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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Barberan Family Update

It has been a long time since my last post. Wow. A lot has changed in our family. We have been really trying to focus on becoming more healthy and enjoying life more instead of being driven by day to day things. We are focusing our efforts to move up to Portland, OR since my work has agreed to let me work from home. Rock on!! Yes, it is a small move but our family is in Portland and Washington so the driving is just driving me crazy. I don't like or want to be on the road as much as were are and it gives us more time to be with our family instead of on the road. Anyway. My sister Jessica just pointed out this new bike that I am hoping since we will have some more room when we move to store our bikes we as a family can take on riding bikes more often than driving. So I have been looking into the bike my sister suggested and that she is excited to get for herself. It is called Madsen Bucket Bike. You should check it out. Well that is all for now.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Majenta update

We went to Disneyland. Rides you went on. Dumbo, nemo submarine.autopia.its a small world. mickeys train. astro orbitor. Pixie hollow.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Reigning Down on Oregon

I went to a bellydancing event this weekend and it was awesome. I did solo while I was there but was not to happy with my performance so we won't talk much about that. I did have fun doing it and that is all that matters and I also am learning each time I screw up so you live and you learn. The event was thrown together by my friends and troupe that I use to tribal dance with. It was awesome. It had a good amount of workshops and they had awesome vendors there. I got myself some pants a cool bussle and I ordered a new skirt for my bellydancing. I will be taking pictures and putting them on so you can see how cool they are. I am excited for this event again. They are planning on doing it every year. It is just nice to hang out with my girls and dress up in the middle of the woods. You meet a lot of good people at these types of events. Just great people. Tons of fun.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Majenta's first pony tail

Here is Majenta's first pony tail. Her hair is just long enough to stay up. She is so cute. She was watching Dora the Explorer in Spanish that is why I was able to get a picture otherwise she was running all over trying to to avoid the camera.

Here are some other pictures that I found when I was uploading these ones I will have to figure out when they were because my camera did not have the date set so I don't have record. That is going to be fun.

This is Lucciano getting his orange belt

This is Lucciano getting his green belt

These two pictures are at Tia Vanessa's house. These are Majenta's cousin's sunglasses. So cute.

I don't remember when I took these pictures but it was around when Majenta was new with having pigtails. That was the reason why I was taking pictures. Plus she is just cute.

This is at Majenta's 1st Birthday

This is Jan 2010. This is the first time I had her draw me a picture. She was having a lot of fun taking the lid off and on the markers.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Just another day

We am getting closer to have my invitation and announcements website up and running. I am so excited. I just need to get a few more designs put together so that I can fill up the different catagories I am planning on have. So please keep me in mind for any holiday cards that you want of your family or party invitations or announcements e.g. baby announcements. Also if there are family businesse's that anyone has that I can help support please let me know. I want to make sure we support you also. This weekend we are just staying around the house cleaning like I do every second I have that I am not at work and working on the website. Then on Sunday we are going to Portland to pick up Ruben's son Lucciano and we are going to volunteer making cards for sick kids. We are excited to do this. We were motivated to do this because of the promotion Disney is doing Give a Day. Get a Disney Day we are planning a trip to disneyland. This will be a well deserved trip. We have not been on a family vacation since we went down to Ecuador for our wedding 4 years ago. I am also excited because we will be also visiting my family in Arizona to but (HUSH HUSH) for the kids they don't know yet it is going to be a suprise so if you know any of our kids please don't say anything thanks.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Play date with Ava Weimer

Majenta's morning hair. Ava was trying to help brush her hair.

Snack time can you tell?

Playing with the box tunnel. Majenta's favorite. Ava was not so sure. She almost got in it. Maybe next time.

Peek a Boo

Monday, February 1, 2010

Pictures from Drag Show on 30th Birthday

How do you like my eye lashes. Thought I would try them out. They were fun. This is the makeup job the Mac counter at Nordstroms did for me before I went out.

These are my new jeans. This are my only jeans. For some reason I had lost all of my jeans and have not worn any for around 3 years. Wow. I love these ones. Natalie and I went shopping before we went out.

This gal was funny.

Dusty and Britt with one of the Drag Queens. She was one of their favorite.

Surrogacy Blog

I am getting closer and closer to starting my shots so that we can do the embryo transfer and I just now thought I should have been recording the entire time of the process I have had to go through with my surrogacy. So anyone that is interested in keeping up with my surrogacy and what steps I went through please follow my other blog. I have to back date a bunch of stuff so I will try to do that ASAP.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Majenta update

Mom got you a small spoon and fork so you can try to eat by yourself. you have been trying to eat by yourself at Mimi's You do a great job getting the food to your mouth. We had peaches and cream oatmeal with tropical fruits on top

Majenta's feeding herself

I just bought Majenta some child eating utensils she has tried to eat by herself before with our large utensils so it would not go very well. Here she is. What a cutie pie.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

30th Birthday Event

Well my friends decided to take me to a Drag Queen show up in Portland but before I went my friend and co-worker Natalie took me shopping got my makeup done. I was all gussied up. I felt very cute. I got some fake eye lashes which were cool. We got ready and drove up to the place called Darcelle's. I have only been to a Drag Queen show once but this one was a really funny show. We got there and got our picture taken with Darcelle which was fun. Darcelle tells jokes and also recongnized everyone that had a birthday which we spoke into a microphone telling her our age and where we were from. They also sent me home with a audio tape of the show so I could hear myself on the show. I had a blast. We watched a bunch of drag queens show there stuff (not literally). I will have pictures later my friend still needs to give them to me.

Thank you Natalie for having the idea I had a TON of fun this was my best birthday ever. Usually I try not to make a big deal about it so this was a first. Happy 30 to me.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The best family vehicle SUV or Van

Moms, What is the best functioning vehicle for a family. Please let me know SUV or Van and why you choose that. I just want to make sure when we decide to get a bigger vehicle for the family that I make the best choice. Gas not an issue. Please see Poll on Right side of blog

Monday, January 11, 2010

Up. Cheese (for pictures). Hat. Mickey Mouse. Go. Bless you. Acho (sneeze). Moon. Bye Bye now. Baba (bottle). Change Diaper.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

4 year wedding anniversary

Ruben and I have been married for 4 years actually it is 4 1/2 today because we actually signed papers in July and had the wedding in Ecuador in January 2006. I can't believe that it has been that long already. We have a beautiful daughter Majenta that just turned 1 1/2 on Dec 25th 2009 and an awesome son Lucciano who just turned 7 1/2. At this point of our life we are doing awesome. We have gone through our share of bumps in the road over the 4 years but we have worked hard on our relationship and we continue to try to be understanding with each other and to make sure we are always thinking about the other person and how they feel when we are communicating and it has definetly paid off. We are very much in the same mind set of what are goals are for the future and we are working as a team to get there. I feel truely blessed to have my family and I am excited to spend the rest of my life with them. Love you hubby and ready for more years to come.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


To many crazy things happening in this world it is very sad.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year 2010

Well my sister Jessica has encouraged me to start back up on my blogging. So here we are a new year a new beginning. We stayed home for New Years because we had spent a lot of time for Christmas around family so we thought it would be nice to have a peaceful weekend at home. Majenta is growing up so fast. She is getting more and more independent and she is saying so many new words. Her newest is Moon. She loves to point at the moon in the sky and say "Moon" it s so cute. Well that is all for now I need to spend time putting things back together with my blog. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Majenta update

Marcela and her family are here from Ecuador. You got a talking baby from Tia Carla. Mermaid car from Grandparents. We stayed the weekend at Grandparents house in Portland.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Majenta's vocab update

Counts to three. Good Morning. Turkey (because of Thanksgiving). Please (she can also sign please in sign language.) Shoes. Thank you. Tickle (while she tries to tickle you). Eyes. Nose. Ears. Ouch. Uh oh. Bye Bye (and she waves). Hi or Halo (which is how you sometimes say it is spanish). Knock Knock (while knocking on a door). More (she can also sign more in sign language). Dog. Nice (as she strokes your face on your cheek). Wow. Papi. Ball. Nano (which is brother in spanish). Mama. Gaga (Garren sitter's grandson) Ki ki. (Kiara friend that is watched by same sitter). Mimi (what she calls the sitter). No. Mine. Sit down. Done. Get down. She also says tweet tweet and Vroom ( when she is in the car)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Majenta update

We went to WA for halloween. We went to Mom's old neighborhood that she grew up and trick n treat there. It was fun to see the old house. Grandma Kathie and Aunt Katie came with us. You really did not know what to do or what we were doing. You were a little tiger that year. I mainly got it because it was a warm costume because normally halloween is very cooled.