Saturday, October 10, 2009

My Grandpa

So my grandpa got this monster buck this week in Nevada. You can tell by the look on his face how proud he is of it. Grandpa lives for hunting. So many of the memories I have of him as a child are of him hunting or fishing. He shot his first deer when he was 11 in Hollister California. He still has it hanging on his wall in his room with the newspaper article written about him.

My grandpa is an amazing man. He is so funny and such a hard worker. As a child, when my mom was sick, my sister and I would stay out at the ranch with him while my grandma took my mom to treatments. We loved every minute of it. After my mom passed away, we lived with my grandparents for a while. They sacrificed so much for us. We were so sad when they moved to Montana but have had many great trips to see them since then.

I hope that my children will have the opportunity to get to know them better and know how truly blessed we are to have been born into their family. Although they probably won't read this I just want them to know how much I love them and appreciate all they have done for me in my life.

A Fall Boutique and A Total Meltdown

Well most of you know that I am hosting a fall boutique at my house on Oct. 23rd. It should be a fun night. So far we'll have Scentsy, Cookie Lee Jewelry, Pamered Chef, Bows, Nursing Covers and Slings and lots of other fun girlie stuff. It has also been a lot of work though. I feel like my life is in fastforward right now and I can't slow it down. I've been under quite a bit of stress lately with the upcoming move and having no idea how thats going to work out. Plus the thought of my husband being in school and at work all day everyday...ugh. I am trying so hard to be Super Wife, Super Mom, Super Friend, Super Employee, Super Nursery Leader and on and on. It's just not working out for me! This is all what lead to my total melt down last night and a realization that I just can't do it all. As of right now I have 21 things on a to-do list and I have to get all of that done before Wednesday when we head to California on a much needed vacation.
I guess I am rambling because my heads not on straight but all I am trying to say is please forgive me if I've been a monster lately. And PLEASE try to come to my boutique. I'm not trying to guilt you into it, I would just be devestated if no one came after all I have put into it. I will be hanging flyers on doors today and have plenty more if you know of someone who would like to come or would like to be a part of it. Thanks so much for all being such great friends and family and for supporting our family in all we do. We love you all so much!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Here's another picture of some Halloween pieces I finished today. Andie's costume and "1UP" candy bag, Kaleb's "Star" Candy bag and Jeff's Luigi hat. I can't believe how much work this is turning out to be. It all seems so simple but it is taking soooooo long. I know it will be worth it in the end though!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Erin Needs.....

So I saw this on another blog and thought it was funny. Thought I would give it a try and I want everyone else to. Google your name and 'needs' and type the first 10 results.

Erin Needs....

1.***Censored*** Very inappropriate for my G rated blog

2. Erin needs...another miracle.........Who doesn't!?

3. Auntie Erin needs a drink

4. Erin needs...A helmet when drinking......Yes, I do get a little tipsy after two vanilla cokes

5. Erin needs...A servant.... I think this one is my favorite!

6. Erin needs...To wear shirts.....Um, no comment

7. Erin needs...A visit to the library soon

8. Erin needs...Better service

9. Erin needs...A liver transplant...How sad is that? I probably shouldnt make fun of it

10. Erin needs... To go to bed... So true, so goodnight everyone!