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5K today & life changes

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Been awhile...
Probably too long...

I did my walk/run for Juvenile (type 1) Diabetes today in support of my son and I. It was great! Loved my time with friends today who came out to support us and our cause. So much fun!
I was personally able to raise $1,311.00 to date. So amazing!!!
My team the Lancets and my son's team the Rusty Pancreas did so well.

Can't tell you how proud of my son and his friends I am. These young adults (17 & 18 years of age) raised money and came out to run with my son Brandon in support of him. Friends like that are to be treasured as they are few and far between. Not only that but they placed 1st...2nd...3r... AND 4th in the run to only name the top ones. WOW!!

We were blessed that the rain held off until we were safely on our way home. That was lucky! It looked to be about to happen throughout the run, thankfully not.

My DH made me proud today as well, this is the first time ever that he participated in an event of anything of this nature. He walked and FINISHED. Yeah! WTG!!

On another note most of you know we had lost our beloved Kirby dog awhile back. We have been having a tough time with losing him.

We recently adopted a new little Puppy. His name is 'Pip' as in Pipsqueak. He is a cutie of
Havanese descent and super friendly.

So many changes have begun; are occurring; and are to come.

My son is graduating high school, it was so exciting to see him cross the stage, and yet sad to see that the years pass by so quickly.

This same week he passed his Driver's exam and is now a responsible driver. . . Ok this I am going to worry regardless, even though his examiner at the registry told him he is a phenomenal driver. Wow! nope still worrying... a mother's prerogative.

We had a tour and orientation at the University he is going to be attending in September. It is in another city, within a day's drive (that's its saving grace for me) yesterday. It is a wonderful place; friendly and exciting. I felt like I would love to attend there myself. Saw the dorm apartment he will be staying in and all put some fears to ease.
So this will be another life change for me this fall. I think I may become a basket case from empty nest syndrome. OMG! I will have to actually 'TALK' to my DH! LOL!

Well by the time he leaves he will be an adult. He will be 18 and have to start learning to fend for himself. He is a conscientious and responsible young man, he will be fine.

Have you picked up that I will be psycho mom by fall? LOL!

On a hind note, I had an amazing holiday in Arizona with my Girlfriends last month. It was a Bootcamp week for us with a personal trainer whipping us into shape at 7:30 am 6/7days. We even walked most days afterwards, not to count shopping in the afternoons.
Had so much fun!

Well, I have to head out to a 50th BD party for my SIL, so I need to get ready.
Love you all my friends.

Walking for JDRF!


My Son and friends. He is the one in the Dark lenses.
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    You have so many change going on in your life right now, but they are good changes. It's so hard to watch our kids grow up and spread their wings, but oh, the rewards of watching them soar like an eagle, what can compare! You have done a great job, mom, and your son is going to do amazing things. How could he not with you in his corner?!
    Take care and give him lots of hugs this summer.

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    1715 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    How awesome that your family and friends joined together in support of your son and others living with diabetes!
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    Pip is adorable!!!!

    Best wishes to your son as he begins college life. Like you, I was psycho mom the summer before my oldest son left for college. What was funny though, is that it was much worse thinking about him leaving than when he actually did. I missed him terribly but my stress level went down. Go figure!
    1716 days ago
    awesome are looking sooooo amazing...woohoo
    Well done on your fundraising and doing the run....yay...go you.....

    Pip is just lovely....totally....

    Your sone is a fine looking young proud of him....and try not to worry....he will miss you as much as you miss him
    1716 days ago
    Wonderful update - amazing changes all around! You look great! Cute puppy and wonderful son. I had empty nest syndrome pretty intensely but eventually it became status quo.
    1718 days ago
    So many wonderful updates - wow! First, congrats to both you and your son on a great 5K and the tremendous fund-raising efforts. My son is 20 (and an only child) and I still struggle a bit with empty nest syndrome, so I can totally relate. I just take it day by day. Also, Pip is adorable!
    1718 days ago

    What a cute new pup.
    1718 days ago
    Yes, lots of life changes coming up for you and your family. Congrats to your son on passing his license exam, graduating, and being accepted into college! Also, way to go on the 5K -- you all did fantastic! Plus, you look amazing! Hope you find some peace for the next chapter of your life. emoticon

    P.S. Cute pup!
    1718 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    1718 days ago
    You really are having a week and a half in the space of a few days! I'm glad you put up pics of your son and Pip. Do I really have to flip a coin to determine which one is cuter? Maybe pip can have the empty bedroom all to himself? You look wonderful as well, of course.
    1718 days ago
  • -LINDA_S
    Lots going on! You look great and Pip is adorable! Best of luck adapting to the "empty nest" when it happens...

    1719 days ago
    YES! You look FAB~ulous, Angela! And a big congratulations to your son on all his wonderful accomplishments! I figure the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree, so he has success written all over him~ just like his Mom! Take it all in stride and enjoy the seasons of life, sweetie~ love you, gal~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    P.S. And Pip is adorable! emoticon
    1719 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/9/2013 8:41:30 PM
    Oh my gosh! You look FANTASTIC!
    Boy! You are so busy. It's good thougha nd good for you.
    Way to go SON!
    1719 days ago
    Great photos, great news all round, Angela the Magnificent -- and absolutely gorgeous Little Pipsqueak!! WHAT a spring, WHAT a summer and WHAT a fall for 2013 for your gang, eh? It's a world of wonders. May it all unfold ( I typed 'funfold' the first time -- not bad!) beautifully for all four of you. Giant cheers, high fives and big warm hugs!!
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    1719 days ago
    Wow! So many great things happening in this blog!!! Grats to you and your awesome team for doing the JDRF 5K. So many things to celebrate there--participation, funds raised, all a bunch of woohoos. You look AMAZING in your running outfit--wowza!
    My son just graduated too. He's been driving for a while. Amazing to see these little boys turn into big fellas, huh? Sounds like you have everything set for your baby bird to fly high this coming fall. My bird's hanging around the nest for a while longer.
    Pip is a cutie! Thanks so much for sharing all your good news!
    1719 days ago
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