Friday, July 24, 2009

Attached is another picture I came across (and posted in my “wonder years” album on fb, but didn’t tag anyone so not sure you’ll see it.) I think it was after a Mormon Night at Dodger Stadium – and judging by Ricky’s reaction, I’m guessing we lost. I don’t have Shannon’s e-mail (not shown on fb), so please forward.


…who’s station-wagon?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Rog

Happy Birthday Rog, wish I was busy shopping for your favorite birthday dinner and baking a special cake to celebrate you. Wish I was looking forward to the time you would come home in the evening and find all of our kids and grandbabies gathered around to celebrate you.

I miss and love you so much.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Kobe turns 8 years old on April 6th!! WooHoo!!
His baptism day will be on Saturday, May 9th -
Mother's Day weekend and the day before Greg turns 40.
(Can you believe it?!) :)
Just thought I'd get the official word out there
in case anyone is keeping track of such things in family history
OR is dying to take a trip to New York in May! :)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy birthday Mom!

Happy birthday Mom! I love you so much and am so grateful you are my mom :) Here is the cake I would make if I had the talent and the time!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Prosaic Marriage

Hey Everyone,

My Brother sent me this article from a new magazine called Seeing the Everyday. I thought it was really great and wanted to share it with you.

The Prosaic Marriage

Religious leaders, philosophers, and marriage researchers . . . each emphasize the importance of the prosaic but moral moments in our everyday lives. The philosophy of “prosaics,” created by contemporary literary critic Gary Saul Morson, “. . . Questions whether the most important events may not be the most ordinary and everyday ones. Cloaked in their very ordinariness, the prosaic events that truly shape our lives—escape our notice.” In other words, the big milestones of life, important as graduations and job promotions are, may cause us to overlook what Morson calls “the infinitely numerous and apparently inconsequential ordinary ones, which taken together, are far more effective and significant.” The prosaic marriage is one that fits our real, day-to-day lives. It’s not one that lives in a fantasy world where we must always be enchanted newlyweds rather than old friends; where Eden-like homes never need to be cleaned. The prosaic marriage is centered in the home and its normal, everyday routines. Hollywood may not find it alluring. But . . . marriages are filled with ordinary moments of grocery shopping, breakfast conversations, and bear hugs that sustain husbands and wives through the heavy burdens of child rearing, earning a living, illness, and life itself. Ironically, it is in the prosaic moment that marriage finds its ultimate meaning and thus becomes the “big deal” universally yearned for.

Johnson Family 2009

Hi Johnson Family,

This is to let every one know that we are planning the Johnson Family Reunion 2009 for the weekend of July 10th & 11th. We will be holding it here in Southern California. The Al Johnson family is in charge this year, but we will be requesting help with various activities. The weekend before the reunion is the 4th of July, so keep that in mind as you plan for any vacation time this year.

We will be giving you more information in the weeks ahead.

Talk to you all again soon!
your cousin,Valdean

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

How do you Denverites feel about this?

Broncos fire coach Mike Shanahan after three game collapse.