Saturday, November 19, 2011

Presto... its an egg--o-muffin!

Pinterest has so many cool things that I've never even thought of doing. I'm on my Thanksgiving break and I have a list of things that maybe I could try out.. So today I did... Let's just say I'm preparing myself for when there are crazy amount of kids coming over and spending the night.. I'll be ready for the morning.. not so much the night yet...

Remember this wasn't my idea.. I just stole borrowed the idea from someone on Pinterest.. so I dont get any of the creative, easy cleaning, easy baking, fast quick idea, credit.

Spray or butter it down..
I did have scrambled (that wasn't on pinterest.. just wanted to try it out.) and half "regular".

Preheat oven at 350.  Placed it in... Scrambled eggs cooked quicker.  Like about 12 mins.  While the other ones took about 20mins.

 And while it cooked we did stuff around the house, made some bacon, prepared coffee, chased kids down, changed diapers, washed hands, picked up random things on the floor...

And here is the finished scrammbled egg muffin.. All I need is a muffin to put it in.. and yummy.

 Since we didn't have muffins we just wrapped our bacon around it.. :)


Friday, November 18, 2011

How I will answer her question...

It has happened... My baby girl has admitted to me that since last year she has not believed in you know who... I was in shock.. I know, I shouldn't be.. But I was.  She questioned me if she was right.. and  I guess I should have expected it since she is a 6th grader.  I guess I just don't want her to grow up.. I want her to forever be little.  But then I saw this letter, then I saw this site.. a mama wrote a letter to her daughter too, that had asked the same question.. but I'm sure in a whole different way.. and I felt better.

I'll need to change it a bit.. but perfect for my baby girl...

and this is how it went...

"Dear Lucy,

Thank you for your letter. You asked a very good question: “Are you Santa?”

I know you’ve wanted the answer to this question for a long time, and I’ve had to give it careful thought to know just what to say.

The answer is no. I am not Santa. There is no one Santa.

I am the person who fills your stockings with presents, though. I also choose and wrap the presents under the tree, the same way my mom did for me, and the same way her mom did for her. (And yes, Daddy helps, too.)

I imagine you will someday do this for your children, and I know you will love seeing them run down the stairs on Christmas morning. You will love seeing them sit under the tree, their small faces lit with Christmas lights.

This won’t make you Santa, though.

Santa is bigger than any person, and his work has gone on longer than any of us have lived. What he does is simple, but it is powerful. He teaches children how to have belief in something they can’t see or touch.

It’s a big job, and it’s an important one. Throughout your life, you will need this capacity to believe: in yourself, in your friends, in your talents and in your family. You’ll also need to believe in things you can’t measure or even hold in your hand. Here, I am talking about love, that great power that will light your life from the inside out, even during its darkest, coldest moments.

Santa is a teacher, and I have been his student, and now you know the secret of how he gets down all those chimneys on Christmas Eve: he has help from all the people whose hearts he’s filled with joy.

With full hearts, people like Daddy and me take our turns helping Santa do a job that would otherwise be impossible.

So, no. I am not Santa. Santa is love and magic and hope and happiness. I’m on his team, and now you are, too.

I love you and I always will.


Sunday, November 6, 2011

$money Saver...

Who knew you could get 168 diapers.... and a toy to go along with it.. and just for about a little over 30 something... Oh yeah money saver deal here. No new toys in this house.. Infact I'm hoping Christmas lists look something like..
1. a diaper box
2. a shoe box
3. wipies box..
This year I'm ahead of myself and totally getting the OG's a x-mas gift... CHECK got that off the list!

And now just a small peek of Halloween pics... Every time I load the pics.. I get mad at myself for missing some pics of the kids.. like ones with Ama and her wings.. others with all of the kids who were with us... I guess I better keep my camera on all the time and keep snapping away.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I honor you...

Today like any day we honor you... we honor those that have passed, family, friends, and all. I remember you all the time..but these past few days we celebrate and remember .. What you have given us, taught us and more... To my family, and friends that have passed... We love you...

Here is my mother's beautiful Altar she puts together every year. She adds the photos of those that have passed. My grandfather Papa Marcos, my great- grand parents on both sides, My Grandma Guadalupe, My grandpa Roberto, my uncle Oscar and Aunt Lourdes and Javier's Father Papa Jose and so many others.. Today we dedicate this day to you.. Thank you for giving us the gift of life. Somehow, someway, you all were apart of it. My life, My family.. MY LOVE!