Friday, July 30, 2010

Squish Squash

One of my new favorite meals... Spaghetti squash!
It is so yummy, so healthy and so easy to make. I just poke holes all over the squash then steam it by throwing it in the microwave, 10-15 min depending on the size of the squash. Water will escape out the holes, let it sit for 3-5 min then cut in half. Take a spoon to scoop out the guts(seeds and stuff) then scrape the inside with a fork and ta da you have noodles!

I have been eating it with butter, lemon pepper and parmesan cheese and a lil bit of spaghetti sauce. It is also good minus the spaghetti sauce. Or if you are in the mood for something sweet a lil butter, brown sugar and cinnamon make a real tasty treat! Try it!

If you have other ways of eating this amazing squash let me know!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

***Patti Prince***


This month's Hero of Hope, Patti Prince, 28, faces the unique challenges of the chronic disease cystic fibrosis (CF) with determination and strength. Patti, who lives in New York with her husband and son, has a willingness to share her story, and offer support to others in similar situations, which makes her an inspiration to the CF community and beyond.

"Patti is a shining example of a Hero of Hope," says Ana Stenzel, Heroes of Hope Living with CF panel co-chair and CF patient. "Throughout her life she has shown resilience and determination to pursue her dreams. She has had to face difficult challenges in her life, but her positive attitude has brought her to where she is today. As a transplant recipient, she demonstrates compliance to her health regimen and gives back to the community with commendable mentorship of other CF patients facing the transplant journey. It is an honor to select Patti Prince as a Hero of Hope."

To read more about Patti click here

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

C L E A R!!!!!!!





The vet just called and Lills' surgery was a success! There were clear margins on the biopsy! This means they got all the cancer!!! Ha Ha take that stupid cancer! Lilly is my lil ROCK *!!

Stitches come out next week and then all should be back to normal! Can't wait!

Thanks again for ALL the well wishes! Have the best day EVER!! Xo

Saturday, July 24, 2010

long day... with 4 really long hours

Lilly came home around 4pm. The surgery went well and the doc is hopeful for clear margins. Biopsy results come back next week and then she gets her stitches out in 2 weeks. She got her teeth cleaned too and then he also found another lil spot that he cut out so she is very sore.

She wanted nothing to do with me when I brought her home it was so sad it broke my heart...

She was so sleepy and still drugged she was fighting it bad but. 4 long hours later and 1 scrambled egg dinner she was fast asleep in my lap. She loves me again and can't get enough of me :)

We have been just taking it easy and keeping her quiet. Which is easier said then done she's a lil rock*

Thanks for all the well wishes and positive thoughts! Xo

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Headed in

Look how sad she is....

She definitely knows something is up her blankey and baby doll (that Makena gave her last night so she could have it at the doc to be brave) never come in the car.

Osc has been a lil sad too without his favorite sister. He just barely ate breakfast and he hasn't left my side at all.

I was hoping they would let me scrub in to hold her paw... But no such luck. I am going to call them at 11 am to check in they are going to be so sick of me by the end of the day.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cancer can Suck it!!

My babies had their yearly check ups last week and 2 wks ago I noticed a spot on Lills that I never noticed before I am always checking her for bumps, moles, freckles and everything in between, because she was diagnosed 3 yrs ago with a mass cell tumor. Unfortunately after being cancer free for 3 yrs its reared its ugly head again.


She has to have surgery soon... they have to remove all of the tissue down to her muscle. So another ugly scar, it breaks my heart. Good news... if there is any I guess, is that I caught it early and they should be able to get rid of the cancer with the surgery. Fingers and paws crossed!

So in the mean time we are playing ball, eating lots of treats, and getting in lots of snuggling time in.

Oscar had a great check up, his ears looked good and the doc said he could lose a few lbs even tho he is only 31 lbs his highest has been 36. I feel pretty good about his weight right now, especially since running times have been cut do to the 100 degree weather we are having UGH its HOT!!!!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer! Xo

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Christina & Ali

They are doing so great!
Vote for them now by texting VOTE to 4802 (only open to AT&T customers)

Friday, July 9, 2010

LOVE is a BATTLEfield

One of my besties Erika Michelle Maymi married Stanley Mac Battle 6~20~10 on Father's Day!

The wedding was beautiful definitely the wedding of 2010...

I was honored to be there the first day they met and was honored to stand up and be a part of the bridal party at their wedding. Erika was breath taking and in true Maymi form it was an unforgettable blast filled with so many memories to last a life time.

Love ya DIK! Xo

All the wedding peeps

Mariel and I ( Mariel is Erikas older sister aka the MOH maid of honor)

My mom and John and My Dad and I

The BLONDES of the bridal party Tangee on the R came all the way from the land of OZ

Striking a pose

Me and the Couple of the YEAR!

So you can see Erikas dress in full... So pretty!

Ricki's Parents My mom and John and Dad

My friend Erinn and I (This pic is VERY Thipplicious)
And it wouldn't be a Maymi function without a performance... During Mariels MOH speech which she killed BTW Amazing Job Mariel!!! The Maymi's had a lil something something planned.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Matching Tatts

"Mom can I get a tattoo there's no Needle" This is what Makena said to her mom when she saw the airbrush tattoo stand... So funny.

Of course she needed to be matching with me so she got a butterfly on her ankle :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

My Lil Mr is a Flirt!

River does this thing with his eyes every time someone says hi to him when they first see him. I can't decide if he does it because he is shy, and if he cant see you then you cant see him? Or if he is just going to be a flirt....

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Princess and her Hammer

Home Depot does a Kids Club the first Sat of every month you should sign up your lil one it is a free activity that can be fun.

However Tammy and I had a tough start, we messed up our project twice and had to take out all the nails that Makena hammered in which I guess was ok since that was Makenas favorite part. We offered to purchase the finished project more than once ;)

But we finally finished the periscope and Makena earned her pin. I even got one too! :) Makena dressed herself today notice all her bling and her colored hair extensions... a true princess! Or as she would say she got Lovely for the day!