Tuesday, December 2, 2008

There is nothing like my family......

On our best behavior for mom and dad.
But a few hours earlier.....

The whole crew Zip lining in Honduras. Please do not make me do it again. I have checked it off my list of things to do.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Nancy and Hayley high above NYC enjoying a perfect view from the top of the empire state building.
I know you thought that was me.....that's why I clarified.

When flying home from NYC, Nancy offered her first class seat to Hayley in honor of her 17th birthday. What a great aunt, huh?? Well it gets better. Hayley boards first and sends us a text...."when you see who I am sitting next to, you may want your seat back." How can this be???? Nancy flies 10,000 miles a year and only gets fat, bald and drunk men in the seat next to her. Hmmmmm, what can she be talking about??

uhh......yeah, meet Hayley's seat mate across the entire country.

The HOT new contractor of TLC's "trading Spaces" Brandon Russell. Ty Pennington, who??? He was absolutely adorable and so sweet to Hayley. Nancy stayed in the back of the plane with me, while Hayley enjoyed hot towels and a gourmet meal. On the other hand, our American Airline flight had on board trivia, so you know the "sista sista" team kicked some AA butt. You would have thought there was a cash prize for the winner....did I mention that was us?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Barb and Hayley hit NYC Fashion week....

Oh let's chat...shall we? Just because you are a designer does not mean you have taste, let me put that out there right off the bat. Please, if you don't mind....design clothes for women that do not need to be built like a hanger!! We all do not have shoulders 5 feet wider than our hips. Clothes you crazies design don't hang on us unless we buy the 5 sizes too big and then, we look like a cow. For crying out loud, work with me here....
Hayley and I had a great time in NYC, attended the US open and shopped like professionals. I know it's cheesy, but I LOVE NY!!!!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sad day....

It's the day you dread the minute you make the decision to bring them home and love them.....the day you have to put your dog down. Samantha, our 11 year old golden retriever that has been central in my families life died on Thursday. She had cancer and could no longer stand up. She was the greatest, sweetest and most loving dog EVER to live on earth. No offense to other dog owners out there.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

We put the "D" in DIVA

Both of us nailed it the first try....naturals. We get it from my daddy. Too much fun!! It fills the snow boarding void, though in Cali, you need wetsuits. BIG TIME!! I need my friend Chalene to design wet suits you look good in, because there is not one available. Thanks to my sister Nancy who introduced us to SURF DIVAS. We are now proud card carrying members. All scuba trips MUST incorporate surfing. I love my life.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Meet Bob Marley.....but we just call him Marley

Adorable. Other than the fact he doesn't sleep through the night and his need to pee all of the time, he is ADORABLE. The hubby was none too pleased until he smelled the puppy breath. Then it was all good.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mothers Day 2008

Favorite quote of all times:

"If you bungle raising your kids, anything else you do in life well doesn't really matter"

Jackie O

Now, that's a cool mom.

You may quote me on this one

"If you have drama in your life as a parent, you are stealing from your teenagers, their life is full of it and as a parent you can not be distracted"

Barbara B.

Not as cool as Jackie O, but I know this to be true as well.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Jr Prom 2008....memories.....

Hayley is in the pink on the right. All of her friends had the look of complete fabulos-ity. QHHS loaded the kids onto 16 buses took them somewhere in Los Angeles. Santa Anita race track to be exact. (Classy, I know) As a horse girl, Hayley felt right at home dancin' in the paddock. I had to pick up the gang at 2am from the high school and I made them a breakfast ten times better than Lenny's, I mean Denny's. When I left for Hayden's baseball game at noon, they we're just starting to move. I'm still recovering today from the prom as well. The last time I stayed up until 3:30 am was when Hayley was puking on me as a baby, or maybe my Jr. prom.....both were so long ago, it's hard to say. Oh what I'd give to have her be a baby puking in my arms again at 3:30 in the morning.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

So, You missed my Birthday......

It's not just another day.....March 21st is my Birthday!! Riddle: What does Rosy O'Donnell and Barbara Brodowsky have in common???......We share a birthday and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE!!!!!!!! Another Riddle: What does K-fed and Barbara Brodowsky have in common??? Well, actually several. One we share a birthday. But moreover, we both feel Britney Spears in an unfit mother, a bad dresser, mad crazy and should not own any pets. (I am just guessing about the pets, pretty confidant about the others) Anyhoo, we spent my birthday in LaJolla at Nancy's house and had a great time. For those dying to know, I turned 29.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Fun happens here.....


Movin' on.....

Heck yes:)
We sold the horse, whhaaa. But cha ching, that will save me about 700.00 a month. I took the kids and a few few of their friends to mammoth. The best trip ever. Soooo much fun. I've written several letters to the editor, and made the Sunday edition. BRILLIANT, I say. I'm waiting for an invitation from the Valley Press to be a voice of reason in a chaotic and stupid world. Kids are great, Jeff is great (still semi retired and golfing daily) Life is great.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Through the Holidays and into 2008


Sell the horse

lose 5 lbs

stop shopping so much

take more vacations

huge list!!! What a great year 2007 was. So much fun with my family (even with broken arm, face treatment, tumor removed and mother in law passing away) I am so thankful for everything. It's all good. And yes, Hayley and I AGAIN won the annual family fudge cook off