Thursday, January 15, 2009
From: Files, Jessi
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:15 PM
To: Johnson, Angela K; 'Jeff Johnson'
Subject: cute Ethan story
Ethan said this today in class, and I thought it was so sweet that I had to share with you guys!
We were talking about penguins and looking at a world map of where they live. I asked how we would get there—walk, drive, fly, etc—all the kids were saying we would have to take an airplane because we would have to cross an ocean. Ethan said, no, we could walk there if we just kept our eyes on Jesus.
I thought it was the sweetest thing!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Decorating....I had a little help:
IBC - Children's Choir Performances
Both choirs (Preschool & Children) performed on December 14th. The Children's choirs performed a traditional Christmas Pageant. This is the only picture that I have of Emma, and it is actually from rehearsal because she was hit with a stomach virus and had to miss the performance! She was devastated, but isn't she a beautiful angel? Next to her are two of her very best friends, Maggie & Karmyn.
The Preschool choirs performed The Twelve Days of Christmas. Emma was suppose to be a Candy Cane, but they had to call in a replacement at the last minute. Ethan was the train conductor--and he was a GREAT train conductor! Although, you'll notice in the pictures that his train lagged a little behind. At one point, he actually became the caboose! Mary-Kaylin was a Santa. It was a great night--I always feel like the Christmas Season has begun once the children's choirs have performed. It's one of my favorite nights of the year!
Friday, January 2, 2009
We finally woke Adam & Evan up a little later, and they came in all sleepy eyed and not sure what was going on. It didn't take long, however, for them to realize that Santa had come and there were more gifts to be opened! When we went to see Santa at the mall, Evan had asked him for an airplane. By Christmas morning, we had opened presents at several different events and every time Evan, a little confused, would ask, "Where's my airplane?" He was excited to FINALLY get the airplane that he had asked for! Adam, our Buzz Lightyear fan, had asked for a Rocket Ship, and Santa delivered the best rocket ship ever!!
They must have been very good kids this year because Santa was very good to all of them! We had breakfast, but first, true to our Johnson Family Tradition, we sang Happy Birthday to Jesus, and blew out candles on our biscuits & jelly! It was a great Christmas morning!!
James Jr. (Jeff's brother), Sherry, and the Johnson Boy's (Korey, Garrett, & Noah) came around Noon--we had a great lunch with them and the kids had fun playing with all of their new toys. It has been a long time since we have gotten to spend Christmas with them and it was really nice and relaxing.
That night, Jeff and I fell into bed exhausted from the lack of sleep and constant activity of the past several days. It was worth it all though, just to be with our family and to celebrate God's amazing gift to all of us.
Christmas Eve at TaTa's House
EE & MK making cookies for Santa
Adam & Evan got a new basketball goal--they wanted to open it immediately! Adam is saying, "Open, please! Open, please!"
Emma & Ta Ta
Adam & PaPa
Jeff & Emma with Uncle Doyle & Aunt Betty Ann. We have a lot of reason to celebrate this Christmas. Uncle Doyle has fought a tough battle this year but is now Cancer Free!!
Jeff with Aunt Ann