Friday, May 30, 2008

Keepin it REAL!!!

Well thanks to Mahina you all are going to get to see what we would rarely let anyone see.... and now i'm sending it out to the world to all those millions of fans who visit my blog! Ok, so maybe not millions... maybe only about 15, but still, thats 15 more than we would like to share this with.

the rules: you must take 10 pictures of the following things right away without straightening or cleaning . then you tag 5 others.

My side of the family already knows how good I am at keeping things nice and tidy... its the Johnson side that will now see what a "MESS" their brother/son has gotten himself into!

So here it goes... its not too late you know. If you don't want your opinion of me to change you can just navigate away from this page and check back later... i will most likely be posting shortly to get this post down the line a bit!

1. The Fridge
Yes that is a huge box of Corn Dogs from costco... we went while we were in town yesterday and Stuart got sucked in by the sample. That wouldn't have been my first choice out of the samples we had but hey... and they were pretty tasty even if they were cooked in the microwave (we don't have a microwave so they will be even better cooked in the oven!!

Also please notice the 2 pictures on the right on top of the fridge... they fell over a while back and Stuart put them back up and a couple weeks ago I noticed they were sideways... still havent turned them right side up haha!

2. Your Closet
The closets in TVA are pretty big so thats nice... the only problem is, there's no door to shut the mess out!

3. Kitchen Sink
So we had pizza probably monday or tuesday (it was absolutely delicious we put shrimp and tomatoes on it and it was soooo good!) and the pan is still in the sink.

At least the pile of dishes in there are nice and colorful!

4. Toilet
Not terrible, but it's seen cleaner days... Toilets are Stuart's job.

5. Favorite Shoes
Its a toss up... but really its my rainbows. My absolute favorite ones were my thin strapped rainbows but I was wearing those in the Bus accident and only ended up with one. =( Insurance should cover that right? Property loss/damage ;)

6. Favorite Room
Yes the couch is in the middle of the room... bad feng shue I know. We move that out in front of the computer to watch movies, it usually doesn't get put back for a couple months or so... and i'm not allowed to lift anything heavy so it stays!

7. What your kids are doing right now
Well... our kids are waiting up in heaven... but when they do decide to join us, i'm sure they look just like BOTH of us... just swirl us together and you got our kids!

Man they'll be good lookin!
Haha jk!

8. Pile of Laundry
This pile just needs to be folded/hung up... Stuart did some laundry last night while I was at work... since we don't have a washer and dryer he's been having to do, or at least help with the laundry cuz I can't carry it down to the laundry room, you won't hear me complain about that!

9. Self Portrait
Yes this is a self portrait... there was no one else here, I just used the timer.

10. Dream Vacation
Fiji. Some day Stuart will take me there. I've got my passport and I'm ready to go!!!

well now that that is done... do I still have friends? Have I been disowned? So the only way that being this messy and still being so happy is that both parties (Stuart and myself) have to not mind the mess. Sometimes it gets to me... and the it gets cleaned up. And actually, it will be clean this weekend because mom and dad are coming out! so after i've cleaned up a bit, i'll give you an update!

I tag:
Becky Facer
Erin Low

Sorry guys... if I can do it so can you! And mine will make you look good!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Becky Tagged me so here you go!

4 Things you may not know about me:

1. I'm right handed but left footed.
2. I camped out in my backyard for a whole summer... when I left for college my parents moved to a house without room for me when I was home. It was fun!
3. I fractured my leg while roller blading with one roller blade (kinda like skate boarding) when I was in high school... I would totally do it again, it was really fun... until the whole falling and fracturing my leg thing happened.
4. Growing up I lived in 4 houses in the same neighborhood...

4 Places I go over and over:
1. The chiropractor/massage therapist in Kahuku
2. Ohana Video to work
3. The mailbox
4. To my super duper comfy bed

4 People who email me: I don't get a lot of email anymore... the blog has kinda taken over.

1. Auntie Jeri
2. Mom
3. Costco
4. Rachel (my boss letting me know the schedule is up)

4 Of my favorite foods:
1. Dad's
2. Korean BBQ
3. Haleiwa Eats

4 Places I would rather be right now:
1. In the water
2. At Mahina's
3. Fiji
4. At the end of a really cool hike... actually 1/2 way done so I'd be at the top of a mountain or something

4 Movies I watch over and over again:
I haven't been watching movies over and over lately due to my place of work so these are 4 movies I love and would watch again!
1. Juno
2. The Game
3. Fracture
4. 13 going on 30 (thats one i've watched over and over... oh and of course Elf)

4 People I am tagging:
1. Karen
2. Andie
3. Ashley
4. Mahina

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Visit My New PhotoBlog!

I took team pictures for the Kahuku Water Polo Girls a few weeks back and wanted to let the girls see how they came out so I decided to start a photo blog. Right now the team pictures are the only shots posted, there but next week I should have photos from my 1st engagement photo shoot (taking place this weekend)! My old teammate Meg is getting married!

You can all visit me at MJ Photography

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Picture This...

You're driving down Kam Hwy right in front of Sunset Beach when all of a sudden you see a huge white horse galloping down the opposite side of the road... sounds like a random scene from a random movie right? well thats what we saw today.

That in and of itself made my day. That was the funniest thing i've seen in a while... but maybe its a "you had to be there" kind of thing.

I know you would expect to see a photo in a post with the title "Picture this" but that horse was running so fast... that and I didnt have the camera cuz we were going for a swim. Please forgive me.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!!!!

Today my Dad turns 68! No... thats not a typo, he was really born on May 10, 1940.

And he still looks this good!!!

Happy Birthday Dad! I hope that it was wonderful! Sorry this is a day late... I tried to get it posted yesterday but was working all day.

Lookin Good! I love you to pieces! And can't wait to see you again in a couple weeks!

Friday, May 9, 2008

I've upgraded!

*WARNING: Please don't judge me because of these awful photos... terrible backgrounds I know, but I just wanted to share this with you and these photos will not be used for anything else. I also have other photos I need to be working on didnt want to waste my time on these. Thank You.

This is what I was using to carry around my camera until today!

And this is what I got in the mail today!!!

I know what your thinking... the old bag is way cooler and much more fashionable, but looks aren't everything. And remember what your mom told you growing up: Its not what's outside, but whats on the inside that counts!

Here are the 2 compartments that were in the "cool" camera bag:

(The main compartment and that tiny little zipper... good for a skinny phone and some chapstick and thats about it)

And this is the inside of the new, more practical, more protective, more sensible, more comfortable, more room, mo betta bag!!!

There's room for all my lenses, the camera, any random chords I would need, filters, extra batteries (which I don't have), extra memory cards (which I also don't have), I can throw in my wallet, phone, sunglasses, keys, probably even a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! And it also has this cool little all weather cover built in that I can use if its starts to rain... and anyone who's been here knows that it can be sunny and clear and the very next second without warning there will be water droplets falling from the heavens! Oh how I love Hawaii! And my new little camera bag!

Here's the comparison picture:

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Sneak Peak





This one won't actually all vintage like this... just playing around with it.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

HI everybody, Stuart here. In response to all the jazz lovers here in La'ie and abroad I just want to say...
MVP... ...nice Kobe.
I don't really like this goof ball because of all blatant hurt he dished out toward the Lakers but he gets a place on our blog because all the pain he conjors in the hearts of Utah fans...way to go Karl... becasue of that your ok by me...
Bring another one home boys...

Sunday, May 4, 2008

They Did It!!!

Last night we had the OIA Championship Game! It was Kahuku vs. Roosevelt and Kahuku came out on top! Now its on to States at the end of this week. The girls did an amazing job and all of their hard work in practice was showcased in last nights game. The final score was 10-4.

In their celebration this is what happened:

I hope Makana's phone that she had in her pocket at the time is all right...

I guess the girls wanted to make sure they would get a nice
long and hard swim set in Monday's practice!

Great Job Girls!!!

The Votes Are In!

But like I said.... I am pretty much set in my own opinion.

A won by 2 votes, however, we're gonna shoot tomorrow at secret location B... ok ok it may not be a secret location and if your from around here you know where it is. Anyways... the picture from Location B that I posted was only one shot, and I purposely didn't post one that shows all it has to offer because I didn't want to ruin the surprise. and you know I'll be posting some of the pictures from tomorrow on here.

Thank You very much for all of your comments... if you're feeling jipt (sorry don't know how to spell that word but you get the point) just remember that I warned you that I was already set. But I really do love that there were so many comments! I hope that this doesn't turn you away!

oh and P.S... another reason we're not shooting at pounders is because there are more variables that we would have to deal with... the wind, the waves, and the people. Secret location B is more protected from the elements.

Friday, May 2, 2008

I need YOUR opinion!

Yes I'm talking to you! And yes... that means you have to leave a comment =)

I am going to be taking team pictures for the girls in a few days so today I went around scoping out a good spot. There's always the pool but how boring can you get especially if you live in such a beautiful place!

Here are a few shots. I need to know what you think. I already have my own opinion and am pretty much set in it but just want to make sure you all agree...




So if you would be so kind as to leave a comment with your vote as soon as possible (as in right now) it would be much appreciated!


Good Luck Kahuku Girls Water Polo!

I know its been a while, I apologize to those of you who have been checking with nothing to see! Its been kinda busy around here.

Tonight we had our first game of OIA's. It's basically the league tournament for the public school system here in Hawaii. We have a game tomorrow and then the Championship Game is on Saturday evening. After OIA's we'll have States which includes the best teams from both the OIA and the ILH (ILH is the private schools). Water polo is a pretty young sport in hawaii especially for the public schools so there isn't much competition in our league... The Kahuku Girls have been undefeated in the OIA in the last 3 years since it started. They had water polo before but it was more of a club thing. We pretty much dominate in all of our games and thats playing all of our girls and holding them back from their full potential just so the other team doesn't get beat by too much.... even then we still run up the score quite a bit, its hard not too. We are looking forward to States because there will be much better competition and and the girls will get a chance to prove themselves playing against girls that are more their level. We've been working all season for states, from the very first day of practice the team came set their goals together and the top one was to win states! The past 3 years they've gone to states but it has always been taken by the private schools (Punahou, Iolani, and Kamehameha).

This is their year! They've been through a lot with the accident and everything that came with that, but they proved to be strong and determined! I have been super impressed by these girls and have had fun working with them! I'll try and update you on everything!

Just some pictures I took at practice and a scrimmage...