Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Grand Poobah! IAN!

Ian Loves his family.
He has 3 beautiful girls.
Ashli and Alyssa are married and
 Whitney is all grown up (still living at home) working and going to school!

Luckily they have Trenton too!
Ian LOVES sports, so he gets to teach Trent everything he knows and loves.

Ian is one of the best Grandpa's I know!

Just look at this picture! I truly believe that All the best comes from somewhere inside when we have grandbabies! Everything that makes the world a little better place!

But the best example came from Ian! He has earned his Masters and is now working on his Doctorate.
Look dont ask me the details, cuz I am not sure!
I just know he is an inspiration to those around him!
THE GRAND POOBAH, seems to fit!

Happy Birthday Ian!
We love You!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

My Dear Friend Mandy!

Mandy is a sweet friend who I really enjoy chatting with. 
She has a cool head, I guess she has to, she has 6 kids!!
This is one of her favorite cookbooks (mine too).
We got together with Whitney (her sil my friend) and made some meals from here and froze them.
Whoo hoo for frozen meals when life is hectic!
She has a cute web site for her recipes,
which is great because I like love her recipes!
They aren't hard and I know they are good.
 I Love, love, love her sausage and peppers, love her smoothies and there is even one for Adobo.
Her mother in law is a great cook and has taught her some great recipes from
Puerto Rico.
Go here to see what she has!
PS I know she loves comments. Leave her one or two and let her know how much you enjoy her recipes!


Department of Education New Jersey
Tracking # 61132***
Said documents from BYU arrived.
All documents needed for teaching certificate in NJ gathered and sent today
via certified, reciept return.
In other words only
12 WEEKS to wait!
Maybe this time it will work out!

Friday, September 25, 2009

My SIL can bake!

Chrissy's Chocolate Carmel Brownies!!!
Ok are you ready for the tastiest, devilish, rich brownies you ever have?
Get ready!  I am going to share!


  1. 1 -14 oz bag of caramels (unwrapped)

  2. 5oz can evaporated milk

  3. 1 box chocolate cake mix (devils food, double chocolate, doesn't matter what kind)

  4. One stick butter mellted

  5. 1 cup chocolate chips

  6. mini cupcake holders

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  1. Put aside 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  2. In large bowl mix remaining milk, cake mix, and melted butter
  3. Grease the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan.  Line with foil.  Grease the top and sides of the foil
  4. Press half the cake mixture into the pan. It will be thick.  You can wet your fingers or a metal spatula to help you press it if needed.
  5. Bake 8 min.
  6. Melt caramels with 1/4 cup evaporated milk in microwave.  Stir until smooth.
  7. Pour caramels over baked cake mix.
  8. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the caramel.
  9. Distribute remaining cake mix on top.  You have to kind of crumble it around or break off little pieces and drop it on top. Pat down batter and try to push it around to cover. Dont worry if every spot isnt covered.
  10. Baked at 350 for 18 minutes.
  11. Cool. Put in fridge till cold.  DO NOT TRY TO CUT WHEN WARM!!!
  12. Lift foil out of pan with brownies.
  13. Peel off the foil and cut into small bieces on cutting board.
  14. Put into the mini cupcake holders.  If you dont they may stick together when left out at room temp.

David had a good week!

David had a great week!
If he were here I would make this for him!
It is his Favorite!!!

I would love to give credit for this recipe...
If I am not mistaken it was in
Simple and Delicious Magazine from Taste of Home
you can go here for more information.  I really like it!
Fiesta Chicken

  • 3 Cups cooked and cubed chicken breast  (short on time? buy a rotisseri chicken)

  • 2 cans cream of chiken soup + a splash of milk to loosen it

  • 1-16 oz tub of sour  cream

  • 1/2 cup salsa (or to taste, some like it hot!)

  • 1 can diced green chiliis (they are mild)

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, (more if you want) save 3/4 cup

  • 2 bell peppers diced ( I like to use different  colors-thense fiesta!)

  • 1 onion chopped

  • Adoobo to taste ( I really like this stuff) [if you cannot get Adobo then go here she makes her own, so good!]

  • 24 Corn tortilla sliced nto 1 inch strips

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl except for 3/4 cup of chees and tortilla stripss.  Add a splash of milk so it will blend better.
  2. Spread some mixture on the bottom of a 9x13 pan. 
  3. Add A layer of tortilla stripss.
  4. Layer sauce agaian continue until all ingredients were used ending with sauce.
  5. Sprink resered cheese on top.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly approx. 35 to 45 min.
We serve with a nice salad and refried beans, sometimes when we have a big crowd we serve spanish rice.  If Arli is around I have no choice!

So get this party started! and enjoy!!!

Good Morning!

Yes, morning!
I am not sure what keeps me up.
I have a book I read, isnt that supposed to help you sleep?
I do my usual TV watching, that is NOT working.
My mind is racing!
Really I feel like I am in the Indy 500.
Laps and Laps and Laps
NO ONE going Anywhere!
I have been around a race track before,
it was exciting of fun.
But when your home needing to sleep and your mind cant stop, what do you do?
Yes, there are some sleeping pills to help if needed.
not helping, at all!

I am messing around here, praying thoughts will leave and sleep will come!
Sleep tight , Dont let the bed bugs bite!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bobby Boy!

My nephew Bobby turns 17 today!
He is a mixed martial artist, wrestler, boxer?!
Ok, so truth be told I am not sure what he does,
BUT I know he wins and I know it looks hard!

It takes a lot of hard work to be a winner like Bobby!

Happy Birthday Tough Guy!
Love ya!
Your Tough Aunt! {{snicker}}
P.S. great job on the Picture Les!
P.S. If you want to see the video let me know and I will get it to you!  It is awesome!

Monday, September 21, 2009

The New Look

Do you like my new look? I Love It!
I guess when you can't sleep working on your blog gives you something to do.
Do you see the changes?
OK silly, not the obvious ones,
but look along the side.
I have wanted forever to get all those "buttons" to be more compact.
I swear the went ALL the way from here to Florida.
Well, anyway a really long way.
By the way a BIG shout out to Lindsay from Thats so Cuegly for helping me find the codes!
Thanks Lindsay!
Now what I am going to do is follow the blogs.
I am kinda getting in this crafty,
sewingly (OK, I know that's not a word, but it works here)
kind of mood.
I thought you could help me.
Lets read these blogs and then you can tell me which ones you really like and which ones I should remove.
But you gotta know, if I like it, I keep it. {snicker}
If you have any that you love, let me know.
Until I get that Teaching Certificate I got a lot of time on my hands!
Will my new program work? LETS SEE!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Where do they come from?

I took a break from Law and Order tonight because it was a rerun, aren't they all this week?
I decided to jump on the computer.
(I didn't actually jump on the dang thing because then it wouldn't work at all anymore),

Here is an interesting place to go.
I was looking at my blog and decided to look at this map on the feedjit live traffic feed.
Now I know I am not some amazing blog writer,
I don't have family all over the world and
my pictures aren't spectacular.
However, it is AMAZING to see where people have come from to read my blog.
I am sure most of it is on accident, but golly it is fun!
Maybe someday it will be covered with followers, browsers and friends.
I'll let you know, now back to Law and Order.

I didn't win it so I bought it!

A mere $5.50 for the pattern.
They will e-mail it to me.
I don't have to wait to get it in the mail.
I hate snail mail!
In fact I haven't checked my e-mail yet today, it might be there.
Now do you think I will find my sewing machine pedal?
Oh wait, I guess I should look for it and stop complaining about not finding it.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Korean Drama I Dream It!

The Road Home!
If you want to watch it go HERE
but I must warn you it can become quite addicting.
Happily they are so much more morally clean than the ones we watch here in the USA!
You should try just one episode for your self. You'll see!
I have a TV station that shows them. But I am not happy with the the new Drama so I might be sitting at this very computer (notice Verizon guy thinks its OK to use said computer right now) and watch a new one.

I love the drama. I have watched others.
They make you laugh and cry (OK sometimes) but it is a different way to look at things. Reading the translations will give you a good laugh too! I realize I have it pretty good because I don't have to sleep on the floor every night. I hate seafood and they have seafood pretty much for all meals!
UGH! I guess I would have to get used to it!

High as the Sky, Wide as the Earth

Here is the one I just finished. I really enjoyed it. I think they calm me!

Two Wives

This one looks interesting. You know the one where the husband was getting a divorce, and found a cute young thing to marry.

Before things could be worked out, he was in a car accident and has

duh duh duh.....



you can find most Korean dramas on
Yes they are sappy and a little goofy now and then. But it sure beats some of these shows on TV. Just try one for me! find one you wanna watch, I will watch with you and we can discuss it! SO FUN!!!! Thanks for listening too my little nutty passion!

Go find your favorite...On your mark, Get set, GO!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Oh My Computer!

Verizon is for the BIRDS!
Verizon can't decide if we need a computer or not.
One moment we have it...
One moment we don't!
Here I sit at the Library.
The girls RAN (no joke) to the teen section where the parents aren't allowed to be.
Like I said,
Verizon is for the Birds!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Happy Day!


I get a book of my choosing!!! Now to start choosing!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Produce Galore!

Fresh from our garden!

Rick is a Great Gardner!
I have to give him a lot of credit!
I love going outside with him and looking at the garden as it grows and grows.
It is fun to pick the vegetables as they ripen.
My favorite are the cherry tomatoes. They don't make it into the house, I eat them straight from the garden. MMMM!
Corn, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, bell peppers, chili peppers, basil...
I am so proud that we could harvest such a bounty.
I just wish I could can it.
Anyone know how to can a great salsa or spaghetti sauce?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


As you can see from the posts recently that my family is large and getting larger by the day.
Although I dont THINK anyone is expecting a baby right now we have 3 young ladies that could.
But just remember the term YOUNG.
I thought I would put our Birthdays here on this blog until I could figure out a way to keep them on the side, so we can all remember the real dates
(I cant tell you how many times I got It wrong!)
If you know how to keep a list down the side of my blog please let me know! Thanks!
And Happy Birthday!!!
Tinney Tribe

Amanda 3/13/84
Sam 9/2/88
Bobby 9/23/92
Sadi 12/10/93
Cody 1/12/96
LeeAnn 10/1/70
Bob 6/12/62
Ethan 11/13/04
Tytan 12/2/06
Witty Worden's

Ashli **12/20/85
Adam **6/2/84
Ali **9/7/88
Kali **7/2/08
Whit **8/25/90
Trent **10/29/1999
Ian **9/30/67
Lesli **11/23/67

The Loud Family
David **5/14/87
Arli **2/8/89
Jake **9/4/86
Danie **1/26/92
Taylor **12/27/95
Lorri **9/3/65
Rick **5/5/63

Team Tanner

Lindsey **10/2/94
Nikki **3/31/96
Austin **7/23/00
Shelley **4/19/73
Len **7/17/69

Thee Tanner's

Preston ** 8/24 /04
Tracen **1/26/06
Kelci **7/14/08
Terra **4/3/82
Nate **9/6/78

Friendly Fellows

Hayden **10/4/98
Tanner **5/3/01
Breckyn **11/19/03
Caison **7/7/07
Tiffany **7/19/75

Grandpa and Grandma Elaine

Elaine **12/17/**
Dad **12/6/**
This is in NO way meant to take away the fun from your own birthday when I post i t! We just need some kind of reminder for now!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Alyssa Lee

Happy Birthday to you!
Can you believe she is all grown up with a beautiful baby?
It is true!
I love that we almost share the same birthday, I just wish I was only 21 again!
Happy, happy birthday Ali!
Love you!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Nato Potato Head!

Nathan, Dad and Justin
It's sad but true!

Thats what I called my younger brother Nathan for a good portion of his life.

Why on earth would a kindly, older sister insist on giving her younger brother of 13 years such a name?

It could be his given name...Nathan gave me the idea.

Or it could be I was so desperate to find a nickname that was different I went to great extremes.

But truthfully it was none of the above.

It was simply the size and shape of his head.

I know, it isnt nice to tease a hairless child with the head the shape of a potato.

But it fit him sooo well!

I promise it was all done in LOVE!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Nato Potato Head!

I love you!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Birthday MOM!

To my dear mom,
thank you for giving birth to me even though it meant being in the hospital on your birthday!
Thank you for teaching me to be kind.
Thank you for loving me no matter what I seemed to do!
Thank you for teaching me we will be together again.
I am glad I know families are forever.
Happy Birthday!
I love you, but most of all


This is Jake! My son-in-law!
He has a birthday today!
He shares it with my mom, lucky guy!
I have one boy and three girls.
One day Arli tells us she is getting married!
We are so lucky that she picked Jake!
Now I have two sons, so fun.
He is funny and smart!
(notice the "thinker" pose!)
Best of all he likes dogs!
(well maybe that isn't the best...but it is true)

Happy Birthday Jake!
I love you!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

You Can Have My Day Preston!!!!

My Dearest Preston,
Your 5 year old, you cutie!!!!
I am such a terrible Auntie!!! I love you, A LOT, but I forgot your birthday!!!!
Your birthday was on August 24th.
I am sure you had so much fun!!
How could I forget that?
So instead of telling funny stories about me because,
(today is my birthday)
I am going to give my birhday blog day to you!!!
mabe i will make up for it!
sooo, here it goes!
Your such a smart funny little guy!
You look like your daddy too!
I can even prove it!
Here is a story about you writen by your daddy.
(who loves you very much by the way!)
"Terra (Prestons mommy) sells things on ebay and does really well with it. She is a great bargain shopper and turns around and makes a good profit. So our kids will see things that she has bought and will show interest in them.
Sometimes, when they are toys, they will originally think that they must be their toys. Well today we were driving in the van when Terra sees Preston pick up a toy in it's box and Terra tells him to put it down because it is for ebay. Well after hearing this about several items he askes us if he can go over to "ebay's house" to play with all the neat toys.
For who knows how long, Preston has been thinking that we have been two-timing him and buying some boy named ebay all sorts of neat things and he must have been wondering why we keep buying this boy so many more toys than he gets and he hasn't even met him.
The poor boy thought we were showing favoritism to a boy who doesn't even exist."
I hope your birthday was amazing, JUST LIKE YOU! I love you Preston!
Kisses from your old and forgetful Auntie!

The Temple

You could win this print- beautiful, Right!!
Good Luck!
Wouldnt ta be an amazing print to see when you first walk in yourhome?
Rick would LOVE IT!
Wish me luck!
anyone keeping track of my losing streak?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Miss Sam!

No this is not a model (although she should be)
this is my beautiful niece Samantha!
What a sweet girl!

A smile that could light up a room!
An independent young lady who knows what she wants and is going to get it!
Go get it SAM!
Happy Birthday!!!
Love ya lots!