Monday, December 05, 2011

Hello to All -
First and foremost let me let you all know that Addison (as she likes to be referred to when she is published) is now down 3 teeth. This weekend we lost our first one on top and let me tell you, WOW, she has a gap up there. (She had a space between her teeth to start with and now loosing the tooth, WOW.) But do not get me wrong she is as beautiful as ever.
It is amazing to think Bo has been gone for 2 years now. One moment Addi and I feel like he is right there with us, or we put ourselves back in those moments of 2 years ago. Amazing how the mind and memories work. I think we are doing well. We keep our mantra one day at a time. Most days bring us exciting new changes, friends and experiences. Other days bring us new realizations (for both of us) Addi is definitely more aware of the experiences she is going to miss out on that she would have had with Bo. This holiday season I have had more questions of "Why does everyone else's family still have their Daddy?" I never have the answer for that other than your Daddy loves you very much and I like to think he is always with us. But never fear we are still taking on the holidays full force.
Sometimes I wonder why Bo passed away at this time of year? I do get many questions if this gets us down more because of the time of the year and I have decided something. Bo is obviously greatly missed by many people. But I think his death on December 5th might have been perfect timing for us to reflect and always remember what matters. We might just be starting to dread the Christmas hassle and shopping, but I like to think he is there to remind us we have people to shop for? or We have the funds to shop? Bo's death right now reminds me to tell those I love them. Bo loved nothing more than to call someone and say how much they meant to them. I honestly think he loved doing this to his buddies more, but some of you (who will not be named) would panic and freak out a little. Oh how is loved to mess with you, but never for one second think that he didn't mean it. He loved like no one I have ever met. I am blessed and lucky he loved me so.
Please remember to make this day count and pay it forward. Call those people you were meaning to call, laugh as much as possible, shed a few tears, but always, always Remember Our Bo.
All our Love
Christi and Addi

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Well I would be remiss to not acknowledge October 29th...That is the day that I interviewed with Bo and our story began. It is hard to believe 10 years have gone by. Addi and I had a great day hanging with some of Bo's best buddies, ET and Lee. We got some stuff done around the house and enjoyed a beautiful day together.
Love to All
Christi and Addi

Friday, October 28, 2011

I am totally ruining our Christmas card this year...but here is my sweet Addi age at 6. A little bit Mom, a little bit Dad, 100% Addi.
Love to All
Christi and Addi

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Sweet, Smart and Beautiful Addison! There is not one thing I would change about the last 6 years or one thing that I would change about her. She is everything I wished for and so much more.
Just to catch up on the last month. We have been SO busy with school and activities. I try to find a way where I can pick her up and take her to most things (my contribution to being a good Mom) but needless to say this runs me all over the place. It might surprise you all that she is busy, some things you definitely get from nature in the nature vs nurture debate. She is all Bo is some ways and then other ways, the more subtle times I like to think like me. I had a conference with her teacher at school the other day and she said Addi talks about Bo all the time. She has created and remembered some of the best memories. Never sad, more of a proud, this is my Daddy type of thing. But also just as important they said she has the biggest heart. If there is one thing her Daddy had, it was the biggest heart. I couldn't be more proud. (I do hope she gets more my love for school - the learning aspect, but if she stays kind, I will be happy with that also)
Then on to October 11th...nothing like a night out to dinner with friends and your daughter decides it is time to pull her first tooth! That's right, she said it was ready and so was she and just yanked it! BY HERSELF, AT THE TABLE! We took most of it in stride cleaned up with little mess we made and went about eating our chicken fingers. Being the thinker that she is she saved her tooth for one night that way the morning the tooth fairy comes is her birthday....good one.
So we celebrated her Birthday, it is hard to believe she is 6, then again she talks like she is 6, she looks like 6 and thinks like I guess she is 6.
I will post pictures soon!
Love to All
Christi and Addi

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Better late than never! Pictures of Addi on her first day of School. Also a little recap about Addi and I ever wonderful year. So Labor Day Weekend is my birthday and it seems about right that Addi would get sick the day before my birthday and yes this was the stomach flu again! So we spent the day (and the next) hanging out together, watching TV (and waiting for myself to get it, so far so good). If you remember Addi has had an eventful year of "big occasions". Birthday, broken arm, Halloween - stomach bug, New Year's - Stomach bug, Easter - broken between I have had the stomach bug (and food poisoning) A flooded house and had to redo the floors, a flooded basement, Class pet died on our watch...ugh I am sure there is more. So just when we were alright October 16th (when Addi broke her arm) what else can happen. Yep you guessed it, someone hit us in Bo's BMW and I kid you not the warning light came on in the Infiniti. I would ask what is left, but I am sure we are missing something. (To make the story even better, the person who hit me was a Chaplin. What does it mean when God literally has one of his "people" run into you...
But never fear, Addi and I are doing well. She is loving school and I am loving that. We are finishing up our planning for Touch a Truck on October 2, 2011 and enjoying the beginning of fall weather. We are laughing and loving life.
Love to All
Christi and Addi

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Well we did it. Our first half day of Kindergarten was yesterday. She marched right in there, proudly showed off her Cousin Morgan and never looked back. Her school is very smart and has the parents stay the first day so the kids don't have to worry about being dropped off and going. This also works because it doesn't allow for tears from really anyone. Seriously as a parent are you going to sit there and cry in front of everyone, especially when the kids are having so much fun. We are very lucky to have so much support also on our first day. We received so many phone calls, texts and emails. Some friends and family came to our house in the morning to take pictures on the front steps (Thanks Mr. Phil and Tracia). Grand-Daddy Berry, Aunt Caroline and Morgan walked with us into school helping keep Daddy's wish to walk Addi to Kindergarten. I think she felt the love and support. Addi also showed her friends her locket and a picture of her Daddy to all her friends. (I do have much sympathy for her teacher, she might have some explaining to do with other parents.) Then we came home to a ton of balloons from Grams and Papa since they are away on a trip. What a wonderful Day!
Today was our first day of drop off and our first full day. I am proud to say, she never even looked back. I tried to pause and freeze into my memory his little bouncy walk in with such a HUGE backpack on her back. For those wondering her outfit didn't miss a beat today along with showing off her new shoes. It all went so fast I wasn't able to take a picture "picture" this morning instead just one of those wonderful memories I hope my old brain can keep in place for me.
Someday I will try and get some pictures up again. But until then, thank you again for carrying us through this journey.
All our Love
Christi and my Kindergarten Girl - Addi or Addison as she prefers to be called least at school.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WOW! What in the world have Addi and I been doing? I guess loving the HOT summer here in North Carolina. We have not had as many visitors this year (FAMILY IN KANSAS) but maybe they are all waiting for the fall to see the leaves change. Hmmmm
With that said, Addi and I are doing well. We go back to the doctor next week to keep following up on her arm. I think things are going well, but I do feel better that with this bad of a break, they are watching her closely on the healing process. She has been swimming all summer with many sleepovers and many playdates. She has become a big sister to our neighbor Reece and I only say that because they fight like sisters. Oh our poor nanny. There is a timeout chair needed. Which is funny, because what is the first thing they want to do when they get out of time out, play with each other! They are so crazy.
As many of you have followed our journey you know one of Bo's goals while battling cancer was to walk Addi to Kindergarten. I am (like most parents) excited for her that this day has come. Her first day of school is August 29th. She is so excited, excited that I get to stay all day with her (her schools way of making the first day less intimidating) and excited for friends, new backpacks, new everything! But oh how we are going to miss Bo. I have some quotes up from the Blog that our dear Friend Anna made for Bo when he was having a down day to remind him about things he said, well I taped it up in my office. Yesterday Addi was at work with me and saw it. She asked me to read it to her and I explained to her (without to many tears) her Daddy's goals/wishes and then we talked about why he isn't able to be here. She is so smart and sweet and knows that Bo would have done anything to be here, but darn that cancer. She did appreciate and we had much discussion on a quote where he said he wanted to "Kick cancer's Butt." Such a bad word Daddy.
So as we prepare for the day. We went out last night and bought a locket to put a picture of Daddy in so he will go with us to her first day of school. She also suckered me into our birthstones to hang like charms with the locket. Ironically it is in a heart shape, which we both very much love.
So expect some pictures in a couple of weeks and maybe send some prayers that the 29th will be filled with much love, excitement and loving thoughts.
Love to All
Christi and Addi

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hello to All and Happy Father's Day - Thank you to everyone that reached out to Addi and I during this holiday and as we miss Bo all the time, I am grateful for the men in my life that help to fill the void. I do have to say all these men come in different shape, size, forms and relationships and (most of the time) I thank God for them. Addi and have tried to take the attitude that we are grateful for the time and stories that we have of her Daddy. We cherish the moments with him. So this year we visited Grandfather Mountain, "Daddy's Special Spot." Unfortunately the weather was not working with us and it rained most of the time, so no hiking. What is about the same as hiking, shopping! Anyone that truly knew Bo, knows this is what he would have done for her as well. I did find Addi at one point praying in the back seat for the rain to stop, but I guess we needed that more than to go outside. We did get to eat a wonderful lunch in Boone with Grams, Papa, Aunt Tracia and Aunt Caroline, Daniel Boone Inn. Her Daddy would have been proud. Then I drove her around and tried to remember all the "glory day" stories from Appalachian. We even drove past the "Blue House." If anyone "can" share those stories Addi would love to hear them. She wants to know all about the "parties" you all had. "Mommy were they for birthday and graduations." I will let all you Sigma Nus tell her about them...I wasn't there so I don't know. All and all we had a good day.
Love to All
Christi and Addi

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hello to All - I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and not melting away. Addi is doing well, her arm, I think, is getting stronger and better. I feel much more optimistic that she will make a full recovery in time. Her fingers are all now moving with the nerve damage, we are just waiting on one knuckle to start to bend. Yeah! With that being said, I am still limiting her activities to mostly swimming. We signed up for the swim team this year and we had our first swim meet on Saturday. Here are a few pictures of the girl in action!

Take care and love to All

Christi and Mermaid Addi

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Hello to All -
It is crazy to think that Bo has now been gone for a year and a half. Today we took and kept it quiet at home. This actually happened by Addi's choice. I gave her many options of things to do and she just wanted a Mommy Addi day at home. So while she played I tackled cleaning the toy room. That is one room that I spent 5 hours in sorting through stuff and walked away not feeling like I got anything accomplished. UGH! But it was a fun day of ponies, Littlest Pet Shop, Strawberry Shortcake and Polly Pockets. Now that I say I that I realize why I felt like nothing got done. Oh well, the time is priceless.
With that being said a true sweet story….tonight I was taking the trash out and noticed the fire flies out. I run inside to get Addi, who is suppose to be heading for bed and make her run outside without telling her what we are going to do. As soon as she gets outside her eyes light up and we start chasing. Which by the way being a farm girl we never had outside lights on our house or yard lights. I kept getting blinded by the yard lights or catching them from the corner of my eye, getting side tracked. We catch one and out of her mouth goes, “Now Mommy we must make a wish (why didn’t I think of that as a kid for when you catch a firefly. We just let ours go, anyway)” “I wish for Daddy, Mommy, The Buddies and Me, Great-Great Grandpa, Brazi (neighbor’s dog). I just wish no one had to die.” That was our wish for everyone we caught…sweet little girl. It was hilarious though running through our yard, the neighbors yard and down the street to chase them. You now know what we will be doing at dusk. I sure hope no one wants to sleep, because our squeals are loud!
Love to All
Christi and Addi

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Addi decided that last month every day was April Fools, (actually anytime I caught her in a fib she would quickly say April Fools, thinking that would get her out of trouble) So I decide that we would celebrate everyday this month. So far we have Uno de Mayo, Dos de Mayo, Tres de Mayo and Cuatro de Mayo! Going to be one long month for our house, but with the luck we have been having we could use a little more partying!
Addi is doing better with her cast. She is in less pain. Off the pain meds completely and sleeping a little better. But really who could sleep with 5 extra pounds on their arm. We are about halfway done and that is saying a lot with my busy little girl. We still have no finger movement with the nerve damage, but the doctors mentioned this will take months to fully recover, so we will have a while before we get any movement, maybe by week 6. UGH!
Thank you all for the concern and great words of encouragement. We are hanging in there and we have great plans for this Mother's Day Weekend. Happy Mother's Day out there to best of the best (I have one of them) to the most recent Mom's (Kelly and Jess) and to the everyday Moms (all of you that put up with us!). I know this day is suppose to be about Mom's, but I would be remiss if I didn't say how lucky I am to be a Mom first and to be Addi's Mom, God sure did bless me.
Love to All
Christi and Addi

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hello to all - So it is about time for another Addi update and I know the masses are not going to believe this one. We had a wonderful Spring Break last week (I know it is late for you in the Midwest, but in NC they tie it with Easter) anyway, Addi got some play dates, we went to Carowinds (like World of Fun) enjoyed some beautiful whether and got ready for Easter. A nice brunch with the family and an Easter Egg hunt for all, I will have to post pictures so of the amazing dress Grams and Papa bought for Addi for Easter. Saturday was especially beautiful, we actually played in the lake a little and had a BBQ with friends, it is after the BBQ things went ugly.
What would be your first guess? If you said Addi fell you would be right. If you said she broke her left arm again, you would get 2 points! Dear God help me, she fell off a neighbors playground obviously tried to break her fall and did so by breaking her arm. This time way more serious. She snapped it backwards and did some pretty good damage. When we got to the hospital she went in for emergency surgery because the could not feel a pulse on her left arm by hand and she was having tingling in her finger. She had 3 pins put in and an "open cast" on her arm. After the arm was put back in the place, they could feel her pulse by hand and the next morning even stronger. She does have some nerve damage in her hand to her thumb and pointer finder. But they feel confident over time (months) she will get that back. I hate to ask for prayers because you all have given us so much, but I ask again for Addi to have a full recovery. We spent the next day at the hospital Sunday and got home last night.
She is back in full force and we follow up tomorrow and will hopefully get a full cast on and literally be armed and dangerous. I was wondering how I was going to handle yesterday, for those that know Bo and I from long ago, it was our anniversary. Addi's injury quickly put everything in perspective and I had Bo echoing in my ears. We are focusing the people we have here and now and will not be sad or dwell on things we cannot change. Bo is always with us, I just wish he could keep a closer eye on his daughter ;). In his defense I am sure he is saying the same thing to me.
I am attaching below this a picture of the break don't scroll down if you have a weak stomach.
Love to All
Christi and One-Arm Addi again

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hello to All - I just realized I really haven't put many pictures of Addi out lately. My baby isn't really a baby any more...just a few pictures taken a school.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hello to All - Just a quick note to let you know staples are out and not a tear shed! She did amazing and while we were at the doctors office we also got a wart frozen. I know crazy that she has a wart already, but like father like daughter.
With that being said we are back to our routine. I one more time thought I would get a stomach bug or food poisoning, I am leaning towards food poisoning (scallops and shrimp...not good) But we are both 100% (for now)
Love to All
Christi and Addi

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hello to All - Oh what wonderful weather we are having here in NC! It has been raining some, but the weekends lately are making up for that. I apologize for the delay in posting, we have been busy! But once again the weekend strikes and we must post for your entertainment.
First, a HUGE Thank you to everyone that supported Addi's Cure's event, "Beating the Odds." We raised over $10,000 and money is still coming in. We are so blessed to have the incredible support and legacy for Bo and our family through Addi's Cure. THANK YOU again!
As I mentioned before we have had beautiful weather on the weekends which is making for some great fun outdoors. Addi is a child that loves nature and exploring, but genetically the kids used all her luck getting Bo and I as parents. Once again we were back at Urgent Care/ER for and Addi Accident on the playground. I know seriously! My Mom keeps reminding me that I have taken Addi to the ER more than she took all 5 of us kids. Then again we were told to "rub a little dirt in it" and it will be okay :) Just kidding, Not really!
She was at the park on the corner, a place have played at since she could walk, mind you she walked at 8 months) and she swung between a monkey bar like contraption and on her way down, banged the back of her head. I truly must have been a nurse or doctor in a previous life, I grabbed the head and got the bleeding to stop pretty quickly, which is impressive with a head wound I might say so myself. Got her home to check it out (and grab the insurance card - I have learned to now grab the house keys, phone and insurance card anytime we go out) Decided a trip was need to the doctor and low and behold, she got 3 staples in the back of her head. First, Addi has the best tolerance for pain, she was amazing, Second - Urgent care got us in and out in 1 hour (they do keep her file on the counter there though I think) Third - She has a greatest friends that when we were done, we went right back to the park to show her friends she was alright. They all came running up to her (scared her a little) then Addi took off for the swings and 5 minutes later the same monkey bars. I guess when you fall of that horse you are suppose to get right back on, right?
Needless to say we went home before she got to sweaty playing, watched a movie, ate a snack and was same ol Addi. A little sore at bedtime when the numbing medicine wore off, but good. This morning she even let me know she could "touch the staples". I think Addi is more excited I cant really brush her hair for a couple days.
So the Johnson's are good. Buying stock in the medical world, but good. Thank you dear friends that were worried about us and helped us through another ordeal. But I am now realizing I might have a long 13 more years of this. I will probably still take her at 18, but then I should change it to say her "adult injuries" This whole 5 year old thing is getting tiresome.
Love to All
Christi and Addi - with 3 Staples in her head
PS - She makes everyone see the pictures, so watch out if you have a weak stomach!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hello to All - I hope everyone is doing well. I have decided in my mind that this blog is also a good way to remember the little moments in Addi's life. I am not good at keeping a journal and such, but this blog has documented some of our "funnier" moments. This week is no exception.
Addi and I are back in the house with the floors repaired and are going also to fixing some of the other "issues" our house has...i.e. a spot on the ceiling, paint touch ups and such. Things that are easier to do with the furniture out of the way. Addi likes the huge dance floor we have, now only if Mommy can remember that the neighbors can see in really well at night...Remember all I grew up in the country where we didn't worry about the neighbors looking in the windows (those people that got that close were burglars) Now that I live "in town" I should turn down the Carlton and Running least in front of the front windows.
Now that you all have a wonderful visual of us at night with out dancing shoes on here are some funnier moments had by Addi...
Yesterday Addi came into the office with me for a while, while I finished some things up. Our good friend Ms. Tyler gave Addi some of her truffles to "sell" in the office. (A little side note, Addi has been selling items the last couple times she has come into the office. Pictures she has colored, things she printed of the computers...she is her father's daughter and always selling it) Anyway yesterday it was chocolates. The funny part of this story is when people asked what she was going to use her money for: you can take this one of two ways, super sweet with a little embarrassing on the side. Here is her conversation:
"Addi what are you selling?"
"How much for one?"
"A Quarter"
"What are you going to spend that quarter on?"
"I am going to give it to my Mommy, so we can keep our house." Oh to see the co-workers faces.
I appreciate that we are a team and she does get that comment from me. Most of the time it is when she wants something and I tell her we don't need that toy and she always asks why. Well we should save our money. We have bills to pay. Most of the time she doesn't know what bills are and therefore I told her so we can keep our house. Oh how what you say comes back to bite you on the tush. We are good everyone, but thanks for buying the chocolates.
Another funny by Addi happened yesterday also. Grams bought her this beautiful Easter dress, but we needed to try it on to make sure we got the right size. Needless to say with the chocolates being sold, she really didn't want to try it on. It had to be done and well we tried it on at the office and had to go show Grams it fit. On our ways back from showing Grams someone nicely said, "Oh Addi you look pretty." Addi not wanting to wear the dress then proceeded to run away yelling, "I'm not pretty!" at the top of her lungs. Good thing her lungs work so well, everyone in the office and whoever was on the phone with a marketer got to hear Addi having an "Ugly" moment. Oh the teenage years are still to come. I do hope I remember this one and when she is teasing me when she gets older about how "uncool" I am I can then run around saying, "I'm not pretty."
A day in the life of Addi
Love to All
Christi and Addi

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hello to All -
I hope everyone is slowly thawing out throughout the country, I guess the freeze has left no stone unturned. Things for Addi and I have stayed exciting. Since my last post (aka the hamster ordeal) I decided why not get the stomach bug again. Yipee! It is a good diet plan, but I would pass the next time around. Addi so far has avoided getting it for the third time, if you remember she missed Halloween and then again New Years Eve. I guess any random day isn't good enough for her. I have also been working on the home repairs. Right now that means I cannot walk on any hard wood floors and my house smells like stain and however you spell with clear shiny coat...poly-something. Makes for fun times, but really it has been a little fun. Addi and I have played Littlest Pet Shop, colored, ate out a lot and crashed our friends houses. Oh what to do next week when we have a house to live in...
I did receive a very nice email that others are still finding our blog. So for the few of you, I hope very few, that follow us for medical reasons, I thought the link below was interesting in what is being done for lung cancer.
I have reached out to the East Coast Doctors to see if there is anywhere close by that offers this treatment so you maybe wouldn't have to travel so far. Also for those of you supporting Addi's Cure remember our event is in 2 Weeks and we can put some of those dollars hard at work and see what other treatment options there are out there. Bo would not have qualified for the STARS treatment because he didn't have one tumor, but there are new drugs coming out that are extremely exciting for the "non-smokers" version, BAC cancer.
Stay healthy, I know we are
All our Love
Christi and Addi

Monday, January 31, 2011

I just wanted to share some pictures from our last snow...This look of pure joy going down the hill so fast might be why we head to the emergency room so much!
Love to All,
Christi and Addi
PS - The new hamsters name is "Elephant"

Sunday, January 30, 2011

So much for 2011 being an easier year, no broken bones, yet...but the drama continues. So did I mention Addi gave herself a fat lip the other day, well today she just fell down and bruised her cheek. I can officially say she is legitimately "Hurt Man, Addi Johnson." But that is not the fun I am talking about...
So Addi's TK class has a class pet, yep, you can guess where this is heading. A sweet little hamster that has been around for 2 1/2 years...well what is a parent's worst nightmare when it is your turn to take care of the hamster. Yep you got it...Ginger didn't wake up Saturday morning. Seriously...seriously. You have to laugh a little out loud. The teacher's and everyone keeps saying of all classmates, Addi. Then again it was probably meant to be that it was Addi, but on Bo's birthday...ugh. We handled it for a lack of better words, "Gingerly" and slowing. Addi's teacher was fabulous and brought us another one today that she is letting Addi name. She is still bouncing a few ideas around, but her naming abilities definitely come from me. My number one stuffed dog was called "Puppy Dog." Lord only knows what she will decide on tomorrow morning.
Don't worry I woke up to a better Sunday...not (did I just date myself saying that) I found my extra "drink" refrigerator freezer opened during the night to have 2 gallons of ice cream fall out onto the floor and melt over night. Did you know ice cream is extremely sticky? I guess whoever is messing with me "up there" is trying to find a way to help me stick or start a diet...dear god. I am apprehensive, but excited to wake up tomorrow and see what will happen next. As long as Addi only ends up with bruises inflicted by falling - she did mention Clumsy as the hamster name...fitting.
Stay tuned and love to all
Christi and Addi

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hello to All -
First Happy Birthday to my "little" younger brother Clint. It is hard to believe I used to take you shopping and with "my" own money hook you up with clothes...I didn't say I picked them all out, I just got them!
With that being said today is also my Bo's birthday. 39 today. It is hard to believe. I still remember when Bo turned 30. He was so freaked out. Men. It was the first of many dinners that we shared and I still to with the Graham family. Funny I still remember we had one of his favorite chicken cordon-blue.(However you spell that) I figure today we can treat this one of two ways, be sad and hurting or when I have a choice with laughter and excitement. Addi is so excited, sometimes it is much smarter and easier to celebrate the day Bo was born and the life and time we had together. Today we started the morning off with some Bo-Berry Biscuit from Bojangles. Later Addi and her friends made birthday cards that we will send to heaven via balloon while us adults raise a pint of Irish ale at Galway Hooker. (Bo always thought he was Irish, either way he loved everything Irish) If you are near Cornelius, please join us, we would love some more laughter.
So today we laugh and appreciate the life we created together and with that being said the best part Addi. If she wants to celebrate then we celebrate. This is a day she gets to be treated like her Daddy would treat her, giving her anything she wanted...rotten, both of us are.
Love to All
Christi and Addi

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hello to All - I hope everyone is enjoying the snow and the freezing cold weather we are experiencing in North Carolina...I guess I cannot brag about with weather here anymore that it is better than Kansas...ugh.
Well just a quick update, Addi is still prone to falling. Yesterday, after I returned from a work trip and was picking her up from a good friends house and while Addi was on the steps (suppose to be putting shoes on) she slipped on the steps. Yep you guessed it a fat lip for Addi, at least she didn't knock her teeth out and send us to the doctor again. Her lip has gone down a ton, but she does still have a line bruise on her cheek. I can only imagine the lifetime I am going to have visiting an emergency room. How does she keep hurting herself so innocently? Seriously, I know she is a busy little girl, but why does she have to be so accident prone. I am going to get grey hair with worrying about her. (Sigh)
For Lee, I guess we can call her Hurt Man Addi Johnson...
Love to All
Christi and "fat lipped" Addi
I cannot wait to go to school tomorrow. Each month we start of with something different...(Sigh)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hello to All - I hope everyone is enjoying the snow and well probably not the ice so much. In NC we have had school cancelled Mon-Wed and tomorrow is on a 2 hour delay, therefore cancelling preschool for Addi. She is enjoying going to work with Mommy way to much. I have to apologize to all my co-workers that help entertain her when she is there, she truly does love everyone there (and well tries to rotate who she bothers.)
With that being said, all is finally feeling better here. We both have a little cold, but nothing but a cough really. So let's hope 2010 is the year of boo-boos and sickness is over. But I did get the theme for 2011, home improvement. Addi and I spent some time in Kansas visiting my family and when we came home we got a wonderful surprise of a waterfall in our basement (did you hear the sarcasm). I didn't install a waterfall when we were gone. It turns out our refrigerator in the kitchen has had a leak for some time and created a hole in the floor. Then when we were gone the ice maker froze up or something and ran continuous dumping water through the hole, into the crawl space and down the walls. UGH! We have a wonderful neighbor that is helping me navigate through the insurance and home repairs, oh please let the water heater and roof hold out for a while...and the drama continues.
Love to All
Christi and Addi

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Hello to all and Happy New Year! Another year has come and gone, Addi and I have to much to be thankful for this year. We have and amazing family, friends, our health (we sort of had a bang at the end of the year) and hope. I guess the greatest of all is hope.
December flew by, we saw Santa many times, Addi entered a gingerbread house decorating cost for 5-7 year old and won! We saw our favorite little cousin Morgan baptized and attended many parties.
Christmas came and we were very blessed with wonderful presents, but more importantly good times. Addi did end the year in Addi style with the stomach flu at 10:30, throwing up one last time in 2010. I am done with the broken arm, flu, swallow penny, flu, head cold, done.
We are excited to see what 2011 brings. We are ready for many adventures, trips, family dinners and laughter...much, much laughter.
Thank you all for carrying us through this past year. If we can ever do anything for you all, please do not hesitate to ask. Let us be there for you, you like you are there for us.
Happy New Year!
Love to All
Christi and Addi
PS - She was feeling better by the evening and in full force! Just a bang of a year for 2010...