Thursday, July 10, 2008


I think that everybody needs to feel like they are loved, so I am doing this tag.

Here are the rules.
1. As a comment on my blog, leave a memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember! If we're only blogging friends, write about a post that is most memorable. If you don't have a blog and don't know how to sign in, please comment as anonymous.

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll be sure to write one about you... either on your blog, in my comment box, or I will email you back!

3. If the memory happens to involve my husband, please include him!

4. If you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all ☺

Can't wait to hear ♫♪ Memories.. of the way we were...♪♫


Sam said...

Cool, first to post!! I have lots of memories of you, mainly admiring how talented and amazing you are in the crafty world and the kiddo world. Way more patience than I could ever have which is why I admire these qualities so much in you. The specific one that jumps out at me was a Super Saturday where we were making little mini-Christ/Christmas books. You had purchased these little blank books at the dollar store and had the words printed up and ready to go. But the thing that amazed me is that you had a HUGE stack of 3x3 scrapbook paper already cut out for us, maybe 300 sheets? Your answer when we said "Wow" was - "No big deal, did not take me much time at all". You allowed all of the sisters to have a neat project completed (which many would not have been able to do) and were so patient with everyone. I was blown away by how incredibly talented you were (and still are). Love yah!! Sam

Hope said...

My memories of you are from so long ago (we're getting old!) that they are a little fuzzy, but here's one...

I remember watching TV in the basement of your house on Robinwood Lane. Your whole family was down there and whatever show that was one was a scary one. I recall something from the show like some people walking into a house and finding an old lady hanging in an attic. Or something like that. I just remember that I was terrified but didn't want to look wimpy so I sat there and watched anyway. I think I also remember animals at your house. Like maybe chickens? Did you guys have chickens????

janet said...

I had so much fun with this.. thanks for your memories on my blog!

Sam STOLE what I was going to say about being the queen of crafty. So that is the first thing that comes to mind... the Super Saturday was awesome! You can whip anything together and make it look great! I remember coming to visit teach you and hearing about how you quickly painted a frame from a garage sale and I couldn't believe it.. and it's no big deal to you. I also always remember Brinley running around in her underwear in the middle of winter and asking for hot cocoa (or whatever she called it..)

I have a lot of memories of MATT taking care of Brinley at church. I know you were busy in the primary and he would bring her to our combined Sunday school class. He was always SO sweet to her. You can tell he is a great daddy!

And since we've been blogging together I have been amazed by you and your openness. YOU are a great writer and draw people in with your entries. Thanks for sharing your struggles and your blessing with rest of us!

arah said...

Are you sure my parents were there? I don't think they would have let us watch something like that if they were. What naughty children the Erickson's were.
since you no longer have a blog...I remember you ate ketchup on EVERYTHING! You also had a really cute dog, a weiner dog, I believe. We played in the basement of your house where you had a playroom. You played the piano and I remember walking by your house and hearing you practice and Alison too. You and Alison were always together. I always thought you were so cute. I think it was your smile.
Janet-Brinley still runs around the house in her underwear and asks for hot cocoa...she has an addiction that I am trying to break.

Anonymous said...

You are so amazing and beautiful. I remember always feeling so excited when you would give a lesson at enrichment nights. I kept thinking, "Oh this is going to be good." And you always did a great job sharing your creativity and resourcefulness. I also remember the fun playgroups we had together. Kaitlyn says Brinley is her best friend. They need to get together more often.
I think Brinley is the sweetest. Like you she is very nurturing and sensitive to the needs and concerns of others.

Matt you are an awesome Dad and husband. You have been a rock for your family during some tough times and I admire the strength and courage that you emulate to so many.

Thanks for being so open with your life. Your trials and triumphs have truly strengthen my testimony of the gospel. My life is richly blessed to know you.


kim said...

I think that most of my memories are of conversations best left unwritten. The laughing till we cry, the love and support. It's hard to pinpoint just one memory. You are someone that I can turn to and dicuss anything with and I appreciate that. Love you!!

Kaisa Bailey said...

Ok...this is from 1991. Back in the days of hanging out all summer at grandma and grandpa's picking cherries. I ADMIRED you older girl cousins SO much and for some reason you guys wrote me a poem in one of the giant Ram vans. (it was you, Missy, Julie and Stephanie. I treasured it so much that I've had it in my journal ever since...
Kaisa, Kaisa
what a gal
you're very nice
& you're our pal
Your sneeze so cute
with your dimples
because your face
has no pimples
you're very nice to everybody
& that's why we like you
as our buddy.

Such a good memory of you guys...

and I definitely cannot leave out the girl's night (girl cousins slumber party) at your parents when I ran out the back door and split my ankle open and your parents had to take me to get stitches. I came back to the house and all of the candy everyone had was taped to the front door with a sign for me.
So thanks for the memories Arah! I love you!

Karen said...

I have a lot of good memories of you...Good Times in Seattle...Good Times at GNO...Long phone calls...Long talks when we really only had a few min...LAte nights at Walmart after GNO...Im glad you were there for me when I lost Sierra...Im glad I could be there for you when you lost Olivia...Yours is a friendship i truly cherish...
luv ya Arah

nicks88turbo said...

WOW, If only I could say just one.... All my memories with you do include my favorite uncle Matt as well. I think I will say some general memories though. From living in your basement, to late nights talking with you and Matt when you would stay with us here in UT. And everything in between. I just want to thank you and Matt for being a major part in my life and I thank you for that. I have a blog now and you can look on megans for the address. Love you guys. Nick

DeAnne said...

most of my memories with you are from my "better" singles days. I remember buck-eye beans, cinamon rolls, your parents' house catching on fire, matt c, brent d, you having the best ability to laugh, wearing your wedding dress in a all my memories, I don't have one that I can't find you smiling in.

Mary Child said...

I can't believe I missed this on your blog! It must be b/c I was gone for the 4th and got a little behind on blogging!!!

Okay Arah, I have too many memories to pick just one. When I first met you, and found out you were from Sacramento, I had an instant connection with you because you knew my home stomping grounds!

And then, hanging at Huckleberry's with you & Julie, and watching you scrapbook for the FIRST TIME EVER, and it looked like a professional page! That was the first inkling I ever caught of your amazing artistic abilities, and you have CONTINUED to blow me away ever since!

I also fondly remember the Seattle trip full of fun and girl talk and shopping and eating out and not enough sleep (and Yes, let's definitely plan another girl's week-end)... A little crying- wait that was Lori!!!

Arah, I just think the world of you, and feel so lucky that I crossed paths with you and was lucky enough to get to know you. You're such a great example to everyone you meet; you're a great listener, with a fun sense of humor, and you know how to be a true friend... we're all so lucky to have memories of you!!!

Julie Carr said...

One day you were just there as a friend. Going through a rough time and it was bring back memories of Sierra. We talked alot, and got to know each other. You and my sister are awesome. Love you lots.

Becky said...

So many things I could say! Of course our time in Spokane- the many get togethers and amazing times we had together as young moms. I remember being really touched when I was moving to Iowa and you gave me a framed picture of all of us from a get together. That was so precious to me and I was so grateful for it when I was bummed about moving away! I can hardly believe that was over 4 years ago. Also- most recently, it has been so fun to be in touch by blogging. I have wept, prayed and laughed along with you, even though we haven't talked for a long time in person. Thank you for your example!

dippyrooroo said...

I was a little shy to leave a memory, but this was the first one that came to my mind. The way I remember it, is that you had just had Brinley and I ran into you at WalMart. I was a pretty new mom myself, or maybe I was still pregnant? Anyway, I remember thinking how much better we could relate to each other now that we were both moms. It was so nice to reconnect with you that day.

Hope said...

I do still have a blog, but I started getting weird stuff so I had to go private. I was really bummed about that because I knew not everyone would be able to see it anymore since I didn't have everyone's email addresses in order to send them an invitation to view it. Send me you and Julie's emails and I'll "invite" you (I sound so exclusive!)