Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas from The Johnson Family

This will be my last post for a week or two.  So I wanted to take this opportunity to wish my friends and family a VERY merry Christmas, marked with joy and love and peace.  Remember to take time to enjoy yourself and not get caught up in the presents and the stress and the to-do list.  See Christmas through the eyes of your children, grandchildren or whoever the little ones are in your life.

Today's Advent:

Craft day

Santa Clause with a cotton ball beard. 
Trees made from popsicle sticks.
Reindeer with feet and hand prints.
Don't forget the salt dough ornaments.


Baking day


Make a cake for Jesus.


Open presents.

A final tradition I will share with you.  Jeff and I have a time together on Christmas Eve.  We put the children to bed early.  We pop a bottle of sparkling cider.  We open a gift from each other.  (These have turned into personal gifts that can't be opened in front of the children, if you know what I mean.  Wink, wink.)  Then we turn on the video camera and...HEY!  Get your mind out of the gutter.  Sheesh.  This is a G-rated blog. NO!  We record our guesses on what the next year will bring for each of our children, then we do five years out and ten.  But hey, while it's out....

Merry Christmas. 


Kelly said...

Wow these are beautiful pictures! JonStevin was looking at this post with me, pointed to Asa and said,"Is that me?" I said no, that's another little boy. He said,"well, he's like me" Too cute. Totally loving these pics!

Amy McBride said...

Merry Christmas!!! HUGS to all of you! The pictures are great. The girls look so beautiful, I love those dresses and of course Asa is very handsome!I can't believe how much Juice has changed.Gosh, they grow and change so much at that age. Oh yeah, you and Jeff look great too! Miss you all so much!!!Have a Blessed Christmas!Love you!

Yara said...

Thanks for the pictures of you!
Your family just keeps getting cuter & cuter!

Where will you be for a week or two?
I might miss you ; )

Actually, I don't think B is gonna work much, so we'll probably be hanging out computer free. If the rain lets up!

Michelle G said...

Thanks for making me laugh this early in the morning :)
Wishing you a WONDERFUL holiday - if you get a chance - zip over to my blog and check out the pics of the new grandbaby - JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS YIPPIE!!
The other night I was wrapping a gift and the scissors fell behind the headboard - so hubby and I were moving stuff around to get it - when we came out our daughter had taken the kids to get ice cream (LOL - they were concerned with all the noises coming from the bedroom LOL - still makes me laugh so their dad joked with them "Oh you thought it was merry christmas to me early huh?" they all just shook their heads - I still don't think they believe us LOL - aint it grand? Love keeping them on their toes - pay back for all the times they've embarrassed me! :)
Merry Christmas!!

Twisted Cinderella said...

I hope you had a lovely Christmas!

Anonymous said...

come back! I miss you guys!

Hope everyone had a great christmas.

Love ya,


Twisted Cinderella said...

I hope you had a Happy New Years! Here's to a fabulous new year!

Veronica said...

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!

Mom's Place said...

Michelle!!! I have missed coming over to your blog SO much!!! Hope things are well there and hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!