Friday, March 12, 2010


Gabby and I decided months ago to embark on our first Mother Daughter trip.
My best friend was having a baby and we decided to take a trip out to Idaho to throw her a baby shower and meet the new little one.
The adventure started on February 25th with a trip to the Long Beach airport. We waited for our plane and were the first aboard. This was Gabbys 2nd time on a plane but her first was at 5 months so she thought it was her first.

Smooth flight into Vegas and then on to Idaho Falls.

Gabby was completely entranced with snow and the horses through the back fence at Tiff's.
Upon arriving at the airport in Idaho Falls around 8:30 that evening we were greeted by a lady in labor! Yes Tiff was already in labor but still came to pick us up. Now when I say labor I mean the beginning stages of labor, so we still had some time. We drove out to Shelley to Tiffs and got settled, put on a movie for Gabby to watch while we sat intently timing contractions. About 11:30 we decided it was time to head for the hospital.
Friday February 26, 2010 4:12am Britin N'Kai Matthews entered the world.

We figured this would squash our plans to have the baby shower on Saturday; however, Ms. Matthews had other plans and we forged ahead.

We had a great time and Thank you to everyone that came to the shower and participated in our silly games. A special thanks to Tara Barber for being there to take some beautiful pictures of the shower and of the adorable newborn.

The week was filled with lots of fun and catching up with people that I haven't seen in years and getting to meet lots of little ones that I have never had the chance to meet.
We got to have lunch with Lyn'l & Adi one day.
Adorable Adi this was once Lyn'l finally got her to sit still and not take her shoes off.
Gabby and Jeff's little boy Renzy. I couldn't get Jaxton to hold still long enough to get a photo.
Here is Gabby and all her goofiness.
Gabby also celebrated her 10th birthday while we were in Idaho and Grandma Lori came down from Wyoming to take her birthday shopping. Smart girl asked Grandma to buy her the Diary of a Wimpy kid books. . . Grandma Lori bought her all of them!! I had to take a picture of her reading cause it's not something we see her do very often.
Tiffany and I took her to the Arcade for a little fun on her birthday after her elaborate lunch of choice. . .McDonalds.
Here are some more pictures of Beautiful Britin.
and as I was finally preparing this to be posted Tiffany sent me a new picture of the cute 6 week old Britin. Well I was going to share it with you but my cell phone has decided it dosn't want to forward the picture to my computer so that will be a picture for another day.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

An Early Anniversary note to my Hubby

Well on January 11, 2006 a simple lunch break turned into a trip to the court house to finally get legally married after many year. Although many told us that the simple piece of paper would change things so much, it didn't really matter. We went into this legal marriage already appreciating and loving each other in that manner so the paper didn't make much difference. On March 3, 2010 we will celebrate 11 years together, sounds like a long time but it seems like just yesterday that we fell in love.

To many many more years of love and happiness, can't wait to be old and senile with ya. :)


What can I say about 2009. . . . Thank you it's over!!!
Not one of my favorite years! It started on a rough note, me with two car accidents and a serious back injury all in one month. OYE!!!
With the current economic state it's been rough, as I am sure it has been worse for some others than for our family but I will be glad when things get back on an up side.
Gabby will be the 10 in 2010 so that is going to be exciting and we are hoping to finally be able to move out Long Beach this year and move closer to the kids school and into a neighborhood that is a bit safer than where we currently live.

I wish you all luck in the New Year and hope that everyone's 2010 brings nothing but positive things.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Well Halloween is gone and Turkey day is past now it's time to start decorating for Christmas. Now as general rule I usually don't put up the christmas tree until two days before Christmas and it comes down on Christmas day, but this year I have decided to put it up atleast two weeks before but make not mistake it's coming down on Christmas day. So off I got to the Home Depot to find a tree.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Here are the pics from Halloween:

I was so busy getting everyone else ready that I only had a few minutes to do something myself. So five minutes, some morticians wax a little blood gel and tada!! A nasty Gash.
All the Kids from Left to Right. Gabby, Erick, Fidencio & Adrian

My little punk lady bug. She made most of the tutu herself and I made the wings, she also had on some red chucks with black laces, she said it looked cooler that way.
The Evil Jester Fidencio. He just had to have this costume so we went to 4 different stores to get the best price and then this was the only time all night he put the mask and the hood on.

Halloween was great this year here is the trick or treating crew

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Procrastination - Fact or Fiction?

Well I guess in this case it's a fact. I am a little behind on posts, yes I know I lead such and exciting and adventurous life that you are all dying to know what I have been up to. Well I can promise that I will post some Halloween pics cause after all as Makeup Artist who loves special FX you can bet it's my favorite holiday, who needs Christmas when you have fake blood and corn flake scabs!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fun at the LA County Fair

Opening day of the LA County Fair. The kids had a great time and the weather was great. Not too hot and not too cold, it was just right.
That's my gorgeous daughter Gabby with her handsome daddy Fidencio and my awesome monkey Nigel that my hubby won for me playing ring toss.
My handsome son Fidencio and his dad. Gabby getting strapped in to climb the wall. There is a reason we call this girl monkey. . . . .

And here it is. It's a bird! It's a Plane! No it's Little Pile in the bungy Jump!!!
We had a great time at the fair this year and the kids are way too excited for next year!