Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Have I ever told you that I love Umbrella's. Seriously. I love Umbrella's. When I was younger I called them rainbrella's. I found a some beautiful paintings that have umbrella's in them and I wanted to share them with you.

I just discoverd this artist: Beata Sasik. She is an artists from Chicago and is truely amazing! I am in love with all of the bright and vibrant colors that she uses in her art. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

It's Caitlin's Birthday!

Caitlin is turning old this year!  I can't believe it. I mean, just look at this picture of when she was my little sister.  Now, she just doesn't seem so little anymore.  But do you see the mischievousness in her eyes and in her actions?  Don't worry...it is still there.

Can I interest you in how AWESOME this girl is?

#1: She is the nicest person I have ever met, and likely, who you have ever met.  Seriously...she is just so kind, loving, generous, and tender hearted.  She is the sweetest thing since Girl Scout cookies.  (...and I am a HUGE fan of Girl Scout cookies, but an even BIGGER fan of Caitlin!)

#2: She is amazingly creative.  First of all, she just has an eye for design.  When she picks up a paintbrush, art flows naturally out of it.  When she starts sewing, creative genius leaks out.  When she picks up a musical instrument, beautiful music fills the air.  She is a woman of many talents.

#3: She is SO much fun to be around.  We always seem to laugh when we are together.  It usually results in tears due to the enormous amounts of laughter.

#4: She has an incredible testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  She lives it.  You can see it in how she acts and in the things she does.  She is an amazing daughter of God.

#5: She is one of my best friends.  She is someone with whom I can talk openly.  We laugh together, cry together, and have a TON of fun together.  I love any opportunity I get to hang out with my "little" sister.  

Here's to you, Caitlin!! Happy birthday and may this year be even better than ever!  

Love, Erin

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I Care about this ALOT.

What is an alot you may ask? An alot is an imaginary creature that someone from hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com made up to help them deal with their compulsive need to correct other people's grammar. It kind of looks like a cross between a bear, a yak, and a pug.

For example, if you read the sentence "I care about this alot," this is what you should imagine:
Here are some of my other favorites:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Caitlin's Dream as a Child

The news of a moon base is beginning to make Caitlin's childhood dream a reality!  She is so very excited.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dedicated to a Ridiculous Promise

{Please excuse any sarcasm that may be in this next blog post}

Did you hear about the moon base that Newt Gingrich wants us to have? If you have not please watch the video:

I am {totally} voting for him. Purely based on his idea for a moon base.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

New Goals

Sometimes, it is time to make new goals.

It happens anytime life starts falling into a routine.

But usually, my goals tend to explode into wild dreams.  I just can't seem to tame them.

Such as:

My goal to travel.  New York, Paris, Tokyo...anywhere.  Get me out on the road! Or on a plane to somewhere new.  Ryan and I hope to go to Paris or Tokyo in a year or so.  Fingers crossed.  It would be amazing.  

My goal to graduate college.  Oh wow.  This one feels so far away.  With a full time job, it is hard to work a schedule in for school.  I hate it.  I checked classes for next semester.  Looks rather impossible.  I may have to work something else out.

My goal to one day (not in the nearest future, mind you), to be a mother.  Oh man, thanks to Primary, I have discovered that I have low patience.  Perhaps I need to start learning patience now.  Also, the thought to be a mother scares me.  I am not ready now. but it is a dream and a desire of mine.  Just not quite yet...But I should start learning motherly qualities in preparation for that day.

Caitlin's and my goal to update the blog more so.  We have been slacking.  And it is sad.

A goal to go through my wardrobe and create new clothes and outfits from the depths of my closet.  Who says one has to keep buying new things to keep things fresh? Besides, I am poor.  I have enough clothes that I never wear.  Wear 'em or lose 'em, I say.  Well, I try to tell myself.

Be more adventurous.  Stop being afraid to spread your wings and try new things.  There is always, always, ALWAYS room for growth in this area.

My goal to one day write a children's book.  That has been a goal of mine that I have had for years, but have since put on the back burner.  It is time to whip it back up and start writing again.  It has been so long, and I used to enjoy it so much.  

Actually...speaking of writing, I think I'm going to get off of this right now and begin writing again.  I need to.  What? I am writing, you say?  You're right.  But I'm still leaving you. 

Goodbye for now.