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Rustic Charm

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S: Johnson Family 2010

BC: Learn from Yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for Tomorrow. Albert Einstein

FC: Families are Forever

1: January 2010 | Sending Mercydez balloons | Owen turns two! | Cow from Ellianna | Blanket from Aunt Nellie

2: February 2010

3: January 2010

4: February Earl's visit.

5: Valentine cookies | Superbowl fun | Jr. Jazz

6: February and March | Bentley's Blue and Gold Banquet, pinewood derby, Jr. Jazz and wrestling. Abby dressed warm to sleep with her Owen doll and Abby with Kynlee Pinter

7: Lenn's new October to March thing is to grow a beard. Oh dear, boys never grow up. We still love him though. | Between Abby and Owen's therapists he is always busy.

8: Landry Gale Johnson was born March 30,2010. He was born with the same muscle weakness as Owen.

9: We were able to celebrate Abby's 7th birthday in the NICU to meet and spend time with Landry.

10: Happy Birthday Abby! We loaded up and went to Logan where Bentley, Abby and Owen got to meet Landry. Bentley and Abby held him. Owen was sick so he had to stay away. Then we ate, got ice cream and headed home. Then we got to have more ice cream with Abby's Cinderella cake.

11: Easter Morning started with the traditional scavenger hunt and then a few treats and fun. Then to church to celebrate the true meaning of Easter.

12: Landry comes home!

13: Forever | Family

14: Vonda Teichert and Owen. Vonda and Tracy Thornock helped take care of Owen while having Landry and Lenn was driving back and forth. | 2 weeks old | 3 weeks old

15: Abby and Landry. Landry with his special gifts from Bentley and Abby. | Landry returned to his Heavenly Father April 21, 2010 at 23 days of age.

16: Abby had Grandma Walker cut her hair. Bentley and Lenn having their own silent moment. | Landry's Funeral

17: We had many come and show their support. Family, friends and even Dr. Chan and his wife, Marilyn.

18: Branding calves..everyones favorite day! The Harmon's helped this year. Grandpa tormenting Butterball.

19: Bentley and Abby doing their part.

20: Owen and his therapists Lisa and Shawna | Bentley being a goof ball | Owen in Bentley's old p.j.s | Earl visits again. | May 2010

21: Mother's Day at the cemetery and at Nellie's waiting to talk to Elder and Sister Pinter. | Grandma Johnson with Owen 2 years, Ian 4 years, and Crew 6 months

22: Abby, Bentley and Dad getting practiced up for softball. | One of our visits to the cemetery. Abby and Bentley ran around and gathered flowers that had blown off other graves to decorate Landry's.

23: Now I am really sad... | a little better.. | and now I am okay! | Playing the wii with Dad is so much fun. | Here comes the lip

24: Yay grass! Lenn is doing such a good job mowing it. | Owen's new stander. | Abby and Whytney Murdock

25: Memorial Day | Baby skunks are soo cute! | Baby skunks are soo cute!

26: Each primary child in our stake was challenged to touch the temple this year. In June we decided it was time to touch the temple. It was a great day and experience.

27: I double, dog dare you

28: Summer Fun..... softball, cleaning out the canal, Bentley's 4-H lamb (Wilma), Gayle and Owen enjoying softball from the truck, the start of the memory grove, Bentley swathing, gardening with rodents road work and cows!!

29: The 4th of July is hard to celebrate with Lenn gone, but we somehow managed this year. Lenn was at work in Casper.

30: Bentley's 1st year in 4-H with Wilma. Uncle Bill and Grandpa helped when Lenn was gone. Grandma Johnson's birthday party. | Kynlee | Ian. Cambell, Abby and Ellianna

31: Grandma Johnson's birthday party at the Laketown park. July 11, 2010 Owen, Kynlee, MacKenzie and Crew, Ryan and Crew, the boys playing football.

32: Summer Fun

33: Sunsets are now a reminder of Landry. Landry's temporary marker. Bentley and Abby. Eating at Angie's after Owen's first movie at the theater.

34: Angels in Sunsets

36: A day at the park without Lenn. The summer of 2010 Lenn was gone a lot so we decided to venture out on our own. We went to parades, haircuts and a picnic at the Randolph park. Owen loved looking at the leaves in the trees while Bentley and Abby played.

38: Olivia

39: Owen showing his teeth, smiles and pouty lip. Owen and Gayle at the demolition derby. Road work, August snow storm and a double rainbow.

40: Fun with Kynlee, and Becky

41: Fair Week | Owen's great seat from the truck.

42: 1st place in showmanship | Grandpa J., Kynlee and Aunt Kristi | Owen caught his own candy..right behind his ear.

43: Fall and back to school Bentley4thGrade Abby 2nd Grade

44: The road is finally finished! Flowers, football and more Kynlee.

45: Our big trip to Laramie! We went to see the Wyoming Cowboys play. We had a great time and everything went well. We were lucky enough to be there the night they shot off fireworks!

46: September | Amy, Wyatt and Owen | The headstone came and we were so happy with it. | Miles

47: Happy 10th Birthday Bentley ! | Happy Birthday Uncle Bill !

48: Bentley and Abby with Kynlee, Dallas and Owen, Abby and Owen, Owen and Woody, Gayle and Owen, Grandpa J. and Owen, Bentley, Landry's 6 month cake, the family, Bentley full filling a dare to shut the gate in his underwear (O dear!), and Lenn with the kids.

49: Happy Halloween in Heaven

50: Lenn had shoulder surgery. | Lenn is so proud that the cow herd is almost all black. | October 2010

51: 2 1/2 years old | 7 years old | 10 years old

52: The sheep keep coming......... | Bentley's 4-H awards from 1st place jr. showman | Owen and Lynette having story hour. | Bentley's 4th grade solar system | October-November

53: November 2010 | Wii bowling fun

54: Gayle's birthday and Lenn's Christmas lights. Lenn and Grandma J. made the cake while Gayle was away at a family Christmas party.

56: Our trip to Temple Square and the concert with David Archuleta and Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Amy watched Owen during the concert. Our room was great we all had our own room.

57: School play | Abby's Clogging | Christmas Eve talent show and nativity.

59: Hoodies from Uncle Ralph and Aunt Brenda | Skiing over Christmas break

60: Dear Family and Friends It seems as though we were just anticipating 2010, now we are reviewing it! Where does the time go? This year, as most of you know, was a roller coaster ride in our home and our family. The highs were high and the lows were low. We take it a day at a time and try to enjoy the journey. We started out the year celebrating Owen's 2nd birthday. (This was a high) He is getting so big and loves to make us all smile. We are learning ways to make it easier for him to communicate with us. He is learning how to make decisions with his eyes to tell us what he prefers. He now picks the shirt for the day and animals and toys to hold. He used to just look at the item he preferred but now he looks and smiles when his decision is made. He loves giving kisses and blowing bubbles to see us laugh. In March we welcomed our 4th child, Landry Gale, into our family. He was born with low muscle tone also. We were blessed enough to have him strong enough to come home and be with his family until he was taken back to be with our Heavenly Father. Abby turned 7 this year. She is in 2nd grade. She loves her teacher, being social, reading, playing sports, and anything to do with animals. She plays t-ball in the summer and this fall she started clogging. She loves it! She also started playing the piano and claims it is not her favorite, but she is doing well and it is fun to hear her play. Abby is still a great helper when it comes to Owen, she is such a little mother. Bentley is still our little sportsman! He turned 10 this year. He still LOVES football and did really well again this year in pee-wee’s. If he had the choice I am sure he would eat, sleep and drink football. He plays any sport that is offered here. He finally got his wish to stop piano, but he is picking up guitar instead. He is enjoying learning and playing. He is a natural at most things, the motivation just has to come from within. Lenn is still working and ranching on the side. He has been home a lot lately due to shoulder surgery. He is doing well, it just takes time to heal. Nobody is complaining about him being home though. Gayle is still home taking care of Owen and trying to keep up with Bentley and Abby. They keep her busy, but she would not want to be anywhere else. We are excited as this season approaches. We are so grateful for our blessings, maybe more so this year than ever. We are grateful for the gospel in our lives and the knowledge and testimony of eternal families. Our trials have made us appreciate our children more and to enjoy each and everyday. We still have our days but on a whole we are a more grateful family. As Christmas comes along we hope to remember and reflect more on the birth and life of Jesus Christ. With Him nothing is impossible. We hope you have a great Thanksgiving, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Love the Johnson's Lenn, Gayle, Bentley, Abby, Owen and lil’angel Landry

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