Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Finally...Our Christmas Festivities!

This year Christmas was perfect! We started off the festivities by putting up Christmas lights on our house. This is the first year we have ever done them, and it really made me feel like we were "home" for the first time since we have been married! On Christmas Eve, we had our annual "go to Grandma and Grandpa's" night.. The kids all got jammies and blankets.. SURPRISE! This year was especially fun because Grandma and Grandpa decided to get individual gifts for each grandchild and child instead of family gifts..They got Jeff and I a start on our food storage and gave us two months worth for four people, they also gave us the chart of what to buy every month to keep building it! We really loved that, we have been wanting to start it so bad, and they really gave us a head start! I can't believe how much they got for everyone, remember, thats 6 married kids and twenty somethin' grandkids! Thanks mom and dad, we LOVE you! After we opened gifts, Lisa I and the kids decorated sugar cookie ornaments. It was a fun night, and we didn't get home until about 10 pm.. we came home and really didn't do much, just the normal get showered and ready for bed and JJ was down for the Christmas morning count....

JJ was VERY excited to open gifts on Cristmas Eve, he was 'helping' grandpa hand them all out :)

We drew names this year, as we do every year, and Spencer drew JJ.. He was SO excited to buy JJ a gift, and as you can see, JJ was So excited that Spencer drew his name.. he LOVES Spencer!

Here we are making our sugar cookie ornaments... you know none of them got to the tree.. wierd.

JJ creating his masterpiece..
You can see in this picture that JJ was eating the decorations as I was putting them on.. this child is not crafty.. AT ALL!
Here is our finished green... snowman.

Christmas morning was so nice because we slept in until 9 oclock! JJ's not to the age yet where he wakes us up at all hours of the morning.. thank goodness! We had a good time opening presents with our little guy, it was just us three this year and it was very chill..just the way I like it!
Can you see Jeff holding JJ's arms down... it's cause we couldn't keep him away from the presents, and I needed a Chrsitmas morning photo op before he was touchin those presents!

The first present was opened, and you can see that I have no others until he is playing with the toys.. There was no taking pictures during that time as I was containing JJ's excitement and catching the paper as he flung it in the air for 30 straight minutes.... Down below is the ultimate Tool Bench gift, that he is in love with! He wouldnt stop playing with it, it was so fun because 'Santa' and I put it together on Christmas Eve, and brought it out all put together, it was so fun to play the fun part of the parent! He got so many presents, I can't even start, besides the fact that his birthday was 6 days ago.. This kids got it knocked!

Do you like that in the background there are still presents to be opened? Once he saw this, it was over... Until the Nerf gun got opened, then EVERYTHING else was invisible!
I totally LOVE this picture because I love the swirlie in his hair from sleeping.. that is the classic Christmas morning hair do!

Here is mom ( looking gorgeous if I do say so myslef, in her makeup from the day before) holding her loot.. Santa brought me an Ipod touch! I LOVE IT!! It is so fun.. Jeff got me some pretty rocking presents this year, I hope my gifts to him compared...

Here he is, holding the big one.. I got him a Giants team jacket and a Giants sweatshirt with flannel jammie pants.. He loves them :)

All in all, we had an awesome day, and I was SO sad to see it leave...but there is always next year, right???!?!?!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Dear Syd...

I tag you.
Are you happy?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


1-Where were you when you first found out you were pregnant? In my bathroom at home.
2-Who was with you? Niesha and Jeff
3- How did you find out that you were pregnant? I took a test becausemy mom tols me that she knew I was pregnant after she went with me to a dr. appt. She said she listened to me explain to the dr how I felt and she said "girl, you just told that dr you were pregnant, now go home and take a test!"
4- What was your first reaction to finding out you were pregnant? Excitment
5- Who was the first person you told? I called my mom and sisters.. Of course Jeff already knew.. and Niesha!
6- Did you plan to get pregnant? Yes
7- Did you tell everyone else right away? Yes and No.. we told most of our inner circle, but I waited until after the first heartbeat and ultra sounds just to make sure everything was ok
8-Was everybody happy for you? Totally.
9- Did you go out and celebrate? No, we just talked about our plans non stop
10- Did you want to find out the sex? Yep. We found out as soon as we could
11- What was the sex? He's a boy!
12-Did anyone throw you a baby shower? Yep.. My mom and sisters and some of my friends.
13- If yes, who? I just told you!
14- Did you get any outfits at the baby shower that you just knew you weren't going to put on your baby?Bahaha! Doesnt EVERBODY!?!?
15- How much weight did you gain? Well I lost 18 lbs my first trimester, then in the next two, I added 23 pounds, so I guess technically I gained 5 lbs haha
16- Did you lose all of the weight that you gained? All but skin! Thank God for an awesome hubby who was so willing to purchase some nip and tuck! haha
17- Did you get a lot of stretch marks?Not a ton... just the typical ones around my belly and hips.. but they got cut off, my next ones when I have another will be there forever!
18- What did you crave the most?I didn't crave anything much.. I was so sickened by smells, everything stunk!
19- Did you crave anything crazy? Not at all.. boring tag eh?!
20- Who or what got on your nerves the most?Everything always gets on my nerves, pregnancy didn't change a thing!
21- Were you married at the time? YES
22- Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? Not one, I was VERY lucky!
23- Where were you when you went into labor? At home after the appt to get my membranes stripped for the UMPTEENTH time!
24- Did your water break? Nope the nurse had to break it
25- Who drove you to the hospital? Jeff
26- Did you go early or late? Early. my due date was the 30th or something, I had him on the 19th...
27- Who was in the room with you when you gave birth? Just me, Jeff and the nurses and Dr... that's kind of a private sacred moment to me, that I just wanted to share with my husband!
28- How long were you in labor for? Labor.. 19 Hrs... Delivery about 30 minutes
29- Did you have any drugs for the pain? An epidural.. hello I AINT superwoman haha... It was AWESOME!!
30-Did you go Natural or have a c-section? All Vag baby! haha and not ONE stitch if I do say so myself.. K that was a little TMI hahaha
31- What was your first reaction after giving birth? I asked if his huge bump on top of his head would go away.. then I kissed him and smiled for the camera :)
32- How big was the baby(s)?8 lbs 4 oz.. and 19 1/2 inches long
33- Did your Husband cry? Um. No.
34- What did you name the baby(s)? Jeffery James Johnson
35- Does his name have any significant meaning?Jeffery is daddys name.. James is granpas middle name.
36- Did you have any visitors? my mom and dad and sister
37- Did the baby(s) have any complications? Nope just a massive bump on his head from the doc pulling him out a little funny! It was gone by the next morning :)
38- How old is your baby today? He just turned 2 last Friday
39- When is the next one(s) coming? Hopefully sooner than later....
40-If you could, would you do it all over again?Hells yes! He is my MAN I love him more than the whole stinkin universe... and then some :)
NOW I TAG Andrea and Rickell ( Just pick a kid to talk about Rickell LOL)

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Well, it is update overload time! SO much has gone on since I last posted! We had and awesome and yummy Thanksgiving, and we have spent the last four weeks remodeling our bathroom which is NOT done yet, and planning JJ's big birthday party, which went off with a bang! We had such a good time, I hope everyone who came did too! We did a barnyard animal theme, I think it turned out really cute. We ended up having to have the party at the church because it was so cold we couldn't have it outside like we had originally planned! My camera took a dive and I just had to go purchase a new one, which sounds like fun, but it really wasnt becasue I couldn't get the awesome Sony that I had, I had to downgrade a little, but it's ok! Becuase of my lack of camera, I couldnt take pictures of the fun snow storm we had here in Utah! It was absolutly beautiful and JJ loved it! We have so much going on, I can't even blog it all, my thoughts are TOTALLY jumbled! On an end note, I want to thank all you guys who took the time to come and share JJ's fun day with us! Les and Brad and the kiddos came, Joey, Andrea and Jackson, Kim and Dax and Emily, Connor and Wyatt and my in laws all took the trip from Vegas to come up here! We love all of you guys a ton and are so thankful to have family and friends like you.. Love all your guts!

Here is JJ with all the loot! This kid has Christmas in 4 days! And we always feel bad for poeple with birthdays so close to Christmas.. not anymore! This kid has an obsession with tools.. and he got plenty of them! Notice in the background, we hadnt even opened any other presents and he already had his drill and tool belt on! He got so many awesome gifts, and he loves every single one! My back living room is filled with them all.. He got tools, puzzles, tractors, and the coolest little cash register with money that he totally loves.. he thinks he is rich and walks around the house with the money in his pocket! He got a cute bowling set and baseball set... and the cutest little jacket that he rocked for church today! He also got a beautiful blanket that was specially made for him, it was so thoughtful and so much appreciated! He also got the cutest remote controlled tractor that plays music and he seriously hits the button 5 million times a day and does a little dance! This kid totally made out like a bandit! We are so overwhelmed by the love that everyone showed us and JJ and are so grateful for everyone in our lives!

Just a side note on this pic.... Grandpa and Grandma got him a John Deere tractor and hat, as you can see below.. He has to wear the hat when he works with his tools. He seriously will not play with the tools until his John Deere hat is on.. I think he gets that from Grandpa! My child has officially become a Utah hick.. he wears John Deere! hahaha
He was drilling the hair I was cutting off of Aunt Leslie's hair.. Jeff took aim at the perfect John Deere shirtless buttcrack Kodak moment!

Jeff and I got JJ his first Radio Flyer tricycle for the Big 2! He LOVES it, and is already getting the hang of peddling!

Wow.. Im lookin pretty hot in the background eh?! Here he is opening up his John Deere tractor and hat from Grandma and Grandpa!
Here is the awesome blanket that Rickell had made for him by her very talented mom.. It is gorgeous! Thanks a ton Rickell!
Here is cute Chloe enjoying her sandwich! She is so stinking darling!
Here is handsome Maverick ( aka JJ's BFF!) coloring away! He was so cute in his studly little hat!
Here is cousin Kolbey face painting for all the kids.. This is JJ getting a pink pig on his cheek!
Here is the cupcake cake I did... I thought I got acloser up, but I didn't! I got a cupcake stand and did orange and yellow frosting with barnyard candles.. There were pigs, cows, tractors, sheep and red barns!
On Friday, JJ's actualy bday, I brought him home a little cake form the store, and, well.. you can see how he felt about it!

Just a quick shot from Thanksgiving, it was raining like a TON and I let him go out and play in the rain... isnt that every kids pastime?! Everyone have a MERRY CHRISTMAS! We love you all and wish you the very BEST!!!