Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tis the Season...

This has been such a fun and crazy week! I had my work Christmas party Tuesday night which was elegant, delicious and filled with amazing people. My boss knows my love for animals and thought that it should be the topic of the night when he got up to give a speech. He told of a story about a pig named Herman...

One day a man was driving around on a country road and saw a pig with a wooden leg and had to know what happened, so he stopped and knocked at the door of the home next to the pig and the man that came to the door said Herman was an amazing pig. He had saved his children from a mean dog, he had saved their toddler who had wandered off and almost walked into the road in front of an oncoming car, and just that past week he said that during the night Herman starting making all sorts of ruckus and squeeling and when he ran down to see what was going on, sure enough the garage was on fire and they all would have died had it not been for Herman. Then this man asked what happened to his leg...why the wooden leg? And to this the owner replied...with a pig as amazing as Herman, you can't eat him all at once! I about died. Nice huh?

Thursday was the Santa party at work. All of the kids and grand kids of the employees had the opportunity to have a visit with Santa and get a present...Gracie hopped right up on his lap and told him she just wants a lump of coal and a pillow pet. Santa loved that lol.

Game night Friday night with a bunch of fabulous friends and food...Last night I managed to fit in 5 loads of laundry, 4 batches of cookies, 60 christmas cards, wrapped presents...I need a very long nap now lol.

My cute Dad fell yesterday and injured his bad knee. He has had reactive arthritis for so long now and his bones are so bad. He goes to the doctor tomorrow to see what the damage is. The swelling is unbelievable. I am praying for good news. They are moving to St. George in a few weeks for 3 months and I want him to feel great so they can really enjoy their time there, but for now it looks like he is back on his cane. My poor Dad!

And yesterday in Providence there was a horrible crash involving 4 siblings ages 18-7 and 2 of the four were killed. I can't even begin to imagine what that poor family is going through and even worse, the week before Christmas. My thoughts and prayers go out to them.

I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season and staying warm, happy and healthy! Hopefully I can write again soon. Love to all.

Monday, December 13, 2010

To Blog or NOT to Blog....

I keep thinking more and more that I should end the blogging ever feel like there is no one on the other end??? Life has been sooo crazy and hectic and I am not sure anyone reads this anymore...I hope everyone is healthy and happy and enjoying the season and all the magic it brings.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Play Dough

Few drops food coloring
2 c. water
2 c. flour
1 c. salt
1/2 c. cornstarch
2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 T. powdered alum (found in the spice section)

Add food coloring to water. Mix all ingredients. Cook over medium heat until thick. Remove from pan and knead until smooth. Make 3 cups of dough!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


So I have a secret website I would love to share with all of you! It is called It is the best website and it is updated with new stuff everyday at amazing prices! You have to check it out! Another one my cute sister in law told me about over Thanksgiving is I think it is based out of Seattle or somewhere close to there since sometimes the deals are only for that area, but I am here to tell you I have gotten a ton of Christmas off of that and Amazon of course;) I hope these websites help some of you get some much needed Christmas shopping done at amazing prices! Good luck!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Blessings & Luck

I truly feel like the luckiest woman on the planet. For those of you that know me, know that my dogs are my life. Well 2 of them have had to have surgery in the past few weeks and it has been so stressful. Daisy has had a huge lipoma on her chest/underarm area for years and it just kept getting bigger and bigger to the point where she was really struggling to walk since the lump was pushing her arm out so far, so we took her in and they did surgery the following day and Daisy did great. She still limps just as bad which could be arthritis and shoulder damage from the lipoma being there so long, but she seems so happy.

Millie has had a lump in the back of her leg for a few months now and Luke and I thought it was a bee sting but realized it was more when the swelling didn't go down so we took her in and the vet did a fine needle aspiration and sent it off to the lab and within 24 hours the vet wanted to rush Millie in for surgery since it was a soft tissue sarcoma/cancer. You have to catch those in the early stages or it is to late and Melinda our vet thought we had a fighting chance... So the following Monday Millie had a huge surgery and they took out the lump and part of her leg muscle. The incision is huge and scary but she has bounced back so well. I have a cute friend who works in the animal lab where the dissect the tumors so she called the second they found out they got all the cancer which was the biggest relief ever. I am so grateful and sooo blessed to have the most amazing vets on the planet. James Israelsen and his cute wife Melinda Hillegas are miracle workers. James saved Sadie's life years ago... We took our family dog Ben there growing up and loved them so much I have always gone back to them. They are such great people. I feel so lucky and so blessed to have healthy happy dogs again! It is going to be a long recovery for Millie but she is going to be ok! Daisy gets the stitches out Tuesday...drain is gone:) They pulled Millie's drain on Friday and stitches will come out in 3 more weeks and then hopefully we can get back out on our walks! I am in serious need of my daily walks with the dogs this time of year! My pants are so tight I could take an eye with the button if I exhaled lol.

I hope everyone is taking time this holiday season to focus on what is most important. I know I get so busy and caught up with the hustle and bustle of life, but I am so grateful I have my cute doggies with me, happy and healthy! Gracie has been so cute to keep telling them they are going to be ok. She has such a tender heart.

We keep asking Gracie what she wants Santa to bring her and all she says is a lump of coal lol, so my cute Mom found her some coal. She is getting so excited for Santa this year and it seems like Christmas just gets funner and funner the older she gets.

I hope everyone is staying happy and healthy and enjoying every second of this season. Thanks so much for all of the prayers, phone calls, texts, emails and kind words...I have sooo many wonderful people in my life that makes the tough times seem not so bad. Love to all.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

To be continued..

We have some things happening right now so I won't be able to post for a little while...Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone is safe in their travels and gets to spend the holidays with loved ones!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Slow Cooker Breakfast

Use your imagination when making this recipe. Try Canadian bacon instead of ham. Use Havarti or Swiss cheese instead of Cheddar. Add some minced jalapeno peppers if you like hot foods. Then enjoy!
Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 9 hours
Total Time: 9 hours, 25 minutes

•32 oz. bag frozen hash brown potatoes
•1 lb. cooked ham, cubed
•1 onion, chopped
•1 green bell pepper, chopped
•1 Tbsp. olive oil
•1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
•12 eggs
•1 cup whole milk
•1/2 tsp. salt
•1/2 tsp. pepper
Spray inside of slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. In small skillet, cook onion and green pepper in olive oil until crisp tender. Let cool about 10 minutes. Place one third of the frozen hash brown potatoes in the slow cooker. Add one third of the ham, onion, green pepper and cheese. Repeat layers, ending with the cheese.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs, milk and seasonings until well mixed. Pour over the ingredients in the slow cooker, cover and turn on low. Cook for 8-10 hours, until casserole is set and eggs are thoroughly cooked. Serves 12

If you have a new hotter cooking crockpot, you'll need to check this after 6 hours. It will probably be done after 7 hours. The eggs should reach a temperature of 160 degrees F.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

We had these for dinner last night...Huge hit! Thanks Allyson!

2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 TBS. Baking Powder
2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1 c. shredded cheese
3/4 c. melted margarine or UNSALTED butter
1 tsp. garlic salt

Preheat oven to 450. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Stir in milk and 1/2 c. butter just until moistened and add cheese. Drop by tablespoon on GREASED cookie sheet. Meanwhile, add garlic salt to remaining butter. Bake biscuits 6 minutes, remove and brush with remaining garlic butter. (Make sure to stir your garlic butter before you brush the biscuits so the garlic salt gets distributed evenly). Cook another 5-6 minutes or until edges are crispy. If you have any left over garlic butter, drizzle when done.

These paired really well with our spaghetti last night. I actually prefer these over Red Lobster's cheddar bay biscuits...Super easy and super delicious! Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Chef Johnson was in my kitchen!!!

Last night after work I came home to a house smelling like heaven...biscuits, bacon...Chef Johnson made another appearance and made me the best dinner ever! Bacon, egg and cheese biscuits! He knows they are my fav. When I was prego with Gracie, we made them weekly! I feel sooo blessed to have such a wonderful chef living right under my roof! I just hope I get another appearance soon! Love you Luke:)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sloppy Joe Joes...

We usually open a can of Manwich at our house, but I have never been a big fan of it and was so excited when I got this recipe! Luke and Gracie both loved it and I will never be wasting money on Manwich again! Oh and we didn't add the green pepper since Luke wouldn't touch it if I did lol. Delicious, super easy and most people have this stuff already in their house. We did this right before I thought it would be cute to cute the cheese slice out like a pumpkin..very festive! Enjoy!

* 1 pound lean ground beef
* 1/4 cup chopped onion
* 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
* 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
* 3/4 cup ketchup
* 3 teaspoons brown sugar
* salt to taste
* ground black pepper to taste


1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, and green pepper; drain off liquids.
2. Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar; mix thoroughly. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Beef Stroganoff in the Slow Cooker

It has been one of those crazy weeks where I feel like I haven't had time to even breathe! I hope this finds everyone happy and healthy and enjoying this beautiful weather we have at the moment because I am sure it won't last!

Today's recipe is from my cute friend Adrienne...we have made this one about 10 times now and it so easy and a wonderful comfort food!

Beef Stroganoff

2 lbs of stew meat
4 cans cream of mushroom
1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup
tub of sour cream
Crock pot liner

Throw a crock pot liner in your crock pot, toss in the meat, mix the cream of mushroom and lipton soup and mix with the stew meat, set on low for about 8 hours. About a half hour before it is done, turn off and stir in a tub of sour cream. Let it thicken and serve over noodles! Enjoy!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Individual Chicken Pot Pies

I have had such a great response on recipes so I will start posting them! I hope they help some of you prepare easy, delicious dinners! This one is brought to you by: Rebecca Black Hyer! Thanks Becca!

Individual Chicken Pot Pies

1 8 oz. bag frozen mixed vegetables

2 refrigerated piecrusts

1 can cream of chicken soup

½ c. milk

2 c. chopped cooked chicken or turkey

½ tsp. garlic salt

½ tsp. black pepper

½ c. grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375°. Defrost the vegetables in the microwave about 3 min. Cut 2 piecrusts into quarters, to yield 8 pieces. Coat the inside of 4 small pans or glass dishes with cooking spray. Line the bottom of each with a quarter of crust, molding it with your fingers to fit. In a large bowl, stir together the soup & milk; add remaining ingredients. Spoon about 2/3 c. of the mixture into each pan or ramekin. Top each with a piecrust quarter. Pinch the edges together and cut vents in the top. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 35-45 min. or until golden brown.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Share your recipes!

I am starting to accumulate lots of AMAZING recipes, so I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to share them with you on the blog. Now that I am working again, the easier and quicker, the better for me. If any of you have wonderful recipes you want to share, email them to me at and I will post them on here. I figure if I can help in any way make dinner easier for anyone, I am all for that! I think the worst part about dinner is deciding not actually making it lol. So please share your wonderful recipes for slow cooker, treats, dinner, soups, etc... Can't wait to see what everyone has:)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Anniversary Chicken

My cute cousin gave me a bunch of amazing recipes, so here is another delicious one!

Anniversary Chicken

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast cut in slices

1/2 cup teriyaki basting sauce (I use Yoshida's – big bottle from Costco)

1/2 cup Ranch-style salad dressing

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

3 green onions, chopped (I left these off for the kids)

bacon bits

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts, and sauté 4 to 5 minutes each side, until lightly browned (I’ll add a little Yoshida’s here too).

3. Place browned chicken breasts in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Brush with teriyaki sauce, then spoon on salad dressing. Sprinkle with cheese, green onions and bacon bits. If you want more sauce, add a little to the bottom of the dish before putting chicken in.

4. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

I serve it with rice.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Spiderweb Brownies!

Last night I made the yummiest brownies! I just used a box mix, and the second I pulled them out of the oven, I opened a bottle of marshmellow cream and spooned that on the top, as soon as it melted, I smoothed it out. Then you are supposed to melt some chocolate chips, put them in a ziploc bag, snip the corner and draw cobwebs on the top of the marshmellow cream, but instead I just took about 15 oreos and crumbled them on top and then you let it cool...It was sooo yummy! I put on Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin and let Gracie watch that while she ate brownies and it just turned into a fun night! I highly recommend! Such an easy, fun treat we will make again and again!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cordon Bleu Casserole

Cordon Bleu Casserole

9 X 13 PAN

6 Chicken Breasts cut up - put in pan

6 slices of Deli ham –put on top of chicken

-2 cups grated Swiss cheese

Mix together and pour on top.

2 Cups of Cream of Chicken Soup

1 Cup Sour Cream

½ cup Water

Smash 1 package of Ritz Crackers - Add ½ cup melted Butter

Sprinkle on top and bake 350 for 1 hour

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tonight for dinner...

Cafe Sabor! I need a break from the kitchen:)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Flat Bread Tacos

This is definitely a family favorite! Even Gracie loves them!

Flat Bread Tacos

1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
2 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix
1 pound ground beef
1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) petite diced tomatoes with chipotle chilies , undrained
1/8 cup taco seasoning (this is 1/2 of an envelope)
1 can Pillsbury Grands biscuits
Optional toppings: sliced ripe olives, shredded lettuce, diced green onion and shredded cheese

1. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, dressing mix; chill until serving.(at least 30 minutes)
2. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the beans, tomatoes, and taco seasoning; heat through
3. Take the biscuits and roll each one out until they are about 5x5. You don't need to spray your pan or anything, just put it on a med low head and throw the biscuit on. Keep a close eye on it because it will brown quickly, flip it over and cook the other side and wah lah!
4. To serve, spread each biscuit with 2 tablespoons ranch sour cream then top each with meat mixture. Sprinkle with toppings if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I am going through pictures and figured I would throw a few on here...Gracie's hair is getting longer and longer and funner to play with!

Gracie loves preschool and LOVES her teacher Miss Marci. However, she was not fond of having her pics taken on picture day.

One day in class they learned about not "clowning around" and she came home looking so cute!

Here she is one day before school...she loves pumpkins!

And here we are at Lagoon!

Gracie and Oakley

Me getting pelted by water!

And here are a few favorites!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall is in the air...

I am thinking of making this blog more of a foodie blog...I feel like I do most of my pics and things that are happening in the Johnson family household on Facebook.. Work has sure been keeping me busy. I don't know whether I am coming or going anymore, but know you are all loved and thought of often! Fall is here and it is by far my favorite season...Hopefully I can get the camera out and snap some fun shots to share with you all. Hope everyone is happy and healthy!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Let's try this again...

I apparently left some of the cooking we go again!
Baked Swiss Chicken

•3-4 chicken breasts (just depends on how big you chicken breast are)
•6-8 slices Swiss cheese
•1 can cream of mushroom soup
•1 c milk
•1 box Stove Top Stuffing (or other similar boxed stuffing mix)
•1/4 C butter melted
1.Pound chicken breast to even out the thickness of the chicken. I place the chicken in between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a rolling pin or the flat side of a kitchen mallet) Cut each breast in half.
2.Place chicken breasts in a sprayed 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
3.Top chicken with slices of Swiss cheese.
4.In a bowl, mix soup and milk until well blended.
5.Pour soup mixture over chicken.
6.Then top the chicken with the dry stuffing mix. Drizzle stuffing with melted butter.
7.Baked covered with foil at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5-10 minutes longer. Serves 6-8

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Swiss Chicken

This is one of my all time favorite recipes...Makes amazing left overs too! Sooo yummy!

Swiss Chicken

4 chicken breasts
6-8 slices Swiss cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup (or cream of chicken)
1 cup milk
1 box Stove Top Stuffing
1/4 cup butter melted

1. Pound chicken breast to even out the thickness of the chicken. You can place the chicken between to layers of saran wrap and use a rolling pin or a meat mallet if you have one. If I buy the Costco chicken breasts I just slice them in half horizontally and skip the meat pounding step.

2. Place chicken breasts in a sprayed 9 x 13 inch baking dish.

3. Top chicken with the slices of Swiss cheese.

4. In a small bowl, mix soup and milk until well blended.

5. Pour soup mixture over chicken.

6. Top the chicken with the dry stuffing mix. Drizzle stuffing with melted butter.

Source: Real Mom Kitchen

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sweet Pork Burritos

Tonight we had another super easy, super yummy dinner!

Sweet Pork Burritos
3 lb boneless pork roast
2 cups of salsa
1 cup brown sugar
1 crock pot liner

After putting the liner in the crockpot, throw the roast in, cover it with a cup of brown sugar and then pour 2 cups of salsa over that. Throw the lid on and cook it on low for 8 hours. After 8 hours, shred the pork with a fork and let it soak up the juices for a half hour. I served the pork in a tortilla with cheese, then after folding the burrito, I scooped a ladle full of the meat sauce over the burrito and topped it with some shredded cheese and nooked it for 1 minute. It was so good and so easy! Must try!

Monday, October 4, 2010


Just wanted to share a super easy and yummy recipe I got from a cute friend. It has been a huge hit in this family! I am all about the crock pot now that I work...

Pot Roast & Veggies
1 or 2 pot roasts
2 cans of Cream of Chicken
2 cans of Cream of Mushroom
1 packet of Lipton Onion Soup
1 Crock pot liner
Potatoes, Onions and carrots

I highly recommend the Crock pot liners, I never have to clean up after and that is priceless to me!

Line your crock pot with the liner, throw in a pot roast or 2, then mix 2 cans of cream of chicken, 2 cans cream of mushroom and 1 packet of the Lipton Onion Soup Mix, mix and pour over the roast(s). Then chop up your potatoes, onions and carrots in big chunks, throw them on top and throw the lid on. I don't even peel the potatoes, I just wash them well and cut the potato in thirds or even just in half. You have to remember it is going to be cooking for 8 hours, the bigger the chunks the better so it isn't pure mush. Cook for about 8 hours on low. After I turn it off, I let it sit for 30 to 45 minutes to let the sauce thicken. It is sooo yummy and makes wonderful leftovers! Hope someone tries this and loves it as much as we do!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fair Time

It is the Tremonton Fair right now and Gracie got to go to the parade and ride some rides last night with Luke since I had to work..but tonight we are hoping to go as a family! I love the fair! I love the animals! I will bring a camera so I can get some great pics! I haven't forgotten about blogging...but life has been soooo crazy lately with a new job and training! Luke and I are rotating schedules so that we don't have to put Gracie in daycare and she is getting to spend some time with her cute Grandpa Eldon which I love! She looks forward to her Grandpa time every day!

Gracie will be starting pre-school in 2 weeks and she is sooo excited! Luke's bday is right around the just doesn't seem to slow down! Know you are all loved and I will write more soon! xoxoxxxooo

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Today during nursery I was talking with a friend and we started talking about where she went to high school and I found out she went to Box Elder...I asked her if she new my cute friend Leslie and she informed me that she had passed away about a month ago and I was in shock.

My heart is so heavy and so full tonight. Leslie and I met in 1998 at Flying J where we both worked. We became instant friends and have kept in touch through the years. She met and married a wonderful man named Jordan Luthi while she was working at Flying J and they were blessed with a beautiful daughter, LaurAnne Holly Luthi. Such a beautiful little girl who looks so much like her cute Mommy. I ran into Leslie right after I had Gracie in 1997 and Leslie was sooo excited I was able to actually have a baby on my own since she knew the struggles I had faced with my health. Lauren was about 5 when I ran into Leslie and she was such a beautiful little girl..reminded me so much of Leslie. Leslie informed me then that she had been having some health issues and had a port a cath put in to receive some heavy duty medication...I felt so bad for her! I couldn't hug her long enough. Well..years passed and we lost I googled her name not to long ago and found out she had recieved a kidney from her brother. A few months ago I decided to call her cute Mom and find out where she was! Well I called her Mom's house and her cute hubby picked up the phone and handed the phone straight over to Leslie and I was sooooooooooo excited to be able to finally talk to her! We talked for hours and hours and she filled me in on her health and what her poor body had been through. She had recently had a stroke and was having issues with what the stroke had done to her..the same issues I went through after having my stroke..numbness in the hand and arm...she was even having trouble talking. She also had suffered massive bleeding on the brain like I did. My heart went out to her. She said she had been diagnosed with Lupus which we all know is horrible and even deadly. She said she hoped she would live as long as she could so that LaurAnne would remember her. This is sooo hard for me to type right now...I guess it just hits so close to home with me and my health and having a daughter also. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about me dying and leaving Gracie bug here without a Mommy and it terrifies me! I know that Leslie isn't suffering anymore and is in the arms of her Heavenly Father and that is such a comfort to me, but I can't help but think what her cute daughter must be going through. I KNOW Leslie is her guardian angel and watching her every move...but my heart aches so badly right now. I really don't think this would have hit me so hard had I not been a mother.

Leslie and I have so many wonderful memories together. We had made a deal to get together as soon as she was feeling better and didn't have the swine flu..and apparently Heavenly Father had other plans for my cute Leslie. I know my life is better because it was blessed by such a beautiful, wonderful girl who has touched me beyond words simply by her example and her love. Life is so precious and can be taken from us sooo quickly and it is so important to let those around us know how much we love them before it is to late. I know this isn't the end and merely the beginning..but it is just sooo hard to let those go that you love. I hope sweet Leslie knows how much I love her and treasure her and anxiously await the day I get to throw my arms around her again. Luke looked at me tonight and asked why this has hit me so hard and all I can say is that my heart goes out to her daughter and hubby. I know what an amazing friend she has been to me in her short life. I remember how beautiful she looked the day she walked down the isle and became Mrs. Leslie Luthi. I remember how happy she was to marry Jordan and how excited she was to be a Mom. I wish I would have known when she died so I could have been there for her funeral. I feel like such a crappy friend. I can't believe I never got to give her that one last hug and tell her goodbye. I love you Leslie and I can't wait until we meet again....Love Always and Forever....Lisa

Leslie Lee Merritt Luthi - Obituary, Brigham City, UT - Utah Obituaries |

Leslie Lee Merritt Luthi - Obituary, Brigham City, UT - Utah Obituaries |

Thursday, July 29, 2010

More Cherry Hill...

Richard being consoled by the manly lifeguard..

The lifeguard running to Richard's aide...

Oh...and here is a cute one of my birthday girl!

Cherry Hill

So Gracie and I had the opportunity to join some great friends in an all day adventure to Cherry Hill! Gracie hadn't ever been swimming before so she had a blast! I have a hard time getting in the water since I have an IV in my stomach and I am so allergic to the adhesive as is..I can't really get it wet for to long or it falls out, so Richard and Megan, and Spence and Kelly were amazing with Gracie on taking her down the water slides! The lazy river was my favorite part. We didn't get any pics of that though...

Megan and Tenzing




I managed to not get a pic of Kelly and Spence...or Oakley or Ira...I have got to get better with the camera! Sorry guys! We had a blast and think we should make this a yearly tradition!!!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gracie Bug is turning 3 tomorrow...

I can't believe my baby will be 3 tomorrow. It seems like just yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital. I really miss the baby phase, but have loved every phase after that and can't wait to see what each new stage will bring....

My poor baby has to have her shots on Friday which I am dreading, but then they will be over with for the year! I will post some bday pics once we get some! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. I am hating the heat and am anxious for cooler temps...seems like the hotter it gets the worse the headaches are, but fall is right around the corner!

We have a busy weekend ahead of us, so I hope the shots don't make my baby sick. We get to meet up with some close friends I went to high school with and haven't seen in 16 years Saturday and then Sunday we are having a BBQ with some friends...

I hope everyone has a fun and safe 24th! Love to all!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Friends..Family...and Fun!

So we have had such a busy past few weeks that have been filled with our cute families, friends and tons of fun! Now that Luke and I finally have a kid, the holidays get funner and funner. Gracie bug sure loved the fireworks and doing sparklers with some fun friends! I got to meet my new nephew Benjamen Oliver Johnson... I would write a lot, but I would rather post pics!

Gracie at the Rodeo..

Grandpa Eldon, Hayden & Addison..



My sexy meat muffin Luke..

More Richard..

Cute Pam and Gracie

Megan and Pam lighting sparklers..


Gracie meets Mr. Static on the trampoline..

Gracie and Oakley

A bunch of kiddos in the sandbox..

My new nephew Ben...



Gracie on the 4th of July before church..


The Cruise-in..

Uncle John..

Spence on his phone..again....

Grandma and Ben

Grandpa and Ben..

Matt and Mom

Gracie in the sprinklers




Gracie giving me loves before church..

Sadie, Gracie and the shades..

Megan and Gracie

Waiting for fireworks

So after posting all of these pics, I realize I never got a pic of my cute sis-in-law Amy, we never saw Mark over the holiday since he had to work and somehow Kelly escaped the camera beware! You are next my friends! Enjoy!