Johnsons 2011

Johnsons 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Life in the ghetto

So Matt and I have been living in my brother-in-law's house for the last year and a half. It has been really nice to save some money on rent especially since we had a little girl this last year. Anyway, I always joke that we live in the ghetto, which it really is...I think. To support my statement that we live in the ghetto, today we left to go to my mom's house for dinner and as we were pulling out of our ghetto driveway/road that we live down, there was a group of men gathered around a trunk. The trunk was opened and I'm pretty sure they were selling something. Probably stereo equipment or tvs or something. I just thought it was funny. I'm kind of glad that we're moving in a month or so.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A little update

Well, we had a wonderful Christmas with lots of family and presents. Matt's brother and family were able to come from Iowa for Christmas andwe got to meet our new little nephew, Scotty. He is adorable. My brother and his family were also able to come for the holidays and stay for a couple weeks.

Matt and I waited until Claire woke up around 8:30 or so and then we had her open presents. She had fun with the wrapping paper and boxes. We got her some bath toys that she loves. She also got some new books, some pants and pjs, and a crocodile toy. Matt got me some cake decorating tips and a couple shirts from American Eagle. I got Matt a new Plain White T's CD, some biking shorts and a new drill. All in all we had a very nice Christmas.

After we were done with our little Christmas we went over to the Johnson's for Christmas there. Julie was anxious and ready! She had created piles of everyone's Christmas presents and once we were sitting on the couch we weren't able to move because of all the presents!! It was a great Christmas. Claire got more books from Grandma. I got some clothes, slippers, and a book. Matt got the monopoly ubuild game. It's like monopoly but you decide how big your game board will be and there are different properties and rules. It was really fun playing and he loves it!! We had delicious omelets th
at Scott made and were able to just sit and enjoy. It was fun!

That afternoon we went to my parent's house for more
Christmas. We looked at what the kids got for Christmas and they got some fun things. We opened some presents and got more nice things. Claire got some clothes from
Grandma and a fun spinning toy from MRT (Melinda, Rachel and Tyler). Stacy got Claire some cute croqueted boots - they
are so cute!! Matt got an odometer and a book and I got a sewing basket and scrapbook stuff. Then we played a couple rounds of Hand and Foot and, of course, Monopoly!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I know this is a couple weeks late, but that's okay.