Sunday, September 26, 2010

D Mama Meet Up

Guess what I did over the weekend?!?

Sweetpea and I met Tracy (aka The Crazy Pancreas) and her Princess!

As you may know, Tracy and The Princess left on a jet plane to visit some relatives in the midwest.  And it just so happened that we live somewhat close.... so Sweetpea and I made the drive over to visit them while they are in our time zone!

This was not my first D Mama meet up.  Of course, Misty from Life is Like a Box of Chocolates are lucky to see each other often.  I've met Lora from My Diabetic Child twice when we were vacationing in her neck of the woods! 

And here's what I LOVE...  Meeting someone that you've talked to forever through blogs and facebook and email and twitter is like meeting an old friend!

Tracy is just as wonderful as you think!  She is so sweet and kind and easy to talk to!  Just like you imagine when reading her blog!  And The Princess is A-DOR-A-BLE!!!  She's starting to talk and it is the cutest thing!

I also got the pleasure of meeting Tracy's Mom and her Aunt and other family.  They, also, are super nice!  They were so welcoming!  I felt like I had known them all forever!  It was truly like walking into a friend's house  - not a stranger.

The four of us went to a cute little outdoor mall and ate lunch at Red Robin (home of the wonderful cup with ounces marked on the side).  Red Robin scored more points when they printed Tracy off a gluten free menu for The Princess!  One of my favorite parts of the day was when I pulled out Sweetpea's meter to test her bg.  The Superhero and Sweetpea both pump with the Animas Ping and both have a Dexie!  As I was testing Sweetpea, The Princess started pointing and saying "Superhero!  Superhero!"  (well, she was saying his name but you know...!)  It was so cool!  That feeling of "same".

Then we took the Princesses to a little park and let them play while we got to chat!  They had a great time twirling around and sliding in the beautiful fall sunshine!

We then headed to look at shops.  Guess where we went???  GYMBOREE!  If you know me and Tracy, you know that we are both Gymboree addicts!!  And we've always dreamed of shopping together!  Of course, we both liked many of the same things and we both pretty much own the entire store!  Here's what you'll never believe..... NEITHER of us bought ANYTHING!  Ok, so it's because Gymbucks are starting this week and we're saving till then.  But still...

After our tour thru Gymboree, Sweetpea started really complaining that she was thristy.  Then that she was hungry.  Now we JUST ate.  And Dexie had already beeped low once (although she was not).  So I checked Dex again.  It needed a blood drop.  And guess what?  I had no strips.  I had meant to put a new container in my bag before I left the house that AM but forgot - what with all the packing of extra pump suppies and carb free snacks for the 2 1/2 hour trip. 


So we headed back to the car to get my extra kit.

No big deal, right?  Well.... the only problem is that we just got a new car.  And although I SWEAR I remember putting the extra kit into the new car.... it wasn't there. 

You've got to be kidding me!!  I felt like SUCH a DORK! 

Tracy was super nice and so we packed up the little royal ones and headed to the closest Walgreens so that I could buy strips!  While there, I bought an extra meter, too and so now I KNOW that I have one in the new car!  Luckily, Sweetpea was NOT low.

We then went back to Tracy's Aunt's house (Her Aunt also has T1!) The girls played and we talked.  Sweetpea was ACTUALLY low and enjoyed a pack of Smarties! Then... it was time to go. 

We needed a picture, of course, to put on the blogs!  I think you'll get a kick out of it!

Sweetpea's bg was coming up but she was hungry.... and really tired!  She fell asleep before we even got to the highway!

It was a great day!  I had so much fun!  I just wish that they lived that close for real and that we had gotten to meet The Superhero, too!  THANKS for a great day, Tracy!  We love you!

So.... who's next!  It's made me want to meet ALL OF YOU really, really bad!!!



  1. Love Sweet Pea's stance in that photo! Too funny. You guys look just like I picture you and I am so glad that you had some IRL time together. I hope to get to meet all of you sometime soon!

    Here's to good friends.

  2. Love SweetPea!!!! HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Oh and Miss Princes...well, I already know what a cute button of joy she is :)

    Tracy is a gem...I HEART HER!!! I'm so excited you guys got to meet up!!!!!!!!!

    I have chills thinking about it!!!! Hallie, I feel like I know your family as though you lived next door....and yet....we've never ACTUALLY met!!!!!

    It would be SO COOL if a private donor or some Big Pharm company took notice of the relationships that are forming here and found a little $$$$ to make a D Mama Mega Meet Up dream come true :)

    Just sayin'.....

  3. Oooh Wendy, I LOVE that idea! :-) If it happens, I am so in!

  4. The D-Mom circle should start their own road trip meet up! It would be awesome to be around so many other people that "get it"!

  5. I'll be next!! Since I'm not too far away. ;)

  6. Hey, count me in! I'd love to hang out with some other D-moms who "get it"!

  7. So jealous! I want to meet all of the D Mamas!!!
    It sounds like you guys had such a great time!!


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