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 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 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.