Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Jaron!!!!

I just love this guy, he is so funny and cute. I can't believe that he is 4 years old. He is such a wonderful son, and he is going to be a great big brother :) He is so excited to be 4 finally, he has wanted to be 4 since August when his cousin Ahlana turned 4. When he asked my mom how Ahlana turned 4, she said that Ahlana turned around and that's how she turned 4. Well a few minutes later Jaron turned around and said OK, now I'm 4. I knew that one was coming. But he has just been so ready and excited to be 4. I thought I would also share a few funny stories of him :

At FoodMaxx the otherday walking around and annoucement came over the intercome. Jaron looked up and asked me, was that God? :) No I'm not kidding, he asked me that. I told him that it was a man over the speaker, and then he asked what a speaker was.

One of his favorite shows is Mickey Mouse Club House. One of the episodes the doctor turns Goofy into a baby goofy. Through out the show they have to take care of baby Goofy. They even teach them to burp the baby with a song :) Well the other night our neighbor's new son was crying very loud, we could hear him pretty well. Jaron was very sad and asked me what was wrong with the baby. I told him that I didn't know, he then says " They didn't burp him, they need to do it like this, Top, Top, Bottom Bottom, Middle Middle Middle." I just started laughing, he is going to be a great big brother.

We went to the ward Christmas party on Friday and Santa was there to visit with the kids. All the kids got in line and Jaron looks up at me and says" That's not Santa, he doesn't have a long beard." I told him that he was Santa's helper and that he would tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas. He would not sit on Santa's lap. But yesterday at Aaron's work Santa came again and this time he had a long beard, Jaron didn't have much trouble going to see him, especially when he knew it was his birthday :)

I just love this little guy so much and love spending so much time with him. He is so smart and funny. Happy Birthday buddy, Mommy and Daddy love you more then anything!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Elf Yourself

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008


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He got to go to Disneyland on the 6th and had a lot of fun. I didn't post all of the pictures, just the ones I really liked. Jaron was so funny at the parade, he was yelling "HI" to every character that went by. He also knew them all by name, he was too funny. Aaron and Jaron only went on the Pirate ship, I thought about it later and I should have gone with them. We're just not line people :) But we got to see a lot of things and had a great time. When we go again we are going in the middle of the week. While we were there we ran into some of our friends from Reno, the Bartholomews. It was so great to see them and talk to them. We hadn't seen their new baby Adam and Diane hadn't seen my belly :) So it was great and crazy to see them. Thanks to IFTA for giving us a great Christmas present.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A long drive home

We left a little later then what we had planned to get home after the Thanksgiving Holiday and got stuck in traffic. Thankfully Jaron slept a good portion of the way and when he was awake, he was being such a good boy.
This the face of "how long have we been driving?"

I know we didn't drive as far as others, but it was long. We got stuck in a traffic jam near the I5 and 580 interchange and then hit fog and traffic a little later. It was not a fun drive at all, but we made it home safely.

Sarah and Andy

My cousing Sarah was driving through Bakersfield on Tuesday before Thanksgiving and stopped by to say "HI" It was so nice to see her and meet her new boy friend Andy. He was so funny and nice. He is from England and had to go back, right after Thanksgiving. But again I just love seeing family and catching up.

Meeting up with Family

OK so I joined Facebook a while ago and got in contact with almost all of my dad's family. It has been so great. Some of my cousins were even coming to Disneyland just before Thanksgiving, so I drove down to LA and had dinner with them. I even got to see my Aunt Velm and William. I just love family, you are instant friends no matter how long it has been since you've seen each other.

Here is Danny holding Kort, Jaimie Treysen and Jaci.

William and Aunt Velma

Christian holding Kristen and Michael, Jessica and Mason.
It was so much fun seeing you guys and getting to know your kids, they are so cute. When we first got there, Treysen asked Jaron if he was his cousin. He said yes and they were great friends the rest of the night, as we walked out of the Hotel room, they were holding hands, it just cracked me up.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Voting on Names

Ok so here are some of the names that we have thought of, what is your vote?
Dallan Richard
Richard David
Trent Richard
Bryce Richard
Jacob Richard
Joshua Richard
So of course Richard is the middle name, unless we name him Richard :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ok so I am so bad about posting my belly pictures, this is from Nov 1st. I can't believe that we are getting so close. I know it's still not till the end of Feb or beginning of March, but is just flying by. I am feeling really good and things seem to be going great. I have a regular doctors appointment Monday morning and then we leave for Reno on Tueday night for Thanksgiving. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy being with family and friends.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Aniversary Mom and Dad

Today is my parent's 35th anniversary. I just wanted to let them know how much I love them and appreciate all that they do for our family. They have always set a great example of how to love and be understanding. They also showed me what kind of a marriage I wanted to have with Aaron. I love that my parents still hold hands and go out of dates. I am so greatful for them and all that they have done and are doing. I love you Mom and Dad, enjoying Cabo next week :)
I can't wait to see you for Thanksgiving :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Primary Program

Ok so yesterday was our ward primary program. The kids did so well, and I just wanted to tell you how funny my little man was. He said his part very well and without any help. His line was "I choose the right when I obey my parents"
All the children were singing so well, Aaron said that he could hear Jaron during the songs that he really knew :) But it was really funny when I was leading the children and looked down to Jaron's class and he is dancing to the song that we are singing. LOL I didn't know that you could groove to a primary song that well. But it was so great and all the kids did such a great job.
We called Grandma Nancy and Papo to tell them about the program (we talked too long and couldn't call my family till this morning :)) While Jaron was telling G. Nancy about the program he started spinning, while he is holding the phone of course. Then he askes G. Nancy if she is getting dizzy, LOL. We all just started laughing, he is just too funny sometimes.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween

Well we hope that everyone had a great Halloween. We had a lot of fun at our ward Fall Festival, but I forgot my camera. We got this picture before we got ready for bed. Thanks again to my friend Jocelyn for making the pumpkin "skirt". Jaron was so excited to be Spiderman and I was a cat coming out of the pumpkin, JJ was of course the pumpkin :).

I love the muscles in this costume. But he wore it so much when we first got it that the padding in the muscles started to seperate. They started to look like cottage cheese :) It was too funny. But he loved it and was very sad when he realized that Halloween is over. But he's excited to do the Thanksgiving decorations.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Well these pictures were suppose to be next to each other, but oh well. I went to the doctor yesterday to get another ultrasound, this time to check the heart and organs etc. Well we got this really cute profile picture. Can you see a resemblance? Yeah, I think we made another cute one :)

The baby isg rowing very well, in fact he is a little bigger then what he is suppose to be. So he might be here a little early, but that's great. I love getting ultrasounds, they are so cool to watch. We could see JJ sucking on his thumb and see the other 4 fingers stretched out. He is very active and love to feel him move and grow. I am so excited to have another special spirit to help learn and grow. Jaron was so excited to see his little brother again and keeps asking me if he is big enough to come out. :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Elder Johnson in Training

Here is our future missionary. I just thought he looked to cute to not share. By the way these are the new clothes that we just bought him, thinking they would be bigger then what they are. He is just growing so fast. I love to watch him grown and learn. He loves to sing 'I am a Child of God' and 'When Jesus Christ was Baptized' , he is working on a few other. It is just too cute.

Awesome Package

My mother-in-law is way cool. She sends us these cute holiday packages and Jaron just loves them. So here is the stuff she sents us. Jaron got a kick out of the wax teeth.

We called Grandma Nancy while Jaron opened it and he was just too funny.

So she makes her own carameled popcorn, then she makes cute rice krispie treats. She cut them into triangles and frosted them like a candy corn. She is so great. We just love her.

Halloween Decorations

So here are some of the crafts that Jaron and I have made this month. We didn't have a lot of decorations so we made them and put them up. Jaron loves it and I think it looks pretty cute.

Here are our pumpkins that we got at the Murray Family Farms, Jaron wanted us each to paint them like Spider Man. He wanted mine to be painted pimk, so we both went along with it :)

This is the five pumkin poem and the five pumpkins that Jaron painted and picked the faces.

Friday, October 17, 2008

7 Random things

Ok so I was tagged by my friend Carla. So here are 7 random things about me and then I get to tag 7 other people at the end.

1. I am a little OCD, things have to match including the cups that I set out for dinner. When I was little, if there was going to be one that wouldn't match I would put two back ( so they won't be alone in the cupboard) and then bring out two news ones that matched.

2. I have to answer phone calls (don't have caller ID) just incase it is an emergency, I can't stand to let it ring. Drives Aaron crazy when we are in the middle of dinner and I have to pick it up.

3. I love eating, but I can't stand cooking half the time. It takes 20 mins to prepare everything and then another 30 to 45 min to bake. And then after you eat it in 10 min you have to take 30 min to clean everything up. I would rather take .99 and go to Jack in the Box sometime. But there is nothing like home cooked meals (and a budget) so I do cook for Aaron.

4. I get a long a little better with guys then I do girls sometimes. I just don't seem to have a lot in common with most women. I am serious when I say that Aaron is my BFF. He is the only one who gets me and really enjoys all the silly stuff I think about. I just like talking about sports and learning how things work. I do enjoy finding a good deal at a store, but I don't get into fashion too much. But I am always up for a shopping trip to find great deals.

5. I am a pack rat and a shirt horder. I only have like 4 pairs of jeans, but I can't count how many shirts I have. And I keep them forever (well maybe 4 or 5 years depending on my size). I just can't get rid of things that people give me. I have almost every card anyone has given me. I even have this stupid red clown nose that my cousin threw at me because it was from my Aunt Jean's room. I have a lot of "junk" boxes.

6. I am a horrible procastinator. Have you ever seen that T-shirt that says "Procrastinators UNITE.....tomorrow" That is my motto. I am trying to work on that, but sometimes it does just slip my mind.

7. When I sleep at night, I have to have the sheets touching me. I can't stand the blankets to touch me at all. It has to be all the same (OCD again) The sheet can't be up against my cheek, but my shoulder is touching the blanket, it just drives me crazy.

Well that was harder then I thought and now I feel really funny that you will all know those silly things about me. But that's OK, I know (hope) you will all still love me. :)
Ok so I tag, Angie, Meagan, Jen, Steph, Tamara, Lanie and Natalie.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Murray Family Farms

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Here is our day at Murray Family Farms, we had a lot of fun and got some good pumkins :)

My Belly

This is not my favorite picture, but here is my belly and my little man. (I had just gotten out of the shower and Jaron had had one of those days, so I wasn't too happy :))We took this picture at the end of Sept, so I have grown a little bit more. But it's like my belly popped and then hasn't changed a whole lot since. But I feel the baby move quite often and I love it. Aaron actually got to feel the baby move the other night and was way excited. Jaron hasn't had the patience yet to keep his hand on my belly long enough, but it will happen of course.

My little boy is Growing

Ok so here are our measurements of Jaron since we have moved to Bakersfield. The first mark in from May and the next one is from July and the last one is from Oct 12th. He has grown about an inch and a half in the last 3 months. I knew he was growing, but not that much. He is almost into size 5T. We had to buy new church clothes for him, everything is getting too small. I know this is how it works, but my goodness. It just makes me so happy and sad to see me little man growing up, I just love him so much and am so proud of him.

Fun Halloween crafts

So here are Jaron and Brandon with their Bat Hats. We had a lot of fun making these last Thursday. I just think that they are too cute. We love having Brandon come over and play on Thursdays :) Jaron and I are working on more Halloween crafts that I'll post later.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Twilight Series

Ok if you haven't read the Twilight Series and pland to stop reading now. I will ruin too much for you. You have been warned.
Ok so I finally went out and bought the books, yes bought them, I don't have the patience for the library. But anyways, I loved them the whole way through. I was however on Team Jacob, I just like the darker hair and tall, muscular type. Edward didn't really sound all that appealing to me. But hey, he was perfect for Bella. But I can't stand the ending of the Breaking Dawn. What a build up for nothing. The Volturi just walk away. I had to laugh, Aaron had to read the last three chapter for me as we were driving to Beatty. He got really into it and totally was mad that there wasn't a fight. That cracked me up. I really counld't stand that Jacob imprinted on Nessie, whats up with that. I have to agree with my friend Angie that Jacob lost a lot of his personality after he imprinted. but I guess for those of you who didn't like him, that worked for you :) But anyways, I am totally excited for the movies, but of course they people they casted aren't exactly how I pictured people. I knew who they picked for Edward before I read the book. So I had Harry Potter's friend in mind the bulk of the time. My problem with Jacob, is the guy I pictured for him is actually playing Billy Black, Jacob's dad. go figure. Of course I loved him from Last of the Mohicans (yes I know it is rated 'R') when he was young and hot. So oh well. But I ams so glad I know what all of you are talking about now. they really are good books. I'll have to get all you Bakersfield girls to read them so we can do what my sister-in-law is doing and do a girl's night out to go see the movie. I don't think Aaron wants to see the movie now:)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Funny Boy

So I told Jaron last night that we needed to go to Wal Mart for some things.
Jaron: "What do we need to buy at Wal Mart"
Me: "Some paper towels and a few other things (New Moon)"
Jaron: "A new toy for my little brother:
Me:"Maybe, why so you can play with it for him?"
Jaron:"No we'll put it in your mouth"
At this point I just started laughing. Well at least he wanted to share with his little brother :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's a Boy

So we had an ultrasound yesterday to found out if we were having a boy or girl and as you can see, we are having a boy. Aaron wanted to be really sure so the ultrasound technician got us the next picture.

There is no doubting this one, he was very cooperative :)

The Ocean

So we decided that we needed to go to the beach now that I was feeling good. So we headed over ot Ventura. I was so nice and cool. We had a lot of fun playing together.

Jaron didn't really like the water when it came up on him, but it did catch him a few times :)

I know this is silly, but I just loved his foot prints in the sand, they are so small .


4 jobs I have had-
1. Family Tree Books store
2. State Farm Ins
3. Prescott Valley Glass
4. Mommy and Wife

4 movies I have seen more then once-
1. All of the Lord of the Ring trilogy
2. Hitch (Will Smith)
3. How to Loose a Guy in 10 days
4. All of the X-Men movies

4 places I have lived-
1. Reno, NV
2. Prescott Valley, AZ
3. SunValley, NV
4. Bakersfield, CA

4 TV shows I watch-
1. Law & Order
2. Playhouse Disney :)
3. Dancing with the Stars
4. Wipeout

4 favorite places I have been-
1. Tahoe
2. Sedona
3. Jackson Hole, WY
4. Sandpoint, ID

4 people who I test-well I don't text so I put who I call
1. Mom or course
2. Stephanie
3. Jennifer King
4. Aaron

4 of my favorite foods-
1. Cheesy Chicken Soup
2. Mexican
3. Zuccini lasagna
4. Raspberry Cheesecake

4 places that I would like to visit-
1. Alaska
2. Australia
3. Hawaii
4. Washington DC

4 people that I tag-
1. Heather
2. Angie
3. Carla
4. Shalyce

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hiking in Tahoe

Aaron and I did some hiking while we were in Taho for a few days. The first place was more like just a walk, but it was sure pretty.
Here I am at the beginning of the trail. Rainbow trail is the name.

This is some of the scenery that we got to see on this walk. It was just perfect.

We then drove up the highway a little and stopped to see Emerald Bay. This bay is just so beautifl, of course with a name like Emerald Bay, it had better be pretty.

We then crossed the highway and hiked up to (I think) Cyrstal Falls. It was more of a trickle, but it still a nice hike. Aaron thought is pretty easy just finishing Boundary Peak, but I thought it was a good hike for a 4 month pregnant women who is just over being sick and getting some energy back :) Anyways this was the trail that we had to follow, it looks worse then it was, but it was so nice to be just the two of us .
This was the scene that we got at the top of the falls ( it was more like a trickle this late in the season ) We stayed up there for about an hour just relaxing and eating a sandwich. Talk about peace and quiet.

We had so much fun on our vacation and just love going to Tahoe and see family.

Just having fun in Reno

Here are a few of the cousins just playing around on the trampoline.

This is Jonah trying to get up. He is so cute.

This is Karra, Ahlana, jaron and Brayden.

This is my brother Mike, we drank so many sodas that he made a pyramid. We had to drink a few extra so he could finish it. My little brother Matt and Aaron tried to knock it down but failed. We just love hanging out with our family and love you guys.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


In the last post I said that Matt and Aaron have been best friends since the sixth grade. That is wrong, they met in the second grade and became best friends. Matt moved away in the sixth grade and they stayed good friends since that day. OOPS

Labor Day Hiking

Ok so I picked my pictures backwards but I'm not doing it again :)
Aaron went hiking with his good friends, the Johnsons (yes more Johnsons). He and Matt, the one in the middle of this picture, have been best friends since they met in the sixth grade. Matt was the best man at our wedding. The Johnsons have been wonderful friends to us always and we love them. I'm glad Aaron got to go hiking with them. They hiked Boundary Peak on Saturday Aug 30th after camping the night before.
Here are Justin, Matt and Aaron at the top of the peak. ( Aaron is the short one :) )

This is the marker at the top of the mountain and you put your foot next to hit to prove that you made it.

I just really liked this view.

Here they all are at the beginning. Britt, Cheryl, Justin, Matt and Aaron. I'm so glad that you guys had so much "fun" and that you made it. You guys are the best, Aaron's first second family :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Having Fun with Jaron

OK so here are some things that we did before we left for Reno on vacation. We took Jaron bike riding at Hart Park, they didn't make it very far, but I think he looks so cute in his bike hlemet :)

This is at the beginning, but they only made it just past the tree in the back ground

They had fun at the park on a different day. Jaron has named his ball Screwey and his Bat Darlin (yes, just like Everyone's Hero) so that is what they are playing with.

We took Jaron to Incredible John's Pizza to check it out. We loved it. We just felt bad that we planned it so late, that we didn't invite any friends with us. So Jaron just played with Daddy (our camera was running out of batteries, this is the clearest picture I have of them on the race track)
This was a pretty cool looking dinosaur ride, a little slow though :)
So we had fun playing with our little boy.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Name Tag

I saw this on Stephanie's blog and thought it was funny. So if you read this and want to, you are tagged.

YOUR ROCKSTAR NAME: (your first pet & current car): Duke Accord

YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: ("The" + fav hobby/craft & fav weather element + "Tour"): The Kick Boxing Rain Tour

YOUR GANSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor + favorite cookie): Cookies and Cream Snickerdoodle

YOUR "FLY GUY/GIRL" NAME: (first inital of first name, first three letters of last name): BJOH (now how do you pronounce that one :)

YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal): Blue Tiger

YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born): Michele Carmichael

YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first three letters of last name, and first two letters of first name) : JOHBR

SUPERHERO NAME: ("The" + second favorite color, favorite drink): The Green Splash

STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent , favorite candy): Emporio Baby Ruth

WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's & father's middle names): Michele Refell

WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teachers last name, a major city that starts with the same letter): Toth Topeka

SPY NAME: (favorite season/Holiday & flower): Fall Daisy

CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit , article of clothing you are wearing right now + "ie" or "y"):
Strawberry Pantsie

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Aaron

Well Happy 29th Birthday to Aaron. We had some friends over on Sunday night to celebrate and have cake (German chocolate) and ice cream. On monday night Aaron made another cake ( I was sick) and went to the dollar store and bought some mismatched party stuff. He then went and decorated his cubical and shared his cake with whoever wished him a Happy Birthday :). Needless to say there was no cake left for us when he came home (but we had a little left over from the cake on Sunday.) These are two of his guys that he instructs currently. I'm glad you had a Happy Birthday Aaron, I love you.