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CWD Friends for Life 2010 Conference Chat - October 22, 2009

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 08:52:36 PM EDT 2009
Good evening  Smile  Welcome to the Friends for Life chat, which is about the FFL conference next summer in Orlando! Please let me know when you are here...

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 08:53:02 PM EDT 2009
hi laura

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 08:53:34 PM EDT 2009
Hey Chelsea - How are you? Good to see you!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 08:53:48 PM EDT 2009
I am here.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 08:54:05 PM EDT 2009
Hi Brenda!

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 08:54:27 PM EDT 2009
i am going ok how about you

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 08:54:49 PM EDT 2009
You getting rain in OH? Just got really windy and cold here... starting raining an hour ago. Glad Neal got back from Chicago safe and sound.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 08:55:55 PM EDT 2009
that good no rain hear it not to bad not to cold not to hot

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 08:56:11 PM EDT 2009
We're all good here. Busy. Sam is really busy with midterms at college. Carolyn is in her last semester at NYU. Busy busy Fall! How is school going for you?

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 08:56:13 PM EDT 2009
had to go look. No rain yet, but it's on the way.

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 08:57:38 PM EDT 2009
You think many people will show up? I'm expecting Rhon to give us the daily coutdown.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 08:58:05 PM EDT 2009
So much for the pretty leaves. They'll all be on the ground this weekend! I guess that's about par, though. When the kids were younger and we lived in town, we had to do a last minute scramble on raking so trick or treaters wouldn't fall!

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 08:58:09 PM EDT 2009
school is going ok lots of homework tonight will that what you get for not being there for 2 days and i got a science test tomorw

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 08:59:18 PM EDT 2009
I see 5 people on. So- some are being quiet!  Rolling Eyes 
It's ok if it's a small group - I just wanted to get the chats going in case people had questions. You never know. There are 300 families already on the 2010 email list.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 08:59:40 PM EDT 2009
Chelsea - Why were you out for 2 days? Sick?

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 09:00:04 PM EDT 2009
i was sick

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:00:54 PM EDT 2009
That's tough managing being sick with managing blood sugars! Glad you are better.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:01:22 PM EDT 2009
Hi Julia, Hi Stacey  Smile 

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 09:01:48 PM EDT 2009
ya it is i not all beter but doing ok

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 09:02:13 PM EDT 2009
least a alot beter cause i got hockey saturday

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:02:40 PM EDT 2009
Hi all...i am here...i will be up and down...lots going on here as usual. Hope all are well...Ethan just got over h1n1...he is fine now.

Registered User Heather - BC mom blessed with two  (96.50.224.168) Thu Oct 22 09:02:41 PM EDT 2009
hi everyone!

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 09:02:51 PM EDT 2009
hi

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:02:55 PM EDT 2009
Hi all... just helping scott - poor baby has a splinter... men are such babies.. Blush 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:03:04 PM EDT 2009
Are you thinking about coming to the conference this summer?
Hockey! I love hockey. What position do you play? Do you wear your pump when you're on the ice?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:03:59 PM EDT 2009
Hey Heather! Thanks for popping in! What's for dinner?
Hey Julia - Is Ethan all better? Back at school?
Stacey! Where is the chocolate?

Registered User Heather - BC mom blessed with two  (96.50.224.168) Thu Oct 22 09:04:29 PM EDT 2009
paprika chicken, rice & salad

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 09:04:39 PM EDT 2009
i want to come this summer trying to make my parents go but idk and ya love hockey i play goalie and ya i wear my pump in the ice

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:04:43 PM EDT 2009
Brenda- how is Tim feeling.? His Facebook said he had the flu?

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:05:05 PM EDT 2009
Ethan is much better...back to school yesterday...2 full days down...one more to go.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:05:17 PM EDT 2009
Yum. I made a curry and just let it sit for a few hours. Neal flew back from Chicago today - I didn't know when he'd get home. It was a good dinner for that.

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:05:24 PM EDT 2009
Stacey, he has a cough and just started whining about being achy. He's a guy, what else do you expect? LOL 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:06:33 PM EDT 2009
Tim starts hockey tomorrow night unless he does have the flu. Don't know what position.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:06:35 PM EDT 2009
Chelsea - Sam was a defenseman for the 11 years he played hockey. He'd just tuck his pump into his pads and hop on the ice.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:06:43 PM EDT 2009
Laura- I have a great curried shrimp recipe...

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:06:45 PM EDT 2009
i had a great easy potato soup...

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 09:06:55 PM EDT 2009
today is the day i found out i got diabte 8 yeas ago

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:07:23 PM EDT 2009
Watch him Brenda...Ethan had cough, then sore throat...

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:07:28 PM EDT 2009
julia - send me the potato soup recipe... My grandma used to make it !

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:07:55 PM EDT 2009
Stacey - Send it. I love curry. Bernie Tull taught me how to make this one. Chicken, zucchini, raisins, cashews, and a wonderful sauce.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 09:07:56 PM EDT 2009
i have this veiclo pocket i have in each side of my hcokey pants i put it in

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:08:02 PM EDT 2009
Will do so easy...no peeling potatoes

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:08:23 PM EDT 2009
Chelsea - Today is your 8 year anniversary? Congratulations on being healthy for 8 years! Sending a giant HUG!  Smile 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:08:38 PM EDT 2009
Marissa was making chicken, au gratin potatoes (from a box) and fresh lima beans. When she called about how to cook the beans (we don't eat limas), I looked them up. Good old Google said don't eat raw limas because they contain something that releases cyanide when you eat them. Cooking them eliminates this issue. Another reason not to eat lima beans.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 09:08:56 PM EDT 2009
i and a sore throt monday night i could play the full hockey game it hurt so bad to swaly

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:09:12 PM EDT 2009
i hate lima beans

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:09:14 PM EDT 2009
How old are you now Chelsea?

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 09:09:18 PM EDT 2009
 Smile  Grin  thanks laura

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 09:09:35 PM EDT 2009
i am 16 be 17 next mounth

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:09:50 PM EDT 2009
yum...we need to send recipes to parent list...or start a recipe group.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 09:10:31 PM EDT 2009
we won our hockey game on monday to 9 to 4

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:10:36 PM EDT 2009
Julia, Jeff created a Recipes Mailing List several years ago. Rhon posts a lot.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:10:37 PM EDT 2009
Ooh. I love lima beans.
Chelsea, that really is something that you've spent 8 healthy years with type 1 diabetes, and you're a hockey player, and obviously keeping up with technology and taking care of yourself. You go, Girl!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:10:42 PM EDT 2009
i still use the cook book that mary did for cwd... lotts good stuff in it

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:11:11 PM EDT 2009
See

http://lists.childrenwithdiabetes.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/recipes

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:11:16 PM EDT 2009
Where is Rhon? She must have missed my message!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:11:46 PM EDT 2009
so, can I ask what color t shirts we'll have next summer??

Registered User Heather - BC mom blessed with two  (96.50.224.168) Thu Oct 22 09:12:06 PM EDT 2009
chelsea - did you do something special to celebrate today?

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:12:48 PM EDT 2009
LOL Stacey, I knew someone was going to ask. LOL 

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 09:12:50 PM EDT 2009
no have to much homework lol

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:13:25 PM EDT 2009
as i was typing i thought i remembered a recipe list...i well check it out...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:13:37 PM EDT 2009
I was waiting for you to ask that! This would be a lime green year. However, since we aren't doing a day in the park, it's not so critical to have that shade of shirt that no one else in the world will wear!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:14:08 PM EDT 2009
a nice purple?? Grin 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:14:59 PM EDT 2009
We're doing a few things differently this year - trying to tighten up the conference a bit and encourage kids, parents, and grandparents to get out by the pool and meet each other (vs having designated 'meet here at this time' receptions). The pool at the World Center is fabulous. CWD will have a cabana - easy to find us and easy to use as a meeting point!

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 09:15:11 PM EDT 2009
kool lime grean

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:15:11 PM EDT 2009
Heather, do your kids celebrate their Dx dates? We don't but Marissa was going to. It was just a coincidence, but she and I had lunch with Julia (mom to Ethan) and Ruth Mattingly and her daughter Ellen (also type 1) on this year's D day.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:15:29 PM EDT 2009
I loved the purple ones - hot for the summer sun, though.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 09:15:35 PM EDT 2009
i have to make my parent go i want a green t shirt

Registered User Heather - BC mom blessed with two  (96.50.224.168) Thu Oct 22 09:16:15 PM EDT 2009
brenda - we do something, like a treat at DQ, or a movie, just to celebrate healthy living

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:16:31 PM EDT 2009
How about robin's egg blue? Jeff's not to fond of it, but Laura decides.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 09:16:40 PM EDT 2009
yummmmm i want dq

Registered User Rachele & Bruce grandparents to Kyle, 15, dx'd at 7  (98.15.213.246) Thu Oct 22 09:16:48 PM EDT 2009
Good evening all

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:16:56 PM EDT 2009
I asked Jesse a few years ago if he wanted to do something special on his D day... He said he'd rather have the $$$... needless to say, he didnt get $$

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:17:12 PM EDT 2009
lavender??? Eek 

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.255.103) Thu Oct 22 09:17:51 PM EDT 2009
will i got to go i may stop in later if i finsh all my homework

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:17:53 PM EDT 2009
hi all

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:18:26 PM EDT 2009
That's a good idea. Marissa wanted to go out with her BF for a chocolate shake. Not sure that ever happened.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:18:36 PM EDT 2009
Rachele and Bruce - You found us!  Smile 
Hey Lauren - How are your bike legs feeling? Are you home?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:19:17 PM EDT 2009
Jeff told me if I ever picked robin's egg blue or lavendar, he would disown me as conference planner!

Registered User Rachele & Bruce grandparents to Kyle, 15, dx'd at 7  (98.15.213.246) Thu Oct 22 09:19:28 PM EDT 2009
Sure did...searched for about 15 minutes!

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:19:37 PM EDT 2009
I made it home tonight. feeling good  Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:19:54 PM EDT 2009
Does anyone have any specific questions about the new conference venue this year?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:20:11 PM EDT 2009
Hi lauren !! so proud of you and sarah ... this was a tough ride, in the heat ...

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:20:33 PM EDT 2009
Does it have a laundry facility?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:20:50 PM EDT 2009
A long bike ride in the heat, and drive back in the snow! Glad you made it safely. Did you get a foot?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:21:52 PM EDT 2009
Oh geez. Figures you would ask me that, Brenda. Not sure - I will check. For those of us who are going to be there back to back for the ADA conference and then the FFL conference, we'll either need laundry or 10 shirts. I hadn't thought of that...

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:21:55 PM EDT 2009
Laura- have many families signed up yet?

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:22:51 PM EDT 2009
There was some snow on the ground when I got back, but most has disappeared, I waited long enough :-)

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:22:52 PM EDT 2009
I may think about the laundry thing this time...and pack less...

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:22:55 PM EDT 2009
when is the ADA?? that sounds like a good conference...

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:23:06 PM EDT 2009
Lauren, when was the ride?

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:23:30 PM EDT 2009
Hey lauren glad you are home...great ride...so proud of you both...well Steve too...he rode didn't he.

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:23:53 PM EDT 2009
I try to pack conservatively. Jeff packs like he's going to be gone a month.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:23:57 PM EDT 2009
Yes, quite a few. There are actually 300+ families who are on the 2010 email list... and quite a few have made hotel reservations. I will make the staff hotel reservations as I've done in past years. With the ADA the weekend prior to FFL and the July 4th weekend right as our conference finishes up, it will be a VERY crowded hotel.

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:24:16 PM EDT 2009
thanks! I am proud of Sarah, such a trooper in 104 degree heat! It was really hard!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:24:42 PM EDT 2009
How far is it to the closest grocery store?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:25:04 PM EDT 2009
brenda- you have all the good questions.... LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:25:14 PM EDT 2009
The ADA is June 26-28. Orlando, at the Orange County Convention Center. So, most of the diabetes companies will be there in orlando already. Those who are coming to FFL as well will just pick up and come down the street to the Marriott World Center Convention Center!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:25:40 PM EDT 2009
Grocery store is very close. Not a walk, but only a 5 minute drive.

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:25:49 PM EDT 2009
Is there any type of shuttle system to the hotel from the airport? From the hotel to theme parks?

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:26:17 PM EDT 2009
good questions brenda!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:26:18 PM EDT 2009
The rooms don't have refrigerators, though. They do have mini-bars. And there are some fridge units that can be requested for those who really want them.

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:26:56 PM EDT 2009
Of course, given our history, I should ask where the closest clinic/hospital/pharmacy are! (For Tim, then me, the replace that frozen insulin)

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:27:06 PM EDT 2009
Mears Transportation is the shuttle to/from the airport. There is also a shuttle that goes to the theme parks. It's not free, though. You reading from a list of hard questions? Eek 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:27:21 PM EDT 2009
Closest hospital is the same one you went to the last 6 times!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:27:59 PM EDT 2009
No, just off the top of my head. It's those paint fumes (been painting our dining room for about 8 days).

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:29:02 PM EDT 2009
Our kids may want to go to a theme park. Sounds like I will be taxi driver, again, if necessary.  Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:29:05 PM EDT 2009
will the mini bars be emptied???

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:29:41 PM EDT 2009
I'm not even sure I'm going to rent a vehicle this year. Parking costs $$ at the MWC, and we're going to be there for 10 days. If at least a couple staff families have cars, then we can get to the grocery store and run errands. No need for everyone to rent a car. Will one of you take me shopping please?  Grin 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:30:56 PM EDT 2009
No, minibars won't be emptied. If you want to have a lot of food (which you might for Jesse), reserve a fridge. Make sure the kids know NOT to take that expensive food from the minibar!

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:31:14 PM EDT 2009
here is shuttle info: http://www.marriottworldcenter.com/about-us/faq.aspx

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:32:08 PM EDT 2009
I'll be sending the staff rooming list to the MWC by early next week. So if you want to make modifications to the dates (i.e., extra days) or reserve a fridge or a rollaway, wait another couple weeks until the reservations are in the system.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:32:28 PM EDT 2009
I think it just might be cheaper for the 3 of us to take a cab.... at $31 each roundtrip

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:33:19 PM EDT 2009
that is easy it is mears...sure we will need a car/van for schleping boxes from storage to convention center.

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:34:40 PM EDT 2009
We'll have a vehicle since I will be taxi driver anyway for our troops. Not expecting Kathryn to attend due to possible co-op with school. She won't know until the Spring.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:34:41 PM EDT 2009
Or the Mears shuttle. It's not bad - I've taken it a bunch of times. They have SO many shuttle vehicles going all the time. We'll post a link to the Mears site next spring.
Julia - we'll have the UHaul and the Marines (Schmitty, Tull, other Schmidt, and Marquess) to help with the boxes on Monday - not to mention the college students!  Grin 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:35:32 PM EDT 2009
Jesse can help too.. He's VERRRRY strong

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:35:39 PM EDT 2009
Rachele and Bruce - you still on? Anything you want to share about the Grandparents program for those who will be reading the transcript?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:36:55 PM EDT 2009
Laura- How are the rooms this year?? do they have 2 queens? or 2doubles??

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:37:30 PM EDT 2009
They are doubles. You may want a king room and have a rollaway for Jesse.

Registered User Rachele & Bruce grandparents to Kyle, 15, dx'd at 7  (98.15.213.246) Thu Oct 22 09:37:37 PM EDT 2009
Hi...we're still here...The grandparents program is being revamped and should be an exciting program for FFL 2010. It's a work in progress.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:37:47 PM EDT 2009
I know...i loving having my boys back...they get the job done...and they don't give me problems

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:38:56 PM EDT 2009
i might need 2 rollaways for Jesse

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:39:16 PM EDT 2009
Heather, you and Scott think the kids will attend this time? How old is Alyssa now? She's probably old enough to be a helper.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:39:58 PM EDT 2009
Hi Heather...just realized it was you...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:40:37 PM EDT 2009
We'll get the boxes moved on Monday - should make quick work of it. They are also going to help us set up the Sports Central basketball and volleyball courts. Remember how long that took last summer?  Razz 

Registered User Heather - BC mom blessed with two  (96.50.224.168) Thu Oct 22 09:40:39 PM EDT 2009
Brenda, Alyssa will be 19 by then. She'd love to come, but she also loves being a camp counsellor, so has to choose... Chad has to choose too, as he is scheduled for counselor training the month of July

Registered User Heather - BC mom blessed with two  (96.50.224.168) Thu Oct 22 09:41:03 PM EDT 2009
Hi Julia... will we see you in Seattle in November?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:41:35 PM EDT 2009
You have some really nice space for the Grandparents. The MWC is a great venue. It's larger than the Coronado Springs, but there are fewer meeting rooms overall - so more people per meeting room. Beautiful space. New.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:42:02 PM EDT 2009
Yes it took awhile...but the bb goals were mostly left together.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:42:57 PM EDT 2009
Great Heather...looking forward to it...you will be so proud of me i figured out how to print name badges one at a time...Mike was so impressed.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:43:38 PM EDT 2009
Saturday, the Marines will help us tear down the sports central equipment. We need to do that in short order because we need to set up the same space for Saturday night's CWD reception at the end of the day. Dessert, coffee, and a cash bar. I'm going to stay at the hotel on Saturday and relax - no parks for me this year. How about you guys?

Registered User Rachele & Bruce grandparents to Kyle, 15, dx'd at 7  (98.15.213.246) Thu Oct 22 09:43:51 PM EDT 2009
Yes, MWC is great...Rachele and I did an IBM event there.Everything is inside...no walking in the searing heat to get to a conference room.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:44:32 PM EDT 2009
Well, you COULD walk in the searing heat if you really wanted to.... Grin 

Registered User Heather - BC mom blessed with two  (96.50.224.168) Thu Oct 22 09:45:18 PM EDT 2009
when is the teen dance? I'm definately off-site for that  Eek 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:45:51 PM EDT 2009
Heather, I can't remember, did you chaperone this year?

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:45:59 PM EDT 2009
I am staying at the hotel saturday! Pool time for me!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:46:07 PM EDT 2009
me too !!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:46:16 PM EDT 2009
is there a pool bar??

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:46:17 PM EDT 2009
Teen dance always Fri. evening

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:46:20 PM EDT 2009
Heather - you made me laugh outloud! Teen dinner dance is Friday night. You sure you don't want to chaperone? You had such a great time!!!

Registered User Rachele & Bruce grandparents to Kyle, 15, dx'd at 7  (98.15.213.246) Thu Oct 22 09:47:14 PM EDT 2009
Not me...had to put camera gear in an insulated bag to keep it from getting fogged up every time we went from inside to outside and visa versa

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:47:24 PM EDT 2009
YES! Great pool bar! Where they serve really nice beverages and also a fabulous grouper sandwich (good burgers, too). There are several pools. One is a quiet spa pool, just for adults. The spa is excellent. Very nice fitness facility as well.

Registered User Heather - BC mom blessed with two  (96.50.224.168) Thu Oct 22 09:47:30 PM EDT 2009
oh ya... what an eye opener

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:48:19 PM EDT 2009
quiet pool sounds good to me.. Lauren- remember the quiet pool at coronado??

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:48:22 PM EDT 2009
Jeff had to go out and get some of that fancy camera gear. It's collecting dust behind me! LOL  He'll use it eventually.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:48:24 PM EDT 2009
I think SAturday morning, a bunch of us should go down to the pool and put our stuff on chairs. Make a CWD Central area. Leave one or two people there with the stuff so it doesn't get moved...

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:49:13 PM EDT 2009
Sounds like a good plan Laura!

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:49:40 PM EDT 2009
there are no real quiet pools at coronado!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:50:11 PM EDT 2009
well, that security guard seemed to think there was. Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:50:25 PM EDT 2009
got behind...we are definitely saying at pool on Sat...so nice to relax...did it last year...drinks at the pool for sure.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:50:29 PM EDT 2009
I want to go now...there is a poolchair with my name on it...

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:50:52 PM EDT 2009
me too!

Registered User Rachele & Bruce grandparents to Kyle, 15, dx'd at 7  (98.15.213.246) Thu Oct 22 09:50:53 PM EDT 2009
Brenda, I start packing camera gear about a month before FFL, and then I don't use about 80% of it

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:51:13 PM EDT 2009
the teens got such a kick out of Jeff in the pool last year...

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 14, dx'd 2003  (24.88.238.170) Thu Oct 22 09:51:26 PM EDT 2009
I'm late. I'm sorry.  Cry 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:51:27 PM EDT 2009
I hope it's warm in Marco, too. There's a beach chair there with my name on it...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:51:39 PM EDT 2009
Yay Rhon! What's the count?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:51:58 PM EDT 2009
Rhon- late isnt good...

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 14, dx'd 2003  (24.88.238.170) Thu Oct 22 09:52:11 PM EDT 2009
8 months 1 week 1 day!

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 14, dx'd 2003  (24.88.238.170) Thu Oct 22 09:52:28 PM EDT 2009
I'm sorry sorry sorry.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:52:33 PM EDT 2009
I am so ready for Marco...can't wait. i love that place...

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:52:39 PM EDT 2009
hi Rhonda!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:52:40 PM EDT 2009
 Cool 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:52:49 PM EDT 2009
Stacey, he has not yet posted that group photo from the pyramid. I would if I could because it cracks me up. I told him that next time, super pale Jeff should not sit between Maryam and Abdullah Elarbi. It's the color contrast of their skin that cracks me up!

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 14, dx'd 2003  (24.88.238.170) Thu Oct 22 09:53:01 PM EDT 2009
Hi all. Did I miss anything good?

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:53:07 PM EDT 2009
I can't wait for Marco! Wish I was bringing family, though

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:53:17 PM EDT 2009
We were just talking about our Marine crew this year!
Eight months! Is that all? Oy... got to get to work...

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:53:33 PM EDT 2009
well, they are going to stockholm....

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:53:44 PM EDT 2009
can you say OREO

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 14, dx'd 2003  (24.88.238.170) Thu Oct 22 09:54:03 PM EDT 2009
Yep. Starting early makes for a smaller countdown. The Marines are ready!  Grin 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:54:07 PM EDT 2009
I wish you were bringing the family, too. The girls have so much fun. We'll miss them.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:54:29 PM EDT 2009
they should wear special t shirts....lol...

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:54:43 PM EDT 2009
my kids would rather go to Marco... what does that say about our conferences :-)

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 14, dx'd 2003  (24.88.238.170) Thu Oct 22 09:55:07 PM EDT 2009
1 year we did a walk & ran out of MM shirts, so the team members wore their PT shirts. It's an awesome pic!

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 09:55:11 PM EDT 2009
well hey they do get to go to Stockholm and all...that should be great.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:55:16 PM EDT 2009
Ah yes. The formal CWD t-shirt!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:55:22 PM EDT 2009
I nag..er remind Jeff to post more photos at least twice a week. Can't do it when he's not here, which is often these days. He's relaxing from a 90 min. dental visit late this afternoon. Novocaine mostly worn off.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:55:30 PM EDT 2009
i think once they get to stokholm, and see their grandpa get a nobel prize, they'll be fine...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:55:50 PM EDT 2009
Perhaps you can suggest that the Nobel ceremonies be moved to the summer when it is warmer and lighter in Sweden...

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 14, dx'd 2003  (24.88.238.170) Thu Oct 22 09:56:04 PM EDT 2009
Yea, he is a little behind on the FFL pics. I check like every day. LOL

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:56:09 PM EDT 2009
brenda- i nagged him a few weeks ago ...lol... Jesse is dying to see the pool pictures you took of Jeff and the kids...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:56:28 PM EDT 2009
Did you make pudding for Jeff? Puree a hamburger?

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:56:30 PM EDT 2009
Isn't it in April? The girls will probably miss school, but what an excuse!

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:56:37 PM EDT 2009
ya... Sweden in December.. should be interesting.. and COLD!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:57:05 PM EDT 2009
bring back chocolate Razz 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:57:21 PM EDT 2009
He made jello (sits uneaten in the fridge) and ate part of a burger and fries. Wendy's frosty, too, that I picked up after going to the P.O. and FedEx.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:57:38 PM EDT 2009
Well, it's almost 10. Thanks for keeping me company on the chat tonight. I figured it would be a small group, but definitely wanted to get that first chat off the ground. We only have 8 months to go!!!

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:57:39 PM EDT 2009
Nobel week is Dec 5-13. Dark and cold.. but what a cool experience! Chocolate is on the list :-)

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 14, dx'd 2003  (24.88.238.170) Thu Oct 22 09:57:41 PM EDT 2009
Did the flyers get fixed?

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:57:59 PM EDT 2009
December? Ugh.

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 14, dx'd 2003  (24.88.238.170) Thu Oct 22 09:58:11 PM EDT 2009
I'm sorry I forgot. We were catching up on dish diverred shows.  Cry 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:58:13 PM EDT 2009
Yep, Rhon, weeks ago.

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:58:16 PM EDT 2009
good night Laura

Registered User Rachele & Bruce grandparents to Kyle, 15, dx'd at 7  (98.15.213.246) Thu Oct 22 09:58:35 PM EDT 2009
Good night all

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 14, dx'd 2003  (24.88.238.170) Thu Oct 22 09:58:44 PM EDT 2009
Oh good.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.232.149.156) Thu Oct 22 09:58:52 PM EDT 2009
The Charlotte flyers? Yes - email me and let me know how many you want. G'night everyone!

Registered User Heather - BC mom blessed with two  (96.50.224.168) Thu Oct 22 09:59:08 PM EDT 2009
g'night. better do dinner dishes

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:59:11 PM EDT 2009
good night all...  Smile 

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 14, dx'd 2003  (24.88.238.170) Thu Oct 22 09:59:17 PM EDT 2009
OK.

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.239) Thu Oct 22 09:59:29 PM EDT 2009
Night all. See you next time.

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 14, dx'd 2003  (24.88.238.170) Thu Oct 22 09:59:40 PM EDT 2009
Good night everybody. 8 months. Woo!  Grin 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (205.188.117.16) Thu Oct 22 09:59:54 PM EDT 2009
woo hoo  Grin 

Registered User Lauren Elementary Leader  (97.118.210.251) Thu Oct 22 09:59:55 PM EDT 2009
good night all!! Off to fix dinner!

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.129.94) Thu Oct 22 10:01:33 PM EDT 2009
NITE SEE YOU IN SEATTLE...

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