Monday, February 23, 2015

Febru-nado

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.



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

1 Month Old

Our little Eli is 1 month old today! Time is flying by so fast! Here are some stats about this handsome little man.



Last weigh in: 8 lbs
Eats: 3 oz about every 2-3 hours
Likes: making funny faces, formula, warm baths, being held while he sleeps, and stealing our hearts



Dislikes: changing clothes, getting his bum changed, and having his nails clipped
Activities: Eli is a strong baby and already rolls over a little bit, he also enjoys story time and listening to children’s music


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year

We hope that you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We sure did! I don't know about you, but we couldn't have asked for anything better!


On Christmas we hung out in our hotel room in our Christmas jammies and Eli opened up his first Christmas presents ever. Later, we had Christmas dinner with Eli's birth mother and her family.



After that, we hung out with Adam's sister, Chantelle, and her 2 daughters, Sarah and Aubrey. They came to visit because it was "only" a 6 hour drive to us! We ate another Christmas dinner with them at IHOP, the only place that we could find open.


We were able to fly home the day after Christmas. It was much sooner than excepted. We were told to plan on staying in Ohio until the 2nd week of January! Eli handled the flight like a champ!


Our families have been super excited to meet and hang out with Eli ever since.
Cousin Nora and Cousin Locklynn
Cousin Riley, Aunt Alesha, Cousin Hailey
Grandma B's first look at little Eli
Aunt Tiffany
Uncle Darl and Batman (aka. Sam)
Aunt Savanna and Aunt Abby
Grandpa and Grandma B

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.