Friday, February 27, 2009

{So glad we are "frands"}

The only thing sweeter than this little Valentine is the little hand captured in the picture.
Dear Mom and Dad
I Love you and you are
my frand


Thursday, February 26, 2009

{Good-Walkin' Weather}

I exercised today . . . it hurt a little.

I am going to live.

Love, Tonia

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

{Anxiously awaiting}

"Mom, is the house done yet?"



{Lights, Camera, Action!}

I need some action! I did my "daily drive by" and nobody is working. But maybe they slept in (I don't blame them) and will be there later! Right? Surely.

The lights are ordered. . . I got a "little extra" for the bathroom.

What do ya' think?
Love, Tonia

Monday, February 23, 2009

{So So Close}

We have come a long way since this day . . .
Love, Tonia

{Hello Kitty}

I am a huge Hello Kitty Fan. Some of my best (and worst) childhood memories include Hello Kitty. My parents couldn't really afford to buy it for me from this store "Coach House Gifts". . . which is now Hallmark . . .or is it Hallmark and Coach House Gifts? Anyways, I had this friend named Erin who always shared her stuff with me. She would give me an occasional pencil or what not. Sweet, huh? Yeah, pencils used to be a hot commodity. I wonder where Erin is these days?

You can actually make these (not me, but you). That was the point of my post before I got sidetracked. Head over to!

Love, Tonia

{Guess What}

Guess What color Lily's room is?

That's right! Decatur Buff!
After 2 pinks, 2 greens . . . and some sort of rose, we decided to play it safe. I am not sure they have invented the color I was looking for. That is, if I even knew what I was looking for.
Thank you Lee Merry (the best painter ever ever!) . . . you are so kind.
Love, Tonia
It's time to pick out lights. Here we go. . .

{Mint Green & Sweet}

These little things really are the "greatest thing since sliced bread". I am seriously in love with mine. I am just so fascinated with how this thing could possibly work, but it does. An ipod day is a good day.
Love, Tonia
P.S. I know you people have probably had one for a century but I just got one. Allow me to celebrate.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

{Goodest Mommy}

Last night as Buddy was getting all nestled up for sleep he says . . .

Carson- Mommy, you are the goodest mommy I ever did seen.

Me-Buddy, you are the goodest buddy I ever did seen.

Carson-I love you mommy.

Me-I love you buddy.

Carson-Sweet Dreams Dinoco

{Severe Sinus Infection}

I just stopped by the office this morning to check e-mail I have been to see Dr. White this morning. He says I have a "severe sinus infection". I dont feel very well at all. I have been sick for about 3 weeks. . .I always put off going to the doctor. Why? I am an idiot. I guess I would rather suffer, which is what I have been doing!
Love, Tonia

{Paint III}

I knew it! I went pink . . .well, sorta' rosy pink. It will be a treat to see how Lily's room turns out . . . hopefully I will be smiling not crying.
Love, Tonia

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

{More color choices}

Pink or Green? . . . that is my big question for the day. I really like this green . . .but I truely am a pink kinda' girl.
Love, Tonia

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

{Praying for you S.W.}

This morning it only seems fitting for my post to be about sweet Noah Walker. Noah is such a doll. I will never forget last year at the Spring Fling my kids ran out of tickets and Noah says, "Here, you can have mine." I just teared up at such a gracious and kind spirit in him. It takes some of us years to be so giving and selfless. He has a big head start. God is going to use him in a mighty-mighty way.

My heart is so heavy for them. Each mile they drive they get closer to knowing what is in store for them. They have had some unbelievable hardships to overcome. Some that would or could cause you to question God. . . but they don't. They consider all things a blessing just as the Word says. I don't know alot, but one thing I know for sure is God has a plan and a purpose for the Walkers. I can already see how God is using their hardships to bless others. They handle all that has come their way with grace. They are kind-hearted. Generous. Loving.

Even amongst all the "turmoil" around them there is just some extra special feeling you get when you are around them.

God uses people who can help themselves and still be willing to do ANYTHING for ANYONE at ANYTIME. . . that describes The Walkers.

Pray for a miracle for them today.
Love, Tonia

Monday, February 16, 2009

{Paint Heaven II}

Living Room color. . . going a little darker in there. Why not. . . Right?

{Paint Heaven}

Benjamin Moore™ HC-38 Decatur Buff
This is my main color choice for the house. I love it. I am going to put it on the walls and ceiling with "double bone" crown. We'll see! I am trying to decide about some wallpaper for laundry room. Other than that I have chose carpet, tile, granite, hardware, and whatever else. Just talking about it makes me tired all over. Excited. . . but tired.
Love, Tonia

Sunday, February 15, 2009

{A Sweet Time}

{Baby Dedications}

Today I will spend my afternoon doing one of my most favorite parts of my ministry here at FBC. I will witness families making the commitment to raise their children for God. They will all kneel at the alter with open hearts and open minds and ask for Gods strength, wisdom, and courage to do the best they can for his glory.

It doesn't matter how old your children are I would love to challenge you to make this commitment. I would be glad to schedule this for you and your family.

It is a simple time with our pastor. . . with unbelievable rewards.

Love, Tonia

Saturday, February 14, 2009

{Chasing Pavements}

You know ever so often you hear one of those songs that you just cant play loud enough?

For the moment, this song is one of those songs. . .

Adele- Chasing Pavements

Go to and have a listen.

Love, Tonia
Happy Valentines Day

Thursday, February 12, 2009


My email address is:


I will be setting my blog to private real soon. I hope you guys may want to still check in ever so often! Just let me know by email if you would like me to ad you on . . . somehow!?!!???
Love, Tonia

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

{Buddy's B.F.F}

{Home Sweet Home}

I had a really great time, but I am so glad to be home!
I was able to learn soem new things, but hands down was the speakers and how they just spoke to my heart. I heard Godly men and women speak about raising our children for God not for Success. Tim Kimmels words pierced like a sharp sword. So true. So right. So important. Why do we ask our kids, "What are you going to be when you grow up?" Are we raising our kids for success? Are we raising kids that are passionate about a God who loves them more than we ever can? The books above are just a few of his things but I think they would be excellent parenting books.
Love, Tonia
I missed you guys.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Lori, Jacque, and myself are leaving in the morning at 9 am for the Childrens Pastors Conference in San Diego. Please pray for me and my family!
Love, Tonia
I will talk soon!