Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The joys of having a girl.........

Kylee is a girl in every sense of the word. Every day she wants to wear a dress and if she doesn't get to wear one, she throws a fit. And in these pictures, you can see that she loves to do all the girly things and this is what happens when she tries to do them herself. David and I lost track of her for about a couple minutes and this is where we found her...........In our bathroom with nail polish and lotion all over herself. But to give her the benefit of the doubt, she did get all 10 of her toe nails polished! That's my girl!!!

Then a few days later, she decides she wants to put my make up on for me. So I was a "nice" Mom and let her! Not that bad right?!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Our week in California...

Well, we had a fun and productive week in California. It started out in Palm Springs having early Thanksgiving dinner with my Grandma and family (I surprisingly don't have any pictures from that though). Then we drove to El Centro to drop off Kylee with David's Mom and we were off to L.A. the next day for another one of my surgeries. And for all of those who don't know was another successful surgery! My doctor is very optimistic that I won't need another surgery and that we are on the road to getting pregnant again!!! Woo hoo!! Anyway, we then drove back to El Centro where we spent the rest of our week. David's brother and sister came up and we all celebrated Thanksgiving with most of his family. Here are some pictures from all that....

David's Dad owns a feedlot and they have huge piles of corn. The kids love to play in it and try to climb all the way to the top. It's very exhausting but I got up there eventually!! Kylee had a blast!

There is also an area where all the bird in El Centro love to hang out. David's Mom drove her car through the middle of them all and this is the picture we got of it. Kylee thought it was the coolest thing ever!

David has been growing his hair out and one night while we were all hanging out talking, I started playing with his hair and this is the finished product. Cute huh!!!!

Introducing the FIRST ANNUAL JOHNSON'S THANKSGIVING TURKEY TROT!!! Becky (David's sister) put this together. It was a 2.2 mile run and everyone had fun doing it. I couldn't run because I had just come off surgery two days prior so I drove up around in David's truck and took some pictures. Sydney was the over-all winner!

Another family tradition of ours is that we go to the Salten Sea in El Centro the day after Thanksgiving and hike the trail up to the little mountain. We have a picnic at the end of the hike too. It's fun and the kids enjoy it!

Kylee was pooped from walking and sat on Daddy's shoulders most of the way.

These are all the grandkids that went. We are missing Paige, Abby, Navy and Andie.

Here they are from youngest to oldest. It's starts with Kylee at age 2 and ends with Meg at age 16. Grandma has her hands full!!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

The end of an incredible journey!!!

Well, our season is over............but it ended with a bang! This is my 4th year coaching at Higley and this year was definetly the most memorable. Mainly because the Seniors on my team this year were Freshman when I started coaching 4 years ago and they have been going through this 4 year journey with me from the start. They mean the most to me! We made it to the quarter finals of the state tournament and ended up one of the top 8 teams in the state. They are an amazing group of girls and I'm so sad to see our season end. I will remember this team always and the impact they have had on my life! You're awesome Knights!! And beautiful too as you can see in these pictures! (taken by Natalie Montez of course..........check out her blog under my friend contacts)