Thursday, September 10, 2009

Its a....

Dax and I are so excited!! We are going to be having a little GIRL! We both said we would love one of each since we only wanted to have 2 kids, and now we will have that! We would have been just as happy with another boy! I have to say though, I am going to LOVE have a little girl to dress up all cute and frilly! :) Rilan is looking forward to having a little sister too! Her name is going to be Zoie. We can't wait to meet you baby girl! We love you so much already.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I'm back! Lots of updates!!!

I am finally updating my blog after about 4 months!!! I know I am horrible! :) So much has been going on, its crazy around here!! We got moved into our new house, its still a wreck trying to get things all in order but its coming along slowly but surly! We have been here and there all summer it seems like, and I AM PREGNANT!!! We are going to be welcoming our little one into the world sometime in Feb! I hope!! So far things have been pretty good, so much different than when I was pregnant with Rilan, so that is a good thing! I was so sick with him and I have actually done pretty good so far this time! I am 2 days shy of 14 weeks. We get to find out the gender on September 8th! I can't wait. We are having a hard time coming up with names that we just LOVE this time so any suggestions would be GREAT! :) I promise to update again tomorrow hopefully with some pictures! Once I get them all on my computer! I know slacker!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

In Hiding

I promise I haven't fallen off the face of the earth! We have been so busy the last few weeks. I had my cousins wedding April 4 then the next weekend we were out of town for our family reunion at Lake Brownwood, and last Tuesday Dax's mom came in to help us start packing the house so we can move. I am so stressed with all this moving stuff, but I know it will be well worth it in the end. I cant wait to be in our new home. I promise once we get all the moving stuff over with I will start blogging again!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Finally....My own house again!!!!!!!

Sorry I have been missing for a while. We have been busy...but....
I am soo excited to announce that Dax, Rilan and I will finally have our own house again! We will be moving to Keller to this awesome 5bd/3bath 3500sq ft. house at the end of April! We are so happy to finally have our own home again. We were looking at this community a few months ago and didn't know if it was right or not but we went back out this weekend and just knew it was the one. This was the old model that they were using so we are getting a great deal and awesome upgrades that they dont even offer anyone. The landscaping is beautiful and I love the grass! I have always wanted a house with fescue grass and now I am going to have it! :) I can't wait unil we move in. Its going to be AMAZING!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rilan the ROCKER!

I think I had way too much fun doing this. The back needs to grow out a little more and it will look freaking awesome! By the way you can click on the picture to make it larger! :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another Riding Rilan Day!!!

So on Monday my aunt Jana and cousin Bretton came over and spend the night, he had come up to get a bike for Bretton and needed a rest in between driving since Bretton is still hurt. We had so much fun just hanging out and Bretton rubbed off on Rilan a little more. Rilan has so much fun playing "braps" with him. Rilan has this little bike that doesn't have any petals so Bretton got him to just sit on it and push it with his legs and act like it was a motorcycle. It was freaking hillarous watching him ride it. He would get on it and then kick his leg like he was kick starting it and make noises and then get ready on the start line and then just gun it. He played like that all day yesterday. He couldn't even hardly take a nap he was so anxious to get back out side and play some more. I didn't get very many good pictures from the riding, I need to video it! Thanks Bretton for helping him love motocross just a little more! :) Oh and be sure to check out the pancake post below! :) 2 post in one day! WOW!


Rilan has really gotten to where he loves pancakes. Every morning he will ask for either pancakes or eggs. We ran out of batter the other day and he got really mad at me! I guess I should know better than to run out of batter! While we were grocery shopping the other day I was in the cooler section by the creamer and milk and I saw this can that said "Batter Blaster" I was like what in the heck so I picked it up it was spray pancake/waffle mix! I was hooked before I even started reading! We always have to make a big batch so we mix it right and have wayyyy to many pancakes so I thought that this would be perfect make as few or as many as you want and no bowls to clean up just the pan you cooked them in. Plus they are organic. I love this idea why didn't someone think of it sooner, or why didn't I find it sooner! Rilan is loving having pancakes again for breakfast!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Riding Rilan

We finally got Rilan to ride on his 4-wheeler tonight. We were all up in his bedroom upstairs and he found the gear that my brother got him for Christmas. He wanted to put on his brap gloves so we did. He started running around in circles around his room and through the "toy room" I was cracking up! So then I asked him if he wanted to wear his brap shirt and he actually let me put it on him, he got even more hyper about it. Dax and I were literally crying it was so funny. Then he though he needed a helmet, which he doesn't have and found a Dallas Cowboys cap that he decided would work just as well. I came downstairs to get the camera and he wanted to come down too so he started running around our room, through the living room,kitchen, and dining room yelling braaaappp! Then he decided it was time to actually get on the 4-wheeler and rode it back and fourth from the living room to the kitchen. We were beaming with pride. We just pray he keeps up this craziness and wants to really start riding soon! He has really gotten to where he is playing with his motorcycles a lot more since we got home. I wish we could have videoed it. It was freaking hillarious! Enjoy a few of the pictures!
On the line ready to start!

And he is off!

He was so proud of himself he though that he deserved some candy! haha He is eating a peach ring!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Breckenridge in Review...

Leslie, Kristin, Brooke, & Me

View from the drive way.

We had an amazing time in Breckenridge. It was the most beautiful place I have ever seen, and now I want out of Texas! :) We got there on Thursday about 1 and drove through Denver a little bit, got to see where Dax used to live and went to school at the Art Institute, and the Capital Building. Then we headed off to Breckenridge. Gosh what a beautiful drive. We got there ate lunch and went to the grocery store to get a few things and then decided to see if we could check in early! We could so we went to the condo and got all settled in and then hung out for a bit waiting on our friends to arrive. Ethan and Leslie who live down the road from us were there along with Ethan's sister Brooke and her husband Andy and then a couple friend of Ethan and Leslie's from college Kristin and her finace' Alex. Dax's brother also came for a few days. We had an amazing time getting to know everyone. On Friday we all got up and hit the mountain. WoW it was an crazy packed morning. It took me 2 hours to get down the first run! Yes 2 HOURS! I was hurting so bad and was so numb it couldn't even feel my booty! So I let Dax and Davin take a run while I waited at the base for them. Then we rode back up the lift over to another part of the mountain to meet our friends for lunch. It took forever, but not as long as the run before. We were suppose to meet them at 12:30 and I think we got there at 2! But we had a long way to go and it was all green's which was really hard on a snowboard. I was hurting so bad my knees were killing me, I went to the potty to get all of the ice out of my pants when I looked down and my knees and all I saw was bruises and they were so swollen. So after we ate we got a bus to take us back to the condo and Dax was going to go and board a little more before the lifts closed. On Saturday we got up again, and made a second day of it. It went much better. It took me 20 minutes to get down the same run that took me 2 hours the day before. Kristin was with me that days with made it much nicer. She is a beginner too! We just knew how the other one was feeling so it made it nice. We went down a few times ate lunch and then came back down and Kristin and I took a bus back to the condo to hang out and cut her hair! :) We were both hurting but feeling so good about what we had done. We couldn't wait to get up and go again in the morning! That night we all just hung out at the condo and then walked down town for a bit. We got a few souvenirs for Rilan, and Brooke wanted some new goggles and I found a place with tons! That night I could not sleep at all my neck was killing me, I had a pretty bad fall on Saturday that made me pull a muscle in my neck. So I decided not to go out and Dax had hit a jump weird and popped out his knee again so he was going to stay with me and we were going to just go and walk down Main Street and see what we could find to bring back to our parents. Kristin took a pretty bad fall too and bruised a rib so she hung out with us. We had so much fun just hanging out that day. On Sunday night we all just stayed at the condo and hung out. We had a blast, and came up with some pretty crazy ways to play Jinga! :) Thanks Andy! haha It was defiantly a trip I will never forget. We made some awesome new friends and can't wait to do it again next year!

Alex, Kristin, Andy, Brooke, Ethan, Leslie, and Dax
Alex, Kristin, Andy, Ethan, Leslie, Me and Dax
Leslie and Ethan

Me hurting!

Andy and Brooke
Alex and Kristin

Dax and I
Brooke, Me, and Kristin

I have more scenic picture I will post later!

I was Taged!

A chance to see how well you really know your spouse. Cut, paste and fill in the answers, then forward . . . shoot, you know what to do. The real challenge is to send it to your spouse to see how right you really are.

1. Your spouse is sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?
speed channel, fuel, or msnbc....

2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on the salad?
usually ranch, sometimes a ceasar or italian.

3. What's one food your spouse doesn't like?
potato salad

4. You go out to eat and have a drink. What does your spouse order?
drink-usually a beer food-depends where we are. Usually something different every time.

5. Where did he go to school?
Coronado High School. Tech. Art Institute Denver/Dallas.

6. What size shoe does he/she wear?

7. If he/she was to collect anything, what would it be?
umm old stakeboards! haha that's all I can think of at the moment

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich?

9. What would this person eat every day if he could?
anything grilled

10. What is his favorite cereal?
Doesn't eat cereal anymore.

11. What would he never wear?
umm he won't wear a lot. He hates things with big logos on them. He is more picky about clothes than I am!

12. What is his favorite sports team?
No fave team. Just fave motocross racers, skateboarders, snowboarders. ect.

13. Who is his best friend?

14. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do?
do the laundry more often! oops!

15. What is his heritage?
Umm I think Irish and German maybe haha I can't remember

16. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake?
Vanilla cake and butter cream icing! Or Red Velvet!

17. Did he play sports in high school?
no team sports with the school just raced motocross.

18. What could he spend hours doing?
he spends hours on the computer. all the time day and night

19. What is one unique talent he has?
he is good at everything, and it is sometimes annoying! haha I want to do something better than him, but that will never happen! haha

20. Does he prefer to drive an automatic or stick shift?
either, he can do both.

21. Given a free trip anywhere in the world, where would he choose to go?
anywhere in the mountains! we want to move to Denver sooo bad!

22. If you spend a lot of money on a special gift for him, he would like...
first a new knee! haha and then a new dirt bike.

23. Is he near-sighted, far-sighted, or neither?
far? wait I dont remember he just cant see for crap is all I know! haha

24. If he had to choose a different occupation, what would it be?
he was going to go to school to be an orthopedic surgeon, but quit 3 semesters in so I'd say that or own his own motocross business.

25. What is most attractive about him to you?
He always puts Rilan and I first, and I love how he is so passionate about everything he does. He puts his whole heart into everything. There is much more but I will stop here! :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Back to Reality!

We have had so much fun this weekend! This is a view of the mountain that we got to have a blast on snowboarding. I am pretty beat up. I have a few brusies on my knees from falling so much and about 6 on my butt! I took a beating. My neck is all out of wack but it was totally worth it. I can actually snowboard now! We had so much fun with everyone! I am so ready to see Rilan but I am going to miss all the fun we have had getting to just hang out and chill. I am already trying to talk Dax into planning another trip to the mountains again before winter is over. I want to try and board again so I don't forget and so maybe next time I can enjoy it a bit more without hurting so much. I will post more pictures in the coming days. I am off to bed so we can drive home in the morning!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

We are here!!!!

We made it to Beckenridge. It is absolutely beautiful!!! We are sitting in the condo hanging out right now. I am about to shower and get ready to do something for the evening. I will update with pictures later!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

So I thought that I would try and start doing Not Me Mondays. So here goes my first week as a Not Me! Mondayer. Is that even a word? haha

I did not put off doing the landry all week. I did not finally do it YESTERDAY. And my chair does not finally look like this again.
I am not ready to go to Colorado this week. I am am not scared about how bad I am going to be at snowboarding.

I did not already pack for the trip, because that would mean I am not being organized.

I did not try to practice in my snowboard for over 30 minutes yesterday in my living room. Because flat carpet is just like a snowy mountain! Gosh I wish I had a picture of that!

I am not dreading being away from Rilan for 5 days.

And on that not I am not looking forward to having an adult vacation and being alone with Dax for 5 days.

Okay pretty lame first Not Me! Monday post. I promise it will get better. Feel free to join in!! Be sure to check out MckMama's blog for her Not Me! Monday post.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I'm so ashamed that I am even going to show this picture! I hate laundry with all my heart, well I don't mind washing I just HATE having to put it all away. So right now this is what the chair beside our bed looks like, and the floor. That can't be a good thing for clean laundry! I really need to go and put it all away I just have a hard time getting motivated to do it so I decided to come and post about it instead of actually doing it! haha Well maybe by this evening it will all be done and put away and then I can show a picture of the chair with nothing in it! Well hope you all love laundry more than I do otherwise your chair looks like mine! If anyone wants to help put it away feel free to come on over! :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bag #2!

So I went and got new fabric yesterday with Rilan, he helped me pick it out! Its black and cream toile! If you can't tell. :) Good taste he has! haha! I actaually finished it last night. I started about 3 yesterday afternoon and finished about 10:30 last night. I even stopped to play for a bit and eat supper! I love this one. It turned out quite a bit better than the other one. I am in the process now of making some pouches with the same fabric. I love the inside of this bag too because they have 6 pockets in the inside and the bag is reversable. But im having problems with the straps so you would see where the straps are attached if you reversed it but I love it anyway. :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

My First Bag!!

So my Mom got me a sewing machine for Christmas, and I had yet to use it. Yesterday I got the urge to go and get some fabric and make something so this is what I ended up getting and doing. It took me all day yesterday and then until about 12:30 today to get it done. I was having serious machine problems! But I am pretty happy with the way this one turned out I think I'm going to go and get some more fabric and do it again!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Just have a quick prayer request. My cousin Bretton was in a motocross accident this past week end in Louisville, Kentucky. He was taken to the hospital where they learned that he had fractured a vertebra in his back. Today he went back to the doctor since making it back to Texas(which took 2 days because of the ice storms). He has a T9 compression fracture along with something else T5-T8 they are not sure what yet. He will have a MRI on Monday. They had to change the pain medicine he was on due to him hallucinating from it. He is having a hard time dealing with the injury and what could have been. Please pray that he is able to make a complete recovery and get back to his normal routine. I will post more when we find out what the MRI results are next week. Thanks!


I have been so down in the dumps lately. I just wish I lived in a town where I could have a best friend. I have been so lonely up here. I love getting to stay at home with Rilan, and I would NOT trade that for the world, but I just wish I had a friend I could always call to talk to, to confide in and just to do "girly" things with. I love being in a house with boys but I also need my "girl" time. It seems to be sooo hard to make friends in a big town expecially when I don't work. I haven't had a BEST friend since high school it seems like. I loved it when we lived in Lubbock and I had my Kadiza girls to to things with and be around but now that is gone that we live here. Sorry for my sobb story just thinking and had to get it out of me. Maybe one day I will have one again, until then I guess I'll just have to learn to deal a little longer. On a good note here are some more picutures from our trip to the train depot!

Just a cool picture of the inside.

Choo Choo!

What a cutie! huh?

Rilan and Dax's mom (Grandma)

Dax and his Mom.

Under the train. Looking at the tracks.

Dax and Rilan checking out the freight car!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Appreciative of things people do for me.

Bored, that's why I am doing this...and because I was tagged! :)

Creative, I love to make things.

Dax's Wife!

Eternity. With my husband.

Fun, I love to have a good time.

Good Mom, at least I try to be the best one I can be.

Hard on myself. I need to change that.


Jubilant, that Dax and I are getting to take a adult vacation.


Loves being a MOM.

Mommy to Rilan :)

Nails, I love getting them done!

One, I have only 1 child! And I love it that way!

Patient, at least I try to be.

Quilt, I want to learn to sew one!

Rilan's MOM. I don't think I have mentioned that yet! haha

Sewing Machine, I got one I need to learn how to use!

TV...I watch too much!

Unorganized. I really need to work on this one!

Vegetables, I don't like many!

Work out, I love it now.

Xcellent family. I wouldn't trade them for the world!

Yearning to become a better Christian.

Zebra. I love them.

Okay I was pretty lame but it was fun!
TAG: Who ever feels like doing this! haha

Monday, January 26, 2009


So this is the dress I will be wearing for my cousin's wedding in April! I love the dress but I don't love how I look in it! I have started back to Weight Watchers and working out at least 5 days a week, so hopefully I will be close to where I want to be by the time April 4th rolls around. I even started tanning again, so maybe I will look okay. I get so nervous about stuff like this. I just don't want to be the reason all the pictures with the bridesmaids are awful! :) So say a huge prayer that I don't ruin the pictures. Maybe I should just ask to go on the Biggest Loser until the wedding, yeah I think I will do that. HAHA

Sunday, January 25, 2009


2 weeks from today Dax and I are getting to take an adult vacation! We are so excited. We are headed to Breckenridge Colorado with a few friends and hopefully my aunt and her fiance'. I can not wait to go although I have to admit and I am kinda dreading being away from Rilan. This will be the first time he is gone for more than a night since he was 6 months old. Going from being with him every day all day to not seeing him for 5 days is going to be very very hard for me to deal with. I am already having trouble just thinking about it. We are going over the Valentines holiday weekend so that should be really fun and hopefully romantic since we will be in the snowy mountians! We have not gotten to go snowboarding since we lived in Lubbock and it was an awful trip, I got sick and it was New Years eve and there were TONS of people there so we didn't get to do a whole lot of anything but wait in lines. I can't wait to see if I can actually still board, I have been working out like a mad woman and trying to loose as much weight as possible before we go so I'm not the one everyone is waiting on! :) I can't wait, it will almost be like a honeymoon for Dax and I since we only got a very very short one when we got married. I'm so excited to take our new camera, I am going to make Dax and I a scrapbook of our trip! I will post lots of pictures when we get back!

This is a record!

So three blogs in one day! This is a record for a whole month I think! I think I only posted like 6 blogs last year from the time I started blogging! Well this blog is about some cute scarves I found at Wal-Mart. I follow Angie at Bring the Rain, you should really check out her blog! But she had Big Mama post a video blog on how to tie a scarf, so I wanted to find me some cute light scarves to wear. Anyway, I found some really cute ones and they were only $5.00 yes $5.00!!!! I got about 5 of them in all different colors. So go to Wal-Mart and find you a $5.00 scarf!


Here are a few pictures from our trip to the train today. Some of them are cute and some of them I just liked the way they turned out! Enjoy!!

My favorite from today!

Who knows what he is thinking!


New toy for Mommy!

So this weekend I was lucky to receive an awesome gift from my in-laws! They got us a brand new Nikon D60!!!! I am sooo excited. Today I went and took pictures of Rilan at the train he loves. It is a vintage steam engine that was redone and is there for people to look at and climb on. I don't know how many of you know how much Rilan loves trains so this was so much fun for him to acutally get in it and "drive it." Maybe I can get the pictures uploaded and edited and up before tonights end! We will see if I can figure it all out! I am so exited I am going to be able to start taking awesome photos of the little guy!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


We had a really good BUSY Christmas! It was jam packed going from Tahoka to Lubbock far too many times to keep a person sane! haha Christmas Eve we had Christmas at my PaPa's house with my Mom's side of the family. Rilan and Miller had a lot of fun playing, I don't have any pictures of that christmas with me, they are all on my Mom's camera. Then that evening we went to Dax's parents house for dinner and to open gifts. I got a really cool coat from Banana Republic and then a new pair of sunglasses. Rilan got wayy to much, and wasn't really into opening gifts we made him try to open a few but he really just wanted to play with his trains. One thing he got that was really cool is a real electric guitar! He doesn't really like it yet but Daddy sure does! Then that night we went back to my Mom and Dad's house in Tahoka to spend the night hoping Santa would come see us there! Boy did he! Rilan made out with TONS of stuff. He was mostly just interested in all the Thomas stuff. He even got another better drum set, he got one last year too but it was very cheap and didn't like to stay up! So he is all fixed up in the music department! After we saw what Santa brought him my Dad had a surprise for him. He got him his first REAL 4-wheeler! I think that Dax and I are more excited about it than him! haha Then for lunch we headed out to my Dad's parents house with the Engle crew! What a great time we had, we ate lunch and then opened all of our gifts. We always to a chinese christmas thing, where we draw numbers and then steal each others gifts. This year I got a really cook crock pot and Dax got a lamp that he was wanting for work. But I made him let me keep the new one at home and made him take one of our old ones to work! Rilan got a Vtech VSmile Pocket from Bayle and then we got our usual money from my Grandparents and Rilan also got 2 dirt bikes that he LOVES to play with. That afternoon was spent out on the track with lots of dirt bikes and the mule. We actually were able to get Rilan on the mule and ride it. Then that evening we went back to Dax's parents for dinner and to spend a few nights with them.

The end of the week didn't go quite as well as the first. The next morning Rilan woke up not in the best mood, so Dax's dad wanted to take him to eat "bachi rice" thats what Rilan calls the Japanese Steak places. So off we went, Rilan didn't eat a thing and just wanted me to hold him, NOT like him at all. So I started feeling his head and he felt like he might have a little fever. We got back to the houe and I checked it sure nough he did. It was only like 100 at this point so I put him down for a nap hoping he might feel a little better when he got up. No such luck it was only worse, it had got up to about 101. That evening we went to see a friend of Dax's that lives in NY and was in town for the holidays. we were gone for about an hour. When we got back I was going to check his fever again and Dax's mom said she had done it about 30 minutes ago, and it was 98 or so, I was like well I will check it again to make sure its gone. I checked it and he was 103.2!! I freaked to say the least! He wasn't having any other symptoms but his fever so I had no clue what to do. The next morning I decided if he still had a fever to take him to Urgent Care. He still had a 103 fever when we got up so off to the Dr. we went. On the way I wasn't feeling well but thought I was just because I hadn't eaten anything. We got there and they told us that he had a ear infection in both ears and a mild throat infection. So he gave him a prescription for Amoxicillin and we were on our way to fill it. We ran to get him something to eat while they were filling it and I started feeling even worse. While we were in line at Walgreen's I told Dax to hurry and make a MAD dash back. I ended up getting a freaking stomach bug that was going around. I literally felt like I was dying, it was horrible. So that evening, I thought I could make it to my parents house before I needed to be back in a bathroom, so we loaded up and were on our way. Rilan sick as can be and me feeling horrible too. Poor Dax was a trooper taking care of us. I finally started feeling better in the night and woke up feeling much much better. Rilan's fever was finally down some. That morning we loaded everything up and came home. My mom came with us so that was a HUGE help, plus we needed her car to so we could get everything home. Well sorry for this novel. If we wouldn't have gotten sick it would have been much shorter! Hope all of you had a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!

Rilan trying to steal Reese's money!
Rilan opening his electric guitar!


4-wheeler from my Dad..and Mom! :)

Dax and Rilan on Christmas morning, coming to see what Santa brought!

I'd say Santa was pretty good to him!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

That Sam I Am...

Rilan has become very obsessed with reading every night. It used to be just 1 then on to 2 and now were up to about 6. Dax and I take turns reading to him and he loves to read the same ones over and over each night. He has pretty much memorized a few of them, the funniest one is Sam I Am book! He loves it...he loves it so much that a few times we have asked for green eggs and ham. Although he doesn't like ham he loves eggs so I did this for him one day....

The Hardage House
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