Thursday, August 31, 2006

My crazy life!!!

So for the last 2-3 weeks we have had craziness here in the West family home.
Sassy, our dog had to seizures with in a week. Last Friday was the first time he had a seizure. We thought that he had eaten something or maybe he was stung by something because the vet said his tongue was swollen and he couldn't breathe. They gave him a benadril and some steroids. He came home loopy and afraid. He just laid around. On Sunday he had the same thing happen. We took him to the vet again and this time they said they felt that he had epilepsy. For three days he did nothing but lay there. We would call him and he wouldn't respond. We fed him with a dropper. It was scary!! He is finally better and we hope he stays this way.

Angel has had many complications since she had Tanner. He is over 2 months old and she is still hasn't recooperated. She was in the hospital with in 2 weeks of having Tanner with a severe Kidney infection. She was very anemic, and had other infections. She's had other complications since then. The latest? Kidney stones and a fisure!! Poor girl has been in a lot of pain!!

Another problem is my poor daddy. He decided a few years ago he wanted to get braces. Okay, that's cool. Your over 60 you want braces. okay. So what's the problem? To make his smile perfect they told him they were going to need to break his jaw because he had an over bite. They were also going to need to wire his mouth shut to make it set that way. I told him that I felt he shouldn't do this because his jaw had been set for over 60 years. It could be very painful and there could be a ton of complications. Well guess what? there were!!! The day he had both upper and lower jaws broken and his mouth wired shut he was in so much pain that he ended up back in the hospital. he was in the hospital three different times that week. Once because of the pain, another time because he couldn't breathe, and the last, and my favorite...instead of taking a tylenol he accidentally took morphin! He was rushed to emergency where I had the great pleasure of seeing him high as a kite!LOL My dad has never ever been drunk or has never done any kind of drugs so that was a pretty site. My high as a kite daddy, with his mouth wired shut, in his pajamas and robe. Yeah, that was nice!LOL

So at the same time, my little Sierra started kindergarden, Jeremy started Jr. High, and Angel is finishing up her senior year at home.

It's been a crazy month for me!LOL I'm thinking I need a vacation. LOL

Thanks for listening to my crazy stories!!


Monday, August 28, 2006

Thank you from Sierra

Hi there gals! I would like to thank you for all your wonderful replies to Sierra. She has me read them to her all the time since we posted here.

She would like to say something so I'm going to type:

I would like to say thank you for writing all of these things about Diamond, me, and mommy. I love you too!

Friday, August 25, 2006

Diamond, The little princess????

Once upon a time there was a little dog who was very lonely because she didn't have a mommy or a daddy. She was abandoned and wanted a home and a family to love her. One day Sierra's mommy was traveling and saw in a window a little puppy who looked very sad. Sierra's mommy went in and asked the little puppy, "what's wrong? Why are you sad?" the puppy replied, "I'm sad because I don't have a mommy or a daddy and I am all alone." Sierra's mommy said, "Would you like to come home with me? My daughter Sierra would like a dog and I think you would be perfect!" The little puppy was so happy!!! That night Mommy gave Sierra her surprise. Sierra fell in love with the puppy and they lived happily ever after!!!!

This is Diamond, our dog

I swear I'm not really crazy!! I was sitting here ready to blog about something and Sierra said, "mommy, why haven't you blogged about Diamond yet?" Well that sentence had me spleechless for a few minutes. First because I didn't even know that she knew what a blog was. Second, why would I blog about her stuffed animal?

Okay so bare with me but my darling five year old really feels that Diamond is a part of our family. I purchased Diamond on one of my trips(as you read in our really cool story) a year ago and they have been together ever since.

Diamond went through a couple of different changes in the beginning and then she decided Diamond was the perfect name. How did she know? Because Diamond told her.

Diamond goes EVERYWHERE with us!! He does EVERYTHING with Sierra. Sierra wants me to tell you the following:

Diamond sleeps with Sierra.

Diamond has taken a lot of photos with Sierra.

Sierra puts hats on Diamond. She looks really cute!

Diamond takes showers with Sierra and she dries her hair.

"I love Diamond! I play in the back yard with her. She is a good listener." She is my little princess!"

Sunday, August 20, 2006

The gals from Scenic Route...

were so sweet to come and visit us at the garage. We had such a great time!!! There were about 20 of us. We hung out and had a contest. Two girls won a bag full of Scenic Route items. So much fun!
After the meet and greet many of us (including the SR team) went to Chevy's and hung out there til' they closed!! We laughed a ton!!
Thanks gals for coming to visit! It was a blast!!

Suzy West

Thursday, August 17, 2006

His smile makes me happy!!!

Tanner has an amazing smile that makes everyone else smile!!! I took these a little while ago!! He's so cute!!!

What do you do when your daughter vaccumes up the dog????

So what do you do when your five year old says she wants to "help"?
You say, "Yes!" right?
So I think to myself...what chore can I give Sierra that she can't hurt herself?
I don't want her doing dishes, doing anything with a spray bottle, and the bathroom is to much. So we got a new mini vaccume. Doesn't way much so it's perfect for her. Well not so perfect for Sassy!!
Take a look at what Sierra accidentally did to our poor dog (who at this moment is hiding underneath the table.)

She was vaccuming and who knows how but she managed to get Sassy vaccumed up. POOR DOG!!!

Sassy trying to escape.

Sassy putting her head down from embarrasment.

Sassy deciding to go to sleep because she figures the vaccume is here to stay.

Yeah, so Sierra is dusting now. LOL

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

I scrap...sometimes

I remember the good ol' days when I use to scrap a ton!!! Now a days I scrap every one in a while. I love when I get assignments because that means I HAVE to scrap!! It forces me to get my stuff out and do something. I go crazy at first because I don't know what I'm doing and then I get some mojo going and I complete pages/projects that I'm happy with.
I went on a scrapping retreat with some of my girlfriends. I had to teach one class while I was there and the rest of the time I spent it cropping. There were times that I didn't know what I was doing but when I got my groove on I started completing pages. Here are some that I did. I'm happy with the outcome.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Can he get any cuter???

I've had so many people ask me for pictures of Tanner. I can't believe I haven't updated my blog with new pictures lately so here are two of them.
I took these today. Isn't he a cutie????

Monday, August 14, 2006

Who wants to MEET the owners of Scenic Route this Thursday???

I am so excited to have the owners and Layle Koncar(lead designer) for Scenic Route Papers here. They are such awesome gals!!!!

I'm doing a meet and greet this week. Because of space and time we are only allowing 10 girls here. (sorry wish we could do more).

Anyways, if you would like a chance to meet these gals POST HERE. Include your name and a way to get a hold of you (email is great).

We will put your names in a drawing tomorrow. If your name is chosen we will contact you and give you all the 411.

Thanks and good luck!!



Tuesday, August 01, 2006

95% of the time

Sierra is such a sweetheart...95% of the time!!! She says the nicest things, she likes to give hugs, and gives the best eskimo kisses! Most of the time her personality fits this picture below. The other 5%....

Drama queen!!!

For Target...
She found one of her favorite areas...The $1.00 section. She grabbed a couple of items and asked if she could have them. I said, "Yes, if you behave! If you don't you can't buy those!" We were at Target for all of 10 minutes and the entire time she was running around and not listening so when it was check out time...guess what happened....I said "NO!" So that is when picture #2 look came out!! She started having attitude and then came the crying and screaming!

It was not a happy moment for Sierra and mommy! I went home looking like picture #2 too. I'm glad that she's like that only 5% of the time!!!!