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 ‘holiday’

In Every Moment

I’ve finally recovered my photos of this year’s hike to “Jess’s,” a section of my grandpa’s old farm that blooms with wild daffodils every March or April. Two Sundays ago, I had the awesome opportunity to hike there with my “aunt” Megan, a few years my senior. We both had babies strapped to our abdomens […]

Love Grows Everywhere

So I know Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap. It’s certainly commercialized, and I remember it not being the best in my single days. But it’s kind of sweet too. Because love grows everywhere. On so many trees and in so many different ways. It’s the friend you call after you get a promotion or […]

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 […]

What We Carry

I have to say, I am feeling a little rough. The sore throat, yeah, and a stuffiness in both ears. But it’s more the hormones, I think. Out of whack! And yet I’m pushing myself through it. Only eleven sleeps ’til Christmas! And I do have a lot to do, but I’m trying to do […]

Joyful, Joyful

This photo of Colby on the Santa Train in Nelsonville sums up the Christmas joy we all felt this past weekend. It was busy busy busy! Lucas is doing so well after getting his tubes. I am very happy to report we have seen more smiles, better balance and MUCH longer stretches of sleep. Thank […]

This Side of the Mountain

I have so much to talk about, but I am beat. So instead of posting all the gorgeous photos of holiday visits with family and friends and my best girlfriend’s wedding, I’m going to simply post this one. This is a photo of my four kiddos with the newest kid on the block, Mr. Quinten […]


Well, I have a ton of things I’d like to write about, and I promised myself I’d blog tonight. First, I went AWOL for a bit. Now that I’m ready to write, sadly, my laptop is AWOL. (I’m posting from Shrek’s unfamiliar machine.) I’ve also just finished a really wonderful novel, so I’m kind of […]

True Love

I had a lot of crushes growing up, as I know most teenage girls do. I pined over a great number of boys, boys who did nothing to deserve my adoration. If you were a teenage girl like I was, the difference between you and me is probably only that I have all of those […]


The kids are snug at Mammaw Donna’s. I have debated and debated, and finally, armed with caffeine from a hazelnut Keurig K-Cup and the gorgeous new necklace Shrek gave me for Christmas, I’m GOING! I’m off to celebrate the New Year, or at least stay as long as I can. All of you: BE SAFE. […]

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 […]