Friday, July 31, 2009

almost done...



I am grouting the table on Sun. So it will be completely done on Mon. It has been a fun lil project. I sat out there last night and enjoyed it and had my coffee out there this morning. It is quite enjoyable and it was super easy to do. Have a great weekend everyone! Xo

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sneak Peek


I still need to grout it and my fabric hasn't come yet but it's moving along.....

Friday, July 24, 2009

All by Myself

I did it!! I replaced my first sprinkler head and it was a success!! I am SO proud of myself! I have been doing projects and de cluttering around my house. What a rewarding feeling. I am still waiting to get my supplies for my front porch furniture it will probably get here Mon since today is a Utah holiday, no mail.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Celebration is Madonna’s third greatest hits compilation

Madonna confirmed plans to release her definitive greatest hits compilation Celebration today, due September 29th as both a single and double album. As if the lure of 37 Top 10 hits wasn’t enough, Celebration will also feature a pair of new tracks she recently recorded in New York, including the collection’s first single “Celebration,” which was co-produced by house music legend Paul Oakenfold. Celebration’s cover, created by street pop artist Mr. Brainwash, is up now on Madonna’s official website.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday 10

*This is how I felt this morning before my albuterol and coffee

*Last week Osc and Lills had their yearly check ups. They got their shots and Lills had a clean bill of health she is 2 years cancer free now!! Woop Woop. Osc on the other hand had a ear infection which I feel so bad I had no idea. He was acting a lil lazy and when I throw the ball he was just hanging by my side while lIlly did all the work so I was nervous he was just getting older or his hip or knees were bothering him but I guess it was just his ears poor guy. So I have had to clean his ears daily and he has been on abx ear drops and pill for 10 days only a couple more left. The whole way there and back Lilly sat in Makenas car seat it is the first time they have been in my car with that in there, it was SO cute.

*So I figured out what I am doing to my front porch furniture, I can't wait. I ordered everything on line so I am just waiting for it to get here. I already took my before pics :)

*My lil Cystas Astra and Mackenzie are home now. Today is Mackenzie's Bday!! Happy BDay Mackenzie :) And Astra's bday is in 6 days! You guys might remember her from the TOBI calendar in 2008 she was Miss July.

*Thinking about getting a tattoo.... Just need to find a nice sterile environment for that.

*click here to read this promising press release I woke up to this on my google alerts this morning :)

Could science use the common cold to cure cystic fibrosis?

Press release from PLoS Biology

* My Fibro Ronnie is in the joint Click here to visit his blog and send him get well wishes! Feel better soon Ronnie!!!

*A new Live, Love, Breathe painting....

*Today 16 months ago was the last time I was in the joint.... Knock on wood.... I can't believe it. It's a 26 year record for me. My next appt is in the end of Aug. 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42!

*Whats a Tues 10 without a cute pic of Makena and River and their cute lil McNeill cheeks....

Every time I hold him he falls fast asleep here his eyes are getting very heavy

Friday, July 17, 2009


Primary Pollutant
Unhealthy for Sensitive GroupsAction Day
Health Message: Active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.
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*Tomorrow's forecast is generally available by 4:15 pm EDT.

Its suppose to be in the 100's on Sat... UGH! Remember back when I was complaining about the rain well I want it back! I won't complain about that again!

Looks like I'll be chillaxin indoors for the next lil bit. I got a project idea for my front porch patio furniture. So I am excited to start that only problem is I searched the whole valley yesterday for new seat cushions. Anyone have any suggestions on where you can get some inexpensive cushions for outdoors. Being the germ a phobe that I am mildew resistant fabric would be ideal. I was thinking if I couldn't find any I would cover the ones I have with new fabric or a cute shower curtain. I'll take before and after pics....

Monday, July 13, 2009

Cystas Unite!

YAY!!! I am SO glad I got to finally got to meet my Cysta Aimee (click on her name to check out her blog). Aims lives in San Diego but is from Utah so she came home to visit fam. We were able to meet up at starbucks, and had a blast!! She is wearing her Love to Breathe necklace, she's a proud supporter, she loves to give them as gifts. Thanks Aims! I can't wait til next time you get to come home for our new tradition ;)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Leave him Alone!

Yes Patty, knock on wood I have never been stung by a bee, hornet, or wasp. To me they are all same and equally as scary. I am so scared of them and for some reason they always seem to find me. I once gave a wasp a 10 min ride on my shoulder unknowingly until someone was so kind to point it out well in between shrills almost fainting I was unharmed. They even seem to find me in the winter I have no idea...

I did read "The Secret Life of Bees" and in that book they described the creatures as angels or lil guardians so maybe that is what bees are for me my lil guardians.

Oscar on the other hand is not so lucky. Well if you remember back in April when I went to the Er and the next day Osc had to go to the ER. Well he was stung then, and again last Wed. I woke up to one itchy pug with a swollen eye. I thought not again, I gave him a benedryl and I think I caught just in time. He only got about three hives total rather then a whole body fully covered in big itchy hives. So I stayed home and worked on a painting so I could monitor his breathing. I gave him a benedryl every 6 hours and his eye returned to normal size and low and behold we made it without a trip to the ER.

Well most of you know Oscar has anxiety and is already a very sensitive pup. I think today the emotionally scars have finally healed. My poor lil guy was so scared of the grass and ground. He is back to following my every step but not without a thorough search of the ground he is about to embark on. The first night he wouldn't leave the couch so I made the most comfy bed for him and he would jump from furniture to furniture.

His poor lil swollen and itchy face. I found the bump right on his ear no wonder his eye got swollen.
This one makes me so sad you can even see some redness.

Here he is on the toilet... No he's not potty trained just scared of the ground

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I have been trying to post a video on here since Fri. Has anyone else been having difficulty trying to post videos on here from your own camera... I'll keep trying...

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Today is 7/11 Free Slurpee Day!!! I went and got mine. I got Dr Pepper flavor mmmmm it was good.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A fancy joint

Ok I have another Lil Cys who needs some get well cheer! Some of you may know my friend Christy Jobe Click on her name to read her blog. Well her lil girl Mackenzie is in the joint and boy is it a fancy one. Arkansas Children's Hospital, you can e mail patients and they will deliver the e mails right to their rooms. CLICK HERE to e mail Mackenzie Jobe. She sure would love it!!

Christy is updating her blog with updates. She had a bronch today and it went well. Pray for clear results and that they can figure out what is going on with her twins. Here our some pics of cute Kenz.

In her princess room... They had to wait for this but its a good one
On the roof of her fancy joint... So jealous! Soak up some good vitamin D Kenz! Kenz I'm noticing white coban over your PICC you might want to see if they have purple or pink ;)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday, Monday...

Ok so I know I have been so bad at blogging I just have been busy busy!!

So we all know my cute not so lil nephew popped out. I have been loving on him every chance I get he is absolutely perfect. He is already wearing 3 month onezies and didn't even fit into newborn diapers, NFL watch out!

Well while the fam was off to the joint poppin out River I got to watch Makena I had her wed night til Sat. Let me just say mother's day should be ever day. I don't know how you guys do it. Oscar and Lilly have never had more fun they love their cousin. Lills and Osc followed her every move and were so sad when they had to go to bed. Oscar slept right in the door way of my room he was her lil protector.

Wed night Makena made a big mess with all the dog toys so I told her to clean it up and if she did she could turn on my oxygen :) It worked! It was so cute we went to turn on my O2, my concentrator is in the basement so Lilly went down the stairs first then Makena would get to the stair Lills was on then Lills would go down a couple more and wait. It was so fun to watch the babies around Makena.

Makena was so good for me and honestly was a laugh a minute. The things she says crack me up here are just a couple;

Aunt Somer: Makena I am hungr should we make popcorn?
Makena: YES! But don't tell my Mom or Dad k It will just be our lil secret
Aunt Somer: Why can you not have popcorn?
Makena: Of course I can

Before the shower
Aunt Somer: Lets go potty first
Makena: I don't have to go
Aunt Somer: Well let's just try
Makena: (as she points to the shower and tilts her head with a sly look) You know it's ok if I just go in there

In bed
Makena: Aunt Somer let's tell pooky stories ok ( pooky is spooky)

She uses Of course and actually all the time. She is SO funny! We had a blast we went to coffee and yogurt. Don't worry she had choc milk even tho she pretended it was hot coffee :)

I had to run and get more vitamins down at USANA and she fell in love with the waterfall in the lobby she thought it was the coolest thing ever.

We found a dandelion that you blow on and make a wish and her wish was that she could go to Aunt Somer's every day.... How cute is that it melted my heart.

Well I had a brilliant idea.. Thanks to Brooke I was able to borrow one of her old car seats so now I can pick up Makena and give Tam a break while she is on her busy feeding regime with River cause thats all he like to do. Eat and sleep!

Here are some pics from my time being mom...

We played Beauty Parlor

Oscar never left her side
We had Red Mango Yogurt she only liked the toppings
McNoodle lovin on Lills
Just playin.. her favorite thing to do even over watching Dora. Playing with the Babies
Getting sleepy
Oscar seriously couldn't get closer if he tried and he would just stare at her too funny
USANA water fall
Striking a pose.. Literally, I told her to pose like Madonna :)
Probably the saddest pic ever but this was Osc after Shane and Tam picked up Makena. he misses her.

I have some videos I'll post those later!
I hope everyone is enjoying your summer!!