Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sharks and Mosquitos....

We are currently in the Bahamas for a much needed vacation. We are having a very nice time. The first few days we were the only guests at the resort. It was so crazy! The whole staff was here just to serve us. There is a part of me that felt guilty and I kept thinking so this must be what it feels like to be a billionaire and have staff all the time waiting on you hand and foot. As a pregnant lady it was pretty nice :)

The food has been amazing! Not only is the food great but in fancy places like this they make it look so pretty. It is like you want to take a picture at every meal of your food.

Everyday we have been snorkeling and every snorkel trip we have seen at least one 6 foot long shark! Yikes! And I don't mean from a distance in the boat I mean like I could touch it. On the first day I was staying very close to Jon but for some reason he was far away from me and I look down and about three feet under me was a giant shark. I didn't see him until he was under me cause I was looking down. I calming yell shark then put my face back in the water to watch what the shark was doing (I heard it is not good to swim from a shark if they are swiming at you) and start to swim towards the boat. The shark was headed right towards Jon and the guide.

A few moments later when the shark swims past the boys the guide says it is only a nurse shark but that is the first shark he has seen since working at the resort. Once I found out it was a nurse shark I felt a bit better. The next day we are snorkeling around a blue hole and out of the middle of the hole swims another giant shark. I look at the guide to see if it was a human eater or not and he started to swim for the shark so I knew I was "safe". It is still scary/exciting to see a large shark in the wild. (The above picture is a nurse shark, pretty scary to see if you don't know what kind of shark it is)

The one downfall to this resort is the bugs. They are loving me. I have 87 mosquito bites on one arm! (Jon counted :) I can't use the regular bug spray cause I am pregnant so I have to use the all natural kind which obviously doesn't work. They also have sand flies so my legs look like I have the chicken pocks. Despite the bug bites we are really having a great time.

Today Jon is scuba diving and I must say I am sad I can't go (cause I am pregnant). I am however getting a massage. I must say again I am not one that likes being pregnant especially on vacation. I can't have an evening cocktail, I can't use bug spray, I can't scuba dive, I don't want my picture taken cause I feel fat (I know I am not fat I am pregnant but still)....oh well only a few more weeks (like 10)...

We really needed this vacation to get ready for baby coming and for Jon to unwind from work and get regenerated to start work again June 13.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Babymoon/Anniversary Trip

Eight years ago today I married my best friend and wow has it been such a fun adventure! I feel so blessed to be married to someone who loves life as much as me. Weather we were homeless and just had our second car stolen or own 2 houses with a Porsche in the garage it hasn't mattered we have been happy through it all!

A year and a half ago we did a photo shoot for this amazing resort in the Bahamas. Part of our payment was a weeks paid trip back, but we had to use this before baby comes. This Friday when Jonny finishes shooting Wipeout and we are leaving to Bahamas to use our stay. This resort is really great and we are so excited for some down time. Here is the link to Tiamo Resort http://www.tiamoresorts.com/ (if you look on the site you can see us in some of the pictures from the shoot). After our week at Tiamo we are headed to Hawaii for a week to see family and just enjoy Hawaii. After that I am no allowed to travel anymore before baby is born so this is our last trip just us for awhile. As much as I am excited for our trip I am not looking forward to being 7 months pregnant traveling.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Well a lot has happened since I last wrote. Jonny and I were surprised the day after Christmas with the news I was pregnant. I woke up Christmas night starving, I mean like I hadn't eaten in weeks. I woke up the next day and said something just isn't right. Anyway we got the pink line. No this wasn't planned although we had talked about maybe starting a family in the next year or two. Well I guess God had different plans. I am due at the end of August with a little boy.

We are getting excited but let me tell you it took us a few months to get here. We really have an amazingly fun life. Between travel, work and our crazy social life figuring out how a baby was going to fit in hard. But I say God gives you 9 months to get ready for the changes. We are now getting very excited and look forward to meeting our son.

I however am not one who likes being pregnant. The first trimester I was soooooo sick. I mean I didn't get out of bed for 6 weeks. It was really crazy. I finally started to feel better but as an athlete it is so hard not being able to do the things you have always done. I am not just talking about the no drinking (although that sucks too) but I can't work at all or do sports to the level I was.

I am 6 months pregnant and still exercising but am really surprised how everyday that gets harder. Everyday baby boys is more active and everyday I get more winded doing normal activities. The crazy thing is I know it is going to get worse before it gets better.

For the next few months I will be sharing my pregnant thoughts on my blog since, well I am not working.

As for work, I was in the movie Priest that came out this last weekend and both Jonny and I worked on Fast 5 that came out two weeks ago. I also worked on Pirates 4 that comes out this week. I was one of the mermaids. Jonny is super busy with Wipeout which is just about finished filming for the season. He has also been super busy working on producing a few other shows with some of the Wipeout people as well as some other friends. It is looking very promising for him. It is weird that neither of us are really doing stunt right now. I know we both miss stunts but right now it just isn't in our cards. (pictures: me at 6 months pregnant and baby boy at 5 months in my bellY)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Back Home

Jonny and I got home last week from working in Puerto Rico on Fast and the Furious 5, just in time for me to start work on the new Pirates of the Caribbean. We had such a great time working together in Puerto Rico. We were there for about three weeks. This work location was especially fun because we don't get to work together very often. We did some of the biggest stunt gags I have ever seen and we were doing them every day. It was great, well except for the darn humidity. I realized why they make movies in California because sweating for 14 hours outside makes for a long day.

I will be working on Pirates for the next few weeks and Jonny starts Wipe out next. Today Jon is doubling David Arquette on a Rascal Flats video doing some driving which is an awesome job for him since he is a huge Rascal Flats fan and loves to drive.

We are starting to get settled into our new house although I think our house sitter has been here more than us. I am happy the construction is over but now the hard part starts, the decorating. I am so not into decorating but I like when it is done.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Catching up...

LIfe has a strange way of taking you in new and different places. Our stunt careers started on Lost and in May the show ended but our careers have never been stronger. It is so funny that people who know we do stunts and are not in the business really only think we worked on that show when actually as the years went by we worked on the show only here and there. Just enough to keep our elite status with United airlines. Since we started on that show 5 years ago our lives have changed in so many ways.

When we moved to Hawaii to follow our dreams of becoming stunt people we had no idea in just 5 shorts years almost to the day Jon would be offered a job as the new producer on the hit ABC show Wipeout and that I would have won the award for best stunt by a woman. Really amazing feats since it can take years just to get your union card to even start working.

Four years ago after living in Hawaii for a year under the wing of my father and the comfort of his help he gently pushed us out of the nest and told us we had to move to LA in order to further our careers. Well as life happens, we found our self with two cars being stolen and homeless for a time living in a hotel room until we could find a place to live. We ended up living in a place that had mold on the bathroom walls. When my mother in law came to visit (a woman who doesn't like to camp) told us we needed to move. Well we saved and saved and two years ago bought a townhouse.

In May we closed on another house with a view to die for and most importantly a pool to play in and jump off our roof. We kept our townhouse and rented it out the executive producer of Wipeout. When he came to look at the house I answered the door in a gown I was trying on for the stunt awards. I apologized and explained that we were getting ready for the stunt awards. This started a dialog with us about stunts and our jobs. He ended up becoming our new tenant and loved Jonny so much he offered him a job as a producer to work with him on Wipeout noteing that his business degree and stunt experience made him perfect for the job.

Since May 1st we bought a house, I won a stunt award, we celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary, and Jon became a producer. I think the biggest feat of all is our wonderful marriage and amazing life together. We really have had the best time together and I am so happy to have such a great person to share the many ups and downs of life.

I now sit on a plane headed to Puerto Rico to work with Jon on a movie. Life really is amazing!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Work and houses

Jonny and I have been busy with work and shopping for a new house. We have been looking for a new house for what seems to be forever. It seems every house on the market is a short sale and it takes forever to get an acceptance from the bank. We are not in a hurry but would love to buy sooner than later since we have been actively looking since July. We just finished remodeling the kitchen in our current house in hopes it will help us get a great renter. It turned out really nice.

Jon leaves next weekend for Atlanta for 3-4 weeks for a movie. I will be there on and off with him. I have been working on getting the footage to update my stunt reel. It is a huge process and I have a lot left to get but I just put together an updated stunt reel with the footage I do have. I am having a tough time deciding what song I like better so I uploaded both versions and sent it along to my family to see what they like better. Here are the two links.



Friday, January 22, 2010


This week I thought it would be a good idea to do a detox cleanse. I have done the lemonade cleanse before which was more of a fast cleanse than a detox. The one I have been doing...sucks. It is so much harder not because I am hungry but because it is sucking all the toxins from my body which is getting filtered in my liver and makes me feel like I have the flu. Yeah it is awful. Today is the my 7th day and tomorrow I finally get to eat really food. Oh yeah! I am happy I did this but seriously don't think I will do it again although my nutritionsit says it will be easier the next time cause I had 28 years of crap built up. We will see.

It has been non stop raining this week here in LA. I am not sure how I lived in Seattle for those two winters. It is no fun. I am use to being outside everyday either I am hiking, running, roller bladding or just sitting drinking my coffee. I don't mind the rain sometimes but I am happy we don't have it all the time.

Last night Jon worked 13 hours in the freezing cold rain until 1 in the morning...in the WATER which wasn't heated. I felt so bad for him. He was such a trouper about it.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

It's been awhile

I have been reprimanded by my husband for not writing in my blog lately, but I ask him when was the last time he wrote on his blog Ha! Anyway, the busier we get the harder it is for me to keep up with my blog and all the other things we have to do day to day. I will try harder to write in here more :)

We have had a very crazy past few months. Hawaii multiple times for work, a photo shoot in Bahamas, work in India, a 12 day vacation in Europe (including October fest) and Christmas in Charleston is a nut shell of our lives since September 1. I know crazy! We are seriously stacking up the frequent flier miles. January in our business is typically pretty slow which is allowing us some time to catch up on our lives.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009


Jon and I have been staying very busy as usual. I have worked on some new shows I have never worked on before (Desperate Housewives, Hawthorn, House, a new NBC show called Community and others). I am in the second episode of Community playing myself. It is a funny stunt so make sure to watch when the show comes out in the fall. I got to work with Chevy Chase which was pretty cool. Other stunts I have done have been crowd surfing, playing a chimpanzee, stunt driving and other fun stuff.

Friday I am headed to Iowa for two weeks to work on a movie. I have never been to Iowa and am not sure what to expect. I will be working time long hours most of the so I am sure I will be just sleeping on my time off. I should be fun though.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My 10 Year Reunion

I just got back from a week long trip to Washington for my 10 year class reunion. Last Thursday we flew into Pasco Washington because my elementary school's friend husband is a wine maker and they own a winery near there. We spent the day Thursday tasting wine from the barrels of their storage room and going to different tasting rooms around the are. How many times in your life can you drink wine from the barrel with the wine maker? He was telling us how he made the wines and tons of information about wine making in general. We learned so much.

Friday we spent the day on the Columbia river with some other friends of mine playing on a boat. On Saturday, before the reunion, we hung out at another friends of mine parents house and had a few beers. It still feels weird legally drinking around my high school friends parents. I think the highlight of the pre-party was when a girl I grew up with opened a beer with a can of chew. That was awesome!

Since the reunion was about 12 miles out in the country at a barn (yes our reunion was at a barn and hay bales were our chairs, so fun) and no one wanted to drive, we ended up renting a limo. Later I learned that this was some of my friends first time in a limo. Small towns are so cute!

The reunion it self was very fun. When I told people I was going to my 10 year reunion they said that it was going to be a brag fest but it wasn't. It felt to me like everyone was genuinely happy to see everyone.

I think the weirdest part for me was that a lot of people seemed old (aka very mature), not so much in apperance but in life. I think "real" jobs and the "real"world makes you have to grow up where as I live in a fantasy world where really no one grows up. That to me was the strangest part. I think LA is like Neverland, you don't grow up. I am very glad I went and look forward to the 20 year reunion!