Saturday, January 26, 2013

Our Last Trip to Edelweiss!!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

We drove four hours after school to Garmische.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Skiing was so fun! Ryan and Emily were in my class. First we learned how to put our skis on. The shoes were SO tight and right now my feet and legs (and arms) are sore! Then we learned how to side step up a mountain (my least favorite part) and slowly skiing down. To go slow, you do a “pizza” with the front of your skis facing inward (like a slice of pizza). To go faster, you do “french fries” with your skis parallel to each other.

We had a break for lunch and had pizza and french fries. (Seriously!) When we got back outside, we went down the small hill from almost halfway and went slow.  Finally, they taught us how to turn. They put cones out that we had to go through. We went up on the rope thingy and went higher and higher. they put more cones out and I was the first person to get through all of them, because one was a hard turn. I continued to go through all of the cones until the instructor told me to try going around the end cones. That was hard, but I got it a few times. 

Then, class ended and all of the people and cones left. It was a big space for me to go as fast as I could with as many turns as I wanted. It was so pretty! Snow was falling with peace and quiet on a huge hill with mountains in the background of my view. I didn’t want to leave.

After, the skiing, we went sledding and Ryan and I went on  the “scary side”.We went on some crazy jumps. It was super fun!

Next, we went to dinner. MMMM! I had a salad, soup and desert: A big chocolate ice cream bowl with tons of toppings. (plus tons of delicious brownies and cookies.)

After that, we went swimming! Dad had the GoPro in the water. We loved going in the hot-tub with sow surrounding it. It was so pretty, warm and relaxing.

Then, we watched Once Upon A Time. It was fun. Emily read scriptures with me, and we went to bed.


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Today, we ate and amazing breakfast with and omelet, a mixed juice drink, and fruit.

Then, we packed up and left our room, but we stayed in the building. The four oldest kids played a spy kind of game in all four floors using three sets of elevators, stairs, and some more secret stairs that an employee showed us. (She’s awesome!) It was Emily and I against Ryan and Megan. We had to find the other team and tap them. Emily and I won!

Then we drove back home.

That was our last time at Edelweiss in Garmische, Germany!  :(  Great memories have been made and we’ll miss it!  Aufwiedersehen Edelweiss!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I’m Thankful For…….

In Advisory, our teacher told us to write ten things down that we don’t like doing.  Later, we made those into things we were grateful for.  Here’s my paper.  (Sorry, it looks messed up with different sizes and stuff.  I made it look pretty, but it didn’t want to.) I’m serious… it didn’t turn out right.  Oh well!   :)

I’m Thankful For……

Waking up early for school


Because it means I have a school to get to and a good education


Doing the dishes


Because it means I have food to eat

Doing homework

Because it means I can learn and get smarter


Getting in Trouble with my parents


Because it means I have parents to discipline me

Doing the laundry

Because it means I have clothes to wear

Cleaning my room

Because it means I have a room and things in it to clean up


Eating Brussels Sprouts

Because It means I have vegetables to eat

Being in the cold

Because it means we have seasons and changes

Cleaning the bathroom

Because it means I have a bathroom facility

When my siblings annoy me

Because it means I have siblings to be with


By Katie Johnson

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Trunk or Treat

We had our ward trunk or treat today, (the day before Halloween).  There were lots of people there.  We all wanted to see what everyone’s costumes were.  Just a few days before Halloween, I decided to dress up as a secret agent.  I wore black pants, an old white button-up shirt, a tie, and black sunglasses.  Matthew was a cute doctor and when anyone asked him what he was, he said “I’m Dr. Johnson” (as his parents had trained him to).  He was so cute and everyone loved him!

We all ate chili, chips, and brownies, (as if we needed more sugar).  Then the Trunk-or-Treating came.  Crazy exited kids waited until the adults said they could burst out the door.  They went through rounds and rounds of laps, not thinking of a single thing…… except candy.  (Who can blame them?)  My friend Ashlynn and I went around about twice and started eating and talking.  When all the candy was out, the kids came in and showed each other how much they got.  It was super fun! 

We have school tomorrow, on Halloween.  :(   I should get to bed. Bye!

Friday, July 6, 2012

My Birthday Party

My birthday party was really fun! We hung out on the tramp, ate pizza, and went to the park. We also decorated my cardboard guitar case.  At night we watched Enchanted and hoped the adults wouldn’t pick up the girls for a while. Hannah, Jessica, and Emma are from k-town and live an our away so they slept over and dad drove them home in the morning. It was really fun!

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Garbage bag fashion show.   :)

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Amanda Penrod- My good friend from church and we hang out at school. We’re both beehives!!!!

Emma Bowser- Emma came to my 4th birthday party and we dressed up as princesses. Now we’re both in Germany!

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I met Emily and Rebecca in 5th grade and are still awesome friends through 7th.

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Hannah Chugg- We’ve been really great friends for a long time and Hanna moved to Germany too!

Jessica Clark- Jessica and I met in Georgia and she had already been in Germany before and recently moved back. She’s awesome!

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Thank you for being my friends and for an awesome party!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

HMS Tract Meet


On May 7 we had the HEIDELBERG MIDDLE SCHOOL  TRACT MEET! We were assigned running parts in the tract meet.  Some people were in field events. I was in the 400 and 800 meter relay races. Only 4 girls were assigned for those on our P.E. class. Two girls were also assigned the mile in our class and I was one of them. I didn’t want to be in the mile at first, but I had to.

I ran first in the 400 meter relay race and we made 2nd place. When we were practicing against the boys for the 400 relay, we beat them every time. The 800 relay was harder because we had to 200 meters each and I’m better at short distance than long. I think we made 3rd place for that.

Then I ran the mile and went really slow the whole time so I wouldn't fell sick. I thought one girl was ahead of me but she apparently collapsed and couldn’t go any further.  I passed on girl on the final lap, but didn’t realize it. She barely passed me  on the last step of the race.  That’s why everyone was cheering so loud! I ended up second place.

It was a FUN Tract Meet!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ballroom Soiree


All of the ballroom classes performed our dances on the 23rd of May, including Ryan and me.  I am in Ballroom 2.  Mrs. Arianna is our ballroom teacher and is amazing.  My class opened the show with ‘MEN IN BLACK’ which is a Rumba dance. It was one of my favorite dances. The girls all wore black pants and a button up shirt with the boys who wore black ties. We changed into our dresses which were black and white.

Later we finished our dances which were: The Foxtrot, the Waltz, the Swing (which I was the male for), the Hustle, and the Polka.

There were many solos from Ballroom 4 and one from Ballroom 2 which we were really exited about. We had dinner in our brakes. To close the show Ballrooms 2,3 and 4 performed the Samba. First the ballroom 2 finished and froze while 3 and 4 finished their routines. It was really fun!!


Polka (above)     Foxtrot (top right)


Dad and I.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Hunger Games

I recently finished the Hunger Games series. I love the characters and the book: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mocking Jay. I liked the first book the best! I have also gotten lots of my friends to read the series. Go Peeta!