Thursday, May 10, 2012

Plain Truth

We are attempting a crazy social experiment at work. We have been challenged to embrace and engage in all types of social media, blogs included. So, I'm going to try and be a little better about the blogging. It's been a while but I did enjoy it when I actually did it so here's to another try. Thanks Domo.

Truer words were never spoken!  

Friday, October 28, 2011


yikes! so it's almost been a year since I've posted. maybe i'll start up again soon. But, I had a few random things I'd thought I'd post....
1. hymnals don't have pages, they have hymn numbers. This is purely the marilyn coming out in me but it never fails how much i hate hearing "our opening hymn is on page # 301"
2. i still find that a lot of folks have never realized that in most (if not all) cars, there is a small triangle next to the gas pump icon on your dashboard indicating which side of the car your gas tank is on. Even after owning my car for two years+, I still look at that arrow every time I pull into a gas station.
3. posessive vs. plural. Plural words DON'T need apostrophes. Apostrophes are used only in cases of contractions and posession. Ex: It is going to be a rainy day. It + is = It's going to be a raindy day. I could talk about the your and you're fiasco but i won't. Also, y'all is a contraction for you + all and the apostrophe belongs after the y, not after the a. There are a lot of other examples I could drone on about it but it's rather boring and whiny so I'll stop.
4. I've converted to become a Taco Time fan. Thank you Molly and thank you the Dunns. I've lived less than a mile from one for 5+ years and my first time there was earlier this year. I recommend the burrito bites or the cheddar melt w/enchilada sauce.
5. You can request a styrofoam cup for your large diet coke at McDonalds. It's the cup they usually give you if you order the sweet tea. All the Utah McDs serve their sodas (please note my proper use of their) in plastic cups, which I hated, because they sweat and get watered down too quickly. And since I like to nurse my beverages over a period of time, my d.c. now stays chilled and sweat-free.
6. I got my ipad today. white with a pink cover. i love it.
7. That is all.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

earth to nancy

hello friends. you'd think i've fallen off the planet but alas, here i am! here is a quick update to the last few months.... photos to come later

1. went to kalamazoo, mi to spend time with matt's family. Go Broncos!
2. I left my job after six years. it was a great gig but i needed a change
3. took golf lessons with haylie and kim
4. turned 31 on august 6th
5. girls trip to Colter Bay (in the Tetons just outside of Jackson Hole)
6. speezy and aaron got married--included a rowdy bachelorette party in park city and a beautiful wedding downtown
7. i bought a jetblue all you can jet pass. i jetted to Disneyland, Seattle, D.C., New York and the Bahamas
8. I also managed to squeeze in Arkansas and Minneapolis
9. friends trip to Bear Lake. participated in the Bear Lake Monster #5
10. i got stuck in a parking garage elevator for an hour after a job interview
11. Halloween party-I was Lucy :)
12. Cougar football is REAL rough this year
13. Baylor football is bowl-bound AND in the top 25 which hasn't happened since '93 (Dad-wish you could see this!)
14. the first official snow was last week. We're still enjoying really nice fall weather but we got a glimpse of what is to come :(

there was also a lot of standard summer activities: i played on two softball teams, campfires in the canyon, plenty of pool time, john mayer at usana, drive-in movie, raging waters, lots of time with les and matt and little m (who is soon to be a big brother!), boating, hiking and LOTS of time with the gang....

Life has been pretty good...still trying to adjust to not having dad but we're doing okay. Job search is in full swing and I can't believe Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years is just around the corner. 2011 will be here before we know it. I'll post some pics from all the haps in the next few days

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

oops, i did it again!

remember last year when i had fomo, well i still do. i can't believe it's been a year, but last weekend was the Wasatch Back again and I couldn't say no :) It was another group of work peeps plus a few friends and we were sponsored this year by Goal O . They make products that can provide portbale power in very remote places. We had a great time and i would and probably will do it again--against my better judgement.

after my first run

the crew

hotel ragnar

coming in on my 2nd run-ready to hand off

please notice the couple making out

almost done!

safety first

ragnar part 1

ragnar part 2

Goal 0!

Monday, June 21, 2010

father's day

Father's Day, as you can imagine, was a little tough this year. There's going to be a lot of firsts this coming year without Phil and it started with Father's Day. I met Matt and Les and M for a nice breakfast and then we went to visit his grave. And then we hit a bucket of balls at Bonneville. Before he died, I was able to send him a quick note of how i felt about him. I'd like to think that he already knew it, but just in case.....

Dad—I don’t think I’d ever be able to express all that you mean to me. What’s happening now is almost surreal—it’s so hard to believe your time here with us is so limited. I just want you to know how much I love you and how so much of who I am is inextricably linked to you. I’m so like you in so many ways and I’m sure in ways I don’t even know. But I do know that I know the gospel because of you. I know responsibility because of you. I know hard work and loyalty and generosity and honesty because of you. I know how to show up. You embody all the things I want my life and character to reflect. I will always cherish the time we were able to spend together: BYU football in the Relief Society room, piano and choir recitals that I’m sure were sometimes painful, road trips in the station wagon and minivans, early morning seminary, vacations, mowing lawns, Spain, BBQs in Evanston, etc… etc… Dad, I will miss you terribly and wish more than anything that you could stay, but please know that your influence and impact will still be felt long after we have lost you. And don’t worry about me. Please know that I am loved and taken care of. I will be okay. I am so proud to have you as my dad and so proud to be a Johnson. Even though I have had you in my life for 30 years, it definitely isn’t enough. Thank you for everything you have done, been, taught me and shown me throughout my life. I know I can be with you again and I love you so very much. See ya soon.

Forever your kiddo,


Wednesday, May 26, 2010


We lost Phil two weeks ago on May 12, 2010 after a very brave 9-year battle with cancer. And we knew it would happen and we were prepared. However, there's really no amount of notice that can actually prepare you for the reality that losing him brings. I played it in my head, I imagined what it would be like when I got the phone call but it still didn't make it any easier or ease the sting of hearing, "I'm so sorry to tell you this, but your father has passed away." Through a few tender mercies, I was at home and with a best friend at my side when i received the news. And she held my hand and we cried. There really aren't words that can be said or things that can be done, but the outpouring of love and the Spirit can still be felt. I've been overwhelmed and humbled the last few weeks and am grateful to know what i know. and I'll be okay. but i miss my dad.

His obituary can be found here

Friday, May 7, 2010

i'm getting married!

ok--that's not true. it's laughable actually. However--many a folk think that I am and here's why....a prank war. My friends K and J have been in an ongoing prank war. His last move was an ad he posted on KSL saying she had General Conference tickets. She was bombarded with phone calls, texts, sob stories, etc.....well played J. So in return K created some wedding announcements. J and I just happen to have a pic together where we're dressed up. Carefeul plotting, planning and deception went into pulling this off. I can not share how I was able to gain access to his phone but it had to be done. Watch out J--your family, friends and singles ward (including the bishopric) all have announcements headed their way. We realize the level of retaliation that this invites, but it was too good not to do it. Team K all the way! and no. my middle name is not Patricia. cash gifts are acceptable-i already have a toaster.

the date is hidden under the ribbon--it's May 29th!