Saturday, December 15, 2012

Diabetes supplies made into CHRISTmas ornaments

I saved some of Isaac's used Omipod PDM Blood Glucose Test Strips and placed them into a clear plastic ornament and hung it on our CHRISTmas tree.
I also saved and decorated some of his used Omnipod Insulin Pumps and hung them on our CHRISTmas tree.

I thank God for all of His many blessings.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dexcom G4 Platinum :)

So thankful to have received our new Dexcom G4 Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitor and sensors this week :)
Isaac is looking forward to trying it out :) I have read some reviews that have stated a much farther range and better accuracy with the G4 compared to the 7 Plus~I sure hope so.
*I want a cure most of all but I am so thankful for better technology to help take care of our loved ones living with Type 1 Diabetes!
So much to be thankful for.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Big Buck for Isaac :) Muzzleloader Season 2012

 Isaac killed this buck on the morning of 11-15-12.
 It is the largest buck he has killed.
 I am so very proud of him :)
 It was an eight pointer!
Great job Isaac~

How to can deer meat

 I pack beef tips/stew meat into my jars up to the "neck".
 Then I add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the jar.
 I place the lids and rings onto the jar and tighten.
I process the quart jars in my canner on 10lbs. of pressure for 90 minutes. I process the pint jars on 10lbs. of pressure for 75 minutes.
This last picture looks oddly colored because of the flash. :)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

First buck of the season :)

Isaac killed his first deer of the season on 11-10-12. 
 It was a 3 point buck.
I am very proud of you Isaac. Great job!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

First Time Voting :)

My oldest son Jacob getting to vote for the first time.
I love you Jacob and I thank God for you and the fine young man that you have become!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Black Bear Kill~10-31-2012

 Isaac killed a black bear last night :)
 It was a boar~300 lbs.
 It took a long time to drag it out~it was dark when they got out of the woods.
 In the back of the truck~ready to take to the check in station.
One of his front paws :)
I love you and am very proud of you Isaac.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Dexcom G4 Platinum:)

Dexcom G4 Platinum

We just received our Dexcom 7 plus order a few weeks ago. Our year warranty had ran out and it was time to order our new one. I found out today that the Dexcom G4 had been approved so I called Dexcom. They will be shipping us out the new Dexcom G4 (the blue one) in Dec. as a free upgrade-so thankful for this improved Continuous Glucose Monitor! All we need to do is change our order from the Seven plus sensors to the G4 Platinum sensors in Dec.   :)     

God is so good!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

How To Can Mustard Greens

This is how I can mustard greens.
I pick a few bags of mustard greens from the garden. The sink above has one bag of mustard greens in it.
 I wash and drain them.
 I then wilt the mustard greens so that they fit into the jars better.
 I remove the mustard greens from the hot water.
 I place the mustard greens into quart jars. I then add 1 tsp. of salt to each jar and fill with water. I also put the lids and rings onto the jars.
I then place the jars into the prepared canner.
I process them on ten pounds of pressure for one and a half hours.
I remove the jars from the canner, let them cool and wash them off. I let them sit for twenty four hours and remove the rings. Then I place them in the pantry. :)
The process from picking them to removing them from the canner takes atleast five hours.
I thank the Lord for his many blessings :)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Omnipod and Dexcom Shipments :)

 I am always so thankful to receive these diabetes supplies for Isaac. Every three months we get new shipments of Isaac's Omnipod Insulin Pumps(50) and his Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor Sensors(16)..this time he also got a new Dexcom CGM System since the warranty ran out on his old one. This is the first time that we have gotten the protective barrier and adhesive remover wipes.
I am so thankful for my husband's insurance and the ability to purchase these tools that make living with type 1 diabetes alittle easier!
Thank God for INSULIN and all of his many blessings :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Making Homemade Chili for supper

I made chili for supper this evening.
 I add navy beans, kidney beans and our garden canned tomatoes to my slow cooker.

 I brown our home grown beef :) (sometimes I use venison, elk or bear) and add chopped bell peppers/onions and spices.

Then I add the meat mixture to the bean mixture in our slow cooker and let simmer for a few hours. I usually serve this with shredded cheddar cheese and crackers or cornbread.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tattler Reusable Canning Lids and Rings is having a giveaway :) If you would like to enter just go to the link provided. She will be giving away a dozen each of regular mouth/large mouth tattler reusable lids on September 20th.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Making Apple Pie :)

I made an apple pie this evening.
The apple pie with the bottom crust and filling.

The pie with the top crust added and air vents :)
I tore the dough while removing it from the roller to place on the pie!! It makes it kind of ugly....
~I was in a
Ready to be baked.
Fresh from the oven.

            Still warm and ready to served with ice cream...

Friday, September 14, 2012

Quarterly Diabetes Clinic Appointment

 Yesterday Isaac had his quarterly diabetes clinic appt.
Waiting to be called back.....
 Finger stick for AIC...Which was a 6.6  :)  :) 
We played I-spy in between visits from the lab.,diabetes nurse educator, nutritionist, CPNP and getting our papers/next. appt./etc..
Of course we had our celebratory ice cream on the long ride home!
I am so proud of you Isaac. As always you are my hero. I love you.

Thank you Lord for helping us and always being by our side!