Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cookie Swap

Jennie did the annual cookie swap at her house, and we had so much fun! Every kid was definitely pumped full of sugar, but we all had a great time! AND each kid got to see Santa-Riley Kate just about talked his head off-she is my little social butterfly!! The cookie party was definietly a success-thanks to Jennie for all her hard work!!


After the Race
Before the Race
After the race and on our way to eat at Houston's--a St. Jude race tradition Jason and I started 3 years ago when I ran my first half marathon!
I finally did it!! I ran the St Jude Memphis Marathon! I love running and decided to challenge myself to run 26.2 miles. I trained for a couple of months and am so glad that I did it!! I feel like a real runner now! It was an amazing experience, and I would love to do another one in the future!!

Greenwood Christmas Parade

Jennie and I took the kids to the Greenwood parade because we forgot about the parade here, and we felt guilty! It was soooooo cold, but the kids absolutely loved it! Thanks to Haley for inviting us and taking us to the parade!! It will definitely be a happy Christmas memory for the kids--they had a ball!

Thanksgiving Play

Grayton's little Thanksgiving play was so adorable! He was the Indian chief, and he did such a fabulous job!! He is such a blessing to us!

Fun at the Library with Mimi

The kids love to go to the library, but Riley Kate gets so ecxited that she starts getting loud-which is not a good thing in the library!! Mimi took the kids to the library after going on a cookie hunt downtown! They had so much fun!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ali's Baby Shower

The kids and I went to Ali's first baby shower this weekend. Riley Kate and Grayton were so excited to go to the baby shower, and they are anxiously awaiting Bailey's arrival!! We canot wait until January--it's going to be so wonderful to have another baby around here (that I don't have to feed and change at 3 AM-haha!!)! I cannot wait to be an aunt, and Grayton and Riley Kate cannot wait to meet their sweet little cousin!!

Halloween Party and Hay Ride with Trick or Treating!!!

We started a new Halloween tradition this year at the Johnson's house! We had a party and hay ride for the children, and it was a big hit with everybody!! We had fun Halloween food, painted pumpkins, went on a hay ride, and trick or treated all together!! Everyone had a blast and we can't wait to do it again next year!!

Scarbrough Halloween Movie/Party Night

We had a Halloween party and movie night at our house the night before Halloween, and I fixed a special "scary" supper with "swamp juice" to drink and monster cake for dessert!! The kids loved it, and we all had fun just being together!!

MSU vs Florida

We had so much fun tailgating at the MSU vs Florida game! The energy in the stadium during the game was amazing!! We had a wonderful time!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tailgating at MSU

We went to MSU Homecoming this weekend and tailgated even though the weather was not cooperating! We did have a wonderful time--as we always do in Starkville! The kids actually sat and watched the game-which made the trip much more enjoyable! We walked all over campus and around the Cotton District and took the kids to eat at The Grill! It is still delicious!! We had fun and cannot wait to come back for the Florida game!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Unwanted Visitor

I mean is there really any need to say anything but YUCK!! I cornered it in the carport and Jason attacked it with the shovel!! Thank God we found it before Riley Kate did!! She's a lover of ALL animals!! The whole time she was saying "he's so cute; I want to hold him." Ughhh!! I think that would give me an instant heart attack!!

Grayton's Birthday

These are a few pictures from Grayton's little birthday party at school! He "special ordered" this cake! I begged him to pick one out at the grocery store or have a Chow cake made, but he did not want that!! He said "Mom, I want you to make me a chocolate, chocolate chip cake with your homemade milk chocolate icing and the batman symbol on it. No one can bake cakes as good as you!" Who could say no to that?? He loved his little homemade cake and was so proud of it! It had soooooo much chocolate in it, but he loved it, so that is all that matters!!!

Golfing with Dad

Jason and Grayton took a "man day" and went to Tunica National for an afternoon of golf!! They absolutely had a blast!! I cannot wait until Riley Kate gets older, so she and I can learn to play golf or take up tennis and join the boys on one of their trips!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sister is 3 years old!!!

Well, Riley Kate turned 3 and had about 3 birthday parties with family and we are still going to have 1 more for her friends--can we say Princess?? She is so funny-she really thinks her birthday is not just on July 14, but the whole month of July!! I love this little wild woman more than anything!! God gave us Riley Kate to keep us on our toes, and boy, she does just that!! She has developed such an outgoing, friendly personality--she will be such the little social butterfly!! She walks in every room like she owns it--no matter who is in there or what is going on!! I absolutely cannot imagine life without this precious little girl!! We love her so!!

Weekend at the Beau

Shade, Julie, Jason and I all took a long weekend getaway to the Beau Rivage!! We had so much fun!! It was some much needed R & R!! I am already ready to go back-haha!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Lake Day

We had so much fun at the lake with the Sherard's !! It was Grayton's first time on a boat, and he loved it!!

Little Fishies!!

Just a cute little picture of the 3 cutest fishies I have ever seen!! Paxton, Grayton, and Warner!!

Summer Activities

We have been doing so many activities this summer and loving every minute of it!! Grayton and Riley Kate love to play with their sweet little friends, and we have really had so much fun with them this summer!!

Grayton and Paxton on the giant water slide!!

Riley Kate-always doing her own thing!

Jack and Sam playing on the little water slide.

Grayton- oh, how I love that little boy!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Summertime Fun

Paxton and Payton are our little buddies!! We love playing with them!! These are some cute pictures of the kids playing and swimming!!

We have really had so much fun this summer in our pool! We spend every afternoon swimming together!! Grayton has turned into such a little fish-he swims so well and Riley Kate is not far behind!!


After the birth of Grayton, Jason and I began running and became highly addicted!! I soon made my first jogging stroller purchase, The Tike Tech all terrain single jogger. It was wonderful until I needed another seat for Riley Kate. I got this Dreamer Design off of ebay, and I love it! I call it my freedom and my sanity because I can load up the kids and go running whenever I feel like it! The kids love to stroll. They usually ask to go. We have run several races just for fun--Delta Jubilee 5K, Juke Joint Festival 5K, St. Jude 1/2 Marathon, Double Decker 10K, 300 Oaks 10K, etc. We love to run and if there is a race we can make it to, we'll run it!! We are running about 4 to 5 miles a day now with long runs of 7 to 12 miles on the weekends!


Since Grayton's 1st birthday, I have ventured out a bit and started baking and creating my kid's birthday cakes each year. Also, I am the homeroom mother for Grayton's class, so I am trying to get creative with my baking. I am not very good at it, but it is so much fun!! If anyone has any new cute ideas, share them with me.