Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Esperanza Rising

I have started reading to Sloan again. First Sloan reads to me for 20 minutes and then I read a chapter to her. She is desperate for one on one time with me. This is a fun way to spend it with her. I love to read, and there are some wonderful children's books that are enjoyable for both of us. Sloan is enjoying this book. I think it is based on facts with a little fiction thrown in.

22 Miles

Just a little update on my goal for fitness. Other than some sore muscles I feel really great. I will be curious to see how much weight I have lost when I take Sloan to her next Diabetes support group.

There have been some more small quakes over the last few day's but nothing too crazy. These quakes are a game of sit and wait. You just don't know when or where the next one will hit. Dean and I have formulated a plan for when the big one hits. Other than that you just have to live like normal. We will be stocking up on water this weekend just in case.

The girls are so cute these day's. I will be back to my picture taking self over the next few days. I just needed to take a break. It was much needed. Hope everyone is well!

Imagine JDRF Gala

Imagine. I loved the theme of this years event. Imagine a world without diabetes. How awesome that would be.

Here we are, Dean's very first suit. He looks so very handsome.
The bird plate was done by Sloan and I. Every year they auction off plates painted by kids with diabetes.

I found my painting was turned the wrong way. No worries I was able to meet the gentleman who won this and I informed him on the correct way to hang it.

They grouped all my little animals together, sadly this lot didn't sell. It's OK, they will put them in the next auction in the fall.

The ballroom.

Hey cutie! Can you tell this isn't Dean's cup o' tea? He's such a good sport about it. I will admit, I feel a bit out of place also. We aren't into keeping up with the Jone's. It's still fun to get dressed up once a year.

John O'Hurley was our emcee for the evening. In case you are trying to place the name he was Elaine's boss on Seinfeld and also did a guest spot on Dancing with the Stars. He has been in many other things I just can't remember them all at the moment.
It was truly a special evening filled with wonderful food, great entertainment and big hearts. Hard to believe that in one night 1.6 million dollars was raised for this cause. Hopefully they will find a cure sooner than later. There is nothing I would love more, than to wake up one morning and hear on the news, "Diabetes, Cured!". I would cry tears of joy. Hopefully someday this dream will come true.