Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I am getting so excited for the Holidays. I just love any excuse to celebrate and get together with family and friends. I also love when Justin gets work off and is able to be home with us. I love Thanksgiving to New Years. It's such a fun time of year. It's a good thing that I have so much to celebrate or the cold weather might me getting me down. Lately it has been extremely cold. Brrr. I am not a big fan of the cold/winter, but looking on the bright side it's a great excuse to cozy up to the fireplace with hot chocolate and a good book.Kamden and Karson have really been enjoying the puppy. The other day I found Kamden and the puppy cuddled up asleep in his bed. It was so cute. Karson thinks that the puppy is his new play mate. He tries to ride her, and rolls around on the floor with her. We are working on teaching him how to be soft to the puppy. It is amazing how quickly you can become attached to pets. She has been a really great puppy thus far and Justin is getting so excited to teach her tricks. I told Justin he could name her and he decided on the name Ellie. So it is official her name will be Ellie. She makes a pretty cute Ellie don't ya think?

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. With lots of good food and good company. We are sure going to miss you Jade and Megan!!! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The fun never ends!

There was two things in my life that I knew eventually would happen. One I was very hopeful for, and the other I dreaded. In this last week both have happened. One was very welcomed, and well the other I was hopping to hold off on. But it was bound to happen.

Saturday I went to the movie Twilight with my mom and sister Audra. I have read all the books and was so excited to go. I must admit I was a little nervous to watch the movie because when it is based on a book you never know how it will turn out. It turned out being great though! So if you haven't seen it yet, make sure and go.

After the movie I was driving home and my eye caught sight of puppies for sale in a parking lot. I had to pull over and look at them. Well looking turned into petting, turned into holding, turned into puppy love, which then turned into me buying and taking home my new found love. I had Justin meet me outside and together we took the puppy into the boys. They were so excited and it didn't take long for them to fall fast in love with her, including Justin. I knew becoming a dog owner again was eventually going to happen, and it was a warm welcome!

Which leads me to the second event I knew would happen. The dreaded one!! I mean having two very rambunctious boys and a puppy it was bound to happen. Yesterday morning minutes after Justin left for work, Kamden was running around the house with the dog running after him. Kamden thought this was hilarious and gets a little delirious in a laughing attach, trips over his own feet, and his head hits the glass coffee table. Luckily I was right there and picked him up and saw that he had split his head opened. There was blood everywhere. It wasn't even a question about stitches, it was a definite. I called my mom and we rushed to the nearest urgent care center. My mom was much braver then I was and she ended up staying in the room with Kamden while he got the stitches. While I wrestled with Karson in the hall way. Kamden was such a trooper and didn't even cry. The doctors told my mom that they would rather have 10 patients like Kamden, then one of their regular ones. They gave him some coins and he got to get treats with them out of a quarter machine. He was pretty happy about that. Today he is doing great. We have to go back and get the stitches taken out on Saturday. Good thing Justin will be able to go with him! Thanks mom once again for all your help! Your amazing!

So as you can see it has been a very eventful week. A new puppy and a boy with four stitches. The fun never ends!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

When Justin and I moved to New Jersey four years ago we had to leave our plants behind with my mother. She took great care of them! Since moving home we decided to bring them to our house. They have slowly been going down hill. My mom always teases me when she comes over how terrible they look and that she took better care of them. Whats the deal? I water them! They get enough sunlight! I take good care of them too! So what is happening to my poor plants?

The Victim!!

The Evidence!

The Crime Scene!

Aha CAUGHT! So now we all know what is happening to my plants! It's the plant bandit!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Snip, Snip, Snip!

Karsons hair grows so fast. He has the most adorable curls, and a lot of them. Before to long though it starts growing out of control and he starts looking more like a little girl then boy. So yesterday the curls had to go.

Before picture.

Thanks Mom for cutting his hair. You always do such a great job!

Yesterday Kamden and I were reading a book called Do Kangaroos have mothers. He was looking at the picture of the kangaroo and the baby kangaroo in its pouch and pointed to the baby kangaroo and asked me " what's he doing?". I told him that the baby kangaroo was riding in his moms pouch. He looked at me with his big blue eyes and said " Oh.....I wanna ride in your pouch ma? I explained to him that I didn't have a pouch only kangaroos had pouches to carry their babies in. He responded "Oh ma...Where did your pouch go? He was so worried about it. It is amazing how their little minds work. He cracks me up with the things he says.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Where have all the apples gone.

Tuesday we finally finished with our last batch of apples. It took us all day long but all the apples are canned. We made the most delicious apple butter and more applesauce. It has been a long process, but I have had so much fun with my sister and mom doing it. Lets just say we will be eating a lot of apples!

Last weekend my mom and I went on a road trip to Utah to visit my sister Tessa. I was able to leave my two youngsters at home thanks to my wonderful husband who took care of them all weekend. Also thanks to my brother Austin and my sister Audra for helping watch the kids while Justin was at work. We left Friday afternoon and got back late Sunday night. Us girls had so much fun together, and enjoyed watching movies, eating out, lots of shopping and wonderful conversation. Thanks for a great weekend mom and Tessa.

The weather has been so cold this week and the wind won't stop blowing. Justin told me that next month he gets to go to Florida for some training. Right on the beach! I must admit I'm a little jealous. This last week of crapy weather has really got me thinking about moving to Hawaii. Why not?

Here is some fun pics from this last week.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Visits, Flu bug, and Halloween! Oh my!!!

The last two weeks have been full of fun, and some not so fun. Just the very day after my no good very bad day my sister surprised us by showing up at our door. She lives four hours away so we always feel so lucky to be able to see her. We have so much fun with her. We were able to spend a couple of days with her. Then that weekend Just and I took the boys on a little get away to Boise, to visit Jade and Megan. We got to see thier cute new house. It was a great weekend full of games, food, and fun. Justin and Jade even fit in nine holes of golf. Saturday night we were so excited to go to Famous Daves BBQ, one of our favorite places to eat. We used to go to them in Michigan, and they finally have one in Boise!! Our weekend went by way too fast, but we had a lot of fun, and miss Uncle Jade and Aunt Mae Mae already! Congrats on the new house we are so happy for you!

Last week the flu bug hit our house. It's the nasty flu bug too. The kind that makes you wonder if you got food poising, But then 24 hours later you feel much better and a day later someone else has it. It went from Kamden to Justin to me. Luckily Karson still has not got it. I am keeping my fingers crossed!! I'm so glad to be done with that.

I am also feeling very lucky because we managed to plan our sick days around our Halloween celebrations. Thursday I dressed the boys up in their Halloween costumes and we headed out for an early trick-or-treat at a local business. We went with tu tu, Karlee, and Randy. It was such a great time. The building was all decorated and employees were all dressed up. The kids made stops along a marked path and got candy. Kamden was hesitant and just took everything in with wide eyes. Karson was just happy go lucky, along for the ride. They ended up getting a ton of candy. Halloween day I invited my family over to make cookies and decorate them. Kamden had so much fun rolling out the dough and cutting it into shapes. Karson had so much fun eating it! I had so much fun chatting with my Mom and sister. I love baking! The cookies turned out great! That night we went trick-or-treating and delivered cookies to family and friends. The boys were so exhausted that they feel asleep in the car while we were driving around. It was another great Halloween at the Johnson house.
Nana and Kam making cookies.
Mouth full of cookie dough!
Our little Pirate!
Our little dragon!