A new month

leads to new adventures.

We have decided to bring another member into the family.   His name is Trevor.  He is 5 years old.  He loves to play and is very sweet.  He gets along with all of us including Kimbo.  Kimbo even initiated play with Trevor 🙂

It may be a long road to break Trevor of a licking habit but he will love it here and will be spoiled just as much as Kimbo.  Good food, good treats, comfy beds and all the other amenities you could as for.

So here’s to adopting instead of shopping.

Please welcome Trevor to the Johnson clan 🙂🙂



Getting up at 4a

is starting to take a toll.  I am getting tired around 2p.  I literally try and keep my eyes open but does not work.  I crash on the couch for at least an hour.

I get up at 4a to workout around 430 – 5a.  I love doing it in the morning when it is nice a quiet.  No one to talk.  No television.  No noise.  Just me and my workout.  My focus

It also gets me going for the day.  I feel so awake, motivated.  If I am out and about I get a lot done.  I can get a lot done in the office.  I can run my errands.  I can read my Personal Development.  (Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy).  I am done with everything by at least 330p and have the rest of the day for me.

Swim.  Play with the dog.  Work outside.  Just sit on the lanai an relax.  It’s a wonderful thing.  This week Mom is here so it’s even better.  More time withMom.  Yes, Yes, Yes, we just spent a week in MN but I have just recently moved and she hasn’t seen the new house yet.

We relocated from GA to FL.  I am now only about 3.5 hours from her …. and my oldest son (youngest still in GA) & my brother and his family.  Hubs’ family lives here too.  We are now taking bets as to when Child #2 will move to FL 🙂

Well off to do my workout.  Love spending quality time with Sagi.  Cardio and Abs today.  Thank goodness for Energize 🙂

Well Hello Hello Hello

I actually have time to post, like, right now.  I am doing absolutely nothing at the moment but sitting here watching “Sherlock Holmes”.  I thought Why not hop on an post now as you are NOT going to be able to do it later.

Today is wedding day for my cousin and our last Mom / Daughter day.  We fly home tomorrow.  We are resting from all the fun we had last night.  Catching up with family I haven’t seen in ages.  Making plans for a family reunion.  Meeting new cousins I haven’t met.  Just so much fun all around.

Wedding at 6p.  Reception at 730p.  Back to hotel around 11p – Midnight.  It is going to be a long, fun afternoon – evening.

I am sure I will be taking lots of photos but probably will not post as I don’t know how some family members feel about that.  I will update tomorrow on all the fun we have.


And today is day 3

As I am typing this I am thinking I have miscounted my days?  I have been in MN since Monday so that would be day 1.  Tuesday day 2 and day 3 today.  I would have to go back to my last posts to see but I think I counted wrong hahahaha  Nothing new here.

We checked out of St Paul B&B and came to Minneapolis.

I really have no photos from today.  I can’t believe it.  We went to the Mill City Museum (Gold Medal Flour) and on the “tour”we were told no photos or recording.  The “tour” was in an elevator that went up and down and stopped at different floors and explained the the beginnings of the mill and the end of the mill.  When it was built and when it closed.

*we walked around again.  I think it may have been a waste to rent a car hahahaha*

We headed to run some last minute errands before our after rehearsal reception.

It is SO wonderful to see family members that you haven’t seen in …. TEN YEARS!!!  I can not believe it has been that long.  I have met, for the first time, my cousin’s son.  W O W He will be 10 in July.

We used to have family reunions and for some reason, probably life, got in the way.  We stopped having them.  After talking to everyone it sounds as if everyone is interested in starting them again.  That would be great.  We all got each others numbers and Facebook’s and Twitters so I think we are good to go. 😀

Again we got back late to the room.  It is now 1010p central time.  I am exhausted so I am going to cut this short and get some sleep.  WEDDING TOMORROW.




Day 3 with Mom :D

Hello everyone. Hope everyone had a great day.

We kept busy today but feel like we didn’t do too much. We went to Minnesota History Museum and then on to Mall of America.

Yeah, not too impressed with the mall. Hubby was so excited I was going and I think he was let down that I was more excited about it. LOL

It is a HUGE mall but it is a mall. Yes they do have rides in the mall and that is cool but I guess I am just past that. I was a little excited about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and SpongeBob and Legos.

We really didn’t do too much today.

Oh yeah and we drove down to the river and walked around a bit. I did get a lot of steps in. YAY!

I am going to load an album now. Let’s see how many I can get done before I fall asleep.


Do you try and take yearly vacations with your mom or dad?


Travels of day 2

WOW What a day!!  Busy, busy, busy, busy

Another great day spent with mom.  We walked and walked and walked.

We started off with a delicious breakfast of french toast with fruit and bacon.  Fresh squeeze orange juice, coffee.  Very very good.

We left The New Victorian Mansion Bed & Breakfast around 1030a.  We headed to The Cathedral of St. Paul.  MASSIVE Catholic cathedral.  Gorgeous stained glass.  Paintings.  Peaceful.  Quiet.  Reflective.  Not being religious it makes you think.  I spent almost 2 hours in there taking photos, looking around, reading about the cathedral.  *side note we were just at a tour of Jame Hill house and were told the Archdiocese just filed for bankruptcy*

From the Cathedral we headed to the James Hill’s mansion.  We watch a short 10 minute video and learned about him, his wife and their 10 children; 7 girls and 3 boys.  One baby girl died in infancy.  We looked at three rooms then signed up for a tour later in the evening.  Off to the capitol building.  This is THE FIRST capitol building I have ever been in.  It was very cool.  Say the Senate, Congress and Supreme Court.  The marble was crazy.  It is from all over the world.  And again a lot of photos.

Downtown St. Paul is nothing what I was expecting.  There is nothing but businesses.  We were looking for someplace to eat and it seriously took forever.  Like, where do the business people eat?  In their cafeterias??  We finally found a bar and stopped in there on our way to Union Depot.  The Bulldog Lowerton.  Hole-in-the-wall bar.  Good food and GREAT tater tots.

After lunch we made it to Union Depot.  Train, bus station.  There was NO BODY there.  Completely empty at 330p.  Very creepy and very strange.  I was expecting something along the lines of Grand Central but NOTHING, NADA, NO ONE.  VERY.  CREEPY.

We walked all the way back to the B&B.  Rested for a little bit then headed back to James Hill’s mansion for the behind the scenes tour.  The Nooks & Crannies tour.  This mansion though.  W H O A!!  We saw a lot.  The kitchen, the servants quarters, the bedrooms, the dining room(s), hidden passages, 22 fireplaces, and a bunch of other rooms.  There were SO MANY storage places.

Such a busy walking day and a fun day.
Looking forward to tomorrow.