Monday, May 28, 2007

Annie's Second Adoption

Yesterday was a special day! Our daughter Annie gave her life to Jesus and was baptized at church. She is now an adopted daughter of our Father God. A daughter of the King of Kings! She is a princess. She has an amazing capacity for memorizing God's Word. She has been hiding God's Word in her heart and it is changing her life. We find much joy watching her read her Bible and writing in her Life Journal how God is speaking to her through His Holy Word.

She, who was once an orphan, is now twice adopted. What a neat picture of God's love and grace. We are humbled that God would choose to use us in this little girl's life.

Rejoice! For God is good all the time!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Back Home Again...

This vacation was a much needed time of rest and play with the children. I love the simple life of vacation and am always thinking about how I can carry some of that simplicity home and implement it.

I love having more free time to play with the children here at home. I love to play Boggle and Five Crowns! My children are destined to be game lovers because I am! I love hanging out and shooting basketballs with my team! Their dad has taught them to play 'Bump' so watch out...anytime they are out...neighborhood competition ensues! We just found out another neighbor boy loves to play and is coming to challenge our gang! We like being a safe place the neighbor kiddos can come to and play.

Now about that simple life...more rest has done wonders. Getting up early every morning regardless of the day of the week. Hmmmm. Ben Franklin once said, "Early to bed early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." I'm a believer.

He also said, "To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals." But that is a whole 'nother blog!

It's a cool,wet morning here outside. The children are in the living room building a train track. Little budding engineers thinking logically and working together. And not just train engineers. I see mechanical, civil and electrical engineers all in the making! I love homeschooling! Working together as a team with all different ages IS real life. No where will they work with only people their own age. I have yet to see a business only for 28 year olds...Or a grocery store only for 53 year get the picture :) .

Loving life in the Johnston home.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


What you won't see in this slideshow are all the bike rides we took! And yes... we did swim in that pool! (Again, click ON the photo and then select "slideshow")

Vacation @ Eagle Crest

Easter Morning 2007!

Easter Morning!

Here's about half of the pictures we took! (Click ON the photo to see the slideshow...)

He is Risen!