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CWD Friends for Life 2009 Conference Chat - September 8, 2008

Registered User Moderator   (server) Mon Sep 08 08:00:00 PM EDT 2008
Our chat about the Friends for Life 2009 conference starts at 9pm Eastern.

Registered User brittanysmith young  (74.79.244.25) Mon Sep 08 08:09:27 PM EDT 2008
hey

Registered User Princesscarms   (97.86.225.246) Mon Sep 08 08:10:11 PM EDT 2008
hi

Registered User Momakat Mom of Spencer 15,dxd May 28 2008  (75.138.168.89) Mon Sep 08 08:28:02 PM EDT 2008
Hello everyone Smile 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:29:22 PM EDT 2008
Hi Momakat - The Friends for Life chat starts at 9:00. I'm early; sometimes people drop in well ahead of time. How are you tonight?  Smile 

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:30:42 PM EDT 2008
Hi Laura, How are you?

Registered User Momakat Mom of Spencer 15,dxd May 28 2008  (75.138.168.89) Mon Sep 08 08:31:04 PM EDT 2008
im fine thank you..was just looking around the site and was wonder what was going on here at 900.im ne to all this

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:32:22 PM EDT 2008
Friends for Life is a conf held in Orlando every year

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:32:40 PM EDT 2008
This is the first chat for next years conf in July

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:32:53 PM EDT 2008
How is Spencer doing?

Registered User Momakat Mom of Spencer 15,dxd May 28 2008  (75.138.168.89) Mon Sep 08 08:33:04 PM EDT 2008
what all do they chat about? Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:33:10 PM EDT 2008
hi all

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:33:58 PM EDT 2008
Hey Loren - We're doing well, thanks. Both kids back to college; it's very quiet here! And, we are getting some much needed rain - it's a nice evening.

Registered User Momakat Mom of Spencer 15,dxd May 28 2008  (75.138.168.89) Mon Sep 08 08:34:21 PM EDT 2008
he ok ate a hole bag of gummy worms after school and his sugar was 293

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:35:06 PM EDT 2008
Momakat - The Friends for Life conference information is here: http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/Orlando2009/ It is a conference that we hold each summer in Orlando. About 3000 people from all over the world attend - half are children... OUR children!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:35:29 PM EDT 2008
Hi Jen - How you doing tonight?

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:35:47 PM EDT 2008
we went this year for the first time and loved it we are hoping to go again in 2009

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:36:23 PM EDT 2008
pretty good laura

Registered User Momakat Mom of Spencer 15,dxd May 28 2008  (75.138.168.89) Mon Sep 08 08:36:23 PM EDT 2008
How is chase?

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:36:41 PM EDT 2008
We went for the first time as well! My dad and step-mom attended the grandparents sessions.

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:37:48 PM EDT 2008
Chase is well. He is starting back at preschool this week. He will go 5 days this year for 3 hrs. Last year he went for 2. My husband and I dont receive any help from local family.

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:37:54 PM EDT 2008
yeah i noticed they had a lot of grandparents there

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:38:21 PM EDT 2008
hi

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:38:22 PM EDT 2008
I am excited and he is estatic! He loves his school!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:38:45 PM EDT 2008
The grandparents sessions were great, weren't they? It was so exciting to see all of the grandparents learning and trying meters and pumps - what a great group. I think there will be many more next summer!

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:39:03 PM EDT 2008
where are you from loren

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:39:23 PM EDT 2008
When we were at the conf (FFL) he would ask other children where their pumps were. Now when we go other places he still asks older kids where there pumps are. Kinda of cute.

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:39:43 PM EDT 2008
aww that is cute

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:39:50 PM EDT 2008
I am from Richmond, VA.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:40:02 PM EDT 2008
Loren - We're at opposite ends of the age spectrum... you've got a preschooler, and I sent mine off to college. Believe it or not, lots of similarities in the feelings!

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:40:08 PM EDT 2008
im from rockland mass

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:40:33 PM EDT 2008
They learned alot of valuable info. The best is they realized how hard/alone it is for me.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:40:35 PM EDT 2008
We have a conference in Bethesda in 2 1/2 weeks - gearing up for that one. It's about pumps and sensors. Technology.

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:41:22 PM EDT 2008
My 14 year old just started High School. She went from a small catholic school to a large public high school Eek  Eek 

Registered User Momakat Mom of Spencer 15,dxd May 28 2008  (75.138.168.89) Mon Sep 08 08:41:23 PM EDT 2008
Im from Elizabethton,Tennessee

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:41:26 PM EDT 2008
my kids had a great time. even the non diabetic ones enjoyed all the sessioons

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:41:53 PM EDT 2008
Jen did your daughter make a lot of friends at FFL?

Registered User Traci Mom of Aubrey, 9, dx'd this year and pumping since July  (75.200.137.33) Mon Sep 08 08:42:15 PM EDT 2008
Hi Everyone.

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:42:23 PM EDT 2008
Laura, I wish I was able to attend.

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:42:36 PM EDT 2008
shes sdhy but she did seem to have a great time

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:42:45 PM EDT 2008
I wish that my parents and Neal's parents had shown an interest in learning about type 1 when Sam was younger. They just weren't interested. Now that we've had this core group of 100+ grandparents attending, I think the group will really grow, and they will encourage other grandparents to learn. It's a wonderful thing. Betty, Rachele, and Bruce are already working on next year's program!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:43:13 PM EDT 2008
I wish you could, too... but you can't do everything. Right? There are only so many hours in the day.

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:43:29 PM EDT 2008
Hi Traci.
Momakat - you're not too far away.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:43:57 PM EDT 2008
Jen - Are you happy about next year's dividing the teens into 'younger teens' (ages 13/14) and 'older teens' (ages 15-17)?

Registered User Traci Mom of Aubrey, 9, dx'd this year and pumping since July  (75.200.137.33) Mon Sep 08 08:44:13 PM EDT 2008
This past year was our first and we loved it! We have already booked f this coming year. My mom attended the grandparents seesions and loved it.

Registered User Momakat Mom of Spencer 15,dxd May 28 2008  (75.138.168.89) Mon Sep 08 08:44:27 PM EDT 2008
no, were close

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:44:29 PM EDT 2008
that sounds like a good idea. boy that was a big group this year with all the teens!

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:44:42 PM EDT 2008
We reserved a room for my husbands parents for next year. They are the local gp's. They are the ones missing out. It really makes me sad to think about what Chase is missing.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:45:16 PM EDT 2008
Hey Traci - So, will Aubrey be a tween next year?

Registered User Momakat Mom of Spencer 15,dxd May 28 2008  (75.138.168.89) Mon Sep 08 08:45:38 PM EDT 2008
We were up ther this weekend at the Creeper trail,have you ever been

Registered User Traci Mom of Aubrey, 9, dx'd this year and pumping since July  (75.200.137.33) Mon Sep 08 08:46:00 PM EDT 2008
No she will still be only 9 and in the elementary age. I think

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:46:31 PM EDT 2008
The teens are a big group! And, with the growth that comes along with having a conference at Disney, I'm expecting 350 or so teens next summer. We NEED to separate them into smaller groups. That's a boatload of teens. Eek 

Registered User Traci Mom of Aubrey, 9, dx'd this year and pumping since July  (75.200.137.33) Mon Sep 08 08:46:51 PM EDT 2008
Who lives close to the Creeper Trail?

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:46:56 PM EDT 2008
My dd daughter had a GREAT time! She keeps trying to talk me into sending her to Wisconsin to see the boy she met. He has invited her to his brother's bar mitzvah (sp?) and his homecoming!!!

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:47:13 PM EDT 2008
My youngest child timmy was in the elemntary group hes 7 will be 8 next yr he had a blast. the people are great with the kids!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:47:33 PM EDT 2008
Traci, we're separating the elementary, too. 6-7 year olds and 8-9. Again, making more manageable group size. Still the same activities in each group, but Aubrey will be with other 8 and 9 year olds instead of the whole 6-9 age range.

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:47:36 PM EDT 2008
Traci, where is your mom from? and you?

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:48:11 PM EDT 2008
timmy will be in the 8-9 too . hell be 8 in dec

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:48:25 PM EDT 2008
Ah! Nothing like CWD matchmaking. We always wonder who the first CWD Wedding will be!  Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Traci Mom of Aubrey, 9, dx'd this year and pumping since July  (75.200.137.33) Mon Sep 08 08:48:46 PM EDT 2008
WE both live in Tenn. We live in Gray and she lives in Kingsport area.

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:49:06 PM EDT 2008
Chase will be 3 and will still be with the little guys!

Registered User Traci Mom of Aubrey, 9, dx'd this year and pumping since July  (75.200.137.33) Mon Sep 08 08:49:27 PM EDT 2008
Aubrey will love being in the older graoup, but she will be so sad if she loss Elizabeth.

Registered User Moderator   (server) Mon Sep 08 08:50:00 PM EDT 2008
Our chat about the Friends for Life 2009 conference starts in 10 min in the 'Friends for Life' room.

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 08:50:17 PM EDT 2008
It is constant texting and talking!!! I has been good for her to see how her bother will have to do things/adjust as he gets older.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:50:34 PM EDT 2008
The grandparents will be having a series of chats, too - you may want to encourage your folks to at least listen in (even if they are shy or timid with the internet - it's still fine to be online and simply watch). I'll be sending a note about the schedule once we have the first one set. Betty Brackenridge, and Bruce and Rachele Baccaro will lead the chats... they lead the grandparents group at FFL.

Registered User Momakat Mom of Spencer 15,dxd May 28 2008  (75.138.168.89) Mon Sep 08 08:51:14 PM EDT 2008
Traci i live in eliz and attend the kda in kingsport

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:51:48 PM EDT 2008
Chase will have a BLAST in childcare next year. There is a whole group of kids who go through these groups together and 'graduate' from one to the next... he'll be one of those kids who remembers so many summers with his CWD buds. That's pretty special.

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:52:20 PM EDT 2008
yeah my mom went to the grandparents chats this year. she didnt attend theb conference last yr but is thinking about it this yr

Registered User Traci Mom of Aubrey, 9, dx'd this year and pumping since July  (75.200.137.33) Mon Sep 08 08:52:34 PM EDT 2008
My mom felt so much more comfortable taking care of Aubrey and feel like she can handle things as long as I am a call away. I feel so blessed that she grew so much with the conference.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:52:55 PM EDT 2008
I started the FFL conferences in 2000 so Sam could meet other kids. This summer will be our 10th FFL. He'll have finished his 2nd year in college. He doesn't really remember summers without FFL and his CWD buddies.

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:53:11 PM EDT 2008
thats so nice!

Registered User Traci Mom of Aubrey, 9, dx'd this year and pumping since July  (75.200.137.33) Mon Sep 08 08:53:15 PM EDT 2008
Tommorrow night will be our first meeting with KDA.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 08:53:48 PM EDT 2008
Good evening all.

Registered User Momakat Mom of Spencer 15,dxd May 28 2008  (75.138.168.89) Mon Sep 08 08:54:14 PM EDT 2008
Great it will be our second... we will be there

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:54:14 PM EDT 2008
i worry about ally being on her own someday. shes almost 14 so have a few more years but it still woprries me

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:54:15 PM EDT 2008
Traci, that is tremendous. What a great thing that your mom has decided that she can learn and help you and Aubrey.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:55:29 PM EDT 2008
I know. We all worry about the day our kids leave and go to college or to their own apartments. But - we do the best we can and give them the best tools and the best knowledge... and then we bite our nails as far down as they go...

Registered User Momakat Mom of Spencer 15,dxd May 28 2008  (75.138.168.89) Mon Sep 08 08:55:39 PM EDT 2008
Hi Brenda

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:55:52 PM EDT 2008
Hey Brenda! How was curriculum night? Grin 

Registered User Traci Mom of Aubrey, 9, dx'd this year and pumping since July  (75.200.137.33) Mon Sep 08 08:56:23 PM EDT 2008
I know the feeling. I worry about when the hormones set in and AUbrey fights her diabetes care

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:57:35 PM EDT 2008
yeah my daughter rebells big time gets mad when i have to remind her to do what she is supposed to

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:57:49 PM EDT 2008
So - does anyone have any pressing EARLY questions about the conference or the venue? I'm actually going to Disney's Coronado Springs Resort next week to work on the conference and get the lay of the land. We have a LOT of space in this convention center.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 08:58:19 PM EDT 2008
hi everyone  Smile 

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 08:58:33 PM EDT 2008
hi stacey

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 08:58:47 PM EDT 2008
Tim's teachers seemed ok. I sure couldn't handle teaching 14/15 year olds!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 08:58:52 PM EDT 2008
Hi Everyone

Registered User Momakat Mom of Spencer 15,dxd May 28 2008  (75.138.168.89) Mon Sep 08 08:59:17 PM EDT 2008
Spencer is 15 and its been very overwheming he says he is tried of it all ready and its only been 4 months

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 08:59:17 PM EDT 2008
Hey Stacey! We were just talking a few minutes ago about childcare and what a blast the kids had last summer. (For those of you who don't know, Stacey was one of the lead staff in the K room)

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 08:59:43 PM EDT 2008
Does Spencer know any other teens with D?

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:00:07 PM EDT 2008
do they ever need volunteers for the childcare? Im a licenced day care teacher. I love being with the young ones

Registered User martyn/scotland/20 dxd at 5  (79.69.248.124) Mon Sep 08 09:01:13 PM EDT 2008
hi every one

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:01:31 PM EDT 2008
hi martyn

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:01:41 PM EDT 2008
Hi martyn

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:01:50 PM EDT 2008
Hi Jen - 'They' is us. I organize the volunteers - so if you are interested in helping, please email me privately, ok? Our conference runs on all of the efforts, energy, and love of our volunteers. Truly.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 09:02:00 PM EDT 2008
hey Martyn- how are ya??

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:02:11 PM EDT 2008
Martyn! It's the middle of the night in Scotland! What are you doing up?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:02:13 PM EDT 2008
Hi martyn. Marissa will be disappointed to miss you. She's at the beach for a few days until she has to come back home for school.

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:02:29 PM EDT 2008
oh wow i will then laura! I work in a child care center i am an infant teacher i would love to help out if its needed

Registered User martyn/scotland/20 dxd at 5  (79.69.248.124) Mon Sep 08 09:03:08 PM EDT 2008
ok how everyone .

that shame brenda

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:03:12 PM EDT 2008
Ok Stacey, what is wrong? You haven't asked about brownies yet or the color of next year's shirts?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:03:20 PM EDT 2008
Martyn, Tim says hello. He's doing chores and getting ready for bed. School bus comes around 6:30 a.m. for him.

Registered User Momakat Mom of Spencer 15,dxd May 28 2008  (75.138.168.89) Mon Sep 08 09:03:25 PM EDT 2008
no, but he did meet a boy today at the dragon boat race practice i think his name was tj they seem to start talking to each other i think he needs some one his on age to talk to

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:03:40 PM EDT 2008
She is still recuperating Laura.... LOL 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 09:03:42 PM EDT 2008
i was just gonna do that... I figured I'd let you get warmed up...lol...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:03:57 PM EDT 2008
Martyn is one of the elementary staff... the children love him!

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:04:02 PM EDT 2008
good evening everyone

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:04:13 PM EDT 2008
Wll, momakat, maybe you will be able to attend the FFl Conference next July where he can meets many teens with D.

Registered User martyn/scotland/20 dxd at 5  (79.69.248.124) Mon Sep 08 09:04:18 PM EDT 2008
that early a couldnt get up that early. tellhim a said hi

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:04:46 PM EDT 2008
Hey Wendy - How did you sneak in? Sorry I missed you! How are you? Smile 

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:05:00 PM EDT 2008
Hi martyn. my little one timmy was 7 this year he had a good time with the emelmentary group

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:05:11 PM EDT 2008
Hi Dru!  Smile 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:05:12 PM EDT 2008
I took the back door.... LOL 

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:05:26 PM EDT 2008
hi dru

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:05:52 PM EDT 2008
martyn, my son Andrew met you at FFL and he says hello...did u find your id? hello laura

Registered User martyn/scotland/20 dxd at 5  (79.69.248.124) Mon Sep 08 09:06:01 PM EDT 2008
it so much fun helping out . they kids have such a good time

Registered User martyn/scotland/20 dxd at 5  (79.69.248.124) Mon Sep 08 09:06:15 PM EDT 2008
yeah

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:06:25 PM EDT 2008
Martyn - I'm going to be in your neck of the woods later this week -in London. Just for a very short visit - but maybe a longer one in November. Looking at hotels for a potential FFL in the UK in 2009!

Registered User martyn/scotland/20 dxd at 5  (79.69.248.124) Mon Sep 08 09:07:12 PM EDT 2008
sound gd laura

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:07:12 PM EDT 2008
wow in london for ffl thats interesting

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:07:21 PM EDT 2008
laura, how do u keep track of which time zone u are in with all the travel????? LOL 

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:07:55 PM EDT 2008
perhaps u need a private jet at your disposal

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:08:15 PM EDT 2008
Jen, before I forget, would you please email me tonight or tomorrow so that I don't forget that you would like to help out in childcare? That sounds like a perfect match.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:08:30 PM EDT 2008
Hi! I made it to a chat!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:08:46 PM EDT 2008
Hi Pam, How are you?

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:09:03 PM EDT 2008
sure i will laura. I like to work with the really young kids. i would be glad to help

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:09:07 PM EDT 2008
hi pam welcome

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:09:24 PM EDT 2008
Fine, just swamped with school stuff and family needs

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 09:09:34 PM EDT 2008
hi pam !! Eek 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:09:38 PM EDT 2008
We are hoping to extend FFL conferences to many different countries over the next few years. It's difficult and expensive for people to travel from other countries to Orlando... heck, it's difficult and expensive for lots of families in the U.S. to do that! Imagine if we could offer similar information and experiences in many different places, and bring the kind of friendship and family that we've made at FFL in the US to so many different countries...

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:09:43 PM EDT 2008
Hi Dru

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:10:08 PM EDT 2008
Hey Pam - What's for dinner?

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:10:09 PM EDT 2008
 Eek  Pam sorry about you being swamped

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:10:16 PM EDT 2008
Wendy, Sarah loves the stuff you got for her at FFL.

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:10:21 PM EDT 2008
thats a good idea to expand to different countruies

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:10:24 PM EDT 2008
Hi Stacey

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:10:42 PM EDT 2008
martyn, if u are still here, Andrew, age 16 wants to know if he can keep in contact with u

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:10:51 PM EDT 2008
Salad, tamales and fresh fruit. What time you coming over?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 09:11:14 PM EDT 2008
ok - here it is - I'm busting... have you decided on a color for the t shirts???lol....

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:11:16 PM EDT 2008
Dru - I am a big fan of Lunesta and Ambien when traveling a lot. The first night in a new hotel - with all the weird sounds and doors closing and traffic - I have trouble sleeping. Or, maybe I'm just old and it's the 50's thing...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:11:24 PM EDT 2008
oh tell her no problem...i had a ball gathering it for her

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:11:30 PM EDT 2008
Hi everyone Smile 

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:11:34 PM EDT 2008
Hello FFL from CA. How is everyone? I miss you guys Cry 

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:11:42 PM EDT 2008
pam, is there any other kind of life besides swamped??? LOL 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:11:44 PM EDT 2008
Hi Dawn

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:12:02 PM EDT 2008
MELON with white print. (that would be the cantaloupe melon, not honeydew or water...) Very neat shirt - I have one in hand and love it.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:12:21 PM EDT 2008
I didn't serve dinner tonight. I ate a bowl of cereal (Post Great Grains Crunchy Pecan) at 6 because I had to be at school at 6:30 for curriculum night. Knew I'd be too busy once I got back home. Don't know what the boys ate.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:12:29 PM EDT 2008
Stacey..so i don't forget does the 19th sound do able for you for pumpkin picking or would you like it to be the 5th

Registered User martyn/scotland/20 dxd at 5  (79.69.248.124) Mon Sep 08 09:12:31 PM EDT 2008
yeah ofcourse that one of good thingk about cwd you can keep in touch wiht all friends

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:12:31 PM EDT 2008
laura, laughing out loud on that one! I'm imagining the lunesta butterfly floating around, bringing sweet dreams

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:12:47 PM EDT 2008
Oh I like the color choice this year..so kind of a light orange...COOL color

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 09:12:53 PM EDT 2008
and chocolate ???????

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:13:07 PM EDT 2008
my kids have open house the next 2 nights( 2 differnt schools) they keep me busy lol

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:13:08 PM EDT 2008
Betty! Great to see you online! How's your family tonight?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:13:19 PM EDT 2008
Laura, has Jeff seen that? He once said NO white and melon is way too close to peach/pink. LOL 

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:13:38 PM EDT 2008
I was just researching for Maryland I don't know if we can wait til next July we had such a great time in Orlando

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:14:03 PM EDT 2008
Shelby is getting the Animas Ping on Friday Cool At least it is being delivered that day. And I'm with Brenda. we had Pancakes and Bananas!

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:14:36 PM EDT 2008
Well, I have to say when Sarah was gone for 5 weeks this summer, things were pretty darn quiet and slow around the Loebner homestead.:)

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:14:51 PM EDT 2008
martyn, andrew wants to know how he keeps in touch? do u email or what? I told him i'd ask and then i'm moving on to the chat at hand

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 09:14:56 PM EDT 2008
speaking of Chocolate... I ran to the grocery today and picked up my first of the season box of mallomars...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:15:02 PM EDT 2008
can only imagine that Pam...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:15:06 PM EDT 2008
Yes, he saw the color shirt at the AADE meeting - I showed it to him and told him that's the color for next year. It's not that far off from the 2004 color shirt (which he said he hated when I ordered it, and loved it later... but that was more a lollipop orange; this one is more subdued... not pinkish at all)

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:15:24 PM EDT 2008
No takers for dinner? Oh well, Ben will eat it all up anyway.

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:15:25 PM EDT 2008
dawn, are u going to the bethesda maryland conference? we are and i'd love to see u there

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:15:41 PM EDT 2008
I just ate dinner or would say I was on my way Pam...

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:15:47 PM EDT 2008
that color will be very nice

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:15:57 PM EDT 2008
Just teasing you Laura. I like the idea of white because it's cooler.

Registered User martyn/scotland/208 dxd at 5  (79.69.248.124) Mon Sep 08 09:16:04 PM EDT 2008
hi dru he can facebook me that prob best thing or jsut email

martyn.carr1989@yahoo.co.uk

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 09:16:14 PM EDT 2008
wendy- I'll have to let u know about pumpkin picking... Jesse has a very busy life....

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:16:20 PM EDT 2008
Dawn - If you are serious about Bethesda, email me privately. The hotel cutoff came and went, but I have a couple of back pocket rooms for last minute folks. And registration closes next week.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 09:16:37 PM EDT 2008
Laura - will you have tanks this summer??

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:16:39 PM EDT 2008
Oh well tell Jesse we will allow him to drive the gator this year...as he is 16 now...

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:16:42 PM EDT 2008
well not so sure yet. Still researching it is only 3.30 hrs from us but I'm keeping my fingers crossed

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:16:47 PM EDT 2008
It has been so hot that we eat late here. No one wants to eat at a normal time.

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:17:06 PM EDT 2008
Did anyone catch the Jonas Bros on Ellen today? Shelbys room is now decorated in wall to wall posters. She is convinced they will be there at FFL 2009 Cool  Hi Laura and Brenda and all.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:17:16 PM EDT 2008
no problem...i figure going with the 19th unless Jesse says another day works better for him

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:17:26 PM EDT 2008
oh thanks Laure, (your always on the ball) we have a motor home so I'm looking into rv parks trying to weed them out

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:17:28 PM EDT 2008
I did catch them on Ellen

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:18:16 PM EDT 2008
I watched the JB today on Ellen. I was a stand in for Sarah who was still at tennis practice

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:18:18 PM EDT 2008
Dawn..not sure where in NJ you are but we do offer a small pumpking picking get together..if you want me to send you the details drop me an e-mail....wendy.ort@gmail.com....

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:18:33 PM EDT 2008
ill be back in a few one of the kids wants the computer for 10 minutes

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 09:18:36 PM EDT 2008
the girls at Jesse's school made him enter a Jonas brothers contest- by Bayer... so he could take one of them... You have to Have D to enter...lol...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:18:38 PM EDT 2008
 LOL  Pam

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:18:38 PM EDT 2008
Probably not tanks. They are pretty expensive to order, and honestly, it's quite difficult to keep track of who wants what... and people change their mind all the time. Having one type of shirt makes it much easier. I am still processing all of the registrations by hand... which I really enjoy doing because I see everyone come across my desk, I think about your families, I send a quick note if you've asked a question, etc. That is important to me. We're a big family.  Smile 

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:18:42 PM EDT 2008
dawn, we are camping to cut down on costs. we live in f'bg virginia so it's about an 90 minutes away. we are going to try the free camping at walmart parking lot!@ LOL 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:18:52 PM EDT 2008
 LOL  LOL  Stacey...

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:18:53 PM EDT 2008
Hi Betty. Don't watch too much t.v. during the daytime around here. I went for a 5 mile walk, worked here at my puter and mowed the lawn--almost 20,000 steps on my pedometer today, about an avg. day at a Coronado FFL event! Grin 

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:19:53 PM EDT 2008
we took Alex to see them in Aug. OHH Druy we usually do that too!!! LOL 

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:19:58 PM EDT 2008
Wendy do you think I am too old for the JB LOL 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:20:10 PM EDT 2008
The Jonas Brothers won't be at FFL. I know it will disappoint lots of kids who were hoping it would happen... but it's not going to. Sorry.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:20:26 PM EDT 2008
nah Pam... LOL 

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:20:50 PM EDT 2008
the KOA is about 45 minutes away and we have stayed there once it was very nice

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:20:52 PM EDT 2008
...but Laura will play the guitar, piano and drums and sing!

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:21:05 PM EDT 2008
Stacey you can always do what Keith does with every t shirt that I get for him.
Cut off the sleeves and make a muscle shirt out of it. You have great biceps. Show them off!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 09:21:09 PM EDT 2008
in her plaid shorts??? LOL 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:21:12 PM EDT 2008
Brenda..i think she should juggle also...

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:21:27 PM EDT 2008
that's ok about the jonas brothers...they can't be everywhere!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:21:31 PM EDT 2008
Ok - I want a list of the Wal-Mart campers... so if we run out of anything, we'll give you a buzz and you can pick it up on your way in...  LOL 

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:21:32 PM EDT 2008
AAAHHH when did you actually find out it was a no Laura? Cry 

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:22:03 PM EDT 2008
That is the only tv time I have Brenda. And yes, that 20,000 steps is about what we do at the Coronado. What do you think of a tweener bringing a friend from home to the conference who is non-d! If you missed the sing-in sit-in after the pool with Nikki and the gang you missed alot.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:22:14 PM EDT 2008
 LOL  Laura

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 09:22:15 PM EDT 2008
Away from the computer for a few and missed a bunch of chatting!

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:22:16 PM EDT 2008
You all have created a great visual!

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:22:34 PM EDT 2008
I know Alex was wishing to see them , well Nick really

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:22:44 PM EDT 2008
Well, also... it is important that our KIDS be the stars at our conferences. Having giant celebrities puts the focus on the celebrities, not on our kids, siblings, and families, who are the true heroes every day. I want the conference to be about our families - and the excitement to be about all the cool stuff we all do and learn about together. Does that make sense?

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:23:03 PM EDT 2008
 LOL  LOL 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:23:12 PM EDT 2008
Laura..it really does make a lot of sense..and really understand it...

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:23:26 PM EDT 2008
ok, i'm the walmart "go to" gal. will have cell phone so can take orders. won't be able to dry my hair though so plan on seeing my scary mary hairdo

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:23:52 PM EDT 2008
Yes hear hear that's a great way of thinking Grin 

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 09:24:12 PM EDT 2008
Laura, it puts things into perspective

Registered User Traci Mom of Aubrey, 9, dx'd this year and pumping since July  (75.200.137.33) Mon Sep 08 09:24:22 PM EDT 2008
I completely agree. I want the conferences to be Aubrey's special thing that we do for her.

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:24:23 PM EDT 2008
I agree with you Laura. I was gonna get Shelby tickets for her 12th birthday next week, but we got back from FL too late and they sold out Cry 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:24:45 PM EDT 2008
ugh Betty

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:25:07 PM EDT 2008
Dru if it works out you can use my generator to dry your do Grin  LOL 

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:25:19 PM EDT 2008
we have never camped a walmart but for as much time as we would actually be at a campground the walmart thing makes sense and it's free. dawn, have u done it before?

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:25:29 PM EDT 2008
That makes a lot of sense Laura. Despite the size it is a family gathering and that can get lost when a huge celebrity attends.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:26:05 PM EDT 2008
Ok - Dru with the Scary Hair will take Wal-Mart orders. Got it.  Grin  Seriously - if we are missing anything last minute, will call.

And - if you are truly scary, Dru - we all have rooms and you can go wet your hair and borrow one of our blow dryers!  Grin 

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:26:09 PM EDT 2008
thanks for the generator! i love the idea of the kids being the stars...we loved florida for that very reason

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:26:48 PM EDT 2008
I thought one of the most special moments at a CWD conference was when Sarah sang "Because I Knew You" two years ago.

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 09:27:00 PM EDT 2008
Laura is there a history of these chats?

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:27:07 PM EDT 2008
yes we have but just overnite, I would suggest you call the walmart first to see if you can stay there a couple of nites

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:27:08 PM EDT 2008
ok, if anyone screams when i arrive, i will gladly borrow a blow dryer.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:27:21 PM EDT 2008
lol Dru...

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:27:36 PM EDT 2008
Thanks, it was incredible for us. She was honored that you asked her to do it.
that was an unforgettable moment in her life.

Registered User alisha   (98.210.20.72) Mon Sep 08 09:28:18 PM EDT 2008
hello?

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:28:31 PM EDT 2008
Laura, I had the best time working, well volunteering in Registration with Brenda. Especially when the athletes came in  LOL Brenda was very happy!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:28:42 PM EDT 2008
And, I honestly have to say, much of the time I don't know until the very last minute who a sponsor might bring to meet the kids. They enjoy surprising us. And they absolutely love making the kids happy. So - no matter who they bring - it will be very cool and the kids will have a great time.
Oh - next year - a REAL Sports Central. Back in that giant Veracruz ballroom.

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:28:54 PM EDT 2008
ffl florida this year was our first and i think my oldest son(without d) had more fun and learned more than he ever has. sorry i missed the singing 2 years ago

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:28:58 PM EDT 2008
Jeff archives the chats and puts them online a few days afterwards. So, you will be able to read what you missed then.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:29:07 PM EDT 2008
Anyone online that has some wonderful Kindergarten age kids that will be attending the FFL conference. Stacey and I had a ball last summer and are looking forward to working with the kids again

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:29:11 PM EDT 2008
oh that is awesome Laura..

Registered User Traci Mom of Aubrey, 9, dx'd this year and pumping since July  (75.200.137.33) Mon Sep 08 09:29:28 PM EDT 2008
Laura, what is set up for FFl this year so far?

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:29:35 PM EDT 2008
hello alisha

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:29:51 PM EDT 2008
Betty, I'm so old I don't remember any athletes! Blush 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 09:29:56 PM EDT 2008
CHOCOLATE?????????

Registered User Chaser Loren, mom to Chase, dx @ 19 months, MM522/CGMS  (68.57.89.83) Mon Sep 08 09:29:59 PM EDT 2008
Have to go. Take care everyone.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:30:01 PM EDT 2008
Loren - not sure what you mean by 'hx of chats.' We have conference chats (or FFL chats) every month, and there are chat transcripts if you want to read over them. Been doing this for - hmmm - maybe 5 years?

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:30:06 PM EDT 2008
The kids will be so excited to see that return!

Registered User martyn/scotland/208 dxd at 5  (79.69.248.124) Mon Sep 08 09:30:09 PM EDT 2008
yea a loved sport cnetral  LOL althought it for the kids  LOL 

Registered User alisha   (98.210.20.72) Mon Sep 08 09:30:16 PM EDT 2008
is this room is only for parent and adult ?

Registered User alisha   (98.210.20.72) Mon Sep 08 09:30:20 PM EDT 2008
hi

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:30:21 PM EDT 2008
will you please tell Stacey if you are gonna have chocolate or not.... LOL 

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:30:37 PM EDT 2008
That was our 4th year at FFL and my family thinks it was the best by far. Watching Tom Karlya get his award was priceless!

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:30:40 PM EDT 2008
pam, my two twin boys are age 6 turning 7 next month. they will be there with any luck

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:30:53 PM EDT 2008
YES! Chocolate JUST for Stacey.  Grin 
And, chocolate sheet cake with chocolate frosting for at least one lunch (that is my favorite, and I hide the leftovers).

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:30:54 PM EDT 2008
This is a chat about next July's FFL Conference.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:31:06 PM EDT 2008
Martyn you are a big kid, sports central is for you too!!!!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 09:31:21 PM EDT 2008
I LOVE YOU !!!!! and Chocolate

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:31:27 PM EDT 2008
Hi Alisha - You are welcome here. It is a chat about the Friends for Life conference in Orlando next July.  Smile 

Registered User alisha   (98.210.20.72) Mon Sep 08 09:31:28 PM EDT 2008
oh ok thank you

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:31:33 PM EDT 2008
Ha Ha Brenda. You were melting over someone. I just don't remember who?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:31:37 PM EDT 2008
Laura swears there was choc. cake this year. We NEVER saw it. Anyone else? I suspect she hid ALL of it. LOL 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 09:31:42 PM EDT 2008
Jesse missed not having sports central this year..

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:31:57 PM EDT 2008
I didn't see it either.... LOL 

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:32:04 PM EDT 2008
Dru, your kids are going to be with the elementary group. They will have the time of their lives. Great programming for that age group!!!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 09:32:06 PM EDT 2008
i didnt see it...  Confused 

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:32:07 PM EDT 2008
hi again- kids are in bed

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 09:32:21 PM EDT 2008
but i have my own private stash in my room...

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:32:27 PM EDT 2008
Laura I do have one question on Saturday the day at the park is the park Magic Kingdom?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:32:27 PM EDT 2008
Tom Karlya is joining the Teen Staff this year! And, of course, he will continue as Master of Ceremonies for the Family and Friends Banquet. No one does that better than Tom!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:32:29 PM EDT 2008
Hmm, Betty, I will have to think about this. I am clueless about this.

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:32:29 PM EDT 2008
Laura does not hide chocolate cake! She eats it all you silly people!

Registered User Debbie Mom to Donnie , 17dx'd at 11  (24.182.55.137) Mon Sep 08 09:32:58 PM EDT 2008
Hi All  Cool  What are the dates for next summer? Can we reserve rooms yet? Count me in on the Chocolate!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 09:33:06 PM EDT 2008
Tom is a great guy..

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:33:13 PM EDT 2008
Besides, I already have Jeff. Why would I need anyone else? Smile 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:33:13 PM EDT 2008
 LOL  I thought i smelled chocolate when i walked by your room Stacey...

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:33:16 PM EDT 2008
Stacey we were yacking and missed the chocolate cake.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:33:17 PM EDT 2008
The park day is Magic Kingdom... but since everyone buys their own park tickets, you can go to whichever one you'd like. The breakfast with the princes and princesses is at our hotel - we have them all to ourselves in the Ballroom. The kids love it.

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:33:33 PM EDT 2008
its july 7th-12 isnt it?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:33:35 PM EDT 2008
July 7-12.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:33:35 PM EDT 2008
Hi Debbie!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:33:57 PM EDT 2008
Hey Debbie - The website is up, including a link to room reservations! http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/Orlando2009/

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:34:26 PM EDT 2008
it will be great to be at disney. especially my youngest will love it all the kids actually

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:34:29 PM EDT 2008
We should all be prepared for a hard winter this year..i booked my room already......loved the online registration with Disney Laura

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:34:30 PM EDT 2008
Sorry Brenda. Must have been someone else I was working with!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:34:39 PM EDT 2008
Betty! You know me too well! Chocolate cake is my absolute favorite. Since I know I'm going to eat the whole thing anyway, I may as well eat it all in one night.  LOL 

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:34:42 PM EDT 2008
ohhh thank you  Grin 

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:34:50 PM EDT 2008
our conference last year was me and the 3 younger kids first time in a plane we loved it

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:35:12 PM EDT 2008
disney was great to us with the disability pass. my son andrew mentioned that when he went on sunday with some of the young adults they had difficulty getting the passes

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:35:39 PM EDT 2008
we booked already we will be there from July 4th until the 13th

Registered User martyn/scotland/208 dxd at 5  (79.69.248.124) Mon Sep 08 09:35:49 PM EDT 2008
yeah at ectop they wouldnt give us one siad we shouldnt get one

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:35:59 PM EDT 2008
see i arrive on the 5th...and come home on the 13th...

Registered User Debbie Mom to Donnie , 17dx'd at 11  (24.182.55.137) Mon Sep 08 09:36:17 PM EDT 2008
Cool I will get on reservations and worry about who is going later Razz 

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:36:39 PM EDT 2008
that's what andrew said. unbelievable

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:36:48 PM EDT 2008
We have only been back from FL three weeks, school started 4 days later, and I can hardly believe that we are working on FFL 2009 Cool 

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:36:54 PM EDT 2008
yes i always felt kind of funny about asking for the pass but NO more FFL showed me that it really makes a difference in the insulin

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:37:15 PM EDT 2008
it really does Dawn

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:37:24 PM EDT 2008
Re: tickets: we used to sell them as part of the conference registration. However, it turns out that most people come early or stay later, and they visit many of the parks. So, they really want multi-day passes. And the multi-day passes have different options on them. Crazy to try to sell those when it is so much easier for everyone to just buy what they want. On the FFL webpage link to Disney, there is a link for Convention tickets. These are discount prices. The only type of ticket they do NOT sell are one-day one-park tickets. Those you can buy at the hotel or at the park itself.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:38:05 PM EDT 2008
In TEN months, we will be there!  Grin 

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:38:23 PM EDT 2008
it maximized our experience. we only had to hop off a bart simpson ride b/c devin had to pee as soon as we sat on the ride! LOL 

Registered User martyn/scotland/208 dxd at 5  (79.69.248.124) Mon Sep 08 09:38:26 PM EDT 2008
so laura soes that mean we dont get disney passes in our registration packet?

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:38:50 PM EDT 2008
 Eek  Dru

Registered User Debbie Mom to Donnie , 17dx'd at 11  (24.182.55.137) Mon Sep 08 09:39:20 PM EDT 2008
Laura Thank You again to Sam for going out of his way to be helpful at the last conference. Donnie begs every year to go and be with his Friends For Life.

Registered User mama mia Mom of Type 1 dx-02-24-05. Now 11  (68.57.221.102) Mon Sep 08 09:39:25 PM EDT 2008
whats included in the registration price?

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:39:29 PM EDT 2008
About Disney Park tickets. If you pay a wee bit more for the non-expiration tickets online, you can use them year after year, because there is no expiration and it helps save some money down the road somewhere.

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:39:52 PM EDT 2008
I'm racking up those Disney points on my disney chase card to pay for the park tickets LOL 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:40:07 PM EDT 2008
very true Betty...actually i am going to disney in December and am considering getting an annual pass...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:40:09 PM EDT 2008
Martyn - At EPCOT, they don't tend to give the GAC's because most of the attractions are indoors and air conditioned. So, the insulin heating up is not a challenge. The long lines are tedious, but if you use the Fast Pass system, it's not all that bad. I actually recommend the Fast Pass system anyway, and I use the GAC only when the line is more than 30 minutes and it's very hot. Disney is quite generous to allocate a couple thousand passes to us for that Saturday.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:40:19 PM EDT 2008
Sarah just squealed. I ran to see what the problem was. No problem. Her Conair nano infinity hair straightener just arrived. UGH!!!! Not looking forward to that project. I would rather be at Disney World!!!!!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:41:01 PM EDT 2008
 LOL  Pam.....sorry just funny about the squeal...

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:41:46 PM EDT 2008
I agree, now that my heart is beating again. It was quite a squeal. LOL 

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:41:50 PM EDT 2008
hey, i might need that hair straightener in maryland at the end of this month

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:41:54 PM EDT 2008
mama mia, Laura can answer your question best. She must be typing a long one for you.

Registered User Debbie Mom to Donnie , 17dx'd at 11  (24.182.55.137) Mon Sep 08 09:42:14 PM EDT 2008
Hey Pam Donnie is into the straightening hair now too. Frown 

Registered User mama mia Mom of Type 1 dx-02-24-05. Now 11  (68.57.221.102) Mon Sep 08 09:42:15 PM EDT 2008
thanks

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:42:23 PM EDT 2008
Betty - I did that a couple years ago. I bought 4 tickets (for my family) with something like 12 park days on it - no expiration. It cost a lot of money up front, but ended up being just a fraction of the cost for any given day compared to a one-day ticket. And, since CWD is booked at Disney for 2011 and 2013... I know we'll be back to the park on multiple days!
Debbie - thanks for the kind words about Sam. He loves to be part of staff. I know Marissa does, too. They are great with the kids. It was good to see Donnie this year.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:42:49 PM EDT 2008
We buy the same kind of tickets that Betty was talking about. That saves us a lot of money over the years.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:42:58 PM EDT 2008
Mama Mia - Go to the FFL webpage: http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/Orlando2009/ Scroll to the bottom and click on the Registration form. It says right on the form what is included. A lot.

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03 we both pump mini med  (68.39.101.248) Mon Sep 08 09:43:16 PM EDT 2008
well I better get my son to bed it was great chatting with everyone, hope to meet some of you next July and maybe even in Maryland. Goodnight Smile 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:43:33 PM EDT 2008
Night Dawn

Registered User Debbie Mom to Donnie , 17dx'd at 11  (24.182.55.137) Mon Sep 08 09:44:02 PM EDT 2008
Brenda I have a picture of Donnie with his quilt Square. Jeff wanted me to forward it to him, Do I send it to his CWD address?

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:44:11 PM EDT 2008
hope to see u in maryland dawn. good night

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:44:34 PM EDT 2008
You can try it. I guess that's the one to use.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:45:16 PM EDT 2008
Not sure this will work:
Registration for all participants includes:
? Tuesday and Wednesday receptions (please refer to the schedule for days/times)
? Wednesday Focus Groups (preregistration required)
? Grand Opening Reception and hors d?oeuvres in Exhibit Hall on Wednesday evening
? Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and morning and afternoon beverage breaks on Thursday and Friday
? Child care for children 5 and under (see Childcare Registration Form for details)
? Conference t-shirt, 1 per person in your family
? Conference materials (program guide, session hand outs)
? Teen and Tween social events, including Teen Dinner Dance, Tween Karaoke Night, Teen Day at the theme park, and other on-site social events
? Dessert with the Faculty and Scientific Poster Sessions on Friday
? Sunday breakfast buffet

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:45:28 PM EDT 2008
G'night Dawn - thanks for chatting!  Smile 

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:45:37 PM EDT 2008
Night Dawn. Hard to believe, my kids want to play outside for an hour before the sun goes down. How is everyone. Hi Laura. I am still way behind on emails.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:45:57 PM EDT 2008
Come on Debbie, Donnie's hair is no where near as cury as Sarah's. This will be a painful evening for all of us. She is so excited!!!! LOL 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:46:11 PM EDT 2008
Wow, Brenda. You are good!

Registered User mama mia Mom of Type 1 dx-02-24-05. Now 11  (68.57.221.102) Mon Sep 08 09:46:17 PM EDT 2008
thank you! Grin 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:46:20 PM EDT 2008
Pam...i expect a picture...

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:46:59 PM EDT 2008
brenda, marissa is an amazing young woman. andrew had a chance to hang out with her at epcot. my twins danced with her at the dance and fell in love

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:47:09 PM EDT 2008
Laura what email should i email you at im gonna do it tonight so i dont forget

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:47:09 PM EDT 2008
Oh, believe me I will post at least one. What a project.

Registered User martyn/scotland/208 dxd at 5  (79.69.248.124) Mon Sep 08 09:47:12 PM EDT 2008
oh laura jsut when a seen the lsit of thingat the confrence there you should try and get that salsa dancing teacher again that was so much fun

Registered User Debbie Mom to Donnie , 17dx'd at 11  (24.182.55.137) Mon Sep 08 09:47:17 PM EDT 2008
Pam you better send pictures.. I can't imagine Sarah with straight hair Blush 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:47:42 PM EDT 2008
i can only imagine Pam...i don't think you will be sleeping at all tonight...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:48:06 PM EDT 2008
Also - just a quick reminder... the room block is a third booked already. That is much faster than the booking last year. So - if you know you are coming, please get your room taken care of asap. Especially if you are coming early over the July 4 holiday weekend. Anyone doing the parks that weekend?

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:48:30 PM EDT 2008
We have blown it out a couple of times. Or perhaps I should say that I have PAYED someone to do it a couple of times. Looks adorable and natural. This will be hysterical.

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:48:30 PM EDT 2008
You know what is sad. Is that our neighbor got a little too wasted and was joking about cutting off all Shelbys hair that was to her waist. Well guess what he did when she wasnt looking? Cry  He snuck up behind her and grabbed her hair and chopped it all off. We are all still in shock.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:48:43 PM EDT 2008
Martyn - YES on the dinner and salsa dancing again. And next year, there will be quite a few more young adults, so a larger dinner and dancing group!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:49:02 PM EDT 2008
 Eek  Betty no way

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:49:04 PM EDT 2008
laura, will trial net be at the maryland conference?

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:49:35 PM EDT 2008
I got the message. I will get on the reservations tomorrow. Thanks for letting me know.

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:50:05 PM EDT 2008
laura should i email you the same email i get the ffl reminders on children with diabetes.com

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:50:06 PM EDT 2008
Oh, that is awful. Poor Shelby. Sarah's hair reaches the bottom of her back when wet. That neighbor needs some consequences

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:50:12 PM EDT 2008
Yes, TrialNet will be in Bethesda. I actually have something to send out to the Bethesda mailing list re: sign-ups for TrialNet, but I know Lee is out of town for a few days and I want to send it when she is back and can take phone calls.

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:50:20 PM EDT 2008
that story about the hair cutting is horrible

Registered User Debbie Mom to Donnie , 17dx'd at 11  (24.182.55.137) Mon Sep 08 09:50:43 PM EDT 2008
Laura when the kids turn 18 do they have the option of going to the teen stuff or the young adult events?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:51:10 PM EDT 2008
Jen - Yep, that's me.

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:51:11 PM EDT 2008
did he at least have the good sense to be apologetic?

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:51:19 PM EDT 2008
ok thabks

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:51:26 PM EDT 2008
Yes, we considered filing charges, but it would be a very uncomfortable since their kids and ours play together alot. But not since this incident.

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 09:52:28 PM EDT 2008
poor shelby...she must have felt so victimized.

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:52:49 PM EDT 2008
Laura, what is this new splitting up of the tweens and teens? And no he never has apologized and she is feeling victimized.

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:52:54 PM EDT 2008
thats horrible they did that betty

Registered User Debbie Mom to Donnie , 17dx'd at 11  (24.182.55.137) Mon Sep 08 09:52:57 PM EDT 2008
Any new topics being added to the already great selection ?

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:53:17 PM EDT 2008
Poor Shelby. That was cruel and thoughtless. I hope he was remorseful afterwards.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:53:38 PM EDT 2008
When a person turns 18, if they have just graduated high school and still feel like they belong with the high school group, they may stay with that group. If they would prefer to join the young adult group (18-25ish), they are most welcome there as well.
As with prior years, a person needs to make up their mind and stay with that group. So, for example, in order to participate in the Teen Day at Hollywood Studios and the Teen Dinner Dance, they need to participate in all of the teen sessions on Thursday. Alternatley, in order to participate in the Young Adult Dinner and Salsa Dancing on Friday night, the person should be participating in sessions with other young adults. Make sense?

Registered User Debbie Mom to Donnie , 17dx'd at 11  (24.182.55.137) Mon Sep 08 09:54:04 PM EDT 2008
I mean topics for Thursday and Friday sessions in FLL

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 09:54:51 PM EDT 2008
OH MY GOODNESS BETTY that is even worse....sorry...

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:55:02 PM EDT 2008
Betty, I left the room for two min. and just saw your story. I am shocked. I would be tempted to file charges, but understand your reluctance since it's a neighbor.  Eek 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:55:04 PM EDT 2008
Tweens are still 10-12.
Teens will be in two groups for sessions: 13/14 and 15-17. The teens will all go to the park on Friday as a group and will have one dinner dance on Friday night. We are hoping to make the discussions with the teens more age-appropriate. 13 year olds have different challenges than 17 year olds.

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 09:55:34 PM EDT 2008
Hi all..trying to read really quickly here to catch up...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:55:42 PM EDT 2008
Just started working on the topics and speakers. Stay tuned. Should have it pretty well set by the end of this month.

Registered User martyn/scotland/208 dxd at 5  (79.69.248.124) Mon Sep 08 09:55:55 PM EDT 2008
are the elementry kids getting spit up ?

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:56:26 PM EDT 2008
hi kelli

Registered User Debbie Mom to Donnie , 17dx'd at 11  (24.182.55.137) Mon Sep 08 09:56:29 PM EDT 2008
Teen / young adult division makes sence. How soon do you need to know which group? Will you be needing more Young adult staff?

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:56:33 PM EDT 2008
Betty are you in So. Cal. or No. Cal?

Registered User mama mia Mom of Type 1 dx-02-24-05. Now 11  (68.57.221.102) Mon Sep 08 09:56:55 PM EDT 2008
do both sets of teens go to the Park?

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:57:06 PM EDT 2008
Is anyone there?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 09:57:08 PM EDT 2008
Martyn, I think so. Laura knows the specific age groupings. Just too many kids.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:57:15 PM EDT 2008
Yes - elementary will be 6/7 and 8/9. All under Michelle and Lauren, with the same group of staff. The kids will have the same activities - will just be with others closer to their age.

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 09:57:29 PM EDT 2008
Hi Jen Cool 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:57:39 PM EDT 2008
Yes, all the teens will go to the park together. On lots of buses.

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:57:50 PM EDT 2008
Oh, I am on the Central Coast of CA, right in the middle on the coast. An hour above Santa Barbara.

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 09:57:58 PM EDT 2008
where are you from kelli

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 09:58:56 PM EDT 2008
Jen, I'm from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:59:02 PM EDT 2008
Donnie should make up his mind before he arrives re: which group. We're pretty well set for the young adult staff. I think most everyone from last year is coming back.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 09:59:13 PM EDT 2008
We are next to Stanford U

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 09:59:27 PM EDT 2008
Betty - Are you getting messages?

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 09:59:48 PM EDT 2008
So the tweeners don't get split up then? That what I thought when I read it before.

Registered User Debbie Mom to Donnie , 17dx'd at 11  (24.182.55.137) Mon Sep 08 10:00:04 PM EDT 2008
Betty I stepped away for a sec. How awful your daughter was assaulted. What a cruel act. Bet you wish he would move away.

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:00:28 PM EDT 2008
Sorry. I walked out side with my lap top. I was having a blonde moment LOL 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 10:01:03 PM EDT 2008
Hi Kelli

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 10:01:25 PM EDT 2008
my youngest will still be a tween this year shell be 12

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Mon Sep 08 10:01:29 PM EDT 2008
I am sorry but gotta get going..need to pick up my room some...so that can move stuff tomorrow

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 10:01:33 PM EDT 2008
No - tweens do not get split up. The challenge with the elementary and teen group is that the age range is so wide that we'll be over 300 kids in each age group. That's too many for the programming we'd like to do. So, if we narrow the age group to 6/7 8/9 13/14 and 15-17 that makes smaller groups. Better discussions.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 10:01:50 PM EDT 2008
Kelli, you going to try to cross the border and come to FFL next year?

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 10:01:55 PM EDT 2008
sounds like a good idea to split it up

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 10:02:07 PM EDT 2008
Hi Wendy, Bye Wendy  LOL 

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:02:08 PM EDT 2008
Good night Wendy. Nice chatting with you. Sweet dreams.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:02:15 PM EDT 2008
Bye Wendy.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 10:02:23 PM EDT 2008
It's 10:00 already! Middle of the night here in Michigan. Please email me with any questions you might have about any of the conferences (don't forget about Marco in January!) - and thank you for chatting tonight!  Smile 

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 10:02:41 PM EDT 2008
bye laura!

Registered User Princesscarms   (97.86.225.246) Mon Sep 08 10:02:44 PM EDT 2008
hi

Registered User martyn/scotland/208 dxd at 5  (79.69.248.124) Mon Sep 08 10:02:50 PM EDT 2008
bye

Registered User Dru mom to devin, 6, dx'd at 4  (72.73.20.36) Mon Sep 08 10:03:02 PM EDT 2008
good night all

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:03:07 PM EDT 2008
Bye Laura. Sweet dreams!

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 10:03:13 PM EDT 2008
Hi Brenda! Yup. We NEED to come to FFL 2009. Mike says its going to be inhumanely hot

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 10:03:25 PM EDT 2008
Bye Laura !!!

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:03:28 PM EDT 2008
Good Night Miss Laura and Brenda. Say hello to Jeff and Neal. and of course Marissa and Sam and all. I miss you guys. Frown 

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 10:03:44 PM EDT 2008
it didnt even seem that bad tyhis year first couple days were really riany but it didnt seem overly hot to us

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:03:59 PM EDT 2008
Its always inhumanely hot Brenda!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 10:04:39 PM EDT 2008
Yep, Kelli, that heat and humidity is a killer, but we all endure it because we're one big happy family!

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:05:15 PM EDT 2008
I am with you Betty! Orlando can be suffocating in July. BUT the conference makes up for that unpleasantness.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 10:05:19 PM EDT 2008
Miss you, too, Betty! Give Miss Shelby a hug from her CWD family. How is Ed's mom?

Registered User Debbie Mom to Donnie , 17dx'd at 11  (24.182.55.137) Mon Sep 08 10:05:21 PM EDT 2008
Night to all of you east of the Mississippi  LOL  Pam, when is the girls retreat?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 21, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Mon Sep 08 10:05:23 PM EDT 2008
I'm signing off, too. Going to bed to try to get rid of my headeache. Probably a sinus thing from mowing the lawn.

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:05:26 PM EDT 2008
 Smile I love my FFL Family. You guys are awesome! Smile 

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (72.93.221.252) Mon Sep 08 10:05:28 PM EDT 2008
it didnt seem much worse there than it is in mass that time of yr

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 10:05:34 PM EDT 2008
THAT's exactly what I figured, need, and am counting on.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:06:16 PM EDT 2008
Sweet dreams to you too Brenda. Hope your headache goes away.

Registered User martyn/scotland/208 dxd at 5  (79.69.248.124) Mon Sep 08 10:06:35 PM EDT 2008
that me away now . am of to bed it 3 am here LOL. good talking to evey one

bye

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:06:36 PM EDT 2008
Ed's mom moved to Novato CA near SF to an assisted living home. She loves it. Thanks for asking Laura.

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 10:07:00 PM EDT 2008
Good night all you easterners (and UKers) ...can't wait for July.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 10:07:33 PM EDT 2008
July can be brutal. Or not. A few years ago, there was a hurricane that skirted FL, but brought some clouds, a breeze, and cooler temperatures on our Saturday in the park. It was really pleasant. Three years ago - our Sea World Day was about the worst I remember. I think it was 110 degrees. In the shade.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:07:44 PM EDT 2008
Jen, My son is at MIT and loves school, hates the weather. He hates Orlando too. He froze in the winter defending his CA roots and didn't wear the right clothes despite the fact that they were in his room!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 10:08:10 PM EDT 2008
'Night Martyn - Thanks for staying up late with us! Hi to your mum and dad!

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:08:21 PM EDT 2008
That was a nightmare at Sea World. Even happy people were a bit crabby that day.

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:08:40 PM EDT 2008
Thank God we are not in FL now with all the hurricanes. One right after the other. I'll take earthquakes any day Cool 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.27) Mon Sep 08 10:08:55 PM EDT 2008
ugh- jesse decided during the middle of the chat that it was time to insert his Nav sensor... what did I miss??

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:09:03 PM EDT 2008
Me too!

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:09:39 PM EDT 2008
All the good stuff, now you have to read the transcript.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam and Carolyn's mom  (76.226.134.19) Mon Sep 08 10:09:46 PM EDT 2008
G'night everyone - I need to let the dogs out and get to bed!

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:09:47 PM EDT 2008
Stacey, you missed Laura's confession that she eats all the chocolate cake in her room by herself AND she doesnt share!

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:09:53 PM EDT 2008
Did you get rid of the message on the screen?

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:10:11 PM EDT 2008
Sarah said that she feels naked without hers. Hope we get the replacement quickly.

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 10:10:51 PM EDT 2008
So scarey to see all the storms coming in on the weather channel - hope everyone is ok - hi Stacey & Pam
 LOL 

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:11:28 PM EDT 2008
Hi Kelli!

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 10:11:34 PM EDT 2008
Darn Betty, now I'm going to obsess about chocolate cake Grin 

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:12:19 PM EDT 2008
As if we women need a reason other than PMS to think about chocolate cake-lol.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:12:36 PM EDT 2008
lol

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 10:12:58 PM EDT 2008
exactly!

Registered User Debbie Mom to Donnie , 17dx'd at 11  (24.182.55.137) Mon Sep 08 10:13:48 PM EDT 2008
Pam about that girls retreat this fall.... email me and lets plan

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 10:14:02 PM EDT 2008
We finally got to see a Navigator up close when Gary was here to give his "Strike the Spike" presentation - we badly wanted to steal it!

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:15:02 PM EDT 2008
Yes we need to do that and we need to plan a CA CWD event

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:15:35 PM EDT 2008
Is any one using the Animas Ping? Shelby gets hers Friday. We will be pumpers now Smile 

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:15:35 PM EDT 2008
Kelli if you can get your hands on one, take it an run

Registered User Debbie Mom to Donnie , 17dx'd at 11  (24.182.55.137) Mon Sep 08 10:15:51 PM EDT 2008
Sign me up Razz 

Registered User Debbie Mom to Donnie , 17dx'd at 11  (24.182.55.137) Mon Sep 08 10:16:28 PM EDT 2008
Congrats to Shelby!

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:16:34 PM EDT 2008
Any CA people out there that want to get together for some CWD bonding. I know we can use a fix!

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:17:03 PM EDT 2008
congrats to Shelby and Betty! Pumping changed our lives.

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:17:11 PM EDT 2008
Laura, is there any way to get a CA email list together so in case we want to keep in touch or get together her in CA for an informal thing?

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:18:27 PM EDT 2008
Jim Stone and I were trying to get some people together for some kind of get together. Email the list if you are interested.

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 10:18:37 PM EDT 2008
Its so hard to wait fo the new stuff (CGMS. etc) to be available here. But, I just tell myself it will be worth it and I will be well served by listening to all your experiences. Just like starting pumping which I never would have done without y'all.  Smile 

Registered User Debbie Mom to Donnie , 17dx'd at 11  (24.182.55.137) Mon Sep 08 10:19:24 PM EDT 2008
The troops are home I need to sign off and make dinner.bye for now

Registered User Aidyn 22, type 1, dx'd at 16 (female)  (24.250.196.91) Mon Sep 08 10:19:33 PM EDT 2008
I told myself I'd start making a quilt but I got too lazy.

Am I still welcome in this chat?  LOL  Blush 

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:19:36 PM EDT 2008
What list do we email?

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:19:44 PM EDT 2008
the wait is worth it. Sarah had to wait 6 months in the control group to get hers. Life has been so sweet with it.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:20:04 PM EDT 2008
Bye Debbie. Email me! We will get something together.

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:20:49 PM EDT 2008
Where are you Pam in CA?

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:21:41 PM EDT 2008
Right next to Stanford University. Not that far.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:22:32 PM EDT 2008
My friend's son is at UCSB and we want to go and visit him. Maybe we can plan a meeting.

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 10:23:26 PM EDT 2008
I am so happy for Sarah. I just can't hardly imagine what an improvement it must be. It must boost her confidence especially to be able to see where things are at and going instead of just guessing in the dark. So so happy to hear about your experiences. Would love to hear more. Can't wait to be able to WATCH pizza kick in, actually prevent a low, prevent a "through.the.roofer" high, etc. It will be great.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:23:37 PM EDT 2008
I am going to send an email to the list to you Betty with my info

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:24:13 PM EDT 2008
That sounds great! Shelby is in 7th grade this year. She is enjoying school. And is showing alot of responsibility. We are very happy for her. Now if only the school would do their job.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:24:40 PM EDT 2008
Sarah's A1c dropped from 10.6 to 7.2 in 5 weeks. We can see exactly how the insulin is working with her food. I love the Navigator. We had moment of silence when it died. Frown 

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:25:29 PM EDT 2008
Thanks Pam. I appreciate it. Don't you have to be 18 to get the Navigator?

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:28:10 PM EDT 2008
I want Santa to bring me a new lap top. Mine is too slow and doesnt keep up, or maybe its because I'm blonde LOL 

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:29:13 PM EDT 2008
Not according to people who have gotten it approved by their insurance.

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 10:29:53 PM EDT 2008
WOW, awesome Pam, and well, I can hardly blame you. I have a lump in my throat still imagining your ... uh... sadness. Poor dear Mr. Nav E. Gator. But seriously, that is AMAZING on Sarah's 5 week lab result. Holy cow. Did you jump right in and make lots of basal, bolus, ISF factor changes.

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:29:56 PM EDT 2008
What pump is Sarah on?

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:30:26 PM EDT 2008
Cozmo

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:31:56 PM EDT 2008
We made lots of changes with confidence.

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 10:32:14 PM EDT 2008
Nice.

Registered User Kelli Mom to Kate, 11, dx'd @ 5  (137.186.50.47) Mon Sep 08 10:33:24 PM EDT 2008
Well, Miss Kate has come to clean out the fridge (aka bedtime snack) so off I go to supervise...Best to all.

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:33:43 PM EDT 2008
Kate, where are you located at?

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:34:18 PM EDT 2008
Sorry, I meant Kelli and Kate

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Mon Sep 08 10:35:10 PM EDT 2008
I better get the monkeys in the house. Its shower time and bed time. Its been great chatting with you all. Night Pam.

Registered User Pam Mom of Sarah, 16  (71.198.2.54) Mon Sep 08 10:35:59 PM EDT 2008
Goodnight All time for me to go too! Grin 

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