Monday, December 31, 2007

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Home for the Holidays

What a great Christmas. Although missing my family this year was obvious, I had such a great time with Nate and Hailey. Nate's family has great traditions that were so fun to be a part of. We ate WAY too much food and treats, which is ok, because it's Christmas. Right? Christmas Eve, we had our Pajama opening party which was a complete blast. And even though we are adults, Christmas morning was still majical. Hailey had a blast walking around to see (and help) everyone open their presents.We had so much fun with family and friends and we hope you all did as well. My poor inlaws were blessed with our constant presence this week when the day after Christmas, our heat went out and left our house a mere 62 degrees. Brrrr. So, we stayed at my inlaws in Orem for the past three nights along with everyone else who was staying there for the break. Yes, i'm sure my mother in law let out a huge sigh of relief today as we walked out the front door, returning to our now fixed and warm house. How easily we take things for granted! No heat? Last time I checked, that was something you needed in the middle of winter in Utah! Thank goodness it's working again!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

luvin' the snow!


Yes, she loves it! I took her outside today to let her play in it for a while and at first she just stood there with this huge grin and giggle. She loves to stand at the front window and watch it as it comes down. I love it for her sake, but i'm not a fan. Especially when I have to be out in it. I hate the feeling that when you sit in your car, or stop moving for a breif moment, it cuts through your bones and you shake uncontrollably. The worst! BUT, I do remember loving it as a child. So, in that case, I might as well enjoy it since I know my kids will! :-)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Shopping issues..

So, i'm sure most of you have this same problem. I saw on my friends post that she was venting about this and I figured I needed to as well. My big question is, 'what do you get your husband for Christmas?' First of all, I KNOW what he likes and some of what he needs, however, it's usually the same stuff that he gets for EVERY special occasion.. clothes, shoes, movies, etc. The problem is, I can't buy movies. He doesn't want to buy any till we know what he wants eventually, Blue Ray or whatever the other one is! SO that's out. Now, clothes. He is particular with pants. They have to be a certain width at the bottom. How am I suppose to know what width that is? He always measures with his fingers put in the hang loose position, but he has MUCH larger hands than I do. T-shirts? He loves them. But let's be honest, it's winter! Basketball shorts? Loves them too.. But since I always end up getting the same things, he has a million pair! Sweatshirt? I could do that. But what else? I'm struggling! AND the fact that I only have a few days left of shopping and haven't started one bit on him is a little stressful! :-) Help!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


For those of you planning or thinking of babysitting someone's dog, pay close attention. Last week, we had a flood in our condo that we rent. Due to the damage, our renter ended up having to go to a hotel for a while. So, being the nice guy that Nate is, brought the renters dog home, offering to watch it for a while till the condo was fixed. The very first day, the dog attacked Hailey. I thought that maybe Hailey had startled the dog, knowing the dog was not use to children. Although, Hailey was really good with him, as I made sure of it. It broke skin in one spot leaving welt marks on the rest of her face. We thought maybe it was just a fluke. Not paying attention to my instincts, we kept the dog around. The next day, once again, it happened. With Hailey not even close to the dog, it lunged at her and attacked her. For the rest of the time while we were trying to get a hold of the renter, we kept the dog away from Hailey. The night the owner was coming to pick the dog up, the dog was running around all the while that Hailey was minding her own business playing with mom's wallet. The dog struck again, with no signs AT ALL of being provoked. I was sitting right there when it happened. A mother's worst nightmare. The results of the last attack threw me into panick. If any of you are planning on dogsitting for someone, please make sure the dog is use to children and is not a territorial dog. Here are the results:
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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Exciting, yet Exhausting!

So, as most of you know, Nate and I found out a while ago that we are expecting #2! We have been very excited as most people are with such news. I am currently about 10 weeks and at my 8 week mark, started having some complications. After a visit to the doctor and to make the story short, we found out that we were pregnant with twins. However, we had lost one of them and therefor I was put on bedrest for a few weeks. Yes, bedrest with a one year old is pretty much impossible, however, I have some great friends nearby who have been such a huge help. I want to thank all of you for your love and support. You have no idea how much it means to me and how much you have helped my little family! So, that's the big news with us lately. I can't wait to get past it and be back to normal... is that possible? I don't know, hopefully we'll find out soon! :-)

The Johnson's

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I finally did it. I was at a Christmas Sweater party tonight and was basically TOLD that it was time for me to get a blog. I told myself I wasn't going to because of the rediculous amounts of time I have already been spending online lately. That's all I needed was one more thing besides my email and Facebook to keep up with! So, here I am. It's 11:00 pm and I'm sitting here getting the excited feelings of getting this blog started, all the while wondering how I went from one extreme to the next. I have great friends to thank, you know who you are. I'm already headed towards further connections with friends and family. Isn't that what life is about? Thanks girls! I owe it to you! :-)