Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Birthday to Us

So Mike and I have birthdays 8 days apart so we are able to celebrate with one big birthday bash!! Thanks everyone that helped us celebrate. It was really a great weekend! Here's some random pics of our fun night!
Unfortunately this is the only picture I actually got of the two of us! Oh well. . next time maybe I can get him to smile!
Me and Longtime Friend Missi.
Mike, Corey and Mike's Dad. See Mike can smile!!
Meggan, Shawna, and Missi
I even got Mike to sing american idol!! Go Honey You Rock! My Roomies for Life Lisa and Missi!
Corey and Katie. You can tell he's one of Mike's good friends because neither of them know how to smile!Jodi, Meggan, and Becca - Having a good time.
Lisa and Becca - We are starting to wind down!! We don't stop playing until it's absolutely impossible to go on!! Thanks everyone for a perfect birthday bash. and thanks to my wonderful husband for my new camera so I can actually take pictures and start blogging again!! Yeah for Mike! I know that I didn't get everyone sorry but we were to busy playing! Hey they even let Mike win at Poker!! J/K Honey I know that you won on your own:)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween. Hopefully I will have some good pictures to put up! We are having a Halloween party and a costume is required to get into the door! I am even getting Mike to dress up!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Deadline Approaching

I know I didn't give you much time to vote but the voting for WORST KITCHEN ends on October 28th!! We just found out that they are in the top 25!!! So help them push for the win. Thanks to all of you who have voted!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Kitchen

My in-laws have entered a contest for the worst kitchen. . .
As you can see it's not the "worst kitchen" but it does need to be updated. They didn't STAGE it like a lot of others on the site did, even though she could have. Instead she takes care of and makes the best of what she has. So although it's cute and homey it does need to be updated. (I mean did you see the pink countertop!!) SOOO that's where I need your help. If you go on to portraitkitchens. com you can vote for their kitchen. The link is under worst kitchen contest. Then go to VOTE HERE! Then it will give you all the instructions on how to vote. The kitchen to vote on is on page 2, the Ibach Kitchen. Help me get them a new kitchen! Then I could be the favorite instead of these two!! Thanks for all your help guys, I have faith in us!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ben Ben Ben

My baby brother flew to Long Beach on Tuesday. He is officially on his mission. I haven't even posted his farewell MTC pics yet so i decided i better start with those!! He looks so great in his suit and I am so excited for him but that doesn't mean I won't miss him. The day he went to the MTC Mike had to work so I decided to drive up and back in one day. . . I think I am getting to old for that! It was fun to see a lot of family and friends there it's always so much fun to get together and catch up. I love this blog thing because it makes me feel like I can actually keep in touch with everyone! Even if I am not the best at posting it's always fun to see everyone else's. Maybe when I have kids it will be better. . .

Ben with his girlfriend Lanie. I don't think she is "waiting" for him but it sure would be fun if she was available when he got home. She is a lot of fun.

The family before our final MTC goodbyes. I know it's only 2 years but man it is hard to see them walk through that door. Kassi was taking the picture. I think we got there to late to find anyone to get a whole group shot. At least I couldn't find one on my camera.

We were lucky enough to have my grandma and grandpa Johnson there. I know that meant a lot to Ben.

Ben with Grandma Lovell and Uncle Richard. We had so much family show up it was really fun to get to visit with everyone.

Tim • Grandpa • Dell - My Johnson Guys • They definitely remind me of my dad.

We tried to get a family shot that wasn't in front of my mom's fireplace but the sun was so bright i don't know if it had the effect we were going for.

Eric and Kassi - What a Cute Couple

My aunt Lois makes such a cute grandma!

Kory • Brooke • Braydee

You can see where I get my GREAT sense of style!!

What a fun week this was. I can't wait for the HOMECOMING pictures!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Bad Posting

Bad posting on my part. I have been informed by way to many people that this was only an April Fool's Joke. Although this may be an April Fool's Joke it is still funny and I have all faith in you Ben!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


I found this story on someone else's blog but thought it totally applied to our Ben about to leave on his mission.



Seriously, here's the link :


So for Ben who is going to Long Beach where there are a lot of rappers/movie stars. Think of the endless possibilities you could convert a big star and they might give you millions:) or they will be eternally grateful and you will always have the awesome story of baptising someone famous.

Friday, May 9, 2008

If My Life Had a Sountrack


So, here's how it works:

1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)

2. Put it on shuffle

3. Press play

4. For every question, type the song that's playing

5. When you go to a new question, press the next button

6. Don't lie and try to pretend your cool...

7. When you're finished tag some other people to do it!

This would be my soundtrack:

Opening Credits:
"With a little help from my friends" The Joe Cocker Wonder Life Version

Waking Up:
"Jimmy Crack Corn" Eminem & 50 Cent (not a good wake up song!!)

First Day At School: 
"Fergalicious" by FERGIE!!

Falling In Love:
"Temperature" Sean Paul

Happy Song:"I Like to Move it" Bang Gang

Fight Song:
"Bossy" By Kellis - I'm not even kidding how random is that!! That is why I get in most of my fights because "I'm Bossy"!!

Breaking Up:
"Forever Young" The OC Mix 5

"Face Down" Katie Todd Band (I think it was a freebie on iTunes!)

"Far Away" Nickelback

"Birthday" FloRida

"Truly Madly Deeply" Techno Version Cascada

"Paper Planes" M.I.A.

Getting back together:
"Stealing Society" System Of A Down

"Beautiful Girls" Sean Kington

Birth of Child:
"I will Remember You" Sarah McLachlan


Don't Stop the Music" Rihanna

Death Scene:
"Stronger" Kayne West

Funeral Song:
"Hypnotize" System of A Down

End Song:
"Butterfly Kisses" Bob Carlisle

I tag anyone who actually reads my BLOG!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Brett Michael's Rock of Love


Here's a little history. For the last 2 seasons of VH1's Rock of Love (a show where a hot musician - BRETT MICHAELS lead singer of Poison - tries to find someone to love him for him and not for his money!!) we (mike, lyndsie, cam and i among others) have been an avid watchers. We even had a season finale party last year when he chose Jess - who was a liar and already had a boyfriend - devastating i know. So this season he had to start over and try again. I didn't even know who Brett was until i became addicted to this trashy show. Yes it is worse than a soap opera but for some reason i just really can't stop watching it! It has been hard this last month while we had no tv to keep up on the season but because of my best friend Lyndsie i have kept up to date! ANYWAY Brett came to vegas last weekend and since i am now totally obsessed with him i had to go. Do i even need to say that Mike had no desire to go!! So lyndsie, meggan and i took off to see Brett live in concert!

Not the best pictures i know but still can you see how close we were!!

It was so much fun if only for the fact that the three of us got to do something we probably wouldn't of normally done. I mean how often do you see Brett Michaels in person and then watch him choose his true love the next day on tv??
Crazy girls but tons of fun. Thanks for letting me drag you down there girls!!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Fun Photos

I was just going through a disc of pictures to see what was on it and thought you guys might want some of these. I know ERIC especially wanted a copy of the easter bunny!!

All together for Eric and Kassi's Bdays.

Better get the sleep while you can missionary!!

1 . 2 . 3. . .


So just a few i wasn't sure if i'd printed out for anyone. Not a lot going on here just work and more work! Hope all is well with everyone.

Fun Fact for the Day: There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!


Monday, March 24, 2008

Moving, Working, Playing, and Mission Calls

This has been a very busy month. Moving, working, playing and mission calls who could ask for more? Mike and I have both been working overtime and barely had time to fit in a move, let alone enjoy our new home. We were lucky enough to finally get into our new home and we've been so busy that i haven't even had time to take an updated picture. Melna and Grandma Deanie have been helping get everything unpacked, organized and hung up. They have been a great help but i was really excited for my family to come down and take the moving stress off and just play!! Katie and Brandon came and stayed one night with us on their way to Vegas and Bradon took a bullet for the rest the guests coming the next day. While he was showering our tub faucet blew off and hit him in the knee. SORRY BRANDON! The next day all of my family came and stayed and we were able to just play and relax. That night after they left and the air mattresses where deflated we where able to bring Mike's poker table in and host the first IBACH poker night. At about 1:00am we got the cops called on us! But not for what you are all thinking! Shame on all of you!
We caught a horse running toward the freeway and ended up holding it in our backyard until the cops showed up to take it away. Luckily the officer was nice enough to take our picture. So we will never forget the night the poker table was broken in! Our crazy month and then this weekend to even things
out, Ben got his
mission call to Long Beach, CA and he will be spanish speaking. YEAH!! We are so excited and proud of him.

What a fun month.

Monday, February 4, 2008

2 Weeks and Counting

Here are the most recent pictures from this weekend. They have the carpet, toilets, electrical fixtures, ballisters,some landscaping, and a little bit of the roof left. Writing it out it seems like so much left but when i went there this weekend it felt like they should be able to finish it relatively soon. Mike wasn't able to come out so he is left wondering how all our of "picks" our coming together.

I was kind of worried about the cabinet color but i am really glad we chose the color we did. Mike better get working on his poker table or he will be disappointed to not have it finished when we move in. Mike was rooting for the patriots this weekend during the superbowl and got it pretty bad from all his friends when they lost.

I was able to spend superbowl sunday with my favorite godkids. Here is a picture of Spencer Swede Epslin. Our new god son! He is so cute and i was able to go watch his birth so that was very special. He was born January 29th at 3:23 am and was 8lbs and 21" long.

Yesterday it snowed here! More than i have ever seen it snow in St. George (I guess it might tie with our wedding weekend) and it was even still here in the morning!! It reminds me how lucky i am to live where it hardly ever snows! i hate snow!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

We put in our 30 Days!

Well we finally put in our 30 days and hopefully we will really be in at the end of those 30 days! Otherwise we will be moving all our stuff into Ibach's garage (what we haven't taken already) and then staying there until it's done. Which would be fine except moving all our stuff twice. Here is a picture that was taken about 2 weeks ago. Since this picture the windows and floors are in and they have started stuccoing the outside.
That's really all our news but if you can't tell I am getting super excited about our house!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Ibachs not Ibach

Okay so i know i shouldn't post all my things on the same day but i'm at work waiting for a dvd to burn and had some time. Well i went to check out my new blogspot and see if i did it right. i went to ibach.blogspot.com which is very much not me!! so remeber we're the IBACHS with an S or you could end up at a very different spot!!

Ava Shae

I know it's probably really lame to post pictures of your friends kids but look at her! We freakin love this little girl!!

Mike and I do not have any kids but we love all of our friends kids. My best friend Lyndsie recently named Mike and I godparents to her little daughter Ava Shae. We love her to death and she loves Mike. Whenever I go over to see her without him she justs keeps asking for him! He is really cute with her, it will be fun to see him with his own kids one day.

How Do I Do This?

This is a new thing for me so it might take me a few times to get the hang of it!! After seeing Katie's page I thought I better try it. Her page is so cute and by clicking on a few of her friends I was able to see other family members blogs. What a great way to catch up with everyone.

Mike and I have been busy trying to get everything packed for our move. Our townhome should hopefully be done within the next 30 days. We are so excited to finally be getting into our own place and not renting anymore. Mike and his friends have decided to turn our basement into a bachelor pad. Complete with a poker table that him and his friends are making. I wasn't to sure about this at first but he has some cool ideas and with his mom's touch it actually will be a well decorated bachelor pad!! Hopefully some of you will be able to visit us in our new home soon!!

Here's the newest family picture. We were able to all get together for dad's birthday and take a long awaited family picture. We haven't had one done since I was a freshman in high school.

That's pretty much all of our news between work and packing (and football playoffs) we haven't been doing a lot else. It was fun to see a lot of our family at Lindsay's wedding and hope to see everyone again real soon. Love ya lots - Ibachs