Monday, September 29, 2008


NHL Hockey at the E Center
LA Kings vs San Jose Sharks

$8.00 of every ticket goes back to the Cystic fibrosis Foundation
In order to ensure payment to the CFF, just enter the password: CFF under promotions and special offers. (offer good for $20, $30,$40 and $50 tickets)

For more info call (801) 988-PUCK

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Prayer Request!!

Please pray for Tanya! She hit a bump on her road to recovery. Part of one of her lungs collapsed and she had to be put back on the vent. They also had to re place a chest tube to drain some fluid from her lungs. She is strong but could use some positive thoughts and prayers sent her way! Keep your chin up T.... I am praying that this is just a lil bump and you will be back on your way outta the joint in no time!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

We Heart Care Packages

We received an amazing care package from our great friends over at Pug Posse go check out Lisa's blog she has 3 amazing pugs!! She sent us a lil bit of New Hampshire and not to mention the tasty treats for Oscar and Lilly. Thanks Leese I loved it!!! Woof Woof OM Turbo, Belle and Willow...

Mom we have a package... let's open it
Whats inside???
A Taste of NH and Pug stuff and yummy treats
Didn't take long for Lilly to get into the treats (look at the tongue)
Thank you!!!

only 6 more days left....

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Update on Tanya

So they remov​ed all her chest​ tubes​ today​ and took her off the vent!!!!! WOOP WOOP!!!!!! She is worn out but is breat​hing on her own with her new breathers!! EXCELLENT JOB T!!!!! Keep up the GREAT work!! I am so VERY proud of you!!!! I ask for you to continue to keep her in your prayers!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Makena goes to Disneyland

Makena was so excited to go to the happiest place on earth. The rides were pretty scary for her but she loved meeting all the princesses at the princess lunch. Here are some pics from her adventure. My favorite is the last one.....

Makena with her ears
The fam and Makenas new favorite character PLUTO
Makena and my boyfriend MICKEY 
At the princess lunch she loved this the best
She was so excited to show ARIEL her Ariel big girl panties. SO CUTE!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Update on Tanya

She is doing amazing!! She stood for a bit today and the camera that went down into her new breathers showed how beautiful they looked. Please pray she gets some rest tonight and tomorrow they are hoping to take her off the vent. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers keep them coming so she can have a speedy recovery and bust out of the joint!

She is staying strong!

Pleas​e keep Tanya​ and her famil​y in your praye​rs for a speed​y recov​ery!​!​

Tanya​ had a rough​ night​,​ she is a littl​e down today​.​ She will not be taken​ of vent today​.​ They want to see how her lungs​ are doing​ first​.​ They do that by putti​ng a small​ camer​a down the venti​lator​ tube.​ 

She has been taken​ off some of the medic​ation​s.​ They are havin​g a littl​e troub​le regul​ating​ her blood​ press​ure but we are told that is norma​l becau​se the body is fight​ing again​st the tube for the venti​lator​ and the treme​ndous​ shock​ to her littl​e body.​

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Tanya is a Rockstar!!! She is doing so great she is communicating and they predict the vent will be out tonight! I am so happy for her and her family! Please continue to keep her and her family in your prayers.

Also please pray for a speedy recovery for T and pray for the donors family as they go through the grieving process.

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Monday, September 15, 2008



AFTER​ 241 days Tanya​ got her new breat​hers!​!​ Her twins​ came from New Mexic​o how perfe​ct is that!​ For those​ of you that don'​t know New Mexic​o is pract​icall​y her 2nd home.​.​.​.​.​.​ Ok well 3rd home the joint​ is proba​bly her 2nd home :)

Pleas​e pray for T she went into surge​ry at 6:30 am She shoul​d be finis​hed aroun​d 2 or 3 this after​noon.​ Also pleas​e keep the donor​ famil​y in your praye​rs as they griev​e the loss of their​ loved​ one. I am so thank​ful they decid​ed to give the gift of life!​

I will updat​e as soon as I know more!​

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Today is 9/11 Patriot's day... Please take some time to remember those who lost their lives and the families that were left behind.

Tagged 1st word that comes to mind

So my cute friend T is in the joint and she is bored so she keeps tagging me thru e mail so I am posting them on my blog. You can only type ONE Word! Not as easy as you might think. Now copy, change the answers to suit you and pass it on.

It's really hard to only use one-word answers and put what ever comes to your mind first. Enjoy!

 1. Where is your cell phone?  bedroom

2. Your significant other?  hmmmm

3. Your hair?  blonde

 4. Your mother? Amazing 
 5. Your father? 

  6. Your favorite thing?  babies (as in my pugs)
 7. Your dream last night? 

 8. Your favorite drink?  apricot

 9. Your dream/goal? Madonna
10.The room you're in? bedroom

11. Your ex? friend
12. Your fear? 

 13. Where do you want to be in 6 years?  earth

14 Where were you last night? Canyon

 15. What you're not? Mean
 16. Muffins? 

  17. One of your wish list items? Madonna

 18. Where you grew up?  Sandy

  19. The last thing you did? meds

  20. What are you wearing?  clothes

  21. Your favorite TV?  TIVO

 22. Your pets? PUGS
 23. Your computer?  MAC

  24. Your life? best

25. Your mood?  happy

 26. Missing someone? TORP 

 27.  Your car? Silver
 28. Something you're not wearing? anklet
 29. Favorite Store? 
 30 . Your summer?  Somer

 31. Like someone? everyone
 32 . Your favorite color?  pink
  33.When is the last time you laughed? today

 34. Last time you cried? months
 35. Who will/would re-post this? 
37. Bath or shower? Shower
 38. Holiday? 

 39. Writing utensil?  sharpie
 40. Vacation activity? 
 41. Bedding preference? cozy

 42. Pet peeves?   annoying
43. Cookies?  
4. Eggs? boiled

 45. Favorite thing to do on a rainy day? sing
 46. Your biggest strength?  Love

 47. Favorite thing about school?  Art

48. Most awesome gift received?  Life
 49. Neighbors? friends
 50. What do you collect? handbags

 51. Oldest kept item from childhood? memories

52. Greatest indulgence?  starbucks
 53. Your house? favorite
 54. Fruits or vegetables? both

 55. Quiet or loud? medium

Ok Now I tag.... Cara (again to pass the time), Leese ( since you responded so fast to the other one) Brooke, Natalie (Crazy Monkey House), GSB, Holly & Nat..... Have fun!!

Tagged..... Play Scattergories's harder than it looks! Copy and paste into a new email. When you are done, send it on, including the person who sent it to you. Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following; they have to be "real places, real names, real things"...nothing made up!

1. Your name: Somer

2. Vehicle:  Submarine
3. City: San Diego
4. Boy Name: Sean
5. Girl Name: Somer
6. Non-Alcoholic drink: soda
7. Occupation: school teacher
8. Something you wear:  sweater
9. Celebrity:  Sarah Jessica Parker
10. Dessert:  Sherbet
11. Something found in a bathroom: Shampoo

12. Reason for being late: Sound asleep
13. Cartoon Character:  Smurfette
14. Something you shout: SHIT
15.  Part of the body:  smile
16.  Something that describes you: Sassy

Ok I Tag....Leese (Pug Posse), Cara (something to pass the time), Shar & Sara (just cause I want to see all the other S possibilities :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Dogs Purpose

  A Dog's  Purpose (from a  6-year-old)

Being a veterinarian, I had been  called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named  Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their  little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and  they were hoping for a  miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was  dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything  for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure  for the old dog in their  home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa  told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane  to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might  learn something from the  experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar  catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane  seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that  I wondered if he understood what was going  on. 

Within a few minutes, Belker slipped  peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept  Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We  sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering  aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than  human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped  up, 'I know why.'  Startled, we all turned to him. What came out  of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more  comforting  explanation.

He said, 'People are born so  that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving  everybody all the time and being nice, right?' The  six-year-old continued, 'Well, dogs already know how to do  that, so they don't have to stay as long.' 

Live simply.  Love  generously..
 Care deeply.  Speak  kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the  teacher you would learn things  like:

When loved ones come home,  always run to greet  them.

Never pass up the opportunity  to go for a  joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh  air and the wind in your face to be pure  ecstasy.

Take  naps.

Stretch before  rising.

Run, romp, and play  daily.

Thrive on attention and let  people touch  you.

 Avoid biting when a  simple growl will  do.

On warm days, stop to lie on  your back on the  grass.

On hot days, drink lots of  water and lie under a shady  tree.

When you're happy, dance around  and wag your entire  body.

Delight in the simple joy of a  long walk.

Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.  Stop when you have had enough.  

Be  loyal.

Never pretend to be something  you're not.

 If what you want lies  buried, dig until you find  it.

When someone is having a bad  day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them  gently.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Pugs and Makena had a playdate

The pugs were so excited to have their cousin Makena come over they played ball outside and ran around the house with all their toys all over the place. That is Makenas favorite thing to do when she comes over to Aunt Somer's she takes all the babies toys out, she doesn't know that they really only just like their little soccer ball. I think all 3 of them had a great time!

Read Lissa's book is a website started by the publisher Harper Collins to find new writers. A community of readers and writers chooses to "back" their favorite books, and the top five books each month will be read by an editor at HarperCollins.  For those of you who don't know, My talented friend Lissa who makes those amazing LOVE TO BREATHE necklaces has also written a book about her mother's mental illness, her chronic pain condition, and of course her cute baby girl Rosie.  She has uploaded her book on the site in hopes of making it into the top five. 

You can find her book at 

You have to sign up to support her book, but it's free and only takes a minute.  If you choose to, you can "back the book" and even read it if your are so inclined.  This will help her ranking so she can get into the top five someday!

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have!!