Month: November 2015

    Real Life

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    There is no order to these pictures but they are some of my favorites for the last month:

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    Rose and Ray are buddies during the school day. Ray really looks up to Rose and tries to be a fun friend.


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    Millie has been wearing this sock on her hand for 3 weeks but it hasn’t kept her from being crazy.

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    We made caramel apples with crushed Butterfinger. (yum)


    Rose made her own Candyland πŸ™‚ these are the things she comes up with since she’s not in school yet.


    Packer and The Orange Crush

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    My cute, fun, silly girls!


    Wrestling Spectators

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    Tiago is already 5 months!!! He looks so BIG all of a sudden.


    One of Millie’s favorite tricks! She is still a handful…

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    Red Rover, Red Rover send all of the neighbors on over!


    Christmas Music is on


    Packer teaching FHE for one of his Faith In God requirements

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    Tiago is trying to roll over and grab everything he sees.


    Babysitting cousin Bennett


    She CAN’T stay out of his face!! She is always laying by him and on him and squeezing him and Biting him! BACK OFF!


    Benji started his wrestling now! 4-5 times a week, 2 hours a day! nothing like getting thrown into it for your first time πŸ™‚

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    Millie’s Finger – I see a NAIL!! πŸ™‚


    Pic-nic with Christian

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    Selfies with my babies and bigger babies πŸ™‚

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    Tiago is starting to chill out a little and take good naps.


    I don’t like getting out of bed – especially with the weather changing and the days getting shorter…

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    Rose is doing her preschool on the computer so we set up an account for Ray and he is loving it. Sometimes he’ll do the lessons for 30-60 minutes! Now he’s showing interest in reading and writing πŸ™‚


    Amanda invited us all over for Pete’s Birthday!

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    my big boy @ church and his cheese ball sister


    not interested in real food yet


    the kids love getting Millie to be silly


    Rosie’s craft for today.

    Categories: Nettesheim

    Trick or Treating

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    Rose wanted a cute picture of her pink Curls and her pumpkin…

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    I stayed home with Tiago while Ben took the kids out πŸ™‚ LaNell came and kept me company just like she has the last few years πŸ™‚ The kids started with our neighborhood…

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    and they ended at “The Chicken Man’s” House! πŸ™‚

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    We came back and looked at all of our lute and took a family picture and then ended the night with cousins at Pete and Amanda’s house!





    Categories: General, Nettesheim

    Work Halloween Party 10/30

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    Friday was the day before Halloween so the kids got to dress up for school and then we got to go to Ben’s work and trick or treat! We went over and watched the Halloween Parade at school but I didn’t even try to get pictures of that. At Ben’s work one of the areas had a talking robot that was handing out the candy. Millie was intrigued.

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    The elevator is always one of the best parts for these kids πŸ™‚

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    Categories: Ben, General

    Ward Halloween Party

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    We had a Halloween Party at the church on Thursday night! They had cotton candy and donuts and cider and hot dogs and a cake walk and face painting and some booths for the kids to go “fishing” or pin the spider on the web or ring toss or pumpkin bowling. Ben set up a booth of old school arcade games and let people try to get a high score. We had fun with our ward friends and got our costumes all figured out for the next day.

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    Categories: General

    Halloween Costumes! 2015

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    Not Pictured: Minnie Mouse – Millie and Pumpkin – Tiago and Boring Mom – Jana

    Categories: General

    October 28th

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    Brady’s Birthday and Grandpa Becker!

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    We had to take Millie to the Dr to check on her finger and then we came home and sang Happy Birthday to Brady. Millie helped him eat his cake from Mo! At lunch time we went over to Grandpa Beckers place with Ben and wished him a happy birthday and gave him his birthday Jack’o’lantern.

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    Categories: Nettesheim, Robertson

    Pumpkin Carving

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    THese Kids Were So EXCITED to Carve their PUMPkINS! The 4 oldest did a lot of the work this year. They helped clean them out and then they created their own design. They carved some of theirs and then I finished them up. I didn’t get any pictures of the final products πŸ™ Β Benji made a face, Packer made a face, Cali wanted hearts, Rose did a moon and stars, and Ray chose a Spiderman face. Millie went to bed early and I never carved hers πŸ™ (sorry 6th child) Ben carved Tiago’s – a cat for his Grandparents. It was low key carving this year but with Grandpa’s funeral and Ben coaching all 4 soccer teams we just ran out of time.

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    Categories: General

    Grandpa Johnson’s Funeral

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    My Grandpa passed away early Thursday morning – October 22nd 2015. He was 92. He passed quietly in his bed with his Wife and 3 daughters surrounding him the entire week. Arden Ford Johnson was a good man. He served his Country as a young man and he was devoted to his family. We only saw my grandparents once a year when we were growing up but these last 18 years I have been in Utah and able to see them more often and get to know them a bit better. Grandpa was always sitting in his chair and excited for any visitors who came through the door. He always had the heater going and a beanie on his bald head even during the summer! He usually had a good story or two tell and would always ask us “what’s new?” We Miss You Grandpa Great.

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    We visited with everyone on Thursday evening and looked through old pictures.

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    Grandpa lived in Orem but he was born and raised in Kanab and often spent the winters there. We drove down to Kanab on Sunday and met up with almost ALL of the family!

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    The Funeral was a Great Celebration of his life. Lots of memories were shared. At the Burial they had a 21 Gun Salute for his service in the Navy! Benji and Packer kept two of the shells!

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    At the end they let all of the Great Grand Kids send balloons up to Heaven for Grandpa Great!

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    It’s hard to say bye to your Grandpa. It’s really HARD to say Goodbye to your Husband and Dad.(good thing these ladies are tough). We got to see Uncle Bruce’s Grave Site and Grandpa’s Parents and lots of other Johnson extended family.


    Categories: Robertson

    The Great Pumpkin Party!

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    October 24th was our Great Pumpkin Party!

    Our 11th Time doing this party!! We invite neighbors and family over to watch the Great Pumpkin. We have a raffle of prizes and the “Best Seat in the House”. I pop lots of popcorn and this year we had to make our own hot chocolate πŸ™ We set out the Halloween Legos and do an I Spy type game for the kids and then when it gets dark we start the movie. It’s been a fun tradition and it keeps getting better. I think we had 130 people this year! (it’s always too dark for pictures)

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    Categories: General, Robertson