Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Men In My Life

December 19, 2014 will forever mark the day that my heart was captured by 2 men, instead of just one. How can you blame me?

Our placement took place at the local library.

We are proud to introduce Eli Bryant Johnson as the newest member of our family. He was born on the coolest day 12/13/14 at 6 pounds 2 oz and was 19 inches long. This tiny little guy has now been a member of our family for a little over 14 hours now and we have loved every minute of it.

All clean after his first hotel sponge bath.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Eli's Nursery

We've been working really hard to get ready for Eli. Yesterday, we finally finished his bedroom. We're really excited. Take a look:

This dresser used to be ours, but we threw some love and paint into it to make it Eli's. The orange handles and cream paint match the theme in the rest of his room.

Adam and I built the crate and coat rack in the corner out of a pallets. We bought the mirror at a thrift store and gave it some TLC. We're planning on using the picture frame on the dresser to hold pictures of both of Eli's families.

We bought these frames at the thrift store and transformed them for this arrangement.There is a matching orange and cream rug that you can't quite see in this picture.

Here's a closer look.

Adam helped me complete this project last night. We cut out our own vinyl and everything.

And this is another reminder that some in Ohio loves him.

Do you think he will like it?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Adam and I always have so much to be thankful for, but this year our hearts are exceptionally full!

This year we spent Thanksgiving with my Grandparents, my parents, Abby, Nate, Locklynn, and a few aunts, uncles, and cousins.

I helped my mom make a green salad and green bean casserole. I helped my Grandma make delicious Stove Top Stuffing. My Grandpa doesn't like stuffing, but each year he takes a bite of it off my place. Thanksgiving would not be the same without that! 

 Adam made 2 lovely pumpkin pies from scratch.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast... ya, I'm not talking about me and Adam, I am talking about a play we attended this weekend. We met my mom and dad and Nate and Abby at the theater to watch Adam's sister, Alesha, perform in the musical.

She was a member of the chorus and an enchanted table, but we pretty much thought she was the star!

Best enchanted table ever!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

National Doughnut Day

Today was National Healthy Food Day... and National Doughnut Day. We chose to celebrate Doughnut Day!

Hmm... tomorrow is National Nacho Day!

Also today was "The Best Day Ever" Day in the Johnson household. We found out that for Christmas we will be given the amazing gift of a wonderful baby boy! Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Happy Halloween

We hope that you had a Happy Halloween! If you are ever in Utah in October, you should stop by Mabey Farms in South Jordan to pick up some amazing pumpkins. They have over 35 different kinds and their pumpkin patch was featured on the local news this year. The Mabey's are Adam's family. They are great people and have a great pumpkin patch.

We were lucky enough to have a Mabey Farms' pumpkin this year and look what we turned out:

Can you tell what it is?

We also have some Mabey pumpkins that we are hoping to turn into pies or other delicious goodies. We've only ever used canned pumpkin, but are excited to try using the real thing!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Farewell October

The end of October brings scary things like Halloween... and my birthday. This year I turned 28. Mostly people look at birthdays as a happy time of celebration. Lately, for a long time really, I've been making the mistake of using birthdays, holidays, and milestones to look at the past and future and dwell on what I don't have. For example I will think to myself:

" OMG, we've been married over 5 1/2 years and we still don't have any kids."
" We've been graduated from high school for over 9 years and we still don't have kids."
" So and so is pregnant again. Why can't that be us?"
" We've been trying to adopt for 3 years and still don't have kids."
" I'm 28 and I still don't have kids."

I think that this year has been especially hard with our recent failed adoption and our miscarriage that was almost 1 year ago. This year was almost the year that I had exactly what I wanted for my birthday! It becomes almost consuming at times. So, maybe you will understand why I was dreading my birthday as usual.

But you know what? It wasn't so bad. It was actually good. I felt the love of so many people. And thanks in part to "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" movie that Adam took me to see today (He came and got me off work early), I am trying to set a goal to become a better person by enjoying my life in the here and now and enjoying holidays and milestones for what they are. You guys gotta help hold me to it!


This week was Spirit Week at work. Monday was PJ/ Crazy Hair day. Tuesday was Zoo Animal Day. Wednesday was Decade Day. Thursday was Nerd Day. Friday was Halloween costume of choice.

Check me out on Zoo Animal Day:

I was supposed to be a leopard, but I think it had a little more of a mouse vibe going on!

And check out this:

I came in to work for Nerd Day/ my birthday later than usual because Adam and I had our home study update this morning. My awesome co-workers had this great surprise waiting for me along with a special home-made card and delicious cake. Stacey was so thoughtful to make me an oatmeal cake because she knows that I like oatmeal pie! The people in my life sure know how to make me feel special.