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Mafia Style

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Maybe i should have been in the mafia, because im really diggen my new fedora. I dont think i have ever told yawl about my obsession with the mafia, i have loved every mafia movie i have ever seen, but my 4 favorites are Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale, Once upon a time in America, and Casino. So when my husband came home with this hat and a womans sun hat, i quickly tossed the sun hat to the side and put this one on. Whatcha think?


Very Inspiring Blogger award

screen-shot-2013-01-29-at-10-28-30-amYay me, i was nominated for The Very Inspiring Blogger award, by 2 not 1 but 2 very cool people, how awesome is that. So first i wanna say thanks to Tim at http://ahillbillyblogger.wordpress.com/ and Mieke at http://dragonflygypsyusa.wordpress.com/ for thinking of me for this award.

Here are the rules for this award.

1.Thank and link to the amazing person who nominated you.
2.List the rules and display the award.
3.Share seven facts about yourself.
4.Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
5.Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you

Seven facts about me

1. I like fried bologna
2. I am a zombie lover
3. I love working on old cars
4. Im about as country as it gets and very proud of it
5. My feelings get easily hurt
6. I am a feminist, NOT lol
7. I am a very sentimental person

My nominees are

1. http://brandyramirez.com/
2. http://pouiseason.wordpress.com/
3. http://mamacinderellaslife.wordpress.com/
4. http://therandomg.com/
5. http://lindaghill.wordpress.com/
6. http://onesahmscrazylife.wordpress.com/
7. http://godlesscranium.wordpress.com/
8. http://storiesofourboys.com/
9. http://machinegunmama.wordpress.com/
10. http://ipockolypse.wordpress.com/
11. http://motherhendiaries.com/
12. http://markbialczak.wordpress.com/
13. http://theindecisiveeejit.wordpress.com/
14. http://diapersandtutus.wordpress.com/
15. http://phillygirl505.wordpress.com/
16. http://adequatedad.wordpress.com/
17. http://mamamickterry.wordpress.com/
18. http://daisiesfromdust.wordpress.com/

Thats 15 right? lol. So a huge thanks again to Tim and Mieke for nominating me, it is much appreciated. If you dont already follow their blogs you should definitely do so, and give a look at the blogs i have nominated as well they do not disappoint.


Carnival

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We had a blast at the carnival,everyone loved it, me and dj rode everything and dominik rode everything that he could, which was only about 4 rides so we just repeated them a lot. I got cotton candy, funnel cake, and philly cheese steak. I didnt wanna leave, but i thought crying and throwing a fit might draw a crowd so… anyway thought i would share some pics with yawl.20140626_19051520140626_185534

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Super Duper Excited

download (13)download (14)I am super duper excited, today i get to take my little ones to the carnival, and this will be the first time my little Dominik and Donnie have ever been to one.
I also have a confession to make, i like the carnival even more than my kids do. Shhh dont tell my husband though, lol.
The last time that we went dj was about 6 and we rode a camel together, it was a lot of fun. This year will be even better though, because you see my hubby doesnt like to get on the rides, but dj is almost 11 now, so he will be able to ride some of the scary rides with me. I feel like a little kid, i cant wait for the rides, cotton candy, and funnel cakes. Im probably gonna gain about 20 pounds today but its okay i dont really care that much. Anyway i hope everyone else has a great thursday, i know i will.


One-Liner Wednesday

Words to live by.

You’ve got to stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything.

http://lindaghill.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/about-one-liner-wednesday/


My son’s Birth story

What a great story, im so glad that your beautiful little boy made it here safely. Thanks for participating in this challenge.

From diapers and tutus to meetings and boardrooms

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I believe in miracles, they happen every day. I believe they happen in small ways like getting that extra twenty dollars you need to pay the bills, and I think they happen in the big ways like We tell people they have six months to live and then they end up outliving us all. I have three little miracles that bless me every day. The sheer fact that I was chosen to be their mother, is quite simply a miracle. Miracle number one!

The product of coarctation of the aorta, ( saving that story for another post), I was told that I may never be able to have children. That I might simply be sterile and unable, or that it might put my health in jeopardy. I could tell you three different birth stories that are all equally amazing, but for now I will tell you that of my son.

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The Miracle challenge.

What an Amazing story! 😉

A great friend of mine on here is doing a MIRACLE challenge in which she’s asking everyone who wants to write about a MIRACLE they’ve experienced…to do so.  I thought, since recently – I haven’t been writing, why not?  I can sure write about a MIRACLE I’ve experienced… at least, that’s exactly what it felt like when I experienced it. A MIRACLE. So, here it goes:

I want to say it was Christmas 2004 or 2005.  Not sure what year it was but I know it was around there.  Ex husband and I had gone out to eat at our favorite spot, “Chili’s”.  You could either find us there, or at the OLIVE GARDEN.  We loved both places and we considered those, “Our spots”… well, this one Christmas, we had gone to eat as I said, enjoyed a nice dinner and time together, and we left.  As we were driving…

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Things i like ( for my husband )

Me and Darrell

Me and Darrell

I like it when you hold my hand,
I like it when our day’s not planned,
I like it when you know my thoughts,
I like it that you love me lots,
I like it when you look at me so sweet,
I like it when you ask me to please rub your feet,
I like the life that we have and the love that we share,
Id rather be here with you than anywhere,
I like that you know me inside and out,
I like who you are, of this have no doubt,
But mostly i like the way you make me feel, after 14 years it still seems unreal.

This post is part of SoCS: http://lindaghill.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-june-2114/


Guest Bloggers – Blog for HarsH ReaLiTy?

This is a great opportunity, if you want to have your post viewed by like everyone in the world lol. I am definitely gonna give it a try.


Old Rugged Blog Award

the-old-rugged-blogWoot woot, I was nominated for the Old Rugged Blog award, now when i first saw the title of this award i did not see the picture with it, so i gotta tell ya, i was not exactly tickled about it. My first thought was like seriously dude, im not that old or that rugged, lol. But seriously i would like to thank Ada from http://plainpathwaytohim.wordpress.com/ for nominating me. If you havent read her blog you should definitly head over and check it out, she is pretty awesome, and very inspiring with her levels of faith and love for our Lord. So this award is for anyone who has christian themes included in their blog. And there are a few requirements that come with accepting it.

1. If he/she accepts the award, they must nominate 5 other Christian blogs.
2. He/she must display the award.
3. He/she must answer the 9 questions listed below

My nominees are

1 . mother hen at http://motherhendiaries.com/
2. ladybugout at http://ladybugout.wordpress.com/
3. stories of four boys at http://storiesofourboys.com/
4. adopt mom of six at http://adoptmomof6.wordpress.com/
5. lupie momma at http://lifeofalupiemomma.wordpress.com/
6. mamacinderellaslife at http://mamacinderellaslife.wordpress.com/
7. Art Mowle at http://artmowle64.wordpress.com/
8. Grace at http://graceholden.wordpress.com/
9. GDR at http://altaredegos.wordpress.com/
10. mamamickterry at http://mamamickterry.wordpress.com/

Please check out these blogs, it has been such a blessing for me to know each one of them.

a) What is your favorite Bible verse?
Answer- 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

b) How long have you been a Christian?
Answer- It depends on your definition of the word christian, i have believed in God my whole life, but i would only be comfortable saying i have been a christian for about 3 years now.

c) How long have you had your wonderful blog?
Answer-n since January of 2014

d) What is your greatest accomplishment?
Answer- Getting and staying clean from drugs and alcohol.

e) Forest or bayou? Plains or mountains? River or ocean?
Answer- I was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains, so i am a mountain woman, and River all the way.

f) What makes you special?
Answer- My loved ones, with out them i am nothing.

g) Poetry or prose? Free verse or rhyme?
Answer- poetry, and either.

h) What is your favorite number?
Answer- 17 because i was 17 when i met my husband so it must be my lucky number.

i) Here’s a simple question: Why?
Answer- my son asked me a while back why we are here, i told him the point of life and the reason we are here is to help make other peoples lives better.

And thats it, thanks again Ada for the nomination it is very appreciated. 🙂


An open letter to my friends and followers ( THANK YOU )

Me this past christmas

Me this past christmas

Hey everyone, it feels like it has been forever since i posted anything, but it has actually only been like 4 days, lol. Anyway my mind has been going a mile a minute for a good while, with all of the business of loans, houses, and credit scores going on, which unfortunately we did not get the house we wanted. It was considered to be in a high risk flood zone, so just flood insurance would have been 200 extra a month, which adds up to 2,400 extra every single year. So they would not approve the loan, and on top of that there has been another issue to just recently arise, that has everyone on edge, and worried. I cant really go into the details right now, but i will later. All i can really say about it right now, is that we are that much more anxious to move because of it.
I cant tell you how much all of my new friendships here on wordpress have meant to me, i have met some truly wonderful and inspiring people, who have helped me see stuff about myself that i never realized before. My tiny little blog which was initially meant to help others has probably helped me more than it will ever help anyone else. It has became my escape, my refuge, a place where i can come and bear my soul, and even though i have told you some of my darkest and worst moments, i have never felt anything other than encouragement and support from you. Those are very important things to have for anyone, but for a recovering drug addict, and alcoholic, it is that much more important. I especially am constantly doubting myself not my sobriety, but myself. Am i really a good person now, or am i just kidding myself, am i really a good mother, wife, friend, daughter, i could go on and on. But my new friends here have no reason to lie to me, you all dont have to worry about running into me at the grocery store, so there are no awkward moments trying to be avoided. You dont want anything from me, (which is good cause i have nothing to offer). You are my friends simply because you want to be. And you have no idea how much that means to someone like me. So thank you all so much, i appreciate and value each and every one of you.

Your friend Diana
aka mommyx4boys


My Dad (HAPPY FATHERS DAY)

My dad

My dad

Me, my big sister, and my dad. Wasn't i adorable

Me, my big sister, and my dad. Wasn’t i adorable

When i was young i was quite sad, never felt good always felt bad,

i didnt know how to change it and that made me mad, never had a mother just me and my dad.

If not for him i wouldnt be who i am today, so i suppose in the long run its good she went away.

My father is a wonderful man, whenever i said i couldnt he always said you can.

He always worked so hard for me, i didnt know then but now i see.

In my eyes he’s quite a hero, but he believes himself to be a zero.

Many mistakes he has made, but at least he cared, at least he stayed.

I love you dad and i hope you see, just how much you mean to me.


Blessings from an Irish Indian

Hey blogging people, for those who dont know, i am of Irish and Native American descent, and i thought i would share 2 blessings that i really love.

Me without braids

Me without braids

I wonder who i favor more? lol

I wonder who i favor more? lol

Irish girl

Irish girl

IRISH BLESSING. May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may the Lord hold you in the hollow of his hand.

Indian girl

Indian girl

NATIVE AMERICAN BLESSING.  May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.


Stupid People

This is the house we are wanting, it has a beautiful little creek that runs right in front.

This is the house we are wanting, it has a beautiful little creek that runs right in front.

I am so seriously annoyed write now. I havent mentioned that we are in the process of trying to buy a home but we are, and no one seems to know what the frig they are doing. Weve been trying to repair our credit and it has worked, we now have a score of around 700, and we have been pre approved for a home loan, but the type of loan we have been approved for is ridiculous. Like if there is one broken window in the house they will deny it, REALLY? The area we live in is full of houses that were built in like 1902 and earlier, so there are gonna be a few little things that need to be fixed. I just thought you know, fix the credit, get a loan, and done, but no they gotta be stupid and throw in all this extra crap. If any of yawl know anything about usda home loans let me know, and keep me and my family in your prayers, I want this house so badly, and im really praying we will be able to get it and soon.


Random Tuesday Pics

Hey everybody its Tuesday again, and this time i remembered to post some pics. I have been wanting to show yawl pictures of my zombie bathroom (proof that i am obsessed with The Walking Dead) for a good while now, but i kept forgetting and then when i did remember my bathroom was trashed and i was just to lazy to clean it. But here they are, plus my desk that i just finished and my new toy.

Recognize the plaque?

Recognize the plaque?

My new plaque we made and my crossbow.

My new plaque we made and my crossbow.

My mirror

My mirror

My potty lid

My potty lid

My shower curtain

My shower curtain

My hubby bought me a new toy.

My hubby bought me a new toy.


A New Passion

Im not sure if i have ever mentioned it before, but my husband and i both love to work with wood. And i thought i would show yawl our newest thing. Making plaques, it was a lot of fun making them so my whole house will likely be covered soon, lol. I also redid this antique barrel and i love it now. I love antiques anyway, but to bring something back to life with your own hands, is just awesome. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


Confession ( I’m not perfect) :)

My living room, the movies are jacked up and check out my little clutter corner

My living room, the movies are jacked up and check out my little clutter corner

Clutter on my hutch

Clutter on my hutch

Eek look under my sink

Eek look under my sink

I am not perfect at cleaning my house, far from it actually. As a child i was never taught the importance of keeping a clean and organized house, I lived with my mother and stepfather from the age of about 14 to 17, and looking back now i realize how nasty their house was, a fact that i was oblivious to at the time. The walls were yellow from cigarette smoke, ashtrays were over flowing, to the point that there were cigarette buts all over the tables and in the floors, cock roaches were awful, the counters had (no exaggeration) not been wiped off for years, the refrigerator was filled with rotten food and meat, and my mother and step father would hide food under their bed so that i couldn’t have any, so the mice were really bad as well. That is what i lived in, so when i met and moved in with Darrell, he was more than a little shocked at what i thought was clean. Over the years since, it has been an ongoing battle with myself just to notice things that others automatically notice. Things like dusting, organizing toys and papers, and i am awful about throwing useless items under my kitchen counter. I have came very far from what i used to consider clean, but I still have to put myself in check about certain things. I hate that i was not raised to care about things like toilet paper rolls, you hear people debating about whether the toilet paper should hang over or under, and i dont even care if its on a holder (but i want to care). Now dont get me wrong my house is not filthy or even dirty for that matter, but i wish i was the way most women are, most women are perfectionists at keeping their houses clean, and it just comes so naturally to them, i envy that. But anyway if yawl have any ideas on how to cut back on clutter (we live in a 2 bedroom house with 3 kids) or have any cleaning tips and tricks, that would be awesome.


Happiness and Love

Do you want to know what happiness and love looks like? If so check this out.  


Random Tuesday pics on Thursday oops

Im slippen yawl, i completely forgot about random Tuesday pics. So you will get random tuesday pics on Thursday instead, lol. One is me on vaction in a beautiful cabin in Tennessee, which i think is one of my best pics. The other is me working on my 87 chevy puttin on new chrome valve covers, which is one of my worst pics, I still like it though, cause im working on my rat rod and i love that. 13 - 1OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


The Best Stuffed Peppers Ever

20140420_194842 I absolutely love stuffed peppers but not the kind you are thinking of im sure, my family has a special recipe for stuffed peppers, i have never seen or heard of anyone else making them this way, but everyone who has ever tried em loves em and says they just cant go back to making them the way that they used to. okay here’s what your gonna need.

6 medium or large green belle peppers
1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
1 medium or large onion
1 1/2 sleeves of saltine crackers
1 can diced tomatoes
half a teaspoon of salt and pepper
and about a half a cup of mayonnaise

first fry up your ground beef, when done pour off excess grease and put your meat in a large bowl to cool, allow to cool in fridge for about 20 minutes, while that is cooling cut your peppers in halves and remove seeds, smash up your crackers semi fine you don’t want cracker dust but also don’t want huge chunks of crackers, drain tomatoes very well, and chop up your onion pretty fine as well. when your hamburger has cooled down enough add all of your other ingredients in with it. Now here is the fun part, you have to squeeze all of your ingredients together. If you are afraid of gettin dirty i don’t recommend this recipe. Put both hands in and squeeze and mix everything for at least a good 5 minutes. then start scooping it into your peppers until they are almost overflowing. Refrigerate for an hour and enjoy. This is one of my favorite recipes, they are delicious and even my very picky little ones love em. Thanks to my grandmother who created this recipe, if you were still with us i would make you a big batch of em.


Simple person

me

me

Okay people, while i am thrilled to have such smart, educated, and articulate people following me, it is important that you realize i am not one of them, Lol. I know i am wearing glasses in my photo which of course means i am well educated (winks), i am not. so if you want me to understand your comments without having to go to a dictionary 20 times, use smaller words. I am but a simple country person/ housewife/ and mother of 4. Just act like your talking to a 13 year old. 😉


Fashion by me

just got home

just got home

Just got home from church, and my husband took a pic of me where, i somehow managed to keep both of my eyes open and not look awful. So i had to share it, plus i love the dress and my cowboy boots.