Cheers to 12 years!

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Ok, so I just made the realization that I am 28, and we have been dating/together for almost half of my life! haha That is insane to think that we were literally children we got together, and now we have been through hell and back, and are still together as adults!

I cannot believe that 12 years have passed by, 3 biological children , and 5 foster children have been given for to the both of us to love, guide, and support throughout these 12 years.  When I was first meeting him at 16 and telling literally everyone ( that would listen) that I was going to marry Shane, and start a family at 25, I didn’t know that it would truly happen.  We were young and had that same mind-set about goals in life, faith, and our future.

Looking back at all of our struggles and triumphs that we have had to go through, with even the loss of our own children, have brought us so much closer as a couple than we ever could have imagined.  Our commitment to our wedding vows and our relationship with God has gotten us through the darkest moments of our relationship together.  In 3 years we are planning on doing a wedding vow renewal for our 10 year wedding anniversary, so that will be so fun to see that come to pass! It’s not often that you get to grow up with your significant other and see the many struggles that happens in early adulthood with change in friendships, college graduation, jobs, and buying your first house.

This year we wanted to do something a little different for our anniversary and celebrated by driving to Austin, going to out to dinner with our friends at this amazing Sushi restaurant (and we even got to eat at the Hibachi grill) and then going bowling and having a couple of drinks with our friends/family! I can’t believe that we got a night off parenting and just got to be us!

I have truly cherished all the many friends that remain so close and loyal to the both of us, to the family that have picked us up when we were down, and to everyone who has helped us get to where we are in life.  I thank you all, so very much!

Cheers to 12 more years of fun, adventures, and living life to the fullest!

©2017 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved


It’s my birthday!

Wow, 27 years old.  I remember thinking, after turning 25, there really isn’t anything much to celebrate until you turn the big 3-0.  Whoa, was I wrong! This is the first year that I can actually tell you I am finding who I truly am.  Without college, being pregnant and having babies, this is the first year that I have had to grow and find who I truly am.  I will write down 27 things about me on my 27th birthday!

  1. I woke up at 4:30am to start out my 27th birthday year off right at the gym! (I have walked 5,469 steps and it’s only 6:30am)
  2. I found this passion for photography that I never knew I had!
  3. Crafting is still my weakness, but it’s something that I LOVE to do!
  4. I set a goal to lose 27 pounds by my 27th birthday, and I just accomplished it yesterday(lost 29 exactly)! (Still have a new goal to set, but so happy that I did it!)
  5. Late night walking with my husband and my baby, has become one of my favorite things to do.
  6. My favorite bath and body works product is the lavender and vanilla body wash that is supposed to help with sleep! 🙂
  7. I love to read! I just finished the book by author Anna Maxted and will be posting a review soon!
  8. My favorite season of the year is fall, and I am so happy it’s right around the corner!
  9. I am wanting to grow my blog further this year, and I will put in as much hard work as it takes, to do so!
  10. My top two favorite shows right now is Mistresses, and Total Divas.
  11. I love to work as an RN, but I LOVE to spend more time at home with my little love even more!
  12. Teaching is one of my biggest passions in life, and I probably will spend Brielle’s whole life teaching her something new every day!
  13. This is the first year in 5 years that I haven’t been pregnant or trying to get pregnant (kind of surreal).
  14. I have had the same best friends for over 10+ years (of course adding my favorite twins over the last 5+ years)
  15. I have’t dyed my hair since my sophomore year in high school in over 10 years (I definitely think that ages me a tad bit) lol!
  16. Brielle will tell everyone “look that’s mommy’s favorite color pink”, and every single thing that is pink, haha! Oops!
  17. This month marks two years that I have been with my home health patient in Austin!
  18. My favorite places in our house are the keepsake areas for both Lamar and Rochelle.
  19. I love me some pumpkin smelling candles in the fall time (well, really pumpkin anything in the fall sounds perfect to me).
  20. I have three animals (2 dogs and 1 cat)!
  21. Brielle’s liquid chalk markers, may just be some of my favorite things to use.
  22. My teeth have shifted so much since I stopped wearing my retainer years ago (really need to make my dentist appointment and get a new retainer)
  23. My mom got me the sweetest, most thoughtful presents ever this year (A bracelet with all of my children engraved on it, and the most beautiful jewelry box that I am keeping it in! Thank you so much mom!!)
  24. Writing has been the one key factor that helps me express my feelings, and get out of feeling so alone and down and about these past few years!
  25. Lamar’s middle name is Grant (After Shane’s family)
  26. Brielle’s middle is Diane (After my mom)
  27. Rochelle’s middle name is Elaine (After shane’s family)


Goodbye, 12 inches!

Well, let’s first start off that I have definitely been growing my hair out for the past year with hopes of doing this exact thing, but just didn’t quite know when I had grown it out long enough to do so!

I was very sleep deprived (going on 36 hours of no sleep and having worked a 12 hr shift the day before), and I knew I had to do something just to keep me awake for my hour drive home, from my parents house.  I was supposed to be working that day (called in due to having to take Brielle to the E.R. at 2:30am–that’s a blog in and of itself), and I knew that I had to make the most of the day off and a sick child as I could.

I had just gotten gas at Wal-Mart (it is SO cheap right now, YEAH!), and asked Brielle if she felt good enough to sit on my lap while mommy got a hair cut.  She said yes, and then off we were to great clips (the closest salon and the most affordable)! I had no idea what to expect and was only planning on cutting 10 inches off to donate to the locks of love organization, like I did a year ago.  Well, when I started to explain my intentions, the nice hairdresser told me that they partner up with Wigs for Kids (you can find them here) and they are an organization that doesn’t charge the children for the hair replacement and I was definitely on board once I heard that! I love helping out children, and I even let my hair dresser cut off a little more than 12 as well! I really don’t do ANYTHING with my hair throughout the year (as a nurse, we always have to wear our hair up), and on a nice occasion I will most likely just curl it (takes 5 seconds with mousse) and call it a day.  I have never gone this short before, but I know that in time, it will be long enough for me to do cute hairstyles with! So, I will leave you with a little bit about the organization, and them some before and after pictures of me! 🙂

“For over 30 years, Wigs for Kids has been providing Hair Replacement Systems and support for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children or their families.

The effects of hair loss go deeper than just a change in a child’s outward appearance. Hair loss can erode a child’s self-confidence and limit them from experiencing life the way children should. With an injured self-image, a child’s attitude toward treatment and their physical response to it can be negatively affected also. Wigs for Kids helps children suffering from hair loss look themselves and live their lives.

Because we never charge families for hair replacements, we depend on generous people like you that want to help donate hair for cancer and other sources of hair loss. In order to help children who have suffered from hair loss due to complications such as Alopecia in children and other medical issues, a monetary or hair donation is always appreciated.”

Just FYI anyone can donate, and it doesn’t have to be at a Great Clips, you can do it from home, or another salon as well, just follow the instructions on the web page.

Here are a few pictures of the event! 🙂

Before picture, taken at the salon!
Before picture, taken at the salon!
4 12+ inch sections!
4 12+ inch sections!
New look!
New look!
The back, SO short! :)
The back, SO short! 🙂

Welcome to my blog! :)

A little while back, I knew I had to make a change from my old blog to try to grow myself into this blogging world! I never thought I would enjoy writing (because let me tell you in school, English was definitely one of my least favorite subjects!) and reading as much as I do now as an adult, and I truly found that documenting important life events and just things that I probably won’t remember, sounded like a fun opportunity and that’s when I decided to start my blog last year!

There are so many things that I still don’t understand and am trying to figure out about this community, but so far, everyone has been welcoming me with open arms and my questions have generally been answered pretty quickly.

Here is a little bit about me.  My name is Sheridan Johnson, I am a wife to my sweet husband Shane, a follower to Jesus Christ, a mom to three precious kids, and I am also an RN.  I love to blog about the journeys and struggles that have happened in my own life, but also so many of the joyous moments as well!

A few facts about me is that I LOVE the color pink. I mean, it’s kind of a weird obsession, but I honestly love all the shades of pink (thank you God for blessing us with two sweet girls).  I was never really a coffee drinker growing up (actually if you ask anyone who knew me, they would tell you how much I hated the smell), but something happened during nursing school with all of the late nights/early mornings that I just started to enjoy the taste (ok, well with a LOT of creamer) and I like to have a nice warm cup of coffee in the mornings when I can.  I work as an RN  and have two jobs, one in the nursing home and one in the pediatric field (both sides of the spectrum and really so many similarities).  I would really say that I used to LOVE going out and meeting people, but as I have grown up, I really think I take on a more of a introvert personality and lifestyle and just stick to the people that I know and love to spend time with now.  I absolutely strongly dislike to drive, but I have to commute weekly to my pediatric home health job in Austin, Tx, which is where I grew up and I am from, but I moved to be with my husband in the small town of Yoakum, Tx.

I just wanted to also say a huge WELCOME to all of my new followers, and the old ones that are still here, sticking around and reading my blogs, I just wanted to say thank you and I hope you all stick around for the ride! 🙂 (You can also follow me on instagram, facebook, and pinterest with the links on my page)