Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Gorgeous babies all around me!!!

Matt and I have brothers and sister-in-laws that have the most adorable kids. They are all beautiful kids and have the most enjoyable and vast array of personalities! This new post is of little Sarah. She is the happiest little girl and just gorgeous! We are lucky to have such awesome families! Matt and I love spending time with both sides of the family and playing with our nieces and nephews. Mya Johnson (4 yo, almost 5) is a tender hearted, intelligent and beautiful drama queen. Brianna Johnson is a fiesty, energetic, loving and hilarious 3 yo. Andrew Johnson (AJ is 3) is full of energy, curiousity, intensity, and is so loving. Those 3 are sooooo smart!!! Little 1 yo Adam Johnson is so lovable, easygoing, playful, and is always a happy, chunky mama's boy. Sarah (almost 4 mo) is the most beautiful, happy, smiley and wiggly little girl. And the newest addition to the family is adorable Kyra Wooden. She is so cute and has the best hair! I love holding her! She really is funny. Matt has woken her up a couple of times and Kyra gave him the best "you're dead" glare. It was the funniest thing coming from a 1.5 mo old. We truly are blessed with an awesome family. Matt and I have the best brothers, sisters (of course their spouses too!), wonderful parents and the most loving extended family! We are so happy that families can be sealed together for eternity! Hopefully Matt and I will be able to add to our family soon. My body is finally getting healthy and back to normal, so things are looking better! Thanks to our entire families for being so loving, supportive, and just awesome!

Ryan and Sarah

Granny (Lori/mom) and Sarah

Saturday, September 20, 2008

New babies

Sarah dropped a bomb!
Proud uncle of Kyra!
Becca making sure baby has all her toes!

I just love the hair!
Jan is a grandma
This is Kyra Nicole Wooden

Rock on!


Adam likes his nose right now!
I miss these little ones, so I took quite a few pictures in a matter of 30 min. Gotta love 'em!

These kids are so fun and cute!

Here is a pic of my haircut that I promised Meg I would post a long time ago!

Jason and Leslie's kids. They are so adorable! They love Papa and Granny.

Sand mountain

Matt went to Sand Mountain last Sat with his Dad, brother, and friend. I stayed home and worked, but it is worth it because they had fun!

Hiking Mt Timp

Matt and Kyle Lenehan hiked Mt Timp while we were in Utah. They left around midnight and hiked about 4 hrs to the top and waited for the sunrise. I wasn't feeling too well, so I stayed at my Grandparents. That was a good choice because I had an ovarian cyst rupture about 2 am. Those suckers hurt!

What an awesome view!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I'm following me sister's lead and posting some good recipes I come across. So here are some recent ones I've enjoyed.

Italian Beef sandwiches

Leftover hunk of cooked roast beef
2 or 3 cans beef broth
4 chopped garlic cloves
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp celery salt
5 or 6 peppercorns
1 tsp thyme
dashes Tabasco sauce – or spoonfuls for Matt
1 tsp onion salt
½ tsp oregano
Slice beef thinly. Place in cooking pot with other ingredients. Steep beef in this mixture. Do not boil, just let it soak, warm for about 1 hr. Get a loaf or two of good French bread (or whatever you want). Split and place beef and lots of juices on bread. I always experiment w/the spices. Then use the leftover juice for individual servings of au jus to dip the sandwiches in.

Easy three bean salad

1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans
1 can green beans
1 can peas
1 can corn

Drain all cans, mix and add Italian salad dressing to taste. You can pretty much use any type of beans you want. Garbanzo beans taste really good also.

Monday, September 8, 2008


We got together with some family and friends to go shooting up the hill. Don't worry, we weren't doing anything illegal! Above is Mike and Crystal.

Matt, Travis, Gene and I are all trying to shoot down the clay pigeons.

Matt wanted me to pose like this (gangsta) with his handgun

Above is Emily and Josh

Gene had fun with the exploding targets.