Photos From Our Wedding

Our photographer just published the online gallery for our wedding. You can see the pictures by going to this link – http://margaretaustin.shootproof.com/Chris+Dayle – entering your email address (which will only be used to keep track of how many people are visiting the page), and the password 051615.

I couldn’t be happier with how these shots came out. And knowing we’ll be getting even more than this in our final delivery just builds the anticipation.

Because there was an inherent social media-y component to our relationship, and the lead up to our wedding, I feel fine sharing this link with all of you, my eager readers. Dayle and I met because of this blog, it’s only natural that I share as much as I can with this blog.

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Diabetes Blog Week 2014 – Mantras and More

Yesterday we opened up about how diabetes can bring us down. Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day.  Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day.  Is there something positive you tell yourself?  Are there mantras that you fall back on to get you through?  Is there something specific you do when your mood needs a boost?  Maybe we’ve done that and we can help others do it too?

I’ve noticed that I separate my frustrations with diabetes from the rest of my goings on through the lens of my camera. Some days, I really need to just go for a walk.

San Francisco has been kind in its feedback to this grand idea.

| Lands End

| Lands End

| Lands End

And yes, this includes the cats too.

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By focusing on something other than diabetes, even if only for a moment, I can try to leave that 363 mg/dL behind. I think focusing through my camera lens is a good way to distract myself, particularly when diabetes demands a distraction.

// As prompted by Karen Graffeo, creator of Diabetes Blog Week.

Camping Preparations

Later this year, for my birthday, Dayle and I are going camping. I said I wanted a new lens for my camera and I wanted to go somewhere where I could really use it. Now we’re going camping somewhere (she hasn’t told me yet), and I get to prepare for things like no cell phone service for 4 days, and keeping food secure so wild animals don’t get to it (or us). If you read snark in that previous sentence, you are mistaken. I’m really excited.

But this also means we have a lot of preparations to make before we become one with nature. First and foremost, we need gear.

After a trip to REI and some best-price shopping on Amazon, I’m happy to report we are on our way.

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More camping things!

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Camping is easy!

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