Monday, October 21, 2013

In the digital world, my theory is: “if you take a zillion pictures, one of them has to be good!”




I took this last year when I went to “Summer of Love” along with all the other Johnson women. I snuck in through marriage, and I am really thankful that I did. I just loved watching nature at Aunt Pats houses in Abique, New Mexico. Being just an amateur photographer, I was really proud of myself after lots of quiet waiting…..this is what I came up with!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Family Pictures in March, 2013



I am trying to get back on track with my blog and so today’s post is about our rushed family picture session  before I lost my hair from brain radiation. The whole fiasco became just that, a fiasco! It happened to be freezing that day with lots of wind where we had them taken. ( hair blowing, etc.) And the photographer was really sweet, but halfway through our session the camera fell on the cement, hence we have no individual pictures of Will. But, when it was all said and done he did get some great shots. And I think he felt too bad to charge us!! Poor guy, he really was a great photographer!


My oldest is getting too old!! Here is Cassidy at 14-years-old


And Lund is in the phase where, “it isn’t cool to smile”. 13-years-old

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He caught a great picture of the boys discussing something in between  pictures. I love this picture because Will looks up to Lund so much, and Lund is so much older.

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Here are all my boys---aren’t they cute!


Best Friends forever!


This guy has grown soooooo tall this past year!


And our sweet Sarah is 10 now and a bundle of smiles!


And this is how family pictures usually end up, crazy insane people who are done taking pictures!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Family Reunion in Ventura, California circa late July, 2003



      These are the “original Johnson’s”.     

                            Here are their stats:

*Two people started all this madness: Lund and Karen Johnson

1st born in the wilderness: Alicia Garino

coming along in 2nd: Emily Johnson

the trio-maker: Juliet Johnson

Numero Cuatro: Charice Johnson

First Male: Morgan Johnson

Back to the girls: Heather Wilson

Not too far behind comes: Bonnie Hynes

We aren’t done yet…Another dude: Warren Johnson

Followed by the last guy :Kimball Johnson

And last, but not least, the photographer: Ruth Crozier

That’s right:  10 children and one poor mama! Smiles! It has actually been rumored that Karen my have wanted 12…but you know how rumors are!



This is our crew! I sure do love these gifts from heaven, two girls and two boys. Oldest: Cassidy , Next  in line, just a year younger comes Lund, and then we have the youngins: Sarah and Will.


The three Johnson boys: Warren, Kimball, and MoJo


Yep, count them: Still 10 amazing humans!

DSC_2661-35Here is my clan at our favorite tree in Ventura, California.


See now how HUGE this tree is!! Maybe we should name her “Mother” like “Mother Nature”


Oh no!!!! Can Mother take this many people at one time? !  Sure,  just throw a few of them up higher!


Here are the Wiemer Grandparents representing my family: Hi Mom and Dad!


crazy family picture!! Need I say more?!

DSC_2813-75All these 4 guys have the name “Lund” in their names: From the youngest: Kason Lund Crozier,  Next we have the teenager: Lund Ryan Johnson and his father: Morgan Lund Johnson, and then the “Grand Poohbah”, Lund Morgan Johnson. Are you confused yet?

DSC_2824-78And now I introduce 3 young men who were born within the same year. Oldest: Elliot Hynes (long sleeved). Then Will Johnson is in the leafy tree-tops. And the youngest is Christain Hegstrum with his hands in the shape of a heart. 

DSC_2852-86Hey it is Sarah, I know her!


Don’t know who that lady is?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mermaids are real, I have seen them with my own two eyes…..



Sarah had a goal this summer. Not your ordinary “save 10 dollars and buy a barbie” kind of goal. Nope, not Sarah! Sarah wanted to become a mermaid! Not wanting to burst her bubble, I let her set up her plan and supported her. She looked up on pinterest and the internet and lo and behold, you can turn yourself into a mermaid! But it was really expensive! Then Sarah found a mermaid tail that someone had made all by their self and she was unstoppable!


She went to JoAnn’s online and calculated how much it would cost for the special kind of material she would have to buy. And she saved….


…She even took back her brand new rollerblades that she got for her birthday and used the money to buy the monofin she needed.


The end result blew me away! SHE BECAME…


A MERMAID!!!!! Never doubt a 10-year-old with a dream!


Her friend also made one and they had many great times pretending away! Love you Sarah!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Extra summer pictures



Here are my 4 beautiful kids at Knott’s Berry Farms in June. I didn’t take many pictures because I was sick the whole trip and even ended up in the ER. After getting a couple of bags of rehydration, it was much better. I’d have to say that the California hospitals are WAY different than ours in Arizona. I will stick over here in the clean hospitals!  Anyway, I thought this trip was still a success because  the kids had the best time ever! Cassidy and Lund were rollercoaster-riding fools! Sarah and Will were also fearless and that always makes me nervous.

Christa secret: I don’t do rollercoasters! There was a time when rollercoasters put an excitement in my step and I would run to them and enjoy their thrill. Now I’d rather take pictures as the children scream with excitement.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hippo Bird Day to me!



Guess what last Monday was?! National Heart Day?!DSC_0555


Nope, it was my 35th birthday!! That’s right ladies and gentlemen, I am officially half way to 70!!! And I couldn’t be happier!


We have had so many nerf wars with the nerf guns and bullets my kids got me!!!


Cassidy even wrote a song about me and sang it to me while playing her guitar! It was soooo beautiful, but don’t even ask her to sing it again because she won’t. We recorded it and now she will never sing it again, that is just her rule?


We went to the movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 2” and we all gave it 5 thumbs up. wait, that isn’t right…. we give it 20 fingers….hummm. Guess you will just have to go see it for yourselves, you won’t be disappointed!


Now you get to see some random pictures…