Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Charades and Sledding

(Sorry can't get the pictures to move to the bottom of the post.)
So we got here last night which we were happy to be out of the car. After dinner we played games with Joni, Abby, Connor and my dad. The game I think we all enjoyed the most was charades. We decided to make up our own things to act out. I wish everyone could have seed Rich trying to act out "Ariel" from the Little Mermaid. Or me trying to act out an "Walking in a valley and then drinking water". Now you all have to remember that we have an age group ranging from 61 to 7. We had such a good time and are looking forward to playing again tomorrow night with Josey and Jill.

Then this morning we decided to go sledding. Of course we didn't bring any winter clothes. So we found mismatches of everything and put them all on. Thanks to Grandma Jill, Nathan now has snow pants. Nathan loved being pulled on the sled he would say, " 1, 2, 3, GO!!!" After sledding for a while I took Nathan in and Rich took Abby, Connor, Josey sledding. Abby came in shortly after that and said that Rich was "Way to Crazy for me." Rich did get a turn riding on the sleds. When he came in his face was soaking wet and freezing. So tonight we are eating nachos, playing domino's and another round of charades.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Change in Plans

So last night we were heading up to Michael Jay's for ice cream with some friends and our car wouldn't start. Finally we got it started but we are afraid that something is wrong with the fuel pump. So we are taking it in on Monday and we will see what they find out. So here is a Smile Box of pictures and a video of our Thanksgiving in Idaho.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Time is Here!

I don't know how anyone else fills but I can't believe Christmas is so soon. It seems like November flew by and December is too! Well we leave for Idaho in the morning so when we get back I will update about Thanksgiving and Christmas. We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Love, Tomlinson's

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


So I tried posting this Smilebox a couple of weeks ago but it didn't work due to size of it. Hopefully this one works.

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Monday, November 2, 2009


So a couple of weeks ago we had a mouse in our house. Yuck! Nasty little things, I can't stand them. So the other day I thought we had another one and I couldn't believe it. I was down in our extra room grabbing the meat I brought in from the freezer. As I was walking back in the kitchen and I heard a sound coming from across the room. It sounded like metal softly being touched by finger nails. The first thought came to my mind, "Oh no , a mouse!" So I tip toe back down the stairs and look over our extra box spring mattress, and this is what I see! Nathan must have followed me down stairs and slipped behind the box spring before I turned around to come back up. The noise was Nathan being oh so carefully unloading and stacking daddy's pop cans. The box spring sold so now our little man can't hide from mom again.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

No more SCARY Vacuum!!

So the past couple of month's our vacuum has been having some issues. It makes a really loud, high pitched noise while you vacuum. Not joking the neighbors that live across the street can hear when we vacuum. So vacuuming is something that I hate to due and Nathan does not like it either. We have been talking for a while that we need to just go and buy a new vacuum, not a Wal-Mart one but a high quality vacuum. We have had 3 bagless vacuums in the past 4 years, I will just say we a not fans of them. I have been hesitant in wanting to get one due to the price of a nice one, but the day came when I knew we had to do it.
I decided to vacuum while Rich was at work, normally I wait until he gets home so he can take Nathan outside. Well after vacuuming the living room I noticed Nathan wasn't in there. I turned the vacuum off and I could hear a soft whimper coming from the kitchen. When I went in Nathan was hiding in the corner by the trash can saying, " All done mommy, all done mommy!" I almost broke down in tears, the vacuum is scaring my little boy. So the next week we headed to town and got our new vacuum. It is a Riccar and we love it, you can actually fill the suction while vacuuming. Our beautiful new blue vacuum. (Sorry can't flip the picture.)Nathan helping daddy.

Now we have a cleaner house and Nathan even likes to push
the vacuum and help, rather than running away.

I'm So Glad When Daddy Comes Home!

So the past two months have been long. So many things going on and Rich being in harvest. So the following pictures you will be able to see how happy Nathan is that his daddy is home. As soon as Rich gets home from work Nathan is attached to his hip, or should I say bum. Lately Nathan enjoys pushing Rich around the house, with his hands on Rich's bum he pushes with all his might. Also Nathan has been poking Rich in the bum with his little fingers, it is quite funny seeing Rich leap into the air while walking down the hall or standing in the kitchen. Before Nathan fell asleep he was combing his fingers through Rich's beard, it was so cute!
Didn't everyone know that daddy's forehead is the place to drive your "TRUCK!"
Rich was drawing a truck for Nathan the other night and
Nathan had to be right there while he was doing it.

The handsome men in my life.

Nathan and Daddy getting ready for bed had to get a picture in the process.
Oh I love these guys so much. It has been so nice having Rich home and not being gone all the time. Nathan loves having daddy home to play with, I think it is because mom doesn't make the truck or tractor noises like dad does.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

7 Visits

Can you believe it we have been a total, as a family to the doctor 7 TIMES this month. Nathan was first this month with a sinus infection. Then 3 days later Rich and I both went in and we both had sinus infections. Then a week later I took Nathan in for his Well Check, but after telling them that the previous day he had a fever and wouldn't play at all, just wanted to be held they decided to check him for the the flu. Yes, he did have it so we were stuck in the house for 5 long days. Luckily he didn't have a fever again or throwing up, just acted like normal.

Okay now that is 4 times in 2 weeks. Then at work a tongue of a trailer dropped on Rich's foot. Ouch!!! After x-rays they didn't think it was broken just sprained. He should be going in again soon to get more x-rays due to the swelling. So now he is wearing a walking boot, and just hating it. Now yesterday we took Nathan in again to the doctor's office for his Well Check, finally. He got two shot's and only cried for 30 seconds. What a good boy he is, the nurse gave him a sucker and before we were to the car it was gone. Then this morning I woke up with a horrible cough. So again we headed to the doctors office. Luckily I don't have the flu but the doctor put me on a low dose of Tamiflu since Nathan had the flu earlier this month. Also I am on an antibiotic and cough medicine. So another 3 days locked up in the house.

All I can say is that I am so happy we have insurance, the Tamiflu was $18.00 with the insurance. I couldn't believe it, talk about someone else rolling in the dough. Well we hope everyone else is doing well. Thank goodness this is the last day of the month.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Do!

So I did it today I cut off 8 inches what do you think? I called to tell my parents and my little brother who is 11 you can hear him in the background. "Oh NO!!!!!" Rich's comment when I told him, "You have got to be kidding me!" Nope I'm not.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Tired and Playful Little Boy

So today I put Nathan down for his nap, after 10 minutes of crying for Daddy this is what I found. I think it is so cute I just had to take a picture. Now for everyone that doesn't know Nathan loves to play in Rich's and mine closet. Mainly due to all the shoes that mom has. We could sit all day by the closet and have Nathan changing which shoes mom wears.
Here is is trying to crawl out dad's side of the closet.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Harvest Time

Things have been so busy here. Harvest has started we are almost 4 weeks into it and 40% done. YEAH! This year has been extremely hard on Nathan, he is having daddy with drawls. Last week I was returning some items to the library and could hear Nathan in the nursery just crying and saying "Daddy , daddy, daddy!" (Yes our little man in in Nursery, he is getting so big). My heart broke so I went in and got him and he spent the rest of the time with me in Primary closing exercises. So whenever we can we make sure Nathan and daddy have time together, yes which means sleeping in bed with us. When harvest is over, things are going to change I think we all need a good nights rest.

So Nathan and I are trying to stay busy with book reading, mowing the lawn, doing craft projects, couponing, and reorganizing the house. Hopefully when harvest is over we will have a cleaner, cute, and organized home.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Little Man

I had to post this picture of Nathan and Emma eating fruit snacks the other day. Nathan showing all of us that they are indeed in his mouth, and Emma with the sweetest face saying, "Mmmm so good!"So a couple of days ago I decided to pamper myself and repaint my toe nails. After I was done Nathan came up and grabbed the toenail clippers and decided that I wasn't done being pampered. He started mimicking my actions and clipping my toe nails. He even tried to file my toe nails. A family in our ward gave us a ton of board books that their children arn't useing anymore. As you can tell Nathan loves them. He had everyone of them out of the bag within 10 minutes. One of his favorite things to do is have book read to him, so daddy and Nathan have many hours reading already behind them and more to come.
I love this picture of my guys! Recently Nathan has been attached to Rich no matter where Rich is, Nathan is there. Either standing by him or sitting RIGHT next to him. Rich can move an inch away and Nathan stands up and moves the inch towards him and sits back down by him. I love these two guys so much!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Daniel Reese Edler

On August 29, 2009 Daniel Reese Edler left to go home with his Father in Heaven. Daniel was such an amazing little boy and brought so much joy to everyone around him. He has been taught by amazing parents who love him unconditionally. Daniel will always remain a part of so many lives. He is someone you can always remember as a joy and strength. We love you so much and can't wait till we see your loving face again!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Good Deals

I have a couple of deals that I wanted to post!
5- Fruit Snacks
6- Mini Wheat's
12- Keebler Cookies
10 Keebler Crackers
10- Hunts Ketchup
12- Chef Boyardee Ravioli
2- Ritz Crackers
2- Ritz Crackerfuls
Total Spent $44.13
Total Saved- $93.98
(last transaction were the Ritz items and ketchup total came to $0.08)

2- Kotex pantyliner
3- shave gel (travel size)
1- Renu (travel size)
1- Listerine (travel size)
3- Head and Shoulder (travel size)
1- Tide (travel size)
1- Aussie hairspray
1-Aussie gel
1- Aussie mouse
1-Aussie spray gel
1-Herbal Essenes shampoo
1- Herbal Essenes Conditioner
2- Herbal Essenes hairspray
Total- $13.83
Saved- $28.96

1- Welches Juice
2- Chinet plates
Total- $2.36
Saved- $6.00

Leap Frog Tag- 14.98
Saved- $35.01 (originally $49.99)

3- Kotex pantyliner
3- Colgate Kids Toothpaste (travel size)

Total- FREE

Run Brittney Run

Who would have thought "Me" Brittney would have ever ran in a 5K? Certainly not me, but I did surprise myself and entered in one. I have amazing friends here and we decided to enter in a 5K in October so we have been training for one. Well then we decided to do one in August. Let me just tell you I didn't run the whole thing but 90 % of it. See here is my number to prove I did it. This is the pre-picture of use before we ran Nichole, Becky, Starlie,
Jamie, Melissa, Nicole, Me, and Kim.All of us ladies in a row!The picture below is Jamie and I's last lap. After the race I did decide that I wasn't fully ready to run a 5K. This is the whole group of us that ran mom's, dad's, son's. Don't we all look so nice in our pink shirts, the run was to support Breast Cancer.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Camping at Silverwood

This past weekend we went with the Edler's to Silverwood to go camping and to the Water/Amusement Park. Although it rained 90% of the time we still have a great time. Those two guys are so cute, and Nathan had to include his puppy in the picture.Rich took Nathan on his first roller coaster ride. They have a little train roller coaster for the kids and Nathan and dad had to try it out. Rich said that Nathan did well on the ride only got scared the first time around.

Then we had to go and get ice cream, I think that Nathan enjoyed it more than Rich and I.

Sharing with daddy!

Now taking a big bite with mommy!

This has to be one of my favorite pictures. Rich was walking beside Nathan and next thing you know Nathan grabs Rich's hand.

Garfield came out to see all the kids. Nathan wasn't to sure of him at first but with dad's help we got a quick picture.

Rich and Reese on the zipper! I have a video of the guys on the Zipper but it won't download, so I will have it posted soon!
Nathan and Daddy at the wave pool. We only staid for 2 hours at the water park because of the weather.