About Me

This blog is a place for me to record my journey in this life as the wife of a traveling “normal rockstar” and a stay-at-home mother of 2 beautiful babies!  Jeremy and I (people like to call us Jerin) had a little boy named Liam on Dec. 4th, 2008.  When he was born he was diagnosed with Down syndrome, which was a total surprise to us!  So we have begun this journey of parenthood with a new perspective and appreciation for life!  When Liam was just 8 months old we found out we were pregnant again, which was also a surprise. So now we have a little baby girl named Karis who is a true joy and a bit dramatic! 😉 We are learning what it means to put our faith and trust in the Lord first as we pursue each other in our marriage and raise our babies for His glory!!  So thanks for stopping by and getting a glimpse of this crazy life.  I hope you are blessed!

6 responses

  1. Hi Erin! You don’t know me, but your blog is beautiful. I’ve spent a little bit of time reading some of your posts and am amazed! So many things just in your last several posts really touched me. Dressing up as Cinderella… I love that you did that! We had a princess birthday party for my niece a couple of weeks ago and we all dressed up like princesses – I even wore my tiara from my wedding. 🙂 But even more than that… Liam. I knew that you and Jeremy had a son a couple of months ago and I knew his name was Liam, but I had no idea that he had been diagnosed with down syndrome (you can see how bad I am about keeping up with people). Your faith amazes me. You and Jeremy make a beautiful couple (from what I can see in photos).

    Oh, and just so I don’t come off as some random stalker… I became a Downhere fan when I was 15. I heard their song “Protest to Praise” and it changed my life. I emailed the band about it and almost fell over out of my seat when Jeremy actually emailed me back. We emailed back and forth some and he introduced me to the Downhere message board where I found a community of believers who supported me through some of my toughest teenage years. When I went to college I kind of lost touch with everyone and have been really bad with keeping up with what’s going on with the band. Anyway, I’m Facebook friends with Jeremy and saw that he had posted a link to his blog with a note about the wine and chocolate tasting which led to me finding your blog. So yeah, maybe a little stalkerish, but not too random, hopefully. Anyway, now that I’m almost done writing this book (lol), I just want to let you know that I really enjoyed reading through some of your blog posts. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family!

    April 23, 2009 at 11:58 am

  2. Hi Erin!
    Downhere played at my church, Harvestfield Church in Rainbow City, Alabama, in April of 2007. You actually signed my husband & I up to sponsor our first child with World Vision. You were so sweet and helpful! We have added a second sponsored child since then.

    I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your help and let you know we love downhere! I also want to tell you what a precious son you have! I have recently started trying to get more “serious” with my blog, too, and I will definitely add yours to my “list” to read.

    Take care!
    Debra Graybeal
    Rainbow City, AL

    May 3, 2009 at 11:45 pm

  3. hey.

    July 31, 2009 at 8:47 pm

  4. Erin,

    I just wanted to formally introduce myself; my name is Amy Fry, I’m the mom of two ‘young’ adult boys, a Southern Baptist Associate Preacher’s wife, and I live in Choteau, Montana. (population 1800).

    I’m FINALLY catching up with my oh-so-behind favorite blogs and just (and I’m sorry!) read your Sept. 5th blog about the new pregnancy! Am SO incredibly excited for you, Jeremy and Liam. You’re due a few days after my daughter-in-law (who is also named Amy, tho spelled Aimee).
    I have been following you and your gang since you began your blog journey and the Dedication Ceremony brought tears to my eyes. Your pastor was amazing with Liam, and you and Jeremy. When we dedicated our youngest, our pastor was, well, extremely young and new, and not a warm, fuzzy type. But I will say, it “took” as my 19 year-old has ALWAYS totally belonged to Jesus. And it’s great to see now that he’s a young ‘adult’. The Lord is AWESOME!
    I’m guessing they’ve let you guys out of the hospital by now (Sunday night, Oct. 4). Isn’t it AMAZING how MUCH liquid they want you to pour down the kids’ throat!????? Noah had HIS out when he was a senior in high school and I had to keep saying, “drink more, drink more”! And he was 17!
    Look very forward to more of your writings – you’re very good at it by the way – and look forward to more of watching young Master Liam grow! (Loved the haircut pic by the way).
    The Lord is surely blessing you and Jeremy, and I, for one, am very pleased you let the rest of us in on it!
    In His Perfect Love,
    Amy

    October 4, 2009 at 10:52 pm

  5. Sarah

    I have enjoyed reading your blog and looking at the photos. You have a beautiful family and are an inspiration. Congrats on the new baby! I have a set of twins born a month early in Oct 2008 and I can’t imagine going through another pregnancy yet. You are amazing! Bless you and your family.

    March 13, 2010 at 9:36 pm

  6. Hi Erin,
    I recently contacted your husband and sent you all a book – you have a beautiful family! We have 2 precious children, and our 8 year old daughter Chloe has Down syndrome. Chloe has planted more positive seeds in 8 years than most do in a lifetime, and she has taught me the True meaning of life. I started this site to show ABILITIES http://chloesmessage.blogspot.com/ We wish you all of God’s Blessings and Goodness and hope our families can connect one day.
    In Christ,
    Kurt Kondrich and Family

    June 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

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