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D Meet Ups - Princess Style

Friday, August 12, 2011

One of my most favorite things EVER is the Diabetes Meet Up!

I love meeting my D friends - who I only have known online - IN PERSON!

There is something so special about meeting someone for the first time and feeling like you've known each other forever.  Knowing about the person's family and hobbies.  Knowing that they live this same, crazy life.  Knowing that they totally get the testing and bolusing and carb counting and everything else.

In the past few weeks, we have the PLEASURE of meeting up with TWO D friends and their families!

First, we got to meet Holly from Keepin' Up With The Jones Family!  They were traveling through our area on their amazing summer vacation trip.  They were soooo close - we just HAD to meet up!

We decided to meet at this Dairy Farm that is not too terribly far from our house.  We like to go up there a lot and eat their homemade ice cream, visit with the goats and cows, play a little mini golf and - in the fall - go thru the corn maze, pick a pumpkin from their pumpkin patch, take a hayride and do all kinds of other fun stuff!

Sweets and MC sitting on the cows inside!  LOVED their cool shoes!

Sweets is feeding the goad some hay. She would not feed them the other kind of food because they had to eat it out of your hand and she thought it was gross.

Can you tell it was 110 degrees?  Seriously, I'm not lying.  It was HOT!!!  The kids had fun playing in some of the areas and riding the little train!

The boys were locked in the barn.  For reals.  But we only kept them in there a minute....!

Holly was just as awesome in person as she seems on her blog!  And so was her family!  They are just too cute!  I only wish that we had had more time to hang out!

Then, the next weekend, we drove to Indianapolis to visit the Children's Museum and see Taylor Swift in concert!

But we also we also were able to meet  up with Mike from The Diabetics Corner Booth!  We had met Mike before but this time we had the pleasure of meeting his lovely wife!  They are just as sweet as can be! We met for dinner and Sweets immediately warmed up and started chatting!  It was fun for her to see an adult testing and wearing a pump like she does!  I forgot my camera so I didn't get any pics of that meet up - but it was still fun!  We were sad that Cherise was unable to meet up with us that night! We'll just have to go back again soon!

D Meetups are so much fun!  Go find someone close you and hang out!



  1. Looks like the girls had so much fun at that meetup, and of course the D-moms too!

    Was great seeing you all in Indy. Had fun seeing Sweets again and I was totally all about that yummy hot dog, tator tots, and ice cream she got... that's totally my kind of meal! :)) Of course, that was the ONE day I'd forgotten to charge my phone and by dinnertime the phone battery was completely depleted - meaning no camera, either. Oh well.

    There will be more down the road, I'm sure! thanks for sharing this.

  2. D meet ups rock!!

    sooo when are you swinging by this side ;)

  3. Love, love, love this!!! I am so excited that you got to meet up!! How funny is it that Since we have been dx'd our vacation plans really have been based on which D families we can meet up with! That is such a "pro" for diabetes that really balances out all the cons! :) you guys are all so cute!! It makes me so excited for our meet up in October!! I sooooo hope it works out!! Great pics!!

  4. soooo cute!! I want to go to a diary farm!! There really is something special about meeting someone else with Type 1. They just understand and sometimes it's nice to just feel "normal" and not different.


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