Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas pictures and more

I just posted a TON of new pictures from Christmas on the kids' blog. Make sure you scroll down because I posted a bunch. There are several posts. The last post from today was "Goth baby." Enjoy!

And I apologize for my lack of blogging. You can blame it on Scrabulous, aka Scrabble-crack!!! I've been playing like a mad woman on there, and I can't seem to tear myself away from it. Thanks Jess, Zoot & several others for helping me feed this addiction. Thanks Jess for letting me beat you and Zoot for keeping me humble.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The shaking can now stop

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!! We were able to spend time with my inlaws for Christmas. They live about 4 hours away, but with 3 small kids, it's closer to 5 to 5 ½ hours. The live in the country and are without wireless internet, so poor Muggle was internetless for 5 whole days!!!! Thank goodness for my Christmas gift, Roller Coaster Tycoon, I was at least able to feed my computer addiction.

Now we are home. The wi-fi is on. The world is good. Whew! That was close!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Pray for Coy

I just found out that a good friend of my sister's had their baby 17 weeks early on November 29th. If you could, please remember this family in your prayers. You can read about his fight for life at Pray For Coy.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

9 down...eternity to go!

Today, my sweet husband and I celebrate our 9th anniversary. He is the most amazing man! He puts up with me....could I ask for more? Hehehe! He is my best friend. He is the best husband and the best father. He is an incredibly hard worker. He is fun and funny. He is smart. He is a righteous man. He is just the BEST!!!! I love you with all of my heart and soul, honey!!!! Happy anniversary!

Monday, December 17, 2007

If you want a lot of hits....

Post a picture of Santa.....or 10.

(Don't miss the blog below. It's new.)

And I finally wrote on my "Feeding My Soul" blog too.

And there is a new slide show of the kids on their blog/

Fairy for hire

Growing up, we had a pretty clean house. My mom was very diligent at keeping everything neat and in order. We accused her being a neat-freak, but she wasn't OCD or anything about it. We had to do our chores every week. She taught us how to clean everything properly. But I think she skipped the whole daily picking up lesson. Either that or my teenage brain forgot to record it. I would rather deep clean that just surface clean any day. I'm terrible about just picking up as I go.

Now that I am grown up (I'm still in denial about this particular issue), my house just isn't as clean. I keep wishing that somehow the house will just be clean. That magically I will wake up and it will all be picked up. No such luck. Did someone forget to hire me a magical cleaning fairy? I thought they just showed up. Well, I need one desperately! So if you know any fairies (I'll even take elves at this point) that are looking for employment, send them my way. I don't pay well, and there is a lot of work to be done, so I'm hoping a job well done will be reward enough. Let me know if you know anyone.

Friday, December 14, 2007


My mom and step-dad came down last weekend for a couple days.  It was so nice to see them!  Mom hadn't been down for over a year.  They were in town for my nephew's baptism.  The first stop (Mom's favorite) was Guadalajara.  Mom LOVES this restaurant, namely their cheese enchiladas.  The girls were so excited to see Nana!

We were also able to spend some time with 2 of my stepsisters. It was a bunch of fun! Look at all our kids!
The kids had a blast trying to pick up one another. I'm just thankful none of them got hurt!Baby G still wasn't completely sure about the Nana.  He warmed up though. 
One last mexican food dinner.  This place had the BEST beef fajitas I have ever tasted.  And I don't even like beef fajitas!  I can't wait to go back and eat there again.
It was a fast and furious trip, but a fun one.  It was great to spend time with my step-family.  They are awesome people with super-cute kids!!!  And mommy, I miss you already!  

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sorting and Sniffles

The people of kingwoodundergroud (aka KU) are AMAZING!!!!! I have been collecting for this family (see my previous post) and they have overwhelmed me with donations. Their generosity is unending. With this situation especially, I have seen God's hand over and over again. Whenever a need comes up, I hear, "I've had such and such laying around for a few months, and I didn't know what to do with it."

And it is EXACTLY what this family needs. I spent 3 hours in the car today driving around picking up donations for this family. We got a small refrigerator for them, a bassinet for the baby, brand new toys, clothes, shoes, etc. I had more friends come over today to sort and box up the donations. That was another 2 hour task. I am blown away by the generous things that people are doing for this family. People are going out and buying brand new stuff for them. Children are giving what would be their Christmas presents to this family.

I am totally overwhelmed by the size that this project has turned into. What a blessing for this family...and for me. I have been moved to tears several times a day as I see angels come and bless this family. I am so grateful that I get to be a small part of it.

I have been fighting allergies like crazy today. I feel as if my head is trying to blow up through my sinuses. It's a lovely feeling. Oh well! Nothing a little pill can't fix. LOL!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Speedy Virus

I had about an 8 hour virus yesterday afternoon. Me and a couple friends spent the morning sorting through a TON of donations for a needy family, I went in to eat some lunch and it hit me. You know when you get that hot/cold fever rush? That and the nausea. Ugh!!! Luckily, the girls were home from school and took care of me and the baby until my husband could get home. I'm just glad it was a quick moving bug.

I feel like I have a thousand things going on right now. I think my head might explode!!!! I've been organizing relief effort for a mom and 6 kids that were fleeing from an abusive relationship when they were involved in a car accident, where the car burned down with all that they had in it. Our community has come through, once again. The response is amazing and humbling. My garage is full of clothing and toy donations for this family. We spent several hours sorting all the generous donations. We've been trying to find them a place to stay. This whole ordeal makes me so grateful for my wonderful husband and family.

***UPDATE*** Someone went down to the motel they are staying at and paid for the next few nights as well as the room next to them, so they will have plenty of room. There really are angels among us!!!!

And might I add how WRONG it is that it is the middle of DECEMBER and my A/C is running!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Yep, I'm a follower

Since EVERYONE has been doing the elf thingy, I have resisted and refused to do one. But the hubby saw me watching a friend's elfmorphosis and said, "You're going to do one for us, right?"

So baby, here you go. I'll even give you two:

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Christmas Letter

I have my Christmas letter ready to go and it's creative!!! I know...hard to believe! LOL!!! So if you would like an email or a mailed version of it, please send me your info! You can send it to

mugglemom78 (at) cebridge (dot) net

Or you can also just leave your email in the comments and I'll get in touch with you.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

I almost blew it!!!

We were driving around yesterday (I think it was yesterday) when the girls started talking about Christmas. I'm not sure exactly what they were talking about...something about Jesus and Santa. Something that they said, who knows what, needed to be corrected. Well, what do I say?

"Well, Jesus was a real person. Santa is not a real person."


Did those words really just come out of my mouth?

Thank goodness for loud children. K says, "Mom, what did you just say about Santa?"

"I said that Santa is just a regular person."

"A real person that lives at the North Pole," she said.

Whew! That was a close one!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Yoga and Santa

I went to my first yoga class today with my friend. As a rule, I don't exercise. I've never needed to for weight control. Thanks to my mom, I got nice, skinny, petite genes. But I am out of shape, I'm constantly tired and I need to get my butt in gear...literally!!! So I have adopted my friend, Lara, to by my exercise slave-driver. I have no self-motivation. I need to be forced to do things. It was an hour long class and I loved it!!! It was relaxing and quite a workout. It was my kind of exercise....stretching and bending and such. And now I am sore, but it's all good.

I've been organizing a Secret Santa project here for a local family. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have had. We are getting everything ready to deliver later in the week, and I can't wait! The people in the community have been so generous and giving. Just tonight, someone anonymously left a bunch of new toys for the kids in the family on my front porch. Wow!!! The community has really pulled together to give this family a Christmas to remember. It touches my heart so much!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Split personalities

In my blogging world, I have 3 different persona's you might say. I have just me. That is this blog. Then I have the mommy-me which is on the kids' blog, and then I have the spiritual-me which is on my "Feeding My Soul" blog. Why do I find it easier to separate them out like that? I have no clue, but it works for me. Maybe I really do have split personalities???

But I guess it fits with how I am. I am very adaptable. I can pretty much fit into any situation and show the side of my personality that fits in that environment. Not that I'm being fake or facetious by any means. But we all know I'm crazy anyways, so what does it really matter!

And if I don't have enough internet addictions, I just created a Facebook page. I know I have a problem! :P