G. Mom of Donnie, 16, dx'd 12/01  (66.214.104.162) Wed May 23 09:19:52 PM EDT 2007
Good Evening everyone  Razz 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:20:01 PM EDT 2007
So - who is arriving early and what are you doing for your early fun days?

Connie - Yay, Brooke! Tell her we are so proud of her... and one day she can be on the sports panel!

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:20:40 PM EDT 2007
We are trying to come Saturday...what should we do? All the water parks?

Registered User KarenB from RI Mom of Nate, 11, dx'd at 9  (68.229.95.180) Wed May 23 09:21:00 PM EDT 2007
Hi Everyone...we're arriving on the 10th

Registered User Janace Sarah's mom, dx'd at 21, new mother-in-law to Erin  (76.7.122.104) Wed May 23 09:21:02 PM EDT 2007
we are coming Saturday the 7th. The Doyle's will meet us and we will do parks Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Registered User Lisa Paige's Mom,age 9, dxd 10/10/06, MM pump  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:21:11 PM EDT 2007
Children's Mercy and the insurance really helped. the insurance actually pushed for us to get it before the new year. But out here they are acutally trying to get the kids on sooner for better control

Registered User Laura Mom of Nicholas, 6, dx'd 12/23/06 at 5  (71.200.76.172) Wed May 23 09:21:28 PM EDT 2007
We are arriving on Sat. and plan on hitting Magic Kingdom, Epcot, MGM, and Animal Kingdom before the conference. We just went in June but my 23 year old niece is coming with us and has never been before.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse - 15 - dx.12/05/01.... pumping with Cozmo 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Wed May 23 09:21:34 PM EDT 2007
I like the water parks the best... especially when its in the 90's and humid

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:21:53 PM EDT 2007
Maggie - Literally all of the pump companies will be at the conference. And they allow you to do something called a pump trial. If you go to the conference website, you'll see a whole section on it. You - as mom - can wear any of the pumps for a day. I would recommend trying as many as you can. They are all subtly different, and something will strike you as 'a good fit.' You do need a prescription from your dr - doesn't need to be an endo (can be your pediatrician) that says 'saline pump trial.'

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:21:59 PM EDT 2007
Renee: Where in Bucks County?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:22:00 PM EDT 2007
Kids love the water parks, but if they haven't ever been to Orlando, there is Universal Studios, too. Just be prepared for heat and humidity.

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:22:06 PM EDT 2007
Thanks, Laura. - We are arriving on the 4th in Daytona and Lee & Brett will be taking in the a Nascar race before we head over to Disney on Sunday

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:22:21 PM EDT 2007
Also, Patrick can try the pumps. Didn't mean to infer that it was just a parent who could do this.

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Wed May 23 09:22:27 PM EDT 2007
We plan on arriving on the 6th and most likely do water parks.

Registered User renee mom of dillon 15 dx'd at 8 pumping  (68.84.38.103) Wed May 23 09:23:03 PM EDT 2007
I am in Newportville. Just a hop from Bensalem.

Registered User Ssuan Cory, 17, dx'd @9, pumping  (67.149.192.44) Wed May 23 09:23:21 PM EDT 2007
Hello

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:23:52 PM EDT 2007
Also - don't overlook Epcot on those really hot days. Most of the Epcot attractions are indoors - air conditioned!

Registered User Maggie Mom of Zack,10, dx'd 6 months ago  (72.78.120.153) Wed May 23 09:24:08 PM EDT 2007
Oh - OK! We have actually moved to Delaware, but we lived in the Far Northeast forever and were always in Bucks County - the water parks sound refreshing!

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:24:38 PM EDT 2007
Laura (Nicholas' mom) we are also bringing my niece who is 14 - she is from Indiana and has never seen the ocean or Disney -

Registered User KarenB from RI Mom of Nate, 11, dx'd at 9  (68.229.95.180) Wed May 23 09:25:25 PM EDT 2007
I noticed earlier you were all chatting about airline tix.
Try downloading "Ding" from Southwest. I bought three non-stop flights, roundtrip from Providence to Orlando for $98 each.

Registered User Janace Sarah's mom, dx'd at 21, new mother-in-law to Erin  (76.7.122.104) Wed May 23 09:25:25 PM EDT 2007
Laura, have you hit 3000 yet?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:25:40 PM EDT 2007
Connie - You should suggest to Disney that they should build their next theme park around an 'ocean' theme... then you could have the ocean AND Disney in one place...

Registered User Laura Mom of Nicholas, 6, dx'd 12/23/06 at 5  (71.200.76.172) Wed May 23 09:25:51 PM EDT 2007
My niece is really excited, not only about Disney but learning all she can about diabetes.

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:26:12 PM EDT 2007
 LOL Great idea, Laura B. - I'll get right on that

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:27:19 PM EDT 2007
Nope, but we will. There are nearly 4,000 room nights reserved right now. Incredible. Last year, for the entire conference, we utilized 2,000 room nights. For those of you interested in such things, a room night equals one room for one night, and it's how one contracts for an event like ours. Usually, our total room nights is very close to our total participants... but I think we'll hold steady at around 3,000. People are staying longer this year.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:28:43 PM EDT 2007
Are you guys all signed up for focus groups? There were several really good ones added this week!

Registered User KarenB from RI Mom of Nate, 11, dx'd at 9  (68.229.95.180) Wed May 23 09:29:31 PM EDT 2007
I signed up for 2. I'm really looking forward to them.

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:30:31 PM EDT 2007
We are going to the Pelikan focus group - digital lancing device sounds interesting. There is someone on our local listserv who is using it and will be at the booth during the conference

Registered User Debbie G. Mom of Donnie, 16, dx'd 12/01  (66.214.104.162) Wed May 23 09:30:31 PM EDT 2007
Laura, do you have another family from Lake Tahoe registered yet? A friend of Donnie's said they were coming.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:30:46 PM EDT 2007
I need to remind the children's program staff to sign up for these (still on, Stacey?) - since they work all day Thurs and Fri, the focus groups on Weds are a great opportunity...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:31:28 PM EDT 2007
Hey Debbie  Smile  Nope, no one else yet from Lake Tahoe. That I can remember, anyway. Did they say they registered already?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:32:07 PM EDT 2007
Animas/LifeScan added one just for teens at 1:00 on Weds. Natalie and Dr. Bob are facilitating it. With those two, it should be great. No parents allowed.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:32:36 PM EDT 2007
Did you ever get the feeling that you were talking to yourself? Razz 

Registered User KarenB from RI Mom of Nate, 11, dx'd at 9  (68.229.95.180) Wed May 23 09:33:19 PM EDT 2007
I'm here  Wink 

Registered User Janace Sarah's mom, dx'd at 21, new mother-in-law to Erin  (76.7.122.104) Wed May 23 09:33:20 PM EDT 2007
are there any older young adults--25-35?

Registered User Lisa Paige's Mom,age 9, dxd 10/10/06, MM pump  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:33:24 PM EDT 2007
all the time Laura, all the time...  LOL 

Registered User dmcnlly mom of patrick dxd at 5 yrs old  (152.163.100.66) Wed May 23 09:33:27 PM EDT 2007
laura, what do you mean by have we sign up for the focus group? what is that. sorry, just trying to get all the info i can, so i dont miss out on anything since its our first time.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:33:37 PM EDT 2007
We came across someone last night who wasnted to register. We told her to do it asap!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:34:23 PM EDT 2007
Focus group info: http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/Orlando2007/focusgroups.htm

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:34:39 PM EDT 2007
Laura - under the Program Overview from 6 - 9 PM on Wed. families have a chance to meet the childcare staff - what age group staff is this for?

Registered User Janace Sarah's mom, dx'd at 21, new mother-in-law to Erin  (76.7.122.104) Wed May 23 09:35:13 PM EDT 2007
besides the surprise entertainment, what will happen Thursday night at the dinner? Will there be country music?

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:35:20 PM EDT 2007
Hi Everyone

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:35:24 PM EDT 2007
howdy folks

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:36:08 PM EDT 2007
Hi Paige's Dad  Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:36:14 PM EDT 2007
Focus groups are the only things you need to pre-register for. They are 'mini-groups' (the largest group is 40 people) on specific topics, selected by the sponsors of the conference. Not everyone participates in focus groups, but if you'd like an extra day of education on a wonderful variety of topics, it's worth it. There is no childcare that day, though, so you'd need to make arrangements. I can put parents in touch with babysitters (teens from our group).

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:36:25 PM EDT 2007
Laura...just an FYI..if you still need helpers all day with the children's group...I would be willing to volunteer for either day or bothh

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:36:34 PM EDT 2007
and Wendy!

Registered User Laura Mom of Nicholas, 6, dx'd 12/23/06 at 5  (71.200.76.172) Wed May 23 09:36:40 PM EDT 2007
Nicholas was dx'd 2 days before Christmas this past year. We are looking into the pump and are down to Animas and Medtronics. Does anyone have a preference? Will it be easier if we wait until after Disney to adjust?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:36:56 PM EDT 2007
Meet the childcare staff is for childcare.  Smile  Under age 6 (i.e., kids registered for childcare).

Registered User Debbie G. Mom of Donnie, 16, dx'd 12/01  (66.214.104.162) Wed May 23 09:37:07 PM EDT 2007
They told me they (Jones or Dennis family)were coming when we were at a support group meeting with a great guy from Lifescan, last week. Kudos to Charles Renthro (sp.?) for hireing Jeremy Greenberg, excellent with the teens and I understand he will be at the conference Cool 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:37:28 PM EDT 2007
Laura, I'd look at all the pump options in Orlando. I may help you make a decision or it could make you more confused!

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:37:47 PM EDT 2007
Makes perfect sense to me, thanks!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:38:02 PM EDT 2007
Hey Wendy  Smile  Thanks for volunteering. Lauren asked me to keep the helpers number to 20 - and we're there right now... but I've got you as back-up if needed. Ok? I appreciate you volunteering!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:38:07 PM EDT 2007
I think Brenda has the right idea on the pump options...too look at all and try them all

Registered User Laura Mom of Nicholas, 6, dx'd 12/23/06 at 5  (71.200.76.172) Wed May 23 09:38:23 PM EDT 2007
Thanks Brenda.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:38:40 PM EDT 2007
No problem Laura....i can also be available if you say you need a sub if you don't get to the numbers...i am very flexible

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:38:57 PM EDT 2007
Laura we are supposed to meet sometime on Tuesday afternoon? Is that correct?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:39:05 PM EDT 2007
Are the DexCom people going to be at the Conf.?

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:40:09 PM EDT 2007
How many new vendors this year compared to last? There appear to be a lot of 'new' names on the list.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:41:23 PM EDT 2007
Mike - Not sure what you mean?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:41:35 PM EDT 2007
First she complained no one was talking to her, now Laura B. is not talking to US. Smile 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:41:37 PM EDT 2007
actually am doing the happy jig here...think i found one of our hotel cards with one more day at Disney left on it

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:41:38 PM EDT 2007
the volunteers?

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:41:56 PM EDT 2007
 LOL Brenda

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:42:03 PM EDT 2007
Yes, DexCom is at the conference. LOTS more vendors than in prior years. In fact, the exhibit hall is entirely sold out. We even needed to add an extra tier of booths - we're busting at the seams. Good problem to have.

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:42:03 PM EDT 2007
 LOL Brenda

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:42:34 PM EDT 2007
 LOL  Brenda...i should ask what kind of pie laura would like me to bring her...am bringing 2 pumpkin pies for Jesse

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:42:56 PM EDT 2007
great about the exhibitors Laura....

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:43:04 PM EDT 2007
Mike, I think the volunteers meet at the reception at 7 on Tues. in the Monterrey room. That's what the schedule says.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse - 15 - dx.12/05/01.... pumping with Cozmo 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Wed May 23 09:43:14 PM EDT 2007
bring her a peanut m and m pie...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:43:19 PM EDT 2007
Ahhh. yes. Tuesday evening. The volunteers reception. All volunteers and their families are meeting from 7-8:30. It's not really a 'meeting' - it's a social event. It's in Monterrey 1-3, plus the outdoor patio. Here is the link to the schedule-at-a-glance: http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/Orlando2007/program.htm

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:43:31 PM EDT 2007
No NUTS Stacey.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:43:54 PM EDT 2007
PIE? MMMMMM. Blueberry.  Grin 

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:43:58 PM EDT 2007
Very exciting to have the opportunity to see & touch new products and be able to talk to experts about various products

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse - 15 - dx.12/05/01.... pumping with Cozmo 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Wed May 23 09:44:03 PM EDT 2007
how's laura going to survive??

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:44:18 PM EDT 2007
ok Brenda, that's what I thought, I guess we'll have to put a schedule together so we know where we are supposed to be at what time Grin 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:44:27 PM EDT 2007
don't have those Stacey....sorry...choices are very berry, apple, cherry, blueberry, peach, and pecan i believe...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:44:36 PM EDT 2007
Yes, we all have to keep reminding people about 'no nuts.' We have some very allergic kiddos.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:44:38 PM EDT 2007
Laura actually prefers a BOX cake (gasp here from a bake from scratch person)--yellow with CANNED choc. frosting. I made her one once since Sam was at our house. He took it back to his mom.

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:44:58 PM EDT 2007
Wow - is someone taking pie orders?  Confused 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse - 15 - dx.12/05/01.... pumping with Cozmo 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Wed May 23 09:45:17 PM EDT 2007
wendy is...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:45:23 PM EDT 2007
Okay Laura..I will note the blueberry....shhh connie..yep

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:45:43 PM EDT 2007
Wendy, does your family make pies to sell or are you just offering from the fruits you grow on the farm?

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:45:57 PM EDT 2007
chocolate works too Wendy

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse - 15 - dx.12/05/01.... pumping with Cozmo 4/03  (64.12.116.196) Wed May 23 09:45:59 PM EDT 2007
gotta run ... again..
see you at FFl  Smile 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:45:59 PM EDT 2007
Brenda..i am in Laura's camp..actually like box cake mix also....

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:46:21 PM EDT 2007
There is a volunteer schedule, and you will be receiving an email from me a few weeks prior to the conference if you've volunteered and I've replied 'the job is yours.' If you've received a scholarship for the conference, Julia Mattingly will be in touch to let you know what the volunteer placements are. And then - finally - at the Volunteers Reception on Tuesday night, you will get an envelope with all the details (again), plus your very very cool volunteer shirts!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:46:34 PM EDT 2007
bye Stacey..take Care..we bake them Brenda...we don't make them but they are good....

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:47:05 PM EDT 2007
OH NO that's where the pink ones are

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:47:13 PM EDT 2007
Jesse loves the pumpkin pie...I have never tried it

Registered User Lisa Paige's Mom,age 9, dxd 10/10/06, MM pump  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:47:15 PM EDT 2007
kewl...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:47:22 PM EDT 2007
Ok. I'm hungry now. Who has pie?  Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:47:40 PM EDT 2007
in a few weeks you will Laura....

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:47:47 PM EDT 2007
White with purple, Mike... except yours. It will be pink.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:47:48 PM EDT 2007
Apple and pumpkin are about the only pies my family eats. Laura, I need to call you soon to find out how to get a bday cake for Kathryn. Have to ask her when she'd like to have it.

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:48:12 PM EDT 2007
Wendy, I tend to agree with my late uncles philosophy on the pies, he said he liked two kinds, open face and closed face Grin 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:48:19 PM EDT 2007
Well - that's one thing we do very well at the conferences - we eat good food, right?

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:48:20 PM EDT 2007
 LOL  Laura

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:48:20 PM EDT 2007
I KNEW IT

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:48:44 PM EDT 2007
Jeff and I were just discussing the shirt color a few hrs ago. He said, "No pink, No salmon/peach, No baby blue."

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:48:50 PM EDT 2007
yep we do...you would never starve at the conferance

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:49:11 PM EDT 2007
Brenda, I'd suggest doing a bakery cake, not a Disney cake... Mike Schurig can point us in the right direction (I'll bet Gayle would order it for you).

Registered User Lisa Paige's Mom,age 9, dxd 10/10/06, MM pump  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:49:21 PM EDT 2007
good one Laura... I'll get a kick out of seeing my hubbie in pink LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:49:30 PM EDT 2007
Oh, SALMON! Next year....

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:49:44 PM EDT 2007
is it Kathryn's birthday Brenda?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:49:57 PM EDT 2007
July 10. She will be 17.

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:50:01 PM EDT 2007
about as much a chance of seeing that as there is the kilt like the girls were suggesting last night Razz 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:50:56 PM EDT 2007
Kathryn always has her birthday during our conference... does she move it around?  LOL  Just teasing. Tell her that next year, she can have her birthday at home... the conference is the last week in July!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:51:18 PM EDT 2007
 LOL  Laura...

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:51:36 PM EDT 2007
that will be during my birthday then Laura

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:51:58 PM EDT 2007
Yes, right before Brooke's birthday next year.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:52:09 PM EDT 2007
darn, I'll actually have to plan for a party or whatever ten. Cry 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:52:17 PM EDT 2007
then, not ten

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:52:20 PM EDT 2007
Oh good. A pink cake. Grin 

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:53:02 PM EDT 2007
that's fine, cake's cake, I don't care what color it is Grin 

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:53:06 PM EDT 2007
 LOL Brenda - not sure that you could top the 3000+ people who attend this year!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:53:39 PM EDT 2007
That's right. 3,000 of your very best friends.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:54:36 PM EDT 2007
And we actually do have cake at some of our FFL meals. I love cake. Plain old sheet cake (from a box) with canned frosting. Vanilla AND chocolate. Gotta love it.

Registered User Lisa Paige's Mom,age 9, dxd 10/10/06, MM pump  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:54:51 PM EDT 2007
OK... so while the kiddos are doing their activities, the mom's and dad's just cruise the exhibit hall?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:54:57 PM EDT 2007
Well, if I can have a cake delivered, the best place in Orlando is probably Annie Pie's Bakery. Saw this place on the Food Network a few years ago. See http://www.anniepiesbakery.com/html/home1.asp

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:54:58 PM EDT 2007
Now I really AM hungry... Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Debbie G. Mom of Donnie, 16, dx'd 12/01  (66.214.104.162) Wed May 23 09:55:33 PM EDT 2007
I can't remember...do all of the rooms at Coronado have mini fridges?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:55:55 PM EDT 2007
All day Thurs and Fri, the parents are on the same schedule as the kids. They have sessions; you have sessions. Except you have a choice of 4-6 for each hour. Have you looked at the schedule? Mike - point her in the right direction...

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:55:55 PM EDT 2007
Perhaps you need to take a site visit to check it out, Brenda Razz 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:56:08 PM EDT 2007
Lisa, on Wed. night there's food and the Exhibit Hall opens. You cruise around with your kids unless they are old enough to go off on their own. You can re-visit the Hall during the sessions on Th. and Fri. unless you are in a session.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 09:56:09 PM EDT 2007
 LOL  LOL  i just took a bite out of my computer screen

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:56:26 PM EDT 2007
Yes, all rooms have mini-refrigerators. And they all have high-speed internet now! ($10/day)

Registered User Lisa Paige's Mom,age 9, dxd 10/10/06, MM pump  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:57:15 PM EDT 2007
OK.. I've got so much going on I'm trying to wrap my head around it all LOL 

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:57:34 PM EDT 2007
 LOL Laura, I do have the schedules printed out around here somewhere, we haven't looked at them in a while

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:58:02 PM EDT 2007
 LOL Wendy

Wait - I can help you out with sampling them

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 09:58:44 PM EDT 2007
Lisa, when you pick up your registration packet, it will include a big program guide to help you figure out who needs to be where when, etc.

Registered User Julia mom of Ethan  (152.163.100.66) Wed May 23 09:59:02 PM EDT 2007
Hi all...sorry i missed it again...i need a stick note attached to my head

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:59:17 PM EDT 2007
Parents info - http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/Orlando2007/ParentsSchedule.htm

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 09:59:23 PM EDT 2007
I have to warn everyone that we are all going to be spread out around the lake, room-wise. Not everyone can be in 'the building next-door' to the Convention Center. I am trying very hard to designate only people who really need to be that close...people with physical disabilities, staff who need to carry a lot of stuff back and forth, older folks, etc. The hotel runs golf carts very frequently all around the lake, so you can hitch a ride... just allow time for it.

Registered User Lisa Paige's Mom,age 9, dxd 10/10/06, MM pump  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 09:59:36 PM EDT 2007
OK, thanks Brenda, that's what I was kinda stressing about.... in other words, it's a no brainer?

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 09:59:45 PM EDT 2007
Youth info - http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/Orlando2007/YouthSchedule.htm

Registered User Debbie G. Mom of Donnie, 16, dx'd 12/01  (66.214.104.162) Wed May 23 09:59:54 PM EDT 2007
Hi Julia  Razz  sending a photo soon.

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 10:00:15 PM EDT 2007
Hi Julia Smile 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (71.53.29.43) Wed May 23 10:00:29 PM EDT 2007
Hi Julia

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 10:00:37 PM EDT 2007
It's a good idea to look at the schedule at least a few days ahead of time so that you have an idea of what the sessions are and what your choices might be. If you just step in on Weds and have not prepared yourself, you WILL be overwhelmed, and I don't think it will be a great experience. Joining these chats is a good thing, too... because you're already starting with friends!

Registered User Julia mom of Ethan  (152.163.100.66) Wed May 23 10:00:49 PM EDT 2007
Hi Debbie and Connie...i will be watching for a photo

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 10:01:03 PM EDT 2007
Do we qualify as older folks yet? Jeff keeps reminding me that I'm almost 50, yet he's not much past 45. I'll be 49 this year, yet he will be 48 a month later.

Registered User Julia mom of Ethan  (152.163.100.66) Wed May 23 10:01:12 PM EDT 2007
I have alot now...i am going to get boards to get started

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 10:01:48 PM EDT 2007
Julia, my photos are in the envelope and ready to go tomorrow. I have about 10 boxes to ship. Frown 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 10:02:05 PM EDT 2007
No, but you do qualify as 'one who carries a lot!'

Registered User Julia mom of Ethan  (152.163.100.66) Wed May 23 10:02:12 PM EDT 2007
Ok Brenda i will be watching for it.

Registered User Julia mom of Ethan  (152.163.100.66) Wed May 23 10:02:27 PM EDT 2007
Last day of school today...hoping to catch my breath now

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 10:02:47 PM EDT 2007
You're shipping 10 boxes of photos to Julia!  Eek  Julia, you'd best get more boards...

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 10:03:02 PM EDT 2007
 LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 10:03:20 PM EDT 2007
Sam's last day of school is Friday... and then he will be a GRADUATE! My baby boy. How did this happen so quickly?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 10:03:24 PM EDT 2007
No, I'm shipping other stuff--one box to you, as a matter of fact. More brochures and stuff for Neal.

Registered User Lisa Paige's Mom,age 9, dxd 10/10/06, MM pump  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 10:03:34 PM EDT 2007
half day left for me tomorrow, Julia... yeah!

Registered User Julia mom of Ethan  (152.163.100.66) Wed May 23 10:03:40 PM EDT 2007
I know...will the Coronado have enough easels...that is not spelled right

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 10:04:04 PM EDT 2007
How exciting, Laura!

Registered User Debbie G. Mom of Donnie, 16, dx'd 12/01  (66.214.104.162) Wed May 23 10:04:35 PM EDT 2007
Julia, I will be happy to help you set things up and add last minute photos.

Registered User Julia mom of Ethan  (152.163.100.66) Wed May 23 10:05:17 PM EDT 2007
Gotta go pick up Hannah she has been gone all day. Can't wait to see you all in Orlando

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 10:05:26 PM EDT 2007
Stuff for Neal? What does he need?
Yep - Sam is pretty excited. Tomorrow is 'Senior Skip Day' which I'm not so sure I agree with... so I've allowed Sam to do a 'half senior skip day' - he has to go to physics (presentation due) and Spanish(ditto).

Registered User Chelsea 14 canada  (68.148.81.7) Wed May 23 10:05:31 PM EDT 2007
wow you guses get out so early got 4 weeks left

Registered User Julia mom of Ethan  (152.163.100.66) Wed May 23 10:05:35 PM EDT 2007
Thanks Debbie...there is always last minute photos

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 10:05:41 PM EDT 2007
I spent several hours a few weeks ago organizing prev. Conf. photos in a couple of albums and I plan to bring them. Julia, can we sit them out at the registration desk? Hope so. Now, Jeff wants me to go through and print copies of the on-line photos and add them. Maybe by the 2008 Conf. That's a winter job. Too many things to do outdoors these days--mowing, painting, etc.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 10:05:54 PM EDT 2007
Julia - Disney has thousands of easels. No problem.

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 10:06:06 PM EDT 2007
Julia there's surely a lumberyard around Orlando, we can build you more

Registered User Julia mom of Ethan  (152.163.100.66) Wed May 23 10:06:24 PM EDT 2007
Lisa...gotta love those half days

Registered User Julia mom of Ethan  (152.163.100.66) Wed May 23 10:06:40 PM EDT 2007
I may need more at that rate

Registered User Lisa Paige's Mom,age 9, dxd 10/10/06, MM pump  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 10:06:47 PM EDT 2007
Chelsea, my nieces are in PA and they don't get out until June 15th I think... don't feel bad

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 10:06:50 PM EDT 2007
I don't think those will fit at the registration counter - we need to keep that clear for registration. It will be swamped. Perhaps a table by the easels - as long as someone can staff it. I wouldn't want to leave them out where someone could walk away with them.

Registered User Chelsea 14 canada  (68.148.81.7) Wed May 23 10:07:31 PM EDT 2007
ok thank june 28 here

Registered User Debbie G. Mom of Donnie, 16, dx'd 12/01  (66.214.104.162) Wed May 23 10:07:40 PM EDT 2007
Sam graduating ::grin:

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 10:07:45 PM EDT 2007
I think there are only TWO albums. Now, once I add those other 1,000 pics....

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 10:08:08 PM EDT 2007
Brenda, if Lisa and Paige ever get her quilt done, do we need to send it to you or bring it with us?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 10:08:19 PM EDT 2007
Oops! I just looked at the clock! I need to officially close the Friends for Life chat... although the room will stay open for a bit, and I'll stay online until 10:30. Thanks for chatting, everyone! See you in July! How many weeks is that? Smile 

Registered User Julia mom of Ethan  (152.163.100.66) Wed May 23 10:08:23 PM EDT 2007
Maybe a table with or close to the quilt square we sign

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 10:09:30 PM EDT 2007
July always has 4 weeks and three days in it  Grin 

Registered User Lisa Paige's Mom,age 9, dxd 10/10/06, MM pump  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 10:09:35 PM EDT 2007
hey now, I'm just finishing up school and camp starts next week for me... gimme a break LOL 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 10:09:56 PM EDT 2007
We would rather have the quilt sent to us so we can "catalog" it. Deadline is June 15. BUT, if it not's done in time, bring it along. Just remind us NOT to pack it up with the other quilts or it will end up in Wisconsin where Jeff's dad stores the quilts.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 10:09:56 PM EDT 2007
That's a good idea, Julia. That way, the same person can keep half an eye on it.

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 8, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (70.174.149.4) Wed May 23 10:10:06 PM EDT 2007
Good Night all - can't wait to see everyone - enjoy Sam's graduation, Laura! Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 10:10:52 PM EDT 2007
Thanks for chatting, Connie - and for the good wishes. We'll have a house-ful!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 10:11:19 PM EDT 2007
Lisa, don't feel bad. For each of our kids, I make a cross-stitch thing with their name and birthdate. Marissa's was done shortly after her birth. Kathryn's was done by her 5th bday or so. Tim's STILL isn't done and he just turned 13! Blush 

Registered User Chelsea 14 canada  (68.148.81.7) Wed May 23 10:11:38 PM EDT 2007
ya night to got to go study for a test

Registered User Lisa Paige's Mom,age 9, dxd 10/10/06, MM pump  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 10:11:55 PM EDT 2007
OK.. good nite all... see you in July Smile 

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 10:12:19 PM EDT 2007
Well I got the priviledge of being one of the packer uppers, so I guess if that happens, I can remember LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 10:13:18 PM EDT 2007
Good night, Chelsea - thanks for joining us! G'night Lisa!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 10:13:44 PM EDT 2007
Last year, we had to call Jeff's dad and describe the quilts as he looked through boxes. He just didn't know the "system," which you will learn. The quilts are all numbered and get folded a boxed a very specific way, per Jeff.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 10:14:48 PM EDT 2007
I'm signing off, too. Got a few things to do before bed. There are way too few hours in the day this month! See you all.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 10:14:51 PM EDT 2007
Many of the Quilt setter-uppers are going to be with the teens at MGM on Friday when we take it down. We'll have a crew of about 10 to take it down; several people are new, though, and need the Jeff Instructions!

Registered User Laura Mom of Nicholas, 6, dx'd 12/23/06 at 5  (71.200.76.172) Wed May 23 10:14:53 PM EDT 2007
Brenda, you have to have them by the 15th?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 10:15:30 PM EDT 2007
'night, Brenda. Talk to you tomorrow. Good luck at the post office! It's supposed to be 90 here tomorrow - how about you?  Cool 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 10:15:30 PM EDT 2007
Yes, Laura, so we can photograph them, attach a number and get them boxed for shipping.

Registered User Laura Mom of Nicholas, 6, dx'd 12/23/06 at 5  (71.200.76.172) Wed May 23 10:16:07 PM EDT 2007
Cool, ours should be finished soon. I have a friend that is putting a lot of work into it.

Registered User Debbie G. Mom of Donnie, 16, dx'd 12/01  (66.214.104.162) Wed May 23 10:16:21 PM EDT 2007
Good Night everyone, time for dinner here. Laura, enjoy Sam's Graduation, congradulations to your "College Boy" Razz 

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 10:17:03 PM EDT 2007
sweet dreams Brenda and Debbie

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 19, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed May 23 10:17:29 PM EDT 2007
85ish. Mowed today before it hit 88. Not too humid--we really could use some rain.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 10:17:33 PM EDT 2007
G'night, Debbie - Talk to you soon! Grin 

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 10:18:10 PM EDT 2007
we don't need anymore of that, but there are severe storms moving our way again

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 10:18:21 PM EDT 2007
Ok... well, I guess I'll sign off, too. We'll chat once more in June... in the meantime, feel free to email me with questions!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (68.255.165.50) Wed May 23 10:18:44 PM EDT 2007
Mike - stay safe. I hope the storms bypass you.

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 10:18:57 PM EDT 2007
I wouldn't do that to you Laura LOL 

sweet dreams

Registered User Laura Mom of Nicholas, 6, dx'd 12/23/06 at 5  (71.200.76.172) Wed May 23 10:19:00 PM EDT 2007
Thanks for everything, Laura. Good Night

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.7.146) Wed May 23 10:19:53 PM EDT 2007
we are going to get them, but just for thunderstorms this time, Greensburg is still recovering, but they are getting lots of help from all over the state

Registered User nathans mom   (67.175.16.55) Wed May 23 11:11:34 PM EDT 2007
anyone with a pump know about going on 6 flags rides?

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