I ran my third 5k of the year today. My objective was just to finish as I had a tough time at my last 5k. I finished, but it was tough!

I kept having to give myself pep talks as I went along. I tried to think of every mantra that would keep me going. I didn’t stop, I didn’t quit. I refused to not fight.

With lupus, we do this every day. Whether you feel strong or not, you are strong. Stronger than you know. Stronger than the average healthy human. You’re still here. You’re still fighting.

Lupus sucks. It makes for hard days. But we don’t stop. We keep going. We are going to keep going until they find a cure.

I didn’t stop today. No matter how slow I was, I kept going. I kept telling myself I was STRONG. I FIGHT.

Feel proud, you are a fighter.


5k for a Cure!


If you live in the southwestern Missouri area (or know someone who does) I hope you will join me this Saturday the 14th for Midwest Technical Institute’s 1st Annual P.O.P. for Lupus 5k Walk/Run in Springfield, Missouri.

Feel free to come and walk, or run with me and help raise awareness for lupus!!!

Check out the Facebook page: or sign up directly at I hope I will see you there!!




put on purple


Outside of the tv show House, most people have never even heard of lupus. We need to change that!! -Erin

Lupus is one of the cruelest, most mysterious diseases on earth—an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune
disease that ravages different parts of the body. Research shows lupus is more pervasive and more severe than people think, and has an impact that the public doesn’t realize. You can change that! Help the Lupus Foundation of America raise awareness of lupus and show support for those who suffer from its brutal impact.

On May 20th, Put on Purple™ to show your support for the millions of people affected by lupus. It’s an easy way to raise awareness about this cruel and mysterious disease. Learn more by visiting and submit your photos at!

-From the Lupus Foundation of America

May 10th is Lupus Awareness Day

Head on over to WorldLupusDay.Org and sign the petition to help make lupus a priority for the World Health Organization!


What is lupus

My Boys Are One! +a video

I can hardly believe it! My little boys are 1!

We had their birthday party last weekend…














Cowboy-themed, obviously.  I think everyone had a good time, including the boys, which was extremely important to me.  SO much planning went into that day, but I had fun doing it. 🙂

Their birthday was on Thursday and I made a video highlighting this past year. I cry a little every time I watch it.  I hope you enjoy it!

I never knew I could love two little humans so much. 🙂

This Messy Life.

35 weeks pregnant twins


That was this time last year! (Read about it here)

I can remember barely being able to get my feet in those flip flops because my feet were so swollen. Constant doctor appointments. Trying to keep working. Feeling like I needed a nap constantly. I would get exhausted taking a shower and straightening my hair. It was a big. deal. 🙂 It is amazing how much your life can change in a year, though at least the constant need of a nap hasn’t changed.


My life now:

Boys collage

I normally have messy hair, no makeup, I’m wearing a t-shirt and have a cup of coffee somewhere within reach.

But with these boys around I’m amazed at my life.  Seeing them learn new things. Chaos at bath time. Babies growing into little toddlers able to reach the top of tables.  Singing silly songs.  Pretending to smell stinky feet and always getting a giggle. Hugs. Kisses. Feeling my eyes well up with tears as I get out the next size of jammies.  Watching their faces light up when they see their daddy.

Sure, there’s teething and diaper rashes and lots (and lots) of crying.

I never knew what being a twin mom would be like. But this is the best. THE best messy life ever.

And should this be the last thing I see
I want you to know it’s enough for me
‘Cause all that you are is all that I’ll ever need
I’m so in love, so in love
So in love, so in love

There’s noone luckier.