Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas happenings of this week

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...
 Will helped me make treats for the neighbors in our cul-de-sac this year. He especially loved the "smashing" part.
 And here is the end product. It was a fun project. I made it up and just went with it....
 Also, our cul-de-sac went caroling at the Ole' folks home to bring them some holiday cheer. But the silly cheer seemed to hit us too!!! Funny how that works out!
 And Santa was at the ward party....even if mom was taking a quick nap at home!
   You are soo cute Cassidy. This is the first year that she has felt too old to sit on Santa's lap... but look at that million dollar smile!!!
                                   Sarah has always been my leary, gentle Santa-goer.
 This was great!! On Monday night for FHE, Papa Lund had prepared a treasure hunt for the kids. And here he stands on his "ramiumptom" reading the first clue.
 He has become quite cleaver with his treasure hunts. this clue was a picture frozen in ice...a bit creepy if you ask me....
 And on another occasion, we made Christmas candy trains and had a blast.
                                                            finished product
                                         and another finished choco-train....
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.

4 comments:

Bonnie Hynes said...

Merry Christmas Johnson Family!
Love ALL of the Boise Hynes!

ps, we wish we were there to make trains with you...they look like tonz of fun!

Cinoda said...

First, thank you for changing your print from black, I can read your posts again!
I'm sure you are counting your blessings right now. I wish I knew way God decides to throw us these curve balls in life, but with the love and support of your ward and family, you will be just fine. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS.

Grama Karen and Papa Lund said...

You Really Need to Change the opening Picture on your blog... it is not my best side...... But fun.
Thanks for the memories of Christmas with the Johnsons and to be able to join with you in building that foundation of LOVE> Which is, after all, the Real Spirit of Christmas.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.

bek said...

i'm so glad that i can say i actually witnessed a bit of your christmas this year, if only for a day or two. thanks for letting us come over. i, too, am glad the font has been changed from black. ;)