Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Favorite Kardashian:

is getting married today!
I as well as everyone who is a fan of Keeping up with the Kardashians and my new fave show Kourtney and Khloe take Miami is sooo excited for her. I love Khloe and am a HUGE lakers fan. This in my eyes couldn't be a more perfect match. Congrats Khloe and Lamar and may you have a Wonderful life together!
Let's all give Khloe Happy Wedding Wishes via Twitter

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Saturday, September 26, 2009


It's the Weekend!
and today I am going to an engagement Party for my Boyfriends Cousin. I love Parties any excuse to dress up and buy a new outfit (not to mention new shoes which i will blog about later). I probably should be getting ready since we leave at 5:00. So im off and i hope you all have an amazing weekend.

While im gone. . . . .
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Couture!

I finally got my first tube of Smashbox lipgloss. I know my first in my 19 years of life. im such a lame-o. Anyway, I got it for $4.55 off Ebay (have I mentioned how much i loooove ebay). It's Smashbox Lip Enhancing True Color Gloss in Couture. I've heard these came in a set but, im not sure as how I only got one. When I first got Couture I thought it was going to be a really pigmented pink with gold glitter, Well I was wrong it is so sheer and gives you the littlest bit of pink color. So if your a girl that loves really pigmented lipglosses srry bb's but this ain't for you. When I put cotoure on you can still see the freckle on my lip, and I'm not the kind of girl that likes sheer gloss I like a little color to it. soo, I pair mine with NYX's (1 swipe)Rea + (2 swipes)Narcissus, like in this picture:

2 swipes Narcissus + 1 swipe Rea
This lipgloss is the perfect sheer color to give your nudes a little extra oomph. It's not gonna give you a lot of color but if you apply a little it will give any pale colors a nice subtle pink. IT's my new fave. :)
Without Flash

With Flash

Couture: A Vibrant pink in the tube but Sheer with glitter on your lips.

Sponge Tip Applicator

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Halloween is upon us! Help me pick a costume!

And i am so excited! Ive been trying to figure out what i want to be this year and i have no idea and im going bananas!I didnt really dress up last year so this year i wanna do something fun. Every year my uncle throws this big party at his house witha full bar and dj all nightlong and i swear everyone in town stops by and Last year me and my boyfriend went to hollywoods annual halloween partyit runs along hollywoods hottest streets and its basically one BIg outdoor party.Since i didnt dress up last year i had nothing to wear to hollywood so i dressed up as a naughty teacher.a black dress, a ruler,and glasses were all i needed TOO bad i wore my michael kors 4 inch heels and 20 minutes into the event i couldnt even walk anymoreNOTE TO SELF!NEVER WEAR HIGH HEELS WHEN YOUR GONNA BE WALKING MILES! i think we actually walked like 6 miles that night. anyway,Im determined not make the same mistake this year. Ive looked at a couple of costumes and here theyare School Girl, Maid,Indian or Genie

The School Girl Costumes:
This one is called the: Studious Seduction
This is called: Lolita School Girl:

This one is called:Charm School Dropout
The Maid:

This is the only maid one it's called Maid Servant idk why but i totally love it i think its girly and not too much.
The Indians:

This one is: Indian Princess;

"Cherokee Hottie" This one is hott i love the ties on the side!

"Suede Indian"

"Pocahottie" I love the name :)


"Dazzling Dancer"

Genie May K. Wish

Harems Jewel

Genie Rhoda Carpet
Dont you just love halloween costumes names. I die when i hear some of them. So those are the ones im currently looking at. I was leaning towards the School Girls and Indians because i can wear boots and flats with those and they wont kill my feet, If im a genie or a maid ill be in heels. AY DIOS MIO. what do you guys think? i need input please. it will help a lot

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Should i? or shouldn't i?

So, I have come to the conclusion that I have a lot of USED makeup USED being the keyword and since i used most of my makeup before i started my blog I do not have swatches. So.... I was wondering if i should go into my makeup drawer and swatch everything even if it isnt asthetically pleasing. Some of my lipsticks have broken or melted and some of my eyeshadow have broken and been put back together using the alcohol method (a subject in an upcoming post). I think ill go ahead with my swatching of my makeup and try to make it as pretty as possible i know it's the fresh out of the box pictures you guys are used to but, I just want to let you guys know the true color of what your buying before you buy it (especially online I hate when it's pink online and orange when you get it)


Megan Fox a bitch?

If you read Perez as much as i do then you know about a month or two ago Megan Fox went on a tirade about Transformers director Michael Bay comparing him to Napolean and even HITLER! I used to like Megan Fox but after reading this letter from crew members who worked on the set of both transformers films with her, i really can't stomach her much now. Between her rude comments about other actors saying she doesnt have to sound smart like Scarlett Johanssen tries to or biting the hand that feeds her Miss Fox sounds like a real bitch. Shame on you Megan looks like fame has bitten you in the ass.

Article below courtesey of Check him out here.
Upon hearing Megan Fox's verbal diarrhea over Transformers director Michael Bay, three crew members from the Bay film have rushed to defend the director!
In case you've forgotten, Fox had called the Transformers director "like Hitler" and Napoleon, and that he's a "nightmare" to work for in a recent interview - dumb!
So now three Transformers crew members have written an open letter to Bay's fans that completely trashes Megan!!!
It's truly a must-read.
They write:
This is an open letter to all Michael Bay fans. We are three crew members that have worked with Michael for the past ten years. Last week we read the terrible article with inflammatory, truly trashing quotes by the Ms. Fox about Michael Bay. This letter is to set a few things straight.
Yes, Megan has great eyes, a tight stomach we spray with glycerin, and an awful silly Marilyn Monroe tattoo plastered on her arm that we cover up to keep the moms happy.
Michael found this shy, inexperienced girl, plucked her out of total obscurity thus giving her the biggest shot of any young actresses' life. He told everyone around to just trust him on his choice. He granted her the starring role in Transformers, a franchise that forever changed her life; she became one of the most googled and oogled women on earth. She was famous! She was the next Angelina Jolie, hooray! Wait a minute, two of us worked with Angelina – second thought – she’s no Angelina. You see, Angelia is a professional.
We know this quite intimately because we’ve had the tedious experience of working with the dumb-as-a-rock Megan Fox on both Transformers movies. We've spent a total of 12 months on set making these two movies.
We are in different departments; we can’t give our names because sadly doing so in Hollywood could lead to being banished from future Paramount work. One of us touches Megan’s panties, the other has the often shitty job of pulling Ms. Sourpants out of her trailer, while another is near the Panaflex camera that helps to memorialize the valley girl on film.
Megan has the press fooled. When we read those magazines we wish we worked with that woman. Megan knows how to work her smile for the press. Those writers should try being on set for two movies, sadly she never smiles. The cast, crew and director make Transformers a really fun and energetic set. We’ve traveled around the world together, so we have never understood why Megan was always such the grump of the set?
When facing the press, Megan is the queen of talking trailer trash and posing like a porn star. And yes we’ve had the unbearable time of watching her try to act on set, and yes, it's very cringe-able. So maybe, being a porn star in the future might be a good career option. But make-up beware, she has a paragraph tattooed to her backside (probably due her rotten childhood) — easily another 45 minutes in the chair!
So when the three of us caught wind of Ms Fox, pontificating yet again in some publication (like she actually has something interesting to say) blabbing her trash mouth about a director whom we three have grown to really like. She compared working with Michael, to “working with Hitler”. We actually don’t think she knows who Hitler is by the way. But we wondered how she doesn’t realize what a disgusting, fully uneducated comment this was? Well, here let’s get some facts straight.
Say what you want about Michael – yes at times he can be hard, but he's also fun, and he challenges everyone for a reason – he simply wants people to bring their ‘A’ game. He comes very prepared, knows exactly what he wants, involves the crew and expects everyone to follow through with his or her best, and that includes the actors. He’s one of the hardest working directors out there.
He gets the best from his crews, many of whom have worked with him for 15 years. And yes, he’s loyal, one of the few directors we’ve encountered who lowered his fee by millions to keep Transformers in the United States and California, so he could work with his own crew.
Megan says that Transformers was an unsafe set? Come on Megan, we know it is a bit more strenuous then the playground at the trailer park, but you don’t insult one of the very best stunt and physical effects teams in the business! Not one person got hurt!
And who is the real Megan Fox? She is very different than the academy nominee and winning actors we’ve all worked around. She’s as about ungracious a person as you can ever fathom. She shows little interest in the crew members around her. We work to make her look good in every way, but she's absolutely never appreciative of anyone’s hard work. Never a thank you. All the crewmembers have stopped saying hi to Ms. Princess because she never says hello back. It gets tiring. Many think she just really hates the process of being an actress.
Megan has been late to the sets many times. She goes through the motions that make her exude this sense of misery. We’ve heard the A.D’s piped over the radio that Megan won’t walk from her trailer until John Turturro walks first! John’s done seventy-five movies and she’s made two!
Never expect Megan to attend any of the 15 or so crew parties like all the other actors have. And then there's the classless night she blew off The Royal Prince of Jordan who made a special dinner for all the actors. She doesn’t know that one of the grips' daughters wanted to visit their daddy’s work to meet Megan, but he wouldn’t let them come because he told them “she is not nice."
The press certainly doesn’t know her most famous line. On our first day in Egypt, the Egyptian government wouldn’t let us shoot because of a permit problem as the actors got ready in make up at the Four Seasons Hotel. Michael tried to make the best of it; he wanted to take the cast and crew on a private tour of the famous Giza pyramids. God hold us witness, Megan said, "I can’t believe Michael is fucking forcing us to go to the fucking pyramids!" I guess this is the “Hitler guy” she is referring to.
So this is the Megan Fox you don’t get to see. Maybe she will learn, but we figure if she can sling insults, then she can take them too. Megan really is a thankless, classless, graceless, and shall we say unfriendly bitch. It's sad how fame can twist people, and even sadder that young girls look up to her. If only they knew who they're really looking up to.
But ‘fame’ is fleeting. We, being behind the scenes, seen em’ come and go. Hopefully Michael will have Megatron squish her character in the first ten minutes of Transformers 3. We can tell you that will make the crew happy!
-Loyal Transformers Crew

Friday, September 11, 2009

Want a new header?

My friend Catherine is being gracious enough to do headers for anyone of you guys that wants one. She was wonderful enough to do mine and i love it. All you have to do is email her at and tell her what you want. She will work with you to create something you love and truly is amazing at what she does. I had tried designing my own header before and had no luck and it's like the blog god's answered my prayers when an offer to deisgn a header for me came. so go on and Email her already!!

NYX lipgloss in Biege

I have an obsession with NYX products and it is not secret. They have everything the expensive major labels have minus the price tag. After falling in love with their lipsticks I have now fallen in love with their lipglosses! I purchased my first NYX lipgloss from a little store i went to with my sister and i saw this pink color and i was amazed. The name is Beige and it looks like NYX round lipstick FIG. They're both kind of like a dirty pink that's the best way i can describe them. you can see my swatch of FIg here. It's color you can wear alone or on top of another lipstick. I definetly recommend this color to everyone because its a color that will look good on every skin tone. This may be my first lipgloss purchase from NYX but it definetly won't be my last.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


May just be the scariest thing around. I hate them the smell, the noises, everything about them makes me cringe. I was at the hospital with my boyfriend his grandpa and grandma because his grandma has not been feeling well and has not eating anything solid in 5 days soo not good. so at midnight the ambulance came and we were on our way and got home sometime around 6 this morning. They think it's her kidneys or liver. I just pray it's nothing serious and she is okay. I love her dearly and consider her my own grandma and if something happened to her it would break our hearts, please say a prayer for my Grandma Jaqueline.
I will update when i know more.

Nicole Ritchie has baybeeee!

I may be the only one excited about this because i absolutely adore nicole ritchie. She gave birth earlier this morning to a healthy happy baby boy. Sparrow James Midnight Madden was born in the earlyhours of september 9th 2009. He weighs 7lbs 14oz. Nicole, Joel, Harlow and Sparrow are all doing well.
Congratulations on your new baby!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Whe i said i lost my camera?
well thanks God im a liar lol i found it :)
who would think to look in the pocket behind the driver seat in our truck. Now i can share picutres :) which wont be many since i "lost" the camera halfway through our trip. but i still have blackberry pictures and will upload those later Enjoy bb's

Lake Diaz

Lake Diaz

Lake Diaz

shane Staring up at Mount Whitney it's so pretty.

Next to a huge treee trunk.

My Boyfriend Shane Fishing at the Whitney Portal, Mount Whitney California.

a panoramic picture i took of Mount Whitney the second highest point in America.

The Sign says "Japs Keep Moving This is a White Man's Neighborhood" :(

A layout of Manzanar ( camp where the japanese lived after WWII)

an elk on the side of the road. talk about Country.
I hope you guys liked the few pictures i had but i will post more.
everyone should really visit the sierras of california so pretty and a lot of history.
Mammoth is still blowing my mind.
Maybe we'll revisit during snowboardin season.

Camera Camera where are you?

As you know Me and my boyfriend took a little vaca up to mammoth and other places in the sierras of california...WELL, i lost my camera :( i am so sad i wanted to share pictures with all of you guys and show you how beautiful it was up there and I honestly have no idea where my camera could be. luckilly i do have a couple of pictures on my blackberry but there definetly not the beautiful ones i had on my camera nor are they grade A quality not to mention theyre only from mammoth not the other places like Manzanar ( the camp where they kept the japanese after WW2) or Owens valley where you can camp and literally the roaming cows will come up to you or the Elk you see on the side of the road. Talk about Country :) but, i guess i should stop whining because although i did lose my camera i had a great time and you always have your memories.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Lali's Blogiversary giveaway!

Lali Amore is having an amazing giveaway! Read on for her full instructions.

So, it's Makeup Giveaway Raffle Time!! I'm doing this to celebrate my blog anniversary which will be coming up on September 24th. I'm also doing a Race to the 3ooth Follower just for fun! SO as you may have guessed, I'll be raffling off a bunch of cosmetic stuff that I know you guys will enjoy. Readers and Followers, you guys have been so awesome to me and this is my way of saying THANK YOU! If I could I would give all my followers a gift! lol.....So let me spill out the details:Deadline to submit your entry will be September 25th at 11:59pm central time....I will announce winners on my blog on October 1st!WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?1st Prize..........1 Coastal Scents Palette & $20 gift certificate to Sephora!2nd Prize..........1 Coastal Scents Palette & $10 gift certificate to Sephora!3rd Prize..........2 MAC lipsticks of your choice!AND an additional Raffle off for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Prize!4th and 5th Prize gets to choose 2 colors of NYX Round lipsticks of choice.6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th Prize gets surprise goody bags.HOW DO I ENTER?1. Leave your email in the comment section of this post...2. Write in your choices:"MAC Choices....""NYX Choices...."You can find colors at and NYXCosmetics.comVisit, they have some great products!Those that don't want to leave a comment may email me at Lali_Amoramakeup@yahoo.comRULES18 and over please....Obviously must be a follower, if not I invite you to become a follower!Follow entry instructions....MORE NOTES-VERY IMPORTANT!1. Anyone follower who owns a blog and posts about my contest on their blog will get an additional raffle entry!2. Anyone follower who doesn't own a blog but wants an additional raffle entry may follow me on twitter to get the extra entry. (Link found on left side below header 'Lali.Amora')3. Anyone follower who does BOTH post about my contest AND follows me on twitter will get an additional 4 entries!Anyone can enter, anywhere in this world....If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me :)My Makeup Giveaway can be cancelled if there are not enough participants :(

Mac loves D squared

When you think of MAC you think of Fierce, Fun and Sexy Right? So it's kind of hard not to think of the same thing when you think Dsquared. The line is said to be both Dramatically hip and Dangerously sexy. Here is what the colllection is all about

"It starts with a strong, sooty, blackest-ever wild-child eye…a new Greasepaint Stick also in blue and violet versions, and Pro Gloss to create it. Neutral and perfected skin will get more drama with highlighting and low lighting from Sculpt and Shape Powders and the 165 Tapered Cheek/Highlight Brush all the better to achieve it. And finally, the totally nude Pro Lip Erase does its stuff, followed by a light Lipstick and Lip Conditioner to put the lilt and lift back in…. But the cynosure of this season’s scintillating collaboration is the daring, dramatic slightly demented DSquared2 eye. Have fun with it!"

Well I can't wait I think every girl loves the nude lip and dramatic eye look and what better way then with their new sticks and i am totally wanting the lip conditioner. ahh i die thinkin about it.

MAC is back in black.

Mark your calendars ladies! MACs much anticipated Black collection will be out september 24th and everywhere internationally in october. It's a new class of black to make your smoky eye even sexier and let your dark side show.

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)
Black Knight Creamy true black (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)

Mattene ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
Midnight Media Dense matte black (Limited Edition)
Night Violet Deep purple grape (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

Glimmerglass ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)
Bling Black Sheer black with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
Blackfire Sheer black with pink purple pearl (Limited Edition)
Blackware Creamy true black (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Eye Shadows ($19.00 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)
Cinderfella Black with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
Young Punk Black with pink purple pearl (Limited Edition)
Gilt by Association Black with gold bronze pearl (Limited Edition)
Blue Flame Black with blue pearl (Limited Edition)

Grease Paintstick ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)
Black Intense black (Limited Edition)

Penultimate Liner ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)
Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

Eye Kohl ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
Smolder Intense Black (Permanent)

Cream Colour Base ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)
Black Creamy True black (Limited Edition)
Bat Black Burgundy black with pink pearl (Permanent at PRO)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.00 CDN)
Nocturnelle True black (Cream) (Permanent)
Seriously Hip Black with gold particle pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Baby Goth Girl Black with pink and purple pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)

#214 Short Shader Brush Short, rounded, double-chiselled brush with soft, natural bristles. Can be used with shadow to line and smudge around the lash line and very effective for densely shading lids. (Permanent) ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

Volcanic Ash Exfoliator ($19.50 U.S. / 23.50 CDN)
For all skin types. Volcanic ash (in the form of mineral-rich clay), sugar crystals and natural enzymes combine to exfoliate and remove excess oils from the skin. 3.4oz (Limited Edition)

Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask ($19.50 U.S> / $23.50 CDN)
VATM contains natural volcanic ash to cleanse and treat the skin. The mineral-rich ash works with oat kernel flour to help absorb excess oil from the skin’s surface. A combo of natural oils (lavendar, sunflower, safflower seed and evening primrose) help lubricate the skin, leaving it feeling soft and moisturized. It helps to even out the skin’s texture and leaves the skin feeling smooth and perfected for makeup application. The unique formula glides effortlessly onto the skin, allowing ample playtime. The mask heats up on the skin when used with water and removes impurities from the surface, leaving skin looking radiant and fresh. Use 1-3 times a week. Derm-tested, non-acnegenic and for all skins. 3.4oz (Limited Edition)

Sweetshugahon's amazing giveaway

Everyone will definetly want to enter this one. Jenica is havinbg a giveaway in honor of her 100th follower. You get to pick one mac eyeshadow lipstick lipgloss and blush. all you have to do is tell her what you want click hereee to enter :) and goodluck

California Wildfire's. Please Read.

The South has hurricanes,,North Dakota down to Texas has their tornadoes and California has Wildfires. I am unaware as to how many fires there are now since a lot of them have broken off from the originals into their own. The fire I am talking about is the station fire. It started on August 26th and is estimated to be contained September 15th and it doubled in size Sunday night and has had an estimated damage costing $7,671,000.00 along with burning 122,000 acres and has made the sky above my house gray even in the afternoon. This fire killed 2 brave fireman One which I had the honor of meeting a couple years ago. His name was Arnie Quinones and he was married to my 8th grade History teacher.
The first time I met him she had brought him in to talk about his job as a specialist with the fire department. I noticed that as he talked you could just see how proud she was of him I had met her the year before when I was her TA and I always remember her desk being filled with pictures of them. They had just been married the year before I was in her class. I saw him a lot throughout that year, he was always bringing her flowers, taking her to lunch or just stopping by to say hi. All the girls had a crush on Mrs. Q’s husband. Mrs Q was a very lucky woman but she was so nice she deserved to have this great man be her husband. You see Mrs. Q was always encouraging us in whatever we did and although she was very nice never let us slack because to her we all had so much potential to be great people and that’s exactly what we needed The year had ended and the last day of our class she had wished us well and told us we were gonna do great things and I noticed a big red bouquet of flowers on her desk (whatta guy he was).
2 years later I ran into them at a store in our mall they reminded me of 2 teenagers the way they would hold eachothers hands and just smile everytime they looked at eachother. We exchanged hellos and talked for a while before saying bye. That was the last time I saw them. Yesterday I was into my moms house with pictures of my old middle school on the t.v. “A teachers husband died in the fire” my cousin said. “It was mrs. Quinones’s husband” my sister mel replied. My heart sank to the bottom of my body. I sit down to have my other little sister say to me that they were expecting their first child together in 3 weeks As she said that I saw Mrs Q’s house and the old principal talking to the press. I felt so bad for her. I cant imagine what she is feeling right now and all anyone can do is say sorry and pray. Arnie was a hero Here is the story from

Firefighters are, by definition, heroic. But in some cases, the heroism is more direct.1. We know that Sunday night Los Angeles County Firefighters Arnie Quinones and Ted Hall, both experienced firefighters–Ted a 26-year veteran of LACFD, Arnie a specialist—were killed. We think it happened when a ferocious and fast-moving tongue of the Station fire overtook their vehicle causing them to go off the road. Or maybe it was the smoke that blinded them. Investigators are not sure sure. What is completely clear is that they plunged down an 800 foot embankment, and the engine truck flipped, landing upside down. What we also do know is that just before Hall and Quinones got on that fire-haunted road, they helped to save the lives of 58 other men, and that they were on that difficult road trying to find a route to safety for those same 58 men when the fire in some way caught up with them.In short: this is a hero story.Both Don Hall and Arnie Quinones were known to be ardent family guys. Quinones’s wife was pregnant wife and due to give birth to the couple’s first child within a few weeks. The soon-to-be-father was thrilled. Hall was married with two sons–ages 20 and 21—whom he adored.
Hall and Quinones were one of a handful of LA County firefighters stationed at Gleason to provide supervision and training for the 105 inmates who were assigned to the camp. 1. On Sunday, August 30, about half of the Mt. Gleason inmates were already deployed out in the field fighting the various Southern California fires. (According to the CDCR, there are 2,245 firefighting inmates working on fires up and down the state.) But 55 of the inmates plus three CDCR staff were still back at the camp.They became trapped when suddenly the Station fire began coming straight at the Mt. Gleason camp itself.If a fire has the right combination of fuel and wind, it can move faster than a man can run. On Sunday the winds were not the problem. But the fuel was. So as the Station fire came fast toward Mt. Gleason, there was no way to escape it. Hall and Quinones and other LA County firefighters stationed with them, calmly directed the 55 inmate firefighters and the three CDCR staffers into the cinder-block dining hall, which they deemed to be the only building likely to survive the coming conflagration.It was a good choice. The fire passed over the cinder block structure, but only barely. As soon as they could, Hall and Quinones moved the group out of the dining hall into a large parking area, which was about the only part of the camp that was now not actively burning. Yet, fires are volatile and so it was agreed it was necessary to get everyone out of Mt. Gleason camp altogether as soon as was humanly possible. With this goal in mind, Hall and Quinones took off in one of the engine trucks, intending to check out the narrow, winding Three Mile Road to see if it was a viable route to safety. We know now, of course, that they did not find a safe road out. Instead the fire found them.Eventually, the rest of the 57 men were able to somehow make their way down the mountain and out of harm’s way. In the meantime, Camp Gleason burned completely to the ground, with it, the inmates’ very few possessions—pictures, letters and the like. But at least they were still alive.Once safe themselves, the inmate firefighters learned to their horror that Hall and Quinones —their respected coaches, teachers and the men who had kept them from harm—did not survive.

As i read this my heart is heavy for both their families especially my old teacher. I can’t imagine how excited they were for their first child ( they’ve been trying for 9 years to get pregnant) and to have the birth be so close only to have this tragedy happen. I ask everyone that reads this to please say a prayer for Larissa as she is about to give birth to their first child who now will have to do it without her wonderful husband Who no doubt is a hero and who one day can tell theyre child what a HERO he was. God bless.