Friday, June 26, 2009

We have a new Mechanic!

So every since Trevor left on his mission we have had a hard time getting the oil changed, getting the brake pads changed and other stuff that you do on cars. So Larry decided to train a new Mechanic. Here she is at work.

Look Mom, I'm all dirty! Here she is changing the brake pads.

Brakes done, now we put the wheel back on.

I hope that comes off!

All done time to take the jack out. Job well done! Not the girly girl you thought she was.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I recently had an old friend from my home ward come and visit. She was here for 2 weeks so we had plenty of time to play around and get re-acquainted. Her name is Renae Plazier. She is from Idaho Falls, ID. Here are a few of our adventures.

Of course we went to the beach. It was a little cold which didn't bother the kids at all.
Larry got a good nap in!
This is Renae. She is from Idaho and had a jacket on the whole time she was here.

We went to the Redlands temple, (My favorite)

the Newport Beach temple,

and the LA temple.

Of course what is a trip to CA with out Disneyland. This is after Splash Mountain. Just a little wet. Every ride we went on we were in the front.

A trip to Hollywood. I don't think the kids have ever been. This is Chris Farley's star.

Grauman's Chinese Theater. Will Smith, one of the kids favorites.

Spent Memorial day at Seaworld. This is Renae at lunch.
Larry and I on the Sky Tram.

The kids playing king of the Manatee. ( Shandy, Shared and our friend Daniel)
Shared and the Catfish. I looked like it was trying to be in the picture to.
Then we ended the evening with a ride on Atlantas. Got wet and cold. We had a great time.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Missionary Update!

I think it is time for a missionary update. Trevor is currently serving as a Zone Leader in Trinidad. He loves it there. He often comments on how nice things are there. Here is what he said about a recent trip to Tobago:
SO on Thursday we went to Tobago, so we could do exchanges with the elders there and help them so they could baptize. It was real nice there lots of hills to walk though and seems hotter there than it is in Trinidad. It was a good trip we rode the ferry over there which was big and nice. Next time we are going to bring the car over so we can explore a bit. "

Her are some pictures he sent from Tobago.

This is Elder Duncan and Elder Westover.
I think this is the Ferry that they rode over to Tobago.
Trevor enjoying looking at the water.

Elder Duncan, he is from Littlerock CA.

As you can see Trevor is having a great time and loves his mission. Here is a story from his last email, it gives a little picture of live in Trinidad:
"We cut some bamboo the other day so we could build a shelter for our group meetings. and so we could make some benches. we are going to cut more this week and then make them another day. thats gonna be fun. the people are cool out there so its always fun to go up." I think this is in an area they call Matura where they have started to hold group meeting. They have about 20 that come every Sunday. So he is really excited about that. The work goes on! I think the only thing he is missing right now is to be here for the Lakers games. Next year!
Go Lakers!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Biltmore Mansion

While we were in North Carolina for Kinsey's blessing we went to the Biltmore Mansion. It is the largest residence in the United States. It had 255 room. 43 of them were bathrooms. More than I want to clean. (I know they had servents.)
This is a picture of me and my angel before the tour.

Here is the gang on our way. You can see how big it is in the background.

This is only part of the mansion is the photo.

Shandy likes to pose. This is one of the lion statues at the enterance.

How does Kinsey look in Uncle Shared's glasses?

She seems to like Aunt Shandy's shades.

It looks like they are trying to eat each other.

After the tour of the house we walked the gardens. I love the wisteria. It smelled so good!

Shared climbing the vines.

I love this flower. It reminds me of a Japanese Lantern.

The Tulips (one of my favorite) look beautiful!

I'm not sure why we brought the stroller. Kinsey was never in it. The benefit of bringing Grandparents and Aunt and Uncle. We love to hold and spoil her.

The Azelia were so colorerful.

We had a great time. As we were leaving the rain started. Glad it didn't start any sooner.
That was one of Larry's favorite parts of the trip, watching the thunder storms.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Apple Cider Sauce

This is one of my families favorite recipes. So I thought I would Share. I got it from my sister-in-law Carolyn.

Apple Cider Sauce

2 cups Apple Juice
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Cook above until thick.

2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup butter

We like it on waffles. I fixed it for the kids this morning and after they were done they were both trying to get every last drop with there fork.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Whoo Doggy!

Yay!! she's finally here!! my first niece. :) for those of you who didn't know.. my oldest and only sister, Alisa was prego. and now she's not. it was born Wednesday March 18, 2009 at 2:56 am. she is a whoppin 6 pounds 6 oz, 20 inches long, and beautiful!! her name is:
Kinsey Lynn Johnson
and here she is!! just adorable :)

yup that's right she got her middle name from me :) Auntie Shandy Lynn (thanks lees!) she also has blonde hair just like Auntie Shandy! well.. and daddy. ;) i've been so excited all week to see this thing but i wont til may! she'll be all grown up by then! but the Pham is going to NC for the baby blessing 1st week of May and i can't wait. i am so so very jealous of my mama because she is there right now. here's some pics my mama sent me.

she likes to keep he hands by her face.. so they say grandma and the babay mama alisa and her babe

daddy scotty and the kid
Well, there ya have it! i can't wait to meet you little Kinsey! (that's Kin-Z) and teach you everything i know ;) Oh! p.s. i wanted her to born yesterday so she would be a green baby and i could call her Elphie, like Wicked muahahaha!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


So Alisa would probably kill me if she know I was posting this picture. I'm sure she will find out til then here it is. This is yesterday while waiting. Today we are still waiting. They are going to start the pitocin soon and that should get things going. Hopefully we will have a baby soon! And when we do there will be plenty of pics.