Happy birthday, to the worlds best mom


Okay, so I might be a little biased by saying “the worlds best” but quite honestly.. I think the world of her!

You want to know who was one of the first people to know that Shane and I were pregnant with our three littles? My Mom

You want to know who I asked to be in my delivery room, each and every time? My mom

You want to know who was there the day Rochelle took her last breath in the hospital? My mom

You see an underlying theme right? My mom has got to the be the best friend, parent, grandparent, and more that you could ever ask for.  She supports my goals, hopes, and dreams, and she always keeps me grounded.  It’s so nice to know that not a day has gone by in the last 28 years, that she hasn’t done everything she could for me, and for that, I will be forever grateful.

Happy BIRTHday mom!! I love you SO SO much!! (we will be celebrating tonight for dinner, can’t wait!!)


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Half a year old, already!


Height: 20 inches

Weight: 10 pounds even with our at home pediatric scale

-To smile!
-To spit up… yep, she’s a spit up baby! But I must say in the last month she has gotten tremendously better!
-To be awake! This last month has definitely led to more awake time!
-To suck her thumb!(yes, she will get out of her swaddle to get that right thumb in her mouth!)
-Her swing, she just loves that thing.. and so do we! 🙂
-To take a bath..but the water must be juuuuusst right, or else we will hear it.

– Exercises she is supposed to be doing to help loosen up the muscles
– To be cold.  She loves to be warm/hot and wrapped up all the time.. but let her think she’s cold.. and we will hear it!

Teeth: Still no teeth

None yet.. BUT the babbles have definitely started, and they are OH so cute! Love her cooing noises!


Family visit (every Tuesday this coming up month for 1 hour)

MD appts: Pediatrician(Sept. 29) Dentist (Sept.27)

Monthly visits with team (now just legal worker and case worker)

ECI (early childhood intervention coming now twice a month to work with baby girl)

OT (Occupational therapy) coming out next week to evaluate and decide how many sessions/month they are going to do

Mama and Baby massages will be starting up soon as well, and she qualified for 5 sessions and they are done in the comforts of our home! Can’t wait for that!


(Her face was protected due to her being in CPS care at this time)

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Basic Invite, anyone?

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Every year, I am always looking for that one stop shop to where I order the “perfect” birthday card for Brielle.  I usually end up just settling for something, instead of really get what I am looking for.

I finally found the perfect solution–Basic Invite.  This shop is seriously amazing.  They recently added a stationary line, and I couldn’t wait to get started with my order!  Because we don’t have any major events coming up, I ordered some cards that could work with us and with some of our friends that are expecting!

This shop offers a card for every type of occasion from:

  • baby showers
  • births/welcome new baby
  • weddings
  • announcements
  • graduation
  • holidays
  • birthdays…and many more!

Their cards are easy to choose, easy to customize, order, and have it delivered right to your door.  I would definitely suggest that everyone at least try purchasing one card, and let me know if you like/love it! They did not disappoint me at all with their colors, patterns, and multiple options for customization.



(The reason why I blurred the information is because I do not want to give away personal information)

The cards are the perfect size, with envelopes that fit with the different shape/sizes of the cards. They are very strong, sturdy, and durable made with great quality that will last a lifetime!

I love Basic Invite and I am so glad we teamed up together and I got some amazing invitations/cards for our family and our friends!

©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.


To my love, happy 29th birthday!

Happy Birthday, Babe

Shane’s birthday was on May 31st and I never got the chance to finish and publish this post that I wrote, so here it is:

To my love,

Thank you for everything you have done for the past 11 years.  I don’t know how I could have gotten through being bullied when I was just 15/16, without you.  You literally just came into my life at 16 and picked up all of my missing puzzle pieces.  You fit into my crazy, chaotic of a puzzle just right.  I loved you from the very first night we met, and I will never forget how nervous you were with your red cheeks being around me!

Thank you for pushing me in life, from changing a career from teaching to nursing (knowing that I had no real clue what I wanted to do/where I wanted to work), you stood right next to me and supported me 100%.  You gave me everything you had to help me through nursing school, and I couldn’t thank you more.

Thank you for being the father that I always knew you would be.  I didn’t know that day that we were told Lamar was “incompatible with life” that my love for you would grow deeper than ever.  We made the hardest decision of our life, and we made it together. You beside me, through thick and thin. Watching you there through Brielle’s birth and just watching you with her, made me heart melt and she is definitely going to be your fishing buddy for life!  When Rochelle was born, it was just me and you in the room, and you encouraged me the entire labor to go all natural and that’s exactly what I did.  You were amazing, and through every single day she was here with us, you never missed a beat.  You learned everything so fast on how to take of her, and you did the best you could.  Now with our first foster child, you are beyond amazing.  You do the best you can to make sure everyone is happy and taken care of, and I couldn’t ask for me.

Thank you for doing the best you can to provide for us daily.  You always told me that your learning disability would stop you from doing so much in your life, but little do you know.. that it has only opened many doors in our relationship and our life to work on.  It’s definitely hard for you to understand, when you don’t really know the answers, but God has watched you and taken care of you, and will continue to do for the rest of your life.

I love you more than any of these words could ever explain.  Forever and always!

©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.