Monday, June 30, 2008

This was taken at the hotel after Darwin's surgery and I guess little brothers make the best pillows cause they slept like this most of the night!

Porter's favorite thing to do is fly, fun for him work out for Dad and minor heart attack for Mom!

Figured I should put an updated picture of Parker being that he is now almost four months old!

Our little hockey man! Obvisously hockey is his favorite sport!

Well I figured I better update everyone on well the drama that is my life! On Friday I took Darwin in to the doctor and they ended up admitting him for extreme dehydration but then they released him the same day. Then Saturday night he coughed up some blood so I called the hospital they said to give him something cool to help stop the bleeding and if it continues to bring him in. Well after a popsickle, the bleeding stopped so we thought nothing of it. Then at about 11:30 last night he jumps out of bed coughing, I flip on the light and he is covered in blood. We take him and they had to admit him because of the bleeding. They got control of the bleeding and stabalized him, however the surgeon in Bend wants them to keep him another day and night for monitoring and hydration. Apparently 30% of adult cases have post operative bleeding that can cause several complications. But on good news, Denver has finally started to deflate!! And Porter and Parker are happy! One day I hope to have a really happy post they is full completely of good news... I look forward to that day! Hopefully it will come soon cause I need a break! Oh well. Love you all and thanks for all the prayers and support!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Aaaah... Summer days are finally upon those of us that have been living through eternal February! It was really hot and gorgeous yesterday so the girls and I decided it would be fun to jump on the trampoline with the sprinkler and a can of shaving cream... Much slathering and slipping (shaving cream is suprising slippery when covering a trampoline!) was done by all and the girls thought it was the funnest thing in the world to cover their mom in shaving cream. (The beard is courtesy of Brooke, and only half the can went up my nose...) It was a fantastic day and we are so glad it's finally summer! (Excuse the bathing suit shot of yours truly and try and keep in mind that I am eight months pregnant...) Oh, and Alix is in the pink swimsuit, Erin the blue. And Brooke is the tall one.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Benjamin and Heather had Lily Jane on Tuesday evening. Both beautiful ladies are doing fine. Lily was 8lbs 1oz and 19 inches long. Apparently, whe looks just like Benjamin and has quite long hair. I'll post pictures as soon as I get some. Their family blog is

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Speaking of being a nurse, (if that fantastic segue made no sense, be sure to read Candace's last entry) I just learned this week that I have been accepted to an LPN program here in Orem starting August 11th. We are VERY excited! And also, our blog address is Obviously, we have been as creative with naming our blog as the others (listed a few posts down).

Just a quick note, Darwin's surgery went well. He was sent home with an at home IV that I am in charge of and I can honestly say I could never be a nurse. While Darwin was in surgery I was in the ER with Denver having another reaction to mosquitos. As you can tell he is allergic, Poor Kid. After that, when we where waiting for Darwin to get released, Porter decided to try coffee for the first time. A lady left half her cup of coffee on the table and as I was learning to do the IV he decided to try it and poor it ALL over himself. Luckily it wasn't super hot. Then I got yelled at by the front desk lady because Denver and Porter were coloring too loudily for the people that are in surgery. I was so stinking mad! Oh well. What can I say other than I guess this is my life.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Happy happy birthday Ramona dear! Happy days will come to you all year! If I had a wish then it would be, a happy happy birthday to you from me!

You're practically over the hill. Have a great birthday from your baby sister.

Sunday, June 22, 2008
Thanks. I was thinking the same thing. (Sorry, kids, I beat you to it.)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

It would be nice if all you young bloggers out there in the family would post your blog address on this blog. That way some of us aunts and uncles could keep up with all the family news and pictures that don't make it onto this site. Just a suggestion for your consideration...We do love you, one and all!

Friday, June 20, 2008

We have an official date for this baby to be born! While you are all reunioning, I will be having a baby! My c-section is scheduled for July 25th at noon. I'm happy that it's sooner, rather than later. Plus, this way, I won't miss a single game of co-ed softball. You know, the really important things in life... Oh, and Benjamin and Heather will have their baby on Tuesday if she doesn't have it this weekend instead. Pray for them and I'll keep you posted.
Grandma has been helping with a quilt started by a woman in our ward who has passed away. She volunteered to bind the edges after she cleaned up all the poor stitches on the back of the quilt. It's king size so it's been quite the project. Nobody else in the ward would take it. She only has the corners left to miter.
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Here are some recent pictures of Caleb. He is not getting any smaller! It was good to see that Trina's boy might be in the same weight class! Caleb is at that fun age when he's sleeping through the night (mostly) and smiling.

Savannah still loves him and has as much attitude as ever, if not more. Here are a couple of her (taken at her request) as she pulls some funny faces.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I don't think I passed this on, so here you go, in case you're in the neighborhood some time over the summer.

Bonnie and Ben Kacher
1219 West Ranch Circle
Midway, UT 84049

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Well it never seems to be dull at the Johnson House! And the past couple weeks have been no different. About three weeks ago Darwin got Strep throat really bad. He was admitted to the hospital and they soon found that it had gone Septic and infected his entire blood supply. His body wasn't responding to the antiboditics. He was on then for twelve hours with no change, the doctors were going to give him one more hour of the meds before they were going to start the blood transfusions, to get the infected blood out before it started affecting his organs. Luckily in that hour he finally started to respond! They released him and at his follow up appointment, they decided that his tonsils need to come out. So on the 23rd, we will be in Bend for him to have that done. They are keeping him over night though because he went septic that one time, so he is considered high risk. They said that although this procedure is fairly simple and routine, that adults have a much harder time with this procedure than kids do. We were told he will miss about a week and half os for that time it'll be like I have six kids instead of just three!! So the other day it was beautiful outside and we spent almost all day outside playing baseball and swimming. Denver apprently got bit by some type of critter, spider or something and he woke up this morning with his elbow, three times the normal size. We went to Church and asked our nurse friend she said that we should bring him in to the clinic tomorrow. Well once church was over she looked at again and told us we couldn't wait till tomorrow. So we spent most of Father's day in the ER. He has develop Cellutitus, which is a skin infection that affects teh deeper layers of the skin. He is on antiboditics and we go back on Tuesday for some blood work and madicine adjustment if necessary. I've decided they need to rename the hospital here or at least a wing of it and name it after us! Oh well, I guess this is what I get for having small kids! Other than that, we are doing pretty good. Parker is getting big! I can't believe he is three months old already! He is coming close to rolling over and coos and smiles all the time! Porter, is becoming quite the little dramatic one in our family and it is starting to drive me crazy! Hopefully he'll grow out of it! Denver, is doing great other than his arm! He amazes me at all the things he says and learns each day! We are working on Potty training :( with not too much success and if any of you have any ideas or advice for me... PLEASE HELP!! I'm doing good...not sleepying much but that is okay. Anyhow, we look forward to seeing you all soon at the reunion!
Love the Johnsons
So, it's been a while since I posted pictures of our new family member, and since he is getting so big. We took him to the vet on Wednesday, and at 12 weeks he weighed 27 pounds!

About three weeks ago some of our friends got married and we didn't want Texas to be at home by himself all day so we sent him to one of the families who also rasies puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and after we picked Texas up, they emailed us this picture of him wearing their 13 month old puppy's Large vest. I thought you would all be interested in seeing it, as it is a cute picture!

Sadly he is growing out of his puppy face, but we still love him!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Family Cookbook is now only $5! Let me know if that changes how many you'll want...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hi everyone, I'm in the process of getting pricing for the cookbooks, but I need to know how many you all will be wanting. Right now the price is looking to be approx. $6-$7.50 each, but I have some other options being explored so those numbers are not set in stone. There are about 237 pages of fabulous recipes - it's going to be a great cookbook. Please email me and let me know how many you want AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!! Thanks!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Big news in the Butler family! Trina. Robert and Lindsey welcomed in their new baby on Friday. He is named Alan Robert Butler and was 9 lbs 2 oz and 21" long. Trina and Alan are both doing great and they tell us that Lindsey is learning what it means to be soft, but loves being a big sister. I told her I'd post some pictures that she sent, but she didn't tell me which ones to put up, so you get them all!

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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Monday, June 2 was Eric's twenty something-eth birthday. I made stuffed french toast....which was quite yummy if I may say so myself. For dinner, we went to Ruby Tuesdays for dinner and surprised him by brining his mom and dad too. After a yummy dinner, it was back to mom and dad's for ice cream cake. Usually the kids don't get to have ice cream with us due to their lactose intolerance. But this time I got creative. We used Dryers lactose free vanilla then mashed up Oreos to make our own cookies and cream ice cream. That was delicious as well! Spencer did really well keeping the secret of daddy's present all through dinner. When we got to mom and dad's we had to wrap it up, so the kids helped me then we took it in to Eric. As I set it on the floor, Spencer said, "Daddy, here is your saw!" I wanted to strangle him! Oh well...Eric was going to find out in a few seconds anyhow. Eric said it was a great birthday, but for me it will never beat the year he proposed to me on his birthday (2 years ago).

Friday, June 06, 2008

How's this for Flashback Friday - as Juliann calls it. This is the green copy. The peach one shows the texture of the paper. So if you have the green one, a good photo shop should be able to help. I just did this on my scanner at home by adjusting the brightness and the contrast.
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