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, January 28, 2009

snow day

It snowed a whole 3/4 inch here in Memphis, so of course, the city shut down.  Well, maybe not the city, but the schools.  Unfortunately, Memphis city schools decided not to announce the closing until I was walking out the door, fully dressed, child in tow.  But, at least we were up and dressed and got to go play in it before it melts, which it will do as soon as the sun comes up, I'm sure.  For some reason, the munchkin had to have her glasses on?!?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Presley and her heels

The child loves her heels, what can I say?  She must know that they elongate the Putnam-Bell-not-so-long-legs.  The funny thing is, every time she puts them on (which is pretty much nightly), she says they are "B-B's shoes."  I guess I typically look frumpy and Breland is dressed up?!?  This is also the child that told me I had a "big booty" last week.  Good thing I'm not too sensitive!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Our Christmas Surprise

You read right...number 2 is due Aug 2...but, I'm hoping for a week earlier like Presley ;)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Christmas '08

Oh my...having 5 whole days off in a row felt like 1.5, but it was all worth it.  We had a great holiday, without too much running around.  I got off work on Tuesday, and came home to Clete, Ashley, Thomas, Lily, Emma Grace, PopPop, MeMaw, Todd and Presley...who had spent the day in Arkansas visiting Peggy's fam.  So, Todd prepared us a yummy steak dinner, opened gifts, and stayed up way later than my usual bedtime.  Todd, Presley, and I got up bright and early to head to Inverness to visit my dad, then on to Cleveland for lunch and gifts with my mom's side of the fam.  Then, back home that evening for our first Christmas night at home in quite sometime.  Presley let us sleep in a bit, I'm sure she was just beat from the 2 previous days of traveling.  She came down to all of her new gifts and was really excited.  She didn't really "get" Christmas, but she loves toys, so it was fine with her.  Hope you enjoy the pics, and I hope everyone had a happy holiday!