Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.~ Dr. Seuss


Sunday, May 01, 2011

So, this is it.

This is the last post on Going Out on a Limb. I've decided to let it go.

Blogging though, isn't going anywhere. From this point forward, you can find my posts at

It's a new start and a fresh look.

Hope to see you there.
The End

or as Zacky would say when we closed a good book


Sunday, April 10, 2011

My Old Life

I'm really missing my old life.

The life I had a couple of months ago. The life when I could meet Chad and Zachary for lunch at El' Jefe's -  aka "my rwestwant".

And pictures like this would magically appear on my phone while we were drinking chocolate milk and waiting for the chicken nuggets and fries that would be dunked in ranch dressing and grandpa's sour cream, together.

Yes, that's the life I miss. So, so much!


Meet Annie - She is the newest member of our house.

Lately, Ruby has seemed to be a little lonely while we're  gone during the day.

So we've been trying for a while to find her a friend to keep her company.

It was my lucky day when I stopped by Animal House one day after I left the track.

This cute little thing was just waiting for me to take her home.

Her beautiful face reeled me in, but it was her sweet personality that I couldn't resist.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bacon, bacon, bacon

I think I would try this...
Would you?
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Friday, March 18, 2011

Purdy Kitty

I went to the animal shelter today. This cute little thing is waiting for a home.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Even the weeds

are getting spring fever.

I don't have any real flowers in my yard yet, but the flowering weeds are popping up all over the place.

I think spring has sprung.

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Friday, March 11, 2011


Slowly but surely, there is progress on this new Mavrick Service station. It's on the corner of Highway 160 and Homestead, and a very welcomed sight.

And... the fact that I even noticed, makes me think I might be making progress too.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saying good-bye is too hard to do

There were lots of beautiful flowers.

And soon, they too will be gone.
But the memory of my 3 beautiful grandsons will live on forever.

Because that's the only choice we have.

The last week and a half has been the worst of our entire lives. You know, you all saw it. And there are a lot of things I don't know right now.
How did this happen?
How will we get through it?
How can life go on?

I don't know the answers and I'm not sure I ever will. But I do know that we are so grateful for our family and friends. There have been so many people that have been there for us, we can't even begin to name or thank them all. Family, friends and even strangers have pitched in to help. It's so big, bigger than I can even understand.
I think I'm not making sense right now. But it's hard to make sense out of something so senseless.  So instead of trying, I'm just going to say thank you.

Chad and I, along with our entire family are so devastated right now. But we want to say thank you to everyone, for caring and helping. The kindness that has been shown to us is more than we could have ever imagined.

We will miss these boys, and nothing will ever be the same. Our hearts are both broken and swelled with gratitude. Thank you!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


This is Valentine....It's almost her birthday.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Not so easy

Have you ever tried to take a picture of a braid? Of your braid? On the back of your head?

It's hard to do. Go ahead...try it!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Credit and Debit

I think they cancel each other out. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Time to go home

It's been a long day at the track. The season opener is always rough. New people, new procedures, and lots of hard work to pull it off.

So after a good meal to celebrate the days's time to go home!

Friday, February 04, 2011

And so my love/hate relationship with every other Saturday resumes

The races start up again tomorrow. It's been a nice two month break, but it's time to get back to "work".

The people at the Nugget are excited and they show it on the marquee.
They have this carnival going on in the parking lot this weekend. It looks like fun, but I'll be much too busy "working" to go. Maybe next time.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

What a difference a day makes

I was surprised at the temperature  in the picture Michelle sent yesterday.

But was shocked at today's.
Laramie, Wyoming

I can't imagine 52 degrees colder than what I thought was cold.
Pahrump, Nevada
Stay warm sister!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Morning Temps

Michelle's drive to work this morning
Laramie, Wyoming
My drive to work this morning
Pahrump, Nevada
I'm going to have to quit complaining about how cold it is.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Falcon - ready to race?

Chad spent so much time on this car last year trying to get it ready to race. He was able to take it out a few times. He has high hopes for this season. I keep trying to talk him into just using it as a pace car. We'll see.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Here Kitty

This is my neighbors cat.

He doesn't like his picture taken.
Or maybe he does, I just need to do it right.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New ride

Just yesterday, I was walking the lot at work, thinking about getting a new car.

And then this little beauty was sitting on the showroom floor today when I got back from lunch.

What do ya think?

How about for the race track?

Maybe I could sneak it in with the mini stocks.
I think it would be a blast.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fish face

I was trying to take a picture of one of the 3 day old babies swimming around in my tank when this one swam right up and posed. I just couldn't resist.
I think this is the momma.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Today was a great day

It was so nice outside today that we decided to go fishing.

We drove by our new church building on the way out of town.We'll have our 1st services there on January 30th.

I usually don't like the drive to Las Vegas, but it was in the 60's today and we were able to ride with the windows down for a bit.

I love this view of the City.  Las Vegas will always be my home away from home.

Lunch first, at the Silverton Casino. The buffet was overpriced, but a good change from the same old stuff you get in Pahrump.

We really wanted fish, but I'm pretty sure that Bass Pro Shop at the Silverton would have a problem with us trying to catch theirs.

Which is really too bad, because they have some pretty awesome fish.

We decided to shop for a bit at Kohl's,  where we bought a can opener and a Dr. Seuss book. (oh darn, no pictures. ha.)

Finally, we finished up our fishing trip at Petsmart. Where Chad got new fish for his tank and I got a 5 gallon tank to put on my desk at work.

If you click to enlarge, you can see the gold specks on this Dalmatian Molly

I love fishing!

Today was a great day!