The Johnston Family Blog

Happenings and musings from the Johnston family

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

David's Winter Concert at School

This past week, we got to see David and his kindergarten perform in a Winter Concert. Mommom and Poppop and Mimi and Grandpop came to watch David too. He did so great! He was really cute doing all the hand motions and singing. His favorite song was the last one, "Jingle Bells". Mommom and Poppop joined us for a celebration at Friendly's afterwards.

David just loves school and it has been so much fun to watch him learn and grow this year. He has made so many new friends and we have too! Our town feels like such a small town now and we see people everywhere we go! We are so proud of the great reports that David is getting from his teachers and we're proud of him for working so hard. Great job, David!

This was the grizzly bear face...Love it!
Jingle Bells!


Liam loves his sweets!

Christmas Train Ride with Santa and family!

A few weeks ago, we went on a Christmas train ride with Santa and Mommom and Poppop, Aunt Tiffany and Uncle Tom and their nephew Christopher (Owen and Christopher became good buddies), Uncle Mike, Aunt Terri, Kaylynn and Brendon, and Uncle Dan and Aunt Amy. We had so much fun. The kids each got a special treat with Santa and a banjo player played Christmas songs (which Liam danced to the entire time!). We got hot chocolate and made a special memory. We are blessed with a wonderful family. Our children love their cousins and grandparents and aunts and uncles!

Christmas Cookie Playgroup

Last week we had our Christmas cookie playgroup. The kids had fun activities and baked cookies together. It was a lot of fun!

Tis the Season

We had a fun Thanksgiving with lots of family and right before Thanksgiving we had our friends over for a Thanksgiving party. The kids had a blast and lots of memories were made. The day after Thanksgiving, I went on my Black Friday shopping trip with my dear friend Lindy Jackson and we got some great deals. We were tired after that night!

The next day, we continued our annual tradition of cutting down our Christmas tree. I made some special treats and Mimi and Grandpop joined us. The boys got to see Santa and play at the playground (it was a very warm day!) and Dave cut down our tree. This year, David picked it out. And we love it! We decorated it and had Christmas cookies and eggnog. The boys are so excited about Christmas this year. We continued our advent calendar and devotions and each day we use "Countdown to the Coming of the King" and they get to look in our village to find out what treats await them. David made his own countdown to Christmas and hung it up in his room. He crosses off each day and every day tells me exactly how many days are left until Christmas. :) Liam is even joining in the fun this year. He absolutely loves the lights and it was priceless watching him exclaim over them when we first put them up. Owen loves our Elf on the Shelf (another post to come). Every morning he runs down to find "Smiley". :) We've also been busy making Christmas cookies and singing Christmas songs. I just love Christmas!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


We've had a busy couple of weeks with the holidays. I have a few posts to put up from cutting our tree down and Thanksgiving, to a Santa train ride we went on with Dave's family. We've just been too busy for me to update anything! :)

This past weekend, I ran my first 5 mile race with Dave, his brother Dan, Dan's fiancee Amy, Dave's brother Tom, and their friend Salm. I had a little injury which slowed me down, but I still finished and it was a tough course! It was a perfect day for a run and we had a great time! I can't wait for the next run!