Monday, July 5, 2010

Cpl Claudio Patino IV

This amazing young man and my friend from Yorba Linda was killed fighting for our freedom on June 22,2010. I feel honored and blessed to know him. I will never forget the day he was baptized. I still remember him coming up to Mike and I at church to tell us he was joining the marines. He was so excited to serve our country. He was a Warrior and now he is My HERO. God be with you until we meet again Claudio!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy 66th Birthday CHIEF

Today is my Dads birthday. Wish he was here to celebrate. Hope you are enjoying it in heaven Dad.

Dear Chief,

Happy 66th Birthday Dad. Wish you were here to play with my girls. I know you would have LOVED and ADORED them. We talk about you all the time. Kylie and Britain love their Papa Joe!!! Wish we could BBQ one more time together in the back yard. Wish I could come home and go into the garage and watch you work on your truck or dance with you to some mariachi music (that you could not even understand, but that is why I loved it). Wish I could go to an Angel game with you and watch you talk trash to all the ANGEL HATERS. Wish I could have just one more day to spend with you, just one more day to tell you face to face how much I love you. I will never forget all the time we spent together those last few months. I am so grateful that I was able to take care of you and be by your side in your worst of times. You are the bravest man I have ever know and fought a good fight.



Your Little Girl
aka: pain in the butt
aka: sensitive one

Monday, May 24, 2010

My First Half Marathon.. 13.1 Miles BABY!!!

I DID IT!!! I RAN 13.1 MILES!!!

Back in January the thought of running a half marathon seemed IMPOSSIBLE. As I started training I grew to LOVE running. It was literally one mile at a time for me. The first week I could barely run 1 mile with out stopping. By week 6 of my training, I was running 4.5. After that I seemed to just love it. I guess they call that the "runners high" or so that is what I hear. I would run around 20-25 miles a week and it felt good.

The day of the marathon I was nerves, but so excited. The first 3miles were rough for me. I was just getting my body warmed up and there were a few crazy hills. After I was warmed up the miles seemed to FLY by. Mile 6,7,8 and 9 were great. At around mile 10 I was getting a little tired, but that is right when I saw Mike and the girls. WOW... Talk about a burst of energy. I felt so relieve to see them. It made me excited to push through the last three miles.

Once I could see the finish line (around mile 12) and here the people cheering I knew I was almost done. I rounded the final corner and the first person I see is Mike, then my girls and then Mark and Danielle and all there kids. The feeling that I felt at that very moment was indescribable.

I loved training and running in this half marathon and I am excited for my next one in June. That is right, i said it. I am doing another one. I loved it and I hope to beat my time of 2hrs 33 minutes.

If I could do this ANYONE can.

Already to go... 6am check-in!!!

Crossing the finish line.. I was feeling happy/tired/emotional and excited to be done.

My BIGGEST Support


Seeing ALL these faces as I crossed the finish line was worth every mile I ran.

Easter 2010

We had a wonderful Easter with the kids. It is so fun to celebrate holidays as your kids get older.

My Beautiful Babies

The Easter Bunny LOVES them

They had so much fun dying eggs

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Where has 2010 gone?

It is hard to believe that we are already in the month of April. I have been terrible about posting but I am back and have A LOT of pictures to share.

Here is what we have been up to the last few months. Starting from the beginning of the year. :):):)


Our sweet Britain turned 2 on January 20th. As you can see we had a DORA PARTY!

We took Britain and Kylie to Build a Bear for a fun afternoon on Brits birthday.

They loved their bear and bunny and thought it was so fun to have a little house to take them home in.

Just a couple pictures I took of the Birthday Day Girl.

Mike's birthday was January 21th, the day after Britains and he turned the ripe old age of 29. So, we had MORE CAKE and went out for Teppanyaki with two of his brothers and their wifes.


Who would not love getting this in the mail for Valentines Day??

So Sweet...

Mammoth Trip Feb. 2010

Kylie LOVED sledding

Mike build this snow cave for the kids. HE IS THE BEST DAD!

Our little snow bunny

Never to cold to go in a HOT TUB. Even if it is snowing outside.

MARCH 2010... Took a little trip back home for my best friends wedding and while we were there we took advantage of the great weather. We had so much fun with our families. We got to go on a few dates (without kids), go to a princess birthday party, my brother-in-laws birthday party, got manicures and pedicures, hang out with our amazing friends (we did not get to see every one we would have liked to) the beach, Disneyland, BBQ with our families, did some shopping and just relaxed.

The beautiful couple.

Abby and Laura. We have been friends since High School.

I LOVE this Man.

January and I. Friends since elementary school.

Just me....

Kylie with the birthday girl, Princess Brynnley.

Mike holding my brother-in-laws birthday day present. Isn't that the cutest bull bog puppy you have EVER seen?

Kylie and Aunt Nikki getting ready to go on a "date" to see Alice in Wonderland.

Kylie went with her Grams (my mom) to get a pedicure.

My youngest brother Joseph. Just "chill'in" as he would say. LOL!

Took two of my sisters out for some ice cream.

COLD STONE... Do you think Brit likes it? LOL!

We LOVE Cold Stone.

Kylie and Brit love their Aunt Nikki


They could of played all day

Love moments like this.

Just me and my Man.

She thought it was so fun to feed the birds. Love our little "bird girl".


Toy Story 4D Ride. It was so fun.

My sister Starlene and I. It was so fun to spend time with her and her family. Love them all so much.

Britains favorite ride. The Merry-Go-Round.

Kylies favorite ride. The Tea Cups.

Kylie got to see Minnie Mouse right before we left. She was so excited to see her and take a picture with her.