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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. =)

Rock Me

Sweet summertime....

Is it just me, or are there a lot of very sexy country songs out right now? Whatever it is, I dig it. And I know there are some country music haters out there. That’s ok. I hate some of your music too, but I don’t hate you. No, not at all!

I’m going to go so far as to say my life feels a bit like a sexy country song right now too. The slowdown has occurred; the hormones are calm. I’m recentering myself, and I like what I see. I ┬álike my home, I love my husband, my children, my life. I am so blessed. And I praise my guardian angel for letting that three-wick candle burn unattended for five hours today without incident. (Another true confession!)

I think it’s also the time of year. Oh, May, how you shine! You bring the flowers, the end of the academic year, the first days of skin and sweat and the sheen of sunlight on wet, tanned shoulders… You are sexy, May, and that’s a pretty good reputation for being a month.

I’m anticipating so many things. My Lake Tweet calls me, the yard sales promise treasures and friends gather round. Indeed, this is a special time of year.

Please don’t let yourself believe my life is perfect for a moment. There’s a funky smell in the kitchen again, a rash on one of the kiddos that might pull me to finally take both myself and said kid to the doc. There is a quiet chuckle from the victorious laundry bin, for its endless weeks of leading as I bring up the rear. And we have ants. Lots of ‘em.

But I’m ok with all of it. Because I married a sexy beast and we have four healthy reasons and one helluva support circle of family and friends. And we’re on the summer side of winter.

So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Rock me mama anyway you feel
Hey mama rock me

-Bob Dylan

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2 Responses

  1. Julie says:

    Well, I hope u find the funk soon!! And, I hope the rash finds its way off that said kid. And, as for the ants, if you haven’t already, try orthro house defense. I believe that’s what it’s called. We had BAD ants, but you spray that around the whole house…outside that is. Get the doors and windows really good. For the last two years we did this and no ants. Just did it for a third year, last all summer. Good luck with it all. And, happy May. Love the blog!!!

  2. Patti Miller says:

    Sounds like a great beginning to a fun summer. Can’t wait to spend it with all of you.

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