Friday, August 5, 2011

Baby Reed


I just found this picture of Reed and his sister Jan. 
I fell in love... could you die?
Look at that chubby little darling!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

We were runnAnggg!


Me and my old roommate Morgan went on a fun little "Neon Fun Run" this morning. And we WON!!! 
We had a lot of fun. 

Oh yeah, earlier when I said we won.... I was lying. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sister Brough

I was able to meet up with one of my good friends Mandy Brough who is serving her mission in Honolulu. They were having a Sisters conference in Laie so I got to sneak over and see her. It was so fun to get to talk with her for a little while. She seems like she is doing great. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Good Song.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Meet the Erickson's

Just a random picture because of the lack of blogable news. 
My family circa 1990ish.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Its Offical

We are officially TVA residence. After a very long exhausting day most of our stuff is where it should be. Our place is pretty nice minus the bed. There are more questionable stains on this mattress than one you would find at a Las Vegas Motel 6. I try not to think about it as I don't want to vomit. Two plastic sheets under our regular sheets and bedding and I still don't want to sit on the bed. Anyway enough about the nasty baby-maker! Im very excited to have our own place. Staying at Reeds Mom and Dads was such a huge help. We were able to save enough money to get a car and enough to rent our own place. Well my bellys full of our first of many Ramen Noodle dinners and I think Ill go try my courage at the bed.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Lesuma's Life Update


Reed and I have been so busy the last little while. I am taking the last of 3 summer terms off from school so that I can work full time. I am working at the Counseling Center, and in the Psychology Department. I love both jobs. I feel like its non-stop all day every day, but its good and I am hoping to make enough money to make me and Reed un-homeless. We are going to move in to Temple View tomorrow, YAY! Reed got accepted into the Social Work Masters Program at Hawaii Pacific University. Im very proud of him. He will start school this fall.
Well thats our life condensed. Ill try and be a more regular updater. And by try I mean I probably wont. 

I don't know why I insist on doing jumping pictures. I look like a total creep every time. 

Friday, July 2, 2010



Its a rainy "cold" day in Hawaii.

I am listening to Billie Holiday.
Looking at

Pretending I have a house, and/or money to decorate my imaginary house.

Now all I need is  a hot cup of tea and then...
 its my perfect day. 

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Blonde Brownies


If I had to go the rest of my life only eating one thing it would be these. They will change your life FOREVER!

Apple-bee's Blonde Brownies
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
3 /4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter (10 Tbsp.)
2 cups packed golden brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Flour and butter a 9 x13 x 2 pan.
Sift flour into a bowl. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and baking
soda. Set aside. Melt butter. In mixing bowl, place melted butter
and add sugar, mixing well. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well.
Add flour slowly, blending. Batter will be slightly thick.
Spread in pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips and pecans over all.
Bake for 25 − 30 minutes.

Sunday, June 13, 2010




Love: Me

Friday, June 11, 2010

Good Day!


I had a good day. 

First my PSYC class rocked my world. It was amazing. My head was going a million miles an hour with curiosity. I LOVE my major! It seems like I cant get enough of it lately.

Then after class I went to the beach and read my book, got a much needed tan, swam, and just soaked up the peacefulness.

The only thing that could have made my day better was is my sisters were on the beach with me! (ohhh cuteee!) 

No but seriously...


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Shortie Envy


Growing up I had a bad case of shortie envy. My brother Rob was just older than me and he had the most prime collection of shorties.He had a few different kinds, but he had mostly He-Man shorties. He was so smart, and would wear them backwards so any time he wanted he could just look down and see the picture that is usually on the bum side. My brother the rockstar, pushing the limits. 

So as for me and my shorties, they were nothing to look at. The majority of my shorties were plain ol' white. I had a few days of the week, but never all the days. Im not sure how that even happens, but I never had a whole set of days of the week panties. And unlike Robs switch-a-roo trick to get the bum picture to the front where it could be looked at, when I tried that all I got was Monday on my backside, my regular whites on the front, and quite honestly some really awkward bunching. 

If you could go back and look up Dry Creek Canyon to the Erickson home back in 1989 you would undoubtedly see two little Ericksons running around in nothing but their shorties. Me wearing my wednesday panties on a friday, and my brother "The Master of the Universe" with his He-Man and Cringer shorties on backwards.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Everyone needs to go to my Wonderful Sister Carolyn's photography blog and enter to win a free photo session!! She is an amazing photographer, and I'm not just saying that because shes my sister. She really is!!! go enter now!!! {CarolynBeth Photography} Photo Session Giveaway

How can you not like Doogie Howser???

Reed doesn't  like Doogie Howser and wont let me watch it... so i'm making him do my homework. I'm gonna wait till he goes to sleep and watch it without him!
I secretly wish I dated Doogie. 

Monday, June 7, 2010

My kind of night

Im eating cake for dinner in my bed. I don't know which is worse. That I'm eating cake for dinner... or that I'm eating cake in my bed.


ok. so in my attempt to make my self blog more regularly i am going to start something im going to call secrets. these are going to be secrets about me that no one, or not a lot of people, know about me. so here goes with tonights.

*{secret} sometimes when im by myself driving my car around corners, usually at a fairly good speed, i pretend im a race-car driver. im quite convinced that i missed my calling when i didn't take up all those offers i had coming from nascar. ~sigh...

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thought of the day.

“A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances”
 (James Allen)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Randomday!


So I get home from another long day at school and work and I have a package. I opened it and it was from my 2 amazing sisters. The card inside said “Happy Birthday Randomday” it was full of fun things.
3 of my favorite smell goods.
Face stuff.
Much needed Biologe Conditioner.
Hair ties.
And a Wyoming shirt.
Of course I started to cry!! I have the most amazing sisters in the whole world. They send me gifts for no reason at all other than to let me know that they love, miss, and are thinking about me. It’s the little things like this that make life worth living. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love and appreciate my wonderful sisters. They are strong, independent, beautiful, amazing women. They have taught me so much and I look up to them more than they even know. 
I LOVE YOU SISTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010



Do you have people in your life that inspire you? Inspire you by their simple acts of kindness? Their gift to capture human feelings either in photos, art, song or words? Their ability to love eternally and selflessly? Anything that people do that you wish you could do as well as them, and seeing them do it makes you believe anything is possible. I think that inspiration is an amazing thing. It is one of the driving forces in my life. I love to be inspired. By God, by nature, and by the people around me. And I try to be an inspiration to anyone who comes into my life. I love having deep conversations with my “people” . The kind of conversations that I leave not only knowing more about myself, and the questions in my heart, but leave with a million different questions that I had not even thought about. This entry is to those people in my life that inspire me. (You know who you are).

(Photo By Carolyn Beth)

May you all not only be surrounded with those people who inspire you, but may you strive to be the kind of person that inspires others.

Monday, March 1, 2010