Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What we've been doing today

I know I still haven't posted any pictures of the new house, they will be coming soon. I have not been in the blogging mood for quite some time, but I thought I'd write a quick post on what we've been doing today.
Owen and Ella thought it would be great fun to color mommy's carpet green!
Sorry for the bad pic, I was so flustered, I couldn't hold still. Plus the camera was on some weird setting.
Luckily for me, it turned out to be this green bubble bath stick and wasn't permanent.
So off to the store we went to rent a steam cleaner. I won't even put a picture of what we looked like on here, because we looked like ragamuffins. 
Here is the after pic. Luckily, it all came up and now my house smells like green apples.

Then I started feeling bad that I yelled at the kids, so we made a special treat for a snack...fried tortilla snowflakes with powdered sugar and sugar and cinnamon. They were delicious and I think the kids forgave me with the first bite.

The day is young, on to the next adventure...naptime.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fun trip to Portland

Back in November, Blake had a conference in Portland to go to for work, so the kids and I decided to head up with him and explore the city. We haven't really spent much time in Portland, so I was really excited to have a few days to play. The first day, while Blake was in his meetings, the kids and I went to the Portland Children's Museum, and it was awesome. The kids had a blast. They went from exhibit to exhibit for 6 hours...can you believe it? We did stop for lunch half way though, but other than that, there was no stopping these two. The second and third day, I put Ella in my pack and Owen and I walked all over the downtown district. We rode the Max, the streetcar, and the trolley, went to Powell's Books (the largest independent book store in the world- it occupies a full city block, it's HUGE), ate street food, window shopped, went to IKEA, drove to Vancouver (just so we could say we went to Washington), all while getting lost at every turn. It was a blast. I hope we can do it again next year.

Owen and Ella driving the Ambulance

They loved the water room, we had to go there twice. We actually went to pretty much everything twice.

Owen the Builder, just like Bob
Owen taking care of my doggie

The huge train table was probably his favorite.
 Eating dinner in Portland's "Living Room"

He loved riding the "really big train".
Tired little baby #1

Tired little baby #2

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Owen's birthday

We celebrated Owen's 3rd birthday this last weekend with some of his little friends. He really enjoyed the firetruck cake I made for him. It was far from perfect, but I don't think he noticed. He has been playing with the firetruck he got ever since he opened it. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Glimmering Light after the "Summer of Darkness"

Yes, there is life after the BAR exam. I did not collapse into a study induced coma. What once seemed to be an everlasting summer of stress and studying, (hence "Summer of Darkness") the Johnson's have emerged out the other side happy and free like Andy Dufrain and the Shawshank redemption. Here is a taste of what we have been up to since that day.

Shortly after the exam, I played in a golf tournament with my co-workers. I am pleased to have shot . . . a score that will remain unstated.

We then spent a couple weeks in Utah. While we were there we tried to fit in as much stuff as possible. Here are the highlights:

  • Kristin and I went to Lagoon. Kristin ran around like a kid in a candy shop. I got sick. (No kids!)
  • Kristin and I went boating with her parents. I got burned. Kristin got fried. (No kids!)
  • All four of us went wave running with Kristin's family. Owen loved to idle around the no wake zone and then hit the gas for 1 second at a time.
  • We went to Costa Vida. (Always a highlight).
  • Tree house museum.
  • Fat Katz arcade.
  • Street tacos in Ogden.
  • Plenty of dinners with my family.
  • Lots of visits with friends.
  • Hit some golf balls at Wolf Creek.
  • Hiking in North Fork Park with my family.
  • Thought we lost Parker the dog.
  • During a girls night, Blake and Grandpa did not equal one good mom. (Ella ended up in a dishtowel diaper, while Parker ate her poopy disposable one.)
  • Weber County Fair
  • Family Reunion with the my family.
  • Temple trip to Bountiful Temple.
  • Photo shoot with my family.
  • Photo shoot on another day with just our kids.
  • Ella's birthday parties. (One with my family, one with Kristin's)
We love visiting family. Here are a couple of pics. Any of them that actually look good were probably taken by my brother. Thanks Kelly.

Owen at Dallin's birthday party
Ella eating birthday cake at Grandma and Grandpa Eller's

Girl's Night Out

Owen and Blake sharing a corndog at the fair

Visiting our good friends, the Ipson's

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010

    When all else fails...

    ..clean your sink.

    Even if nothing else gets done today, my sink looks awesome!

    Friday, June 11, 2010

    All Growed Up

    After 11 years of use, I find it time to retire my old backpack.  Yes, I got this backpack for free in high school from the kindly folk at JanSport.  Yes, I believe those shiny straps on the bottom are for skis.  I don't ski.  It has been a great, albeit too large, backpack for 11 years.  No rips on the whole thing, except for where Parker ate some straps.  Luckily, she is in good condition, so she will spend her retirement going camping and going to the beach.  Relax blue backpack, you earned it. 

    Look how tired she looks.

    Enter, new brown bag.
    No longer a student, I felt the need to use a bag that didn't come with an internal hydration bladder.  Going for something a little classier, I opted for this beauty.  Actually, this was a gift to me from my parents for graduation.  With sleek lines, supple leather, and triple gusset construction, the road looks bright for brown bag and me.  So when you see me flexing my skills in court or on the street, don't forget ol' blue that took me here.

    Friday, May 21, 2010

    Congrats Blake

    Tomorrow Blake will be graduating from law school and I couldn't be more proud of him. He is very humble about his accomplishments, but he has worked so hard to get good grades and gain experience, and it has paid off immensely. The firm that he has been working for is very interested in hiring him on as an Associate. We feel so grateful for this experience and even though it has been a rough 3 years, it has been worth it. Congratulations on all your hard work at school. I love you babe, you are a wonderful husband and father.

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Another fun project

    Just wanted to post a few pictures of a book page wreath I finished recently. In case you're interested, this is where I found the tutorial.

    Tuesday, April 6, 2010

    Say what?

    I still can't believe it myself, but I actually started and finished a DIY project in the SAME DAY! Maybe that's not a big deal for some of you, but it is for me. I would be too embarrassed to tell you how many different projects I have that are half way done. Some of them sit for months...maybe a year before they get finished or finally thrown out.
    Anyway, here is my creation. I'm not a huge fan of natural wood and my knife block has always kind of bugged me, so I found a solution for the problem on this blog, and felt like I needed to copy it.

    What do you think? Better? I think so.
    (Except now my knives look old and faded.)

    Here is what I used: 2 flat black coats and 1 light misting of the oil rubbed bronze color.
    (Plus wood filler for the stamp on the front.)

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010

    Sick kids are no fun

    Three weeks ago, Blake bought home a sinus infection and graciously gave it to the rest of us. We also had colds and eye infections in the mix. It has not been fun. I am ready for it all to be over so we can play with our friends again and see some new babies that were born recently.

    Ella is feeling better.

    Owen is still feeling yucky. Luckily his pink eye was already gone when Blake took this picture.