• Laura Johnson

    Laura Johnson

    Senior Admissions Counselor
    Duluth, MN
    Communication’06; MBA ’11, St. Scholastica

    Laura's Bio:
    Hi everyone, welcome to my Follow Me page! My full name is Laurajae Johnson, but you can call me Laura. I have been a part of the Saints community for nearly ten years, as a CSS student (twice over), as an active member of our Alumni Board of Directors, and as a counselor on our fantastic Admissions team—I am St. Scholastica through and through! Hopefully this website will allow you to explore our College, meet fellow Saints, and see exactly what makes our campus truly unique. Looking forward to connecting with you all soon!

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Happy 2012, kids!

Happy new year & welcome to my first blog post of 2012!

Did anybody else’s December come and go like whoa? ‘Cuz mine did. In fact, I’m still in a little bit of disbelief that it’s January 3rd today. Wasn’t it just Thanksgiving? Wasn’t it just LABOR DAY?! Time is a-flyin’.

But, no matter. I’m coming off of a 10-day vacation and am ready to greet the new year with open arms (and an even bigger belly). 2012, I have a feeling you’re going to be a pretty amaze-balls year.

10-day vacay, you were pretty awesome, too.

The Friday before Christmas I got together with my gal pals for dinner & gift-exchange. Baby J also got in on the present action, too, receiving these matching Minnesota onesies (both girls bought the same outfits without knowing it!):

We spent Christmas Eve at my parents’ house. The guys ice-fished. The girls cooked and baked (and sampled). The nieces and nephews opened a mountain-high pile of presents. We all showed off our Just Dance 3 moves. We ate. And ate. It was a noisy, action-packed, crazy day, and it was absolutely perfect.

Merry Christmas, Olive!

My momma and her veggie pizza wreath

My Christmas cutie!

All the nieces and nephews

Merry Christmas to baby, too 🙂

First time hosting Christmas Day = great success! I learned that preparation is key to hosting a stress-free holiday. I whipped up my mashed potatoes the day before (and kept ’em warm in a crock pot on Sunday), baked my popovers on Christmas Eve, put together all of my appetizers that morning, and still had time to wrap a few last-minute gifts before Keith’s family arrived for the day {props to Pinterest for all the fantastic holiday recipes!}. There was more dancing, more eating, and more presents to devour. All in all, a lovely and relaxing day.

Baby J got her first softball mitt (hope she's not a leftie)

Just Dancin'

All the puppy cousins

New Year’s Eve was low-key, spent hanging out with Keith’s sister and a couple great friends. I cooked a simple dinner, wore sweatpants, had a teeny tiny sip of champagne at midnight, and was asleep by 12:30. Bliss!

Hope everyone had a warm and fuzzy Christmas and New Year’s, too; cheers to a fantastic 2012.



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