Christmas this year was magnanamous!!! But, to capture it all, I must start with Christmas Eve and the traditional Santa cookies at Grandma's house. All the cousins and their parents met up at Grandma's for a wonderful morning of creating and laughing. What a wonderful memory!!!
Friday, December 24, 2010
Right now it is 1:16am and I am about as creative as a crawfish..... so I will just give an overview of some of the Christmas festivities that have been going on in our home. Our life is a little bit different this Christmas, because we have to balance the chemo and the kids...so it goes a little something like this. Some dear sole in the ward will pick up our kids in the morning to take them for a couple of hours so I can get some extra sleep. About 1pm, I am up and running for the day...mostly. And on the flip side of that, I struggle getting to sleep at night even with the aid of a sleeping pill. Hence, I sit here typing with the creativity and brainpower of said crawfish. This morning our fairy grandmother and her sidekick, Papa McAwesome left for California to spend Christmas with grandmother. They have been amazing and almost fairylike in their endeavors to help at the Johnson house. We have felt the love from many sides ...all four sided to be exact! All four sides of our house are encased in love....and that is surely the strongest foundation there is. (and I know a little something about foundations as of late)
Enough of my rant.....on with the show...
So, you can see we are chugging (pardon the pun) along. Making adaptations where needed in our life, so that life is a wonderful experience, even if cancer isn't.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Two nights ago we went to an old friend of the Johnson's. The Malone's from Mesa, in the "way back when" era wondered if Papa Lund would give his annual "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" recitation. If you have never had the pleasure of hearing my father-in-law recite this book, you are truly missing out!!!! I tried to snap pictures that helped explain how good he is.....but someday you will just have to be there in person, it is much better that way.
Monday, December 20, 2010
We were watching "A Christmas Carol" today as a family and it got me thinking about the "ghost of Christmas past." I looked up a bunch of "ghosts" from Christmases gone by and you know what??? I LOVED what I saw!!!! I am thinking the ghost of Christmas past wouldn't be as scary for me as it was for Ebineezer..... all because of my amazing family!!!! Sit back and enjoy the ghosts of Johnson's past....
I think we all need to take a good look at the ghosts of our Christmases past and I think we will find for the most part that they are wonderful memories full of love and caring, and especially family!!!!!! I love you all this holiday season and I feel the love from so many angles!!!!!
Friday, December 17, 2010
Today was a wonderful, yet extremely busy day. First, I slept in... cuz that is just what I do! Then I got the kids ready for school and Will off on his bus. Then I was free to meet some friends for lunch at Wildflower, which is always to die for... (sourdough bread bowl with potato cream cheese soup)!!!!Yumzilla!
Then off to Will's preschool for a gingerbread house making party. Will was really, really happy to see me and to show me what he does everyday.