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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Katie's Website up and Running

I just wanted to say that Ruben and I just finished Katie's Hair Design website for when she is out of beauty school if you want to check it out. It is pretty cool. or we have a link under Our Favorite Websites. Nothin else is really going on just working and playing around with websites. So yup that is my post for today believe it or not. HEHE. Laters.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Iowa Training Trip

So this weekend I went to Iowa to train a Dental Office that had bought software from the company I work for at the moment. I do this several times during the year. I have been to NYC 3 times already. I love to visit New York. So anyway it was fun I flew from Salem, OR to Salt Lake City, UT and then on to Omaha Nebraska. I had to drive for 2 hours to get the office in Iowa there was a lot of corn fields along the way it was beautiful. I stopped a couple times it was warm and windy. It was nice to smell the fresh country air. It reminded me of St. John Washington when I would go visit my Grandparents and cousins when they lived there. I loved going there. Anyway I thought I would share some photos. This weekend is Ruben's birthday and we are going to the Oregon coast so I am sure we will have photos from that also.

Oregon Take Off

A very BRIGHT farmers field flying into Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City from Airport

The corn fields of Iowa

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Lucciano at the Doctor Office

Lucciano felt a little sick so we took him to the doctor. We noticed as we were sitting there patiently waiting for the doctor that Lucciano was wearing the same colors as the doctors office. I thought it was funny. I had to take a picture.

Renaissance Faire

Ruben, Lucciano and I went to the Renaissance Faire this weekend it was a blast. We saw Knights and Queens. This faire is once a year it is called the Shrewsberry. This was Ruben and Lucciano's first time.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Jack and Jessy Smith Wedding Day

Lucciano's First Day at School

Ruben went up to Portland to see Lucciano go to his first day of school. He was so excited to see dad at school with him. His mom Zoila was also there to see him off to school.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Jack's Wedding

We went up to Washington this weekend to see my brother Jack get married to a wonderful women Jessy "Jessica". I am so happy for my brother he looks so happy and so does she. I saw Aunt Debbie, Uncle Craig, and Aunt Lynnette there. I took a lot of pictures of the wedding. It was in downtown Puyallup at the Old Liberty Theater. It was so cool they got married on stage. It was all so beautiful. They are going to be living in Arizona as soon as they are done with their honeymoon at Lake Washington. I want to say best wishes to them and I hope they have a wonderful life together.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Meet the Barberan Family

Here is the start of the Barberan Family Blog. Thanks to Aunt Debbie and Uncle Craig Swensen for referring us to this blog site.

So to start is to tell you who is the Barberan Family? Well this is Debbie Smith(maiden name) and Ruben Barberan we were married July 29th 2006 in Salem, OR where we live at the present time. We did not have a wedding party there because we were going to wait until we went to Ecuador in December-January to see Ruben's family. On January 9th 2007 we had our Wedding in Ecuador. It was beautiful.

We bought our first home together May 2007 we love it very much. It is a 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath condo. It is very cute. I will try to post some pictures so you can see. We also have a son just turned 5 years old on June 8th 2007 his name is Lucciano.

He is going to start school this Wednesday we are so excited for him. He lives with his mom in Portland, OR most of the time but gets to come and stay with us every other week. He loves Thomas the tank engine, Sponge Bob, Batman(which is what he is going to dress up as this Halloween) and Superman ( He dressed up as this last year)

He also loves to surf like his dad so we are trying to create his bedroom with a surfing theme.

He also LOVES to draw he takes after his dad. He just told us the other day that he wants to be an artist when he grows up. He is very smart and he loves to learn. He also loves to go to the beach with his dad and me. We also have another "son" his name is Spike.

He will be turning 1 year old November 6th 2007. He is very cute. He comes with me to work almost everyday and he goes with us everywhere he can. He is a Tea Cup Chihuahua he weighs almost 2 pounds. He is a wonderful addition to our family. Lucciano and Spike love playing with each other.

I like to surf a little bit like them but I would rather be belly dancing. That is my hobby. I solo and dance with a group of girls just for fun. I like it a lot and I have been doing it for 7 years.

I also love photography. Any chance I get I take pictures. You can take a look at my website that I have started. It is slowly coming together but I have some nice pictures from Ecuador and other places ( ). I work at a dental office but it is also a dental software company called Open Dental Software ( ) I train offices on the new software when they buy it and if they want me to fly out to their office and do it in person I also do that. I am telephone support when people have questions on how to use the software. I am doing this for right now but my main goal is to be working with my husband Ruben with our business that we started in July 2006 called Crazy Fuego ( ) We do web and graphic design along with multimedia ( like radio commercials, tv commercials, and motion design ) for english or spanish businesses. We both love to create and design things for businesses. I have been practicing my graphic designing skills on my belly dancing troupe. I have made a couple posters and some business cards that have turned out very nice I thought. I am excited to be able to work with my husband with something that we both love to do.

The business is going well and it keeps growing so we are very excited about that. Ruben LOVES to surf he goes to the oregon coast at least once a week to surf. He also loves to draw and paint. He loves the business that we created so that he can be creative all of the time. He is from Ecuador South America so he speaks spanish. Some of his family lives in Portland, OR like his mom and step father, his two sisters, and his step brother. He also has family in Ecuador like his grandmother, one of his sisters, and a couple aunts. He has a lot of family around the world also and he has traveled a lot when he was younger like Saudi Arabia, Italy, Amsterdam, Baharain, and Aruba. He loves to travel and wants to travel more. I also would love to travel so we are planning on doing that later. I think that this is a good start for letting you know who the Barberan Family is. I am hoping to do this frequently and add pictures so that we can let everyone know what is going on in our lives.