Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Back in the Saddle...metaphorically

Well, I bet some of you were wondering if I was still alive, weren't you? At times, so was I! Especially on our trip back to Taiwan when three of our four planes were delayed and we literally ran through every single airport! Let's just say that one plane was delayed because when we got on the runway, we were facing two planes lined up to take off. It seems that they wanted to go east from the runway and we wanted to go west. That took an hour to correct. But we are back!!

I have stories and pictures from our US travels and will be getting them up for you guys, but I just want to say this really quick. THANK YOU to everyone who reads this and stopped by and told me so!! It was so encouraging to meet you!

Now, there is one last suitcase calling my name...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Bracken Blurbs

This installment of Bracken Blurbs is devoted to Ethan. Mr. Logical-to-a-fault. You might be able to tell some kids that their father is the milkman and they will believe you, but Ethan would probably just tell you that his Baba is a preacher, not a milkman!

1. Once, during church, I gave Ethan a hug and a kiss. He then turned around with his "flirty" eyes and said, "If you want to keep kissing me, you can". Well, son of mine, thanks for the permission! Now, off to the convent!

2. A few weeks ago, someone bought Ethan and Abbey a cup of Dong Gwa tea. You guys don't have this stuff in America, but I actually love it if it has lemon juice added. Ethan was not so fond of it. After he took a drink, he wrinkled up his face and asked Chris if he liked that kind of tea. Chris, wanting to be polite because the giver of the tea was standing nearby, answered, "Yeah, sometimes." (Translation: "I only like it if someone gives it to me and stands there to see if I am going to drink it!") Ethan then replied, "Well, I hate this stuff!" Did I mention that he is honest to a fault, too?

3. If you have ever seen Chris preach, you know that he gets somewhat excited. He has a hard time standing still, to say the least. Can I get an "amen", Kaohsiung? After one pretty exciting service, Ethan went straight up to Chris after dismissal and asked Chris if he needed to go to the bathroom. When Chris said no, Ethan very seriously told him that he looked like he had to go pee when he was preaching. Well, at least he was paying attention!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hello From Idaho!

That's right! I am writing this post from Idaho. We are going to be in the States for three weeks and if you are going to be at one of the following places, please come and tell me hello! Here is the schedule:

11/5-11/8 Twin Falls, Idaho

11/8-11/10 Lodi, CA

11/10-11/13 Fresno, CA at West Coast Conference

11/13-11/16 Vicksburg, MS

11/16 Biloxi, MS

11/17-11/23 Florence, AL

11/23 Die from Exhaustion

I hope to meet some of you!

Okay, I have some free time and I am in the States. Where is Walmart?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Winner...

Well, Zhe Que, you didn't e-mail me or leave a comment before the 31st, so we have to choose a new winner.

Random.org has given me the number 2, soooooo The new winner is:

Mary Francis

Please e-mail me at tebracken@yahoo.com and let me know if you want your gift card to iTunes, Amazon or Wal-mart. And I will need an address. If I don't hear from you by November 25th, I will forced to once again choose a new winner. Don't let me down!!



There is just something strangely disturbing about pulling open a drawer in your kids room to put away some toys and hearing this:

"Remember me? I am the MEGATRON!"

It begged a reply, so I said this as I shut the drawer:

"Remember me? I am the MOMMY"

Life with boys is never boring.