Around 4 years ago I was buried in baby bottles, sleepless nights, and dirty diapers. (I'm not complaining by any means....if you know me at all you know that I cherished those "baby" moments and miss them like crazy now.) My point is, my friend time was at a big fat zero, and it had been there for a long time. I felt alone. One night at our in-laws Brandy and I decided to start a Bunco group. We rounded up 6 more girls and got together one day a month for bunco and "women food." It was so much fun!! And whom might you ask did I get to know in this group? That's right....Tonia.
Tonia is one of 8 siblings. 7 girls, 1 boy. I LOVE to hear Tonia talk about growing up. I have 2 little ones, and it seems so overwhelming at times. Bathroom time? Getting ready for school in the morning? Fixing meals? And my deepest fear......DISHES? I can't imagine 8! Tonia is such a sweet person. She thinks of the little details that people often miss or just don't have time for these days. I credit that to her loving, caring, always-thinking-of-others, fantastic, amazing Mom and Dad.
Tonia is also so talented. This chick can garden and floral arrange like Martha, and can also wield a sewing machine like a pro. She makes absolutely BEAUTIFUL tutus for little girls......
Another thing I love about Tonia is her determination. When this woman sets her mind to something, there is no stopping her! She decided a few months ago that she wanted to run a 5k. At the time Tonia ran about as much as me, which is another big fat zero. Ha ha. She began training on her treadmill this winter, and this past Saturday ran her very first 5k!! (Without stopping!!!) That is amazing!! Here is a photo of her and her awesomeness running the race: