Saturday, February 23, 2008

A scene from "Life at the Johnosn's"

Here is a short clip from life here.

The setting; the Johnson family living room.

The characters; Papa Johnson
Mama Johnson
Molly Johnson
Heidi Johnson
Lars Johnson

Our curtain opens with Papa lounging on the couch. He is reading a magazine(Ladies Home Journal, I think). Mama is also on the couch sitting at the other end with her feet in papa's lap. Lars is on Mama's lap and Heidi is perched on Papa's foot and leaning against Mama. Molly has not appeared yet.

Narrator; "Nap time has just come to a close although Molly seems to still be sleeping. Lars woke up a short while ago with a very sad little cry. Mama went to rescue him and he promptly fell back to sleep on mama's lap. Right after Lars fell back to sleep a sleepy but smiley Heidi came down the steps and joined the others on the couch.

~Lars' head falls over onto Heidi's chest/lap as mama and Heidi are trying to get comfortable. Mama starts to wiggle her foot to try to wake it from sleep.~

Heidi; (looking first at Mama's foot and then down at sleeping Lars) " We should stick your shoe in Lars' ear."

Mama; (giggling) " I don't think so we should never stick anything in our ears!"

Heidi; "my friend sticks her shoe in her brothers ear all the time."

Mama; (still trying to not laugh to much) "Doesn't it hurt him?"

Heidi; " yes, he cries, Waa, Waa, and her mom tell her, STOP."


A very small excerpt I know.

as an after note, last night Heidi came in to our room to say she had a penny down her throat.
now I'm wondering, will it harm her in any way in there? Since she didn't choke on it she should be fine right?

Monday, February 18, 2008

At the movie theater

Last night we went to the movie theater. This theater seemed to have really big chairs, even I could fold up in them really easy. Molly folded up in hers and she could put her feet right up next to her ears! The bottom picture looks like she is climbing out of it!

nap time!

Today the babies naps got interrupted. so I sat with them on the couch until they fell back to sleep. A little bit later I looked at them and this is how they were sleeping. SO CUTE!

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Derek is going to be Deploying soon. We are sure going to miss him. He is my children's favorite playmate. He is also who we go to when we need comforted. Like last night.
near our house is a railroad track that is very seldom used, so seldom that I've only heard them twice since we've lived here. Last night just after we went to bed a train went by. It blew it's whistle and it scared our baby boy. He came to our door saying, "scared," and he needed his papa.
Papa also is good for riding.;)

A Note To The Do-It- Yourself-ers

When you have a problem with your Auto, Please, Please, do NOT use expanding foam under the hood- anywhere!
Today Derek is replacing the washer pump on our truck. it happens to be A LOT harder to do because the previous owners, whoever they were, tried to fix the washer fluid hose with expanding foam.
So, when somethings not working, use duct tape. just kidding. fix it the right way.:)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Around Here

This week the girls and I have been getting excited about Valentines day. We made cards yesterday and today we made decorations to hang on our walls. Derek has the camera today or I would have put pictures on here. We are also making cookies.
The girls love doing crafts and to help me cook so that makes all of this very fun for them.
The picture above is from a day that we decided was "We love Papa" day. The kids made cards for him and I made Pad Thai soup which he had been wanting. than we had a candle light dinner. followed be the chocolate lava cupcake recipe I had posted earlier.
The other evening the neighbor boy, Samuel, brought over a really big activity coloring book over for the girls. The girls have really enjoyed that.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Thoughts in response to Friend's posts awhile back

Here is a recipe for a very good vegetarian soup;

Pad Thai Soup
Saute: 4 Tbsp. sesame oil 1 bulb minced garlic
2 bunches chopped green onions
1 block cubed tofu
Add: 6 Tbsp. chunky peanut butter
When peanut butter is melted add: 1 1/2 cups soy sauce
3/4 cup maple syrup 1/3 cup cider vinegar
2 tsp. cayenne pepper 2 Tbsp. lime juice
4 stalks celery finely chopped Water(enough to make a somewhat thin broth)
Shortly before serving (so as to be just tender) add:
8 oz. rice threads 1 lb. bean sprouts
10 oz Spanish peanuts


Some of our favorite snacks;
yogurt, nuts and fresh fruit
we also enjoy things that are not so healthy from time to time like;
cookies, cheesy crackers, and cake or ice cream
Popcorn is my all time favorite though. we sometime try different things on it other than butter and salt. Like; powdered cheese (from a mac and cheese box), brewers yeast, kettle corn (white sugar), and once ranch mix. all were good. I always pop it on the stove with just a little oil.


There was a young fellow of Perth,
Who was born on the day of his birth;
He was married, they say,
On his wife's wedding day,
And he died when he quitted the earth.


I really like limericks, I think they are very fun. Do you know any limericks? Or maybe you could write one for me!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Dark chocolate yummyness!

Here is a recipe for a very good dessert I made awhile back.
Ghirardelli Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes
Center: 1/2 bar (2oz) 60% Cacao bittersweet chocolate baking bar
1/4 cup heavy cream
Cake: 1 bar (4 oz) Cacao bittersweet chocolate baking bar
8 Tbsp. unsalted butter
2 whole eggs 2 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup flour
To make centers, melt chocolate and cream. whisk gently to blend. refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. form into 6 balls; refrigerate until needed.
To make cake, heat oven to 400. grease 6 4 oz. ramekins or custard cups. melt chocolate and butter, whisk gently to blend. with a mixer beat eggs, yolks,sugar and vanilla on high speed about 5 min. or until thick and light. Fold melted chocolate mixture and flour into egg mixture just until combined. Spoon cake batter into ramekins. place a chocolate ball in the center of each. Bake about 15 min or until cake is firm to the touch. let sit out of the oven about 5 min. Run a small knife around each and invert on to a plate.
serve with raspberries and whipped cream or do like I did and top with 7 min frosting.
for people who do not like dark chocolate, You will not like this! (Abbi, if you want to try this you should make it with milk chocolate;D)

I'm in the Lords army!

My son created a hat and then started marching around singing; I'm in the Lords army, Yes sir!
I'm not sure why that combination was his army hat but it is very sweet anyway. :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

trying it on

last month Derek got a bunch of new stuff for Deployment. all kinds of jackets and hats and well we had to try some of them on. Lars was sure these hats went together. :) There is a back pack that I wish he didn't need because I want it.
he also got new sleeping bag and stuff that he tried out last week. they were on a army style camping trip. the first night was really cold but the next night it was warmer so Derek slept out under the stars, or rather the rain cloud. But he stayed dry in all his wet weather stuff. After that they let him sleep in a tent.

Monday, February 4, 2008

the flu

This past week we have had the flu. it was awful. we are starting to feel better today finally. We all still have coughs though.
maybe I will have time to do this once and awhile again now.