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erin

I'm Erin Jo. I'm thinking, writing, dreaming, mothering, loving, living, praising, BLESSED to be Fiona to my Shrek and Mommy to my four amazing kiddos.

dave

dave

Shrek is "like an onion with many layers" but has a heart of gold. He's my husband and my friend, and we just get better all the time.

lily

lily

Lily is my first baby and only girl. She's smart, funny, tall and kind. Keeping up with this girl is a challenge and a joy. She's terrific!

max

max

Max is one part ogre, two parts lover and all boy! Our little man has a temper but gives the best hugs of anyone I know!

colby

colby

Colby is as ornery as he looks. He flirts shamelessly, even with strangers. He's all mouth and curls and the loudest by far.

luke

luke

Luke is the baby of the family, but holds his own. He's happy and adorable. And he's a terrible sleeper. =)

Love Grows Everywhere



So I know Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap. It’s certainly commercialized, and I remember it not being the best in my single days. But it’s kind of sweet too.

Because love grows everywhere. On so many trees and in so many different ways. It’s the friend you call after you get a promotion or a pink slip. It’s the person you want to hold on to when you are feeling as though you’re spiraling out of control in this crazy world. It’s that bowl of chicken noodle soup someone brings by when you’re sick and single or away from your family or the only one in your family left in this world.

It’s someone having your back, your history, your standing invitation for that Thanksgiving meal. It’s showing your kids that you love them bunches and that they’ll always be your Valentine. And later, when they’re in high school and single (hopefully at least one year, if not always,) they’ll remember that ┬áit’s okay to not have a boyfriend or a girlfriend, because that’s not what Valentine’s Day is all about.

Because love grows everywhere, on so many trees….. in so many different ways.
{Watch out, Elvis… Luke, a.k.a Bedroom Eyes, can’t seem to keep his eyes open in photos.}

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