Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Kevin and I have always done our Christmas on Christmas Eve, and our big family's Christmas on Christmas Day.
I love this tradition and as far as I can see, we'll probably always have our Kiehn Christmas every year on the 24th.

As with most things in our lives, it was sweet, simple, and meant so much.
Kevin surprised me with a new Nikon 35mm f/1.8G lens that I did NOT see coming and it was just precious.


Right when she woke up to Bing Crosby and presents under the tree.




Moms, don't be the mom that's like "wait!" and has everyone wait around so you can do your make-up or get spruced up for Christmas morning pictures. It's ok to look ugly. Actually, there is so much happiness Christmas morning, nobody looks ugly!


Another sweet surprise. I had mentioned wanting these shoes and tried them on etc throughout the year but never had the definite yes on them. Apparently, Kevin was paying attention cause he got them for me. Love them!

see? shirt left over from last night's church service and running shorts is my Christmas outfit this year. faaaancy!








Merry Christmas,
from our family to yours.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Kevin The Man

Kevin has be the man lately.
With me being out of commission, energy-wise, he has been outstanding.
He works all day, then comes home and cleans, gets me food, takes care of Ruby, irons his clothes, makes himself a lunch for the next day, etc. 
I am in awe of this guy.

He looks thrilled here, doesn't he? Ha! I told him that I was SO sorry but every time I opened the fridge there was something awful in there and I almost puked every time I did. So if he please got a chance, could he maybe clean it? Since I physically can't at this point? Honey?

And that's what he did the moment he got home.

See how thin and fit he is getting? He runs three times a week on top of his busy schedule. THIS is why I was like "what is wrong with me?! Why am I not on this band wagon with you honey?!"
Preg. That's why.

I took pictures of the process as a sign of support. It's all I could do.


We put lights up in Ruru's room and when we turned them on for the first time it was PRECIOUS. She was wide-eyed and dropped-jaw happy. She thinks they are just so special.
They will stay up all year long, thank you very much.


I am so happy I can write and talk about this pregnancy now! Secrets are no fun. Especially ones that involve having life growing inside of you and changing you forever!

I'll leave you with this image. Ruby is turning into such a big girl. I mean who watches TV like this?! Big girls!
She kisses and tickles and talks and pats my belly every day, several times a day and says "beebee" all the time.
She's the best.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Big News :)


I'm pregnant!!!

Cute Kiehn #2 is set to arrive next summer.

Now it all makes sense why I had no energy and wanted nothing to do with sauteed vegetables. 
I wanted McChickens. I was pregnant!
I wasn't going crazy or having a bad attitude.
I was pregnant!

We are running, jumping, and clicking our heels with excitement and joy over here. 
They kiddos will be 2 1/2 years apart, just as I have always dreamed my children being. 
I will have a summer baby!
I will swim nonstop while pregnant!
I'M PREGNANT!!!!!

Can you believe it? I am so happy!

Now let's get past this nauseated, sloth-like first part and get on to the awesome parts.
Like the second trimester and getting to birth your baby in the third. 
Have you guys gathered that I love pregnancies and babies?
eeeek!!


I took this today between clients (please say a prayer for me on Tuesdays, it's rough during this yucky part!) because I kept seeing my belly in the mirror all day. I can't really hold this news in much longer. I'm so surprised I already have this and my pants are either tight or have no business being buttoned. So unbuttoned they remain.

I am 9 weeks...why am I showing already?! 
My baby is the size of a bean, but apparently my uterus is Big Momma.

I'm pregnant!
We are having another baby!
Ruby is a big sister!
I love you.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Recent Ruby Recap

-Ruby has weaned! I can't believe it! I am so, so proud of her.
She had a little bit of a rough time with it at first, but since it was really just a comfort/cuddle thing and not a sustenance thing, she was okay to let go of it. She is super cuddly in place of it though and I love it.  Now we rock her for a few minutes to go to bed and she either falls asleep fast in our arms, or asks to be laid down in her crib so she can fall asleep for the last part on her own.
Such a big girl.

-She is also talking A LOT. Lots of real words. Lots of jibberish. She will repeat anything right now, so we are being very careful around here! Even words we used to spell out around her, she knows what they are. We'll spell it to each other and she just says it. We're like "what?! HOW?!"

-She has started telling littler kids at church "no no" like a Mommy. She gets it from saying "no no" to Clarence all the time as he takes her food or licks her face. Hopefully we'll be able to teach her you can talk like that to a dog but not a human...

-She loves boys. Males. When she was just new to walking, we'd find her in the boy's bathroom at church (we have a small church and the door stays open if no one is in there) and her two favorite people on earth are Ew and Papa (Kevin's little brother Justin and Kevin's Dad) She calls him "Ew" because from the very beginning when he'd play with her they would find stinky things and say ew ew to everything like her feet or whatever, and it just stuck.
We will over hear Ruby talking to herself just saying "ew. Papa. Papa ew. Ew and da Papa". She loves them.
The other day I was reading Humpty Dumpty to her. I said
"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again"

and she looked up at me and said "men?"
Hahahahaha.
She is constantly surrounded by a group of about 6 boys at church that hold her and play with her and love her right back. It's so sweet and she loves every minute of it. 
No, I am not concerned, and I doubt she is "boy crazy". She's just a cute toddler that is fascinated by the opposite sex:)

-We are getting her a toddler bed soon and I am so excited about it. I can't believe it!
Up next: potty training! But no rush, really.


Ruby, keep keepin' us young, baby girl!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Never Been So Happy


Celtics fan with epic dance skills.
You may have to enlarge it.

I am going to do this next Pro Game I go to.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

We are embracing the cold weather around here. Walking around the house barefoot will no longer do. It's fleeces and warm socks.
Ruby is indifferent to weather. She doesn't care a bit, she is just in the zone.
The playing zone.
The talking non-stop but no-actual-words-in-there zone.
The being cute all the time zone.

I am so excited. Tomorrow Kevin has a half day off and we can sleep in!
I have a track workout with our "coach" (our friend who is training us to run fast 5Ks and just get generally awesome) tomorrow at 10:00am but I just want to be like "John, I'm sorry. I don't like to sprint when it's 29 degrees outside".



I am not a super sentimental person, except when it comes to my babies and my family.
Just knowing that Ruby will never ever ever be this age again tears at my heart. I look at her so often and just think "I will never have this Ruby back, ever again".
My amazing husband will grow old with me and never leave me and will always be by my side (I love you, Kevin) but our babies? We have them JUST to help them find who they are to send them off into the world! It's just nuts!

So I see Ruby all day long and soak her in and then now I'm sitting in bed staring at cute pictures of her, soaking more of her in. I love that little girl!
I'm sure that I was destined, from the beginning of time, to be a Momma. I can't get over how wonderful it is.

Speaking of a wonderful life, I must end this post to watch America's Funniest Home Videos with my man! It's a simple life we lead! :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Today I'm Saying

Today I am going to muster up all the strength I can and try to pick up the house.
Lately I have been a lifeless little zombie. I don't know why.
I am so SO SOOOOOO tired of eating the same foods.
Kevin looks amazing, has all the energy in the world, and is fitter than I've ever seen him before in my life. He is running circles around me.
I am a hungry, tired person lately. I know I need to step out and learn more about variety and how to do what but I'm just too tired to even try lately. I know...I'm a wuss. I'm working on it.

Ruby got called a boy again. I could see that when she was a bald little fatso baby people could be confused, but a long haired toddler? Wearing a pink fleece and the subject of the conversation included her purple striped socks? Typically the bow in the hair will give it away too, but whatevs.

I am making Christmas gifts this year. Crafts are NOT my forte. They are the opposite of relaxing to me.
My idea of relaxing is having a lot of money to just sit on the couch, and click "purchase" on Etsy. Let someone else do the work.

Am I sounding like a Grumpy Greta? I'm sorry. I'm not. Just blah. COME BACK SUMMER AND SUNSHINE COME BACK!!!!!!!

I can't decide if I love living smack dab in the middle of town, close to everything, and lots of fun and entertaining things to do, or if I'd like to live out a ways, in the country, where my kiddos can roam. And get ticks. Blech.

Clarence is still here. Obsessed with me.

We put up our Christmas tree and as Ruby looked at it with wide, magical eyes a flood of something came over me. Something that said "you better know why you do what you do, and it better be legitimate." And that struck a big time chord in me.
It goes a lot deeper than Jesus Is The Reason For The Season.
Just do a little research on how Christmas started.

Being a parent makes you rethink everything you've known your whole life. Or at least it does for me. I love that.

Ok, I gotta stop rambling and pick myself up from off this couch and start moving my body. Hope wherever you are when you read this, the sun comes out for just a little bit today and makes ya smile:)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

This Little Big Life


Do you ever have those moments where you are just taken back with how blessed you are? And can't really come up with the words to explain how thankful you are for your family and the life that you live?
Usually those moments come when I look at my daughter or my husband. Like...I just can't believe that I get to live this life.
When I'm worshipping Yahweh I often hear out of my mouth "I can't believe that you chose me", and that's so how I feel.


It's a cold, rainy day today and it's warm and quiet in our home while Ruby girl naps. We had big plans today but it got changed with a little surprise news flash/reminder.
Kevin balances the checkbook and pays all the bills every Saturday and we had a family meeting of getting back on track and figuring out how to feed our family holistically, yet affordably.
We told Yahweh as a family that we trust Him, we know He wants for us to be healthy and nourish our bodies since they are His temple, and we know He has all the resources in the world to provide our NEEDS.
Do we need a red Farrari? Nope. Do we need to feed ourselves real, nutrient dense food that helps our body function the way He created it to? For this family - Yep.

So we are not worried. Yahweh is showing us how to be resourceful.
How to not have a poverty mindset.
How to trust Him and be wise and govern the finances we do have.
I know compared to most 25 and 26 year olds we are ahead of the game, but most 25 and 26 year olds are not the standard. Yahweh is, and we want to match His pace.

So together, we sat down and figured out just how many meals we can stretch our little rice and beans:)
And I am so happy about it and so thankful for this season of MAJOR growing and maturing and stretching us to a level that will greatly benefit us.

I just love this little, big life we get to live.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Need Help!

I am kind of like, very stressed about a situation.
Ruby now crawls out of her crib and walks to the door screaming crying because she doesn't want to go to sleep.
We hear her knocking on the door to get out, screaming.
She will fall asleep in my arms while I rock her and hold her for FOREVER and then finally when I stand up to lay her in her crib, she's wide awake, kicking and screaming "no no!" pointing to the rocking chair.

So after several days and nights of this, and an hour of trying today for the nap, I finally just laid her down, she started the whole red-face-no-breathing scream and I just looked her in the eye and told her "if you get out of your crib, you will get a spanking".

So that worked, she has obeyed and hasn't crawled out. But she's been crying for a long time. Like way longer than I normally allow. Like 30 minutes on and off. And right when I think she's fallen asleep I hear another moan and crying "mom? mom? mommyyyyy..."

I feel so bad for her. At first I thought "I guess she's just not tired, she must be changing her nap schedule" but then I let her out in the living room and she was SO cranky and pointed back in her room a few minutes later to the rocking chair and said "ni night". So that's an obvious clue.

She's exhausted.
But she won't go to sleep.

Somebody...please help me!
Do you remember this phase with your toddlers?
Are you going through it now?

Thanksmas

The past week or so has been a whirlwind! I miss the days that I just stayed home all day long with my chubby little infant. But life is always moving and as long as we don't let it control us, it's good to move with it.
Thanksgiving is Christmas at my grandparents each year. Has been for years and years. This year some of the girls decided to go on a walk down to the lake and Ruby was in attention heaven. She was being so ornery and hilarious because she had skipped her nap (who sleeps on Thanksgiving, mommy?!) and was the littlest and cutest thing at Thanksgiving so she was living it up.




 Running along, having a great time, then just because everyone was watching her, decided to try something fun, different and dramatic. Stopped in her tracks, pouted, looked up, smiled, then back to fun and running.









Have you heard to saying you eventually turn in to your mother? I know you at least get her dimples. And for once, my eyes are closed and hers are open in a picture.




Women in the kitchen...

Someone's always asleep somewhere...


Men watching football...


Ruby playing...


I made this face at some point...


and cousin Joe is in a Forever Lazy.
This is Thanksmas at the Johnson home.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ruby Loves Clarence







Until she has a sibling that is old enough to play with her...he's the perfect partner.
And even then, he'll be both of the kids' thing to ride and squeeze and say "no no" to after they feed him food and he takes it.
You're a good boy, Clarence.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Kevin and I have always done our Christmas on Christmas Eve, and our big family's Christmas on Christmas Day.
I love this tradition and as far as I can see, we'll probably always have our Kiehn Christmas every year on the 24th.

As with most things in our lives, it was sweet, simple, and meant so much.
Kevin surprised me with a new Nikon 35mm f/1.8G lens that I did NOT see coming and it was just precious.


Right when she woke up to Bing Crosby and presents under the tree.




Moms, don't be the mom that's like "wait!" and has everyone wait around so you can do your make-up or get spruced up for Christmas morning pictures. It's ok to look ugly. Actually, there is so much happiness Christmas morning, nobody looks ugly!


Another sweet surprise. I had mentioned wanting these shoes and tried them on etc throughout the year but never had the definite yes on them. Apparently, Kevin was paying attention cause he got them for me. Love them!

see? shirt left over from last night's church service and running shorts is my Christmas outfit this year. faaaancy!








Merry Christmas,
from our family to yours.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Kevin The Man

Kevin has be the man lately.
With me being out of commission, energy-wise, he has been outstanding.
He works all day, then comes home and cleans, gets me food, takes care of Ruby, irons his clothes, makes himself a lunch for the next day, etc. 
I am in awe of this guy.

He looks thrilled here, doesn't he? Ha! I told him that I was SO sorry but every time I opened the fridge there was something awful in there and I almost puked every time I did. So if he please got a chance, could he maybe clean it? Since I physically can't at this point? Honey?

And that's what he did the moment he got home.

See how thin and fit he is getting? He runs three times a week on top of his busy schedule. THIS is why I was like "what is wrong with me?! Why am I not on this band wagon with you honey?!"
Preg. That's why.

I took pictures of the process as a sign of support. It's all I could do.


We put lights up in Ruru's room and when we turned them on for the first time it was PRECIOUS. She was wide-eyed and dropped-jaw happy. She thinks they are just so special.
They will stay up all year long, thank you very much.


I am so happy I can write and talk about this pregnancy now! Secrets are no fun. Especially ones that involve having life growing inside of you and changing you forever!

I'll leave you with this image. Ruby is turning into such a big girl. I mean who watches TV like this?! Big girls!
She kisses and tickles and talks and pats my belly every day, several times a day and says "beebee" all the time.
She's the best.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Big News :)


I'm pregnant!!!

Cute Kiehn #2 is set to arrive next summer.

Now it all makes sense why I had no energy and wanted nothing to do with sauteed vegetables. 
I wanted McChickens. I was pregnant!
I wasn't going crazy or having a bad attitude.
I was pregnant!

We are running, jumping, and clicking our heels with excitement and joy over here. 
They kiddos will be 2 1/2 years apart, just as I have always dreamed my children being. 
I will have a summer baby!
I will swim nonstop while pregnant!
I'M PREGNANT!!!!!

Can you believe it? I am so happy!

Now let's get past this nauseated, sloth-like first part and get on to the awesome parts.
Like the second trimester and getting to birth your baby in the third. 
Have you guys gathered that I love pregnancies and babies?
eeeek!!


I took this today between clients (please say a prayer for me on Tuesdays, it's rough during this yucky part!) because I kept seeing my belly in the mirror all day. I can't really hold this news in much longer. I'm so surprised I already have this and my pants are either tight or have no business being buttoned. So unbuttoned they remain.

I am 9 weeks...why am I showing already?! 
My baby is the size of a bean, but apparently my uterus is Big Momma.

I'm pregnant!
We are having another baby!
Ruby is a big sister!
I love you.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Recent Ruby Recap

-Ruby has weaned! I can't believe it! I am so, so proud of her.
She had a little bit of a rough time with it at first, but since it was really just a comfort/cuddle thing and not a sustenance thing, she was okay to let go of it. She is super cuddly in place of it though and I love it.  Now we rock her for a few minutes to go to bed and she either falls asleep fast in our arms, or asks to be laid down in her crib so she can fall asleep for the last part on her own.
Such a big girl.

-She is also talking A LOT. Lots of real words. Lots of jibberish. She will repeat anything right now, so we are being very careful around here! Even words we used to spell out around her, she knows what they are. We'll spell it to each other and she just says it. We're like "what?! HOW?!"

-She has started telling littler kids at church "no no" like a Mommy. She gets it from saying "no no" to Clarence all the time as he takes her food or licks her face. Hopefully we'll be able to teach her you can talk like that to a dog but not a human...

-She loves boys. Males. When she was just new to walking, we'd find her in the boy's bathroom at church (we have a small church and the door stays open if no one is in there) and her two favorite people on earth are Ew and Papa (Kevin's little brother Justin and Kevin's Dad) She calls him "Ew" because from the very beginning when he'd play with her they would find stinky things and say ew ew to everything like her feet or whatever, and it just stuck.
We will over hear Ruby talking to herself just saying "ew. Papa. Papa ew. Ew and da Papa". She loves them.
The other day I was reading Humpty Dumpty to her. I said
"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again"

and she looked up at me and said "men?"
Hahahahaha.
She is constantly surrounded by a group of about 6 boys at church that hold her and play with her and love her right back. It's so sweet and she loves every minute of it. 
No, I am not concerned, and I doubt she is "boy crazy". She's just a cute toddler that is fascinated by the opposite sex:)

-We are getting her a toddler bed soon and I am so excited about it. I can't believe it!
Up next: potty training! But no rush, really.


Ruby, keep keepin' us young, baby girl!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Never Been So Happy


Celtics fan with epic dance skills.
You may have to enlarge it.

I am going to do this next Pro Game I go to.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

We are embracing the cold weather around here. Walking around the house barefoot will no longer do. It's fleeces and warm socks.
Ruby is indifferent to weather. She doesn't care a bit, she is just in the zone.
The playing zone.
The talking non-stop but no-actual-words-in-there zone.
The being cute all the time zone.

I am so excited. Tomorrow Kevin has a half day off and we can sleep in!
I have a track workout with our "coach" (our friend who is training us to run fast 5Ks and just get generally awesome) tomorrow at 10:00am but I just want to be like "John, I'm sorry. I don't like to sprint when it's 29 degrees outside".



I am not a super sentimental person, except when it comes to my babies and my family.
Just knowing that Ruby will never ever ever be this age again tears at my heart. I look at her so often and just think "I will never have this Ruby back, ever again".
My amazing husband will grow old with me and never leave me and will always be by my side (I love you, Kevin) but our babies? We have them JUST to help them find who they are to send them off into the world! It's just nuts!

So I see Ruby all day long and soak her in and then now I'm sitting in bed staring at cute pictures of her, soaking more of her in. I love that little girl!
I'm sure that I was destined, from the beginning of time, to be a Momma. I can't get over how wonderful it is.

Speaking of a wonderful life, I must end this post to watch America's Funniest Home Videos with my man! It's a simple life we lead! :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Today I'm Saying

Today I am going to muster up all the strength I can and try to pick up the house.
Lately I have been a lifeless little zombie. I don't know why.
I am so SO SOOOOOO tired of eating the same foods.
Kevin looks amazing, has all the energy in the world, and is fitter than I've ever seen him before in my life. He is running circles around me.
I am a hungry, tired person lately. I know I need to step out and learn more about variety and how to do what but I'm just too tired to even try lately. I know...I'm a wuss. I'm working on it.

Ruby got called a boy again. I could see that when she was a bald little fatso baby people could be confused, but a long haired toddler? Wearing a pink fleece and the subject of the conversation included her purple striped socks? Typically the bow in the hair will give it away too, but whatevs.

I am making Christmas gifts this year. Crafts are NOT my forte. They are the opposite of relaxing to me.
My idea of relaxing is having a lot of money to just sit on the couch, and click "purchase" on Etsy. Let someone else do the work.

Am I sounding like a Grumpy Greta? I'm sorry. I'm not. Just blah. COME BACK SUMMER AND SUNSHINE COME BACK!!!!!!!

I can't decide if I love living smack dab in the middle of town, close to everything, and lots of fun and entertaining things to do, or if I'd like to live out a ways, in the country, where my kiddos can roam. And get ticks. Blech.

Clarence is still here. Obsessed with me.

We put up our Christmas tree and as Ruby looked at it with wide, magical eyes a flood of something came over me. Something that said "you better know why you do what you do, and it better be legitimate." And that struck a big time chord in me.
It goes a lot deeper than Jesus Is The Reason For The Season.
Just do a little research on how Christmas started.

Being a parent makes you rethink everything you've known your whole life. Or at least it does for me. I love that.

Ok, I gotta stop rambling and pick myself up from off this couch and start moving my body. Hope wherever you are when you read this, the sun comes out for just a little bit today and makes ya smile:)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

This Little Big Life


Do you ever have those moments where you are just taken back with how blessed you are? And can't really come up with the words to explain how thankful you are for your family and the life that you live?
Usually those moments come when I look at my daughter or my husband. Like...I just can't believe that I get to live this life.
When I'm worshipping Yahweh I often hear out of my mouth "I can't believe that you chose me", and that's so how I feel.


It's a cold, rainy day today and it's warm and quiet in our home while Ruby girl naps. We had big plans today but it got changed with a little surprise news flash/reminder.
Kevin balances the checkbook and pays all the bills every Saturday and we had a family meeting of getting back on track and figuring out how to feed our family holistically, yet affordably.
We told Yahweh as a family that we trust Him, we know He wants for us to be healthy and nourish our bodies since they are His temple, and we know He has all the resources in the world to provide our NEEDS.
Do we need a red Farrari? Nope. Do we need to feed ourselves real, nutrient dense food that helps our body function the way He created it to? For this family - Yep.

So we are not worried. Yahweh is showing us how to be resourceful.
How to not have a poverty mindset.
How to trust Him and be wise and govern the finances we do have.
I know compared to most 25 and 26 year olds we are ahead of the game, but most 25 and 26 year olds are not the standard. Yahweh is, and we want to match His pace.

So together, we sat down and figured out just how many meals we can stretch our little rice and beans:)
And I am so happy about it and so thankful for this season of MAJOR growing and maturing and stretching us to a level that will greatly benefit us.

I just love this little, big life we get to live.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Need Help!

I am kind of like, very stressed about a situation.
Ruby now crawls out of her crib and walks to the door screaming crying because she doesn't want to go to sleep.
We hear her knocking on the door to get out, screaming.
She will fall asleep in my arms while I rock her and hold her for FOREVER and then finally when I stand up to lay her in her crib, she's wide awake, kicking and screaming "no no!" pointing to the rocking chair.

So after several days and nights of this, and an hour of trying today for the nap, I finally just laid her down, she started the whole red-face-no-breathing scream and I just looked her in the eye and told her "if you get out of your crib, you will get a spanking".

So that worked, she has obeyed and hasn't crawled out. But she's been crying for a long time. Like way longer than I normally allow. Like 30 minutes on and off. And right when I think she's fallen asleep I hear another moan and crying "mom? mom? mommyyyyy..."

I feel so bad for her. At first I thought "I guess she's just not tired, she must be changing her nap schedule" but then I let her out in the living room and she was SO cranky and pointed back in her room a few minutes later to the rocking chair and said "ni night". So that's an obvious clue.

She's exhausted.
But she won't go to sleep.

Somebody...please help me!
Do you remember this phase with your toddlers?
Are you going through it now?

Thanksmas

The past week or so has been a whirlwind! I miss the days that I just stayed home all day long with my chubby little infant. But life is always moving and as long as we don't let it control us, it's good to move with it.
Thanksgiving is Christmas at my grandparents each year. Has been for years and years. This year some of the girls decided to go on a walk down to the lake and Ruby was in attention heaven. She was being so ornery and hilarious because she had skipped her nap (who sleeps on Thanksgiving, mommy?!) and was the littlest and cutest thing at Thanksgiving so she was living it up.




 Running along, having a great time, then just because everyone was watching her, decided to try something fun, different and dramatic. Stopped in her tracks, pouted, looked up, smiled, then back to fun and running.









Have you heard to saying you eventually turn in to your mother? I know you at least get her dimples. And for once, my eyes are closed and hers are open in a picture.




Women in the kitchen...

Someone's always asleep somewhere...


Men watching football...


Ruby playing...


I made this face at some point...


and cousin Joe is in a Forever Lazy.
This is Thanksmas at the Johnson home.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ruby Loves Clarence







Until she has a sibling that is old enough to play with her...he's the perfect partner.
And even then, he'll be both of the kids' thing to ride and squeeze and say "no no" to after they feed him food and he takes it.
You're a good boy, Clarence.