Sunday, November 24, 2013


After loving how my skin felt, and the fact that my facial scars were diminishing, I decided to become a Nerium Brand Partner after less than two months of using Nerium.  I joined in July, and 4 1/2 months later I have earned an iPad, a Lexus car, and now make more than I did working full-time with a college degree.  

I love how God brought Nerium into our lives this summer and fall, just at the right time!  It has been a huge blessing to our family and to our entire team, so I thought it was worth a blog post.  

Today, 4 1/2 months later, I am an Executive Director, and I love that I can be home with Grey and contribute to our family's finances!  Double bonus!!

20 Months and a snowy weekend!

Our little miss turned 20 months on Friday, the day that our first winter blizzard arrived.  We quickly learned that cold weather and snow are not on Grey's favorite things list.  Yay for something she gets from ME! :) 

We bundled up bright and early this morning and drove (don't knock it…it was -2 degrees out with windchill) the 1/4 mile to our neighborhood park, with real camera in tow.  We had Grey all dressed up and even curled her hair.  I just knew we would capture precious snowy day photos of her running and playing in the beautiful white wonderland.  
We should have been clued-in to how it would go when she screamed bloody murder to just put her big jacket on.  And forget gloves or a hood.  By the time the wet cold stuff touched her boots she lost it.  I mean.  LOST IT.  
So we drove back home and decided to slowly introduce the snow to her.  We let her stare out the doors and windows for a few hours, and attempted to get her to touch it (which she would never do willingly).  Finally I donned a hat and she wanted to do the same.  Daddy decided we could try to build a snowman in our front yard.  She still didn't want anything to do with the snow, and begged to be let into daddy's pick-up to watch Daddy work, but at least we got her exposed.  Maybe next year?

Cold weather IS for the birds, honey.  I agree.

YAY for daddy's "warm" truck!

She knew she was tricked into the hat thing as soon as we stepped outside. ;)

Sweet girl was okay as long as we wouldn't make her step in the snow.

A couple weekends ago we had a friend photographer take a couple photos for us to use for a Christmas card.  We have been having such a crazy fall/winter, I think we may just do a New Year's card this year.  Grey was not in a photo taking mood, so photos were a bit tough that morning.  Kendra was quite a rockstar for even getting a couple out of our mini-shoot.  

Erwin Family, Fall 2013

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.  
Colossians 2:6-7

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Halloween 2013... a wee bit late ;)

I knew I wouldn't be able to post these until November...and I didn't surprise myself at that. ;)

I would certainly not miss out on posting the cutest wittle Bop Kitty I have ever laid my eyes on though, even if I am late!

Getting her costume on required pulling teeth, new gray hairs popping from my head, lots of bribery chocolate and tears from more than just the toddler...but once she had it on and realized she was a KITTY, she  We let her paint our faces with quite a few "whiskers", which she thought was the best part of the day!  She meowed and meowed in the cutest squeaky voice and LOVED being "Bop Kitty"!  Such a fun parenting moment for us to see her enjoy the evening as much as she did.

About to go trick-or-treating in our wagon!

We got back all sugared up and she was peek-a-boo kitty around the house.  

Kisses for Da!

Oh how I love our Boppy Bunny and Bop Kitty Princess. ;)

This past weekend we had our friends Brittney and Jessica in for our annual Tech game together.  Tough outcome, but such a GREAT weekend with friends regardless. 

November started out wonderful!  Grey is loving school, we are enjoying the last bit of the year that isn't super chilly, Christmas decor is going up, Chet's job is such a blessing and he's so happy to be in a better company, and I love my job! (I earned my Lexus with Nerium last month, and business is going great!)  

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.  Psalm 37:5-6