09 February, 2009

Allow me to introduce myself

I figure that if people are going to read my blog, they are going to have to know a bit about me and the fam. So, without further ado, here we are!

This is me and "Big C", my husband. Sorry for the cheeseball-ness but seriously, the only pictures we have of our faces are from our engagements or our wedding.

These pictures better describe us:
This is C on his Banshee at Sand Mountain in Utah. He is a great husband and a really great provider for our family. He works super hard every day so that we can play as much as we want! He's a gearhead to the extreme. There is nothing sexier than him coming in from the garage covered in grease. **Funny, he says the same thing about me. :) When we're not at the dunes, we are at the race track. We have a 2005 Cummins diesel that, when it's put back together, we are hoping will run high- to mid-10s straight fuel. We kind of have a thing for speed.

This is my hot pink bike. Because I'm the picture-taker, we have no pictures of me actually riding it, but it hauls ASS! I used to ride a bullet bike and had a really bad accident, and it scared the daylights out of me. It took me forever to get back on any type of non-car mover, but after about a year of riding this across the flat, I do really go up the big hill, at about 80 MPH. There is nothing like it. I love the adrenaline rush! Fastest pink bike I've ever seen, that's for sure! Oh, and that's my old car in the background, known as Lexy. She was a champ! I've now upgraded to the newer model but I miss her, she was a great car. To me, I would rather live in a shed and have a great car and lots of toys, than have a big house. Luckily, my husband thinks the same thing! We started dating a little over three years ago. I never thought I would be the type to rush into anything, especially marriage. I always thought that I would date someone for years and years before ever thinking about marriage, but it took me about three days to decide I wanted to spend forever with C. We got officially engaged a little over three months after we started dating, and haven't looked back. We bought a house together just shy of one year of being together, and got married a year later. We've now been married for about a year and a half.

This is my step-daughter, Punk. Before me, C was in a relationship with Punk's mom for about 7 years (but never married her; I must be special :) ). So, when we started dating, I became an instant mom. Boy, was that hard. I never planned on having kids, ever. I love watching other people's kids - I am a TOTAL babysitter - but there is nothing better than being able to hand the stinkers back at the end of the day! We have her pretty much every weekend. She's a great kid (most of the time, as is typical for kids I guess), but comparing her to how I was at her age, we couldn't have been more different. I was really independent and wanted to do everything for myself, be by myself, handle it myself; she is the total opposite. She always wants to be where the people are and wants the attention on her. I lose my patience with her some days, but I swear all I want to do is be the perfect mom! I do love her a lot and try my hardest to be a good mommy but I think I am a lot harder on myself than I should be. You should see this kid at the dunes though! We bought her a 4-wheeler for Christmas a couple of years ago and she is just now to the point where she can stand up and actually have her butt be off the seat! But, she is AMAZING. She's good enough that I can get in the Rhino, tell her to take me on a ride, and follow her until we both run out of gas. Then, no matter how far into the dunes we are, she can take us right back to camp. She definitely inherited her riding ability from her daddy!

And this is our kitty, Turbo. He's a Bengal. Punk has always wanted a cat, so for her 7th birthday, we got him for her. He's a BIG kitty - currently stands over a foot tall, almost two feet long, and weighs about 13 1/2 pounds. And he's only 9 months, so he's got plenty more growing to do! Turbo has turned me into a cat lady. I seriously love him and I talk about him like he's my child. Not kidding, I feel like a dork about it but I can't help it. You know Newton's law, where if it can go wrong, it will? Well, he's kind of like that, only it's if he can get into it and ruin it, he will. He loves to ambush people and attack toes, and he hangs out in the fridge sometimes. He's crazy, but he's a good kitty. Punk beats on him and hauls him around the house and pulls his tail, and he very rarely does any damage to her. She absolutely loves her kitty!

Well, that's us! Sorry for the long post. I like to talk some days. So, if you ever want to chat, just contact me! :) I hope I can get to know more of you out there. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them for me! I love getting comments.

And, have a good day, I'm out!


  1. Thanks for following me on Twitter! I followed back. Checking out your links and wanted to say I think you and your hubby are like me and mine.. we are definitely of the mentality to have fun now, while you can. He races karts and we play as much as we can. Punk is adorable and I understand your feelings of step-parenting. We got married and I brought 2 kids to make instant family. we now have 4.. and I won't even admit to how many dogs... Turbo, btw is a beauty of a cat.. but just tell him I said handsome.

  2. So happy to finally see pics! Your mom told me about your accident! But your still livin life in the fast lane!! Always have :)

  3. Punk's a pretty little girl. I'm not a step-mom, but I am a step-grandmother, that can be a hard adjustment too.


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