Showing posts from September, 2007

Great News!

I got a phone call at work today that wasn't work related. I think that's happened about twice in my life. Anyway, it was Minimed calling to tell me that my insurance had approved me for the Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensor (CGM)that goes with my pump! I am so excited I can hardly stand it. The sensor its self is relatively inexpensive at about $1000. The kicker is that the senors you have to change out (every 2 to 10 days)cost $30. each. That can get pretty expensive- $90 to $450 per month. The best part of it all is that my insurance covered me 100%! Minimed told me that my balance is zero. They are overnighting the sensor to my doctors office and it will be there tomorrow. I'll have to get trained on how to use it and everything but it should be up and working early next week. Yea!
If you're wondering what it looks like or how it works, click on the hyperlink "sensor" above.

Our Big Announcement

We are finally making our big news public. We're expecting our second baby! We are all really excited and Ryan is quite unaware of what's going on, although we do tell him about it. He's too young to understand I guess. The baby is due March 29, 2008. I'm hoping to have it around 38 weeks. I am currently 12 weeks pregnant and looking forward to the first trimester being over. I haven't been really sick, so I'm lucky that way. I have been quite tired so it's been nice that I only work in the mornings, I sometimes sneak in a nap while Ryan is down for his.

My blood-sugar has been excellent (14 day avg. 118, A1C 5.9). I've already been to the OB twice as well as the Diabetic Specialist. Both doctors are happy with the way things are going. We had the baby's heart rate measured today and it was 155 beats per minute, exactly the same as what Ryan's was at this point in the pregnancy. Colin thinks the baby is a boy because there are some obvious simil…

Snowbird Tram Ride

Hook-ups are the best. One of the guys that Colin works with has a connection at Snowbird. He got us free tickets for all of their summer activities. Because of some strange circumstances, we were both home most of the day this Wednesday. So, we decided to go up there and check out the fun. When we got there, we realized that the rides and events are only open on the weekends. So we decided not to waste a trip or the tickets, and we paid to ride the tram. This tram is pretty much world famous and I'm sure you've seen pictures or video of it. It was really fun though. We rode up to the top of the mountain, looked around a bit then came back down. The ride is only about 8 minutes and it takes you up to a mile above sealevel. It was so cool to see the mountain in the summer before all of the snow falls. These guys get a decent 70+ inches of base snow each year. There was none when we went this week. If I can tear Colin away from Sportscenter some Saturday, we'll go up and …

A Rare Occurance

I've seen several pictures of myself as a toddler asleep while doing normal activities. I thought Ryan would never fall asleep anywhere beside his crib and his carseat. Just recently, he's proved me wrong. He fell asleep one day while watching Aladin and just the other day while he was eating lunch. I kept thinking he aught to be done by now, then I realized that he may have fallen asleep. He must be going through a growth spurt or something. This is so rare for him that I had to take a picture.

Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze

I've had a subscription to Cooking Light for about two years now and I've never tried a recipe out of it, until this week. I saw this one (on pg. 136 of the September issue) and had to try it. If the pictures make you drool, you can use the recipe listed at the bottom. I've shortened some of the directions slightly but it will turn out, I promise. This tasted just as beautifully as it looks.


2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
1/4 cup plain low- fat yogurt (I used vanilla flavored so I didn't have to buy a huge container of plain)
3 tablespoons dark rum (I used apple juice and it turned out fine)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut
1 tablespoon coconut for top of bread
spray pan with cooking spray

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice (I used lemon)

1. preheat ove…

Thou Shalt Not Envy

One of my favorite things to do is drive around looking at houses. These are a couple of houses that I see all the time and just love. I have been wanting to take pictures of them for a long time and especially wanted to get them in this season. I finally got around to it and it was completely the wrong time of day. The sun was directly behind the houses and just really got in the way of good pictures.

Anyway, I like this first house a lot, but the thing that I love most is in the second picture. This hanging sun in front of their house is so cool. I love the sun and I love how it is made out of some kind of metal and the way they have it hanging there. I've seen more homes do this lately but this is the first one that I noticed. And, like I said the lighting is bad so it's hard to see. I'd like to copy that someday.
I only had time to take one shot of this house, but it is absolutely gorgeous. Everyone that drives by it just goes ga-ga over it. The weird thing about this ho…

Birthday Party #2

This is us celebrating Ryan's Birthday at my parents house. Jess & Cole gave him the "Brand New Mater the Tow Truck" and the match box cars. My parents gave Ryan a wagon but I haven't taken any pictures of it yet. Sorry that you can mostly hear me singing on the video, I was the one holding the camera.