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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. =)

Archive for ‘Ava’

“We Like to Say Hi to Daddy”

I owe you all a post-Mom Prom post from the last weekend in April, during which I traveled to the Queen City’s Mom Prom in North Carolina. In fact, here’s a shot of us being interviewed on the pink carpet, where I told the reporter, rather mischievously, that our favorite part of the flash mob […]

Tick Tock on the Clock

I am fully aware that this post’s title is lyrics to a popular pop song by Ke$ha or some such singer. Lily loves that song. I took a look at it on YouTube once, and vetoed it immediately. Call me a prude. Go ahead. But it’s been in my head for a couple of days. […]

Earning Her Wings

Our girl, Ava Cole, earned her wings today. My daughter Lily says she’s dancing and singing in heaven, and cousin Jayden says she’s got her long hair back, restored to perfect health. And I believe all of this and more. I believe that my life is so much better because of Ava. I know my […]

Girlfriends

What a busy week! I’m well on my way to recovering. When I finally got home tonight with the kiddos, it was bedtime. But one look at this house told me otherwise. I was in severe Kenmore withdrawal. So out came the sweeper, and I got down to business. Lower level straightened up and swept; […]

Icing on the Cake

Not sure why, but this phrase has been coming to mind a lot lately. It could be that I have cake on the mind–specifically, leftover Frances Tornes cake from Luke’s birthday bash. This is available only here in my small town, and I tell all who do not have ready access to this woman’s magical […]

Love in Child Form

It’s been said that babies are a wonderful way to start people. It’s true. Babies are really wonderful. I’ve always been a baby person. As one of the older grandchildren, I spent many nights with my aunts and their newborns. At 14, I mothered like you wouldn’t believe. I’ve always found my peace in babies, […]