Saturday, April 19, 2008

1st Camping Trip

Here are a few pictures from our first camping trip since we've had Johnny and Sarah, We went up to Mount Charleston on April 4th. Anyone who has heard the story already will appreciate the fact that I still want to keep pictures to remember it by. For those of you that haven't, I'll just say that we were very lucky that Johnny didn't end up in the ER with a shish-kabob skewer in his eye and that next time, I'll bring an extra sleeping bag in case one ends up soaked in the middle of the night. The thing that makes it all worth it is how fondly Johnny remembers it. He asks John to tell him the story of Johnny and the Camping trip almost every night before bed. It makes me grateful that my parents took us so many places inspite of broken arms, flat tires, torn up props and outdrives, storms that raged all night, and drives that seem a lot longer now that I spend time behind the wheel.

Friday, April 11, 2008

John's 36th

Hi all, I realize its been far too long since I posted an update of the goings on the Richardson household. The biggest event in march was John's 36th Birthday. Since he's the introverted half of our marriage some of you may not know him that well. So here's a few of the things that I love about him.
He is very, very funny. As a matter of fact he uses that against me any time he's in trouble becuase he knows that if he can get me laughing I won't stay mad as long.
He's tenacious. When he decides to learn about something (whether it be grilling on the BBQ, a church calling or learning an new musical instrument) he's all in. His enthusiasm for whatever he's interested in is one of my favorite qualities.
He's very musical. He's a beautiful guitarist (some of you may know) but because he plays by ear so well, he can also play the piano, banjo (a present for his 35th BDay) and harmonica. As a matter of fact, if you gave him and instrument and 6 months, I think he could probably play just about anything.
He's a great dad. That devotion to whatever he is interested in spills over to his children in a big way. He's very involved and both kids adore him.
Since John is the private half, I won't continue this post any longer as I'm going to spare him the pain of reading any more about himself. but I just wanted do say one more time. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love you.