Category Archives: Family Stuff

General-interest stuff about our family

Holy Cow

After getting to Alaska and settling in we found out that we are expecting a baby! We have been hoping for a number of years (more than five) to welcome a new bundle of joy into our home and the time has finally come! This was a HUGE surprise after being told years ago that the it would be “highly unlikely” that we would ever have another baby.

Morning sickness has been quite a beast – I don’t care to talk much about it, but it does seem to be easing into a manageable routine.

Baby Johnson #3 is due … Read the rest

From Florida to Utah

While trekking across the country we stayed at KAO camp sites in their Kabins. With kids this was much more fun than being stuck in a hotel room. In the mornings they were able to get outside, walk the dog, play around, and help clean up!


Super-Smokers restaurant in St. Louis Missouri. Supposedly a national champion barbeque place, and although I thought it was pretty good, I’ve had other good BBQ other places.

I love the modern and stream-lined menu above.

The KOA in St. Louis, Missouri had hills! My kids have not had a single hill to ride their … Read the rest

Back in the Swing of Things

Right now we are in the middle of homeschool – the first real day since getting to Alaska. Sydney is practicing the piano (sort of) and Isaac is working on a phonics assignment (not really – I knew it would be difficult with him today).

All of our stuff was delivered fine – nothing missing! Both pianos suffered some damage though. The upright piano now has a cracked leg (we’ve had one fixed before) and the grand has a chip off the front (very fixable). My nice laminated National Geographic maps of the United States and the world were crumpled … Read the rest