January 23, 2011

I am an Auntie again

Isn't she a peanut?  She was 7 lbs and 19 3/4 inches long with tons of hair.  Meet Kennedy Jeanne Johnson. I got to hang at the hospital yesterday with her and her parents and eventually her big sister.  Mackenzy is doing really well with her new baby sister.  I am so happy for Holly & Wyatt.  Their little family is so sweet and happy.  I'm hoping they don't stop after this one... only time will tell.

On a totally different note, the winter carnival medallion hunt starts today.  Nothing much with the clue, but that's ok... nothing much comes out of the first clue except that it tells you that it's hidden in a park.  I'm not sure what we're going to do today, we've both wanted to see True Grit but it's not at our normal movie time, which sounds like a stupid reason, but however we have a nice little Sunday plan.  If we go to a movie around 10:00 AM, the parking lot is empty, we get our favorite seats in the theater, the price per ticket is only $5.00 and we can spend the extra money on consessions and lunch afterwards.  It's been a consistant thing that we've done for a while now and I love our Sunday Fundays (many times Sunday afternoons also involve a cocktail or two... keeping it classy.)  Today, however, with no movie, I'm not exactly sure what we're going to be doing.  I'll probably check in with some girlfriends in a little bit and maybe enjoy a bloody mary somewhere.  Love love love my life.

Welcome to this weird world Kennedy.  I hope you get as much out of each day as I do.  I can't wait to watch you grow.

January 4, 2011

Holidays 2010 - Busy Season

OK, so I have been a little absent for two months.  Duh, it's the holiday season.  We had a good Christmas.  No sisters or brothers shocked us with a proposal or a pregnancy, however one of my best friends is having a baby and I'm so excited for her.  She is the one that recently got married this fall and I'm pretty sure she's been pregnant since that night.  She is going to be the best mother.  As long as I can continue to buy fun little baby toys and listen to my 2 year old niece, Mackenzy, tell me why she's the boss and force me to carry around her princess dolls, I'll be just fine with my husband and the 2 dogs.

Here are my favorite photos of the holiday season:

This was from the day of the biggest blizzard in 10 years.  We received 17 inches of snow in a few hours.  Justin & I obviously didn't run out to the store to stock up on food and candles like so many others did.  We thought it was an exaggeration, so here we were halfway through the storm, plowed into our house without food.  We dressed up in all of our gear and walked to Schroeders (about a mile) in high winds and 4 feet of snow.  It was the best beer and chili i ever had in my life and we had so much fun acting like kids again.  The snow continues to fall this winter and spring will be more welcomed in this house than it has since J & I started dating in 05.  I don't think the snow will melt until July however.

This is the Gregerson family Christmas tree of the year and so many happy things underneath it.

Aunt Jenny hosted our first Christmas without Grandma. She cooked her very first Turkey and the look on her face is priceless.
We got to enjoy Madelyn's first Christmas at just 4 months old. Plus, we got some babysitting time in.
We hung out with my brother and his cowboy boots. He was home for the holidays from South Dakota.

I got to spend lots of time with these two pretty ladies and can't wait to meet the third one.

Hope everyone had a Happy & Classy New Year.  If you're still working on losing 10 lbs and becoming a better person, good luck.  I have no resolutions.  I'm continuing my journey of reading the entire Bible and I'm also reading a cheesy but interesting self help book for the first time in my life.  According to this book, I'll be richer, smarter, happier, thinner, younger, sexier and more relaxed by the end of the year :)  They have yet to write a book like that on becoming more classy.  I guess that's just as ridiculous as a resolution.  Oh well... here we go.