Arizona-been to Phoenix, and Scottsdale. I was 12. It was really hot. I remember liking the shopping mall there?


California- Disneyland! San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco.. LOVE California. I would live here if I could afford it. Perchance I will live there someday. Weather=Love. June Gloom=Love. Beach=Love. Love love love.

Colorado- Denver, Colorodo Springs. Manitou Springs, Colorado. Oh, the Silver Saddle Motel. Hilarious and ghetto. I loved it!



Florida- Lived Here! In Weston-Near Ft. Lauderdale. Love me some Disney World, too! Aagh, I want to go back. To the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, that is!

Georgia- Been to this airport a few times.. Flying over it is really pretty! I know I've driven through it, too. But that was more than 15 years ago... I don't remember much!

Hawaii- I want to go. Sadly, it's not at the top of my list.. And I won't be extremely disappointed if I never make it to Hawaii.... Sorry!

Idaho- Been here, to many a dance competition. Idaho Falls, Rexburg.. Fun stuff. Not my cup of tea.

Illinois- Been to the Chicago airport. Been to Nauvoo.. I LOVED Nauvoo. I would go back if I could!


Iowa- I was born in Des Moines!





Maryland- OH my I love Baltimore. And Washington DC--Even though that's the District of Columbia... It's part of Maryland right? Meh. I love it there. LOVE love love. I love all the character in the houses. You can just feel all the history here, too. oh, and not to mention amazing shopping!

Massachussetts- The only time I've been to Boston I was only there walking around for abotu 4 hours. I would LOVE to go back and actually spend some time there. It would be amazing! And I'd love to visit Salem. Do some sort of witch tour? Might be interesting. I've always been fascinated with the witches of Salem. Who isn't?!




Missouri- Jackson County. Someplace I never thought I would go. It was incredible. SO green and beautiful! Adam Ondi Ahman, anyone? Gorgeous.


Nebraska- Alliance Nebraska. Home of my great-grandparents. Also home of the BEST bismark donuts in the entire world (too bad they don't have that bakery anymore... MAN they were sent from heaven). ALSO can't forget Carhenge! Dear Nebraska, you are an interesting cute little podunk place.

Nevada-Reno, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas! I would never ever live here, but it's a fun place to visit every once in awhile!

New Hampshire

New Jersey- Went to Jersey on my way to NYC for my first time. All I remember is seeing the NYC skyline from Jersey... And that I've been there. Hmm.

New Mexico- We almost moved to Albequerque. I would never want to live there. Too desert-y

New York- Honestly, I never had a desire to visit the Big Apple. But once I went, I fell in love. I seriously LOVED every bit of it! SO much fun. I want to go back again!! I also loved Palmyra, what a cute little town. And all the history! Mmm. Love it. Love.

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio- Kirtland. Again, History. And so green! Pretty.


Oregon- Used to live near Portland in Sherwood! Very green. Very pretty. I don't remember much about Oregon.. But the pictures are gorgeous!

Pennsylvania- Harrisburg, Hershey World, Philidelphia. Who knew I was such a history buff until I visited back east? And who knew that Utah really is a desert? Hah! I never knew the meaning of green til I saw all the trees and rolling hills and RAIN back east! I would LOVE living back there. Man!

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee- Nashville, Franklin. Don't know much about it other than I've got me some relatives who live over there!

Texas-Never been. I would love to go, though!

Utah- My home. I love it here. With all my heart.

Vermont-I would live here if I could. It's SO pretty. I love Sharon, VT. Podunk. But so cute. Such a spiritual place, too.

Virginia-Arlington, and Falls Church. Such cute places. I love the houses. So much character! Aaah I want to go back . LOVE


West Virginia


Wyoming- I've been here LOTS. And I would NEVER live there, even though it can be fun. And very pretty. Some of my family is up there. In cute sweet little Pinedale, Wyoming. Ha. How fun.

Strawberry Days

Saturday, June 19, 2010

love the guy in the background... hahah

The rodeo is slightly boring sometimes.

But the company is always wonderful

And the strawberries and cream are always delightful.

ps. The boy in the last picture is my very good friend. He's also single. Ha. Anyone interested? ;) He would KILL me if he knew I did this. Sooo Don't tell him!

Just when you thought we had enough...

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The brother and I went to see Toy Story 3 tonight.


But that is not what this post is dedicated to.

No, no.

This post is dedicated to the many MANY new talking-animal movies.

You know the ones.

Are people raving about this or what? Are people writing to hollywood begging for more talking-animal shows? Really? Are these flicks seriously doing well in theaters?! I just do not understand this mysterious "craze".

Here are just a few of the latest movies...
What will Hollywood think of next?! Singing dancing crime-fighting spying teenage-mutant aardvarks?
Who knows. But I await the trailers to those movies with great anticipation.

this week

Saturday, June 19, 2010

has been really, really hard.

I KNOW it was the right thing to do--break up with the person I was falling in love with-- or maybe I was in love? Who knows? What is love, anyway?

Following the Spirit is a must. Even if you know what's best for you, Heavenly Father knows what's even better for you. I'm just trying really hard to forget about that kid and to move forward with faith that Heavenly Father's got someone AMAZING in store for me.

Things that have helped me through this week:
Countless prayers on my behalf. Thank you, Thank you!
TONS of friends checking up on me and dropping everything to keep me distracted.
Lots of friendly advice.

Things that make me think:
Word must travel real fast that I'm single--I've been asked out by a few different guys for this week and have people telling me they want to set me up with so-and-so that they know from such-and-such... Strange. I'm not saying it's a bad thing... it just... is interesting.

I'm not really looking forward to dating again.

And is it so bad to hope that the boy is not doing okay? I am a miserable wreck! I can't think about him.


Distract me!


I know... "time heals all wounds".. blah blah..

Well dear Time, can you PLEAASE speed things up? I do not like having a hole in my heart.

Love, Erin

owner of a broken heart

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


You guys, life is strange.

One day you're in love and thinking things are going great,

The next morning you wake up knowing you've got to move on

It stinks.

I do not like breaking the hearts of people I love.

But even though the situation really really sucks, I feel extremely peaceful. Which tells me... Hey. You did the right thing.

Now. How to move forward? How to adjust to life again?

Suggestions, prayers, love, and hugs are very welcome.

Food for thought:

Sometimes I wish I were a little kid again, skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts. ~Author Unknown

What to get Dad for Fathers Day?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Came across this beauty.

The PillowTie. (I can sense a new snuggie-type trend coming on)

Because sleeping through church is better than not going at all!

Dear My Life,

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Where are you leading me?

Where am I going?

Who am I?

You are really confusing me right now. Why?



Prayers are welcome.

Love, Erin.

I hate to tell you this, but..

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Why am I only now realizing that boys and girls think completely different?

I mean, I always knew that... But seriously, why only now is it clicking?

For instance.

When I have friends over, I'm analyzing everyone. Their body language, how they're interacting with my other guests, making sure everyone is comfortable, if they've got anything to eat/drink or want anything... I just care. A lot. Sometimes I care too much.. (I'm told that sometimes. Ugh. Sorry I care, okay?)

My brother has friends over right now..

He is reading off by himself in a corner.

His friends are playing PS3.

My brother could care less what his friends are doing, and they could care less that he's reading and not entertaining them. They are perfectly content, and they all know that they're still friends and things aren't changed between them.

If one of my friends was off reading in a corner while I was at their house, I would think they hate me and it would really hurt my feelings!

I just don't get it.

For another instance.

Sometimes I share my feelings. It is a rare occurance. Very rare.

But when it happens, the few days after I am analyzing even more than usual. And when I don't see those I share my feelings with for the few days after said feeling-sharing I kind of have a panic attack. Deep down I know everything is fine. Everything is good. Very good. But my girl mind steps in and over-analyzes and cares too much.

Can't I just think like a boy does for once?! Please bless I'll stop caring soo much and just relax.

Everything is fine. Nothing has changed. You have peace in your heart, so stop stressing!

Breathe, Erin. Breathe!
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