Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I actually got my big butt to the gym tonight.... it's been almost 2 months. Wow... that's pretty terrible. However, it felt great and can't wait to do it again tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Take me back to Cabo

As most of you know... we went to Los Cabos, Mexico a few weeks ago. It was a TOTAL blast!! We figured it was a good time to go (no babies) and we saved up the money so we just went! We stayed in an all-inclusive resort (Riu Palace) and loved every minute of it! We spent lots of time in the huge swimming pools, taking late night walks along the beach, snorkeling at Lover's Beach/Land's End, horse back riding along the beach, and drinking lots of pina coladas and strawberry daiquiris! It was so nice to get away from work and the 'every day life stuff' for a couple of days. We definitely want to do a trip like this again!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

May- Zoo, Camping, Graduation, Memorial Day

As for the month of May.... it was awesome but went by too fast!

Our Beautiful flowers finally bloomed. I'm still LOVING the wedding present Mike made me. I enjoy walking by it each time I come home from work... it just makes me happy.

Mike and I had the fun project of making drapes for our bedroom. It was so fun to pin and sew together. They really do help keep the light out too!

My sister Michelle and her cute family came down from Idaho to spend some time with us... well really, her and Brady were going to the U2 concert together! Darin, Kayden, Michelle, Brady, Kellie, Katelyn, and I went and spent the day at Hogle Zoo. It was super fun to look at all of the animals and spend some good quality time together!

The weekend before Memorial Day we went camping with Mike's dad up in Mantua. It was Beautiful! David went up early and got our awesome camp site right next to the huge river. It was perfect! He made us yummy dutch oven dinner and breakfast but best of all, we stayed up late just talking together. It rocked!

We woke up to very unwanted snow on Memorial Day. It made it a little more difficult to visit the cemetery but we were successful. We had a lovely time visiting Derek's grave in the morning. It was really hard on Mike but I know he needed the time.

We had our annual Memorial Day luncheon with the Olsen side of our fam. We went up to the Brigham City cemetery for the military program and to visit my grandparents grave. This is the first time we were together without Grandpa. It was pretty hard... many tears were shed... but we felt his present. We know that he is happy and enjoying his reunion with Grandma!
Rachel graduated from Sky View High School! It was fun to go watch the ceremony and spend time with Grandma Jasper. It was a super fun day!

*April down under*

Wow... I can't believe it's been over 2 months since my last post. The time is cruising on by but we are enjoying every minute of it. I will try to make this update brief but with lots of good details!

April 22-29... Johnston Family Annual trip to St. George
As like every year in the past, we had a total blast together. This year, Mike and I were able to stay the entire week and we had more fun then we could imagine. Mom found us an awesome
condo for all of us to stay in and it was incredibly nice. We have always stayed in the same place
at good old ORE but we are just too big to fit. We did lots of shopping, yummy cooking/eating, tons of swimming, and awesome family pics! I love spending time with my family and I LOVE
that we get along so well.
After our lovely trip down south, we all came home with terrible colds and of course, somewhere I caught pink eye. All in all, the teary eyes and achy bellies from laughing so hard made it all worth it!

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