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.



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



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

Archive for December, 2010

A Whole Lot of Magic

We’ve been so busy with holiday magic that there just hasn’t been time for a proper blog post. In fact, there isn’t time now, because, even though I’m very tired, I’m the only one in the house awake. I must sleep when the family sleeps! But really, our days and nights have been full of […]

Ugly Sweaters on Beautiful People

Ah, Christmas Eve Eve. How I love thee. I have always loved this day. It’s such anticipation, such joy. The last-minute details, the making of memories and, this year, an ugly Christmas sweater party with good friends and family! I made one last mad (kid-free!) dash around town this afternoon: nine stops in about three […]

More Than an Heirloom To Me

My mom and Randy: first cousins always after 30 years apart. Many of you know how much I value and cherish my family. I am quite certain that I would not be the person I am without the family I have. They are the color in my life and the people with whom I know […]

Springing Baby Jesus

The Roberts family has a confession: We unintentionally prevented our own Baby Jesus from being born into our nativity scene last year. Not only that, but poor Baby Jesus has been estranged from his family for a whole year now! While the rest of His family was packed up and stored in the basement, He […]

An Attitude of Gratitude

Tonight, I am trying to switch into recovery mode. I’m not gonna lie. The Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday loop of my life lately has been kicking my ass. I’m dragging in major ways. So what I’m thinking is this: I’m going to fake it until I make it. That is to say, I am sick of the waa-waa-waa-I’m-exhausted […]

Gingerbread Dreams

Lily and I were among the lucky women and girls in my family invited to the lovely home of my Aunt Dawn and her family today for a Gingerbread House Party. It really is a beautiful home (see Exhibit A above,) and a it’s a joy to be a guest there. Today’s task was to […]

Ebb and Flow

I had a marathon day yesterday, which seems to be par for the course lately. After getting Lily on the bus, dropping Max at preschool and doing some much-needed housework, laundry and cleaning of the van in the morning, I was a bit exhausted. I think sweeping out the van at 31 weeks pregnant in […]

I’m So Crafty…

I just saw this graphic on the Internet and couldn’t help it. I had to use it! I really am so crafty that I make people! All of my little people I’ve made so far are doing all right. Poor Max, I’m assuming with a weakened immune system from his recent surgery and fast, picked […]

Deck the Halls

I’ve had a great weekend of friends, family, snow, shopping, decorating and getting reacquainted with my hunky husband. Life is so good, but I am exhausted. So I’m going to serve you this photo of my loves in front of our decorated Christmas tree: today’s biggest accomplishment. Thanks to my mom, I have a camera […]


I’ve come full-circle today. I woke up in a very different mindset and mood than I’m in now. I was moving in a fog. I was not myself. This week and its events all combined to make me feel a bit emotionally dead. Sounds terrible, but I think I was getting there. I have had […]