Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A wallaby, camel, and ghouls oh my!

Kyle and I went to the straw maze out in Archer yesterday. The first time through we did it in about 20 minutes, then we went through again, except we ran and made it through in just under 6 minutes.  We went during the day instead of doing it "haunted".  There were some places that you had to almost crawl through and places with ropes hanging down, it was creepy just going through it during the day I can't imagine it when it's haunted at night!
After we went through the first time

It was a beautiful clear night

There was a baby Wallaby there as well
his name was Rudy, he was super soft! 

The camel wanted to go through the maze too!

 I was a little hesitant to get close to the camel every time it 
moved I jumped back about 5 feet. It was huge! 

After all of the fun at the maze we headed over to the Haunted Mill they actually changed some of it around, so it wasn't predictable at all.  I screamed pretty good a couple times, Kyle gave one of the ghouls' a high five and I followed suit and gave one of them a hug towards the end of it.  He kept holding out his arms like he wanted a hug, so I figured why not? I think it caught him off guard a little haha.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall and Halloween crafts n' such

So this Halloween/ Fall I was determined to decorate our house, it's both one of mine and Kyle's favorite times of year.  Here are the results:

 It's kind of hard to tell but I cut out bats out of geo mesh and stuck them to the light.

 Our front door, I made the wreath
 The centerpiece I made.
 bats on the wall and lanterns I got from the dollar store. Heck yea!
...and last but not least garland on the banister

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wilson's Disease Forum

So last Sunday the 30th of September Kyle and I went to a Wilson's Disease Forum in San Diego, California. My dad and step mom as well as my mother-in-law and father-in-law were able to come along as well, which was awesome.
Here are the things that I learned:

  • I need to get a liver biopsy, which I knew I was about due for, the part that I didn't know is that if the results for my I think it was liver function came back under 35, then I am okay to stay on just zinc, but if they are over 35 I should start on Trientine again for a little bit.
  • Gluzin is an alternative for Galzin.
  • I am NOT crazy in thinking that my zinc tastes and smells really bad. Apparently high dosages of zinc can change your taste buds and olfactory glands, it also may be the cause of why I can't smell skunk.
  • And the big one is IF Kyle does not have one of the gene mutations for Wilson's Disease our children will have no chance of inheriting it. On the other hand if he does then there will 50% chance of them having it. The odds are 1 in 180 that he will not have it however, which is fairly good in my opinion =]
  • The  test is $1000 and has to be done by ARUP or the Mayo Clinic, which is a small price to pay to ensure that we don't pass this disease on.
  • However even if he doesn't have the gene there is still either 25% or 50% that or children will be carriers for it (I cannot remember which it was).
So we learned a lot and I would say that it was well worth going to =]