Thursday, January 15, 2009

Blogger profile Thursday


My sister, the Frau from http://lovetobreathe.blogspot.com/  has  given me a couple of blog awards, (I am sure there is absolutely no nepotism there!) and I do appreciate it.
 They usually involve passing the award onto other bloggers... which makes me afraid that I am leaving someone out. 

I have been thinking about this a lot and I came up with a solution. Every Thursday I will profile a favorite blogger. Not in order of preference, pretty random actually. Some I admire, some I know very well, and some I feel as though I know.
Anyone reading this?  Don't worry you will all end up on my Thursday profile!


First up?   

Somer Love
 of 

I have known Somer since she was about four years old. Our families were transplants to Utah and our Dads worked together. Whenever I visited my family in Utah I was bound to see Somer and her family. I have distinct memories of her dolled up on holidays, always singing. 
I haven't seen her much in the last ten years. She was a manager at Nordstroms and I might bump into her there, but rarely.
So, it has been awesome to reconnect through our blogs!
Somer's blog is special for many different reasons.  Some are obvious right away. 
She loves her pugs!
She has a great social life.
Loves her family and friends.
She also suffers from cystic fibrosis and spends a good part of her life in hospitals fighting her disease.
What you will find so remarkable is her sunny, happy approach to life, especially when you realize how many of her friends and fellow patients she has seen lose their life to this horrible disease.
Somer is only twenty-nine years old, but that is a very long life for someone with cystic fibrosis.
She has chosen to bring awareness to this disease and help raise funds to find a cure.

Her brother Shane is also active in the fight against cystic fibrosis. His website, 
http://www.lovetobreathe.com also has updates on different fundraising events.

So, please check out Somer's blog. You won't be sorry. I promise it will bring a smile to your face. And, please let me know that you did!

8 comments:

Ina J Offret said...

Hello Preppy! Tried to click on the profiled website, could not get "in". I think your Blogger Profile Thursday is a super idea! xo (maybe could not get in from the iPhone).... This is quite an experience being without my laptop!

Joyce said...

I LOVE your idea of BP Thursday.

Recently I received 2 awards and graciously thank the givers for their thoughtfulness and how much I appreciate them for thinking of me. I feel the same I didn't want to leave anyone out or make some feel obligated...

It must be the Pisces in us. LOL... What day is yours? Mine is the 28th.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Thank you for the links! Hope you're having a great day. xo

preppyplayer said...

Hi Ina, I fixed the link and I am impressed with your blogger skills on the road.
Joyce, I am the 9th! Aquarius. I think the blogger profile Thursday will be my answer to the award thing and am glad you agree.
Lecia, I friended you on facebook!

Somer Love said...

Wow!!!! Thank you!! Imagine my surprise when I clicked on your blog.... What an honor!! Thank you very much!!!

Ok so usually I don't tear up and I am not much of a crier. However I saw Marley and Me a couple of weeks ago, and yes I read the book so I was very aware of what was going to happen! However I balled my eyes out! I had no kleenex and no napkins so I had to resort to blowing my nose in my glove. I even wanted to do the shoulder heave. Well since then my tear ducts have been working on overtime needless to say I got teary eyed when I read your post. Thank you for thinking of me and helping me raise awareness for CF. I know together we will one day make CF stand for CURE FOUND!

I am SO very excited for April I'm headed to Az for the Big Bash! I was going to go earlier that month but I am going to postpone til the end. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your parents so I can hardly wait!

Its funny that you said you remember me singing more like trying to sing :) I can't carry a tune now so I wonder if I could back then or if you all were just being really nice but deep down you were probably suffering? The last time I went to kareoke somebody told me I was horribly fantastic! But that is definitely a compliment and I will take it Because I know what I sound like! :)

I love your Blogger Profile Thursday! It's a great idea! I might have to come up with a rendition of that. It's so hard to choose on Tags and awards!

Have a great weekend!
Xo
Somer

Somer Love said...

PS I think that could be the longest comment I have left. :)

Ina J Offret said...

Hugs to you, Somer Love xo

preppyplayer said...

Somer,
I can't wait to see you this April and of course you were my first pick for blogger profile Thursday!

Your blog is great on so many levels, keep it up!
Oh and stay healthy, I saw the air quality index, nasty.