We Vacationed in Florida…During a Pandemic…and Survived!

We traveled to Florida during a pandemic and survived to share our story!

Kid Friendly?: Tombstone, Lincoln County and the Wild West!

Our visit to Lincoln, New Mexico brings me chills as we walk the same halls and streets that Billy the Kid and The Regulators did. Plus, more on my love of "Young Guns" and wishing we skipped over Tombstone.

Kid Friendly?: White Sands National Park

A torrential rainstorm turned White Sands into grey sands, but the chilly weather, wind, and puddles weren't enough to stop us from visiting the filming location of one of my favorite music videos of all-time.

Finding Hope for the Present in the Past

Much like we are all doing now, fifteen years ago today my family and I battled an unseen life-threatening enemy. Uncertainty, fear, frustration, worry and stress consumed us. But in the midst of this battle we found HOPE, and we walked out of those trials stronger than when we walked in.

We’re Moving…to Texas?!

For the second time in three years the Johnson Five are relocating. This time to ... TEXAS?!

Five Tips for Attacking an Amusement Park with Three Somewhat-Young Kids

What happens when you take three somewhat-young-kids to an amusement park? This!

Which “Inside Out” Character Are We?

Achieved a first over the weekend. Mark it down in the annals of The Johnson Five history book: July 11, 2015 - Went to the movies for the first time as a family, solely the five of us. We've gone to the movies a few times prior as a family, but it usually involved an extra buddy … Continue reading Which “Inside Out” Character Are We?

Happy Birthday Lukas! with Kenny Rogers’ “The Greatest”

Sorry Mikey I'm borrowing the "Songs in the Key of Life" idea again! If you're not familiar with Mikey, or the "Songs in the Key of Life" idea, well slide on over to PopBlerd! Just wait until you've read my post, okay? "Songs in the Key of Life" was a PopBlerd! favorite of mine, a column … Continue reading Happy Birthday Lukas! with Kenny Rogers’ “The Greatest”

Songs in the Key of Life: Rascal Flatts’ “Skin (Sarabeth)”

There are certain phrases in life you just don't want to hear. "You have cancer" usually makes the top five of that list. On April 7, 2005 - nine years ago today - my wife and I heard those news as the doctor informed us that she had leukemia. I had always enjoyed the "Songs in the … Continue reading Songs in the Key of Life: Rascal Flatts’ “Skin (Sarabeth)”

Diary of a Delivery – Day 1

I’ve always wanted to write something like this - a timeline of an event. I’ve seen one of my favorite sports columnists Bill Simmons perfect it for things like the NFL or NBA Draft so I thought I would do it for the birth of my third – and hopefully last – child. Of course since … Continue reading Diary of a Delivery – Day 1