Our Family Pic October 2008

Our Family Pic October 2008
Still smiling!

Friday, February 11, 2011



Wow! I was awarded this award from my sweet bloggy friend Lisa.

I really don’t deserve it as I have been kind of a loser blogging as of late.

But hey it gives  me a topic to blog about…

So I am all for it!!

Thanks Lisa!!


Here are the Rules for the Stylish Award:
• Make this post and link back to the person who gave the award to me
• Share 7 things about myself

• Award 5 great bloggers

• Contact the bloggers to tell them they've won

Wow! I just realized I am not very interesting. If you really want to read about somebody interesting read Lisa’s  interesting facts.

But I will at least try…

1. When trying to think up something interesting to say I made the mistake of telling Tyler my 14 year old son that I am not interesting…He then encouraged me by saying Mom you could put “I used to weigh 10 hundred pounds” realizing his mistake he quickly added and now you weigh like 100???  Definitely from one extreme to another. But I guess it is sort of interesting that I did lose over 150 pounds and have kept the majority of it off for 3 years.

2. I have lived on the same 1/2 mile of road for 41 of my 42 years of life in 3 different houses. I am really a spread your wings and fly kind of person. Or a really fat bird.

3. After spending most of my school life trying to get out of school as much as I could I now work there with perfect attendance thus far. ( I am taking a day for spring break) But as a sub for 10 years I think I only called in sick once. :)

4. When expecting my second child I visited and iridologist ( I hope that is a natural health person who reads eyes) and was told that I was having a girl and I was very lucky to have had a boy because It was very unlikely I would EVER have another boy. I ended up with 4 boys and 1 girl. Guess she was wrong. Needless to say I haven’t went back. She did add that she is hardly ever wrong but when she is wrong she is completely wrong ??? (I am assuming about that 1 person???) Well guess what when I am wrong which is hardly ever :) I too am completely wrong!!

5. I was engaged at 18, married at 19 and a mother 3 days before my 20th birthday. Engaged October 1987, Married January 1988, New Mom November 29th, 1988.  Then on December 2, 1988 I turned 20.  ( I thought I had better give you the dates for those of you who were trying to add it up!)

6. I came from a family of S’s Shari, Sam and Susie, My husband Tim came from a family of T’s. Tim, Tonia and Trent. We thought it would be nice to continue the tradition plus it made it a lot easier picking out names. So we have Travis, Tadd, Tiffani, Troy and Tyler. Turns out it can be kind of confusing and tongue twisting at times when you add it to our last name Tonner. I really liked the name Tanner but we decided we just couldn’t do that to a kid… Tanner Tonner. .. I thought it would be easy to learn to spell…. Instead he became Tyler.

7. They say that over the years a couple starts to look like each other. I actually see that in a few on my friends. I am afraid that Tim and I will never look alike. We are just way to different to start with… he is a foot taller than me, doesn’t have a weight problem, brown eyed to my blue, dark to my light and quiet to my not quiet. Lucky for us opposites attract.

Real quick I have flipped a car, almost ran over my Dad, won a yodeling contest,went over a ski jump, drove over a mailbox, broke my ankle and leg at Pine Lake which has earned me a steal plate and numerous screws, and was nicknamed “Chuckles” on my High school Basketball team.  Oh and I pretty much have the same hair style as I did in my 7th grade  pic and Senior pic.

See I told you I wasn’t very interesting, just very wordy!

Now for my awards in no particular order…

1. My Niece Amy at Treasures in Jars of Clay

2. Tara  at My Life with 6 boys

3. Julie at Life with the Lehmans

4. Vanessa at Lynndavid

5. Jessica at Fiechter Life

Hopefully you guys all read my blog and are now informed at the honor that I have bestowed on you. I look forward to your interesting facts!!!

Have a great day!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Motivation


I will keep this short tonight.

After weeks of trying to be faithful and exercise

Be faithful and write everything down that goes in my mouth

At which for weeks I have failed miserably…

I have finally found my motivation…

I tried on my swimsuits for Spring Break…

Lets just say not a pretty sight.

I now have a few options…

1. lose some weight

2. exercise and tone up

3. wear my cover up the entire vacation ( Also known as my back up plan)

4. buy a new suit that makes me feel good  NOT happening, not that I haven’t looked through a few catalogs :)

I am now on day 4 of sticking with my exercise regime, writing down and staying with in my points. I have 5 weeks from today.

Can I do it???

Or will I have to go with option 3?

At least my swimsuit cover up is cute and comfy…

and Black! Black is slenderizing you know

Time will tell!

What motivates you?


Thursday, February 3, 2011


Well we had 3 marvelous snow days!!

But I fear they are over now.

But then again tomorrow is Friday and I love Fridays!!!

I love snow days, I always have but since I started working full time

I have a new appreciation for them.

Here are a few pics from the last few days.

Driveway clean up


We don’t mess around… tractor and blade also got in on the action.


Troy is moving cars to clean the parking area, very appropriately dressed for the weather. HA


He was having a hard time… Tiffs car was stuck on an ice patch.


I changed my calendar… I think I am going to love February!


January was sort of hard on me!


I worked out every day with Leslie ( Leslie Sansone DVD’s)

I have been enjoying a new favorite…


Been cooking Healthy and low fat.

I know it looks disgusting but it is delicious….

red peppers, onions, fresh mushrooms, egg whites, potatoes

Tiff made it into a smiley face!


I decided if we were cancelled today I would make the blanket that I have had material sitting in my closet for about 8 months.

I got the fleece on sale so I decided to make a 3 yd one for Tim.

Just took me a while.

Here it is cut and I started tying corners

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This is what the corners look like before I tie them. Some people cut the corners out. I prefer to angle them out.

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This blanket went fast.

I think I was done in about 90 minutes.


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And Folded! So Soft!

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Don’t worry I have goofed off plenty the last 3 days…

I just finished book 3 and started book 4. Nothing beats a good book , a fleece blanket, a glass of Sprite Zero and a bowl of popcorn on a snow day!

Life is good!!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

23 years! The Perfect Two 1/31/11

I am behind on this picture of the week thing so I thought I would play catch up….

Here is a peek at what is gracing my kitchen table


I have such a sweet husband!


Yep it is Anniversary time again….

23 very short years…



and now.


We haven’t changed a bit… Ha!

Now I realize we are not perfect but when I hear this song it reminds me how I felt 23 years ago and how I still feel today!!

Stay tuned if we have another snow day I have more pics to post.

Stay Warm!