life comes at you fast.

Monday, September 29, 2008


That statement has never rang more true in the Johnson household than it has in the last few months. The chaos of the summer was marked by the extreme family road trip, our first anniversary, two new family additions, and culminating in a new home. Yes, thats right, we're finally settled enough to post a blog about the new place. 

They say that three of the top five stressors in life include buying a new home (check), having a child (check), and changing job (check). I think one of the other two is getting married, so in the last year we have experienced three, four in the last two years. Stress, ha! I laugh in the face of stressors!

Chaos is an understatement. 

But it is sorting out now. We are finally just about settled in to the new home, we finally find out Peanut's gender this week (so get ready for a name not associated with with the vague embryonic resemblance), and Sam (the newest family member introduced in the prior post) has finally started to get the idea that peeing inside does not result in a happy outcome, though the little fella still manages to produce about six times as much urine in contrast to the amount of water he consumes. It is absolutely mind boggling! Shelli is getting into the rhythm of classes again, and my busy season at work is about a third of the way complete, culminating at Christmas, of course. 

Getting back on topic to the entire intent of this post which is, predictably, our new home. We purchased a condo as our first foray into the housing investment scene. God provided us with a brand new, beautiful little 1300 sq ft condo located in the desirable community of Daybreak in South Jordan, Utah. The only foreseeable downside thus far - the commute. 45 - 90 min. depending on the traffic along Bangerter Highway. A small price for the benefits, I promise. I would tell you more about it, but why don't you just check out the photos for yourself. 

We couldn't be more excited for the ways God has blessed us over the last few years. I can't thank him enough for my wonderful, beautiful, loving wife and healthy marriage, my adorable little baby on the way, an amazing new home, a leaky, yet cute little dog, a prefect job, and an unforgettable and amazingly generous community of friends and family. God is good and I can never forget that everything we have comes from him, and as little as I may understand at times about the why's and what's of what and how he works, I know my God and I know he is good and working all things for the good of those who love him. We would not have all we do if not for that. Thank God and all our friends and family for everything. 

Oh, and now that we have a place thats not an apartment, you'll have to come see us. 

A look back in time...and regretting it!

Being on the road to motherhood, I've been thinking about all the things I want to do and share with my children: the love of Christ, the love of family and friends, family vacations, horseback riding, soccer games, dancing, holiday traditions, and of course good looks, which will most likely come from Kelly's side! :)
It will be fun to look back at old pictures with my kids and see all of the fun places we have been, as well as the goofy hairstyles and make-up that we thought were oh-so-HOT! (Who wouldn't?!)
I happened to stumble upon this website called where I could take a blast into the past and see how glamorous Kelly and I would have looked in the 50's and up. I suddenly decided that maybe I will reserve my pictures and yearbooks for private purposes only. I don't want to traumatize my children too soon!


A match made in heaven!


My hair is not to be confused with a football
helmet. It really is supposed to be hair, I think!

Between the 2 of us , we would have gone through at least 4
4 cans of hairspray a day!

Nice.....mullet......Kelly! (At least I didn't post
the real pic of him and his mullet!) One word: H-O-T!
Back off ladies! He's a married man!

And finally, who could forget the bangs!? Girls, don't you
remember perfecting these beauties every morning?
Curling iron, ratting brush, and a WHOLE lot of hairpray,
and you're on your way to the perfect bangs!

Season of Change...and a whole lot of pee!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Being the super-intuitive, always-knowing-what-my-husband-wants/needs/and hopes for kind of wife I am, I have the intuition that Kelly is planning on posting about all of the changes and exciting things that have consumed our lives for the past month or so here very soon. (Actually, I just happened to look at the camera and saw that he got some snapshots of them....ok, ok, so I'm not as sharp as I'd like to think!)

So in the meantime, I would just like a small vent session about how much pee a 4 month old puppy can produce. Did you know that if a puppy drinks 12 oz. of water, within the next 30 minutes 40 gallons of pee are produced?....or so it seems with our magnificent pee-hound. Kelly and I are a bit tired of scrubbing our brand new carpets and swiffering up puddles (P.S. Thanks AD and T-Rav for the swiffer, it's quite possibly the most useful gift we have ever received!) We did expect accidents, just not this many! I am taking this opportunity to plan for motherhood, however! When little baby Johnson comes, I'll be sure to post the stats on his/her flood gates!...I'm sure you're all waiting in anticipation for that ingriguing post! Patience!