Monday, December 22, 2008

Prayers Please!

Well, the snow is mostly gone here in Corvallis (though more was falling this morning), yet we just talked to friends in the Portland area who have 19 inches on the ground!

So why does this matter to Mugger and Bug? Well, Nonnie and Gramps' flight from Orange County this morning got rerouted -- instead of landing in Portland, they just landed in Yakima, Washington. Given that the major highways around Portland are closed, we're hoping they can get a flight up to Seattle and then down to Eugene.

Please keep their travels in your prayers!

update: After sitting in Yakima on the tarmac for the rest of the morning, they were finally able to land in Portland. With all the snow on the roads, it was almost 7 before they got here tonight, but they're here, safe and sound. You never saw 2 kiddos run so fast out a front door as they did when the car pulled up!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday morning: Snow Day #3!

Well, Mugger had no school Monday or Tuesday due to the snow in the last post, but here's what greeted us this morning!And here's my first attempt at posting a video:

And no, I won't post pictures out our front and back door every time it snows, but for a California girl who never saw it fall from the sky until she went away to college in Nebraska, it's still pretty cool!

PS-- For all of you who read M&B by e-mail or in a reader, I think you'll actually have to visit the live site if you want to see the snow fall in all the pictures...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Snow Day!

Look what we woke up to this morning!Yes, Greg was very happy to see his Jeep this way-- now it just needs a heater...And I thought this palm tree covered in snow was a fitting image for our family of California transplants...Before lunch, we headed out to play in the snow...
And Jewelpup loved it too!
Look at those pink cheeks!
And they say we're in for more this week-- who knows, Nonnie and Gramps, it may be here when you arrive on Monday!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...

So we took advantage of living in the Pacific Northwest by stopping at a tree farm last week to select our own Christmas tree. Here's the "before" shot next to Mugger and Bug's "perfect" tree. (Thank goodness I talked Bug out of the Charlie Brown tree!)
And here's the "after" shot:
They decorated it themselves (with help from Papa.) I think they did a fantastic job, don't you?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Anybody home?

Wow, it's not often I write a post (or 3) for Mugger and Bug and don't hear from any of their family or friends. Everybody OK out there?

For those of you who get Mugger and Bug in a reader, just wanted to let you know that I've added a new button to the sidebar. This is the Kiddos' personal blog, so I've never done this before, but I'll leave it up as long as necessary. It's a link to the "Save Handmade" page, in case you're curious. If you missed the earlier post, thanks to the CPSIA (see the Save Handmade page), my fledgling Etsy shop will be closed come February 10. I've even been featured here at Endangered Whimsy, a blog to showcase all the products that will disappear thanks to this legislation. I had a pretty decent local Christmas bazaar season (in spite of the economy), so it'd be a shame to shut down just as I'm getting started...

Leave a comment and let us know how you're doing!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fall Portraits, Part 2

For those of you who subscribe to Mugger and Bug by e-mail or in a reader, click on through if you want to see the slide show of all of their fall portraits if the collage in the previous post isn't enough Mugger and Bug for you.

Yeah, there are more pix, and yeah, the slide show in the left sidebar is tiny. But if you click on it, it will take you to my Picasa web album page and then you can see all 28 shots in their regular-size glory. Enjoy!

Mugger and Bug's Fall Portraits...

Help Save Ladybug Limited...

I'm guessing that most of Mugger and Bug's family and friends don't know that their Mama has been selling hair accessories for over a year now. I even opened my Etsy shop last week.

However, that may soon be coming to a close. Hop on over to this post at my Ladybug Limited hair accessories blog to see what's up...

Once I'm done with my little grass roots campaign, I'll be back to post some new photos of the Kiddos!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Only 25 Days till Christmas!

In case you wanted them and missed this post, here are Mugger and Bug's wishlists for Christmas-- just click on their names for the Amazon link...

Yes, many of Bug's items are off of Etsy-- we're going for more handmade holidays in our house, hence Bug's gift of a flannel board for her birthday. If you need a little sampling of why Etsy is so awesome, check out some of the links in this post from Rocks in My Dryer!

If you're new to Etsy, you'll have to sign up for a user name, but you can check out with Paypal without a Paypal account by just clicking to pay by credit card. One of these days I'll get my Ladybug Limited hair accessories in my empty store there!