“5,000 Graves on a Hillside”: Remembering Memorial Day

Despite the chaos in the world let's try to remember what this holiday is about.

We’re Moving…to Texas?!

For the second time in three years the Johnson Five are relocating. This time to ... TEXAS?!

I’m (Probably) Going To Miss This

Ten moments I'm going to (probably) miss as the kids get older.

U.S.A.!: Lis Becomes a U.S. Citizen!

In these confusing times of immigration, I explain how my newly naturalized wife became a U.S. citizen.

Five Tips for Attacking an Amusement Park with Three Somewhat-Young Kids

What happens when you take three somewhat-young-kids to an amusement park? This!

Flashback Friday: 1995 – Kevin Graduated!

It's 20 years since my high school reunion. What would I do differently? I go back into time and let myself know via letter. Plus slow jams, Refusing to Lose, and my new Friends Ross and Rachel. As if!

Flashback Friday: The Summer of ’94 – The End of the Innocence

Forrest Gump, Alicia Silverstone, All-4-One and Boyz II Men, I flashback to the Summer of '94 in my latest post.

Which “Inside Out” Character Are We?

Achieved a first over the weekend. Mark it down in the annals of The Johnson Five history book: July 11, 2015 - Went to the movies for the first time as a family, solely the five of us. We've gone to the movies a few times prior as a family, but it usually involved an extra buddy … Continue reading Which “Inside Out” Character Are We?

The Padawan Outlasts the Jedi (and other March happenings)

It didn't arrive in a giant pine box marked with the words "Fragile" stamped all over it. It won't be proudly displayed in our window, so our neighbors can admire it. But like the leg lamp in A Christmas Story, this was definitely a major award. So how did my 10-year-old son win an Xbox … Continue reading The Padawan Outlasts the Jedi (and other March happenings)

Learning about Heartbreak

Lukas learns about heartbreak, from sports; I give #Seahawks fans insider information on what it's like to play and hate the Patriots and I compare my first day to #Shawshank.