Friday, December 26, 2008


Just wanted to say hi and tell everyone that we miss the warm weather in Hawaii. HOLY COW I forgot how cold it can get. The other day it was -18 degrees outside and the wind was blowing so who knows how cold it really felt. We are here in Idaho for the holidays and are having so much fun with our family. During the day we are crafting, eating, playing games (Wii which is so fun as well as Guitar Hero), watching movies, playing in the snow. Then at nights waking up every hour with our little man, he is teething and it isn't very much fun for any of us. He already has one tooth and now he is getting another one. When we get back to Washington we will post pictures of our trip and ones from Thanksgiving. Since I haven't written in a long time I will give you a break down of what has been going on:- Nathan standing up against anything he can get his hands on- Nathan walking along furniture- 2 trips to the emergency room for Nathan with a 106 temp (scary but he is okay now)- Spending Thanksgiving with Family in Idaho- Seeing snow for the first time in 3 years, it was beautiful- Remembering that it isn't so fun walking outside while it is snowing and blowing. Brrrr!!- Snot freezing in your nose because it is so cold outside- Pushing people out of the snow when stuck in the middle of the road- Driving down the road sideways because of slick roads- Having to buy snow tires- Having Christmas 1 week early, not wanting to haul all the presents down to Idaho and then back to WashingtonWell again we miss the warm weather in Hawaii! We hope everyone's season is wonderful and filled with joy and love.

Love, Tomlinson's

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Joy in our Life

I have attached a video of Nathan and Rich playing with the tractors. It is so much fun to watch Rich and Nathan play together. He is such a joy in our life and we love him more and more each day. We have been so busy lately doing crafts, talking in church (so glad that is over) getting ready for Thanksgiving and the Tomlinson Christmas Party. Rich just installed an Air Filtration System in his pick-up. After he was done we went for a little drive and it was awesome. We leave next Wednesday for Idaho we are so excited about seeing family but not the long car ride. We can't complain though it is so much cheaper than flying for 6 1/2 hours from Maui to Salt Lake and then driving 4 hours up to Idaho. Nathan is growing so much and he is so much fun. He has such an amazing personality and he makes us laugh so hard. So I have a cute little story about him. I was at my friend Melissa's house the other day working on a craft. I left Nathan inside playing while I went out side to sand my project, it took me about a hour or so. When I got back in Nathan saw me and was so excited. He kept kissing me for 15 minutes, now his kisses include the tongue and slobber so I was a little water logged when he was done. It just melted my heart knowing that he missed me so much. I will post pictures of my crafts and sewing projects soon, I having so much fun doing them. Love to everyone!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mom is SORRY!

So this weekend has been crazy. I made Rich and Nathan both sick, yes I made them. First I made dinner Saturday night, Broccoli and cheese soup. Yum I thought but it made Rich sick, he finally felt better Sunday night. Then Sunday night I accident left a bottle out for longer than 2 hours. ( for everyone that doesn't know formula can not be left out longer than 2 hours after being made). Well I took a nap while Nathan was. Nathan woke up screaming so Rich fed him the bottle that I left out and another one. Nathan went back to sleep I woke up and then Nathan did. He seemed fine he ate his dinner which was carrots and played. Then he was drinking his bottle before he was about to go to sleep and he sat up and threw up. All over, Rich was dry heaving and I was covered in puke. We then realized that I left the wrong bottle out for Rich. Yes, mom is sorry to her boys. they both are fine now and we wont be having broccoli or sour milk for a long, long, long time.
Although we do have some good news, Nathan is crawling now and into everything. Yes we "Love It" as Wheezy would say.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

On Halloween day we had a Fall Festival at the church for the kids that are not in school. Here is a picture of all the kids that came. There is Nathan in his Superman costume.Yes Nathan was Superman imagine that. He was having so much fun playing with my cups that I was using for the game at my station.Here is Nathan with his friend Emma, she adores him. Every time she sees us she gets so happy. As you can see he is sharing the cups being used the the game.They also had a pinata for all the kids. Nathan was so excited when he saw so we gave him a try, he loved it. Okay so we were soup and rolls last night so Nathan was joining us and eating rolls himself; off my leg. Yes, there were more on the floor then in his mouth but he was happy so that is all that matters. Rich went to take a picture of him eating and as soon as Nathan saw the camera he gave us a smile. Then every time we would say "Smile" he would stop what he was doing and give us a grin. Here is another smile for the camera moment. We love him so much and can't believe how big he is. He is crawling now and is into everything. We love it but it does keep us on our toes.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

HOORAY Harvest is Over!!

So harvest was officially over Friday night and we are so glad. We went to Outback to celebrate on Saturday and Nathan was being such a cute little man. This has been Rich's home for the past 48 days he has become quite fond of it and she has taken good care of him. Yes, it is a she and her name is Loretta!! I don't think I have ever seen a Pixall before so for everyone that is like me here it is. This is what cuts the corn and has given Rich so much grief this year.

Thursday I was able to go up to Hayden to see Bart, Carrie and Megan's Family. Carrie, Megan and I got to do a little shopping in the day, which was so much fun. I can't wait till girls weekend! Then I staid the night at Megan and Tom's while they went out for their anniversary. The kids and I had a little party of our own, we had pizza and watched movies. Aren't they all so darn cute?
Now with sleeping in a King Size bed you would think you would have a lot of room, funny funny! I did sleep in between Nathan and Brynley and by the end of the night we were pretty close.
For FHE we went to a pumpkin patch outside of Pasco and we had so much fun. It was the first time for everyone. Here we are on the hayride out to the pumpkin patch.

Here's my little man and I striking a pose for daddy.
Nathan telling us "Look they are almost as big as me, and they are everywhere!'

My first pumpkin, just my size. Lately Nathan has been sticking his tongue out and we finally caught it on camera!

Now I would have to say this is one of my favorite pictures. I asked Rich what they were doing and he said that as soon as a truck drove by and hit his jack-brake Nathan turned towards the sound. So Rich was telling him about when he used to drive one. Nathan is so alert and aware of so many things around him.

So this is a look at what we have been up to, talk with you soon!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sewing, Haircuts and Halloween

So lately I have been doing some quilting and sewing to stay busy. I made a quilt for Rich's boss whom is a new daddy. What a good guy he is he likes John Deere just like Rich. As you can tell from the colors they had a boy! It was actually really easy to make and now I need to get one for Nathan, made but I have a couple projects for him I need to get done first.

The fabric was so thick I had to pull the yard through with pliers but
I finished it in about 4 hours. Now I have one project done for Nathan. We needed to make bumper's for his crib,
without fail his arms and legs would be sticking out of the crib. I did it like a
rag quilt and I thought it turned out quit cute. Now if I do it again I will add about 3 inches longer on my measurements do
to my our mistakes. The bumper is a little snug but it works great and
when I find Nathan awake he usually is liking the fabric.
Oh, what would we do without little boys?One of Nathan's favorite things to do is go on a walk. Today he was getting a little cranky
so I got the stroller out of the car and brought it in the house. As soon as Nathan
saw it he instantly smiled and was ready to go. Since it is a little chilly outside
he gets to wear his jacket and hat. He looks a little out of it he was almost
asleep when we got home. Now for the "In need of hair cut" part. I pulled off his hat and there
you have it CRAZY HAIR! I can't wait until Thanksgiving
because Rich's mom is going to show me how to cut it. I just wonder what he is thinking, maybe
" Yeah I like my hair, I'm cool mom!"

Oh memories of Sears, and Hawaii Monsanto Halloween! Don't I look so cute?
You wouldn't be able to guess but I am actually sitting down on a chair.
It was so fun to give candy to the kids I even had some afraid I was really that fat! My manager Onassis, sorry I can't flip the picture. Not sure what he was,
everyone just thought he wanted to show off his muscles for the ladies.
Don't think the wig helped out any!!Rich got his whole crew to dress up and go see everyone in the office.
They were a hit and kept getting requests from different office personal
to come to their department. They drove around all day to
show off their good looks.

Dandy the Summo Wrestle, Ward the Bar Maid and Rich the Ballerina.

They look so darn cute!

We miss all our Maui Ohana and can't wait to see you all again soon.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Storms of Life

I don't know how church was for everyone today but I loved Relief Society. Our lesson was on "Stand Fast through the Storms of Life" as probably was everyone's lesson today. We were talking about trials, tribulations, death, and all heartache we go through in life.

Why? I ask all the time do we have to go through this, then I have to remind myself in Helaman 12:3 it says "And thus we see that except the Lord doth his people with many afflictions, yea, except he doth visit them with death and with terror, and with famine and with all manner of pestilence, they will not remember him." So without the hard times in life we wont remember him and learn from our mistakes and become stronger children of God. As we become stronger we will be able to "Stand Fast". This was such an amazing lesson and I know I wouldn't be here without Joseph Smith and the trials he went through. Knowing that he made it through such hard times, makes it easier for me to make through my trails.

Well we love you all and hope your day was as great as ours.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

So Much To Say!!

Well we have finally received our household items. It took 47 days for them to get from Maui to little old Connell. Yes, we did have a couple things damaged and are in the process of filling out claim reports for the damage and lost items. Personally I think the whole process is dumb but what do you do? Anyways, I would have posted pictures sooner but in the hustle and bustle of the movers bringing everything in the house, me taking a lot back out and into and storage unit, a baby shower, project day at the church with other mom's (can't miss that day), grocery shopping and filling buckets of hard white wheat at 7 in the morning at 34 degrees I miss placed the cord to down load the pictures. I kept telling Rich that I know where it is but I just can't remember. Well I didn't technically remember I just happen to open a cupboard in the bathroom ( 1 of 10; I know awesome) and there is was right were I put it. So yes we have been busy, we totaled the hours that Rich has worked form Sunday to Friday and we were at 115 hours. The only sane way to look at that is, the paycheck will be nice. Although that is starting to not sound as good. Nathan and I are so ready for Rich to be back in our lives, we miss our daddy and hubby.
So I posted earlier that I do not like harvest time, well that is not all true I love all the different smells. I was driving on some back road Friday and I smelt so many different things. First was sweet onions, then green onions, potatoes, alfalfa, just plain dirt, and sorgrum grass. It is amazes me that within 5 miles you become extremely hungry because of all the smells.
This picture actually is of Nathan tonight getting ready for the tub. I thought is was adorable when trying to pull the shirt off his head and it wouldn't come. I think he almost looks like a nun, what a ham.
This picture is also of him today, I laid him in our bed because mom needs a nap too! Doesn't he look so comfortable, he was out like a log. By the way those are 18 month PJ's I can't believe how big he is getting.So you all know that Rich likes to keep his hair short. Well since we left Idaho he hasn't shaved or cut his hair, due to the clippers floating over here on a boat. Rich got home late the night they arrived and he cut it off. Nathan and I were beginning to not like dad kissing us, Nathan would push away and it would poke my nose. I told Rich that he should have kept the Mohawk it looked good on him. LOL

How could you not love this little man? If you can see I was originally taking a picture of his hair because he woke up from a nap and had some pretty wild thing going on.

Nathan is loving to feed himself although he does make a little mess. Since I know what he is thinking I will interpret (tummy full, yep I will smile for you any day, now when is bath time). He is so darn cute!!!So as I posted earlier me going to Project Day. There are a couple mom's in ward that get together every Friday morning and do any project that they might have. I am in the process of making Nathan bumpers for his crib. Nathan was getting frustrated that he couldn't get around like the other kids so I let him place with the measuring tape and he was happy. He seems to the happiest when he has something he isn't suppose to have, go figure!!!! For example tonight I was folding clothes and I went to pt some away and when I came back he was almost sucking on a dryer sheet. I gave him a different toy and took the sheet from him. He looked at me like "How dare you?" and then started to cry. What can you do but laugh!!

This is one of my favorite pictures, 3 generations of Tomlinson's. We love Grandpa Tomlinson so much are so glad that we have Rich and Nathan who get to be just like you.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Harvest Time

Oh how I do not like harvest time. Rich has been working 18 hour days, there are potatoes, onions, carrots, apples, all types of fruit on the roads; and crazy drivers. Rich tells me he loves his job but is ready for harvest to be over. Nathan and I are also ready for harvest to be over, we miss our daddy. Luckly I have some really good friends here and I love it. I am so happy we moved here and I hope tht we are able to stay here in Connell. I just finished a quilt for one of Rich's bosses whose wife just had a baby. It is cute I must say, I have taken pictures and I will post as soon as I can. We miss everyone from Hawaii so much and hopefully we might be back this winter!!! Let's hope and see what happen's. Hope to post pictures soon, lets hope that our household items will be here soon.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


So I having a difficult time with my blog.  I can not get my background to change.  It will change for 5 seconds and then go right back to the two stars.  Can anyone help?  Please I am ready to go insane.  

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

We are alive!

So I have to hurry! We are alive and well, hopefully we get our things soon. We love our town we live in. Please e-mail if you want our address and phone number. Will write more soon. Love, Rich Britt and Nate

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Moving again!

If everyone didn't already know, we are moving back to the mainland. We are so excited and sad at the same time, we will miss our friends but are looking forward to all the things we have missed. We are moving to Washington State, not for sure which town but hopefully Connell. Trying to find housing over the phone and internet is a pain in the butt, but we are progressing and hopefully find out today if we have a rental in Connell. Rich is already in back in Hawaii and I will be flying back on Monday the 18th. We are not bringing Nathan back due to the short time we will be there. We fly back out to the mainland on the 21st. So he is staying with his aunt's and they are so excited. Well we will miss everyone so much and I can't wait to see you all soon. Only 4 more days honey!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Getting ready for the fair!

Tonight we went outside to see all the animals. My brother and sister are getting ready for the fair so we look pictures with the sheep and horse. I don't think Nathan knew what to think when he was on the horse. He looks a little scared, but really he was hungry. Isn't are little man so handsome. My little sister Joni who is 6 said that "Nathan is a chunk of cuteness." He is getting so big and we can't wait to see daddy only 5 days for mom and 9 for Nathan. We love and miss you daddy!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Like my tongue?

Nathan's new thing is sticking his tongue out. It is so fun to watch when he wakes up in the morning, he smiles and out goes his tongue. In the pictures he is with his Aunt Jenny. Also he loves to have his burp rag in his mouth.

Doesn't he look so handsome and so big?

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Favorite Pictures!!

Here are a few of my favorite pictures of our family that I just love. All of them are of us camping. We love it so much and enjoy being around our family. I hope you like them as much as I do.

Rodeo and Football

So we went to the rodeo again Saturday night and it was so much fun. As you can tell by Nathan's smile he liked it. For some reason this is the new smile he has sometimes and I get a kick out of it. I actually took this pictures and figured he wouldn't smile but I was wrong and I love it. Look at his cute little cheeks.

This picture is of my little sister Josey.

Now doesn't Nathan look like a true football player. He loved the helmet and could not stop looking at my little brother when he was in all of his football gear. Watch out boys here I come!!