Monday, June 11, 2012
We started out the day at Little America for breakfast with Grandpa Johns (forgot my dang camera) and then hung out at home the rest of the day. The kids played and played and were all SO happy with what they got. Now...I guess I better start thinking about what to get them this year!
Posted by Brandi Johns at 3:24 PM
Friday, May 11, 2012
Ever since I knew that my Mom wouldn't live a long life, I started to dread Christmas time and other holidays. She always made them so special and I just wasn't sure how it would be without her. As Christmas Eve started to draw near I got very sad. We didn't have any family to be around and we kind of felt lost as to what we should do that day. I tired to go and see my Grandparents but it just didn't work out, becuase they kind of suck! and so we were on our own. I really wanted to see my Mom, and so the best we could do was the cemetery. The kids made her some cute little things, and Makenna had come up and brought her something with Travis. It was so sad being without Kenna for that day. After the cemetery we went to the temple to see the lights. It was fun, and something different. We found the best hot chocolate there, so that helped with the extreme cold.
When we got home some of the neighbors had lined the streets with candles, it looked so cool. My camera sucks so I couldn't capture it, but it was so nice and really helped me feel happy! Hopefully next year will be better. I am grateful for the family that I have, and that I was able to be with, it just felt empty!
Posted by Brandi Johns at 2:51 PM
This year I wanted the kids to have a chance to serve others. We are pretty spoiled people. We came accross a great oppurtunity, and the kids were able to assemble 100 gift bags for kids in need. It was like a stocking stuffer. I had them do it 100% on their own and they amazed me. They never complained and they got a great little system down for filling the bags. It seemed like it really helped to get them into the Christmas spirit, and teach them about just how lucky they really are. I hope that we can do things like this more often for those in need.
Posted by Brandi Johns at 2:44 PM
If you would have EVER told me that I was going to have a 13 year old, I would have laughed. Even just a few years ago. I can't even handle it. How did my cute little baby girl get so big. It happened in the blink of an eye. Luckily, she has turned out to be just AMAZING! She is beautiful, too funny for her own good, smart, talented, sweet, mature, caring, and holds such a special place in my heart. Speaking of hearts hers is so special. She has so much good in her. I am just so proud to be her Mom. Happy birthday Kenna. Please quit getting older, I can't take it! I love you!!
Posted by Brandi Johns at 2:41 PM