Monday, October 27, 2014


Hannah helped her cross country team win Regionals last week.  It was a rainy and dreary day, but she worked hard and made her best ever time, moving up to #20 on the Sandpoint High School Top 25.  Way to go Hannah!

Next weekend she heads to Boise to run for the state title.  Her team has a good chance of winning State.

Here is a copy of the press release from Regionals:

The Sandpoint Cross Country team swept the 4A team titles at the Regional Cross Country meet at Riley Creek today. Starting the day off was the Girls Varsity race, where Rainey Woodward continued her strong season by placing second in a time of 19:28. She was closely followed by Mikhaela Woodward, who was 3rd and ran a 19:36 on her first race back from injury. Sharon Rowe was 4th, right behind Mikhaela running a 19:37 and bettering her #9 All-Time top 25 mark. Claire Pierce was 6th (20:32 - #15 All Time), Cori McClelland 8th (20:41 - #18 All Time), Hannah Davidson 9th (20:43 - #20 All Time) and Emily Marshall 12th. The girls won the team title with 23 points over 2nd place Moscow who scored 36. Lakeland was 3rd with 79.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Run like the Wind

As a freshman this year, Hannah chose to join the cross country team.  She started training in June, began 'official' practice with the team in August, and had her first race in September.  In less than 6 months of training, she has found that she is a natural.  She works hard, listens to her excellent coaches and she does what they tell her to do.  As a result, she is running really well.  She claimed the top spot for Sandpoint JV in her first race.  The next race, she filled in for the varsity team.  This last week she also ran varsity and with her great times, it looks like she is earning a permanent spot on the varsity team as a freshman.  Way to go Hannah!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Here's a look at one of our favorite summer vacations... Kite boarding on the Columbia River at Roosevelt, WA


We spent 5 beautiful days in Yellowstone and Island Park with the Johnson side of the family this August.  It was a great adventure.  Here's a little of what we did.

The Johnson Family (everyone but two missionaries and two Hawaiian defectors)...
Mammoth Hot Springs...

The beautiful Grand Canyon of Yellowstone (watch your step)...

Upper Yellowstone Falls...

Geysers, hot springs,  mud pots, cousins...

Just as exciting as the outdoor recreation was the indoor recreation at the South Sawmill Lodge...

10 bedrooms, 20 loft beds, 6 couches, 2 refrigerators, 1 pool table, 1 Foosball table, 1 ping pong table and 1 large media room. Perfect for a family of 33.

Nerf Wars...


Canoeing on the Henry's Fork River...


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

End of School

This is Hannah with her friends after an awards assembly.  She found a great group of girls during middle school. They are excited to be Freshman at the High School next year. They all earned the Presidential Education Award for good grades.  Hannah maintained a 4.0 GPA during both 7th and 8th grade.  Way to go Hannah!

Izzy had a great kindergarten year with Mrs. Bopp. She is already missing her and she's only been out of school for a few days.

Paige and Mrs. Roget at 6th grade graduation.  Paige was on the honor roll for all A's all year.  Maren is excited because Mrs. Roget is moving down to teach 4th grade next year and will be her teacher.

Ms. Gaudet and Maren had a great year in 3rd grade.  We are so grateful for all of the wonderful teachers who help our children.  We felt really blessed this year!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Track and Field

Hannah decided to try track during 7th and 8th grade.  Last night was district finals.  She has had a great year, placing first or second in the high jump most meets and winning her heats in the 100.  She also ran hurdles and several relays.  She says she will do track again next year in high school.  She is also considering cross country.  Way to go Hannah!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Girls Night Out

We were lucky enough to get tickets (thanks Karie!) to the General Woman's meeting at the conference center while we were in Utah for Spring Break. We took all of the Johnson girls, wives and granddaughters.  It was great to be together with so many great women.

Cousins Tia, Natalie, Paige, Hannah & Maren: (Sadie hadn't arrived yet)

The view from the conference center was great.  The meeting was really applicable to all ages.  When Pres. Eyring ended the meeting with his talk, Maren leaned over and asked "Is it half-time yet?". When I said we had just heard the last speaker she responded, "Wow! That went fast."  A comment like that from a 9yr. old means it was a great meeting.

Hannah and Maren getting ready to take notes.

After the meeting the night was so pleasant that we wandered through Temple Square.  The gardeners had just planted pansies everywhere in preparation for conference and the air smelled amazing.  The girls were especially excited to see several cherry trees in full blossom right near the temple.