Thursday, December 1, 2011


Hey, I'm posting about Thanksgiving before Christmas happens! That's a little bit of an improvement. We had a nice Thanksgiving because no one did homework, work, and we got to be together for an entire day! It was so nice. I helped my grandma and mom in the morning for a little bit and then we ate a delicious meal! My uncle brought bbq ribs and Josh decided that that should replace turkey. :) After we ate we went to the Johnson's and visited with them for a while. Jenna and Todd stayed for a while so we watched a movie with them and hung out. It was fun to just be with family for a day. We don't do that nearly enough!

Our tired boys (Jack and Britain) took a nap while we ate.

Jack with Grandma and Grandpa Freeman

Mac and Britain with Grandma and Grandpa

The whole family

I am so grateful for family and really appreciate all that they do for me. I am so blessed to have been born into such a loving family, to have married into such a wonderful family, and now to have a little family of my own. Thanksgiving was fantastic and now we have our first Christmas with Jack to look forward to!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What a Blessing!

Jack was blessed on November 6, 2011 and it was such a fun day! We had so many of our family and friends there. Jack's blessing was so nice and a lady in our ward wrote down notes so that we could remember what was said. It was so nice of her because now I will be able to remember all the nice things that were said. He was such a handsome boy and didn't cry or whine once through the whole blessing. Good boy!

My handsome boys!

We're still not the best picture takers but I have taken more pictures in the last 2 1/2 months than I have in my entire life! This kid is seriously the funnest person to hang out with and I get to all day every day.

Isn't that the cutest face? I love it!

It's hard to see but he can get a really good mohawk goin!

Grandpa Bryn and Jack. I love this picture

We sure love our Grandpa Freeman!

We got a good shot of him and Dad before we went to our 6th Marine Ball. We were gone for 5 hours and I really missed my Jack.

So here's our update on Jack. He is now 10 1/2 weeks old. He can still wear newborn pants but fits into some 3-6 month outfits. He was 11 lb 9 oz at his 2 month check up (50th percentile), 22 1/4 in long (25th percentile), and his head was 14 3/4 in (8th percentile). So pretty much he's chubbier than he is long with a small head. He got 4 shots, two in each thigh and it might have been harder on me! It was so sad to see those needles go in and then see him cry. I felt so bad for my little guy but he took it like a champ! He cried for a little, and then slept all the way home. He was a little fussy but not too bad. He has started to talk soo much! It is the cutest thing ever! When I sing to him, he gets this huge smile and then, I'm pretty sure, he sings with me. He seems to like popcorn popping and the muffin man song. He has started to suck on his hand and sometimes he gets one finger in his mouth. He hates riding in the car, but it might be getting better. I don't think he likes to be alone and I think facing backwards in the car makes him feel that way. He has started to sleep up to 3 to 4 hours at a time at night and in his own bed, not the swing. I can tell that he is getting happier and smiles so much more than he used to. Oh, and he loves to be complimented. I don't know how he knows, but he gets a big smile when I call him "cute boy".

Friday, October 28, 2011

I don't have much time but I just wanted to share some of my favorite moments with my favorite little guy! He's growing up so fast and getting so big. He is 7 weeks old today and I can't believe we've had him that long already. We love him so much and have so much fun hanging out with him.

I bought him this so he'd have something to play with. He might still be a little young but he liked it for a second.

He likes being in the driver's seat already! And he's going through puberty. Poor guy, he's got a huge zit.

He absolutely loves taking a bath but hates getting lotioned up and dressed. Screams the whole time.

Just relaxing in the Bumbo at Aunt Jenna's.

Mac loves his cousin Jack

This was on our way up to Greer. Josh said it looked like he was on a roller coaster.

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Jack Slade

He's Here!! Our little guy is finally home with us. He's actually been home now for over a week but this is how I do the blog thing. Late, as usual. Here's the little guy...

Jack Slade Johnson
7 lbs 14 ounces
20.1 inches
Born at 8:29 pm

We are so thrilled to have Jack in our family now. It has really changed the dynamics of our home. I can't believe how much he consumes our lives and we love him so much. He's our greatest blessing. We never realized we could love so much, even though he keeps us up most of the night.