Thursday, July 31, 2008

Nursing Merit Badge....too funny!

Can I have one of these? No really, nursing is a hard thing to start doing let alone keep it going. I have officially nursed Bella for 12 months and 5 days! I wasn't ready to stop but I guess she was....I'm sad! but really that is along time, but so rewarding!!! Except I think this badge really needs to be tweaked a little, it looks to good, usually your boob is flat with stretch marks and your nipple is facing down to the floor....a man probably made this!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy 1 Year Bella sophia!

This post is a little late, but I have been trying to get the kids ready for school, accepted a new calling, getting Bella's party together.....details details DETAILS! But here are some pics of her that I took for her totally cute invitation...(I'm a little excited!!)

I can't believe how time just flies by.....and she is 1 years old. I am sad but also excited for her to grow up! She is not walking yet but is trying to. She loves her binky and blanket and pretzels and still nurses but I think she is almost done. This girl will eat anything, I am so surprised she is little as she is! She weighs 19 pounds and 1 oz.....gotta get that ounce in!....I just am in love with her so much!

Friday, July 25, 2008

My best friend...Mandi!

Okay this girl is sooo amazing to me and I just love her. She recently did her hair a totally different it's beautiful on her. I wish I could make a move like that but I am so boring! Just a little about my friend:

1. Beautiful! as you can see!

2. A great wonderful mom to 3 absolutely fabulous kiddos!

3. Has an amazing HOT rocker (plays the drums) husband!

4. Mandi can balance being a great mom and works out of her home.

5. She also is very "theatre" talented and can sing!!

6. Her parents are getting ready to go on a mission in Utah... they are great examples!

7. Mandi is amazingly great at keepin in touch with our friends from High school, if ever I need gossip she know who and what is going on with them!!

8. Is such a super sweet and caring person

9. Is soooo much FUN to be around, she has a charismatic personality that just makes you feel so good inside anytime you are around her!

10.. Mandi is so forgiving of your faults and is such a loyal friend to have, she has always been there for me when I have needed her and is so understanding of me!

I love you girl!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Lots of Cards!

Here are some cards that I have done this summer:
The one with the "M" was the card I made for Mother's Day this year. The girl's camp book was using lunch bags. This was the girl's "Positively Me" book where each girl and leader wrote words that described that girl. I'll have to do a tutorial on the pen. I love this pen....totally fun and easy!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Happy 12th Birthday Austin and Dillon!!

I hope your day is filled with happiness and knowing that you loved by so many!!

We LOVE you both! See you tonight!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My buelly...Colton!

Today I wanted to post about Colton! Can I just say there are not enough words to describe my buelly! The moment he came into my arms I fell in love with him and especially his little dimpled ear! As a baby he was very very good and man could he eat! and then some!! By the time he was around 15 mos. he would not let me out of his site. Every pic I have of him he is crying because I wasn't holding him or even if I was holding him he still cried. Is there such a thing as colic at this age? .....mmmm....! Now he is my energetic bullet that never ends! He loves to be in the limelight and wants to be an actor or singer....which he does good at both, he is very creative! He made me giggle and sigh and cry all at the same time when I saw the binder he made. Notice the cover page and the paper strips taped on in the inside....these are labels! How adorable is that....I guess he takes after his binder obsessed mom! I love you buddy, you are the best!

Monday, July 21, 2008


We are back.... and it was soo much fun! Yes we did get rained on for about an hour on Sat. and WOW... did it thunder like crazy! The kids were in one tent and the adults in the other, we just played card games! I learned a new game (thanks Robert!) and it was so much fun. We went to the lake and swam and fished, but later found out the kids were not aloud to swim....OOPS! Sabrina and R.J. were a little scared about getting in, but the other kids did great! The first night was movie night, we watched Spaceballs. The second night was family skit/talent night. Everyone did so good and were so super funny! The campsite was awesome, it was like our own little neighborhood there. Both of us (Johnston family) bought new tents at Sam's that have a little porch in the front. This came in so handy! Especially with the rain!LOL! Bella did so good, and slept great for me so then I was able to sleep better! It was cold on Sat. and Sunday so we didn't do ice cream or slushies (pampered chef). The kids were bummed about that.....but I told them next time!

Friday, July 18, 2008


to be a patient, understanding, loving, gentle, caring, playful, and listening mom!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Love this!

I wanted to post some cute ideas that I have seen and have stored into categories on my computer, I actually have a couple of binders that are labeled for each category for example: cards, decorating ideas, wedding, etc.. when I have time to print off all my pics. Since I have started to sew I have never taken a class before and basically taught myself how to do it, but I am so inspired to learn how to go a little bit clothes. Really for my girls. I am planning on taking a sewing class at Sally's. Anyone up for it? So now I need a sewing binder..heehee!

My new love is...ta..dum..CHALKBOARD paint. Except I haven't done a single thing with it!! But I love this table idea....soooo cute. Jody on our "Craft" day we need to do something like this don't you think? How cute on top of our tables!! How cute for a party, or a wedding!! heart is racing!! LOL

I will be gone camping until Monday so I will post about that when I get back. Pray for no rain!!