Tuesday, May 19, 2009

CF, Invisalign, and DH!

The Great Strides walk for CF on Saturday was so much fun!! Our team almost reached our goal of $10,000 and as a whole Houston raised about $775,000!!!! Way to go Houston!! It felt so great to be apart of something so amazing!! Friday night our team had pizza and beer over at Cara's dads house and it was a lot of fun! Her dad said a thank you speech to all of us for helping Cara and the rest of the CF people by raising money and of course many of us were in tears! He talked about how when she was diagnosed at 1 they told him she probably wouldn't live to be 5. Then when she was about 5 they said, "Guess what, people are raising money for research and we're coming a long way, she might live to be 15!". When she was 10 they were informed that the actual gene for CF had been found so that left even more hope! Now Cara is 27 and it's all because of research that has been funded by people like you and me that help out. I'm so thankful!

Unfortunately I forgot my camera so I didn't get to take any pictures! =( I know Cara and tons of other people took some though so please send them my way and I'll post some soon! I really enjoyed seeing everyone and meeting all the other people that I had only met through blogland, it was so nice to meet yall!! Cara Corps also won the t-shirt contest thanks to Cara and all her hard work. I think she made about 20 shirts! Our team did awesome and I can't wait until next year. I was soooo close to my $1000 goal but I really am pleased with how much I raised, it was the most I've ever raised and I know next year I'll reach $1000!! Thanks so much to all of you that supported me and this cause! It means more to me than you know!!

In other news I got Invisalign last Thursday and I am so excited!! My teeth have been moving closer and closer together over the years so we finally got them some help! I can't wait to have completely straight teeth! I put the first set of trays in on Thursday and they were so tight and really hard to take on and off. My teeth have already moved enough that I can just snap the trays right back into place after I take them out...so exciting!!!! I wear the trays for 2 weeks at a time and every 6 weeks I go back to the doctor to get 3 more sets of trays. I highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking about it. I love it so far but I know I'm not much of a recommendation considering it's only been 6 days! =) Kyle has been making fun of the way I talk with them on but I'm getting used to it so I don't have as much of a lisp anymore!

Lastly I must say that I loved the Desperate Housewives finale!! I just watched it today and thought it was fantastic! I'm not so sure I like what's going on with Bree but I just love what happened to Lynette and the whole MJ, Susan, and Mike scenario was fabulous, didn't you think!?!? I was in tears at the end and now I can't wait until next season. I really hope that was Susan at the wedding!!! Ahhh, I just loved it!


Tiffany said...

Hey lady!! It was great seeing you and the family this weekend! I was actually going to ask you if you had invisalign because I thought I noticed it and I have been desperately wanting to get it for a few years now.

Kimmie said...

Ahhh, I loved Desperate Housewives too but was bummed that they left us hanging that way. I sure hope its Susan but bet its not because that would be too obvious.
Really enjoyed seeing you guys on sat and cant wait until our next encounter :)

Melissa said...

I'm so glad everything went well at the walk! What an accomplishment your team made!!

I have Desperate Housewives recorded, haven't had the chance to watch it yet! But, definitely looking forward to it!

Stephanie said...

It was so good to meet you too!!
Send me your email address and I will send you my pics I took!
Wasnt her dads speech great?!?! He sure had me in tears!!
I loved the season finale too...I also hope that its Susan in the end :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the invisaline! I know you've been wanting to get them for a while- I'm glad you like them so far! Your teeth are going to look great!

Cara said...

It was so wonderful seeing you guys! P sure did enjoy getting to know Kyle and of course I loved catching up with you! THANK YOU so much for all of your support, Mrs. Number 1 Fundraiser. :)

We need to talk about Invisalign! My teeth have been going crazy for the past few years and I can't bring myself to getting regular braces, so I need your input. :)