Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bracken Blurbs

#1- The other day I was talking with a girl in our church and I called her by her English name "Faye". Abbey over heard me and ask, "Her name is Fei, like fly?" (Fei, pronounced "Faye" means to fly in Chinese.) And then we had a good 5 minute discussion about how her name was "Faye", an English name, not "Fei" the Chinese word meaning to fly. Yeah... we are American, but not.

#2- Last night at my English Class, Ethan was incredibly hyper. Honestly, I do not let him have any caffeine and I greatly restrict his sugar! At the end of the night I told him, "Ethan, don't make any more messes. I don't have the energy to clean any more up." His reply? "Don't worry, Mama. I don't have any more energy to make any more messes." I didn't even know that was possible!

#3- I was at Costco recently with a friend and I was telling her how the last time I had been at Costco a lady had ran over the back of my foot with her cart. As I was explaining how bad it hurt and how I tried to shrug it off because the lady was so embarrassed and how people should watch where they are going, I ran over the back of the foot of the lady in front of me. Humiliating!! I'm sure there is a lesson about not complaining and seeing things from the other person's perspective in this story some where.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Stop #3- West Coast Conference

One of our main reason for going back to the States last November was to attend West Coast Conference. Chris' family has a lot of ties with Bro. Morton and the church in Fresno. Chris even received the Holy Ghost in Bro. Morton church when he was 6 years old. I had my own "experience" in Fresno that you can read about here. (Ethan is the first story and Fresno is the church. In the last two years of blogging, I have started naming names. I guess I was shy about that in the beginning.)

This was my first time to go to WCC and it was an incredible conference. I got something out of ever service and it was nice to just be able to enjoy the services without any real responsibilities. I also met a lot of you and that was a true blessing. Before WCC, I had this idea that I would take pictures of my readers. In reality, I was too shy to ask for their pictures. However, now I greatly regret not taking the pictures. But... THANK YOU FOR READING!!!

I did take one picture at WCC. (And yes, that is literal. Only one picture!) There are a couple of blogs that I enjoy reading. Many of you that read my blog are here because of these two ladies that I finally got to meet in person. It was a little strange to meet them in person because I already felt like I knew them so well from their blogs.

The lady in the gold jacket is Sis. Kathy. You can read her blog here. I love, love, love her blog and loved, loved, loved meeting her.

The lady in the middle is Sis. Mary. You can read her blog here. Mary is funny and zany and just plain crazy (in a good way)! We didn't get to talk but for a moment because her brother was hungry. (Mary and Kathy will get this!)

Oh yeah, that one in black and blue is me and you obviously do not need a link to her blog. And the cute girl in front is mine. So cute and is going to live with her mama forever. Boys beware, her Baba is even more protective than I am.

Next Stop... Vicksburg!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Kitty Cat Honesty

(To everyone who read the previous title: I am so sorry!! I had no idea that phrase meant something bad until a kind soul told me.)

How do you know if you new house slippers might be terribly hideous?

If the cat backs up and hisses the first time she sees them.

Just guessing.