Monday, December 26, 2011

My New Love Affair

It's not what you think. IT'S BETTER

For Christmas Jared bought me a Vita mix. For yrs, I've been drooling over them every time the guy does the display at Costco. It's the best blender in the world. What else can make soup, smoothies, ice cream, and peanut better. This blender can also turn grain into flour and knead my bread. Maybe one of these days,  I'll actually make bread. Probably not. LOL

Tonight I made tortilla soup. It was so yummy and healthy. I can't remember the last time I had cabbage. It only took 10 minutes and it was perfect.

Can't wait till tomorrow. It's ice cream day.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

El Paso Christmas

I never thought I would be spending Christmas in El Paso.  I didn't know where it was till Jared was stationed here. I knew it was in Texas, just not where in the state. I mean, who goes to El Paso??

But here we are together as one big family. Minus Justin, of course. Justin is probably sitting around in his underwear eating and playing the computer.

Tomorrow is the big day. Luke's been counting down the hrs till he goes to bed.  I should be enjoying it, but it just got annoying. Brit's already gone to bed for the night. She's been running a fever all day. Of course, this is the first time we decided to go out for dinner. I hope she's alright or it might be a mac n cheese night.

I'm really craving some nice juicy prime rib......YUMMY!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas cards

What happened to sending Christmas cards?

Did I miss the memo? Are people just not sending them anymore?

Today is the 16th and I just received my second card. For a while there I thought I wasn't getting any more. The one card I had was from my neighbor.

Hello Family???? Where are my freakin' cards???

Guess I'm old school..........

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What I Hate Today!!

1) I hate it when people send you and 60 other people a group message on Facebook. Then all day you receive comments of congrats. Don't get me wrong, I was happy for this person. Just not liking the 20+ emails all day long. 

2) I hate  that my kids are fighting all the time. It's driving me NUTS!!

3) I hate that we have to spend Christmas in EL Pitso.

At least we'll be together.  :-)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Getting my BIG butt in shape

Ok, I'm not sure if it was my outfit or my music that put me in the mood. Yesterday, I started my day  running....

I know, I said running!!! I haven't gone running in yrs. My sis, Jeni, is a runner. She's amazing and runs all the time. In this pic, she is either getting ready for the Rock n Roll marathon or the Ragnar. Either way, she is my inspiration.  She'll go for miles, me....just 2. I know it's not much, but I did it and survived. At least I know I can do it again.

I felt like Jeni too. I was trying to be like her. I wore the same purple top from Costco and listened to hip hop music. But after 2 miles, I felt like Tammy again. LOL

I went to the gym again today. I went to the Zumba class. BIG MISTAKE!! Even the old ladies were making me look bad. What's up with that??/ When did I lose my Skills?// I looked like a dumb ass trying to get my groove on.

Yep,definitely looked like a white girl. Probably, never had skills.

I looked so stupid there. I can't move my hips and dance at the same time. The teacher looks amazing. I would rather sit down and watch her. At least, I was the entertainment for the day.

Ok, think positive Tammy. I did however, burn a butt load of calories and want to go back.

What should I do tomorrow????

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Family Night

This yr, I wanted to make sure we made it out to see the lights at the Salt Lake City temple. Regardless, of your faith it's a wonderful and beautiful experience. Of course, I had to pick one of the coldest nights this winter. I really had no choice, because of my work schedule. Last yr, I put it off and we never made it. So I was determined to go, regardless of the weather.  20' out wouldn't have been my first choice.

Once we got there the kids really loved it. Lots of jumping around by all just to keep warm. We just couldn't walk fast enough. It was SO freakin' cold outside!!!

We were able to get right up next to the temple too. So of course, I had to take pictures.

Oh why can't I remember to bring my camera???? My cell is OK, but not the best quality.  Sorry about the pics.

After walking around we went to dinner at The Garden Restaurant upstairs in the Joseph Smith building. The food was so yummy. Once we sat down, I did some recon. I love that I have to remind my kids that we're in a nice place. Please.... oh please ....act on your best behavior.!!

I loved that we sat against the window so we could see the temple. Of course, Luke wouldn't poss for this pic. Every time I tried I would get something like this one. OH WELL .. We did managed to cram our food down to make it to the movie on time.
To top off the night, we watched a movie in the Legacy theater. It was a great way to remind the kids about the true meaning of Christmas. We're going to make this a new Stone tradition. I can't wait to share it with Jared.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tip For The Day!!

If a bottle of soap is in the shower, don't assume it's body wash.

It might just be for the dog.........JUSTIN!!!! 

OMG, I almost wet myself just now!!!

I know it can be confusing!!! LOL 
I can't stop laughing right now.........

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tardy Like Ususal

Well...I made it!! 

Saturday after Thanksgiving, we went sledding in Park City with The Fosters. As always, we had a wonderful time. The only downer were the lines. We showed up at noon right when they opened. We were hoping it wouldn't be that busy, but we were smokin' crack. Well, it wasn't at first. Then it started to pick up. Because, we're freaks and want to get in as many runs as possible. We couldn't get up the hill fast enough. We were SO obsessed with how long it took us from start to finish. I would time our wait in line. Usually, it was 15 minutes or so. Then it really started to jump. By then, our 2 hrs were almost over.....SO SAD!! 

I think we all turned into little kids in a candy shop. Smiles all around.  Overall, I think everyone had fun, EVEN LORD JON!! The best part was linking up as a big group and flying down the hill. I love to watch my kids smiling and laughing together. Having Jared with us was icing on the cake.  AHHH so tender!!

So cute!!

Who invited Rudolph???

Lord Jon of Cinnamon Ridge

Lunch time after a hard afternoon of sledding. Much needed food.

Emma Jo

Thanksgiving weekend was completely full of stress, fun, laughter, and tears. Can't wait till next yr!!