Sunday, August 22, 2010

Since its been so long.....

I will just sum up the last couple months with a little preview... followed by ALOT of pictures :)

-May: Started out normal (as normal as life is at 8 months pregnant!). My sisters, Mom and Andrea gave me the best shower with amazing food, friends and gifts! I even got a FUN surprise visit when Suzanne showed up totally unexpected! It was such fun :) Three days after my shower and 4 weeks early, Miss Ella Mae Johnson decided to make her entrance, and a grand one that is! After emergency gallbladder surgery and a horrific (to say the least) labor and delivery, I gave birth to my beautiful, perfect baby girl on 5/14/2010! For being 4 weeks early she did great! She was born on a Friday and we got to go home on Sunday.. that seems like a short stay you ask? NO.. Mommy had been in the hospital since the Tuesday before, so I was ready to go home!!!!

- June: Was a pretty chilled out month, I got to be home with the kids so that was wonderful! We made a little trip to Vegas to see Grandma and Grandpa Johnson, Aunt Leslie and family, and Joey and Andrea.. they all got to meet Ella for the first time! It was a fun trip.. we got to swim with the Motts and hang out with family, and even have fight night with Les and her family... quick and fun! Jeff also started summer school this month.. needless to say, NEVER AGAIN will anyone in this house do summer school :) This month, we also got Ellas newborn pictures and family pictures done.. I think both turned out great!!!

-July: 3rd, we wer able to go to Trevors baptism in Vegas and while we were there, we blessed ella at the same time. It was so fun to have the whole family there, including the Johnson's to share our day! That night, we joined in on fight night at Leslie and Brads and ate lots of good food and enjoyed lots of good company! On the 4th of July, we went to the parade and had a BBQ and fireworks that night, nothing too grand, but fun enough for us! On the 20th of July, I went back to work part time.. Its been hard, but such is life, right??!

-August: has brought us HOT weather and lots of summer days by the pool! We swim almost everyday! We celebrate my parents birthdays this month. I am so grateful for them and their presence in my kids life! I am so fortunate to have aging parents in good health! I dont know what my kids would do without them.. or me too for that matter! Jeff and I start back at school this next week.. He is continuing his nursing and I am headed for the dental Hygiene program.. it will be a long road to hoe, but in the end I am assured it will be worth it!

One last thing... I want to take a little space and focus on my little precious boy... JJ is the BOMB! I love this kid with all of my heart, in fact, my heart is overfilled with love when I look at him. So much attention has been on Ella these last couple months, and this kid has just joined in on the love and attention towards her! He has not showed one ounce of jealousy towards her, he loves her as much as I do I think! He is so protective and loving and thinks the world of her.. He is such a special spirit, and I just marvel at the fact that Heavenly Father found me worthy to care for and raise him. I can only hope I do this kid justice, he is truely one in a million!!!!

As for my Ella girl.. I never thought I would want a girl. And then I saw her! She is my whole world! I cannot remember life without her, everytime I look at her I am floored at her beauty.. her big eyes, her sweet lips and her HUGE spirit! She was surely sent straight from the loving arms of our Heavenly Father! I cannot wait to see who she becomes, I know she has one awesome big brother to help her along the way!!

Thats all for now.. I would really like to see myself get better at posting, I really want this to be a journal for my children one day to look back on and see all of the fun ( and not so fun )things our family has done! Followed are all the pictures that go along with the above :) Enjoy!

I just love that kid up there :)
Precious Ella's newborn pictures...

Heres our {cUtE} family!

Yummy cupcakes, courtesy of Andrea Mott..
And that's my ol' big eyes up top :)

Cute Mom :).... and Old friends (the best kind to have!)
Ellas Blessing... July 3, 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada!

Dr. Clark has delivered both my kids and I love this guy a ton.
I mean, A TON!!! He is!

Ella Mae Johnson, about 2 minutes old!!!

I {hEaRt} this little guy!

And her too....

PeAcE OuT!! And.... HaPpY SuMmER!!!!

Daddys little patriot.. and as daddy would say:

{tHe EnD}

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ella Mae Johnson

Doesnt it just have a special ring to it? We think so. Ella Mae Johnson is the name of the newest edition we will welcome around June 2, 2010 (Or May if she loves her mama!!). I wanted to put it in writing to make it official, and I think this will do the trick. There is a sweet story behind this name, how it came about, and why I think it has a 'special' ring to it...

Back in January, Jeff and I were up in the air about names... we could NOT agree on anything! For my birthday in Jan, Joey and Andrea came up to play for the weekend. Of course while here, Andrea and I were playing on the computer and started talking about names... what they want to name their next one (which better happen soon.. we need our kids close together in age :)), to what we were going to name this one... We were saying every name in the book... Brooklyn, Brinley, Rikki, blah blah blah. I was stuck on the middle name of Mae after my momma. Her middle name is Mae, so I wanted that to be for her... All of a sudden, it just rolled off Andreas tounge and it was decided instantly. Ella Mae Johnson.

This baby girl is a pretty special little bond between the motts and us :) Joey and Andrea were here visiting for Jeffs bday when I peed on the stick and found out she was on her way! Then, they were here when we chose her name, and even had a part in it :)

After we had decided for sure what her name was, I took it to mom and dad.. At first I got a little stink face from Mom, becuase she HATES her middle name, but I dont care.. And she wasnt too sure on Ella.. but it grew on them quick :) While I was there, my dad told me the story of my grandmother (his mom). Her name was Alice Ella Campbell. Her whole life, she wanted nothing more than a grand baby named after her. Dad said NO ONE was going to name their daughter Alice, and no one ever named their daugheters Ella. The closest she got to her wish was my sister Lisa, whos name is Alicia (the spanish Alice).So Grandma died before I was even born, with no Alice. And no Ella.

So, unknowingly, this new baby girl will have a namesake of two generations of beatiful, strong women. Her Great Grandma Campbell, and her Grandma Campbell.

Now, you tell me that name doesnt have a special ring to it :)

We can't wait to meet you little miss Ella Mae!

Monday, January 25, 2010

It's A GIRL!!!

So, most everyone already knows that A) I am preggo and B) Shes a GIRL! But, I still, for my family's memory, want to make sure I document all about this pregnancy...

Its been a rough one so far! I am 20 weeks and still puking. Still tired. Still nauseated all the time. And pretty much feel like I am stuck in my first trimester :) But, I have resorted to the fact that every pregnancy is different, and this one will just be hard! It is OK though becuase Im sure that cute and precious little face will make it all worth it...

Now, on to the fact that 'she' is, in fact, a girl.. I have to say I am really more excited than I thought I would be. I always saw myself as the mom of all boys, so I never really thought about what it would be like to have a girl. Being a girl myself, you would think I would be comfortable with having one! But contrary to what you might have thought, I am scared to death! I really dont know why, but having a daughter is so crazy! I am so excited, though.. I was actually REALLY excited when the ultra sound tech said "ITS A GIRL!"

This will be such a fun adventure, and I am SO excited to see Jeff with a little girl.. plus I can't wait to see what she looks like.. will she look like daddy? me? her big brother? Hopefully her big brother.. he is beautiful!

Speaking of JJ, he is going to be such a good big brother! We still havent quite conviced him that she is a girl, but he will soon find out that he is not having a brother!! And by the way.....


We are SO proud if him.. He has been a tough one and really stubborn about it, but one day he woke up and he decided that he wanted to be a big boy and not wear pull ups anymore, so he just did it! We went and bought him some awesome spiderman and Trandformers undies, and away he grew :( He still wears pull ups and night, which he is not happy about at all, so we have to comprimise and put his underwear OVER the pull ups.. I told him one day he will be able to wear big boy undies at night time, but not until he can wake up at night and go potty. Needless to say, we are very proud of our big boy!!

Jeff is officially a college student. He is at school 5 days and week and works 40 hrs (AND MORE) a week, and he is in Young Mens! He is one busy boy ;) We are so proud of him and what is he sarificing for our family. He is such a good example to our kids and neices and nephews and even the boys at church. Those boys LOVE him and I think he feels the same!

I finally got a calling. I am over the womens sports in the ward. So that has me pretty busy two or three nights a week. I also recently got my hours cut at work, which has turned to be a blessing. It has taken a lot of stress off of me, and I feel like I have time to actually be a momma and a wifee :)

All in all we are doing so good.. BUSY, but good! We are just trying to keep up with day to day life and still remember that being with each other as a family is the most important thing, so we are really making an effort to have weekly Family Home Evening, JJ is finally old enough (HES OUR BIG SUNBEAM NOW!!) to know what a lesson is, and I think it is a really good thing for our family right now with how hectic our schedules are. Thats all for now...Happy Blogging!