Welcome to Erin Putnam's blog!

My husband, Todd, and I have been married for 5 years. We have a 2 perfect children named Presley and Nate...and Lucy the chihuahua is still around, as well. We live in Memphis on Mud Island and really enjoy it! We have a great group of friends and you'll almost always find us together cooking out in someone's yard or at Movie and a Pizza...leaving the island is a rarity! I hope you enjoy my blog, as I try to keep everyone updated on our lives.

About Me

I like the pool, the beach, and any water - warm weather combo. I like shopping for Presley and Nate...way more fun than shopping for myself. I like cooking when I don't have to, running when the weather is perfect, the day the maid comes and my house is clean (even if for a little while), grocery shopping, minivans, pregnant women (just not me), a bubble bath and a sudoku puzzle, baby pictures of my husband, my hair the day after it was washed, reality TV, Oprah, when Todd takes the trash out without me asking, half-baked ice cream (I could seriously eat the stuff every day!), watching my babies sleep, talking about memories of my mom and grandmom, someone else choosing the restaurant, when the car beside me has spinners, strawberries and melted milk chocolate, and funny songs on your ring tone. I don't like feeling I need to exercise, folding itsy bitsy clothes, computer problems, hot leather seats, bugs, sun glasses that are too tight on your head, alarms, annoying girl drama, paying for daycare when it's closed, long fingernails, hugging people I barely know, people who use the word 'love' too liberally, and tacky children's clothes. All and all, I think I'm pretty normal.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

what age group do i fall in?

So, it's that time of year...shopping for that something special for the ones you love...AND answering all those questions about what YOU want for Christmas.  My husband wants to know what I want for my "big" gift.  After weeks of thinking, I have come up with 2 options.  
 1.  a Wii               2.  a sewing machine
After sharing these with my dear husband, he then laughed...hard.  I do realize that these are pretty much total opposite gifts, but I think I'd enjoy both of them.  I'm leaning towards the sewing machine, though.  It's crazy that almost all of my friends don't have a clue how to sew, but almost all of our moms do.  Am I the only one that thinks that's odd.  Assuming that Presley will have the short leg to long body ratio like Todd and I, there is no reason why I shouldn't be able to hem a pair of pants.  Todd and I alone would save a bunch...that's 10-15 bucks a pair?!?  Even more...I may actually figure out something cute and crafty to do with it.   So, feel free to share your thoughts...


The Hensons said...

true...being able to make your child's clothes would be nice, but so would being able to challenge your husband/friends to a crazy round of guitar hero! tough choice

Meg said...

I'm gonna go ahead and vote Wii...mostly because I'll never be a sewing mama but I do love a nice game of indoor tennis :)

Lance and DK said...

go for the sewing machine. do you remember the desk bags y'all had in the first grade that held all your school supplies? mrs. mary dana sent the directions home for all the moms to make one. i can not tell you how many of those things i made for other kids besides laura. i even made some of laura's dresses that she refused to wear when she was little. not because i made them, but because she was not going to be caught dead in a dress!!! love keeping up with y'all. mrs. dk