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!