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Question of the day – Who would you want to meet?

Today’s question of the day is if you could meet anyone, from any time, who would it be and why? Mine would be Anne Frank, I was amazed with her story from the first time I read it when I was little, and I would love to meet her and tell her how many people her diary will inspire and touch!

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Writing Goal

Hey everybody i am trying to get back in the habit of writing something every day but it hasnt been working, so i have decided to start doing a question of the day, and hopefully a lot of people will come by and let me know their thoughts on the topic and it should be easier to get back into writing every day if i have a specific goal!


My Monday Night

So the hubby and I got invited to a benefit banquet for the pregnancy resource center this past monday night, and we really enjoyed it, our church is one of many in this area which donate to them! They are an excellent alternative to planned parenthood where 95 percent of their business is performing abortions, but the pregnancy resource center focuses on really helping women and their unborn babies! It was a great experience and we had a good time! Here is a pic of Darrell and I dropping kids off at his moms house before the banquet, we clean up pretty well I thought, lol!

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Don’t say it if you don’t mean it

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I’m wondering, do people realize when you say something like prayers for France or I’m praying for you, that is not just an expression you are actually supposed to pray for them! I see so many people (especially celebrities) saying they are praying for France but some of them have said that they don’t even believe in God! Prayer is real and you shouldn’t say you are praying for someone if you’re not really going to! Prayers really going out for the people in France, May God be with them!


Clean, Sober, and living my dream

It is amazing to me how much can be accomplished when you have a clear head and arent chasing after your next high. Four years ago i was a drug addict, alcoholic nobody about to lose my family, so if someone had told me where I would be now, I would have called them a liar.
I am no longer addicted to anything but life, God, my family, and maybe my love for riding and our motorcycles, lol. I have been so blessed, much more so then I deserve, of that i am sure! 
My life is everything i always wished for when I was a little girl, I have an amazing husband (without which none of this would be possible) great kids, and im healthy. For me there is just no way things could be any better! Im so unbelievably happy. Here are some pics of my family and our motorcycles.

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Independence Day

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Happy 4th of July yawl, enjoy the fireworks, cookouts, and family,  but also remember our freedom wasn’t free, it came with a price! many people have lost their lives so that we could be free, so dont take it forgranted.  Be safe and have a great Independence day.

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One – liner Wednesday

images (58)To LIVE is the rarest thing in the world, most people exist and that is all.

This a part of http://lindaghill.com/2015/05/27/one-liner-wednesday-morning-logic/


Fear

dannytrejoWhat 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?


New Looks

I got this app called youcam makeup at the google play store and it is so cool, the hair, the makeup, none of it is real in these pictures and I thought it was just the neatest thing ever so I had to share it with yawl. Technology is so cool sometimes.2015-05-19-13-48-56-4772015-05-19-13-45-24-5802015-05-19-13-32-04-079


Beautiful Babies

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.

Kloie

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Kloie Awake

Kloie Awake

Lylah

Lylah

Lylah

Lylah

Dominik and Lylah

Dominik and Lylah

Darrell even held her, which he like never does

Darrell even held her, which he like never does


Childish Things

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We went out and got a black light to put in our basement,  and I have been having so much fun its crazy.
Whoever it was that said when you grow up its time to put the childish things away, was sooo wrong. I enjoy it a lot more now than I did back when I was younger. Anyway just thought I would share that a blacklight and markers can be really fun, even if you’re all growd up, lol.


Soooo Adorable

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.

Dominik and Donnie  ages 5 and 3

Dominik and Donnie
ages 5 and 3

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Near Death Experience

Hey everybody, i hope all yawl out there in bloggy land are doing good.
I am great but soooooo sore, the past few days my hubby and i have been on a job chopping and splitting wood and that stuff is hard work, but i love it. I would much rather be doing the really strenuous type of labor than doing laundry or something like that. Plus as an added bonus, i unintentionally scared my husband half to death. See he was using the chainsaw and i would come and grab the logs to take over to the wood splitter. Well i was running out of the logs he had done in another section, so i went up behind him and was picking a log up and when he went to turn around he kinda swung the chainsaw,(not knowing i was behind him) and he just barely missed my head. I know it scared the crap out of him because all of the color left his face. Truthfully i really shouldnt have been behind him but i wasnt thinking at the time, needless to say i’ll not do that again. Here are some pics.
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Eyes are the windows to the soul

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Look in someons eyes and you can see there soul,
in some you see life and joy, others just a dark hole.

Past mistakes and painful times
they make a mark and leave their lines.

Life gets hard and its easy to lose hope,
But you have to keep trying you cant just sit and mope.

Faith and endurance is what you will need,
Cause this thing called life can be tough indeed.


The Mirror Lies

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She doesnt feel pretty she hasnt for a while,
in the mirror when she looks she cant make herself smile.
The time of her beauty has passed her by,
her reflection proves it she starts to cry.
The mirror is no longer her friend,
but when its not near her she can still pretend.
The love of her life enters and says,
the more lovely you get with each day that passes,
if you really cant see this perhaps you need glasses.
You’re my life my love and i’ll tell you whats true,
i see nothing but perfection when i look at you.
She sees herself in his eyes,
and thats when she knows the mirror lies


Happy Birthday My little Miracle

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Donnie, Dj, and Dominik

Donnie, Dj, and Dominik

Me and Donnie

Me and Donnie

Donnie and Darrell

Donnie and Darrell

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Donnie Darrell and Dominik

20150115_181934Hello all, today is my little donnies birthday.
I cant believe he is 3 years old, for those of you who dont know donnie was born at 23 weeks gestation weighed 1 pound 2 ounces and the doctors told us he wouldnt survive, and on top of that he had to have 1 heart surgery, 6 abdominal surgeries, and eye injections, most of which was before he even hit 3 pounds. I have been so blessed because today we got to celebrate his birthday with him, a happy, healthy, beautiful little 3 year old miracle boy.


Apology to my husband

20140616_165138-1Okay so tonight i acted like a total spaz and grilled my husband about were all he went on his way to work. Stupid i know but I had a brief moment of paranoid, jealous, crazy wife syndrome. I shouldnt have though so im sorry babe, but in my defense i wouldnt get jealous if i didnt love you very very much. Plus with a husband that looks like you, i think any woman would be a little jealous every once in a while. I love you


Finally a Smart Decision

photo credit cbs news

photo credit cbs news

There is not a whole lot that goes on in government offices or court rooms that i agree with anymore or at least on the news, but finally i heard one that i absolutely agree with.
The top court in Connecticut ruled that a 17-year-old girl named cassandra would be forced to undergo chemotherapy. The 17 year old child was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which with chemo she has an 85 percent chance of survival, but she was refusing treatment saying she did not want something toxic (chemo) in her body, and her mother was supporting her decision even though that meant her daughter would die. So the 17 year old was removed from her mothers care and custody was given to the state, so that she would have to undergo treatment. Yesss woot woot, finally a smart decision. This girl is 17 way to young, and to dramatic to make a decision about whether she lives or dies, and her mother is just crazy im sorry but what kind of mother would let their child essentially kill them self when there is a treatment for their condition? Anyway im very glad in this case, that the courts stepped in and did what needed to be done. What do you think? Do you think the right decision was made?


Miracles

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Me, Donnie, and nurse

Me, Donnie, and nurse

Do you believe in miracles? I do and here is one of the reasons why.
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.

Just to give you an idea of how small he was, the band that is over his eyes did not fit on my wrist

Just to give you an idea of how small he was, the band that is over his eyes did not fit on my wrist

This was him a year ago

This was him a year ago

This is Donnie now

This is Donnie now


Chocolate Cherry Mice

20141221_170838-1I am going to give you my recipe for the cutest little snack in the world, chocolate cherry mice.
Here is what you will need 20141221_171310-1 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 this20141221_162814, 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.20141221_170943 And thats it, pretty simple to make, kids and adults love them, and they are yummy.


I like Bacon and i’m not ashamed

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I have seen a lot of posts here lately about losing weight, dieting, and things of that nature, and most of the people writing these posts are not big people in any way.
I just dont understand what the obsession is with being stick figure skinny, these pictures are me obviously, now the one where i am holding my son was taken 4 1/2 years ago, i weighed about 105. The other one is from like 2 months ago and i weighed about 140. I think i look a lot better in the one where i have a little extra weight on me, I think most women do. I think women were far more attractive when they were a little bit thick, they were voluptuous and curvy, now almost every model or actress is just plain scrawny. I mean what is attractive about seeing a womans bones sticking out. Now there are women who are just small framed and petite, and they are beautiful to, but when its forced it just looks unhealthy. I dont know maybe its just me but i dont think for a second that the skinnier you are the more beautiful you are.
Dont be ashamed of your curves, be proud of em. And if you have always been skinny be proud of that, i just wish women would stop trying so hard to change their self. Love who you are now, whether your thick, skinny, short, or tall, stop worrying about what others think. I wont give up bacon cause someone else thinks im not perfect, and neither should you, you are beautiful just the way you are.


Zombie survival tips

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Okay the zombie apocalypse has finally happened, (just like i always knew it would) and What you do in the first 24 hours is critical. SO here is a list i put together for all the people out there who did not prepare for this.

1. Board up all windows and doors, so well that you can not even exit.

2. Cut a square big enough for you to fit through in your roof, this is a safer way to exit and re-enter because zombies cant climb.

3. Choose the strongest and fastest person to go out and scavenge water, weapons, canned food, candles, lighters, and even gather other people, but only the ones you know and relatively trust.

4. Make sure no light at all can be seen from the outside of your home.

5. You should contact everyone that you love now before phones stop working, and plan to meet in a safe and out of the way place.

6. Number six is the most important thing to remember, no matter what happens dont you git bit.

More zombie survival skills to come here shortly.


Brownie

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How adorable is this? This is brownie,  and he is sound asleep on top of his brothers and sisters.


Christmas Traditions

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My little Dominik and Donnie went and saw Santa tonight and they loved it. Now the kids and I are watching Its a Wonderful life, which is one of our Christmas traditions that I love. Sitting in front of my beautifully lit up christmas tree, with my beautiful boys, and knowing how much I have been blessed in my life, its awesome. I hope everyone else out there is doing something special with someone that they love.


So Cute

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.

This is Daisy the mommy

This is Daisy the mommy

This is Draven the daddy

This is Draven the daddy


Dominik, Donnie, and the puppies

Dominik, Donnie, and the puppies

All the pups trying to snuggle up on my lap

All the pups trying to snuggle up on my lap