Wednesday, December 10, 2008
after another great johnson work weekend we got most of the painting finished and all of the cupboards installed! the house is beginning to feel more and more like ours...and this will be the first place that we move into together that will be ours. previously i moved into kevin's apartment and we moved into the Hudson's...it's going to feel great to have a place of our own.
for those of you who might be up here over christmas camp i'm thinking we'll have a little open house :) we'll keep you posted!
for right now here are the lastest pictures!
thanks again jim, lorna and rachel for slaving away for us last weekend :)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
these last 184 days have been incredible. now, i admit, i barely remember the first few...maybe because i was still coming off the drugs :) we are so enjoying watching laurel grow and change and become more and more like a little girl and less like a baby :)
laurel is celebrating her 1/2 birthday with a runny nose and lots of naps :)
but even the runny nose was exciting for me because i realized that it is the first time laurel has ever felt sick!
enjoy these pictures of our big girl :)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
we met our new nextdoor neighbor, a young, single high school teacher...with the small number of people our age in iron river it's very providential to have one next door!
here are some new house pictures...and now that all the really dirty work is done laurel and i have been joining the renovation fun!
and just so you know, we are covered in snow and this morning it was 10 degrees outside...we are so glad to be back in the UP! :p
this is a view into the kitchen. you can see there is still alot of work to do in the living area :) one thing at a time!
hi auntie kay! good thing mom tried this dress on, it would have never fit me if i waited until 9 months! :)
Saturday, November 8, 2008
this link has the whole story for anyone interested :)
i made laurel into a little wykon cub. sadly we never got a good picture when she's awake, but here's a picture of her asleep at last night's game...which, i might add, they won!
you'll have to imagine that the sleeves are sewn into paws with claws and there's a nice long tail with a tuft of fur at the end. :)
laurel and i, along with our friend megan moberly, went to gladstone last weekend and to trick or treat to g and g johnson, g and g nyberg and great grandpa nyberg she wore the pumpkin outfit again :)
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
"look at her hair!"
and it's true, she has some wild hair...
here are some examples :)
Saturday, October 18, 2008
15 lb 1oz
very healthy and strong
but because she has not yet slept through the night...and, it seems, is waking up demanding food more often she suggested that we give her some cereal before bed. AND...
1. it has not helped at all...
2. she does not enjoy the stuff
but i know it will just take awhile for her to get used to the texture and hopefully when more of it makes it into her little tummy we'll see some progress.
in the meantime, here are some picture of her first taste of the cereal :)
(ps i dont know why that part got underlined and i cannot figure out how to fix it...sorry!)
can you see me making the "mmm" face...does anyone else do this? open and close their own mouth when they are feeding someone else? it's so weird, and i'm caught on camera doing it :)
and a couple other random pictures...
yep courtney...i think i'm going to be a fellow redhead!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
kevin was practicing for church and i guess he inspired laurel to join in :)
what talent we have in this family!
the best part is that right before kevin began at church yesterday he showed this video on the big screen and introduced laurel as their future worship leader :) they loved it!
we hope you do too!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
i wont bore you with all of them...but here are a few of my favorites!
auntie anna with grant and laurel
ok, these are my very favorite...we had grant and laurel out for a photo shoot in these pumpkin costumes i was given. grant crawled over laurel to get to a leaf and we though, yeah, let's give them each a leaf, that'll be cute! so this is the first picture...studying the wet, colorful thing.
followed immediately by:
it was a great weekend :)