Thursday, October 23, 2008

Still Here...

So. Those cookies really have got to go! It's not even an accurate picture of them. And I still haven't received them in the mail. Hmmm?

I have SO SO SO much going on right now, so what do I do??? Stop to pause and BLOG!!!

This is going to be a pictureless post (horror of horrors) which means it probably won't get any comments OR readers! Ha. I am guilty of that! I am a believer of "a picture is worth a thousand words." But I do have a lot to blog about, so hopefully next week I'll get back into the swing of things. (no promises, though).

Right now, here's what's going on in my little corner of the world:

1. Getting ready to speak at a Ladies SPA day in CT tomorrow (for Melanie Harper's church ladies).
2. Pack for our stay with Amber & Brian while in CT.
3. In the midst of that, also planning for Jack's 2nd Birthday party, which will be on Monday.
4. Eagerly checking off empty boxes on our (yes, that's right, OUR) home TO-DO list.
5. Enjoying the fall weather, though sad that the peak is past & that snow, yes, S*N*O*W* was falling yesterday. (not ready for that yet).
6. Excited that this past Sunday at church we swelled the pews with almost 70 people!
7. Enjoyed pulling out my penny whistle the other day.
8. Have been doing lots of character training with the boys. Thanks to my ingenious & creative husband.
9. I am enjoying my amber diamond shaped ring Ginger sent from Poland (via kristen golson).
10. So thankful for SKYPE and that Drew & I alike can feel more connected with our friends, the Steinbarts.
11. Our little bonfire pit in the backyard...and smores. LOVE smores.
12. Enjoying spending some extra time (and late nights...the poor boys) with or "new" friends, the Baburins. Lots of good food, singing to the guitar, strewn toys, good coffee, crackling fire, hot smores and lots of laughs.
13. NOT LIKING the tooth in the back of my mouth that chipped and is looking at a possible root canal. :(
14. Oh. School. Yeah, that too. It's actually been on hold this week. Hm. Let's say "hurray" for flexibility of home school!?!?
15. Wondering if I can completely change my living room color scheme without spending a dime.
16. The Beginning of Celebrations around here. Most of our birthdays fall in the *fall*---bring on the cake & ice cream. (oh, wait, I'm holding off on that due to the tooth. snap.)
17. Burning my "Harvest" yankee candle down to the last drop.
18. Holding onto the truth that no matter what happens in this election, God is still in control.
19. Still enjoying rocking my "baby" at night.
20. Wondering how every preggy-mommy I know is having a GIRL!!

HOPE this finds you enjoying the change of season (if only slightly), rejoicing in whatever comes your way, and sending you a bright smile to cheer & warm your heart.

Ta-Ta for now.


Matt & Nicki said...

So, I'm wondering, when you get the chance, if you wouldn't mind expounding on the ingenuity of your husband in the character training department. Would love to hear any thoughts or insights on that one.

Katie Barker said...

Ah Erin - I read and enjoyed your post. I felt quite a lag in my own blogging and you may just have inspired me with your lovely list. Hope you enjoy your weekend travels. Thanks for all the positive praises and thankfulness!

Shyla said...

i know what you mean about blogging without pics. So, i jut wanted you to know that i read EVERY WORD! :)

ps - i am preggers - so does that mean i am having a girl?? pretty please??!! with a cherry on top? :)

Abby Sokul Turner said...

I can't believe Jack is going to be 2!!! That's crazy! And it's true - every preggo mommy that I know is having a girl. Must be the time of year. I too have been inspired to do a blog like this - I haven't posted in over a week (*gasp*)!!

Andrew & Kelly Hughes said...

I don't know how you're keeping everything straight...sounds so crazy!! I guess lists are the way!! {and I am having a BOY!!!}

Debbie Griffin said...

I read it all even without pics...and want to let you know I rocked my 9 year old baby for a while a couple days back! He crawled into my lap with a blanket and snuggled in for a little while. Most of the time the snuggles have been replaced with sweet chats while I sit on the end of his bed...but the snuggle was a sweet suprise!

skB said...

Well I rather enjoyed your pictureless post!! :) I fell very caught up on your life, friend--so thank you! :) I would love to come join you for some snow and smores. . .the California girl in me wants to see some REAL snow! :)

Erin Neiner said...

OK---I officially TAG you all!! :) Just let me know if you blog your I don't miss it! :)

Kelly---congrats on being the ONLY boy pregnancy I know of right now! (boys are great!!!) SHYLA---sending those *sugar&spice* vibes your way...not from myself, of course. I seem to be in the same boat as you (though, NO, I am NOT pregnant!) :)

Debb-9 YEAR OLD!!! WHOAH! I still have a pic floating around here of me holding Daniel in the hospital. Thanks for the *hope* :)

Sarah---smores + snow here ANYTIME!!!! ESPECIALLY if you are going to be heading west!! :(

Tricia said...

I was going to ask if that last one was some sort of an announcement for a little Neiner girl...but then I read the comments. =) I enjoyed your non-picture post and would love to hear what you guys are up to in the "character training" department as well.

Leah (Parrish) Millan said...

Hey Girl! I hope everything went well for your SPA day =)

Maybe I'm a nerd, but I'm into pictureless posts... expecially if they are written by interesting friendos!

Love ya!

Janelle said...

I love your posts - pictures or not! You just have a way with words! Although some recent pictures of the boys might be nice, once things settle down a bit!

I too am one who is quite curious at what these "creative character development lessons" could possibly be! Do tell!

Hope your weekend went well and hope the BD party is wonderful! They seem to be almost bitter-sweet to me! Oh how they grow so quickly!

Conleys said...

I too enjoyed the update and was thinking along the lines of this an announcement? :) You would pick a creative way to do it when that time comes. Stephen and I are still hoping to find a time to come visit you's been so long since we've last seen you!

Kristen Golson said...

Hey - glad you got the ring. I loved it - and was going to get it for me if Ginger hadn't decided on it for you! BUT, I found another that I like even better - a bit larger and oval in shape! Enjoy popping over to your blog every now and then!