Stick Family

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Merry Christmas

The Johnson household had a WONDERFUL Christmas! We had some family in town to help us celebrate the Christmas Spirit with us. On Christmas Eve, we decided to relax at home as a family. While the boys were taking their afternoon naps, we decided to surprise them with a "chimney" for Santa to come down from. So Phil with his creative mind, got to work on our homemade chimney :o) And the boys LOVED it!!!! Phil's sister and nephew came over for Christmas Eve dinner, and we sat around visiting and having a good time. Once they left we got to work on setting up for Santa....we read our Advent book, got Santa's cookies and Milk, and the reindeer's carrots. Ace had a hard time falling asleep, he kept waking up and peeking out his door to see if Santa came yet. But after a while both boys fell fast asleep, and were happy when they woke the next morning to see that Santa did indeed come to our home. The boys had a GREAT time opening their gifts from Santa and from the family. Ace got : Transformer Bumblebee Mask, Transformer Bumblebee arm gun, 2 transformer figurines, Transformer Optimus Prime Hand Gun, Handy Mandy Toys, Puzzles, Books, Sword, Movies, Candy, and a couple more odds and ends. Aidan recieved: a Spiderman Chair, A Big Brown Bear, his own Handy Mandy Tool Set, Sword, puzzle, leggos, candy, and more odds and ends. Mommy received: a Cricut Create, 2 more Willow Tree Figurines, Hot Chocolate Mix, Dominoes, Keurig Coffee Maker (which Santa delived a couple days late....must of forgot about it), some Gary Chapman books, Candy, and Spa Finder Gift Cards. Daddy recieved: A photo calendar, some boxers, some movies, candy, and lots of love.....Daddy always seems to get jipped on Christmas.....but he will never let "Santa" bring him anything :o( We then sat around and just enjoyed our time together as a family :o) Phil's sister and nephew came back over and we enjoyed dinner together. All in all we had a WONDERFUL Christmas :o)

 Our Chimney

Reading the Advent Book

Ace putting the cookies out


Wake Up Guys


Aidan loves his chair

 The boys fighting with swords



Optimus Prims

Tired after all the presents

Aidan sleeping with is bear

The boys

Sunday, December 20, 2009

20 Weeks

Little Miss is doing good. She isn't nearly as active as the boys were, but I have noticed that she is laying a lot lower than both of the I can feel her down below everytime she does kick....which results in many quick trips to the bathroom. I am doing okay....a little tired, a little emotional, a little But all in all still the same. I go for our next appt on Jan the I will keep you all updated :o)


After spending hours on the internet and after Philip's input we have decided to go with the Mia Rose Theme for our nursery!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A family fun outing

Today we packed the boys up and headed to Little Rock to start our Babies R Us Registry and boys was it fun :o) We stopped along the way and had some Chinese Buffet :o) :o) But before we left the house we had ourselves a little photo shoot....hope you enjoy!

Me and my boys

Ace and Aidan

The Johnson Family

Aidan wanted "mommy's" food

Ace being goofy

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I have spent hours and hours and hours on my computer looking at girl nurseries. And I am getting a little bit overwhelmed :o( We are going to use all of the furniture in Aidan's room (since we will be switching him to a big boy bed before the baby comes) so that is where I am running into my problems. All his furniture is the "Natural" wood color....and I don't think it will go well with any of the color schemes I like :o( But I am not going to let that hold me back, I am going to do some more searching and window shopping and I will soon have a pattern and theme pick out.....I HOPE!

Really LOVE this one

This is my 2nd fav

Sunday, December 13, 2009

It is a GIRL

This morning we went in for our big ULTRASOUND :o) And were surprised to find out that we are expecting a baby girl :o) Now, she didn't really want to cooperate with us, so the Ultrasound Technician spent a lot of time trying to get her to uncross her legs. We didn't see any definite girl "parts" but we also didn't see ANY boys we are gonna take the Techs. word and say this one is a GIRL....but you NEVER know ;o) This will be the first Granddaughter on both sides of the family and will be the first Great Granddaughter from Phil's mother's side. So we are very excited about this great news. Philip and I are both a little lost when it comes to girls, and we are sorta nervous, but I think we will do just fine! I am having a field day planning the many options to choose from! The baby is looking VERY healthy on the ultrasound she is measuring almost 2 lbs now and I am measuring a week ahead. But the doc still wants to stick with the May 5, 2010 due date. I will keep everyone updated on the pregnancy and our nursery transformation.


Looks like a girl to me :o)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Grandma's In Town

This past weekend, Phil's mother flew in to celebrate Phil's birthday with us and to see the family. We had a very good visit with her. Friday night we just relaxed at home visiting with one another. On Saturday morning we woke up and piled everyone into the car to go and eat some good old home cooked breakfast. I was in heaven with my cheese and tomato omelet and greasy hash browns :o) After breakfast, we dropped Paula and the boys off at the house and Philip and I went to get some Christmas shopping done. It was so nice to have a day with no kids. We were able to shop in peace and we even stopped and ate some lunch at McAlister's. Saturday evening we drove to Iron Mtn to see the light was a fun experience for Ace. Sunday was another lazy day at home watching FOOTBALL and celebrating Phil's birthday :o) And Sunday we had to say goodbye to Grandma. I know the kids had a great time!

Friday, November 27, 2009


The Johnson family had a very "blessed" Thanksgiving. It was a very quiet day spent at home with the family. I woke up early and make the boys some Cinnamon Rolls, but when it was time to wake them up....we soon realized that they were both sick and running fevers :o( So we all just laid on the couch watching the Macy's Day Parade. The boys were rather good for feeling so miserable, they laid around watching tv, slept, or played with their Daddy. I of course spent most of the day in the kitchen cooking. This was my first year making a REAL Thanksgiving Dinner. I made a homemade Pumpkin Pie, homemade Mashed Potatoes, homemade Crockpot Dressing, Roasted Turkey, homemade Green Bean Casserole, Cranberries, and Dinner was AMAZING! My plan was to have dinner on the table by 3pm, but it was more like 6pm, and by that time both boys were EXHAUSTED and ready for bed. But we ate our dinner, spent some more quality time as a family, and then we put the boys to bed. We had a very good Thanksgiving in our new house.











Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Aidan: 15 months old

It is hard to believe that my little baby is getting so big. I took him in today for his 15th month doctor's appointment and he is looking great. Asthma doesn't seem to be an issue this winter (Praise the Lord). He is doing good when it comes to weight :o) but a little on the short side! We tend to make chunky short babies :o) He did receive his Flu shot and all his other vaccinations (no H1N1 for us).

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

15 Weeks

Today I went to the doctor for my 15 week appointment. The baby's heartbeat sounds great....which is funny....because with both of the boys, my doctor could never hear the heartbeat....he always had to order an ultrasound for me. But not with this baby....we can hear the heartbeat strong and loud. Everything is going good with the baby, but as for me that is another topic. I have been having some really severe leg itchiness. Nothing seems to help, and I have tried everything. So our next step is go and see a dermatologist. Hopefully we will get to the bottom of this!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


The Johnson Family had a pretty laid back Halloween this year. The week before Halloween we carved some pumpkins, made some Halloween cupcakes, and enjoyed some Halloween music. This year Ace dressed up as Wolverine, Aidan dressed up as Incredible Hulk, and Philip dressed up as Batman. We took the boys to couple houses to do some trick or treating, and then Aidan and I ventured back home, while Ace and Daddy walked around the rest of the neighborhood. Ace had a GREAT time and was so happy with all the candy he had collected that night. As for me....Phil treated me to some Corn dogs and Loaded Fries from Sonic. So all in all we had a good Halloween.

 Carving some Pumpkins

 What a whacky face

They boys pumpkins

 Mommy's Pumpkin

 Daddy's Pumpkin


 The Hulk

 My Boys :o)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Our Anniversary

Tonight Philip and I celebrated our 4th Wedding Anniversary :o) I can't believe how quickly time flies.....but at the same time it feels like we have been married longer than 4 years. We celebrated our wonderful occasion by getting a sitter and going out to a nice Italian Dinner. We had such a great night :o)

Sunday, October 25, 2009


This weekend we took the boys to Little Rock to Cityfest. It was such a nice family outing. We got to eat tons of good food....Corn Dogs, Loaded Nachos, Gyros, Funnel Cakes, etc. Ace and Aidan had a BLAST. They got to watch some Skateboarding, Motor cross, and some BMX. On top of the show, there were Moon Bounces, Carnival Games, Face Painting and of course the Veggie Tales. Ace was too scared to say "hi" to the Larry and Bob, but he did have a good time :o)

 Watching some Motor cross

 Ace jumping in the Moon Bounce

 Such a big boy

 Ace getting his face painted


 Fishing for some candy

 Bob and Larry