Monday, May 21, 2012

Ogden Marathon Relay

2012-Race #2

Loren ran the Ogden Marathon so Jared, Jen, Ken, Maren and I decided to join him via the Ogden Marathon Relay. It was so awesome to run with everyone! Jared did a great run (as usual).

Now Jared will be focusing on his triatholon and I will start my training for the TOU half marathon.....

Monday, March 5, 2012

Wild Goose Chase!

My plan this year is to run at least 4 races this year. Race #1 was the Wild Goose Chase, a 10K in Delta, Utah. Jared and DeAnn joined me. The wind was HORRIBLE and there was no water for the first 3 miles. It was pretty rough! But we made it and all ended up taking home a medal. Not too bad for the slowest times Jared and I have ever run.....darn wind!
My next race is scheduled for May 19, 2012....The Odgen Marathon Relay which I am running with Jared, Jen, Ken and Maren.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011 in Review

January-Family trip to Disneyland!

February- Back to sad

March-Malz turns 14!

April- Malz goes to DC, the rest of us go to Zions National Park for Spring Break

May-Softball games, Isabelle's Birthday, Jr. High Graduation

June-Trip to Pineview Reservoir with the Johnson's, Baby Hope is born

July-Jared's first race, Girls Camp, Youth Conference, Trip to Starvation Reservoir with Mom and Dad

August-Stock Show, Family Reunions, Football games, Fishing at Strawberry, Baby Dallin is born

September- Tooele 10K, Gracie's birthday, Baby Sophie is born

October-St. George Marathon, Mackay's birthday, Craig's Big Hunt

November-work, work, work, Anniversary, Malz braces come off

December-Jared's Birthday, The Nielsen's all come home for Christmas, Jared and girls go ice fishing, New Years Eve with the Johnson's

Books I Read: The Glass Castle, Uglies, Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account, Tuesdays with Morrie, Howl's Moving Castle, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Night, A Long Fatal Love Chase, Storm Front, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, To Kill A Mockingbird

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy New Year to our family and friends!

So, how did you do on your 2011 New Year's Resolutions??? Here is my list...

1. Read at least one book each month. (ok, not so hard for me....but I do seem to go long stretches without reading and that is just no good) CHECK!

2. Have FHE more regularly. UMMM....CAN WE TRY AGAIN THIS YEAR?


4. Incorporate more color into my work wardrobe. A LITTLE BIT....COULD STILL USE A LITTLE MORE WORK IN THIS AREA.

5. Get a new family picture taken. SEE ABOVE! (WELL, IT'S JUST A SNAPSHOT....)

6. Keep blogging!! WATCH FOR A 2011 IN REVIEW...SOON TO COME!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Are you ready to cut "Footloose?"

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Gracie is getting baptized!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The girls of Spring softball.....

Malz is playing softball with Kara and Shayla this year! They are quite a hoot! We have had so many games rained out and it has never really warmed up....but it is still fun to watch some of "the cousins" don their uniforms and bat around the bases!

And, you never know who is going to show up to watch the games! Ah, the JOY of SOFTBALL!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rites of Passage

....first word....first step....potty training....first day of school....learning to ride a bike....These are some of the milestones we all reach as we grow and develop. Earlier this month, two of our family reached one of their milestones....And we were there as they passed from one phase of life to the next!

Yes, it's true! It was Gracie's turn to entertain the City of Grantsville while performing in the FIRST GRADE CIRCUS!
We were so proud of Gracie! And "THANKS" to everyone who came out to support her in her MIGHTY CIRCUS GLORY!


Mallory stood with her classmates and walked the they left Jr. High and the world of the Falcons to prepare to become GRANTSVILLE COWBOYS!
We are so proud of her and look forward to her years in High School (did I really just write that???)! I hope I survive!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gimme a SPRING break!

For Spring Break this year Mallory headed to our nation's capital...

So, we took Gracie and Isabelle to Southern Utah for a little R & R. It was nice to get out of the clouds and rain and into a little sunshine! We stayed in Kanab and visited Zion and Bryce National Parks! It was beautiful!
It has been such a wet spring.....there were waterfalls everywhere!

We joined my Mom and Dad; Ben, Mel and Cameron; and the Paxman crew!

On one of the hikes, we came across the most amazing sight. At the end of the hike the entire area was covered with "zen" stones! They were everywhere! It was absolutely beautiful. Madeline and Ian added their own balancing towers!

Bryce Canyon wasn't nearly as warm as Zion....But it was so beautiful with the snow on the tops of the cliffs and hoodoos!

We had a great time! We were happy to see the sun again! I had almost forgotten what it looked like! And the weekend was over much too quickly!

Now the countdown to summer vacation begins!!!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A little of this and a little of that....

I know, I know....I haven't updated my blog in a day or two.....things have been pretty busy around the Johnson place.

Mackay bought a car! YAY! No more gas guzzling truck!

Mallory turned 14!!!

Jared and I have been running! I am planning on running the 5K in Grantsville on the Fourth of July!!! Jared has lost over 50 lbs! He looks and feels awesome!

April started out with some exciting events! Gracie fell in the shower and broke one of her front teeth! OUCH! But Bubba (the dentist) fixed her up! We will have to keep an eye on her tooth for a while to make sure everything heals just right....

Then Malz had to take her turn.....She broke two bones in her PINKY at softball practice! The doctor thinks things will heal just fine, but NO softball for 3-4 weeks. Maybe we need to lock Isabelle in the house so she doesn't break anything! (as if!!!)

We are all looking forward to Spring....if it ever arrives here in Utah! I am ready to plant flowers and eat dinner on the back patio!

Oh, I almost forgot.......have you been here?

Well, we have!!!! After a year of work and preparation, Jared and I were sealed to each other in the Jordan River Temple on March 25, 2011. It was a great day! Now he will belong to me....for ever and ever!