Our Family Pic October 2008

Our Family Pic October 2008
Still smiling!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I’m dreaming of a warm Christmas!!


This year over Christmas break we are doing something we have never done…

No Christmas Tree!

No presents!

No Stockings!

Just family!

Do I sound like Scrooge?

When we asked our kids what they wanted for Christmas no one had a definite idea of what they needed or even really wanted from us.

Somewhere the idea came that we should head to Florida for a family vacation since it is getting harder and harder to find a time that works for us all.


The college boys have different Spring breaks than the AC kids. Plus Tiff is going on a work team this year to Mexico.

Life is changing around here!

I have to say I am excited to spend quality time with my family… and my Mom. Yep were packing up Grandma and taking her along too!

Some of us are flying, some are driving.

So Christmas shopping was pretty easy this year… just a few exchange gifts.

I have to admit getting the house back together without worrying about Christmas on top of it all has been a gift to me!

Actually on Christmas day itself we will all be traveling home.

I have this idealistic view of how great it is going to be just getting away from it all with my favorite people in the whole world.

I will have to hold onto that when I am about to lose my mind getting everything packed up on Thursday and keep reminding myself who those favorites are as they are the source of my nuttiness!! HA

So you may not hear from me for a few days!

Nothing new!

I hope you all have a great Christmas!

I can’t help but notice the palm trees :)

Maybe Christmas was meant to be warm!!


JESUS is the reason for the season!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Still Here!


Wow! It has been a while.

Life is busy!

No excuse I know!

One of these times I won’t have to start my post by apologizing.

The house is almost completely back.

Still stuff to put away and get rid of….

Still some carpet stains to deal with…

But for the most part life is going back to normal.

After 5 weeks I finally have a bathroom back upstairs.

The sink just got hooked up today.

Toilet has a new flusher…this one flushes up.

I mean the lever not the water. HA

One day soon I will post pics (maybe)

Now that my Christmas cards are out I will post one and wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Tonner Family Christmas Pic 2009

Maybe not our best effort but at least we are all there smiling :)

I think that next year we might leave off ages…

They might be getting slightly to old for that now!!

As I look at this pic I can’t say that I am thrilled with myself ( I still picture myself looking younger and less wide!!) but at least I am in it.

Something I never wanted done before.

I feel bad at the lack of me in all the pics over the years.

Not really for myself but for my kids and maybe someday not very soon at all.. My future grandchildren.

I can just hear it now…

Future grandchild….What did you look like young grandma!!

Me…. Ask grandpa!

Poor Tim!!

We are doing something different for Christmas this year….

But that is another whole post!!!

Celebrate the Saviour!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Day Whatever!!


I had a bad attitude today!

Shocking I know!

I am tired of living in a mess!

We are getting close to seeing the end and then a curve ball gets sent our way.

Things get pushed back…

Then I get frustrated and eat bad things!

It doesn’t help that I am surrounded by cake and cookies from the birthdays this weekend!

Before I know it I ate part of a piece of cake, some random icing, pretzels and a whole bag of popcorn!!

Not a proud moment folks!

But one I feel I should admit!!

I am a foodie, people.

I like to eat and I like to eat when I am stressed!

I think I am back under control… at least till I finish writing this post because I am too lazy to stop typing and go into the kitchen to get something to eat!

You know it isn’t just frustration that has got me.

It is the guilt that I feel when I let myself get frustrated.

My life and situation aren’t that bad, a few more days aren’t going to kill me. I have life so much nicer than so many others…

My house is warm, I have a bed, My family is healthy and happy, We have food.

So why do I get frustrated when things aren’t lining up the way I want them too!

And why do I eat when I get frustrated!!!

Why can’t I go out and jog five miles to GET OVER IT!!

More Guilt!

Why do I want more cake?

(Did I mention it is chocolate?)

Just thought you might want an update…

DAY 24! Yep I am still counting!