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!
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