My little man in his army gear, he’s so cute.
Today was an awesome and emotional day, today my first-born son graduated fifth grade. No more elementary school for him. Today as i watched him walk across the floor to get his certificate, i felt exactly the same as i did on his first day of kindergarten, i felt proud, anxious, nervous for what was to come, and kinda sad that my baby is growing up. I felt the tears coming, but i think i did pretty good at hiding it, i didn’t want to embarrass him on his last day! Now to my son, D.j. i know you will read this in a little while and i want you to know that i am so proud of the young man you are becoming, but just because you’re growing up doesn’t mean you aren’t my baby anymore. I love you more than anything and you will always be my baby boy. Love mom.
Okay so i have to know, what exactly is this womans goal or purpose in life? To make men want her? I mean really is that it? She may be good for a one night stand but i dont know any man that would say i want that for a wife. Because from what i know of her she has absolutely no other skills except the ability to look good!
Maybe that is enough for some people but for me i just couldnt live that way, i take a lot of pride in taking care of my own kids, being a good cook, knowing how to fish, and hunt, and do a hard days work. I feel so sorry for this woman because yeah shes hot and rich but beauty fades and money can only buy so much.
Now the really sad thing is that this is what young girls are seeing, women like this and they think that is how women are supposed to be. Its crazy the way some women behave now, everything is all about looks and nothing else, i mean i can look hot if i feel the need to but i would much rather show off the fact that i can cut a tree down just as well as a man can, or that i can change the spark plugs in my truck. What do you think? Do you think women focus to much on appearance now and not enough on more important things?
i was just nominated for the sunshine bloggers award by Deana at https://eatpraylovemom.wordpress.com/ thanks much hon, she is an awesome woman with a great blog, so if you dont already follow her you should definitely go do so. Its been a while since i was nominated for an award so im tickled.
Here are the rules:
You must thank the blogger who nominated you.
You must answer the questions asked by that blogger.
You must nominate another set of bloggers.
You must ask a few questions of your own to those bloggers.
Notify the bloggers you nominated about the nomination!
Here are the questions that Deana asked me
1. What is your greatest achievement this far in life?
Getting clean and sober, of course being a good wife and mother is up there to, but without dropping the pills and alcohol i wouldn’t be able to do those things very well.
2. Define the word LOVE
A never ending and overwhelming emotion, that is expressed through kindness and understanding and changes every person and every life in the world.
3. If you could go back in time and meet one person, man or woman, who would it be and why? Anne Frank, i have always been fascinated with her story and how strong and smart she was.
4. What is your favorite scent? It doesn’t have to be e perfume, perhaps just a smell that you like… Peach i love the way fresh peaches smell and motor oil, lol.
5. Quick. Type the first five words that come to your mind. Now go back and tell me what those words mean to you!! kids, crazy, love, monkey, wild, those words came to mind because i love my kids but right now they are acting like wild little monkeys and they’re driving me crazy, lol.
My questions for you are.
1. What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever done?
2. If you could change any law what would it be and why?
3. Tell me something that irritates you to no end
4. Do you think Obama is a good president? Why or why not?
5. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
and thats it, thanks again Deana. Make sure to check out all the bloggers i nominated, they do not disappoint.
What do you fear? I was helping a friend of mine take off trash from down town Blacksburg the other day and i noticed she seemed nervous, well when we got back in the vehicle she said i hate it when that happens, i said what, and she said it scared her cause two men were walking up the alleyway that we were in. That took me by surprise because i barely even noticed them, but it really shook her up. I told her she didnt need to be scared of anything like that especially when im with her cause i always carry a blade and im not afraid of stuff like that.
Well that got me thinking what is it that makes us fear certain things when others pay it no mind at all? It is just our lives i think, things that have caused us the most pain, or things we think will cause us pain. Me for example i am not afraid of big bearded men with tattoos or motorcycles or in all honesty anything else like that, i guess cause i grew up in a rough way. The only thing that scares me is the thought of losing another child, my husband, or something bad happening to one of them. I am not afraid of pain or anything when it comes to me, but man it tears me up to see one of them hurting or sad.
So what are you afraid of and do you know why you are afraid of it?
Donnie will be starting preschool, Dominik will be starting kindergarten, and Dj will be starting middle school. Now for a long time I was considering home schooling them, just because it seems so dangerous to even send them to school anymore, (especially middle school) but at the same time I am looking forward to them going. I mean then I could start working a bit more and bring in some extra income. I am just so scared that something bad will happen ( like Newtown ) and Im not sure if these feelings of dread are me being paranoid or if they are completely justified?
On one hand I realize that the odds of something like that happening are very small but on the other hand if I send them to school and something like that did happen it is not going to make me feel better that the odds were slim. I don’t know I guess I just wanted to get that off my chest and see if anyone else out there has felt the same way, if so let me know how you handled or are handling it, cause I feel like im gonna go crazy.
So yesterday was mothers day and I had a pretty good one. We went to church yesterday morning where my little ones performed a song and dance with the other kids from church, they did so good. Then darrell left a little early so he could buy everybody lunch and I wouldnt have to cook,( helped a lot), and we lounged around the house some and later sat around the fire pit, also got a beautiful orchid from my hubby, a pretty flower from dj, a heart that dominik made and a book on horses from dustin.
Oh and a little $12,000 car from my wonderful husband this morning, I love it. It is so nice and so much easier to get the kids in and out of than the stratus was. Thanks babe I love you.
Hey everybody just wanted to say Happy mother’s day to all the mommies out there, hope you had a great one with your kids. I will post a little later about my mothers day cause right now im just enjoying being around the fire pit. Pay no attention to the fat roles in the picture, lol.
Hey everybody, i hope yawl are all doing good out there. I am doing great cause i got to go fishing this morning.
My hubby and i love to go fishin, we havent got to for a long time cause it to aggravating to take all the kids with us, but this morning my dad watched em so we went, and it was awesome. You know why it was soooo awesome? Because in almost 15 years i have never caught more fish than my husband but today i did, lol.
I caught the first fish and i caught more, Darrell caught 5 and i caught 7 (Bam What) lol. Anyway i had a great time and hopefully we’ll get to go again soon. Here are some pics of my awesome fisherman skills, not really today i just got lucky, but I’ll take it. 😉
So for those of you who dont know i am completely crazy when it comes to babies, i mean everybody who knows me knows that if there is a baby in our church or anywhere else like that, i will be holding the little cutie before i leave. If i didnt have so many complications with my pregnancies i would have 3 or 4 more, but anyway the point is i had a great week cause i got to babysit two of the cutest little babies. Which was a lot of fun especially cause they are both at that great snuggle age, all of my boys are pretty much past that now, my oldest is 20 and in college, i have my 11 year old who runs and hides if i try to hug him, my 5 year old will give me a hug and a kiss sometimes (depending on what kind of mood he is in, and my 3 year old just wants to smack me and run away. So it was awesome watching these 2 sweet little baby girls. Here are some pics.
Now im not just saying this cause they are my kids, but are these not 2 of the most adorable little boys you have ever seen? These pics were so precious i had to share them.
First time making homemade mini pizzas, they are loving it.
My son, his name is Donnie and he is 2 years old, he will be 3 on January 15th and he is such a little miracle.
Donnie was born at 23 weeks gestation he weighed 1 pound 2 ounces (a micro preemie) and the doctors told us he that was probably going to die. There was an 85 % chance he would not survive. He was on the strongest breathing machine possible, and his little eyes were still sealed shut, but we had faith that he would make it. There were a couple of nights that things did not look good, and the doctors kept asking us to consider turning off the machines that were keeping him alive. They suggested that i could hold my son as he passed away, but we simply could not and would not do it.
I can’t really explain it in words but i knew he would be okay.
I can’t tell you how many nights they said he would not make it to the next morning, and i would cry and pray and beg God to heal him, and for him to give me strength, and he did. Donnie had to have 6 abdominal surgeries, because his intestines kept rupturing, he had to have a colostamy bag, and had 4 draining tubes all at once, plus 1 heart surgery to close a valve, and eye injections because he had rop, and most of this was before he even weighed 2 pounds. But finally the day came six months later when he got to come home and weighing in at a staggering 6 pounds. That was one of the happiest days of my life and that is the reason that no one will ever convince me that miracles dont happen. So do you believe in miracles? Have you ever experienced a miracle? If so i would love to hear about it.
I am going to give you my recipe for the cutest little snack in the world, chocolate cherry mice.
Here is what you will need maraschino cherries with the stem, quick and easy chocolate bark, sliced almonds, Hershey kisses, and some wax paper. First you need to set your cherries on a paper towel so that they will dry or the chocolate will not stick to them. Unwrap as many Hershey kisses as you will need and set them aside as well. Then you melt your chocolate bark in the microwave only for about 15 seconds at a time then stir and return to microwave for another 15 seconds, repeat until it is all the way melted. When that is done you dip your cherry in the chocolate grab a Hershey kiss and put it on the cherry like this, sit on wax paper to dry, then cut your almonds in halves and dip them slightly in chocolate so they will stick and attach, use a toothpick and dot on 2 little eyes, it should look like these when you are done. And thats it, pretty simple to make, kids and adults love them, and they are yummy.
My dog had puppies about 2 weeks ago and they are so cute. Here are some pics.
She had 6 puppies, their names are brownie, wags, whimper, bear, white tip, and smooshie. The kids and i of course are crazy about them but we definitely arent gonna be able to keep them, 8 dogs in a new house just wont work. But me and the family sure like loven on em while we’ve got em.
Okay so im just wondering, am i like one of the last few people left on wordpress or what, cause there hasnt been hardly any posting or commenting going on lately. Here are some of my theories as to what may have happened.
1. There was an alien abduction that i am unaware of, and they left me because they only wanted intelligent life.
2. Maybe there is a strange smell coming from my blog that is keeping people away, totally explainable by the way.
3. Perhaps people were afraid of being urinated on after reading my most embarrassing challenge post, I dont drink anymore so its safe.
4. Maybe you could hear my kids screaming and fighting through the computer screen and you were afraid i would ask you to babysit. I wont, unless i get really mad at you.
5. Did you grow tired of hearing about my love for all things zombie? Its totally not my fault it is a disease.
6. Maybe ethyl has been spreading rumors again, dont listen to her she is a filthy liar, i dont have cuties.
It could be either one of these, but I need to know, Where are my peeps at? 😉
I did something day before yesterday that i thought was impossible, I quit smoking.
It has been almost 48 hours since i had my last cigarettes and i kinda feel like pulling my hair out or chewing my own tongue off at times, but all in all its going pretty well. Especially considering i was a smoker for 20 years and that i really loved my smokes, but i love my life and my family more. I think the last straw for me was when i talked to my dad the other day and he told me he has copd, that kinda made it a reality that every time i smoked one of my cigarettes i was slowly and willingly killing myself.
I never thought i would be able to call myself a nonsmoker but here i am, truthfully i was getting a little worried, i couldnt even walk from my car to my front door without being extremely out of breath and my heart racing so fast that i felt like it was gonna burst outta my chest. Its funny how when you’re done you’re just done, and you know it. In the past i said i was gonna quit, but in the back of my mind i knew i had not had my last smoke, like i said i really enjoyed my cigarettes. But now i am done, i love my kids, my husband, and myself way to much to throw it all away just so i dont have to be uncomfortable right now. Though i am done no matter what, i really hope this want for a cigarette gos away with time, cause it sucks really bad, lol.
This weeks cartoon craziness challenge is Kids and Pets, so i decided to draw my kids. Whatcha think?
Poor D.J. has his first case of poison oak, i feel so sorry for him, he is covered with calamine lotion. I hope he doesnt react to it the way i did when i was young, i would get completely covered and my throat and eyes would swell shut. So i am keeping a very close eye on him, and i think he is starting to get annoyed with me, lol but i imagine he’ll get over it. If ya would just be praying for him or keep him in your thoughts and hopefully this will pass soon.
It is so important to spend quality time with your children, which is exactly what i am about to do. Its movie night here, and the hubby had to work, so its just me and the kiddo’s. I cant think of a better way to spend a Saturday night. Plus I have a confession to make, I like the movie Twilight. Dont you judge me lol, because for a kid appropriate movie, its pretty good. Plus i am like a junk food addict. I hope everyone else out there has a great and safe Saturday night.
A great friend of mine April recently did a post about moms and how most people think all moms have to look a certain way, which is ridiculous, because guess what moms are individual people to, who actually like to look pretty every once in a while. Anyway she asked for us moms to post our favorite picture of our self so everyone will see that not all moms look alike, well here is my pic, just a regular top, jeans, a cowboy hat, and not a drop of makeup. I am the proud mom of four boys ages 19, 10, 4, and 2. check out her post on it here and join in. http://diapersandtutus.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/pardon-me-while-i-forget-to-wear-my-mom-jeans/
You see that picture above, that is a picture of my arch nemesis, the stupid wasp. I Hate Hate Hate these bees. A couple weeks ago i was so excited because we went out and bought my little ones a pool, not a huge pool but something they could go out and play and splash around in. But we have only been able to use it once because of the stupid bees, my house is surrounded by them and we have tried everything to get rid of em. I have tried bee spray, i tried putting a bottle filled with sugar water outside so they would drowned in it, i even tried gasoline, but nothing has worked. They are up inside the roof of my carport, inside the walls of the out building, and inside the wooden trim of our house. I never was bothered by them when i was younger, but after having about 4 of em go down the back of my shirt while i was mowing a few years ago, now i hate them. So do yawl have any advice on how to get rid of these things, cause they are so bad that i cant even take the kids outside to play now.
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.
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.