Monday, September 29, 2008

Jewlery Holder (BUMP)

I got this at The Container Store and it is great to use as a jewlery holder! It has pockets on both sides. They had two sizes at the time and this is the larger size. I love it! And it came on the hanger!






Thursday, September 25, 2008

Kyler And Branson's CF Appt

Kyler and Branson had their cf check up today. Everything was great! Both boys had
a growth spurt and weight gain. Kyler's pft's (lung function) FEV1's was 90 (he did have a higher one but he didn't breath in right at the end so they had to take this number) and his small airways 115%!! That is an awesome number!! Branson FEV1's were in the low 80's and I did not look at his small airway number. He is still getting use to the machine and they do not think his numbers are in the 80's. They think they are higher. But that is the highest he has gotten so he is getting better at the machine.


Our Dr decided to put Branson on Bactrim for 3 months during the winter (Bactrim is an antibiotic) to help him get through the winter. During winters if Branson catches a cold he has a hard time getting over the affects. Last winter we put him on antibiotics the minute he got a cold and that worked pretty well but this winter we will just put him on them starting in Oct for 3 months. Our Dr said that is the way they do it in Europe. Europe is way a head of us so we are hoping for an even better winter this year!

So this cf visit was a good one! Kids are doing great!

ps. I am doing a lot better! My hand is a lot better today and is not broken! The swelling is way down today and the bruising is getting better although Kyler and Brans Dr thought it was awful. Haha! He said not to fall while running....

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Update

Hi everyone! Here is a quick update since I am typing with one hand. I am doing better today! I pretty much stayed in bed yesterday because my knee is so swollen and it hurts to walk. My awesome husband came home from work early to help out and make my favorite diner...spaghetti!! Thank you, paul!! Today I am still in bed but did get up to straighten the kitchen up. Tomorrow I will getting back to normal the best I can. My hand is still very swollen and black and blue. I can't move my fingers. I am hoping that will get better soon! Paul still thinks I broke my hand but I have not gone to dr yet as I am holding out hope it is just swollen. We will see how it goes the next few days. Hope everyone is having a good week so far!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Update

This is Carolyn's Husband typing for her (so any mistakes you can blame me).

I am going to be taking a few days off from blogging because today while running I tripped, skinned my knee and jammed my left hand. It may be broken but I will decide weather or not to go to the doctor tomorrow. Never in my life have I fallen while I was running, except when I was 2. And not only that but I fell in front of other joggers so it was real embarrassing. Hope everyone has a great week and I'll update when I can.


As you can see from the pictures below, I have been living in the bed for a while. Warning: Graphic pictures below...


















Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Another Product I Love!

Obagi Clear which is another product I love. It is a skin bleaching and corrector cream for
hyperpigmentation such as freckles, sun spots, and other areas of hyperpigment. I have freckles
which become worse with sun exposure so this cream will fade them out. You have to get this
product at a dermatologist or a skin care clinic at a plastic surgeons office. It is not over the counter. This product works really well with retinol.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dry Skin

When Fall comes around my skin tends to dry out and one product that really helps is
Olay regenerist daily regenerating serum. I love this stuff! It is really great! I don't use it
in the summer because the humidity is so high here I don't need it but when Fall and Winter
come around my skin gets dried out and this product really works!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Eyelash Curler

So I am sure everyone has heard about the eyelash curler as well as holding
the curler under the blow dryer to heat it up to make the eyelashes curl even more.
I don't use the eyelash curler everyday but every once in awhile I will do it to change
things up. The other day I used it and my friend asked me what I had done to make
my eyelashes so long and I told her. Well the next day she looked like she had fake
eyelashes on! She said she had used the curler after putting it under the hair dryer.
I didn't realize how much of a difference it made!! So if you are looking for something
to change it up you might add this in! :)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Kia

Kia, our dog will not let us get any pictures of her the last couple of years so a few weeks ago I was going to try and get her on video. She was asleep on her pillow and she looked soooooo cute! She is a huge dog but sometimes when she sleeps she looks so small. (Don't ask me how but that is just the way she looks to me) Anyway take a look at the video...I can't fool her! That is the way she looks in every picture we take now too!
video

Thursday, September 11, 2008

NetFlix

So far I am very impressed with NetFlik! I have the two movie deal. You pick out all the movies you want on your list and the order you would like them to be in and they mail you two movies. After you watch them you mail them back and then they will send the next two movies or you can watch one movie and mail it back and they will just mail you one movie, ect. Well we watched one movie and I put it in the mail yesterday at about 2pm thinking they wouldn't get it till tomorrow (Fri) but I got a email this morning informing me that they had already recieved it and my next movie is in the mail already!! I was very suprised at how fast they got the movie back!! Plus they pay for shipping the movies back! It is really easy!! Just thought I would pass this along!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Rambling On And On

So every time I go to target (even with a list) I instantly get ADD. I will go in the store and come out with everything I don't need and a lot of time forget the things I went there for! (even if I have my list!)

I LOVE bags and purses. I can look at them all day long! Awhile back I use to buy a lot of bags and purses but had to stop because I never would really use them. I would see them in the store and buy it, take it home and up on a shelf with a hundred other bags it would go. Not sure why I wouldn't use them. I would always swear that I would but for whatever reason I would usually stick to one purse or bad. It was a very bad habit I got into, good thing I broke it! I still love to look though!

Kyler and Branson are both in baseball right now. This is Branson's 1st year and Kyler's 2nd year. Kyler is really doing great this season! It is a night and day difference from last year!! His coach this year was suprised he had only played one season before this one! Branson is doing good too. He is still getting use to it but he is so proud when he is out in a game! He has so much enthusiusm!! You can just feel his excitement! They both have a game tonight so I will let you know what happens!!

Well it has happened! It happened last week. I didn't say anything hoping it would just go away but it didn't. FALL is here! We had lunch outside last week and a breeze was blowing and right there on the patio it happened...I felt the chill in the wind. You know the one- where it is still 98 degrees outside but you can definantly feel the chill. Yep fall is here. Now I know a lot of people LOVE fall but I am not one of them. Fall is my least favorite season. In fact a few years ago I wanted to chase summers. I wanted to be here in Austin for the summer and then as soon as it was over fly to Australia and stay there for there summer (Summer is just now starting in Australia). Just keep moving back and fouth so I could always be in summer. I don't want to move to Florida or some place warm all year...that is not the same to me....I want the season to always be summer. Weird-I know. When I hit the jackpot that will just be one of the crazy things we do! I love summer!

We joined Netflix finally! So far we love it! We really love the unlimited movies you can watch on your PC. Paul just hooks up his laptop to our tv and the quality is unbelievible! Love it!

That is about it for now!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Jade Starts School




Jade started a little pre-school this week. She goes two days a week in the mornings. So
far she really likes it. I think it is good for her to be around kids her age. These are pictues on her 1st day!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tammy Visit



My good friend, Tammy, came down from Dallas this past weekend for a visit!
We had a great time!! We had lunch at Red Robin and stayed there and talked
till almost dinner time!! Thanks for coming down Tammy!!!!