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erin

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. =)

Posts Tagged ‘appreciation’

Wonderful World

My reasons Ah, where to start? It’s been a long break from this blog, but I return to you in this space. I can’t say for sure that I’m rested or more inspired, but I’m more me. My children have grown just a little bit more. My motherhood has been rich with hugs, kisses and […]

Present Day

Ah, happy birthday to this little man! My Colby is four today. I cherish the day of his birth. It was my best birth experience. He arrived around 6:30 p.m. on a gorgeous spring day, much like the one we had today. I still remember our first moments, with the sun streaming through the windows […]

Playing Myself

I said something in conversation to my mom on the phone this week that stuck with me. I was telling her how yes, my morning was ok, yes, I voted. While trying to get my photo ID out for the poll worker, I flipped open my wallet and a lot of receipts, checks and cash […]

We Dance

I wake up to miracles today. I start this morning snoozing cozily in my bed. My olders are up and half-ready for school. Lily keeps coming in to turn off my snooze for me, carefully updating me with the time every ten minutes. My littles are finally both soundly sleep beside me in my king-size […]

Bruiser

Lucas has spent the past week looking like a real bruiser. He took at hard fall and changed the color and shape of his face. No joke. Thankfully, nothing was broken, and I think he’s well on his way to looking the way he did before. Actually, this is a cute before photo, above, and […]

Our Hair Samples

I’m a ball of energy, a force to be reckoned with. I am flying right through my days, my August, my life. I am in motion nearly all the time, moving into the next moment while picking up mementos along the way. Since last week, I’ve had a lot of moments I would have liked […]

Growing Pains

We’re getting a bit tight in this house. But, compared to some, we’re doing just fine. Alas, it was time to switch up some bedrooms, and possibly buy some more time in this house in the process. Miss Lil now has a room of her own. And the three boys are together in the bigger […]

Telling Stories

I’ve been in another world. A world where I could do whatever I wanted, at whatever hour. A world where I went to sleep without one ear and one eye open and without one foot on the ground, ready to soothe the one crying child who might wake the three others. A world where I […]

Keep Calm and Carry On… and On

A lot of my regular readers probably won’t be able to read this post. Here in Southeast Ohio, we all learned a new vocabulary word this weekend. Derecho.┬áSay it with me… “de-REY-cho!” It’s basically a strong, widespread wind storm with fast-moving thunderstorms mixed in. Kind of like a tornado, only straight. And kind of like […]