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 ‘pregnancy’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hangin’ In (30 Weeks)

Well, my husband has finally reappeared this evening, but will be leaving again very soon. It’s been a long three days without him, but I’m hoping the next three will get better. I’m done with my work week, the house isn’t too shabby and there’s snow on the ground!!! (This, alone, makes me happy.) I’m […]

27 Weeks :: Movin’ Right Along

I don’t have much energy left, but wanted to check in tonight. Exhaustion has been a theme this week. I do well throughout the day, but tend to crash around 8 or 9 p.m. I’ve got some aches and pains here and there, and some nights the heartburn kills. But by and large — no […]

Me, In a Cape

I admit, I have a picture problem. As in, I can’t seem to capture the right images to make my blogging life easier and more meaningful. For instance, today I’d like a photo of myself looking tired and very pregnant, but in a cape. Because I feel a bit like a tired, very pregnant superhero […]

My Ship is Sailing Into the Sunset

Wow. Am I ever tired. This is going to be a lame post, so here’s a recent photo of my reasons to get you through it! I have had a couple busy, productive weeks at work. A huge press conference today was the climax, and I’m pleased to say it went very, very well. Yea, […]