The first time I ever saw this was last year over on aliedwards. Then a few weeks ago I saw it again on Shannon's blog bless our nest, it was right after getting home from the hospital with Madi and knew I "needed" one to look at everyday. It came just in the nick of time this week! Because this week we found out Steve will be leaving for a deployment to Iraq next month. He has not even been home a year from his last deployment so it was a little unexpected. I should be use to this...Madi is only 6 years old and this is Steve's 4th deployment in her short life. I am good at handling things but you never just get use to missing your hubby. I am a little more nervous right now because we are not even but 3 weeks into living with Madi's new found diabetes but Steve keeps reminding me we still have another month to learn together. So this Keep Calm and Carry On is my new motto...Simplify was my 'word' for 2009 but I think the new motto is more appropriate! Madi is blowing me away with how well she is doing. She is a very responsible 6 year old...she knows she can eat anything but at certain times of the day and is fine with it. When there is something she knows she is hungry for we plan all day to eat it with lunch or dinner. She has a new love for sugar free pudding...look at the pictures below taken after lunch today.