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 January, 2011

Birth Eve / Truths

Today I learned that pedicures at home with three children are better than pedicures at salons. Seriously… I got the job done, stayed relaxed through the whole thing and made some awesome memories. Don’t believe me? Check it out… And now that I have posted photos of the boys getting pedicures, I’ll post one of […]

It’s the Final Countdown

So we’re in Final Countdown mode around here. However, since I’ve been nesting for a good month, we’re ready for game time. I have decided, though, that the longer you have, the more you do. There are always more bills to pay, laundry to beat, toenails to paint. My to-do list the past two days […]

The Blessing of a Girlfriend

Today is my best girlfriend’s birthday. Happy Birthday, baby girl! I am thankful that 31 years ago a four-pound preemie made her early entrance into this world. I’m thankful she was a fighter and did well and grew up to play saxophone with me in the band. Saxes are sexy! I’m so thankful for all […]

Courage, Serenity and Wisdom

Another snow day… We finally escaped the house tonight for a trip to the mall for dinner and so the kids could play in the new play area. And, of course, another necessity trip to Wal-Mart. (It’s always something!) I have a lot of friends, mostly fellow mothers, who are sick of the snow. I’m […]

Home Stretch

Ahhhh, the home stretch. I’m finally here. I’m officially on maternity leave. I just had to do it. I’m 37 weeks tomorrow and hoping to get to the OB’s office for my appointment and to schedule an induction (maybe for some time next week?) tomorrow before the snowstorm hits. I really am feeling well, in […]

Standing on the Cusp

I had my maternity photos taken by the lovely and talented Kristin Pottmeyer on Saturday and have just received the above “sneak peek.” It was a bit cold and a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to see the rest. I’m on the cusp of giving birth to my final child, and all is […]

Strong, Yummy, Unhearing MEN

I take this hunky man as my husband in sleeplessness and in slumber. How can it be? How can men–or, at least, my man–not hear wailing kids right beside them in the dead of night? How is it that I truly am mother: sleeping with one eye open, one foot on the floor, ready to […]

Dance Party USA

Wow. What a day! A snow day in so many ways, and the kids were rotten. I worked from home a bit. I took them to the sitter’s this morning, thinking I could get at least four hours of intense work done, but then the snow started sticking enough that I got nervous and went […]

Still Baking

My boys love to bake! I don’t think Colby has the bug as bad as Max does, but he’s up for some climbing on step stools and licking brownie batter whenever the opportunities present themselves. They are so cute. And their brother is still baking too. I’m 35 weeks plus now, dilating a bit. Even […]

Balancing Act

So I’m waiting on a baby. I’m feeling upbeat, nesting, getting a lot of things done. I’m back at work, but much refreshed. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! The days are long; I miss my naps. But I’m hanging in. I’m finishing projects, sending important emails and trying not […]