Thursday, December 24, 2009
Myspace Chistmas Comments
So we have had a very crazy last few months. I have a ton of pics and things to blog about. Most recent, would be Christmas week.
I have been busy making and crocheting beanies. I can't believe how well this has been going for me and a big thank you to everyone that either purchased a beanie or passed the word along. I will soon be selling my beanies at the new Consignment Store downtown, early next year.
I have also been very busy sewing and being crafty and cooking with my kiddos which has been very fun!!
Most exciting for us is that my oldest sister, Angela and here husband arrived from Hawaii to spend Christmas with us and during all THIS excitement, my little sister, Alisa decided to have high blood pressure and get induced to have here baby!! It has been a long 24hrs for her, but we all know the end result is worth it!!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
As I get up and outside, I can hear my Andie yelling for Avery, I see my neighbor coming down the sidewalk and I look across the street and there they are. Coming out of a house that is for sale. No one live there right now and it has one of those real estate locks on it. I tell Avery's friend to close the door and head home and I yell to Avery to get in the house.
Just then I see Lucas coming down the street in our car. I explain that they just walked out of the house across the street and he head inside to deal with Avery, so glad I didn't have to do that.
I walk into the vacant house, there is nothing there, except two pairs of shoes. I walk into one of the rooms and find Avery's socks and on top of the kitchen counter is a paper. I look at it and it is a real estate page for people who view the house to leave their contact information. I look down and there are two name added to this list. It now has Avery's and her friend's name on the paper. I am only telling this story from my daughter's perspective and will leave it up to my neighbor to admit her daughter was involved or not. Sorry for the secretiveness.
Anyway, I am so glad to see that everything turned out O.K. and they are safe, but when put in that situation, all the bad things that could have happened start to enter your head. Let's just say that Avery will not be playing for awhile now.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Lil' Cutie's Hair Bow of the Month Club
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Starting November 23rd, I will post about the December bow of the month, you will have a few options. Just in time for Christmas! You pick the bow you want. Individual bows will be $3.00 (including shipping) and sets will be $5 (including shipping).
You have until December 12th to place orders and pay through PayPal. I will mail them out as soon as payment is received, so the sooner you act, the sooner you get your bows.
And of course, I love getting pics of the bows in use, so feel free to email me your lil' cutie's pics.
If this sounds like something you would like to do, then just comment on this post, that way I can get a mailing list ready!! I have already had a few people interested, but I would like to get at least 10!
So spread the word!
Go to lilcutiehairbows.blogspot.com
Monday, October 12, 2009
Erynn and her silly sister Andie, don't you just love her piggies. Our babysitter Mareisa put those in her hair the other day. I was in shock, or maybe denial. My baby is getting so big!
We also go "Your Baby Can Read" from my brother-in-law Isaac and have been working with the that now, so we will see.
Believe it or not, she is pulling up and standing all by herself. We had to move her bed down so she wouldn't fall out. We have been swaddling her up to sleep at night the past 7 1/2 months and are now just laying her down unswaddled and she is doing great! Funny thing is, she likes to sleep with her teddy bear on her head, Go Figure.
I know this one is a little blurry, but Avery took this picture. I thought it was so adorable, the smile on Erynn's face. This shows you how well my girlies get along. Only Avery can make her smile like this.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I know this is not good. A friend at work told me that sleep deprivation can lead to Alzheimer's! Plus, it's not like I have a ton of energy when I am awake. It's just plane FRUSTRATING!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
My only gripe is that I work days and nights. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy working both shifts. I have great co-workers and it is nice to change things every now and then. Take this week for instance, I worked Monday night, (which means I will sleep until about noon), I'm off Tuesday, off Wednesday and then work Thursday day shift. I really have a day and a half off.
I know I should complain. I am very grateful to have a job that I truly enjoy. Just this weekend I was able to be the nurse for a family member. It was nice to be a part of their special day. You know this is a small town and we run into a lot of people everyday. I can't tell you how many friends I have seen just after they delivered or just before.
Anywho, these are my thoughts early in the morning, with very little sleep. I can hear my bed calling to me!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
To think that we all have the opportunity to be a family for Eternity is amazing.
2. I am grateful for my visiting teachers. I have know Sis. Henson forever. She has always been someone that I have looked up too. She and her husband and their wonderful girls have been friends of my family for a very long time and I feel so lucky to have had her grow closer to my family these last couple of years. Then there is Sis. Romney. She is such a grate example and a caring person. (Oh and she makes the best Chicken Enchiladas.) I feel so much better after a visit from them. They share their stories and listen to mine. I never feel judged when they are around and I can only hope to touch someone else's life as they have touched mine.
3. I am grateful for the Priesthood. The gift that the Priesthood offers is so wonderful and helpful. I love my Home Teachers. They are two very great men and have been there for my family in times of need. When Erynn was in the hospital they came and gave her a blessing.
4. I am grateful for the Holy Spirit. I know that I am not alone and when I feel like things couldn't get any worse, my Spirit is there to help pull me out of my slump and remind all the good that I have in my life. I can't tell you how many times the Holy Spirit has been there to aid me in my job and has given me the knowledge to care for others. I am grateful that my oldest now carries the Holy Spirit with her and I know that when I'm diligent in my church attendance and scripture reading, my Spirit grows stronger.
I know that I am far from perfect and that I have so much to work on. But I feel lucky to have so many great examples in my life. People that show me what I would like to one day achieve. I can only hope that I turn into to someone that my daughters can look up to. I hope that my testimony can be helpful to them when they are feeling frustrated, doubtful, or lost.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Lucas -"Avery you need to eat or no dessert."
Avery- "Dad, you are over reacting!"
2. In the car after Lucas and I were arguing over something.
Avery - "Stop! Now give each other a kiss."
Lucas and I kiss.
Avery - "Now say you love each other."
(This is what I make the girls do after they have had an argument.)
4 is such a fun age!
As for the VCUG, well I knew it was going to get bad the older she got. She was definitely more wiggly and cried for the last portion of the exam. Results were good though. It looks like things are as they were last time, Grade 2 on the right and Grade 3 on the left, but the radiologist said it looked like things were a little better. We are heading in the right direction. Another 6 months and we follow up with Dr. Killion. I already have my appointment with her Pediatric Nephrologist in March.
My little sister had her counseling session. It turns out that her baby will have to follow up with Erynn's Pediatric Nephrologist as well. The counselor suggested that we just schedule our appointments together. What a small coincidence. All my girls have been healthy, except for Erynn's kidney issue and here my sister is going to have a baby with kidney issues as well. I guess this is a way for us to relate to each others trials and a way for us to grow closer, even though we are very close already.
Well, that is all the time I have right now. I need to get on the ball with my blogging.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
She is all over the place, she has really got the crawling down. Lucas can't believe how fast she is now. It is so much fun to see her crawling and then she stops, looks at you with her beautiful blue eyes and gives you one of her fabulous smiles.
We are getting ready for another trip to Tucson. We have been so grateful that she has not had anymore kidney infections. They are going to do another VCUG. We will get to see how her reflux is doing and whether it is improving. Wouldn't that be good news!!! I am not looking forward to it. At her last visit, she was still really small and just laid there. I have a feeling it will be so much harder this time. Did I mention she is crawling all over the place. I just hope that this doesn't hurt and that later on she will have issues getting undressed or not trusting people. I guess as long as she is not sick, we can all manage. Luckily, Lucas is coming with me this time. We are meeting Alisa and Todd in Tucson, she is going to see a Genetic Counselor. I am just hoping that we all get good news.
Again, I have to just put it out there that I love my family so much, all my family. I am so grateful to have such support and love, especially when times are tough.
Anywho, here are some pics over the last month.
Not a great picture, but you can see how big she is in her walker. She is actually starting to move around in it! Just yesterday she moved from the kitchen to the living room.
Look at how big is looks. Her hair is getting so long. She has the most hair of all my girls at this age. Can you imagine when she gets older?
Erynn spending some time with her grandmas. Grandma Maggie is on the left and Nana is on the right. My grandma (Grandma Maggie) is always saying how much she wants to bite her. I can totally relate. It is so much fun to see my baby interact with my grandmother. I am so grateful for the time that we have with her. I can tell how much she loves my girls. I only wish that they had had the chance to get to know my father's mother. My grandma Provencio was a kind and loving woman. I know that they will get to meet her when we return to our heavenly father. I am also missing my Aunt and Grandpas. There are so many people that we have lost, but ours lives are so much better for having them around.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I am so grateful to be home with my baby as much as I am. I swear, I spend most days cuddling with her, watching her crawl, babble, and smile. We have been so lucky to have found out about Erynn's kidney issues so young and have been able to treat her as needed to prevent any future illnesses. She is full of like, I couldn't imagine my life without her. I am so grateful that her condition is something she could eventually outgrow and that it is not something more serious. This made me think about the time that I spend with my other girls.
Andie is getting older and wanting to do the girlfriend thing. I am so grateful that she has so many friends and one that lives so close to us. She always has something she is wanting to do, (which at times can be a bad thing). We are starting to head into that TWEEN stage with her and I feel like I am missing out on things. Even though this transitional phase is getting tougher, I am so grateful for such a smart daughter. I would rather have a daughter that can argue her point rather than succeed to everything. She is hard headed and I pray that it benefits her in the future.
Then there is my Avery. She has always been our "problem child" but only in the fact that she is more stubborn than the other two put together. Avery has a wild spirit and can drive me crazy at times, but I am so glad that I have one more year home with her. It is never a boring day with her around. Just today, we drove to Pima and got a slush at Taylor Freeze. As we were passing through Central and by the New Temple. Avery looks up and says "Wow, look at the temple, it's wonderful!" I agreed with her and then she shared with me, "We are going to go there."
If you don't know, Lucas and I have never been. Just when we think we are on the right track, life happens. It has been a tough road, but I know that I love Lucas with all my heart and I want to spend Eternity with no other. Hearing my 4-year-old share this with me made me ponder all that is at stake and make me grateful for the Temple, what it represents and for a church that teaches good values to families. This past August was 9 years of marriage for Lucas and I. I know in my heart that we will be sealed to our family, one of these days. I know that as a family we can get through and accomplish anything.
I love my family so much and pray daily that I can be the mother and wife that they deserve. I hope that anyone that reads this, remembers to be grateful for the good and the bad.
Sorry, just my thoughts at this moment.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
So yesterday was a huge day for us. In the morning, I am awaken to my 6 1/2 month old mumbling what sounds like "Momomom". I get her out of her crib and sure enough, her little mouth is opening and closing, but nothing coming out. And then, "Mom"! I was so excited. Well, I yelled for Lucas to come in, there we all were, girls and daddy, she says "Mom mom". It went on all day. In fact, I just heard her say it right now (she is supposed to be sleeping), be right back.
Then, I get a phone call from my sister, she found out what she was having and it's a. . . . . . . . . BOY!!!! We are all so excited for her. You don't understand, girls out number boys in this family like 3:1. I have 5 Aunts and 2 Uncles. Most of my cousins are girls and they have girls as well. Not to bring up the fact that I have 2 sisters, no brothers, and 3 daughters and no sons. Having a baby boy around will so much fun, even if it is Todd's (just kidding). They have a few names picked, one that is a favorite (I'm not a huge fan of, but won't say anything from this point forward, because they are like children and will name the kid that just to spite me and everyone else). So, CONGRATULATIONS ALISA AND TODD!!!!!
Last and probably most exciting for me, my Erynn started to crawl. She has been on hands and knees for months now and trying to crawl for weeks. I spend a lot of time on the ground trying to get her to crawl to me and moving her arms and legs in the right direction. So, Todd comes over (my brother-in-law) and leaves his sunglasses on the ground. Before I know it, there she goes. I couldn't believe it. I grabbed my camera and of course she wouldn't do it. I waited and waited and then got lucky.
So here it is, Erynn Kinley Johnson, 6 1/2 months old, crawling on Aug 26, 2009.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Up for grabs, the Halloween Korker Flower Bows pictured below.
Here's how to qualify:
- Comment on my Hair Bow Blog (lilcutiehairbows.blogspot.com), each comment is good for 1 entry.
- Sign up to follow my Hair Bow Blog, good for 2 entries.
- Blog about my Hair Bow Blog and leave a link so I can read it, good for 1 entry.
The top three bloggers will win a set of Halloween Korkers, but to sweeten the deal, there will also be a Surprise Gift to the 1st Place Blogger. It could be anything from a set of bows, a headband w/ coordinating bow, or a beanie w/ coordinating bow. It all depends on what that winner shows interest in. I will be reading your posts and will decide the Surprise Gift from what you comment.
Lucas and the girls on the first day of school. Don't you just love Lucas' hideous Hawaiian shirt. The whole THS staff wore them on the first day of school.My sweet girls, I can't believe how big they are getting.
Andie is starting 3rd Grade, I can't even believe it. She was so excited for school to start, missing her friends a bunch. We have been grateful for the wonderful friends that Andie had made last year. She kept in touch with many of them over the summer. Savannah had her over a few times and she played with Alyssa (Savannah's cousin a bunch as well). Brynlee and Kaitlyn had her over for birthday parties and Kylie and Andie had a chance to form a friendship that we hope will grow throughout the school year. This year Andie has Brynlee and Kaitlyn in her class again with Mrs. Scoggins being her teacher. Some old friends are in her class as well, Kayden and Michael Marie. This was the first year that Andie was kind of not wanting me to drop her off at school. I explained, too bad. I will be dropping her off at school until she graduates from H.S. Won't that be so funny her Senior year and I am dropping her off at the H.S. Hey, I carried her in my belly for nearly 10 months, I think that it is my maternal right to see her off to school on the first day.
Avery is starting Pre-school at Shiningstars Pre-School, run my Aubrey Larson and Emily Curtis. We had a meet and greet night. There are so many old friend kids in her class. It is fun to see how we have all aged and how our families have grown. It will be fun over the next couple of years to see our kids grow up together and the friendships that they will make.
Avery and Miss Aubrey
Avery posing at Granny's (this is a 1st day of school tradition that dates back to when Lucas was a little boy.)
My big girl Andie at Granny's. I just found her Kindergarten photo. I was going to post that one as well, but decided to hold off until next year when Avery starts Kindergarten. It will fun to compare the two of them.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
A few days ago, I'm not sure what I was doing, but we were in the car and I was putting my arm over my head. My Andie then tell me every so nicely, that my arm is all jiggly. I couldn't help but laugh. Out of the mouth of babes. This give me more of an incentive to lose some weight, plus we are having family pictures done in Nov. 10 weeks to go.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
My sweet little Erynn sitting up.
Hands and Knees time.
This is Erynn trying so suck out the apples juice. She kind of looks like a Pirate here.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
So Andie had her first day of 3rd grade today and Avery her first day of Pre-school. Both girls were really excited and I feel really lucky that I never had to do the whole cry-themselves-silly-because-they-didn't-want-me-to-leave thing. I am having a hard time believing that that my Andie is as old and as big as she is. She really didn't want me to walk her to her class today, but I was like, too bad. I am a mommy and that is one of my rights, right? Avery was running off when I had to call her back and take a pic with her teacher. To think that next year she will be riding the bus, that is so scary.
Today is also my Wedding Anniversary. Lucas and I have been married for 9 years. I know that this is going to sound so cheesy and some of you may be like "whatever." We are so happy. Yes we have had our ups and downs, but at this point in my life, we are closer than ever. We have been so blessed in our lives and are so grateful for our wonderful family. I am so lucky to have found Lucas when I did. I love him so much and he is so good to me and the girls.
I love you Lucas and can't wait for the next 9 years.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Just this afternoon. I asked Avery to clean up a mess that she had made in the bathroom. I walk in about 10 min later to find her wiping down the cabinets with something that looked white. I'm standing there trying to think of what it could be, when I realize that there is a suspicious minty smell coming from the bathroom. I realize that Avery is cleaning the cabinets with toothpaste, yes, white minty toothpaste. My initial reaction was to be mad, but after a few moments, I couldn't help but laugh. This will be just another memory of my sweet Avery. Cleaning up the bathroom with toothpaste.