Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Hello 2009!

Well to all...I actually missed the new year...oops! Go figure...not me! LOL

I was working away here at my faithful computer listening to the fireworks going off in our neighborhood, praying the field wouldn't be set on fire and just let the stroke of 2008/2009 slip right by. huh...I hope that is an indicator of how boring my year will be...I could use boring....really I could.

But anyway...I submitted a few more assignments and completed the research paper part of that project. I have an essay and a concept map to attach before it is complete, but hey I am a little closer.

You would all be so proud...I actually got a wild hair Tuesday and decided that I was going to uproot my entire living/dining/family area and redo! Something new for the new year right? LOL. Anyway I finished it late this afternoon. Finally...but it is a whole new look with lots of space for the kids to run - as they have already shown me. I am rethinking that But it is so comfortable that I will just have to put up with it! I have the living room set up so that it overflows into the family area where the boys and I can school with much more room! Woo-hoo!

Well, I better sign off for now...I hear little feet headed to the potty. Much love and well wishes to all...Happiest New Year Wishes. May you and yours be richly blessed by our Lord in this new year!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Birthday LizzieBeth!!!!!! Have an awesome super duper day!
Merry Christmas to all...late I know. I had big dreams of blogging all the news before Christmas happened...but that didn't happen. Brian, the boys and I left out the Friday before Christmas and returned home yesterday...yes, you got it over a week we were gone. was great and crazy all at the same time. We certainly enjoyed our visiting time, but were very glad to get back home. I am sure Lady (our German Shepherd) was glad to see us as well.

We all headed down to mom and dad's in Giddings to stay until Christmas. That was lots of fun. The cousins came to stay so the boys enjoyed so good ol' playing with the cousins. Auntie tried to teach me how to knit...I am not very good. But she gave me a set of long looms for Christmas and I am very good at making scarves on the loom. It is much easier. LOL. I have made 2 scarves so far. I am determined to learn on the needles though. I got a book called I taught myself to knit for Christmas and I am hoping to learn on the needles with that. We decorated a gingerbread house...that was interesting and had our family dinner and present opening. That was tons of fun. I think Memaw and Papa enjoyed having all the kids together...but I am sure they were ready to get their house back. LOL

Christmas day was exciting...Santa visited Memaw and Papa's house and left the Alamo complete with soldiers (the Texicans and Santa Anna's army!!!!). That was a huge hit and has proven to be the best present thus far. :) Kaden hardly wanted to leave the Alamo alone long enough to open anything else. He told us he just didn't want to look in his stocking. LOL. The Alamo won out for sure. Memaw and Papa got them rifle guns and swords. That was a big hit with Kutter Bug! Kaden was too stuck on the Alamo to notice much

We headed out to Papa and Net's house later Christmas afternoon. The boys enjoyed playing with cousin Davin and we stayed up way later than usual. Kaden was so tired he slept way past everyone else and even when the boys were playing Lego batman and Mark was working on the bathroom tile, he slept right through. It was hilarious. We just hung out and played all day. I went to the after Christmas sale with Papa and a bundle and got some paper, boxes and various items for next year. We did Christmas presents and dinner with everyone on Saturday afternoon. The boys enjoyed that. Net made them vest and chaps sets and they got 6 shooters to go with it. Kutter loved that. He actually dressed up in the whole outfit right away.

Shortly after presents we headed home...It was quite a challenge to fit everything in the car...but we did it. It was very good to be home...we unloaded a little something to eat and just hung out till late. The boys slept most of the way home so they were all keyed up. They played war down the hallway with Daddy and their army men. That was hilarious. They love it.

Today is our "get back to reality" day. Brian heads back to work so he is trying to get his stuff together and I am trying to catch up on everything and get our stuff cleaned up, put up, washed, etc. UGH! But all's well at the Johnson house...

I have been working a lot on my homework and have completed and passed several assignments. I have two pending grading for my Classroom Management class - pray I pass them and that class is done!!! W00-Hoo! I also need to complete my research paper...I am determined to complete that this week - if I get it passed then I will be done with my Diversity and Inclusion class. Yeah! I just began a new class - Testing. I have completed task 1 and it is pending grading. 4 tasks to go! I also have a big test coming up... the THEA test which is the basic skills tests that teachers have to take for certification. I am planning to take this test at the end of January. Pray for me to do well. I need to have a passing score posted no later than April 1st in order to student teach in Jan. 2010. Pray all will go smoothly for me!

Well all for now I suppose. I hope all you guys have had a great Christmas and all are well and safe.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Well here I am you believe it's already mid December...where did it go? LOL...well the boys and I are enjoying a snowy day today at home...the roads were icy so First Steps MDO is closed for the day. It has been snowing most of the day, very lightly and there is a light covering of snow on the ground. It is very very cold!!! We all slept late and enjoyed some cartoons this morning. Thank goodness for footy pajamas and heat! LOL. After breakfast we started school which went very well! Woo-Hoo! Kaden didn't give me much of a hard time today...thank goodness. LOL.

Speaking of Kaden, he turned the big 3 on Friday! Happy Birthday Brutus! He got cowboy boots for his birthday! Which he has been wearing everyday since. We went for his three year old checkup - which went so well - he is perfect and NO SHOTS!!! He wore his Davy vest, bandanna, coon skin cap and his boots of course. It was great.

Afterward we went to check on Aunt Shirley and make sure she was surviving the cold and then dropped off some presents at Granny's nursing home for their Christmas party on Thursday. We are hoping to go to the party Thursday evening. They are having a residents Christmas party that evening and they have put together a residents choir. The boys are excited to sing with them!!! :)

Well I just got off the phone with Jerry Wayne and it looks as if the annual Frazier family reunion will be at Fort Parker again next June. That is always eventful and fun! :)

School for me is trucking along, I am working on a research paper right now...ugh. I haven't done a research paper in way too many It is the last assignment for my diversity and inclusion class. Pray for me to get it all together! My classroom management class is going well, I still have a few assignments to finish up, but they are video assignments and I generally have to go into town because our slooooowwww dialup doesn't stream the video fast enough. Yuck.

Big news friend Amanda had a baby girl this morning...7 lbs 4 oz....Ashlyn is her name. How sweet...our Lord is so good to us. Nathaniel is a big brother now!!!!

Well...stay warm and in the Lord...we-