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New Website

Welcome to the New or should I say! The new website will serve as home for not only the shared family blog as it always has, but also now include the personal blogs and contributions submitted by individual family members.

If you need a site made up please contact Michael

Eagle Spotting

The Johnson family Greg, Shawn and Mike went up the Skagit River in a boat in order to get a better viewing of all the Bald Eagles (The United States National Bird) It was a gorgeous clear day on the Skagit river. Our tour guide Wayne was Captain of the boat that floated our family down the river in a heated rowboat, After about an hour and a half Wayne offered the passengers warm cups of hot chocolate and periodic information about the local wildlife.

Here are just a few of the great pictures from the tour.

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World Series

World Series Field 2012 Game 1 @ SF
World Series Field 2012 Game 1 @ SF

This year Michael and his Roommate Nick had the pleasure to see the World Series live and in person in San Francisco. This year the Giants swept the Detroit Tigers to win their second World Series in 3 years.

The Excitement in the crowd was un-containable in San Francisco for game one and it would set the tone for the Giants for the rest of the series.


Morning Balloon Flight

We’re on the second day of the Arlington Fly-in air show Greg Lynda, Sharon and Mike got up around 4 am so we could meet Larry Simburger and his crew out on the airfield for a morning air flight over Arlington. Below are some pictures from the balloon flight. Click on any picture you want to see full size. I will add a link to the post later that will include the videos we shot as well.

We would like to thank Larry and his son Matt for letting us come out and help him crew for his balloon we had fun.

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We have a lot more pictures from the first day of flight to see them all head over to flickr and check out the slideshow.

The Full Link:

On the Crew…

Larry – Pilot
Sharon – Passenger & Crew
Matt – Crew Chief
Greg  – Crew
Heather – Crew
Mike – Photos

An American Family

April 24 through 26 2009

The Family traveled to beautiful Thousand Oaks California over the weekend and visited a bit of history. Making stop to see their Alma-mater represented at the local Fuddruckers. Check out the pictures below, which captures a moment in time, a brother and sister sitting side by side taking a trip back in time. Their spouses in reflection*.

To complete this journey they traveled to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, to share in the experience of another history, a national history, and arguably one of the best Leaders the United Sates ever had.

A Christmas Letter

Merry Christmas

We are sorry we missed our trip to Wichita, Ks due to an unexpected gall bladder removal for Lynda Thursday December 20th. Lynda in the hospital from Tuesday until Friday December 21st. Home now and feeling better will be taking at easy for a few weeks. Greg is now chief cook and bottle washer and has his hands full taking care of Lynda.


Get Well Flowers

Thanks to all our friends and family for your support and the beautiful
flowers. Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

White Christmas


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Tim, & Angela Jacobs, Lynda’s sister and brother in law enjoy a white Christmas for X-Mas 2007. Looks like some storm! There are some great Photo’s here make sure you read on to see a few more. In other news Lynda and Greg had to postpone their trip to Wichita till February due to an acute gal-bladder infection which forced Lynda into the hospital over the 2007 Holiday season. More info on this to come in the next post. The family sends its best wishes to Lynda and for her swift recovery.

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What’s New 2007

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Holidays 2007 has seen a lot of events in the family, such as the family get together down in Phoenix over Thanksgiving week. Which really got slated in order to move Mike to California. Dad and (Mom) Lynda came down from Washington to help effect the move. Thanks to all the family assistance from Mom and Dad plus, Sharon, Dennis, Grandma as well as thanks are well deserved for Austin and Baily who where a big help too. Continue reading What’s New 2007