Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas magic

I was dreading this Christmas without having the baby brother there to make it magical by dragging me out of bed in the morning with the baffling enthusiasm of a soccer mom at a scrapbook expo. But it actually turned out alright. We got to talk to the boy for three hours, then eat obscene amounts of food and sleep like infants, whenever and wherever we wanted. Then of course there was the after Christmas shopping, the movies and getting told off a few times a day from Miss Sassy Pants, who grows cuter every Christmas. All good stuff…..

Could you ask for more? 

Well I did. 

I also wanted to get all A's in my classes this semester and it wasn't looking like it until this popped up this morning from the class to which I was bracing for a B.

 By the skin of my teeth. Huzzah.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Better than a Christmas card from the Erickson sibs.....

....much better than the children Von Trapp.

I would have killed to have done this in real life. Not that Trevor could ever soft shoe on a copier, or on solid ground for that matter.... or that Jarad would ever even attempt a shuffle step-ball change. But this is almost as good as what coulda' been....compliments of my SIL Jess.

Friday, November 15, 2013


As always, I've been dragging my feet but.....goodbye lovely summer. I miss you already. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

How to deal

I think I have figured out how I am going to survive this semester with my brilliant doubling up on classes plan....

Stare at this, my new mantra every day.....

...And listen to this song on my way to class. Every week. 

I think that might do it.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Family Pool Fun

Flying too close to the sun.

A gleeful Carl....

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Goodbye old friend

We met in April 2004.

The first time I saw Abigale she took my breath away and I have loved her ever since….

But after, 9 years of laughs, tears, make outs, tickets and nearly 200,000 miles, it was time to say goodbye. I wasn’t planning on it so soon, and I wasn’t ready to say goodbye quite yet, but with that kind of love, is one ever really ready?

 I will miss her. And think of her often. But…..

Meet Vivian.

She has a some big shoes to fill.

So far so good.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Tanya sent this to me and for the most part it totally rings true.......

But there are two exceptions: Hannah Fraser and Sara Blakely. I don't just admire them, I want to be them and I am super jealous and envious of them.

Hannah is a mermaid.

She can free dive 50 feet on a single breath of air, has a bangin body, swims with whales and dolphins on the regular and looks breathtakingly gorgeous doing it - way prettier than how I look 30 ft down in my SCUBA shorts and speedo, strapped with a BCD and regulator. Ugh. Dammit Hannah, your rock.

And then there is this billionaire hussy.

I applaud her entrepreneurial spirit and drive, as well as her creativity in "inventing" Spanx. But I WAS WEARING TIGHT BODY SHAPING BIKER SHORTS UNDER DRESSES SINCE I WAS 12. Why didn't I have Joan sew something up and run to the patent office 20 years ago??? Why? I admire you Sara, but it should have been me.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Farewell holiday season

It's funny how the winter snow and cold is charming and welcomed until January 2. Then it turns into a veritable hell that can barely be endured for another two months with bad air, flu, colds and ice. At least we have the holidays to lull us into it during the beginning of winter ..... but it's time to say goodbye.

Goodbye holidays. It was fun while it lasted.