Monday, November 30, 2009

Officially a Soccer Mom!

Check out the newest soccer player in the family... our very own Socatot!

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

I am thankful to be a VERY important person

I realized this morning as I was paged to come into work at 3:40 am, that I am a VERY important person.

Now, I must admit it is nice since I work from home that I don't have much a commute but these are the things that I realized in the wee hours of the morning:

1) I am not a talk show host, but I get probably more applause than Oprah every day.
2) I am not a psychologist, but I can calm great fears with a simple hug.

3) I am not a doctor but I can stop pain of a head injury, fall, or cut with some simple first aid of TLC and if the situation calls for some serious medication, I know that sometimes a treat is in order.

4) I am not the President, but I can make a law immediately when required.

5) I am not a warrior, but I am pretty sure that if the situation called for it Icould defeat dragons or monsters without a problem.

6) I am not a comedian but, I can get my audience to laugh with simple jokes that most people probably wouldn't get.

7) I am not a great chef, but I can get a toddler to eat and eat well (which can be a great challenge for even the most seasoned of cooks!)

8) I am not a professional singer, but I can move a person to dance, calm down, and play games when I sing some simple songs.

9) I am not a professional teacher, but I have a full time student who learns new things 24 hours a day.

10) I am not a movie star, but I can't even go to the bathroom with a fan in tow.

11) I am not a great director, but I produce several movies a month.

12) I am not a great photographer, but I make sure to keep a camera close by so I am always ready for a photo shoot.

13) I am not a great athlete, but I run around all day long.

14) I am not a great bowler, but get an applause every time I roll the ball down the lane.

15) I am not a great inventor, but I created a whole person on the first try and she turned out to be a just wonderful.

16) I am not a hospital worker, but rain or shine sick or healthy I am essential personnel (even when I sleep)

I am trusted completely, loved unconditionally, inspired constantly, and needed always. What greater thing is there to be grateful for on this day of Thanksgiving than the gift of a child. Indeed, I am a VERY important person, because I am a Mommy.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Drew's 29th Birthday

A little late in coming but since it hasn't been a whole month yet, it is still on time, right.  Brides have an entire year to send cards!  A month for a birthday is pretty reasonable. And with 5 days to spare!

This year for Drew's birthday I was inspired by a friend of mine who got her father 60 presents for his 60th birthday!  I thought this is a great idea!  Then I started gathering gifts.  Nothing expensive mind  you as we keep a limited budget for gifts.  By about gift # 10 I was starting to regret the decision but it ended up turning out all right.  There were a few pretty lame gifts like windshield washing fluid and nails.  But I was able to come up with a few good gifts as well.

The biggest hits were a calling card I made for Drew that he has wanted for a long time.  Thanks to our friend Pearla who designed the Team Mudgett Logo, I was able to put it on a "business card" (I cut them out of card stock) and they read "Another problem solved by Drew Mudgett."   Strange as it is and as it sounds he has wanted calling cards like these for a long time.  He has only had one given back to him.  That is the problem with computer problems you don't always know when they are fixed sometimes they still end up broken, so he was able to give it back to said person later in the day.TEAMmudgettwtitleBIG (Small)

The other gift that was a pretty good hit was the Drew Mudgett's guide to everyday.  The new Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy came out right before his birthday (a big present).  So I thought, how hard can it be to write my own hitchhikers guide to the galaxy for him.  Its not Shakespeare but its kind of fun.

His really big gift, which we bought in March was tickets to see the NFL game played in London this year.  His father got a ticket from us for his birthday as well.  His parents and our little crew headed down to London for the weekend.  Drew and his father really enjoyed the game even though they were not fans of either team, they enjoyed having the opportunity to watch an American football game!

We were able to go and see the play "Wicked" with the theatre ticket voucher Drew's parents gave us last year for Christmas.  They were also kind enough to take Anna with them during the play, it was pretty exciting to have a theatre date!  What an AWESOME play it was!  I had heard it was good, but I LOVED it.

Now, while I am not a huge fan of big cities  (with the exception of hanging out on the mall in DC, and of course Paris!) I told Drew if we can go to play we would love it make it a tradition!

Next year though, I may just stick to the ticket being his only present.  Probably not, because it is just too fun find and making gifts.  I know, maybe one gift per decade would do.  Yeah, three seems much more manageable!  One down, two to go...