2014 In Review
Another crazy year for the Ortiz Family! It started off with some crazy blood sugars (which came and went throughout the year) Sadly all that red seems to happen at least a couple times a month (if not more often). It feels like we finally get his ratios and basals figured out and then something causes them to change: growth spurt, hormones, stress, exercise, wind change… But we had fun despite the crazy blood sugars!
We got to play in the snow earlier this year too! It was so much fun, and brought on its own blood sugar challenges. But we were ready for those! 🙂 I am waiting and hoping for some snow now….but don’t see it in our forecast. I think this winter we might have to go find the snow if it doesn’t come to us!
We had lots of fun playing in our back yard this year. In all kinds of weather. We used our fire pit to make s’mores!We had play dates. We took some trips to the zoo. We Built a fence. (OK, so maybe Tony did most of that work–But I DID help!) 😉 Oh, the fun we had! I found time to sew and made lots of gifts! All while dealing with the highs and the lows of blood sugars and life in general. We finally took the boys to Disneyland!!! (which I never got around to sharing–oops) Here are some of our Disney pictures to catch you up. 🙂 We had so much fun!and were so blessed to have so many family members join us for the boys first trip to Disneyland. We met Super Heroes! TJ loved splash mountain (once he finally got to ride on it)
He even convinced his Aunt Pam to go on it a second time with him. (they were already soaked, right?) When we came back from that trip, TJ went to his first drop off day camp (5 days in a row!). He was unsure at first, but he definitely ended up having lots of fun. We took our usual trip to the pumpkin patch in October. And enjoyed seeing family (who we don’t see often enough) on Thanksgiving. (Oops–no pictures of thanksgiving–too busy eating!) TJ was an angel in the St Nickolas Day Play. The boys built a gingerbread house with Aunt Pam And got to visit Santa Clause We had a wonderful Christmas (in spite of my being sick). We had more play dates and Professional Photos taken which was hard for TJ with BGs over 500 when we started. All in all, we are ready for the new year and all it holds in store for us! Through Prayer and perseverance we can make it through just about anything! Here’s to 2015: a new year, a new roller coaster!!
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