Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jumpin' July

July has gone by so quickly. It is like we've jumped through it! Here's what has been happening in our neck of the woods:

1.) We bought our very first house!!!

2.) We got a new niece, Leah.

3.) Adam won a brand new grill at Texas Roadhouse.

4.) Eli went to his very first 4th of July parade and fireworks. The parade was a little noisy for him, but strangely he loved the fireworks. He tried so hard to stay awake, but didn't quite make it.

5.) Eli turned 7 months old. His two front teeth on top are coming in.

6.) Eli played in the water outside in our new yard.

7.) Eli had his first finger painting experience. He was helping his cousins make a welcome home sign for his grandparents. He loved it, until he took a bath with a blue painted Locklynn and got scared! I guess he won't be watching the Blue Man group anytime soon!

8.) We spent time in Utah with family that was visiting. There we went on a hike to Donut Falls and in the Albion Bason at Alta to see wildflowers, we played at the nickelcade, we had family pictures, had a hot dog roast, and swam at Seven Peaks. Adam and I also attended the Jordan River temple since we had a lot of eager babysitters!

Look! He stood himself up!
See the moose in the background?

9.) We've also been doing a lot of unpacking, unpacking, and unpacking! It is a slow process with Adam's work schedule and a baby that is learning to crawl and get into everything!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Johnson Family Pictures 2015

Last week we had our annual family pictures and Eli's 6 month pictures taken by Mandie Lott. We love how they turned out! Now we just aren't sure how to pick our favorites! These are only some of them:

I can't stop looking at them!

We Are A Happy Family

Eli has made our happy family even happier. He is such a good, happy boy. We are sure lucky to have him in our lives! See, look at Eli and his happy daddy on Adam's very first official Father's Day.

Eli turned 6 months old earlier this month. He is growing and changing every day. He almost weighs 17 pounds, eats all sorts of foods, and is almost ready to crawl. Pretty soon getting stuck under the couch will be the least of our worries.

We just spent the last couple of days with cousins in Utah. Eli is on his way to learning the piano.

We also went to the nickel-cade and Eli is learning how to drive too!

Oh my goodness Father Time! Please slow down!

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Babies don't come with an instruction manual, which I very much would like, but could they at least come with a pause button?!?!?!

This little guy is getting so big so fast! He already is eating rice cereal and oatmeal.

Maybe if we can't have a pause button, then at least a rewind button?!?!?!

Oh well... I guess it doesn't matter if he is 4 months or 40 years old... he will always be my baby!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Battle of the Bread Knife

Adam's motto in life seems to be, "Go big or go home." So to him, it makes perfect sense to try to use an electric turkey type knife to cut a loaf of bread instead of a regular ole kitchen knife. You should also keep in mind that Adam is a bit accident prone. Put these two things together and you get about 10 stitches in the thumb.

Cuddling with this kiddo is the best medicine though!

In other news, Eli met the Easter Bunny this weekend. I don't think he was too impressed though because the sun was in his eyes and he was tired.

At least he didn't cry and Daddy helped him get some pretty cool stuff at the Easter egg hunt.

Monday, February 23, 2015


I'm calling this post Febru-nado because February was like a tornado for us. Clever, right?!

Our little bug is growing like a weed. He turned 2 months a few weeks ago. Today at an appointment he weighed in at 11 lb 13 oz! They tell me he is pretty short though!

There are lots of things happening in our lives. On January 31, Adam's Grandpa Johnson turned 95. We took Eli to meet him and are so glad that we took the opportunity because he passed away a week later.

We attended his funeral with family on the 16th. He was such a great man. Many people will miss him and I think Eli provided comfort to family during this time of loss.

Of course the super bowl occurred at the beginning of the month. Eli was rooting for the Steelers like his birth mom, even though they weren't playing.

On February 10th, Adam and I were able to take Eli to court and finalize his adoption. We are all official now! The sweet judge gave Eli a teddy bear so that he can forever remember the day.

We moved back to our home town on February 13 and have been unpacking for over a week.

On February 14, Valentines Day, we took Eli to the Idaho Falls temple to be sealed to us. It was a GREAT day!

On February 15, Adam gave Eli a blessing in church and we also spoke in sacrament meeting. Eli was so handsome in his little white suit and he was on his best behavior.

And just for laughs....

Saturday, January 24, 2015

6 Weeks!

Eli is 6 weeks old today! He made his debut into society today with 2 baby showers! He sure got spoiled with gifts and with cuddles!

He was looking so handsome and grown up today!

At 6 weeks old this little man is a champ at tummy time and helping mommy get the mail.