Saturday, December 31, 2011

Good Bye 2011.... Hello 2012

So... 2011 was year of alot around the Johnson house... It was NOT the year for me to be committed to this Blog! Every year Mr. Johnson, the 2RedHens, and myself all make a list of things that we want to accomplish in the year. This along with every family member picking a "WORD" to live by for the year has been a tradition for a couple of years now. This past year was the 1st year that we were able to cross off almost all of the items on our list. Some items were amended and there is still the elusive turkey for Mr. Johnson, and those Taylor Swift concert tickets for the girls... but all in all this year has been spectacular! We made our 1st trip to Disney in April & now we are all ready to go back! Mr. Johnson & I went to the Windy City and Vegas. The 2RedHens skipped the 1st week of school to go with us on a business trip to the BEACH! I have continued with committment to get healthy, I am currently down 50lbs and feeling great! We SOLD our house quicker than expected and even though we can't find exactly what we are looking for we have been blessed to have found a great rental with a short term lease. The 2RedHens are doing FABULOUS and both have roles in the upcoming production of Wizard of OZ with our local art center. WE have our goals ready for 2012 and I'll share some of those soon.... because one of mine is to blog at least once a week.... Oh my! Let's get this New Year Started!!!!


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kristopher Dane Hassie Johnson 5-31-86 / 10-17-08

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear. Happy Birthday Kris We Love & Miss You!

Elliott wrote a letter last night. Here is what she wrote.......

Dear Kris,
I LOVE you! I hope you are having a good life in heaven. I wish you could meet Ruby. Happy Birthday tomorrow. I miss you. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox Love, Elliott

Somedays, it's hard to be the adult around here.....

~ Vanessa

Friday, May 20, 2011

My name is Vanessa and I Neglect my Blog.....

I cannot believe it has been a year since my last post and it was about how I was going to do a better job posting.... ugh! What happened you ask? Life! That's what, I have been busy working at Mr. Johnson's office, being Homeroom Mom for the Big Hen's class, helping out with the Little Hen's class, choosing a word for 2011 instead of making resolutions and I picked Committed.... Meaning if I started it then I would totally Commit myself to it and follow through. I think I have done pretty good with this concept but it has also taught me that just because someone throws me the ball doesn't mean I have to catch it... Now, I still have a long way to go with this, especially when it comes to people at the 2RedHens school asking me to help, but I am making GREAT strides.

Since I last Blogged I have ran my first 5K and Committed myself to better health. I have lost around 30lbs. I feel GREAT and my Goal is about 20lbs more. However, it's more about getting healthy than weight.

The 2RedHens are growing up WAY to fast. Addie turned 10 today and Elliott turned 8 while we were at Disney last month. They finish up 4th and 2nd grade next week and I am feeling very sad about that. Addie will start her last year at Elementary school in August. Seriously? When did she grow up? Where did my sweet little one go? Also, some new revelations have come to light about her after we pursued some further testing for her. I might share further later but prayers would be appreciated because I am quite overwhelmed. Elliott, well she had the BEST teacher this year who helped her BLOOM tremendously. We will miss Mrs. Godsey TERRIBLY and wish she could move to the 3rd grade with us. But, I want to say that she has FOREVER impacted Elliott's life and she is a better ELLIOTT because of her!

Did you catch that? DISNEY, yes we went to Disney in April for 8days and 7nights and it was FABULOUS!!! We could have stayed forever I think. It was a State Farm Ambassador Travel Trip and it was our 1st trip there. I don't think we will EVER be able to go any other way. We stayed at the Yacht Club. We mostly went to the parks during the Magic hours and didn't really wait in line for any rides 5 minutes tops. The 2RedHens really got into the pin trading (Thanks to the Henry's) and had their 1st plane ride. We chased autographs and finally collected them all. We were sad to leave but all GOOD things must come to an end RIGHT?

Now, I think that just about brings us current.... I'm going to try to do better.... I'm not going to make promises that I can't keep. But, I am going to check in more than once a year!