Saturday, November 14, 2009

World Diabetes Day 2009

We had a great time in San Francisco for World Diabetes Day! And we were so diggin' our shirts!

We went out for dinner in the city and ya, we were pretty much a spectacle. Dinner was awesome and we were able to share our story and our blue pride with some other customers at the restaurant and on the street.

I bought the boys these glow sticks/flashlights/whistles for the big day. We had a blast trying to make blue circles with them on the way to the San Francisco Ferry Building...

We made it to the Ferry Building and were a tinsy bit underwhelmed with the blue...but it was cool none the less...
There wern't as many people as I expected, but once we joined the group, the energy was electric. There was such a feeling of community and good will. :)
We got there just in time for the small speeches to commemorate the day. When I saw Manny Hernandez from Tu Diabetes, I felt like a groupie at a rock concert. Ya, he's that great!
And to top it off I met the fabulous Miss Amy from Diabetes Mine. What an awesome woman with a beautiful family to boot. (My camera was on a weird setting.) Her daughter thought it was funny when I told her in my world, her mother was a rock star.

It seriously turned out to be like the best night ever. It couldn't have been nicer. And really Joanne, I could have sold a dozen of our shirts! They were a big hit!

16 comments:

  1. OMGsh!!!!!!!!!!

    THAT IS SO AWESOME :) :) :)

    Love it....WOOHOO!!!!!

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  2. What wonderful photos - look's like such fun.

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  3. Adorable! Glad you had such a great time!

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  4. Looks like you guys had an awesome time . You guys are the rockstar.

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  5. No wonder everyone wanted a shirt your family looks amazing! I glad you guys had a wonderful WDD!

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  6. WOW! Those pictures with the blue glow circles....gave me chills! BEAUTIFUL!! What an awesome enlightening experience!

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  7. Ohmygosh, your family is TOO CUTE! I love, love, love the glow stick pictures.

    Could you email me a copy of your favourite picture (or pictures) so I can post all the shirt pics together in one post? I can use the one you wrote when they were dx, since I was planning on doing that to all the pics anyway. You can email it to the shirts@helpmefred.com address.

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  8. So great to meet you, Meri. And we want those shirts!!

    Send me an email at amy@diabetesmine.com, and also check out my Facebook.com/diabetesmine for more photos.

    Much love,
    AmyT

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  9. Awesome pics! Awesome family! Awesome day!!!

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  10. WOW - that sounds so amazing. Our day was SO underwhelming. I'm already working on next year. I love your pictures too! Wow - Wow - Wow . . . what a great post! So uplifting to see the pics and here what you guys got to do.

    :-)

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  11. Looks like fun! I can't believe you have 3 kids with diabetes! Wow! I don't know how you do it!

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  12. The blue light in the ferry building musta been awesome to see in person...cause it's a super cool photo! Good for you guys, what a great family!

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  13. Love the pics! Looks like an awesome night!!

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