Thursday, May 24, 2007


I went yesterday. Twice. I wasn't planning on it, but D took work off for other reasons and we wanted to see my SIL before she left on her road trip tomorrow. So we went. First with my boys and then I told H about it and we went with my niece. I love IKEA because they seem to be the only place that understands the concept of small space living. Since I first discovered IKEA 3 years ago while looking for ideas for living in our 200 sq ft apartment, I have anxiously wanted one nearby to shop at. I've mentally planned trips to Phoenix just to shop at IKEA. When we bought this place a year ago, we knew we could make it work because of some of the ideas from the IKEA website. The last 2 months I've been pouring over the IKEA catalog, remodeling my entire home in my mind: shelving, cabinets, storage and more storage.

So what did I buy yesterday?

Ice cube trays.

Yep. I wanted to buy a computer desk, some shelves, a bunk bed... but I bought ice cube trays. Nice.

Monday, May 14, 2007


I don't really feel like blogging anymore.  I keep trying to think of things to write and nothing feels ... important, I guess, enough.  So many things that were once important to me seem rather trivial now.  Death makes you stop, think, and reevaluate things.  At least for me it does.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Dad's obituary

Thomas Edward Johnson GONE CAMPING 8/17/1953 ~ 4/28/2007/>
Thomas Edward Johnson, 53, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, returned to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, April 28, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. Tom was born August 17, 1953 to William Alvoid Johnson and Melva Frances Taylor in Mesa, AZ. Married Kathryn Lee Wooten on June 16, 1976 in the St. George Temple.He was employed in the semiconductor industry and at the time of his passing was employed by SliceX in Draper. He loved the outdoors, especially hiking, camping, biking, and working in his yard. Most of all, he loved his family.Tom was an active member of the LDS Church and served a mission in the Oregon-Idaho Mission. He served in many positions in the church, and especially loved working with the young men as teacher and scout leader.

Survived by wife, Kathy; children, Michael, Kristi (Dana) Torp, Andrew (Holly), two grandchildren, Gillian and Larsen; mother; sisters, Kyra Nielsen, Martha Fitch, Francy Thompson, Barbara Johnson; brothers, Ray Johnson and Bill Johnson. Preceded in death by his father. Funeral services will be held Fri., May 4, 2007, 12:00 noon at the Bell Canyon Ward, 9880 S. 3100 E. Friends and family may call Thurs., May 3, 2007 at the Cannon Mortuary, 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. (7600 S.) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and the day of the service at the church from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Interment Granite Cemetery, Sandy, Utah.