So basically, this blog is a result of several things (in no particular order.)
1. Friends, who shall remain nameless ( that means you Patti, Stacy and Frank) bugging me to get on Facebook. Sorry guys, I just can't do it - the whole Facebook/MySpace thing perplexes me.
2. The need to stay connected with family and friends on the eve of our life becoming even more chaotic. Unless you're some random person who stumbled across this blog, you know we're due to welcome our fifth (and final) child in 6 weeks. Undoubtedly, she will bring us immeasurable joy, but less time as well. So I thought this would be a great way to share news and photos mainly with the occasional random thought or recipe sprinkled in. I must give credit where credit is due, so thank you to our old friend Paul Kapellas for planting the seed. He started a family blog this week when he and Tiffany welcomed their beautiful daughter Isla. I love being able to pop by and take a look at new pictures and updates.
3. Utter boredom due to LONG winter days being stuck inside due to sub-zero temperatures and a belly the size of a thanksgiving turkey. There's only so many reasons to run to Target or Trader Joe's, and when it becomes apparent to Tim that I'm using shopping as a form of recreation and retail therapy, it loses its luster. So, when I just can't play one more round of Play-Dough, Little People or Matchboxes cars, all the couch cushions have been turned into forts, I know every episode of Dora, Diego and WonderPets by heart, and Carter and Finley are down for naps - I have a few options. I can take a nap with them (sometimes a very real possibility,) I can clean or do laundry (made you laugh, right?) or I can blog. All kidding aside, I have always loved to write, and I love to read other people's blogs, so I thought - what the heck?
So . . . I will do my best to keep this current as the voice of the Johnson family. I hope you enjoy seeing what we're up to. I love to hear what's going on with all of you - so send it our way, please!