Thats right our house in now officially on the market. The past week we have been busy packing, painting, caulking, grouting, cleaning up the yard, rebarking the flower beds,trimming the trees and bushes, removing wallpaper, more painting , and just getting it all ready to sale. It looks great now. Justin and I wonder why we didn't do all this earlier. It is funny how you fix up your house to sell, then you move and don't even get to reap the benefits of all the hard work. You can check out our house at:
I flew into Jackson Hole on Monday night. It was a beautiful flight and I got a great view of the Tetons. My mom picked me up at the airport and we had a nice ride home chatting. It was very exciting seeing the boys again after being away from them for over a week. We are very excited for Justin to fly in this Friday!
Monday, June 16, 2008
It has been a very eventful past week. Last Tuesday night we hopped on a plain to fly to Boise Idaho for Jades (Justins Brother) wedding. Due to bad weather are flight was delayed and we ended up spending the night in a hotel in Minneapolis. We finally made it to Boise on Wednesday afternoon. Thursday we went shopping at the outlet mall and then us girls went and got pedicures. We went out for appetizers that night to a wonderful place called Barbacoa. It was delicious!! If ever in Boise you must try this place out! Friday we celebrated Kamdens third birthday and went to Ragging Waters. We had so much fun and the weather was beautiful. That night was the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. It was at a nice place called cotton wood grill. It was a nice night and we had fun sitting chatting with family and getting to know Jades inlaws. Kamden made a friend Laci (the flower girl) and they were so cute. It was very fitting seeing as though he was the ring bearer. They had so much fun together. Saturday all the family came for brunch. We had Kamdens cake and opened his presents. Thank you to everyone for making Kamdens Birthday a special day.
The wedding was Saturday night at a cute church on Boise Campus. I was so nervous that Kamden wouldn't go down the isle and take the rings to Jade. But when the time came he not only went down the isle he ran down the isle straight to him. It was so funny and very cute! He looked absolutely adorable in his little tux! The reception was at the Boise Art Museme. Before the reception my Mom and Dad came and got the boys and took them back to home with them. (My mom is watching them for this week so we can get our house ready to put on the market.) The reception was a blast and Justin and I had so much fun together. Justin was Jades best man and he gave a great toast to the bride and groom. He was so happy to be Jades best man! Congratulations Jade and Meghan! We are so happy for you and love you bunches.
So Justin and I flew back here to Michigan on Monday. It was strange not flying with kids and actually kind of nice. Usually it takes forever getting through security; it is amazing how much less you travel with when you don't have kids. I have been busy boxing things up and fixing things getting ready to put our house on the market. This weekend we will be busy repainting everything and getting all the crayon off the walls. :) I miss my babies but I am so thankful to my mom for watching them for me while I get what I need to done! Thanks so much Mom! You really are the best!
Last night I was able to go out to dinner with three of my close friends here. It made me realize how much I will miss them. This has been our life here for the past three years and now this chapter is ending for us. Three years ago we moved here. Kamden was only one week old. He ate his first foods here, and rode his bike down the sidewalk. Karson was born here. I paced these floors with him when he wouldn't sleep. He walked his first steps here. We went through the Detroit temple for the first time. Along the way met some wonderful people. We bought our first house and made it a home. We laughed a lot and cried some too. It has been a wonderful three years and it is sad to say goodbye. We are so greatful for all our many wonderful blessings here in Dearborn Michigan!
Posted by Johnson Family at 12:37 PM
Friday, June 6, 2008
So I am back and have a huge announcement to make but first things first. Little Karson is walking. He started to walk about a week ago right around the day he turned 11 months old. He is now walking all over the place!!! It is so cute to watch him because sometimes he will start walking so fast that his little body can't keep up with his legs. He is growing up way to fast! He is such a little bundle of joy.
So it is official. We are moving back to Idaho!!! Over memorial weekend Justin had an interview with Premier Technology in Blackfoot Idaho. They offered him a job starting on July 28th. We thought long and hard about it being the right move for us and decided that home is were we want to be. It was a hard choice, seeing as though Justin is in school. Justin called and accepted the job and the very next day Ford sent out an announcement saying that they were cutting all funding for schooling. So it looks like we made the right choice. We are so excited! It has been over seven years since we have lived back home. We will miss our friends in Michigan, and especially sad that we wont be here when my cousin and her hubby move.
Speaking of my cousin. Last weekend her and her husband came and stayed with us while they looked for a house to rent. It was so nice having them here and catching up with Celeste. Steve is a riot! They are a great couple and we are truly sad that we wont be able to hang out with them more. Its funny how things work out. Just as they are moving here, we are moving home.
Seeing Celeste again made me think of all the good times we had when we were growing up. She is a great friend. I am so glad that she has found a wonderful husband and has two adorable children. We will miss them. Who knows maybe they'll move back to Idaho someday too. ; )
It has been so warm here lately. We have really been enjoying ourselves outside. For memorial day we went over to some friends and had a BQ. Before to long the slip and slide was brought out and all the kids were having a blast. Especially Kamden. He wasn't shy about it at all but would run, slide, and get soaking wet. I had to teach him to wait in line till his turn but every time someone took a little longer to go, he would go for them! It was a great day that we got to spend with good friends, and we had a wonderful time!
Monday the boys and I went to Greenfield village. This awesome little historic village that is set in the 20th century. Henery Ford stated it and it has a tons of stuff from that era. We went on a train ride, a carriage ride, rode in an old model-t, we rode on the carousel, and went in tons of old fashioned buildings. We saw all the farm animals and even got to look for chicken eggs, then had old fashioned custard ice cream. It was such a fun day and the boys loved it.
Last night we all played outside. It was sooo hot so the boys stripped down to nothing and ran threw the sprinkler. Karson was very curious about the sprinkler but once he got close and found out that it got him wet backed away quickly. He was very curious about it though, and soon enough he was having a great time getting wet. Even Justin got a little wet!
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