Our Family Pic October 2008

Our Family Pic October 2008
Still smiling!

Thursday, February 25, 2010



I had this great idea for a post today while I was subbing.

So tonight when I came home I couldn’t wait to blog it!!






Hopefully I will remember it soon and get back with you!

How old am I?

I think to young for this!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bucket List


I really don’t have a bucket list.

Although anytime I do something new I tell people I can cross that off my bucket list.

No pressure this way! :)

When I rollerbladed last year I crossed that off my bucket list.

When I water skied for the first time in 17 years I crossed that off my bucket list.

When I ran 2 miles I crossed that off.

I swam with sharks… (Are you impressed?)

Okay truth be told it was at Typhoon Lagoons Shark Reef and the sharks were the kind that are only a foot long and probably pretty harmless.

Hey but they were still sharks!

(again you realize I only cross this off in my head, there is no list)

Flying for the first time after 18 years … The list goes on.

Mostly it is things I have been wary of or let’s be honest, not physically able to because of my weight.

Yesterday at the age of 41 I gave blood for the first time.

We had a blood drive at the School I sub at.

This is kind off embarrassing as everyone else is 16-18 giving blood.

They also give you a different color name sticker if it is your first time.

Some of the kids were like…

Mrs. Tonner, is this really your 1st time?

I was like…. yes…

Their response…Cool!

Gotta love teenagers!

Why have I never given blood before?

1. Needles aren’t my favorite thing.

2. I don’t have time.

3. Not fond of pain

But the real reason is….

I never wanted to be weighed or tell anyone my weight. This isn’t nearly as big of issue as it was 160 pounds ago.

Yesterday all morning I debated over this donation.

It finally boiled down to me just deciding to do it.

Yesterday was Troy’s 1st time too. (He is 16)

All of my older children are donors.

If they can do it I should be able to also.

I headed for the gym

walked in

realized I forgot my ID

headed back to get it, (wondering if this was a sign)

headed back to the gym

signed in

read information

waited some more ( still wondering if I could back out)

Not really an option as too many of my students were waiting with me.

name called

finger stuck ( iron test)

I have really good blood ( must be all that broccoli I eat)

blood pressure taken--- slightly elevated ---white coat syndrome kicking in. I told her I would probably need a large cuff

She said, Why?

I said because I have a huge arm

She said… I didn’t need a large arm cuff.

I was amazed!

Old habits die hard

interview with lots of questions

Weight question asked….

I whispered my answer

She didn’t look shocked.

Guess that was Okay too!

signed paperwork

headed for the chair

Seems I have good veins too

I talked a lot to the ladies working

They talked to me about their jobs and lives

I talk a lot when I am nervous

( Alright, I talk a lot when I am not nervous too)

Blood donation over

Wasn’t bad

I want to do it again

It seems like such a easy thing to do to help other people out.

And after all I have really good blood! :)

I wonder if they tell that to everybody?

What’s on your bucket list?

Have a great Day!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Extra time!

Do you ever feel like Life is too busy?

Do your days fly and your evenings go even faster?

Why is it days in my 20’s and 30’s seemed longer?

Was it because I was surrounded by young children who needed me ALL the time?

Today I subbed, came home, did a few dishes, threw another load in the dryer and washer, Made beef stew with leftover roast, talked to my 3 teenagers about school and now I have about an hour till the big guy gets home and we leave for Tiff’s final sectional game about 45 minutes away.

This is the 3rd time in 5 days we have headed there for a game. Oh and I also have to call Pizza Hut to make sure they have the order for the after the game meal.

Please note this is just part of my day.

Don’t get me wrong I love my life (most days) but it just seems to be flying by.

Yesterday I sat with my husband at a wedding and we were sitting behind the sweetest family, Dad, Mom, 2 little girls and the sweetest baby boy ever.

It seems like just a few years ago that was us.

Toy bags, and snacks, pluggies (pacifiers) and blankies.

Always thankful to make it through a service without having to go out.

Yesterday, My 21 year old passed me the gum.

Where is this post going?

Actually I am not really sure I just had a few extra minutes and I knew that if I took a quick nap It would ruin my sleep tonight,

If I stayed in the main room I would snack on something and I already am getting too close to having used all my points up for the day.

So I thought I would just sit here and type what came to my mind.

A bunch of ramblings that probably don’t make a lot of sense.

But as I type I am smiling thinking about the good old days when I thought about how my babies would look all grown up, what they would be like, and what I would do with all my extra time…

My question is ….

Where is the extra time?

Well I have got to go son #3 just came through the door and I hear him asking where I am?

Not sure if he wants me or just wants to avoid me? HA!

I am sure someday I will have extra time…

….and I probably won’t know what to do with it.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

On Slacking

First of all Lisa I just read your 4th comment on my last post and it really cracked me up! You have motivated me out of my slacking!! So for you here is something inspirational…

A few diet quotes although I am not sure if they are truly inspirational or just funny!



Bad diet advice: DO WHAT YOU ARE GOOD AT.

I keep trying to lose weight... but it keeps finding me!

I'm allergic to food.  Every time I eat it breaks out into fat. 

Rich, fatty foods are like destiny:  they too, shape our ends. 

The Cardiologist's Diet:  If it tastes good, spit it out.

I have gained and lost the same ten pounds so many times over and over again my cellulite must have déjà vu.

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. 

To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. 

If you really want to be depressed, weigh yourself in grams.

Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.

One should eat to live, not live to eat

****Please do not take any of the DIET HUMOR personally. If you do, then you need to LIGHTEN UP! (Get it?)

I have turned into a blog procrastinator!

I still go on and read up on everyone but I have gotten lazy at posting and commenting.

I think I have it figured out though…

I believe that by nature I am a slacker.

Not in all things but definitely in certain areas of my life.

So when I am really doing good blogging there is probably some area of my life that I have been slacking in.

Usually my house and Laundry!!!

Guess what!

My house is clean and my wash caught up!

So regrettably something had to suffer and it was my blog!

Let me catch you up on me… ( that sounds really self-centered doesn’t it)

My leg for the most part is healed.

The ugly bruise is gone.

I am starting to exercise again.

Or should I say I am forcing myself to exercise.

After not being able to, it is so hard to get back in the groove.

Today I plan on a workout of some kind!

Probably a Leslie Walk.

Today is our second snow day!

I love snow days!!

Although I was supposed to sub today and that makes me sad.

I am still combating my sweet tooth.

Normally I don’t crave sweets but last weekend we served lunch at our church…this involved 57 dozen doughnuts, and 18 different kind of homemade baked goods. Plus 55 lbs of ham and 52 lbs of cheese. I have a pic but I can’t get it off my memory card. Anyways even though I didn’t go wild and fall off the wagon completely. I did allow myself tastes… ( Okay lots of tastes) tastes on Saturday, tastes on Sunday, tastes on Monday. Yesterday I believe I only had 1 bite of cookie.

It is weird how once it is in my system I crave it.

If I don’t eat it I am Okay.

It even gives me a gut ache yet I still crave it!

I Have also been craving guacamole. Our local discount grocery was selling it in individual packets.

At least this is good for me.

My highlight for the day week year is I actually won something!!! On Tara’s blog  I won one of her beautiful winter prints!! I am so excited!!!

This is the one I picked…


Good news…I believe she sells them so you too can have one if you want one.

I think I will hang it in my newly redone bathroom!

It is a shame she didn’t have one about overflowing love, or flooding peace. :)

( Just kidding I love this one and it was really hard to pick just one out her neat selection!)

Up until last weekend I was doing great on my eating and had lost 8 pounds!

I haven’t weighed since last Friday and am feeling slightly anxious about it. Today I plan on doing great on my eating and working out… so tomorrow may be weigh in day…. or maybe Friday! :)

Nope I don’t procrastinate…Not ME!