Thursday, October 19, 2006

October 2006: Pumpkin Patch

Owen and Eyan had so much fun when Grandpa and Grandma came to stay at our house. They played, played, played. I think Grandpa and Grandma had just as much fun. On one day we went to a pumpkin patch where Owen got to pick his own pumpkins right off the vine and they both climbed up into the tractors. Eyan tested out his walking with Grandpa. Woo-woo! It was a cold, windy fall day. Perfect pre-Halloween weather. We had to hurry to beat the rain.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

September 2006: Soccer Begins!!

Owen is on his first little soccer team, the Silverwolves. He absolutely loves it, but hasn't quite grasped the game yet. He loves to run, just not necessarily at the right time or for the right reason. He loves it when were watching him run and he gives us quite the show. He really pumps those arms and looks down at the ground then over at us with a huge grin. He loved it when Grandma and Grandpa came up from California to watch him play. He is sure cute in his uniform. Go #5!

September 2006: First Fork Eating

Here is Eyan's first attempt at using a fork by himself. He is eatting spaghetti squash, Yummy! It was fun to watch. It ended just as I expected, food all over the place.

September 2006: Temple Day

The temple is a very important place in our faith. It is the House of the Lord, a place where we can find peace in this fast-paced world, a place where families are sealed together for eternity, and a place where we make sacred promises with God that enrich our lives and the lives of others. Mike has been attending the temple each Wednesday morning and Owen decided he would like to go too. So this day, we got dressed up in our best clothes, Mommy in a dress and the boys in white shirts and ties, and we went to the temple. We laid a blanket out on the front lawn and read books about Jesus and ate snacks. Eyan tried out his new walking skills on unlevel grass. We then took those things back to the car and walked through the entrance of the beautiful River Jordan Temple. The boys were very reverant and loved looking around at all the people coming in and out. We sat inside the entrance and a sweet woman volunteering there brought the boys each a picture of the temple. We all had a wonderful time. Owen can not wait until he can enter when he turns 12. I am grateful for my sweet boys.

September 2006: Ice Cream Sandwiches

This photo is too cute not to put it on. Eyan is thoroughly enjoying his first ice cream sandwich. I love his face. It reminds me of a photo I have of myself around the same age, only its a spaghetti face. Isn't he cute, you just want to squeeze him.

September 2006: Swimming Lessons

We joined the most amazing gym, Lifetime Fitness. I'm not sure you could call it just a gym because it has everything: a spa, 2 pools-indoor/outdoor with waterslides, kiddie pool, rock climbing, yoga/pilates studio, etc. Its incredible. I will never be able to go back to 24 Hour Fitness. Owen, Eyan, and I spent lots of time at the pool and signed up Owen for swimming lessons with the Foss Swim School there at the gym. It was perfect for him- one on one time with his very patient instructor Miss Ashley. Owen really progressed and is finally feeling more comfortable with water on his head. He'll require lots of lessons I think. He sure looks cute in his goggles.

August 2006: Newport Beach House

Our annual beach trip with my family was wonderful, once we got used to all living in the same house again:-) Vacations are different when you have your own children, they are lots of fun, but not quite as relaxing. The weather was perfect and it really was great to "all" be together-we miss you Bub. Owen loved testing his new bike-riding skills up and down the boardwalk-one morning to the doughnut shop. We had lots of fun building all sorts of things in the sand: castles, pyramid, Sphinx w/ Tashie's help, Buddha, a gi-normous hole-big enough to bury Luke & Josh standing, etc. It was fun to see the cousins together. Eyan loved playing in the sand, a probably ate a pound of it. Ness and I hit the boogie boards and Luke and Josh battled the waves in Josh's 2-man kayak. Mom and Dad had fun watching us all be goofy and "normal". Liz had fun with Tash and had visits from some best buds-Roxanne, Leanne, & Cody whom I'm sure we all scared away with our Newsies song and dance. We missed you Bub.

July 2006: Bear Lake

Hi everyone, trying to play catch up, so these will be brief. The Johnson clan went to Bear Lake for a great family vacation despite sketchy weather. I was happy to see that I still remembered how to water ski after all these years. Steve has a phenomenal boat and I had a great time on it. Mike introduced Owen to SeaDoos and it was a love/hate relationship. It was so much fun to ride one with Mike (a lot safer than with Luke-that's for sure), he really loves them. Owen really overcame his fear of water though when we was pulled on a "rocket ship" on the back of Kristin's boat. He cried when he had to get off. Eyan loved the water too and looked so cute in his lifejacket.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

What would life be like without a little drama?!

Well, I have been getting lots of "I haven't seen anything new on your post" lately, so I decided to write a little explanation. I was in a horrible car accident about a month ago, that may seem like awhile ago, but for me it hasn't been. Things have been rough and I'm sorry if I have dropped off the earth for awhile. I'm trying to slowing climb back up. Thanks for your love, support, and prayers. I hope to have something fun to show soon.


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