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 ‘Christmas’

A Christmas Message

I started this post on the eve of Christmas Eve, while wrapping, baking cookies and trying to find that one missing present that just had to be here somewhere. I felt peaceful and less busy than I had been and hopeful for the holiday. Friday’s snow was just the thing I needed. It was the […]

Living the Dream

I think two weeks is plenty long enough not to blog. And don’t you think these pictures call for a celebration? In the midst of all the craziness, I managed to get my family slightly color-coordinated and in front of the lens of a fantastic photographer on a mild, sunny December Sunday morning. Cue the […]

Channeling Holiday Spirit

Maxwell, Christmas morning 2010 All of the sudden, it’s winter. There is no doubt. My feet are cold, I’m wrapped in a blanket and the furnace is roaring. Baby, it’s cold outside! I have to admit that I was not really believing it was time for the holidays this time last week. While cruising around […]

My Lucky Day

We have a kids’ book we just love in this house. It’s called “My Lucky Day” by Keiko Kasza. It’s a funny, well-written and beautifully illustrated book about the triumph of an underdog: a pig who tricks a fox who wants to eat him into giving him a warm, sudsy bath, a home-cooked meal complete […]

I Remain

I have to admit that I haven’t been feeling very “bloggy” lately. While this isn’t expected, it’s also not a surprise. When there are so many irons in the fire, it’s understandable that one might just glide right off the page at some point. This happens often, but I remain. I have been off on […]

So This Is Christmas

Merry Christmas! We’ve had another blessed holiday around here, save for a couple of babies with strep throat and some other selected, but small, crises. It was a good time, and I’m still orienting myself to this very day and hour (is it true that 2011 is nearly over?!?), trying to get all the technological […]

Can’t Wait

My mind is a melting pot. I have so many random thoughts right now that there is no way I’ll nail this post. It’s Christmas, mild weather, sick babies and contacts that feel as though they have been glued to my eyeballs. It’s a house that’s clean enough, gifts that are ready enough and laundry […]

All is Calm

An old snap of Lily, who is more excited about the snow than I am! Dude, why is it always 11 p.m.? Not really, but I can’t seem to stop at night. I’m always doing “one more thing,” no matter what time of year it is and what day it is. I had an amazingly […]

Weekend Kickoff

Aww, little man!! This photo was taken this morn after a very fitful night. Poor Lukey’s face was wet with tears, slobber, snot, what have you. He is not well. And wow, are we tired! Alas, this night threatens to be worse, and I must hit the sheets. Tubes are scheduled, thank goodness. I only […]

An Elf and All Kinds of Magic

It’s that time of year. The magic is starting to happen around here. We have a new tradition. His name is Alexander McGee, and he is an elf. He has already brought great joy and mischief in three short days, and we look forward to having him as a wacky, exciting houseguest through Christmas. What […]