Friday, July 19, 2013

 My step sister Brandie passed away this past week. We will miss her so much. She was always happy and smiling.

Brandie Bracken Tomlinson (1981 - 2013)

Brandie Kaye Bracken Tomlinson, age 31, returned to the loving arms of her Father in Heaven on July 13, 2013. Brandie was born August 18, 1981 in St. George, Utah. Her parents are Kirk and Tammy Bracken of Enterprise and Bernice and Brian Stratton of Hurricane. Brandie was raised in Enterprise and Hurricane where she attended Elementary, Middle School, and High School. She graduated from Hurricane High School in 1999. She worked really hard at the various jobs she has had and was a real "people" person. She loved people and they loved her. She married Wesley Joe Tomlinson on February 26, 2009. They have 2 children, Zoey Bernice Tomlinson and Toby Joe Tomlinson.She loved spending her childhood with cousins in Gunlock, catching crawdads and polliwogs, and climbing the sandstone cliffs. She has always loved the outdoors and going hunting and fishing and riding 4 wheelers.She enjoyed life and having fun. She made friends wherever she went. She genuinely cared about people, and did all that she could to help them. She has touched many lives and was a friend to all.She loved all of her family and always wanted them to be close and happy. Her children were her pride and joy.Brandie is survived by her parents and her beautiful precious children Toby Joe and Zoey Bernice Tomlinson; brothers and sisters Holly Zitting (Grant) of Eugene Oregon, Heidi Baker (Jason) of Logandale Nevada, Tiffany Neibaur (Brian) of Cedar City, Kade Stratton and Beau Stratton (Stefanie) of Hurricane, Wesley Kirk Bracken (Aubrey) of Hurricane, Tyler Jay Bracken (Kristy) of Toquerville, Brent Bracken (Tasha) of Enterprise, Aubree Bracken (Louie) of LaVerkin, Gary Bracken of St. George, Hunter, Haylee, and Allison Bracken of Enterprise; grandparents Gary and LaRae Farnsworth of Enterprise, Linford and Estella Bracken of Gunlock, Jerry and Darleen Anderson of Mt. Pleasant; several nieces and nephews, many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many many friends who loved her and will miss her. She was preceded in death by grandparents Dorothy and Winston Stratton, and nephew Gunner Wesley Bracken.Funeral services will be held Monday, July 22, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Hurricane West Stake Center located at 272 S. 700 W., Hurricane Utah. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30am prior to the services and on Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Hurricane West Stake Center. Interment will be in the Hurricane City Cemetery.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fun with Cousins

This past weekend, On our way home from Salt Lake we made a few stops. First in Enterprise for the night. We had so much fun visiting with everyone and the kids loved playing with the 25 cousins running around.
Bodel and Allie, She was so sweet with Bodel every time I turned around she was playing with her or taking care of her.
 The kids enjoyed a heated game of risk
 Then a fun Volleyball game
 and playing in the sand box.

 All the adults were sitting in the corner talking. We looked down and half the kids were sitting in front of us listening to us.

 Jason told them a few fireman stories. They loved the one with the guy that got glued to a toilet seat in a Wal-Mart bathroom.

 We did some fireworks

 and just had a great time
 The next day we got to join Adri for her Baptism
 and also Maddie in Cedar city for her Baptism. It was a great weekend.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Temple Square and the 4th

While in Salt lake we were able to go to Temple square and visit the conference center and the history museum. I had never been and it was amazing. The kids all loved it.
 Our sweet little tour guide, She grabbed Bristol hand and would not let go, She was a little nervous with the 8 kids we were toting around.
 The kids loved the roof of the conference center.
 We had a lot of fun at the museum, But the kids were done by this point.

 We had a great 4th of July. I some how deleted all my pictures from the 4th. So I stole a few pictures from my sister in laws blog. We went to Cherry hill. It is a fun water park. We had so much fun.
 Then we went to Famous Dave's for Dinner. We were all tired and sunburned.
 We had some fun at the park, and enjoyed fireworks with a bunch of family. It was a super fun day.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Red Butte Gardens

While we were in Salt Lake we stayed with Mindy and Spencer, Jason's sister. We had a blast with them. One day we went to Spencer work. It is on the University of Utah. Red Butte Gardens. It was amazing. It is so pretty. The kids had a blast there.

The boys always turn there heads when I take there picture.

Bodel loved this sandbox and was laying down swimming in it before we were done.

It was hot, and the kids loved getting wet.

Jason acting his age.
The boys may have caught a few ducks while we were there, and Baxter might have got attacked by the mother duck, because he touched her baby. But because we weren't suppose to be catching the ducks, We wont talk about that.

It was a fun day.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Fun Times

We are in Salt lake for the week. And having a blast. Today Temple Square with 8 kids. More to come.