Mattress advice

Posted by Tamie on Monday, July 21, 2008

We need to buy a new mattress and are soliciting advice. Anyone have one they LOVE? I think memory foam is too hot.
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I've been so bad about keeping up on the blogging thing... I think the foam matresses SUCK. We have a pillow top and I like it, but since I'm prego my back always hurts these days... so I'm not really the one to ask about mattresses.

I hope you are feeling better after getting your tonsils out. I got mine out a little over 2 years ago and it SUCKED so bad. I can honestly say it's worse than anything I've ever done. Even child labor...

Excel gym changed over to 24 hour fitness at Jordan Landing and I got a membership there. Childcare is free and I pay the same as I did at Golds and it's closer! YEAH! I was really dilegent for awhile, but the kiddos have been sick and I was out of town for awhile. I'm planning on working out the rest of this week. Wish me luck. Are you working out at Golds still?

Posted July 21, 2008 at 1:40 PM by Blogger The Thomas Family

Our mattress is over 5 years old, but we still totally love it like the first day we got it. I don't know brand (without ripping the sheets off--which I'm not willing to do at this point in my day). Anyway, if you remember the commercials where they set up bowling pins on the bed and then drop the bowling ball without disturbing the pins...that's the bed we have and love so much!

Good luck finding the right one for you guys!

Posted July 21, 2008 at 1:46 PM by Blogger Aub and John

Zip, none, zero...nothing. Considering we have and will have for many more years Paul's bed from his single years I can't help you. Tell us which one you chose because I would love to know!

Posted July 23, 2008 at 8:00 AM by Blogger Cyndi

We bought a mattress last summer and learned from many people and consumer reports that pillow tops last about a year (or less). We like the memory foam mattress that we bought- it has a fabric layer over the foam, and we have a mattress cover over the mattress so we haven't noticed that it is too hot. In our research we noticed that everyone likes Serta and Seally best. We ended up with a Kingsdown mattress that we are totally happy with (much more pricey than we would normally get) because we found a great deal when all the stores had to quickly liquidate all their inventory after new legislation on mattresses standards was passed last summer. Good luck!

Posted July 29, 2008 at 5:54 PM by Blogger J & E

It's awesome, it's the best . . .

Posted by Tamie on Sunday, July 20, 2008


We were watching Nacho Libre the other night and I can't stop laughing about the part where he tries to explain to the orphans how great his life is. They don't need to wrestle to have a great life. Just look at him. He wakes up every morning and makes soup, shops for food, picks up orphan chips . . . It's awesome! It's the best.

So, let's just admit it. Like Nacho, my life is not glamorous--AT ALL. I wake up in the morning, make breakfast, change diapers, do dishes, do laundry, put kids in time out . . .it's awesome! It's the best.

People love bringing up how Utah sells the most depression medication in the nation. My perspective on this little tidbit has changed a bit. Maybe we're actually not the most depressed, we just have this crazy idea that we shouldn't be depressed. We're suppose to love every minute of our lives and if we don't, something is really wrong with us. So, I'm learning to be more comfortable with feelings of fatigue, depression, boredom, suffering, and sorrow. Didn't the Savior himself weep on several occasions? Wasn't he angry, sad, hurt and even, dare I say, depressed?

When Ty says he's bored, I pipe right up. Most of life will be boring and hard work so if you don't learn to handle it now then you've got a long life ahead. So instead of being "depressed" about negative feelings I'm going to be more grateful for them.

Because I'm tired, I'm thrilled when I have energy. Because I'm bored, I'm easily entertained. Because I suffer, I can revel in good health. Because I'm sad, I can experience deeper joy. The time outs are what make those hugs and giggles so inexplicably wonderful. It's the BEST!

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I LOVE your perspective! You are so right, the contrast is what makes us appreciate all aspects of life! Thank goodness for opposition in all things! And that quote from Nacho Libre is one of our favorites too. SUCH a good movie!

Posted July 20, 2008 at 11:34 PM by Blogger Mindy

Thanks for the perspective on the downs of motherhood (especially with active boys!). I have a lot of the same feelings, thankfully the good days and good feelings more than balance out the bad ones!

Posted July 23, 2008 at 12:18 PM by Blogger Jeannie

Hats off to Ryan

Posted by Tamie on Sunday, July 13, 2008

I just have to give a little tribute to Ryan. When people have asked how we could have four kids so quickly--I know the answer immediately. It's because I'm married to Ryan. A husband who supports me and a Dad who genuinely loves and enjoys his kids. His colors once again shone through after my surgery. He was so self sacrificing that one day I even got mad at him for it. I was trying to get him to go swimming because he hadn't been able to exercise and I knew he wanted to. His reply amazed me. He said "I've made my decisions with the Spirit and I know I'm doing the right thing." His faith inspired me--his partnership has seen me through every painful experience since we first fell in love. And I see how blessed he is for his sacrifices. I see how the Spirit quickens his mind and ability to accomplish tasks more quickly and effectively to compensate for the precious time he gives to us.

So, three cheers for Ryan! Thank you for your time, your love, your humor, your creativity and yourself.
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I always love your post. Ryan is so great. You two are the perfect match. Do you have a pool in your backyard? I notice a basketball court and a gate around a pool. I can see why you have no need to go anywhere. It sounds like a wonderful summer (minus the surgery). At least it's over with. The boys are getting so big. Do you have a special smoothie recipe? I think I am going to bring the kids to Utah in September for Tyler's homecoming (if the price of tickets go down a little). It will be so fun to see you.

Posted July 18, 2008 at 11:47 AM by Blogger Cyndi

Summer Fun

This picture was suppose to be last because I hate giving the bad news first. But alas--I'm not sure how to manipulate blogger very well. I got strep two more times (making it 7 for the year) and finally relented to getting my tonsils out. It was about the most painful thing I've ever been through.
But the best news of the summer is next. Ryan took a leave of absence to work on his project at home for two months. We've been so spoiled. Even though he's working it just feels good to know he's there.
I think we make a million or maybe a zillion smoothies every day. It's a great way to trick the kids into some nutrition. They all hoard around what they call "the machine." (It reminds me of the Princess Bride). Everyone wants to scoop the ingredients, put the lid on, push the button. I have to make out a whole game plan telling them who gets to do what before we start otherwise people will end up seriously injured (or at least my ears will).
The uncles living it up at the Ritz Carlton in Colorado. Katie and I must have been getting our massages and pedicures. What an awesome treat from the greatest Dad!
This has got to be my favorite place to be. In the sun, by the pool listening to Ryan read to me. We've been reading the Septimus Heap books. So fun!
So we pull up to the Ritz Carlton in our trashy suburban with our crazy kids but they were still nice to us. The boys got these hats from the workers. What a fun memory. We've never stayed anywhere so nice: stickers on the toilet paper, marble bathroom, wooden floors, huge moldings, complicated bath knobs--wow.
Grandma Janet has been busy with her Curves business but we've loved the few minutes we get from all the family members who stop by now and then. We always anticipate Sunday dinner with the Heatons (picture yet to come).
It's been fun to invite neighbors out for fire pits and smores in the evenings.
We couldn't miss riding on Thomas the Tank Engine in Heber.
Tons of swimming! I knew I had to live by water. We're in the pool at least once a day. I finally bought a pool lounger this week and my big plans for the week are to use it as much as possible. There is so much fun within our own backyard that some weeks we get in the Suburban to go to Grandma's on Sunday and notice the church CD is still in the car because we haven't driven it all week.
That's my kind of summer (minus the tonsillectomy).
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Hi, Heatons! I just heard from Luella out of the blue, and I noticed that you guys on her blog. Sorry to hear about the tonsils Tammie- I did that a couple of years ago and it was not my favorite. My dr. warned me that it was less fun than child birth... though it will be a few months until I'll know how it compares to having twins. Hope you guys are doing well!

-Edna

Posted July 15, 2008 at 5:38 PM by Blogger J & E

Looks like you guys are having tons of fun! What a great summer. Too bad about the tonsillectemy... remember when I had mine? Senior year...you and Ryan came over with Jeannie, Devin and Darin and brought me a shake. Good memories!

Posted July 17, 2008 at 11:06 AM by Blogger Luella

Hey! I think I was on that shake run, too! I would totally bring you one if I could, Tamie.

Posted July 29, 2008 at 6:00 PM by Blogger J & E

Hey Heaton's! Looks like you are having a fun summer. Sorry about your tonsils, I hope that you are feeling better & stop getting sick so often. We miss you guys!

Posted August 5, 2008 at 11:07 AM by Blogger Rob n Em

Summer Friends

One fine day all the neighbor kids dressed up for a dance on the patio. Jordan snagged some pretty cute partners. Unfortunately, 5-yr-old Kaylie is actually "in love" with Tyran.
Anora has a big crush on Tanner. I guess her Mom often uses "you can't play with Tanner" to get her to do stuff. Tanner doesn't mind the attention.
Enjoying a neighborhood bar-b-q


The kids took soccer for a week in June. Jo is by Tanner and they have been superhero buddies who play every day. Brian is on Ty's right and they have really hit it off as well. We love our great friends.
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It's so fun to read about your family. It looks like you guys are having a great summer (minus your tonsil removal--bummer). You have an adorable family!

Posted July 18, 2008 at 3:25 PM by Blogger Aub and John