Monday, January 9, 2017

Happy Birthday Daddy!

The girls were so happy to celebrate Daddy;s birthday! 
 They ran out to meet him in the snow as he came home from the men's meeting that morning.

 We made Daddy a SWEET birthday card!
Here's our funny card.
 My little fox spotters.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Visit with Grandma and Grandpa Robert

 We had lots of fun with Grandma and Grandpa Robert! 
One highlight was afternoon bowling.
We also visited the new REI in downtown DC- it's a pretty cool store. 
Besides that, we went on a few walks, opened Christmas gifts, celebrated the New Year, went to church, and ate dinner at the Cheesecake Factory at Tysons. It was as great trip- thanks for coming!! We miss you and love you!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy Year Year!

Grandma and Grandpa Robert are here to ring in the New Year! 
We played some games like Suspend.
We had some characters over on New Year's Eve...


I love that Porter has the Yoda mask on upside down :)
Dinner was yummy- appetizers, carnitas, chicken tortilla soup, salad, bread, and key lime pie. 
video
Jesse set our clocks 3 hours ahead, so at 9pm we did the count down to the New Year. 
Who wants all these kids to stay up until midnight?!



Didn't realize we were twins until I looked at this picture!
 We were so glad Grandma and Grandpa Robert could come for a visit! 
The girls love reading and visiting with them.
Happy New Year! 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Last Post with Papa and Mimi

We enjoyed some exercise before ...
 Sugar Shack!
 And we watched Star Wars, of course. 
Papa took Maddie to the movie theatre while Mimi watched one of the older ones with the Littles.
Thanks Dad for helping Jesse with the yard! Fall is officially over now :)
  Thanks for reading these great books to us Mimi. Gutsy Girls is a children's series featuring different Christian women in history. They were all "gutsy" in different ways. 
They held every ones attention. 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Christmas Day

Yay! Christmas day arrived with much excitement in the Johnson house.
 Cuddles
 We started with stockings.

 Everyone got a chocolate orange :)
 Another family tradition is monkey bread, scrambled eggs, and fruit for breakfast.
 Beanie Boos rule!
 Then we cleaned up and headed to church.
It was amazing, since we only had one service, everyone went together and even sat together this Sunday morning. That was truly a gift to me! Jesse spoke about Jesus being the true light.
Love these cute friends.
 Family picture
When we came home we opened gifts. Maddie wrote Jesse a book called When you Send a Daddy to Costco (she thought of this on her own after reading When you Give a Mouse a Cookie). 
It was quite a hit!
We played games. Mustache Smash.
 Codenames. 
 Geneva got a new baby doll!
 And a bike!!
It was such a wonderful day of worshipping the Lord, having family time and relaxing a little :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas Eve

 My three munchkins.
All ready to go to the IBC Christmas Eve service.
 
Union Station is one of our traditions for Christmas Eve.
The girls love singing Silent Night with the light up sticks.
Jesse stayed to preach at 2 more services, but we came home for dinner. 
The girls opened their new PJ's- they were a hit!
 
Little polar bear, unicorn, and panda :)
Now time to cuddle up by the warm fire and watch White Christmas!
 Mimi gave the girls goodie bags with Pez candy and light up necklaces and these cool flower pens.

    So excited fir Christmas tomorrow morning!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Cooking

 Candy bar making
 Uno Playing
 Manicotti cooking classes
 Italian dinner night shared with the Standridges
Live nativity