Sunday, January 11, 2009

We're alive! I promise! :)

And we think we may have figured that old poem out...
First comes love...


One of the first times talking to Stephen on the phone after he got back from his mission and we were still a state apart (hiding in the kitchen from the cameras trying to capture the huge grin I couldn't get off my face when I realized it was him calling)




May 19, 2007
The night Stephen asked me to be his girlfriend
(in a very bashful, sweet, stammering sort of a way). :)



Oh my!

Then comes marriage...

Wedding dress shopping:
"Momma, I think this is the one!!"

December 27, 2007


Trick to avoid getting it all over your face:

have a really big mouth and open it wide!! ;)


Then comes...

...A BABY!!!



Due Date: June 24, 2009

I am SO SORRY for my long absence here (I didn't mean for that Christmas in September post to last through the whole season), but my goodness, "morning" sickness needs to be renamed! :) Let's try "all day, all night, unrelenting, good luck getting out of bed, but it's all so worth it" sickness. :) The last few months have been so very hard, so full of blessings, and I just don't even know how to begin to describe how grateful I am for my dear, sweet husband! I think often times when a couple gets married, they've made sure to take the time and effort to really get to know one another enough to make sure that eternity together would be a good idea. :) However, there are still quite a few situations in life in which you don't get a preview first of how the other will handle it. I would just like to proclaim that Stephen has surpassed anything I could have hoped for. I had an inkling, but I don't think I realized what a selfless, hard-working, patient, loving man I was getting. I have learned so much from him through all of this, and an eternity with him has become an even more thrilling and humbling thought! Sorry to gush a little, but I just love him. :)

SO, from now on, you should be seeing a little more action on this blog (one of the many New Year's resolutions)! I also might need to post a little picture synopsis of the last...oh...four months. :) Thank you all for your love and support! We have no idea how everything is going to work out, but we are just thrilled and so excited to see what the future holds! Updates coming soon! :)

34 comments:

Devon Johnson said...

I love you guys so much. It was so fun to finally see you.

Sam Green said...

We love you guys. Congratulations again on the pregnancy (but not the sickness part).

sara said...

Holly!! Congratulations!! I hope you get feeling better soon. I'm so happy for you!

Kate said...

Congratulations to you two! Babies are sooo fun.
I'm always sick too. It's horrible. I feel for you! But, you won't even remember how sick you were once the baby is born!!! (I know, that doesn't help NOW, but it's true.)

Clark and Liesel said...

CONGRATULATIONS you two! How exciting!!! I was beginning to think you fell off the face of the earth, lol but am glad to hear that you are alive! :) I couldn't be happier for you two! You are going to make such great parents. Sorry you have been so sick Holly. That totally stinks. I had REALLY bad all day sickness- I was sooooo very nauteous all the time. But it went away in my 2nd tri-mester and I have been feeling great ever since! There is hope for you- I promise!! :)

Malia Morris said...

Congratulations!

You will be the most loving and wonderful mom! I can't think of anyone else so perfect for motherhood.

I'm very excited for you both :)

Kim and Matt said...

I am so excited for you too! You are lucky. You don't have to go through the summer being pregnant...wait, you don't even live here do you...Anyway, congratulations!

cindy said...

yay!!! You're going to be such amazing parents. I echo your comment--we need to get together soon. This weekend's out, but we're game for the weekend after.

Danielle said...

Holly dearest-how you've made my day! I was just talking to Aimee, and she asked how you were doing and if I'd seen you lately. I said that my well was running dry, so of course I'd love to see you! And you found my text books-that makes me happy too! I hope they're the family ones...
So yes, let's plan a play date.

Tyler and Karisa said...

Congrats! I remember bugging Stephen in YW/YM growing up! It's crazy to think how much we've all grown up and changed! Congrats again and much love to you both!

mollie said...

Hooray! Two of the greatest people I know are sure to have one of the sweetest little babies. Congratulations!

Debbie said...

Congratulations! Your baby will be beautiful inside and out! Holly, I am sorry that your pregnancy has been so hard. You are an inspiration to me. You always find the blessings. I want to be more like that!

Melanie said...

Hooray for little Johnson babies! Your description didn't even hint at how sick you really were, Holly. I'm so glad you're doing so much better now. It's a little bit crazy that I have to drive 11 hours to see you when we only live 20 minutes apart. We need a GNO!!!

Los Peterson's said...

What an awesome post. I am so happy for you guys. Having a baby is one of the most amazing experiences we experience on earth. What a blessing.Hope you feel better Holly. You guys are going to amazing parents.

Marc Johnson said...

Yea holly!(and stephen) haha, I'm so excited for you guys, and for the BABY! I can't wait to be an uncle! Hope you guys are doing fantastic!

Janthony-Garrett said...

Hip hip hooray! That's so wonderful Holly! You're going to be the best mommy in the whole wide world! Hope you make it through these first few months though :)

theniufamily said...

Oh my goodness! YAY. I am so exciterd for you guys.

The Smith Family said...

Congrats Holly! Babies change everything and are so much FUN!

Sarah said...

Aaawwwww...I want to see your cute baby belly! I bet you are just the cutest pregnant lady EVER! Congrats Holly!! You are going to be wonderful parents!

Sarahleigh said...

Congratulations, you two! My due date is July 20, but we'll probably be having the babies sometime in June, so maybe we'll have them around the same time! Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy! Love you!

The Overstreets said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you guys! I am so sorry you have been sick- I definately understand and I am so sorry! Hopefully you can start feeling better!

heather said...

Congrats again you guys! For some reason I was always surprised when our big decisions, children, buying a house etc. have to be huge leaps of faith. I used to think of them as well prepared and thought out moves. That is a misconception of the modern world I have decided. Make your decisions by the spirit, whether they make sense to the world or not. The Lord will bless you for doing the right thing. That's all we need to know.

J,B,A,P Hatch said...

Congrats! I am SO VERy excited for you! Being a mother is the greatest blessing/joy in the world. I thought I knew what love was, (and I did for that time) and then I had a child and realized a whole new level of love. I don't know if that really makes sense,all I know is words can not describe the feelings or the love you have of your children. I love my girls and I know you will be a wonderful mother. I am sorry your not feeling well bt you are right it is so worth every minute of it. I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy! Congrats!

The Nylanders said...

Yay!!!! It was so fun to see you both over Christmas break - I think you go so well together. Hopeully the pregnancy is going better now. Eat lots of pickles!

Tim and Katy Glemser said...

Holly, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! That made me very happy. We are so excited for your little one! You will be a wonderful mother and Stephen will be an awesome dad. I've always looked up to both of you as examples! Good luck with everything! :)

Tay said...

Yay! I totally had that fun sickness until Sean was born. :) Though with lessening intensity as time went on. I'm totally feeling you. But aren't husbands amazing?

Sabrina said...

Congratulations! We are excited for you guys! Sorry we weren't able to get all of us together, maybe sometime when we are back in Provo. Good luck, hope things go better for you than they have!

Sheri said...

Congrats! That is so exciting! Yah! Hope you start feeling better.

Glen & Sarah said...

Hey we're cousins! we should be blogging cousins! love ya! Sarah and Glen

Justin and Coralie said...

I was thinking I hadn't heard from you in a while, so I checked your blog. How on earth did I miss this?! I'm so excited for you, Holly! What exciting news! :) I hope you are over the morning sickness and feeling well. :) Congrats!

Sarah and Adam said...

Holly polly I am so excited for you! I had no idea! Congrats!

Clark and Liesel said...

So, did you guys find out what you are having yet?

Mindy said...

Holly! I got your blog address from Laken! You must be close to having your baby and I wanted to wish you the best! I am due in 3 days so we'll see. Our blog is mindyandsteve.blogspot.com. You are wonderful!!

sara said...

Okay Holly dear, when do we get to see a picture of the new little cutie? :) I hope you're doing well and getting plenty of rest! I bet she's such a doll.