Thursday, May 23, 2013


Harper and I went on a mother-daughter trip while Jeff was at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. It was so fun to visit my best friend Kristin and her sweet little fam.  Her son David is two, so he and Harper had a blast playing! He ran circles around Harper though and she came back walking better, talking more and being more independent. It's amazing how kids can learn so much from older kiddos! So fun!

Harper was a champ on the plane and only cried a little when we were taking off. She's in love with Barney these days, so having a DVD player helped so much!

When we got there, we grabbed lunch for the kiddos and then they had a nap and then the fun began!

We loved their big screened in patio!

Dinner outside on the deck was fabulous! Love these two stinkers!

This picture cracks me up. David was always in motion and Harper just stared in awe. ;-)

Two peas in a pod. David kept calling Harper "Farpo" and it made us laugh every time!

Fun on the roller coaster!

We walked across the windy Tennessee River one day in downtown Chattanooga!


 My beautiful bestie and her sweet boy

Me and my girl!

I love the fish face in this one! :-)

 The dogs were as exhausted as we were. Two kiddos kept us all pretty busy! 


 David was such a big boy jumping off the steps in his cool Air Jordans :-)

Harper tried to look cute, even in her sleep, for her boyfriend David! ;-)

Love the Pratt family, Harper did too! :-)

Sweet kiddos on their last day together. Didn't want to say goodbye!

We had to wait for our plane to arrive, so we had quite a bit of time in the airport. 

Finally got a little nap on the plane. It was a great trip and we miss our friends so much already!

Kristin and I had a great time catching up and even got a little Mom time and left the kids with her babysitter, which was awesome! It's awesome when you have a friend that you can be 100% yourself with, and no matter how much time passes in between your visits, you pick right up where you left off.  Although I'd give anything to have her back in Dallas, I'm so grateful for her friendship and support, even if it's from Tennessee!  

Thanks so much for a fun vacation, and we hope to see y'all again soon! 

Love you Pratt Family!

Johnson Girls Updates!

Hi friends,

It's been a while. I kinda took a break from blogging, not that I was that great to begin with...but anyway!  Life is good in the Johnson home - just BUSY! Harper is growing like a weed and Miss Kylie is keeping us busy with all her extra-curricular activities.  So here's a little update on each of our girls.

Harper is just over 14 months.  She's walking like a champ, and talking like crazy! She loves to try and say just about anything you ask her to, and it's adorable.  Here's a list of her favorite things to say right now:

  • HI! (And she says it with such enthusiasm!)
  • Happy
  • Harper (it's so cute to hear her say her own name)
  • Mama!
  • Dada!
  • Tister! (Sister)
  • Mar Mar (Marley
  • Nack (Snack)
  • Nana (Banana)
  • Night Night
  • Bye Bye
  • Hop!
  • Ba - Barney or Blanket (She says the same thing for both)
  • Boo - Book
  • Bubble
  • Baby
  • No no no (She loves to mimic me saying No to Marley, complete with shaking her finger!)
  • Mimi
  • Popo
  • Pop Pop (Poppie)
  • Tay Tay
  • Apple
Here's a video of her saying "Happy" and a few other things... she definitely is a happy girl!

She's also a little smart thing. She can point to her eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hair, teeth, feet, hands, belly/belly button.  She's just an absolute joy to be around.  She has started making a fish face and leaning in to kiss us and it just melts our hearts.  She will pat us on the back when she hugs us and now likes to carry her own bag into school like a big girl.  They also started using nap mats, and Harper just loves hers. It's the cutest thing. When it's at home, she always wants to roll it out and lay down. Sweetest girl.

She's sleeping great and we have such a fun night time routine these days. We read a couple of books, drink some water, then she says "Ba" and I get her blanket and rock her for a few minutes. We say prayers and then she goes into bed.  She'll play for a few minutes and wiggle around the bed and then she's sound asleep! 

I weighed her the other day and I think she's about 22 pounds although it's hard to keep her still long enough for the scale to get a good reading!  She got in the pool for the first time this past weekend and loved it.  She's definitely a water baby!

We had her child dedication last weekend at church and it was a wonderful, beautiful service.  It was special to have friends and family there to celebrate with us although we definitely missed the family that couldn't be there.  Thank goodness for videos, right? :-)

Now on to Miss Kylie, our busy bee teenager!  

Our weeks have turned into an array of shuttle services and we realize how lucky we've been for so long with not having to be in constant motion...although we wouldn't change a thing! Kylie is so happy and we are loving watch her embrace her new role as a cheerleader!  She has tumbling on Wednesday nights, cheer practice at 7 am on Thursday mornings and then tumble and stunt class on Thursday nights!  

Kylie also just got inducted to the National Junior Honor Society and we are so proud of her! She is such a smart girl and has grown into a very responsible and well rounded young lady.  Keep up the good work Kylie! 

She has just two weeks left of school and is super excited for the summer.  She has lots of fun things planned, including a trip to South Padre with her friend Hailey and of course, our Florida trip at the end of July.  She might even have another trip in the works but we're not sure about that one yet. Lucky girl! 

I'm trying to catch up on current events so I'll keep posting pics/updates! 

Much love!
The J Crew