Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cactus covered marshmellow....

We watched the movie called Second Chances one night. It was a great movie for the family, by the way. And I learned a great term for JB from that movie. It had me laughing so hard. Maybe that term has been around, but I've never heard it before. I have decided that is exactly what he is.....a cactus covered marshmellow!!! Tough on the outside, appearing to most as a cactus. But on the inside, at certain times....he can also be so marshmellowy~


How often doI misunderstand someone. How often do I think something that is not really right. How often do I judge before I even know anything. Well, I definitely learned a lesson on this. While at T.J. Max with JB's mom and the kids, I had gone off by myself. As I returned to the area where Gramma and the kids were, I see and hear a lady talking to Brady. She is saying "Do you know what happens to 5 year olds in my Kindergarten class that act like that? They go into time out! Do you want to be in Time out?" And his answer was "No". I quickly got the scoop from Gramma and Rach. She apparently said "excuse me" to Brady and he said back "oh, excuse you".....meaning You're excused. She took it to be that he was being a smarty pants (of which if you know Brady, he is no where close to that kind of thing yet) and then she proceeded to say what she said. So, seeing where this could have easily been misunderstood, I went to the next aisle where she was and said "Ma'am, that was my little boy. I'm sorry about that, he didn't mean that the way....." and she cut me right off and said "I don't need your excuses, he's just a smartelic (sp?) kid that needs to be taken home and taught some manners. He would not be allowed to act that way in my Kindergarten class" and she walked off. I was left shaking and feeling like I would cry at any moment. I don't think I've ever been treated that way by anyone. But, besides the point of who was right or wrong, who did good or bad, It taught me a lesson that sometimes what I perceive to be the case...may not be. And to try to take the time to understand other people. I really do just want to love other people, even above my pride....which is SOOOO hard!!!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

We had a wonderful holiday season. JB was finally home and he had some time to get some R & R. JB's family(they're mine too) came for Christmas. It was a lot of fun being at our home for Christmas and just letting the kids open their stuff and do whatever they wanted with it. Usually I am a freak after christmas because I know that I have to keep up with everything and somehow get it all back home with us. And it was special for all of JB's side to be together for Christmas. I did however miss the rest of our family back home and hope that next year we will be able to make it home for Christmas.
It snowed some more on New Year's Eve...so pretty! We just hung out together and had some fun. Rachel, our very talented manager, had all of the things that we could do written on a list. We played a game, watched a movie, read some books, and had a Wii tournament. It was fun. The kids were both asleep at 11:00, but we woke Rach up at Midnight. She said happy new year and then went back to sleep. It was the first time in a while that I rang the new year in with my hubby so that was great! I pray that in 2010 I will bring glory to God more than I ever have before! We will hopefully soon see what's in store for us this year. Moving or Not???