About Me

I am married to a wonderful man. I am a L&D RN & love my job!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Pics

Friday, December 26, 2008


We had a lovely Christmas!! Small wonderful dinner!! The kids were stoked! Alivia (being a 3 YO), was so much fun!! I'm exhausted. Had to work for a few hrs. today but, it was all in all a wonderful time!! I wil post some pics soon. Gonna try to sleep now! Merry Christmas and Happy Things for the New Year to all!!

Monday, December 22, 2008


Seems like this was a LONG week! I have worked & worked...well, sort of! It's been a little slow these last few days but, I was there! LOL!! Now...3 glorious days off!! (Thanks, Kris)! Our Christmas dinner will be on Christmas Eve. I work on Christmas day but, that's OK! No one at my house is complaining! An early Christmas is fine with them! I'm really starting to get into it now. I believe I've lost that big grey cloud that was hanging over my head. I sure hope my work family will forgive me!! They are a wonderful bunch to work with & really let me know they care!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Helping Santa

My husband and I went out and helped Santa out by getting all the stocking stuffers! The stores were like a zoo!! We had a lot of fun together though. We don't get to see each other as often as we would like so, little things like this really mean a lot! He is such a special person and, I am thankful he is around!! I think he might be the only person who understands me....LOL!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


It's been cold!!!! Tonight the wind almost blew me off the road!!!! Big Storm blowin' in. That's what I hear! Oh how I would love to spend Christmas in Florida!!! Oh well!! They probably wish it would snow down in that neck of the woods!! I always wanted to see snow when I was a child. I grew up! It's beautiful (if you can stay inside the house and watch from inside where the heat is)! Actually, I love it while it's snowing. I even like to go walking while it's coming down but when it stops.....BRRRRRRR

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Here is the pic of our tree. Also...a picture of the redecorater! She decided she needed to remove some of the messy icicles!


So.... I found the icicles I made but, I think I'll leave them off the tree this year!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


That's what I like about Christmas!!!! I LOVE ALL THE DIFFERENT TREES!!!!! I love all the styles and most especially,.......THE COLORS!! I hear people tell other people that so & so has a prettier tree! You know what? If everyone had the same tree and the same decorations......why would you get to have so much fun checking everyone else's out? You could just kick back & look at your own.....LOL!!!!
I just did our tree! I like the messy icicles! I did make some last year out of clear beads.....couldn't seem to find them...hmmmmmm. I thought they were very pretty. They have to be around here somewhere...LOL! UH OH.........does Toni have a titch of craftiness in her? That's about it! A titch!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


So...I've had this real bad week! Didn't seem like Thanksgiving to me! So, I get home from work and my daughter shows me these pictures! YES! I HAVE AN AWFUL LOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Little Elves....too cute!!

So......These are 5 of my 13 grandbabies in the Elf Yourself Video! Zyon, Alivia, BreAnna, Gavin & Luke!! I wish they would let you put more in a video!! I think it turned out pretty cute!!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Celine was supposed to be this week but.......she has strained vocal cords and had to postpone! I bought the (very nice) tickets 1 yr ago today! I guess if I can wait a whole year, I can wait until February....LOL! Guess I'll just put up another pic of the fabulous Reba & Kelly to remind me how much fun I really am having!!! There......I feel better already.....LOL!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


I met an amazing woman today with the most adorable children. It really made for an uplifting afternoon! I have wanted to meet this special gal for a very long time! Her parents mean the world to me and are the best people I know so, I was not shocked to see how special she was and how special her children were as well!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Late Halloween Pics

 I got to see some of my grandkids on Halloween. I know these are late but, here are some pics! The Lion is Gavin. The pumpkin is Alivia. Yugio (sp.) is being played by Zyon, and the witch is Ashlee!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Happiness and Hope

OBAMA ROCKS!!!!! I am thrilled he got elected!! Maybe he can restore our country to what it used to be!! FDR managed. It took a few years but, at least there's hope it can be done again!!! If you don' t agree.....that's OK.....everyone has the right to their opinion. Please don't leave nasty comments....I promise not to leave any for McCain supporters!!! I do not judge people on who they support! People are either nice people or they're not and, it really doesn't matter to me who they voted for ..... as long as they're nice!!!! A lot of my friends don't agree with me but, we still get along great!!!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

I LOVE Halloween! I usually have to work and always wear a costume! Usually, I am invited to a party and can not attend (because off work). This year, I am off and, I have a costume. Well, guess what! No one (I know) is having a party....LOL!!! Guess I'll dress up and hope some kids show up to trick-or-treat! There is this trend of "Trick -or-Trunk" where people go to their church or school and the parents fill their trunks of their cars with candy and, the kids go and collect their bounty that way! The last 2 years, we have had zero trick-or-treaters show up! Do I really want to sit and hope? Dilemma! I'll keep looking for a party, I guess...LOL! Next year I'll sign up to least I get to dress up for fun and, we pass candy at the nurses' stations to community and employee children. My grandkids are going with their parents!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Birthday, Son (a little late)

Tonight, we had a birthday dinner for my son, Stephen. His birthday was Oct 12th but between all our very different schedules, this was the only time it would work out. I made spaghetti. That's what he asked for. I may not be very crafty or computer savvy BUT,.....I make a mean spaghetti!! It turned out very nice! I got to give hugs and kisses to their 2 youngest, BreAnna & Luke! They love their grandma!! It sure would be nice to see them more....along with the rest of their kids!!! I'll take what I can get's always worth it!!! Happy Birthday, Stephen! I love you, son and am very proud of you!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

talk about running

Yep, that's what I did last night! Run, run, run! We delivered 5 babies and tied someone's tubes in 5 hours!!! It was busy!!! ( There are only 2 nurses in L&D as we are a small hospital). Every thing went beautifully! What could have been very stressful turned out to be quite a nice shift!!! Have I mentioned I love my job?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

5 AM it is.....5 AM again! I have become quite the insomniac! The power went out tonight though. I was stuck with my flashlight and no heat! It's snowing like crazy outside! At least the power wasn't out for too long!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Reba & Kelly 10-10-2008

What a FABULOUS concert!!!!! I LOVE REBA but more importantly, I was so impressed with Kelly! I mean, I liked her alright but tonight, she was phenomenal! That girl can wail!!! These two together are GREAT!!!! So much fun!!!! Next month......CELINE! I can't wait!

Saturday, October 4, 2008


6 days (and counting) until the Reba & Kelly concert! I'm getting pretty hyped! Wow! Reba & Kelly this month.....Celine next month....can't get much better!


I am still trying to figure out how to move things around on this thing! Someday.....this blog might look like I want it to...LOL! I love this template but, I just gotta figure out how to make that pretty fairy be seen! I'll keep trying though! Bear with me....I'll get it.....or not!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Here Comes The Snow.......

I can HARDLY wait for the snow (she says with sarcasm)! Being born and raised in Florida and spending another 10 years there as an adult, I dread the snow! I remember the AC running on Christmas Eve in FL!! I spent age 13-28 in UT so, I do know how to drive in it! The one really positive thing I can say is....It's very beautiful! If I didn't have to ever leave my house, I could deal with it much better! LOL! At age 13, I saw it snow for the first time. I was so excited! The next day, I couldn't wait to go on my first sledding expidition. Well after about 2 hours, I was a popsicle! That was the end of my love of snow! I will probably never leave UT again, so I'll try to get used to it! Maybe I should let Autumn run it's course before I think about it again....LOL!!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

rough week

Wow....this week has been sooooooo busy! Mostly work....c-section week, I think! It runs in spurts! We won't have to do one forever. Then, all of a sudden....BAM! I've had to stay 2-3 hours late a couple of times BUT.........somehow, I still love my job! I love my patients and, they love me! It makes it all worthwhile! I'm so glad I chose my profession!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Mamma Mia!

I love that movie!!!! Saw it again today for the second time!!! Went with a Great friend of mine who hadn't seen it! I believe she loved it too!!!! I'll probably go again too!!! I've already put my name in to be notified when it comes out on DVD!!!! LOL!!!! I recommend this movie to anyone who just wants to have a little fun! There's a Sing-A-Long version out now! THAT would be FUN!!! Maybe next time.......

Thursday, September 4, 2008

work, work, work

Babies, babies, babies.........that's how it went tonight! You know, I have a great job! It is still thrilling to me every time I attend a birth! I just wish they wouldn't try to all get here at once!!!!LOL!!! That's how it always seems to be. Feast or Famine!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Deann Part 2

OK....Deann is alive.Drugs seem to be THE big problem. She was found in an abandoned home with a guy,and they were beating each other up. He was arrested for Drugs (meth), paraphenalia and domestic violence. They let her go......WHERE? Who knows. she doesn't have a home anymore! Why didn't they take her to a rehab or detox center or somewhere? I don't get it! That was 1 week ago. I still have no clue where she is, but she is still least a week ago she was.


My daughter, Deann, quit speaking to me. I really think drugs are involved. She has now disappeared. We reported her missing 4 days ago. No one has seen her, her phone is disconnected, and she also quit getting in touch with the other kids. Her friend tells us she hasn't heard from her in over a month. Last night when I got home from work, there was a message from a detective on my phone. Ashlee had already heard it and called the police dept. The detective will not be in until this morning, but they did tell us he was a homicide detective. I am worried!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

back to work

Mom is gone. Zyon's back to school, and I am back to work....for a few days! One more week off this summer over Labor Day! I have only been camping once this summer and am pretty upset about it!! Usually we go at least 3 times, but my husband (the workhorse) picked up too much work this summer! I know he means well, but he knows how disappointed I am and how grumpy I get when I don't get out of 'Dodge' once in a while! Oh well! Hopefully next year we'll go more, or I may get angry enough to sell the camper.....well.....probably not....LOL!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

MIL Part 2

We have had so much fun with my MIL! It has been a very good and much needed visit. She has done a lot around here, even though I keep telling her to stop! We didn't ask her here to cook or clean, but she keeps saying, "I like doing dishes!" I'm not sure I'm buying that one....LOL! She leaves Fri. I'm pretty sure we won't get her out this way again. Well......maybe I'll have to take a little trip to NY.....hmmmmm!

Friday, August 15, 2008


My Mother-in-law will be here tomorrow....well, I guess today. It is, after all, Fri. I am very excited to see her! It's been 3 yrs. She left here on sorta bad terms, but she and I have been in touch most of the time. My hubby has had some difficulty getting over the hurt she caused. I'm sure when they see each other again, it will be alright! They are both wonderful people! So.....we'll see how this goes! She'll be here a week. If you have a family, it's really important to stay close if at all possible. I have never been close to my own family. I've collected one along the way (a couple of different people) but have always wished my biological one was closer!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


I find myself really hooked on the Olympics! I always stay up late, but I can't sleep until I read! The Olympics are on so late, it makes for a late start in reading and, I go to bed even later! Oh least I can sleep kids are all grown! Some of my grandkids live with us but, they have a wonderful mommy that gets up with them! They don't wake me early! (Maybe they are afraid to......I can be quite grumpy early in the morning...LOL)!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I'm A Bad Mama!!

I cannot believe I have not shown off our most spoiled child! she is! (I hope I get the picture thing right...LOL)! Her name is Sadie Jey. She will soon be 11 yrs old! She is by far her daddy's girl!

This pic was taken by my 8 yr old grandson! he's pretty proud of it!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Here's To Family

Family......what is family really? Family are the people who love you for who you are....even if they haven't seen or spoken to you for 32 years! Don't get me wrong, I have a wonderful husband, beautiful kids and grandkids whom I dearly love!!! I also have some people who have recently re-entered my life who I'll always consider family! I hope they stay in my life as I Love Them Dearly as well! They saved my life and are very special to me! I used to wish they were my parents. Back in the day, I was 14 years old but, I looked and acted about 10...LOL!! (TRUE). Now, we're pretty much in the same age group, so I guess they'll have to be just special family members! They are too young to be my parents!

There is also one other person who has been like a sister to me for almost as long. She lived with us when her stepmom booted her out at age 14. We both had strange households that we grew up in and became as close as sisters. She is also FAMILY!

My point is.....none of these people have the same blood as me! Does it matter? NOT AT ALL!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

computer moron here...LOL!!!

Well, I tried to edit the names under the Photos so they were in the right order but, I just made them worse! So, I give up! The tiny baby is Stephen and Stacy's newest, Luke (named after my brother). The BIG family is Stephen, Stacy and the rest of their children. BreAnna is in Stacy's arms. The pic of the Beautiful Mommy &2 kids is Ashlee with two of hers, Zyon and Alivia. The blonde baby is Ashlee's 3rd, Gavin. The cute girl (or woman....ooh that's hard) alone is Chelsea, my youngest. The 4 kids (adults?) are: Stephen (my 1st, standing...arm in cast) sitting L to R are Deann, my #2, Chelsea (#4) in the middle and Ashlee (#3). This was taken Christmas 2006.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

No disappointment here

Well.....I saw my friends and I have to say.....They are the most wonderful people!!! We had a great visit!!! I hope to see them again soon and introduce them to my family! I wasn't one bit disappointed!!!! They do not judge me (or anyone for that matter)! I still love them very much and am thankful I finally found them! I don't intend to lose track again! I feel like they feel the same!!! It was a very happy and exciting time for me!!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Good Times

Well....I finally found some people from my past I've been searching for for about 30 years! They've graciously invited me to their home tonight. I am extremely excited to to see them. They meant more to me than I think I could ever express! It'll be great to see them again! I know I've changed alot and, that scares me a bit but if they are the wonderful people I remember, that won't matter.

My little girl (Ashlee) is trying out for AI tomorrow! I hope she can keep her nerves in check! She has a beautiful voice and if she doesn't get too nervous, she will do well!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

number 2

Well, I'm gonna try to put pics of my family! Hope it works!

Figurin' it out.....I hope

Hi! My name is Toni. I have a wonderful husband, Paul, and 4 kids. I also have 13 grandkids and a cute little dog named Sadie.
Ok....well.... I have no clue what I am doing! I see all these blogs on the net, and they are pretty cool! So, I thought I'd try! We'll see how it goes! Maybe I can get some hints from my cousin, Kate, who has a beautiful blog goin' on!
I am off work for 8 glorious days! We were supposed to go camping, but Paul ended up having to work. Now, I'm just gonna stay home and try to figure this blog thing out. I will spend a lot of the time with my kids and grandkids....and my sweetie when he is off!