Saturday, January 26, 2008

Tanner's story

Yesterday I got up at 6am and was out the door by 6:30am. I was so nervous about the surgery that I didn't realize until I was going over the bridge that I was driving on BELOW empty! I have no idea how I made it all the way to Stanford.
When I got there they had just given Tanner meds to help "relax" him. Ten minutes later, Tanner was a happy little guy. He was giggling for everything and his head was all over the place. It was pretty funny but still scary at the same time.

Once he was "relaxed" the nurses got him ready for surgery.

Tanner looking a little confused but "relaxed".

Tanner was taken away. Mommy and daddy were so scared and sad.

Tanner after his surgery. Poor little guy. He woke up and was soooooo mad and scared! He was throwing himself everywhere. He was a lot happier when his mommy and daddy got him.

He's doing a lot better. Mommy and daddy said he didn't want to sleep much last night but wasn't complaining of pain. This morning he woke up pretty good.

Thanks again for all the prayers!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Prayers needed for Tanner--UPDATE

Tomorrow my little grandson will be going in for surgery. The whole family is so scared and sad for our little guy. He's such a sweetheart and is in great spirits considering he's in pain. Please keep him in your prayers. Also include mommy and daddy because they are besides themselves.
UPDATE: Tanner went in this morning at 7:30am. He was really upset because he wasn't allowed to eat or drink anything from 8pm on. He loves his bottle of milk and had a cow when he couldn't have any, sooooooo he was up from 2am crying. Poor baby!
I met mommy and daddy this morning at Stanford hospital. They gave him a medication to get him all loopy and happy. We could totally tell when that kicked in. LOL (I have a really funny picture) Anyways, they took him in and did the procedure. Everything went well. He woke up and was SO UPSET!!! He was SCREAMING until they gave him a bottle of water. He then fell a sleep. They said he would be back to normal around 4-5pm. I'll try to post pictures tomorrow.
Thank you for all the emails, posts, and phone calls.

Big hugs, Suzy West

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hambly ROCKS!!!

So today I went to Hambly Studios in San Jose and went NUTS!!! I forgot my camera or I would have taken pictures. I took this pic with my phone. LOL
Anyways, I got to meet Mr. Hambly. He was so nice!! He knew who I was. LOL
I went to the other side to say Hi to Allison who was working on NEW CHA stuff. I can't wait for it all to come out. I'm going to go nuts!!! Rose at Hambly was so nice. Great customer service!! Everyone there was nice.
Here's the display that the girls did tonight when I came back.

Monday, January 21, 2008

It happens in 3's

So you know the saying, "it happens in 3's?" OMG was that true last week!
It was a rough one for our family, especially for Sierra, Tanner, and my dad.

Thursday night we took Sierra to Urgent Care because she was really sick. She got phnamonia. Poor thing was coughing and had a huge fever. As many of you know Sierra has a blood disorder so everytime she gets sick it affects her a lot worse. Last night was the first night that she slept with out waking up all night from coughing so much.

The next day my dad had to go in for surgery. They found a hole in his palette in his mouth. The poor guy was having problems breathing and eating. Everytime he drank something it would come out of his nose.

While he was in surgery, Christian called me hysterical! He told me to tell Angel to go to the hospital. Poor Angel had just started work. She rushed to the hospital! It turned out that Tanner has a hernia. So now the poor little guy is going to have surgery. It's been a rough week for Christian, Angel, and Tanner.

I am so grateful for an amazing family. When things are tough the entire family is there to help heal. Angel constantly tells us how grateful Christian is to have our family. We are all close and love him and each other very much!

Thank you for the prayers!!
Suzy West

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Tanner is...




Absolute perfection!!!

Picture Me Perfect--24 hour crop!!!

Picture Me Perfect
ONE year anniversary 24 hour crop!!
Saturday, March 8th-Sunday, March 9th
Starts at 6pm on Saturday and ends at 6pm the next day
Cost: $55.00--includes dinner on Saturday night & light breakfast on Sunday. We will have make n' takes, games and prizes, and there will be a queen of the crop!!!
To sign up please call us at 510-744-9583. First come first serve.
Hope you can make it.
Suzy West

Monday, January 14, 2008

Crazy weekend and more

Our weekend was so much fun!!! It started out on Friday night at our usual crop night. Erin and I could not stop laughing!!!! I went home with a stomache ache from laughing so much!!
The next day I worked a few hours and then met Rocio and a bunch of the girls at Super Suppers. We got to make a meal for free since Rocio's mom won the free meal during our Crop for the Cure event.
Love this picture of Sierra and I.

Bring it on baby!!! We had our couples game night and it was a blast!! We played a ton of games including Newly Wed game, Apples to Apples(which was a request by many. You need to have this game!!!), pictionary, and more.
To start the night, I requested everyone come up with a team name. They had to tell us how they came up with their name. The person with the most votes won.

We had a hard time coming up with a name. Rocio helped me the night before to come us with the name. LOL Our team was the "Wild Wild West". Angel and Christians name was "the holy ones". So funny!

This is a group shot of all the teams with our score board!!!

A shot of all the girls!!! Trisha, Angel, ME, Nichole, Erin, and Kristin

Love this picture!!
Wild Wild West
The winners!! Team Shake n' Bake!
I totally forgot to post a picture from New Years. This is one of my favorites!! We had a blast!!
Have a fabulous day!!!
Hugs, Suzy West

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Today I am...

--grateful for my beautiful family. They really truly are amazing people. Everytime I think about all they do for me and the way they love me unconditional I feel so lucky.

--grateful for good friends. I have "friends" and then I have FRIENDS!! I am so lucky to have good FRIENDS in my life. The ones that think of me while at the store and say, "I was doing some shopping and wanted to know if you needed anything", or the "I made you something", the ones that travel hour distances on bart and then take a taxi to get here because, "I could tell you weren't okay" friends.

--grateful for work. Every morning even if I'm tired, I can't wait to see my store. I think of what it looked like before when I decided to have my business here and look at it now and it makes me smile that I got it to look like I wanted it to in such a short time.

--grateful for scrapbooking. Even though I don't do it as much as I'd like to, I know it's there and I'm so lucky to have it in my life. I am so happy when I complete a page!!!

--grateful for my camera. I was just looking at a ton of my pictures and I'm so grateful to have something that gets to capture the favorite people in my life!!

Today I am grateful!!
Suzy West