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CWD Friends for Life 2011 Conference Chat - March 15, 2011

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Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 08:50:52 PM EDT 2011
Good evening and Welcome to the Friends for Life Orlando chat! I'm on a bit early. Please say hi when you join.  Smile 

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 08:52:25 PM EDT 2011
Hello, Maria and I are here!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 08:53:39 PM EDT 2011
Hey - How are you guys tonight?

Registered User Shelley(CA) Mom of Parker, 12, dx'd @ 3  (71.102.217.57) Tue Mar 15 08:56:17 PM EDT 2011
Hi Laura and Michele and Maria

Registered User Bruce & Rachele grandparents to Kyle, 16, dx'd at 7  (71.169.1.134) Tue Mar 15 08:56:35 PM EDT 2011
Hi all

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 08:56:50 PM EDT 2011
Hello everyone. Hi Laura and Michele. Smile  I can't believe Sam will be 21 on Sunday. Eek 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 08:56:55 PM EDT 2011
Hey Shelley - This is Parker's last year as a tween!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 08:57:29 PM EDT 2011
Hi Betty! TELL me about that! 21... how did that happen? LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 08:58:07 PM EDT 2011
Hi Bruce and Rachele - Lots of Grandparents signed up already! (Bruce and Rachele lead the Grandparents program) Looks like a great group!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 08:58:16 PM EDT 2011
Hi.

Registered User Shelley(CA) Mom of Parker, 12, dx'd @ 3  (71.102.217.57) Tue Mar 15 08:58:22 PM EDT 2011
Hi Betty--yep last year as a tween--can't believe it. I also can't believe Sam is 21

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 08:58:34 PM EDT 2011
The kids are getting older, but we aren't! lol.

Registered User Bruce & Rachele grandparents to Kyle, 16, dx'd at 7  (71.169.1.134) Tue Mar 15 08:58:57 PM EDT 2011
That's great news! By the way, did you get a confirmation from Janet?

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:00:18 PM EDT 2011
Hi Shelley. We need to get together for a "get together" before FFL. Hows Parker?

Registered User MikeB Ann Arbor MI  (74.94.235.41) Tue Mar 15 09:00:32 PM EDT 2011
HI All!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:00:35 PM EDT 2011
I think we look exactly the same.  Rolling Eyes 
Yes, I did get confirmation from Janet that she will be on staff Weds through Friday - so good to go for Boot Camp and Grandparents sessions.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:01:00 PM EDT 2011
Hey MikeB - Hey Brenda!  Smile 

Registered User Bruce & Rachele grandparents to Kyle, 16, dx'd at 7  (71.169.1.134) Tue Mar 15 09:01:37 PM EDT 2011
Super! Thanks Laura...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:01:49 PM EDT 2011
Bruce - Are we just holding one Caregivers Boot Camp on Weds? or one in the a.m. and one in the p.m. ?

Registered User Shelley(CA) Mom of Parker, 12, dx'd @ 3  (71.102.217.57) Tue Mar 15 09:02:16 PM EDT 2011
Hi Betty. Parker is good--how is Shelby? We have talked about giving you a call and getting together--we will have to do that.

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Tue Mar 15 09:02:22 PM EDT 2011
I'm here for as long as I can stand to look at the screen.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:02:56 PM EDT 2011
Julia... are you on, or just logged in?
Hey Rhon! What's wrong with looking at the screen? Have a headache?

Registered User Bruce & Rachele grandparents to Kyle, 16, dx'd at 7  (71.169.1.134) Tue Mar 15 09:03:10 PM EDT 2011
We suggested to Heather that we go with one...in the morning when everyone is awake...she hasn't responded yet

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Tue Mar 15 09:03:44 PM EDT 2011
I've had the flu since Friday-ish. Been on meds since Sunday, so today is better but still not great.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:03:58 PM EDT 2011
Reminder to those who are going to read this later in the transcript: The Saturday character lunch tickets WILL sell out - they're going like hotcakes now. If your family wants to participate and you haven't included them on your registration, email me soon.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 09:04:22 PM EDT 2011
What if we have an under-5 for the character lunch?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:04:47 PM EDT 2011
Ugh, Rhon. Hope you feel better. Flu is no fun.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:05:33 PM EDT 2011
Michele - Under 5 is free. The person bringing the under-5 needs to have a ticket. It's going to be a FUN lunch. Three hours, with lots of activities, characters, a DJ, great food, games...

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Tue Mar 15 09:05:49 PM EDT 2011
Yea. I've had colds & coughs & such, but don't ever remember it this bad. But I'd rather be here thinking about all the Vitamin D I'll be getting in FL! :)

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:05:53 PM EDT 2011
Who is coming early? I heard the hotel is getting fairly full.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 09:05:55 PM EDT 2011
Sorry to hear that, Rhon. Hope you are better soon. How's the rest of the family?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:07:02 PM EDT 2011
You're a quiet bunch tonight. Shall I sing to you?

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 09:07:09 PM EDT 2011
But do we need to sign up the under-5? I bought a ticket for Maria and I but not for James.

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:07:18 PM EDT 2011
Feel better Rhonda and Diamond. Sending hugs from CA.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 09:07:20 PM EDT 2011
Sing!!

Registered User Bruce & Rachele grandparents to Kyle, 16, dx'd at 7  (71.169.1.134) Tue Mar 15 09:07:44 PM EDT 2011
Ditto....sing!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.34.251.156) Tue Mar 15 09:07:52 PM EDT 2011
Hi Everyone

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Tue Mar 15 09:07:56 PM EDT 2011
Diamond started getting the throat tickle yesterday & I took her right in. Last time she got sick like that, she got ketones which made it worse. So trying to nip it in the bud for her. She's doing ok. Everybody else is fine. Thanks.
Hope everybody else is well...

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:08:04 PM EDT 2011
Hello everyone

Registered User MikeB Ann Arbor MI  (74.94.235.41) Tue Mar 15 09:08:37 PM EDT 2011
"IT'S A SMALL WORLD, PLEASE"

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:08:40 PM EDT 2011
Ed says hi. We arrive 01 July to 10 July, then onto Ft.Lauderdale for Eds conference. Cool  Hi Mike S.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:08:40 PM EDT 2011
Ah - Michele, send me a quick email reminding me to make sure I included James. Pretty sure I figured that one out on my own, but can't 100% guarantee it.  LOL 

Registered User Arlene mom of Mary (dx 12/98), Meghan and Faith  (71.187.189.106) Tue Mar 15 09:09:03 PM EDT 2011
Hi, everyone! Can't wait till July!! Grin 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:09:19 PM EDT 2011
Ack, Mike, not THAT song! LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:09:30 PM EDT 2011
Hey Mike! Everyone... Mike S is Mike Schurig, CWD's dietitian and my right hand at conferences. Does anyone have food/dietary questions to ask him right off the bat?

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:09:49 PM EDT 2011
Hi Arlene. How old are your girls?

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:09:51 PM EDT 2011
Zip a dee do dah zippity day! LOL 

Registered User Lorraine mom to Caleb T1D age 8  (64.252.7.21) Tue Mar 15 09:09:57 PM EDT 2011
Good evening all!

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 09:10:10 PM EDT 2011
Got any great plans for the celiac kids? Maria wants to know...

Registered User Khannen mom to Shealyn, age 5. dxd 2 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:10:13 PM EDT 2011
Hello everyone.. I lost track of time

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:10:43 PM EDT 2011
Zippity doo dah, zippity yay...  Grin 

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.133.216) Tue Mar 15 09:10:52 PM EDT 2011
i am here...logged in then walked away...how is everyone...so ready for summer...

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:10:57 PM EDT 2011
Lots of the tried and true celiac foods and a few new ones, especially the gf breads...going to try Udi's

Registered User Arlene mom of Mary (dx 12/98), Meghan and Faith  (71.187.189.106) Tue Mar 15 09:11:06 PM EDT 2011
Hi, Brenda, Mary is 15, Meghan will be 13 and Faith will be 10.

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:11:15 PM EDT 2011
GF buffet is always awesome from my observations.

Will there be turkey bacon again? I don't eat it, but Marissa does and she loved it last year. That said, no big deal if it isn't there.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 09:11:32 PM EDT 2011
Maria loves Udi's

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.133.216) Tue Mar 15 09:11:36 PM EDT 2011
Udi's is the one Ethan and i Love...tried a bunch...just our choice...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:11:41 PM EDT 2011
Hi Khannen - Easy to lose track of time in the evening!
Ugh - the turkey bacon last year was the absolute worst!!!

Registered User Mary Catherine Amelia's Mom, pumping ,celiac, Navigating  (184.200.157.14) Tue Mar 15 09:11:52 PM EDT 2011
Mike,if you can duplicate what you had last time for the Celiacs, Amelia will be real happy! Grin 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:11:59 PM EDT 2011
Cool. Our non-D son is in the teen group. He will be 17 by July.

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:11:59 PM EDT 2011
Maybe, trying to find a supplier...

Registered User Arlene mom of Mary (dx 12/98), Meghan and Faith  (71.187.189.106) Tue Mar 15 09:12:41 PM EDT 2011
Does anyone know if you can do the online room booking if you need connecting rooms? I keep meaning to call, but whenever I think of it, it's too late and they are closed

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:12:45 PM EDT 2011
Sorry, that was a knee jerk (to the turkey bacon).
Brenda, I cannot believe that Tim will be 18 when we're back at the World Center. Unbelievable.

Registered User Mary Catherine Amelia's Mom, pumping ,celiac, Navigating  (184.200.157.14) Tue Mar 15 09:12:48 PM EDT 2011
Since we're singing.... Plenty of sunshine comin' my way...

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:13:05 PM EDT 2011
Good to hear Julia...have heard lots of good things about it

Registered User Arlene mom of Mary (dx 12/98), Meghan and Faith  (71.187.189.106) Tue Mar 15 09:13:36 PM EDT 2011
Meghan is really looking forward to graduating to the teen group this year.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:13:41 PM EDT 2011
Arlene - you should call for anything special. I'm not sure how many rooms they have left that are connecting. They say they will try, but cannot guarantee. The room block is about 80% full right now. For those who haven't made reservations yet, please do so asap.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 09:13:53 PM EDT 2011
will there be some guideance for the teens with celiac when they are out on Friday?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:14:00 PM EDT 2011
Mary Cat - THANK YOU! Tell Amelia I can hear her!!!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:14:20 PM EDT 2011
Teens are going to Hollywood Studios (formerly MGM) this year - they will have a blast!

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.133.216) Tue Mar 15 09:14:27 PM EDT 2011
Udi's cinnamon rolls are great too...been wanting to try the cookies...our Kroger here now has a little stand in the deli so glad

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Tue Mar 15 09:14:31 PM EDT 2011
Hello all ! Smile 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:14:47 PM EDT 2011
Laura, I'm a real bacon person, but it's so unhealthy I avoid buying it. That said, when there are yummy 'maters in the garden, I'm up for BLTs.

Registered User Arlene mom of Mary (dx 12/98), Meghan and Faith  (71.187.189.106) Tue Mar 15 09:15:00 PM EDT 2011
Sigh, that is what I was afraid of. I really need to remember to call during the day!!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:15:12 PM EDT 2011
Good question Michele.

Registered User Khannen mom to Shealyn, age 5. dxd 2 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:15:33 PM EDT 2011
I backread...we show up in orlando on July 1st.. probably going to stay in lake beuna vista until MOnday the 4th though to save some $$

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:15:46 PM EDT 2011
Shelby got her dress for the teen dance just yesterday. So pretty. And a sun dress.

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Tue Mar 15 09:15:52 PM EDT 2011
Mike always does wonderful with the meal selections. :)

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Tue Mar 15 09:16:13 PM EDT 2011
Diamond got hers too Betty! :)

Registered User Khannen mom to Shealyn, age 5. dxd 2 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:16:16 PM EDT 2011
I also wondered about the under 5 ticket to the lunch. I think I bought tickets for my family, but I need to include my 4 yr old son. Email you?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:16:26 PM EDT 2011
I don't buy bacon either... but I ALWAYS eat a bunch of it at CWD conferences. It's a staple. LOL 

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:16:44 PM EDT 2011
mmmm bacon

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Tue Mar 15 09:16:45 PM EDT 2011
and Mike always does a great job providing something chocolate for dessert !!

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:17:04 PM EDT 2011
I had blt for dinner and a salad. It was take out, but so yummy. I dont have time to cook on Tuesdays.

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:17:10 PM EDT 2011
Yes, Michele. Disney always has gf options available at each restaurant. The teens may have to ask for a manager on site if they dont see it. I will supply teen leaders with a complete gf listing of foods available if there is any doubt

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:17:16 PM EDT 2011
Khannen - Yes, please. I usually make sure I've noted the younger person for a ticket, but please check with me anyway.

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:17:37 PM EDT 2011
You bet Stacey...double chocolate brownies just for you!!!!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:17:42 PM EDT 2011
Hey Stacey - Is Jesse home? Is he excited to work with the elementary group this year?

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.133.216) Tue Mar 15 09:17:44 PM EDT 2011
...i think the food is always good...even the cheese...

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 09:17:49 PM EDT 2011
Thanks, Mike.

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:18:20 PM EDT 2011
If you have an iPhone or Ipod, there are APPS for inside WDW for all the rides and for the restaurants. I can ask my daughter if you need to know the name of the apps.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Tue Mar 15 09:18:28 PM EDT 2011
Er: celiac- I remember seeing something on the Disney website that listed the diff gluten free foods and which stands have them..

Registered User Arlene mom of Mary (dx 12/98), Meghan and Faith  (71.187.189.106) Tue Mar 15 09:18:32 PM EDT 2011
Laura, are you looking for volunteers for anything yet?

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Tue Mar 15 09:18:38 PM EDT 2011
Too tired. Sorry ya'll. Nite.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 09:18:47 PM EDT 2011
On the website it says "only have the perks of being in the room block" - what perks?

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:18:57 PM EDT 2011
If Laura/Mike do not know about GF foods at MGM, I suspect they will investigate and know by next chat. There may be some online menus thru the WDW web site. Otherwise, you can check on the CWD forums. The celiac forum is http://forums.childrenwithdiabetes.com/forumdisplay.php?f=5 I will search there while the chat continues.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.133.216) Tue Mar 15 09:19:04 PM EDT 2011
I seem to remember a site called ... allears.com or net and you can to there to see the menus for all the disney restaurants...and i do believe the GF is there too...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:19:05 PM EDT 2011
Oooh... can't wait to see Shelby's dress! So fun when all the kids dress up. I'm chaperoning the teen dance again. This year, they get the blinkie things, too (like the tweens).

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Tue Mar 15 09:19:06 PM EDT 2011
Jesse is soooooo excited to work

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:19:12 PM EDT 2011
Feel better Rhonda. Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:19:42 PM EDT 2011
We'll definitely have gf options for the park. No worries. Mike or I will send a note to the list when we're a bit closer to the conference so that we're reaching everyone.

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:19:50 PM EDT 2011
Yes you're right about the gf source

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:20:06 PM EDT 2011
allearsnet.com has menus for every place in WDW

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.133.216) Tue Mar 15 09:20:48 PM EDT 2011
yeap...just went there...allears.net...go to dining...look at the left of the screen Celiac is there...

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:21:14 PM EDT 2011
is 10 yrs old considered Tween?

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 09:21:19 PM EDT 2011
what kind of dresses are your girls getting? Maria would rather wear her soccer shorts or something ....

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:21:28 PM EDT 2011
"Disney Apps" and "Disney World" are the names of the apps for the iPhone and iPod. The map app is 99cents for the whole park. Or if you have a smart phone it will work too. Has gluten free restaurants listed.

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:22:45 PM EDT 2011
How old is Maria? The tweens are a bit casual to a dress, but the teen girls dress from a semi fancy dress to a sun dress with flip flops.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:23:17 PM EDT 2011
Volunteers: I will be sending out a Call for Volunteers in May. Right now, I'm just assigning Room Captains. Those are the people who watch over a room all day, introduce speakers, make sure the AV is functioning ok, water and glucose tabs are in the room, etc. We aren't having volunteers at registration this year... smaller space.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 09:23:40 PM EDT 2011
Maria will be 13

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:24:03 PM EDT 2011
Tweens are 10-12; teens are 13-17. Elementary is 6-9. Children must be in their current age groups - this is an insurance reg for us.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:24:22 PM EDT 2011
The Teen Dance is definitely a dress-up affair.

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:24:55 PM EDT 2011
Check out http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/guest-services/special-dietary-requests/ It lists five restaurants at Hollywood Studios with this heading:
Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park ? Special Dietary Information for Quick Service and Counter Service Locations
The locations listed below have menu items or products that may meet many dietary requests:

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:25:20 PM EDT 2011
Also, if you have a child younger than 6, we have excellent childcare on Thurs and Fri. You must preregister your child for this; the forms are online. It fills up.

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:25:41 PM EDT 2011
We got her dress at Ross. Just semi formal, but cute and simple. And we got the sandals too. I lucked out shopping there. Most of the time she would rather wear basketball shorts. Cool 

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:25:47 PM EDT 2011
Thanks Brenda for looking that up

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Tue Mar 15 09:26:08 PM EDT 2011
I have to agree that childcare is excellent !! LOL 

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:26:13 PM EDT 2011
I just saw the "Tween social" on the schedule today and was making sure I knew the bracket. I have a daughter who is 10

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.133.216) Tue Mar 15 09:27:16 PM EDT 2011
Mike you will have some handouts for us about the gf at the park for Fri...i will get Ethan to load the app too.

Registered User Arlene mom of Mary (dx 12/98), Meghan and Faith  (71.187.189.106) Tue Mar 15 09:27:36 PM EDT 2011
Faith will have just turned 10 a week before-- so she is psyched to be an official "tween!"

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:27:50 PM EDT 2011
And, from allears.net, helpful tips for GF dining at
http://allears.net/din/guestceliac.htm

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:27:55 PM EDT 2011
Yes I will Julia

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:28:01 PM EDT 2011
Pat yourself on the back, Stacey... you and Pam do such a great job with the K group!

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.133.216) Tue Mar 15 09:28:04 PM EDT 2011
Child care is amazing...i want to go take a nap in the tent with them by Friday...

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:28:34 PM EDT 2011
I helped chaperone both tweens and teens dances last year. It was great. Also prepared me for my daughter entering HS. This is our 7th FFL Conference. We are FFLifers. Best group of people to be with.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:29:04 PM EDT 2011
The tweens have so much fun. My daughter, Carolyn (age 23) loves being a Tween Leader. It's her favorite age group. The Tween Social shouldn't stress anyone out... it's karaoke and a really fun DJ (DJ Miles, who has been working with us for years)... they have games and snacks, and a lot of fun.

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:29:08 PM EDT 2011
Trying to budget out for meals and such.... what is already included? breakfast and lunch on thursday and Friday only right? Then the banquet Thursday night and bbq lunch on saturday need tickets. Farewell breakfast sunday.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 09:29:08 PM EDT 2011
thanks for all the celiac info - w'll check out those websites

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:29:29 PM EDT 2011
Disney is very much "on the ball" with special dietary needs in all the parks. My neighbor is involved with alot of this training and I am impressed with the extent they work with all levels of cast members.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:29:36 PM EDT 2011
Which are you chaperoning this year Miss Betty?  Grin 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:30:37 PM EDT 2011
Kaycee - Take a look at the schedule online. Where a meal is included in the schedule, it's included in your registration. If it says 'ticket required' then it costs extra. Also, on the registration form itself, it says what is included. Email me if you can't find it, ok?  Smile 

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 09:30:41 PM EDT 2011
what are the advantages of staying at Coronado besides the convenience of being right on site?

Registered User Tanya Skyes Mom dx 4/25/08, pumping 2/18/09  (72.188.157.56) Tue Mar 15 09:31:05 PM EDT 2011
hello everyone  Smile 

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:31:20 PM EDT 2011
Wherever Laura needs me? That's where I'll be. I will try to have chocolate handy and diet coke. We are getting a car rental, so if someone needs a ride to the store, we are available too. Cool 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:32:47 PM EDT 2011
Kaycee, if you can, it's best to get foods at a local grocery store (Publix is about 5 miles or so away) for the times meals are not included. The Pepper Market at the hotel has a great variety but is pricey and can be very crowded. You should have a fridge and get get fruit, maybe yogurt, bread and pb and j (unless there are allegeries), etc. Always make sure the fridge is not set to freeze your foods. I froze insulin back in 2001.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Tue Mar 15 09:33:02 PM EDT 2011
Scott is looking forward to a day in the park with the teens...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:33:10 PM EDT 2011
Michele - Being at the Coronado and being right there with 3,000 other people attending FFL is the biggest advantage. There are usually some perks through the hotel; sometimes there are discounts and freebies if you'r part of the room block. There are always a handful of people who stay offsite; last year it was about 2% of the attendees.

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:34:01 PM EDT 2011
Thanks. Yes, definitely planning some meals/munchies for in the room. We'll be driving down from NC, so will have our van available for a trip to the store

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:34:02 PM EDT 2011
Hi Tanya! Smile 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:34:08 PM EDT 2011
And remember that if stay on Disney property, you can ride the buses to the various theme parks/Downtown Disney.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:34:14 PM EDT 2011
Every room has a fridge.

Registered User Friends for Life Florida mom- Ashby (5) pumping :)  (71.101.146.217) Tue Mar 15 09:34:49 PM EDT 2011
Second timer....hello everyone. Ashby(5) has her upper endoscopy in 6 days. Any Celiac parents have advice? Bloodwork revealed 2 antibodies :(

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:35:34 PM EDT 2011
Remember that if you are bringing peanut butter munchies, they need to stay in your room. We have MANY kiddos this year who have nut allergies. I love PBJ sandwiches... it's my conference staple... along with washing up and brushing my teeth before I go back to conference. Better to be safe.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 09:35:41 PM EDT 2011
If it turns out that Ashby has celiac, be sure to join the celiac list

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:36:17 PM EDT 2011
thanks for the reminder

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:36:25 PM EDT 2011
If you are flying in, take advantage of Disney's Magical Express. You check your luggage in on your departure straight to the hotel. then take a Disney shuttle to the Coronado. You dont have to wait for luggage when you get to airport. You can do it when you depart too. Grin 

Registered User AuntlyH Adult T1  (75.73.51.136) Tue Mar 15 09:36:44 PM EDT 2011
Hi! Just popping in to say hello and start to wrap my head around this event. Can't wait!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:37:09 PM EDT 2011
There are two small laundry facilities on site, too. So, bring your quarters! And, if you're driving, bring detergent and dryer sheets, too.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:37:12 PM EDT 2011
Julia - Not sure if you're watching... if you are, would you please update briefly re: the collages?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:37:31 PM EDT 2011
Hey AuntlyH - Welcome! Need any help wrapping? Do you have questions? Smile 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Tue Mar 15 09:37:49 PM EDT 2011
If you take the disnry magical express- pack a small carry on with bathing suits - so you can just jump in the pool , in case your bags are delayed.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:38:46 PM EDT 2011
Laundry definitely gets some use by the weekend! Do you remember the year I dyed Chris T's underwear sunshine yellow? We threw in a load together... I'm not great at laundry.  LOL 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:38:55 PM EDT 2011
From Julia's last e-mail reminder: It works better for you to mail me the pictures...emailed pictures do not print the best from my printer. School pictures or wallet size work great for individual pictures and 4x6 prints work the best for group pictures of all your children. Please no 8 x 10?s?or 5 x 7?s. I do cut and paste the pictures to poster board so send me copies you won't need back. If you have access to color copiers to copy your picture those will be fine too. Send your email address along with the picture and I will let you know that I did receive it. Mail to: Hannah Mattingly
10403 Long Home Rd.
Louisville, KY 40291

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:38:55 PM EDT 2011
Good point Stacey. Just dont pack the sunscreen in your carry-on, or it will be confiscated. ugh. I learned the hard way.

Registered User AuntlyH Adult T1  (75.73.51.136) Tue Mar 15 09:39:03 PM EDT 2011
Thanks, Laura! I actually think I'm in pretty good shape. I'm counting on my pal (and Tour de Cure teammate) Scott Johnson to show me the ropes.  Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:39:47 PM EDT 2011
Ah - thanks for the reminder, Stacey! Please DO take Disney's Magical Express from the airport to the hotel and back. It's free! All you need is your hotel confirmation # and your flight #. It's very easy. But DO pack your diabetes supplies with you (don't entrust to anyone else or to checked luggage), and do have your swimsuits right at hand!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:40:02 PM EDT 2011
Ah, Scott knows the ropes. You're in good hands! Wink 

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:40:49 PM EDT 2011
? about quilt squares.... Do I need to mail it in advance or is it something we can bring with us?

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.133.216) Tue Mar 15 09:41:00 PM EDT 2011
sure will...i do the collages of all the kids...well i should say my daughter Hannah does them now...she officially took it over this year...you have probably seen the email about the collages to send pictures of your children...both D and non D...i am so proud of them...and the kids love looking at them and finding themselves on the boards. I just sent a reminder yesterday...and will send again don't want to miss anyone...so stay tuned to the Orlando email list...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:41:57 PM EDT 2011
Brenda - Want to answer re: quilt squares?

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:42:19 PM EDT 2011
Anyone planning to submit a Quilt for Life for the annual display at FFL? See http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/quilt/

We would need any new submissions by June 15.
Jeff prefers to have them in advance so he can photograph them and put them online. We are always afraid of losing the information sheet/attached photo(s) if there are any.

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:42:40 PM EDT 2011
Does anyone have a non-D son, around 11-12, that might want to buddy up with my son. He thinks since its our 7th conference, he knows all about D. Let me know. He isnt the rowdy type. Can you say video games???

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:42:57 PM EDT 2011
I was typing at the time Kaycee asked! Great minds think alike.

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:43:18 PM EDT 2011
lol nice timing huh brenda?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:43:19 PM EDT 2011
thanks, Brenda. Everyone please make sure that you take some time - a good amount of time - to walk through the Quilt for Life. It is amazing. Bring kleenex.

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:44:16 PM EDT 2011
I can only imagine. Now, to decide what to make for my daughter's square....

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:44:46 PM EDT 2011
Kaycee, just try not to use glue or sticky stuff since we fold the quilts for storage and they often stick together.

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:45:13 PM EDT 2011
Not I Betty... closest I have is a 10 yr old daughter and that's not close to a 12yr old boy.  Grin 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:45:14 PM EDT 2011
You can look at the online gallery for ideas.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:46:26 PM EDT 2011
Remember that Weds can be a very full, very fun day (even though officially the conference starts with the grand opening of the exhibit hall at 6 p.m.). The fun run is Weds morning with warmup at 7 with Harold... and then there are focus groups all day. Most of the focus groups will require sign-up ahead of time. We post the topics in May. I'll send an email about it.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:47:26 PM EDT 2011
And Sports Central will be open Tuesday through Saturday... volleyball, basketball, Harold time, dodgeball... kids 12 and under do need a parent with them.

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:47:35 PM EDT 2011
I already warned my husband that I'd be kicking his butt out of bed early wednesday for the fun run lol

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 09:48:04 PM EDT 2011
Can big sisters bring little ones to Sports Central?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:48:28 PM EDT 2011
Michele - Please email me privately about this.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:49:11 PM EDT 2011
The Fun Run really is fun. It's a once-around-the-lake, and it's fine to bring your coffee with you! Harold will get you going first thing. Anyone care to describe Harold?  LOL 

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 09:49:52 PM EDT 2011
James says Harold is FUN and EXERCISES!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:49:52 PM EDT 2011
Haven't we called him Human Caffeine or something like that?

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:49:57 PM EDT 2011
Human caffeine...always smiling...

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.133.216) Tue Mar 15 09:50:12 PM EDT 2011
an always smiling ball of energy

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Tue Mar 15 09:50:39 PM EDT 2011
Just watching Harold makes me very very tired....

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:51:29 PM EDT 2011
That is the impression I get Stacey.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:51:32 PM EDT 2011
I'm going back over the transcript... did I miss anyone's questions? I do want to again highlight what Mike and Brenda were saying - it's really good to stop at the grocery store and get snacks/beverages. The Pepper Market is expensive and crowded. Much better to have these things in your room as needed.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:51:51 PM EDT 2011
Mike S... we are having beverages-only for a.m. break, correct? And full snack break in the afternoon?

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:52:33 PM EDT 2011
Correct Laura!!!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:52:46 PM EDT 2011
Jeff's favorite ice cream bars???

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:53:13 PM EDT 2011
I will get him one somewhere.  Smile 

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:53:20 PM EDT 2011
Of course, we're at Disney. Everyone loves the Mickey Bars!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Tue Mar 15 09:53:47 PM EDT 2011
and- Disney sells a refillable mug for about $12. ? ... we bring ours back every year ! I carry it around all day...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:54:04 PM EDT 2011
A whole ice cream freezer of Mickey Bars just for Jeff!  Razz 

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:54:04 PM EDT 2011
Can we bring our mugs from 2 yrs ago for Pepper Market, the refillable ones?

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:54:22 PM EDT 2011
For any newcomers this year: Be sure you have a sweater or jacket to wear inside the Convention space. Brrr.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Tue Mar 15 09:54:31 PM EDT 2011
yup @ Betty

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:54:34 PM EDT 2011
What's the carb count on one of those Mickey Bars, Mike?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Tue Mar 15 09:54:50 PM EDT 2011
and bug spray for at night

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:55:00 PM EDT 2011
Around 40 gm CHO

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 09:55:01 PM EDT 2011
Betty, I hope to remember mine. If they don't use them, oh well. I think they did last time.

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:55:45 PM EDT 2011
Thanks Stacey.  Grin  Can we get microwaves Laura? I gotta have my popcorn at night.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:55:47 PM EDT 2011
Is that all? How many calories? The dark chocolate and ice cream is omg so yummy. I want one now!

Registered User Susan Mom to Jacob, age 14, dx'd 9/09  (207.200.116.70) Tue Mar 15 09:56:23 PM EDT 2011
Hello everyone! First time to FFL. I am bring my three boys Jacob (15), Nicholas(13) and Michael (almost10)

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 09:56:25 PM EDT 2011
dang... bacon, mickey bars, popcorn. My stomach is growling now lol

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:56:31 PM EDT 2011
Right... I forgot about the bug spray. It was very mosquito-y two years ago.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.133.216) Tue Mar 15 09:56:45 PM EDT 2011
they did let us use them last time...but i seem to remember that it was the last time...i am bring ours just in case...but well worth the cost...pays for itself in one day

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:57:01 PM EDT 2011
Hi Susan!
Betty, I'm not sure about microwaves. I don't even know if they have them if you request. Mike, do you know?

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:57:29 PM EDT 2011
350 kcal in MB, Laura...Not sure about the microwaves...

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Tue Mar 15 09:57:29 PM EDT 2011
and dont forget the Mickey waffles.....

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 09:58:08 PM EDT 2011
Hi Susan. Welcome to FFL. Smile 

Registered User Bruce & Rachele grandparents to Kyle, 16, dx'd at 7  (71.169.1.134) Tue Mar 15 09:58:09 PM EDT 2011
This sure is a fast hour! Good Night all...

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:58:15 PM EDT 2011
On the menu for Sat Stacey... Smile 

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:58:35 PM EDT 2011
OOOPs, I mean Sunday Stacey

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:58:52 PM EDT 2011
I bring great big plastic cups from home - I don't find that the Coronado refillables hold that much. So, I buy liters of soda/iced tea/whatever, and fill up in my room.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.133.216) Tue Mar 15 09:58:57 PM EDT 2011
do they do GF mickey waffles...i can't remember only been gf since last summer

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 09:59:47 PM EDT 2011
Wow - we are at 10:00 already! Thanks, Everyone, for being here on the chat. This room will stay open for awhile for those who'd like to keep talking.  Smile 

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 09:59:52 PM EDT 2011
For you Julia, I will get gf MIckey waffles Smile 

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.133.216) Tue Mar 15 10:00:33 PM EDT 2011
Oh man Ethan and i are in hog heaven...

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 10:00:34 PM EDT 2011
Laura, I like your idea of buying the liters instead of cans. Much cheaper way. Thanks.
Mike, any Fish on the menus?

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 10:00:49 PM EDT 2011
Hi Susan... will be our 1st FFL as well

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 10:01:02 PM EDT 2011
ohh gf Mickey waffles!!!

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 10:01:25 PM EDT 2011
I think we have fish on one of the menus.
I know we have tuna fish on one of the lunch menus

Registered User Susan Mom to Jacob, age 15, dx'd 9/09  (207.200.116.70) Tue Mar 15 10:02:07 PM EDT 2011
Thanks for info on bug spray....they love our blood!

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.133.216) Tue Mar 15 10:02:17 PM EDT 2011
Michele really the GF food table is amazing...the mac and cheese is wonderful...pizza is good too...my Ethan really loves most of it...oh and the English muffins...

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 10:02:50 PM EDT 2011
Okay, I will make sure I look at your really great labels you put out for us. Mike you always do such a great job for all of us. THANK YOU! Smile 

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 10:03:32 PM EDT 2011
No problem, glad to do it.

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Tue Mar 15 10:03:38 PM EDT 2011
I'm signing off. TTFN.

Registered User Mike S CWD, Type 1 pumper, cgms  (99.72.48.25) Tue Mar 15 10:03:58 PM EDT 2011
Good night all

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.133.216) Tue Mar 15 10:04:01 PM EDT 2011
hey betty...never got to say hello...and Rhon was on and off...she didn't feel well.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 21 on Sunday!  (76.226.107.207) Tue Mar 15 10:04:22 PM EDT 2011
G'night, Everybody! Thanks for chatting! Smile 

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 10:04:43 PM EDT 2011
Night Brenda. Say hi to Jeff. I hope you are having fun with the new house building!  Grin 

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan dx @ 10 Mo.  (74.141.133.216) Tue Mar 15 10:04:48 PM EDT 2011
nite nite...see some of you real soon...

Registered User Susan Mom to Jacob, age 15, dx'd 9/09  (207.200.116.70) Tue Mar 15 10:05:03 PM EDT 2011
Hi Kaycee! We are looking forward to ur trip to Florida! Coming from Seattle. Where are you traveling from?

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 10:05:38 PM EDT 2011
Hi Julia. Been missing my peeps and bffs. This conference can't get her quick enough. Wish I was going to Cincinatti.  Smile 

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 10:06:01 PM EDT 2011
Goodnight everyone

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.151.253) Tue Mar 15 10:06:15 PM EDT 2011
Thanks for all the great info

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 10:06:56 PM EDT 2011
Raleigh NC area

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 10:07:50 PM EDT 2011
Night all. Gonna go get some rest. Not sleep, but just gel. So thankful Laura you put the FFL CWD Chat on fb. All the family says hello.  Smile 

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 10:08:01 PM EDT 2011
We have wanted to come to FFL since 2007 but it just hasn't worked out until this year

Registered User Susan Mom to Jacob, age 15, dx'd 9/09  (207.200.116.70) Tue Mar 15 10:09:58 PM EDT 2011
We look forward to meeting you!

Registered User BettyS. Mom of Shelby, 14 dx'd@6  (24.7.108.252) Tue Mar 15 10:10:29 PM EDT 2011
Kaycee, you can email Laura and get my email address. I can give you my contact info, since we arrive 01 July to the 10th. It helps to have someone around with diabetes that can help out. This is for anyone else, who may want to contact me.  Smile 

Registered User Susan Mom to Jacob, age 15, dx'd 9/09  (207.200.116.70) Tue Mar 15 10:11:58 PM EDT 2011
We will be there July 3-13th.

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 10:12:02 PM EDT 2011
Thanks. We will be arriving on the 4th but won't be doing any of the actual parks... planning on just bumming around resorts, marketplace, pool etc

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 10:12:40 PM EDT 2011
on the 1st I mean... moving to coronado n the 4th

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 10:13:44 PM EDT 2011
We will be racing home on Sunday the 10th as my kids start school on Monday the 11th. Lol

Registered User Susan Mom to Jacob, age 15, dx'd 9/09  (207.200.116.70) Tue Mar 15 10:16:30 PM EDT 2011
Good Night! See everyone soon.

Registered User Brandy S (NC) Mom of Brandon, 14, dx'd at 12 m, Celiac 5-05  (98.24.234.188) Tue Mar 15 10:16:37 PM EDT 2011
Hi everyone... sorry I am late

Registered User Brandy S (NC) Mom of Brandon, 14, dx'd at 12 m, Celiac 5-05  (98.24.234.188) Tue Mar 15 10:16:58 PM EDT 2011
goodnight Susan... see you at FFL

Registered User Brandy S (NC) Mom of Brandon, 14, dx'd at 12 m, Celiac 5-05  (98.24.234.188) Tue Mar 15 10:18:55 PM EDT 2011
I guess I missed everyone. My sister called with some bad family news ragarding my niece. She was diagnosed with a heart condition.

Registered User Susan Mom to Jacob, age 15, dx'd 9/09  (207.200.116.70) Tue Mar 15 10:19:31 PM EDT 2011
Brandy, my son Jacob is 14 (15 in a month) too. He was dx'd a year and a half ago

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 10:19:38 PM EDT 2011
Hi Brandy. sorry to hear the news

Registered User KayceeHannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Tue Mar 15 10:19:56 PM EDT 2011
WHere are you in NC? We are just outside of Raleigh

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