5 on Friday

Wow, this week has been definitely different, to say the least!

Starting off with Brielle, I must say that I am just amazed at how much our two year old girl just understands about life.  I have never met another 2 year old with the thirst of knowledge, like she has!

Alright, now let’s get to the meaning of this post, and describe 5 happenings this week! 🙂

⊗  First of all, let me just tell you, that I FINALLY went to the Dentist after 4 years.. yes, four, long, awaited years.  My wisdom teeth have been giving me SO much pain, that I finally made the call to go in, and I have had a coupon from Christmas just staring at me to use for the past 2 months ($79 for x rays, cleaning, and consult).  I am so glad I went, because I found out the root cause (quite literally) of my pain, is because my bottom 2 wisdom teeth are coming in almost diagonally, causing them to almost hit my nerve, and pushing my other teeth together.  My top two wisdom teeth are in as well, but not causing me so much pain..yet.  I got referred to an oral surgeon which I will see in 4 days for my first consult.  UGH! I just hate going to the dentist, but I do understand and know the importance of taking care of your teeth when your young. Just imagine, bleeding gums, a lot of pain, and leaving with my mouth hurting worse than when I came in.. lol! It will be a reminder to not wait so long next time, I have already made my 6 month follow-up appointment! 🙂

⊗  My daughter has officially entered the “why” phase… for everything.  I remember when I was a Nanny before, almost 10 years ago, and I didn’t understand all of the answers to give, and almost got “annoyed” with the phase.  Well, now that I am a mom and understand the importance of answering all of their questions to the best of your ability, I wish I would have done better when I was 17/18 years old.  I can’t imagine how Brielle is putting everything together in her head, but once I give her answers that she can understand, she will state it back to me in a way that she understands and I will tell her “that’s correct, good job” and she has the biggest smile on her face. That means the most to me in the world.

IMG_3727.JPG

⊗  Another huge thing I did, just two nights ago, was work a night shift.  Let me just start off by saying, that I would have rested and recovered ALL day yesterday, if that was possible.  It was a good shift (nothing major went wrong), but I can definitely tell that my body did not know what in the world I was doing staying up all night, instead of sleeping.  I picked up 2 back to back shifts next week, so that should be interesting as well.

⊗  We have been doing so much on the outside of our house to get the house “ready” for the home inspection on the 25th, next week.  It is crazy that we are so close to being able to foster/adopt, yet it still feels so far away! I have heard some great stories/horror stories of the journey that we are about to embark on, but we know that God would never give us another we couldn’t handle.. well, at least he hasn’t yet! 😉 Here is a picture of the progross made in the backyard..

20160213_133322
D

⊗  Last, but not least, I am going to be doing my first own giveaway soon, so stick around!  I have never hosted one on my website, so I am very excited as another thing I get to check off my list of things I want to do in 2016!!

I am linking up below with an awesome blogger here! Click here below to get the button and join the linkup party!

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

5 on Friday!

I haven’t done 5 on Friday, in a little while! SO I will definitely update you on a few things happening around with us Johnsons!  Things have been crazy around here adjusting into finally having our house complete and moving in it, staying at home M-F with Brielle and homeschooling her, and thinking of how I am going to accomplish all of my goals this year!

  1. This is pretty exciting news–Our daughter is officially potty-trained, broken of pacifiers, and transitioned into her big girl toddler bed! What’s even more insane is that we did it ALL within the same week! (That is another blog post in and of itself and Shane and I couldn’t be more proud of our 2 1/2 year old growing up right before our eyes)!
  2. We have successfully completed our house and we are still noticing some small things that are having to be fixed, but are so thankful God put this idea in our heart so that we are more space for our family (yay, for mobile homes!) ;)! I will be starting our blogging journey on how we chose this house pretty soon and what to do/not do when it comes to purchasing your first mobile home!
  3. I purchased a new lens for myself for Christmas, and boy do I LOVE it! I am seriously loving taking pictures, and could SO see myself doing this on the side one day for profit, once I fully figure out the ins and outs of it all!
  4. I have joined some amazing blogging groups/joined some classes online, and
    I am beyond excited to dive into this blogging journey/lifestyle and really make the most of it! I know now that I am beyond capable of doing great things, and so I want you all to stay tuned for big things happenings around here with Journey with the Johnsons!
  5.  I purchased 5 things for $12 from our little cute boutique called Bleu in our small little town where I live, and I absolutely love a boutique with great sales, so that I can replace my old, used stuff with cute new updated stuff! YAY for amazing sales, and I would encourage all of you to visit your local stores and always remember to #shoplocal!

20160115_083332-01.jpeg

 

Bonus**I have finally decided to also dive into starting my book writing Journey! I have a Title in mind, and I am beyond excited to share my thoughts and feelings!

I am linking up below with some other awesome bloggers below, click here and here. 🙂

THE GOOD LIFE BLOG

 

 

Hellllloo Friday!

Hellllloo Friday!

This week was definitely a relaxing/fun filled week! We have officially moved in to our new house (YAY!!) and have finally have gotten everything in order, and got to relax. We still have a few things that need to be fixed on the house itself, and have yet to receive our A/C unit (hopefully next week, thank goodness the heater is electric), but we are so beyond thankful and blessed to be living in our first house!
Since it’s Friday, I will write down 5 things that happened this week!

  1. I finally scheduled to get internet to come out! It is going to be 4-6 weeks before they can make it.. haha the joys of the living in the country! I am so thankful that my mom suggested turning on the mobile wi-fi hot spot, which makes it possible for your phone to give wi-fi to other devices at the same time.. yay!
  2. We got to spend Wednesday afternoon over at Caitlin and Rodney’s house (her twin sister Courtney and her kids came over too which made me extra happy!), and the kids loved spending time together and getting to play.  Caitlin’s son, James, told us that Brielle “is my girl” haha! SO stinkin’ cute!  Caitlin cooked us a delicious meal and Brielle got to run all of her energy out before having to head home!
  3. Brielle, Shane and I got to attend the ornament decoration at Dell’s Medical Center, which was hosted by the palliative care team at the hospital, sMiles4Sammy, and CaseyBarnes.org.  It was such an honor to be able to honor Lamar and Rochelle in making special ornaments that will be hung up on a beautiful tree, for everyone to see this season.  Shane and I were thankful beyond words, and we love attending anything in which we honor our love for our angel babies and share their stories. ( I will do separate blog posts about their organizations as well soon!)
  4. I helped my father-in-law put the electrical wiring together for our house, and place a braker box to the house for the septic tank (since we got the aerobic one which is run off of electricity), which is something that I would NEVER wanted/been interested in doing, but I must say that I loved learned how it all works and how it is all hooked up to my house.  I have the knowledge now, that if something major happens in any part of the house, I know how to shut off everything, or just certain areas of the house where the problem occurs.  I rely on Shane so much to be the only one who should know how things work on the house/the outside of the house, and I must say, that I feel much more safer/confident knowing all of it now.
  5. Our friend George sat down with me for a quite a while and explained to me the basics of photography and how I can really improve on my picture taking skills.  I always rely on the “auto” setting, or the pre-programmed setting that I haven’t really ever sat down to read the basics about my camera and how to improve my picture taking skills.  Hey, it turns out, that when you program is manually, the pictures turn out WAY better, what a coincidence!! 😉 Thanks George for sitting down with me and teaching me things I can now use forever!

Here are some pictures from the week!

IMG_2248
On our first walk at the new house!
IMG_2272
James, Brielle, Addison
IMG_2277
James an his “girl”
IMG_2267
Daddy daughter time
IMG_2303
making Rochelle’s ornament
IMG_2310
Mommy and baby girl!
IMG_2321
It’s FRIDAY!!
IMG_2256
our new county!

I am linking up below with some other websites below, click here and here. 🙂

THE GOOD LIFE BLOG

©2015 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

Oh Happy Day! It’s Friday!

Hope everyone has had a great week! I definitely have to say that this one has been one of the best weeks I have had in a while!

Here are my top 5 favorites from this week:

–I actually had a mommy vacation, when my parents decided to take Brielle down to the coast for the night, which meant I had an entire day to myself! It was utterly amazing getting a pedicure, eyebrows threaded, a ton of shopping (a lot of stuff for Brielle and some for me), and just able to go place to place without having a toddler was just..amazing! I also got to catch up with 2 of my former nursing school friends, which was SO much fun and it filled my heart with joy to see them grow in their lives! 🙂

Hello Berry Spritzer from Starbucks! (forgot the name, but the drink was amazing!)
Hello Berry Spritzer from Starbucks! (forgot the name, but the drink was amazing!)

–I was really hoping and praying that Victoria would open a Barnes and Nobles, when all of the sudden I drove past a Hastings and was like “I forgot they still were open!”.  Well, come to find out, they carry all of the latest books, music, and games and it was a pretty big store.  I love that I got 6 (her sticker book is not shown) books that look very interesting for only $18! **Cue mommy dance**

IMG_1856

–I got my last Birchbox make-up shipment in and I am SO happy with it, and can’t wait to try all of the products! My favorite has to be the red matte lipstick.  I am a girl who NEVER wears lipstick and it makes my lips looks amazing!  (Blog post to come)

IMG_1855

Helllo Kylie Jenner! Haha JK! :)
Helllo Kylie Jenner! Haha JK! 🙂

–I only went to the gym once this week! (FAIL!) But while I attempted to multiple times in my head to wake up at 5:30am and just get the workout over with, it never happened, so I only attended one afternoon class.  Next week WILL be better, I promise! 🙂

–Tomorrow is my last day to work in Austin with my patient! While I am SO going to miss her and her family, I am glad and honored that I get to work her 4th birthday party! YAY! I can’t believe how much she has grown since I first started, and I am truly amazed at who she has become!

On a side note, this weekend will be filled with lots of joy and happiness, and definitely blog-worthy posts! Hope everyone has a great weekend! I am linking up below with some other websites below, click here and here. 🙂

THE GOOD LIFE BLOG