Sunday, August 7, 2011

Camping out in the living room!!

Last night I was transported back to 1987 and got to act like a complete goofball (i mean more so than usual I just like I did back in the olden days when I would go to sleepovers at friends houses as a kid. Emma and I had a campout in the living room. We moved the coffee table out of the way, set up loads of blankets and pillows on the floor, and got ourselves ready for the night. First on the plans was to bust open the bag of gigantic campfire marshmallows and roast em up over the grill. We went outside in our jammies giggling and managed to find a perfect stick in the backyard...cause really if we're gonna do it right, it's gotta be done on a stick! Which got me's actually a little gross...eating food off of a mean would a day ever come along where I would think, "hey...this steak would taste extra good if I ate it off of a stick instead!"...probably not. Anyhoo, the look on Emma's face was priceless as she bit into her very first campfire/BBQ marshmallow. Diabetes was not the first thought in my head...we bolused for it...and moved on to enjoy the yummy sticky goodness. Next on the list was popcorn and a movie (Rio to be exact), so we popped it up and laid down to watch. It was cute...not amazing...but cute. Afterwards, Emma started to get a bit loopy, I hink mainly because of all the excitement and the fact that it was like 2 hours past her bedtime at that point. only live once though! So, we took out the camera and decided to make some crazy faces and take pictures of ourselves. One in particular had us laughing so hard that neither of us could breathe and tears were pouring out! Then we decided to try for an "adorable girlie" pose. We even managed to capture a pic of Daisy, the cat who was grooming herself (himself? itself? lol)...perfectly timed to catch her with her tongue out! It was an amazing night. It was one of those moments in time that you would like to capture and hold on to forever. I will look back on that night when she is 34 and probably still giggle. I hope that it meant as much to her as it did to me. I will never forget the sight of her rocking out and dancing in the living room, singing some Selena Gomez at the top of her lungs, dancing around on the blankets with her like crazy girls, tip toing (tip toeing? how in hell do you spell that??LOL) to the bathroom at 11:30pm and giggling like I was also 7 years old just so we wouldn't wake up Daddy, shining the flashlight around the ceiling as we lay in bed so it looked like a disco in here, holding the same flashlight under our chins and telling stories....i will never forget any of it. It was amazing and made me realize how lucky I am to have her in my life. Diabetes didn't take center stage. We did...together we had an incredible night. Also, wanted to mention that if any of you are still interested in checking out my book, you can click on this link here. I wanted to let you all know that it is $15...the publishing site takes half of that...and I am donating part of my half to JDRF.Thank you to Denise and Misty for ordering a copy as well! You ladies are amazing!


  1. Sounds like such a great evening...and just ordered the book. I cannot wait to read it and thank you for putting a link over here. Did you add one to your sidebar? If not, you should!!! xo

  2. Love the silly faces!! And the cat's tongue out shot is awesome!!
    You have given me some great ideas for Bean's first sleep over this Friday :) Just hope I can make it til then...this week is piling up!!!