Team Erickson

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4 years of togetherness September 2, 2010

Filed under: Big J,Family,Potpourri — teamerickson @ 11:50 am

Today is our 4 year anniversary.

4 years.

Of love.

Of kisses.

Of dinner for 2.

Of laughing till we cry.

Of having a shoulder to lean on.

That seems like a long time, but I know in the scheme of things we’re still practically newlyweds.

And we’re still having fun!


Other summer updates August 12, 2010

Filed under: Big J,Potpourri — teamerickson @ 3:28 pm

I thought I’d share a couple more pictures of fun times from this summer. 

J played rec softball on Sunday afternoons with a group of guys from church.  I finally took a couple of photos at his final game. 

J, Shervon, and Phil.


J playing catcher.


J about to smash the heck out of the ball.


And now for some photos of what we did for J’s birthday!  

Eating delicous Seitan Wings at the WaterCourse. I think I ate more than J. I was hungry. Plus these are just so good!


For an entree, I had the Dona Lee sandwich (herb-encrusted seitan in a pita with avocado, tomato, lettuce and ranch) and J had the Reuben sandwich, made with a portabella mushroom.  Yum!  

Our free vegan cupcake for dessert! This picture does not do justice to the size of this monster. It was huge! And tasty!


J, looking oh so handsome. Or maybe scowly cause he doesn't want me taking his picture. Whatevs.


After dinner at the WaterCourse we went to the movies and saw Inception.  It was a great story, and very entertaining.  But it was also really tiring to watch!  So many visual effects!  

Ok, that’s it.  Now you are officially caught up to speed with our summer doings, minus working on the basement just about every free second we get.  Will post pics of that when we finish!


Happy birthday J!! August 4, 2010

Filed under: Big J,Family — teamerickson @ 8:55 am

So yesterday was Jo’s birthday, but today is J’s birthday!

Happy birthday to the love of my life.  My big strong hunk of a man!

Two of a kind!

We’ve been together for quite a while now, and every year we grow closer. 

We pick each other up and hold each other together.  You keep me sane when it feels like my world is falling apart.

We make each other laugh till our bellies ache.  Sometimes you even make me laugh till I cry, and then you feel bad.  🙂 

Sweets, I’m so lucky to have you in my life.

I love you!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!


Ok, one more entry on movement, just because it has to be said… June 16, 2010

Filed under: Big J,Pregnancy — teamerickson @ 9:31 am

Something SOOO exciting happened last night!

J felt the baby move for the first time! 

I was lounging on the couch after dinner and we were watching the NBA Finals game and baby was moving and kicking and stretching.

I asked J if he wanted to try to feel the baby move.  He scooted over to me and I put his hand on my belly.  He had to hold it there for about a minute, then baby gave a good little kick or punch and J looked at me all wide-eyed and said, “Wow, was that the baby?”

It was so cute!  Daddy feeling his baby move for the first time.

Then he scrunched up his nose and said the inevitable J comment, “That’s weird,” and scooted back to his couch pillow in the middle of the living room floor.

I asked him if he wanted to feel it again and he said, “Nope.”


Now all that to say, mom, you will definitely be able to feel baby move the next time we see you!


Feeling Lucky April 7, 2010

Filed under: Big J — teamerickson @ 12:30 pm

Today I’m feeling lucky.

No, not the kind of lucky where I have the sudden urge to run out and spend my hard earned cash on a Lotto ticket that leads to nowhere. Today’s lucky feeling stems straight from the love of my life.

My husband, J, has been my sanity lately. I thank God that I have him around, especially during this time of my life.

He’s been doing the dishes like crazy.

He picks up his clothes and the living room before heading for bed.

He doesn’t complain about what I make for dinner. (Skillet Ziti again!)

He doesn’t even complain if I don’t make anything for dinner.

He makes his own lunch, which is something I’ve done for him since we’ve been married.

He encourages me to do my physical therapy exercises for my knee injury, especially when I’m too tired.

He gets the dog out of my face and plays with him so I can rest.

He makes store runs for my forgotten items after work when he’d rather be home.

He hugs me in the morning and gives me a kiss every night.

And best of all, he ignores it when I TOTALLY FREAK OUT let my pregnancy hormones get the best of me, and sometimes even makes a good joke that gets us both laughing.

I feel so lucky to have J in my life. God has blessed me with a wonderful guy.