Saturday, November 14, 2009

1 Year Today!

It's strange to think that 1 year ago today we were rushing Jake to the hospital because he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It's fitting that today is World Diabetes Day. We are celebrating his anniversary by taking him out for some pizza and a ride up the canyon to see the snow. It's amazing how this disease has affected us all. We hate it, but at the same time we wouldn't trade this experience for anything! Jake has become so strong from this trial and has become our example of how we should have a positive outlook on life. Jake, we love you! Thank you for being who you are and making our family strong. You are our HERO!!!!

We have filled countless bottles of needles and test strips.

We are so thankful for Jake's pump that has made all of our lives easier. He only has to have his line put in every third day now instead of getting 4 to 5 shots ANY time he want to eat ANYTHING! He loves it! We also love it! We all hope and pray that a cure will come someday, and believe us, WHEN that day comes, it will be a celebration you wont want to miss!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009




I found myself SUPER EXCITED when the BOYZ mentioned they wanted to be GHOSTBUSTERS for HALLOWEEN. I had also been obsessed with the movie when I was about Jake's age and was a Ghostbuster one year as well. I told Mandi that if we're going to do this,we're going to do it right! These will be full functioning replica Proton Packs. Little did I know what I was getting myself into. Two months at an average of 3 hours a night proved to be a bit much. We were often times up until 2:00am . . . I miss sleep! Mandi would sit in the garage to keep me company and to be my helper. I loved the time we spent together talking and laughing. Anyway, I soon found myself making trip after trip to the hardware stores while Mandi spent hours on the Internet trying to find kid sized flight suits and Ghostbuster patches. Just for posterity sake, I have to say that this was the most expensive project I have ever done, excluding house projects. I stopped keeping track of the tally knowing that it would just depress me. Mandi is very forgiving and understanding! In the end, it was all worth it! We had fun . . . the BOYZ love them . . . and they won several costume contests. As for next year, it's something of the rack or from Savers! Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa for helping out.

This was the funnest part . . . NOT! I wanted to make it so the batteries could be changed out and easy to turn on and off. I ended up putting a swing arm in
the back where the light was attached. I think it's the kids favorite
part being able to open and close it.

Happy Ghostbusters!