Last week, I entered a contest to be on of 100 people chosen to attend a private book signing event with Kat Von D in LA... knowing we were travelling here for Loma Linda testing anyways. You could imagine my shock when I got an email saying I had WON! The details of the event were being kept a secret until the day of the event, which was the same day we were driving into town. I was beside myself, as well as Gabriella who is a HUGE Kat fan! I jumped the Christmas list gun and bought my book early... which was one of like 3 things I asked for Christmas anyways! On our way to California yesterday I got my email, stating that the signing would be at 7pm at her new art gallery in West Hollywood named Wonderland. My amazing friend Shannon hung out with PJ while Gabriella and I went to the signing, being the only momma/kiddo combo there!
We got in line and got to meet Kat all in 10 minutes! Gabriella was beside herself and even let out a big SQUEEEE right before our turn! She was absolutely amazing.... such a sweet and outgoing personality. She was talking to Gabriella and complimenting her outfit (which she picked out and HAD to wear!) and saying how cute she was. I had the chance to tell her that it was awesome to be able to celebrate there, as it was her 6 month post-heart transplant anniversary! Kat said how much of an inspiration that was to hear and see Gabriella there doing so great! Said it makes her realize all the little things are nothing. I was too flattered.... we were the ones who was supposed to be complimenting her!!! I did get a chance to thank HER for being an inspiration as well!
This picture has such a funny story. Rooftop decided he wanted to propose and told Gabriella "Gabriella, will you marry me?".... Dan looks over and is laughing, I was cracking up.... and so this picture came to be!
Gabriella spent the whole way back to Shannon's house in awe of what had gone down. We got a goodie bag with a Wonderland Tshirt, High Voltage sweatshirt, art gallery book and Kat Von D sticker. It was such an amazing experience and I cannot believe that not only I won but that it was the same timing as our trip here to California for testing! How kismet was that?! It was another one of those moments that I was just basking in the awe of Gabriella and thankful to the God almighty that she was alive and well enough to do such a fun thing with me. It will forever go down in my momma book of amazing moments!