ten on tuesday.

1. Today is our first offical day of summer vacation. We’re spending it getting over the family-wide stomach bug we were gifted by Dayton. That town really needs to work on it’s souvenir offerings. I’d be much happier with a flattened penny.

2. Tomorrow is Sarah’s first ever ballet recital. She’s simultaneously ecstatic at the thought of wearing makeup on stage and terrified at the thought of wearing makeup on stage.

3. If you’re a Jennifer McGuire fan you might like to see this.

4. If you are a photographer of young children you might love these Lens Pets as much as I do. I will be stuffing my virtual shopping cart full of them ASAP. (Thank you Meg for pointing me in that direction!)

5. Your Trader Joe’s shopping list suggestions were AMAZING. Guess who never made it to Trader Joe’s? See number 1.

6. I have a (very small and unnecessary – no worries) MRI scheduled for this afternoon. I’d like to submit the following statement to the female incarnation of Jeff Foxworthy: “When you’re looking forward to 45 minutes of peace in an MRI machine…you might be a mother.”

7.  The CS5 upgrade is currently sitting on my desk waiting to be installed. I’m nervous. As much as I love change, computer change freaks me out.

8. The Dayton Daily News did a fabulous story on Ally Barnett and her family’s fight back against Leukemia. It’s worth a read. They found some pretty shnazzy pictures to use too. =)

9. Because I have no shame and I love you I’m willing to bare my soul and allow you a sneak peek into my life before (much needed) self-awareness set in. Check out my sister’s blog here.

10. This one’s a biggie: Last week I received an email from a blog reader whose family is in an unthinkable situation. BOTH of her sons are currently battling Adrenoleukodystrophy for which there is a 15% chance of survival. Last Friday I was scheduled to photograph her with one of her sons who is awaiting a bone marrow transplant this Thursday. Then, see #1. I couldn’t be on the transplant floor with any chance of spreading illness to her already compromised family. I was devastated. I vowed to find another photographer to replace me and within 24 hours the community came through. Through the powers of Twitter and Facebook (yay for social media!) I found FOUR photographers willing to help. Christine of Krysia Photography will be heading to the hospital this evening. Thank you, thank you, thank you Christine. Would you please join me in praying for all of them?

JennyJune 1, 2010 - 1:30 pm

I’m so glad you found a photographer, I was thinking about you all weekend! I will pray for her family.

adminJune 1, 2010 - 1:37 pm

Jenny, YOU are the one that gave me the first good lead. THANK YOU!!!

MirandaJune 1, 2010 - 1:39 pm

Wow, so flattered to be linked here!! 🙂 I’m working on adding a bunch of Lens Pets to my shop soon that will be available for immediate shipping. But until then anyone can check out with one of the ‘custom’ ones I have listed and I’ll make the Lens Pet of your choice and in most cases ship the next day. 🙂 Thanks so much for mentioning me! 🙂 (and thanks to Meg for passing word along)

P.C.June 1, 2010 - 2:35 pm

Hope you guys feel better soon!

AmyJune 1, 2010 - 3:03 pm

Wow–what a 10! So much goodness and sadness and silliness and lots of prayers heading your way.

Oh, and I just opened the box to my new computer and am sitting in awe, excitement, and fear. I wish the magic fairy would just land tonight and transfer everything and get it all up and running for me. So, I totally feel your CS5 pain!

Becky T.June 1, 2010 - 3:56 pm

I have started looking forward to your 10 on Tues. posts. (may have to “steal” the idea if I ever blog again) Very nice to share your sister’s blog about you two thru the years. I can see your kids in those pictures! Glad you are over the stomach thing…. ewwwwwww. Happy 30th! This will be a good decade!!! 🙂

AnonymousJune 1, 2010 - 4:30 pm

1. The picture of you in the red overalls is a dead ringer for Sarah.
2. I also have CS5 sitting on my desk but is patiently awaiting my new macbook and 27 inch imac to be installed upon. I’m a bit scared but everyone says once you go mac you never go back!
3. I♥Jennifer McGuire and we must have been on the same board over at 2 peas back then, in my “still had time to scrapbook” days. I was a lurker though and didn’t post very much!
4. I look forward to my teeth cleanings twice a year for the hour and a half kid free time!
5. We really should be best friends!

KristinJune 1, 2010 - 4:31 pm

that was me!

jessicaJune 1, 2010 - 4:39 pm

first…i love those little camera cuties!!! erin, you could so make that….
get you a scrunchie, and some needle and thread and get to work…
i think i’ll have to make one and do a tutorial over on my blog!
second, love your sister’s words and pics! i, too, had a baha. not sure if that’s how you spell it or not, but it may still be in the closet. i loved that thing! happy birthday! i was walking through the house today thinking i can’t believe i’ve been alive for 30 years. it seems so old, yet, here i am!!! happy tuesday!!!

staciJune 1, 2010 - 6:04 pm

Holy Cow!!! B-ro looks exactly like you when you were little!!!

nickiJune 1, 2010 - 6:35 pm

Ok, those pics your sister posted…wow! The third one down and the suspender one, Ephraim looks exactly like you! I also see so much of Sarah in your sister!!!! That is crazy. 🙂
Do you have any of that yummy cake left???

JoeyJune 1, 2010 - 6:36 pm

Oh my goodness, that poor family. I will most certainly be praying hard for them. Wow, both sons, so unfortunate! Isn’t this related to the same reare genetic disorder that Grace Ragon has? I thought she had a type of leukodystrophy, but maybe I am mistaken. If it is related to what Grace has, and it is such a rare, genetic disrder, it is strange to think that there are 3 within an hour of one another. So so sad!!!!

Janelle AndersonJune 1, 2010 - 7:50 pm

It’s true, there’s definitely some Cobb kids in those old school Erin photos! Love the lens pets! Why can’t I think of cool things like that?!?! So sorry about this years “take home” gift from Dayton. I do need to thank Sarah for not sharing it with Lucas & Axel even after spending an entire day sharing all sorts of other things…popsicles, water bottles, god-only-knows-what else, etc. Quadruple sorry you could not do the photos. I know that meant a lot to you but I’m super happy Krysia came through. Just awesome!!

KariJune 2, 2010 - 3:59 am

Holy Ephriam with long hair! Those first two pics on your sisters blog are spot on! Adorable!

ShawnaJune 2, 2010 - 5:57 am

Great ToT post! Your baby photos are a dead ringer of Ephraim!

PaulaJune 2, 2010 - 6:21 am

Checked out your sister’s blog. Loved the pics!!! You two remind me of my two girls. One blonde, one dark 🙂 Hope you had a great 30th b-day, youngin!

KarenJune 2, 2010 - 6:26 am

Love the pics of you and your sister. And I agree, payback is a %*(). So sorry that Dayton chose you for the stomach bug. Glad you are feeling better, finally. Enjoy your quiet time during the MRI(and I hope all is well). It really is sad that we look forward to those types of things for peace and solitude.

Stacey TJune 2, 2010 - 6:40 am

Christine is an amazing photographer! I’m sure she will do wonders for that family. Hope you’re feeling better!

KellyJune 2, 2010 - 8:11 am

Thank you for the lens pet link! It has been on my “to-do” list to make for at least 2 years. Yeah we could make them, but who has the time? $10 is a small price to pay 🙂

KelliJune 2, 2010 - 8:55 am

My heart goes out to the family of the two sick kids! I hope the transplant goes well.

The Lens Pets are a great idea!

PennyJune 3, 2010 - 9:25 am

#4. Bought.
#6. I wish you all the best on the first part.
#6. I totally cracked up at the second part.
#7. I’m still in denial.
#10. My heart goes out to this family. And I will pray for them right now.

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