Thursday, October 30, 2008


You know all those people that win stuff and you think "I never win anything." Well, I can now say that the tables have turned a bit and I have won two things.

I'm a nerd and I get started on some odd things via emails. Well, I signed up on this website and I started participating in these little spin 2 win type games. There are two and my kids think it's fun to click on it and watch it spin around. Well, one day Ben was clicking it and he says "Look mom, something has happened." I look up and there is this thing asking me for my information because I had won $50. Pretty cool.

It's been about 2 yrs ago now that I was introduced to this website While there I was able to earn a free ipod (Mike got it for Christmas a couple years ago) and then one day, checking my email. I get one that says "You won" I was shocked and opened it up. They hold drawings everyday for a free 1GB ipod shuffle. Well, I was the winner from that day before.

Isn't it ironic sometimes how things happen. I think I'm still shocked about it.

FYI: I have already received the $50 check and I'm now waiting for the ipod shuffle, but they do have me listed in their winners circle.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Make it Blue...

Per our ultrasound today, we will be having another boy. :) We are all excited and now we need to figure out some names....

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Poll Will End

Ok, so as of 4:00 tomarrow the poll will be closed. I will extend it if we have a lack of cooperation from the baby.

I decided I would let you all know what we are thinking so that tomarrow if we are right or wrong you won't think that I made it up to be right. :)

So, according to one Chinese Calender it says this will be a girl and another one says a boy. If you want to look at the calender, here it is. You can either try for one gender or see if it was right for you. I keep reading that it is for entertainment purposes though. (The mother's age is across the top.)

I guess we're 50/50. (Surprise, surprise, right?) Ben has been interesting with it all. It seems that at the beginning he talked about a girl all the time. Lately, he's been saying that it's a boy. Mike has been wanting another girl since day one. So, a week or so ago, he gets home from work and hands me a piece of paper and I ask him what it is and he was working through some different boy names. He then tells me that he's thinking that it's a boy. I honestly have know idea. I will be happy with either one and I will be the least disappointed if we can't tell.

Tomarrow our appointment is at 4:15 and I will update here with the news. I will be making a few phone calls with the info as well. If you want to make sure you are on the phone call group, please let me know.

We are excited and look forward to the news and hearing from you as well. Thank you for being a part of our lives.

Econ 101

I never thought I would see the day that I would wish that I had taken this class. Well, here it is some 4+ after my college graduation and I'm wishing I knew more than I know about economics. Not surprising is the major topic of economics in the forefront of the country right now.

This morning I was listening to talk about another stimulus package and I sure started to wonder what I even know. I know that there are a lot of people out there that understand this better than I do, but with everything going on in the economy right now, I have an idea for the government. We are all expected to shop and make purchases, but obviously not be dumb about loans. (The major housing market problems...) So, why then doesn't the government have to live the same way we do??? How can they be in so much debt, but yet keep throwing money around like they have some? I get in trouble if I max out credit cards and make no payment. I also just plain hate the feeling of owing money that I don't have. Don't get me wrong, I have had my fair share of debt, and I still have some, but I don't like it. I guess I just don't understand how it doesn't bother so many people to have the kind of problem that we (as a country) have? This is where I need that class I guess.

If someone can explain this to me, I would love to understand.... I get so I think I know what's going on and then, something else happens and here I am back at the beginning scratching my head......

Ok, I think maybe this might be my solution. What do you think?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Random Information

I have to tell you what a wonderful family I have. Last night while making dinner (part of it anyway) I realized how glad I was to have a husband that doesn't mind cooking. I will explain....

I had some tomatoes that I had to do something with, so I tried to make a speggetti/pizza sauce with it. I had some trouble with the spices, so I put it away. Well, last night I had Mike check out the sauce and he is great!! He was able to add the right amount of this and the right amount of that to have it turn out wonderful!!

Then this morning we were running a little late and Ben was such great help to me. We couldn't find one of Charlie's shoes and he found it and helped Charlie get the jacket he wanted. He was such good help.

I am so blessed to have this family. They are so good to me, even though I don't think I deserve it. :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

My New Niece

I am so lucky to have had a new niece born on Oct. 2nd at about 4:00 PM. Leah Michelle Johnson weighed in at 7lb 15oz.

Here are some pictures of the newest one for you all to enjoy.
Leah Michelle Johnson

Hannah and baby Leah

Proud dad of two girls.

Feeling a little more pregnant

So, I just need to say that as of Thursday I am starting to really look prego. I have been at that inbetween stage for far too long to know if I really look pg. Well, on Thursday, I ran into a girl at the Library and she said something to me about having #4. I guess I must be looking prego then. Later that night I was out and saw myself in a mirror that showed more than just my face and I realized that "yeah, I do look pregnant."

So, now that I look pregnant, I think the feeling preg. will follow shortly behind. I'm hoping that some of the aches and pains will ward off for awhile yet. It's been slower this time to feel movement, but I am feeling a little here and there. Hopefully that will just increase and get to be fun for the rest of the family.

I will have to get a picture up here soon of that as well. Maybe the next post I have will just be pictures to update everyone on everything. We'll see how that goes.

Anyway, this is just a little update on the pregnancy to date. Not terribly exciting, but for those that are wondering, hopefully it will help curiosity.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Boys New Room

Well, I should probably take some pictures and put them up here as well. I might do that later.

I just wanted to say that on Sat. night we moved the boys downstairs to their new room!! So, last week we were busy getting it all ready. We ended up getting dressers at IKEA and then got paint and were able to get it all pretty much set up by Sat. afternoon. The boys then decided that they wanted to move into it that night, and we let them. We actually still have a little left to do before it's completely done, so I might wait until then to take pictures.

We still need to stain the bunk beds and get them looking nice. Right now they are just sleeping on box springs and matress on the floor till that gets done. We also need to get their pictures up on the wall. I think the room might need a little something else.....we'll see what happens with that.

Anyway, it's done and they seem to be doing pretty good. They still are taking awhile to get to sleep, but they have been waking up at about 7:00, so I really can't complain. Also, Brigit is sleeping better, so that is nice. I think the boys were keeping her up and entertained. Speaking of Brigit, she is now completely weaned, so I'm feeling a little less worn out and that's nice. She also is taking one bottle at night and does really well.

So, as soon as we get completely finished I'll get some pictures up.
Ain't no need to watch where I'm going, just need to know where I've been.