Thursday, November 29, 2007

Two posts in a day???

Oh, check out Addilyn's grip in Video two of previous post. Yeah, she's buff.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way

Hello adoring fans! You'll have to excuse my absence as of late. I was away from the computer for much of the last week and when I returned I needed a couple of days to recover from the exhausting trip. What a four day weekend! As many of you I am sure know, Mommy, Daddy and I traversed the treacherous highways this past Wednesday in our quest for Grandpa and Grandma Butts' house. While the roads were a little slick and the atmosphere less than crystal clear, we persevered and made it to Kearney safely and with only a minor run in with an eerie patch of wind turbines (they would appear out of no where and then return back into the fog; creepy!). Regardless our car liked the trip; see video 1. Once in Kearney we enjoyed a weekend of food, family, and fun. Grandma prepared an exquisite meal on Thanksgiving complete with my new favorites of mashed potatoes w/ gravy, sweet potatoes, rolls with peach jam, peach pie, cool whip, pumpkin pie, etc. Great grandparents Diamond and Great Great Uncle Richard joined us in Kearney for Thanksgiving Day which was fun and meant that I got more than enough attention to slake the thirst of my budding ham within. Other notable events included meeting a wise, ancient sage in the form of a patchy-fur cat, and a hyperactive dog in the form of a hyperactive dog. It was a fun trip. This week has been fairly productive thus far. We almost got a Christmas Tree but we did manage to procure a stand. We almost bought a tree but it had an alien infestation and as everyone knows once you get those in your house, the never leave. Dad has been gone a little more often that usual at night. He joined a Hapkido school here in town; Mom is looking into joining the community center, and best of all tomorrow's payday. We are looking forward to hosting Christmas this year and making our plans accordingly. Should be fun.

Well, Mama wants to make animal noises at me so I have to go.

We'll keep the light on for you......

Addilyn Elise

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

New Post

So it has been brought to my attention that we have neglected our audience for the past couple of weeks. Our loyal readers have let us know (in no uncertain terms) that they are frustrated by our lack of interest and communication. For our laziness, we are sincerely sorry. In our defense, it has been a relatively rough couple of weeks. Between a nasty illness and the crazy boys downstairs, we haven't got a whole lot of sleep lately. For those of you that aren't already familiar with it, a fiendish virus has been passed around the Johnson (& Smith) family and finally ended with our household. When we went to Tyler's parents a couple of weekends ago for pictures and birthday celebrations, I wasn't aware that we were stepping into the den of the lion so to speak. Tyler's entire family had passed around an illness so cruel, so foul and with nasty, big pointy teeth. The particular strain was so potent that it caused even the 15 year keeper-down-of-food to regurgitate in a most unwanted and fierce manner. The weekend at the Johnson's was fun though for the most part. There were pictures and motorcycle rides/drives and even Tub Time with Lisa, sans Lisa. Then there is the depression caused by K-State's newly found lack of defense. Losing to a top 5 team is nothing to be ashamed about, but losing three games in a row by a combined score of 83-153 is just embarassing, especially since two of those teams broke long time losing streaks by beating us. But life goes on, this weekend we are all feeling much better which is great. Tomorrow we leave for Kearney to give thanks with the Butts. Should be a good time. We haven't all been there for about 7 or so months.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Happy 8 Months!!

Addilyn is 8 months old today. Hooray!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Mmm... Pictures!!

Hi all. Here are a bunch of pictures of me taken over the last few weeks. I thought I would quickly update you on how everything has been going in the Johnson household. As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Courtney came for a visit. We had lots of fun in Kansas City and taking pictures of me in my Halloween costume. After that, Daddy spent many hours in our garage trying (and suceeding) to get the Mazda running again. He took apart a good chunk of the engine in doing so, but was finally able to get everything back together and running beautifully. Mommy was thoroughly impressed (especially after she saw all that went into taking it apart).
Last weekend we went on a long trip to Mankato for Mom's cousin Ashley's baby shower. We had a lot of fun hanging out with family and Daddy had his first piece of Mulberry pie (which he loved; we haven't really found a pie yet he doesn't like, except for maybe pumpkin). I had a great time as I was the center of attention in pretty much every room I entered.
Other than that there hasn't been a whole lot going on. I have gotten a bit of a cold this week but am proving to be a trooper and am powering through it as best I can. No runny nose is going to get me down! I have allowed myself to sleep a little more than usual but not out of weakness. No, I heard a rumor that sleep is good for recovering from illness and thought I would give it a try. So far it has seemed to help so I think I will continue on with this tactic.
As for the pictures I've included: the first one is of my duck and me showing off my new favorite expression. The second is of me playing in my toy (which Daddy just bumped up to the highest notch; that makes me feel tall). The third is of me sucking my thumb; I've become quite attached to my right one. The fourth is me showing off my new coat; Mommy & Daddy bought it a little over a week ago and already it has become a big hit with all who've seen it. The fifth is just a cute picture of me and my teeth that I thought I'd throw in there. And finally the sixth is of Daddy and I reading before I go to sleep; it looks like we were reading "Good Night Gorilla" (which I definitely recommend!!).
Well that's all I have for now. For most of you, I'll see you this weekend! For the rest, I'm sure I'll see you soon.
As always,
Addilyn Elise