Erin, party of 4

You know I had to jump in on the "4" game that everyone seems to be playing lately. I love any excuse to have a solid list as a post. Plus, I feel like it's been awhile since I did any type of 'about me' post and there are a few new faces around here, so why not?! Thanks to the 17 various bloggers I'm stealing this from... you know who you are.

4 Jobs I've Had
1. Concession Worker at a local amusement park (aka- cotton candy chef)
2. American Eagle Outfitters
Standardized Test Scorer (craziest temp job I've ever had)
4. NFL Ticket Operations

4 Movies I've Watched More Than Once
1. The Parent Trap (L.Lohan version)
2. Monsters University
3. Elf
4. Firewall (Jared does not get my obsession with this movie)

4 Books I Would Recommend
1. The Help
2. House Rules, Jodi Picoult
3. Anne of Green Gables
4. A Piece of Cake - talk about overcoming obstacles in life!

4 Places I Have Been
1. Mexico
2. DisneyWorld

3. Punta Cana
4. Canada

4 TV Shows I Watch (On Netflix)
1. New Girl <-- This is honestly the only 'current' TV show I ever watch!
2. Flip or Flop
3. The Office
4. Desperate Housewives

4 Things I'm Always Saying
1. "Sure, what's the account number?" My job- all day, every day.
2. "I'm hungry"
3. "I just wanna GO somewhere"
4. "We can do this!" My self-motivating talk

4 Things I'm Looking Forward to This Year (2015)
1. A beach vacation
2. Football season starting
Getting off these crutches ;)
4. Celebrating Jared's 30th

I think this was Jared's 27th bday

Four things about my appearance
1. Brown, never dyed hair (Unless you count those horrible highlights my friend gave me in high school once)

2. 5'4"
3. Baby blue eyes like my dad's
4. Ears that are double-pierced because I just had to have them done.

Four things in my purse
1. My Erin Condren planner

2. A multitude of colored pens and markers
3. Business cards that I never hand out

4. Notebooks. Yes, plural. I carry a big purse.

Four posts of mine you should check out
1. Why I Love Adoption

2. The D-Word (the first post about our debt)
3. An Ode to Football 
4. Why I'm a Weird Blogger
**OK, bonus post: If we Met For Coffee (even though I don't drink it)

Four things I couldn't live without
1. That planner I just told you about ;)
2. Disney movies
3. Mexican food
4. Football


  1. I love these posts - so easy & fun. Although I will say, when I saw you tweet this link, I thought it was going to be a post about you being pregnant with twins ;)

    1. I kinda thought the same thing!!!!!!!

    2. Ditto I thought the same thing, haha. And I did a four post too!

  2. ^^ My brain totally went to the twin thing at first too. I obviously don't need to read blogs this early ;)
    American Eagle was my first job. I love your "We can do this!" self-talk. You have so many things to look forward to this year!

  3. Fun post, lady! I love Anne of Green Gables!!!!!

  4. Love these posts. House Rules, YES! That's one of my favorites by Jodi—so, so good. And I totally couldn't live without my planner or football either :)

  5. My favorite part of this post was seeing the collage of old football related photos! I love it! We need to wear our matching headbands more next season! ;)

  6. Carrying a big purse is just really good prep for a diaper bag down the road ;)
    I can't believe it's Jared's big 3-0 this year! And YAY for a beach trip!!

  7. I love that everyone is doing this post, you learn so much! I thought I was the only one who still had my ears double pierced. I just had to have it done too..way back in like 5th grade or middle school. I just don't have the heart to let the top holes close up. I love the Parent Trap and Elf so much!!! I still need to see the other two movies you listed.

  8. Wow, you've never dyed your hair?! I bet your hair is amazing. If I could go back I would.

  9. I love reading these!

    I like to carry a lot of stuff with me too.

  10. First of all, standardized test scorer simultaneously sounds like the coolest and worst job ever. I'd be interested to hear about that. Second, I felt like you were in my mind with the football and Mexican food stuff. YEP AND YEP. I'm also a New Girl fan. For the first couple seasons, I was all about Schmidt (and thought Nick was my soulmate), but now I think Winston is the funniest. Your thoughts?

  11. Standardized test taker? What? lol! Love reading these posts! And I too love Firewall! Must be because I worked at a bank :)

  12. I love these posts!! As in I'm now going to go to thanks :)

    And I know I was just at the beach (though I guess that was like 3 months ago now) but I want to go bacccck!! This nice weather just makes me want to lay on the beach with a book and a cold drink!

  13. What a fun update! I absolutely LOVED Desparate Housewives!! Those ladies were a trip!!

  14. Standardized test grader - interesting! I think if I were doing that, I'd get fired because of all the tests I've taken for teaching, that I'd make it the answer I'd want it to be, ha!

  15. "Sure what's the account number" can we make that our life mottos or something haha as a teller I say it constantly.

  16. Loving everyone's "four", and standardized test grader I'd love to be a fly on the wall for that one! And YES to New Girl, always uncomfortable and hilarious. Schmidt used to be my fav, but Winston has seriously stepped up to the plate :-D

  17. Here's to being short and having healthy non-dyed hair!! Except that tan in your Punta Cana photo (I'm assuming it was Punta Cana) would never bode well with my red hair and freckles. Jealouss!

  18. seems like everyone thought you were pregnant haha.
    i used to work at a bank and i said 'sure, what's your social?' about 75 billion times a day because aint nobody know their account number (actual quote from someone once)
    i used to be OBSESSED with the parent trap. obSESSed.

  19. Yup, I'm gonna steal this...yup, I stole it:! Ha!

    Mandie ~

  20. I always have multiple notebooks & pens in a variety of colors in my work bag. I love the football pictures. So fun.

  21. I'm totally borrowing this idea for tomorrow's post :) I've never dyed my hair either!! Aw man I'm dying for a beach vacation! Where are you guys going?!

  22. Oh my gosh I want to be a standardized test scorer! And the Parent Trap! My sister and I can still recite most of it. This was so fun to read :)

  23. I totally might have to steal this 4 things idea!!! I CAN NOT believe you were a standardized tester, loved reading this! :]

  24. I always want to just GO somewhere! I'm bad at being a home body. And New Girl and Office all day long - those are two of my faves!

  25. I'm clearly so behind in blogland, I had no idea this "4s" post was going around and thought this was a frwaking pregnancy announcement at first!!! Ah! anyways, yay for virgin hair :) and my ears are double pierced too, because I just had to have then that way :( and I've been trying to get the second hole to close up for over a year to no avail. Live and learn, hah.

  26. HIIIII its been a while since i've been around and i will need to look more into why you're on crutches!? :'(
    i recently just read "A Piece of Cak!" that really is a crazy book and SO eye opening and if you REALLY want to do something, YOU CAN DO IT!

  27. OK, what is Firewall? And also, can we discuss your job as a standardized test scorer?!?!?! LOL! And don't mind me over here being salty that I am nowhere on any of these lists. :)

  28. That last collage is my favorite thing ever. And I LOVE parent trap - it's LiLo's best work. Hope the crutches aren't holding you back :)


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