Monday, May 26, 2008

Can I forgive and still be anrgy?

So yesterday at church we had real good talks. Like I have mentioned before I really get to enjoy the speakers when I have to translate, the messages always sink in real well. Anyhow, there was one talk the parable of the Prodigal Son. The speaker made several references to forgiveness based on the parable of the Prodigal Son. As I heard how the father of the prodigal son fully forgave his son and give him the best upon the son's return, I was thinking do I give Brad the best of anything when I feel he has crossed me. No, instead my mind gets engrossed on how I should respond for whatever he did that upset me. I know I will soon forget whatever he did to me but I am still angry and I just don't want to be nice. I just wonder if I am fully forgiving Brad. I put this question to the test this Sunday. I was not at all thrilled that he went to work overtime on Saturday thus missing church on Sunday morning. So I was planning an evil way to get back at him. I planned on locking the doors of the house so he would not be able to get in. After church he called me to let me know that he was coming home and I notified him that he should just stay away from home or find another place to go to because he was not allowed in the house. He of course made a silly comment like, I will ram the door with my truck, and I of course said well then you can use your overtime money to pay for the damage. I really can't stay angry at him for more than a day when he makes silly comments like that. So when he got home he just walked in, and I was how did you get in, and he said I just pushed the door. But I was still not playing nice, although in the back of my mind I knew I had already forgiven him, even though I was trying real hard not to crack a smile at him or be nice, I was not successful at being mean. So I dropped the whole thing. Was I letting him off the hook for not going to church because it is so much easier than having to reason with him, or was I truly trying a more forgiving approach to encourage him to go to church? I don't know what I am doing, all I know is that I miss him terribly three out of four Sundays of the months at church.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

We don't know how to make girls....

We are so thrilled to announce that we will be having another boy!!. That is right there is absolutely no doubt about it. This boy is a little more shy than Bradley was but he still let us see that he is all boy. So check him out in this picture. I will admit that I was a little disappointed when I got the news but I am very excited now, all this means is that I will have to be fitter and full of energy to keep up with my boys. It also means we will keep trying for a girl.

Check out our little baby's profile. He is so darn cute. When we were in the sonogram room we saw his little feet, and then we saw his cute little face. I am so very excited. I was so ready to get rid of all the boy cloth I have, but I guess we will just have to keep it. I am truly excited. If this baby is anything like his grandpa Sam and his big brother Bradley, I will have to name him Samuel in honor of the great amount of energy Grandpa Sam has and has passed down.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Happy 4th Anniversary to Us!!!

Today is our fourth wedding anniversary. Wow!! It has been great. Four years ago today I made best decision of my life. I decided to marry in the temple with Brad for time and all eternity. Although at the time I knew the importance of eternal marriages I did not quite understand the concept until I lived it. We have been happily married now for four wonderful years. Just today while I was walking I thought of how much I love this man. I know every wrinkle in his face and I also know all the little details of his face. When I think of the imperfection of his teeth it reminds me of how I love those little imperfections, and it brings me a flood of memories of when we were dating of how I just used to daydream of him. I am so in love with him, and the longer we live together the more I love him. Although our marriage is pretty young I feel like we have grown much together. We have endured some hardships and heartaches together and we have also had the pleasure to have joyous occasions, like the birth of our son. Marriage has been wonderful. It tests my patience and it teaches me all the time. So Happy Anniversary to Us!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Let's Brush Up on Some Mexican History

In 1861, Mexico had stopped making interest payments on loans that it had received earlier, and, in response, in late 1861, France(and other European countries) attacked Mexico to try to force payment of this debt. France decided that it would try to take over and occupy Mexico. France was successful at first in its invasion; however, on May 5, 1862, at the city of Puebla, Mexican forces were able to defeat an attack by the larger French army. In this Battle of Puebla, the Mexicans were led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Although the Mexican army was victorious over the French at Puebla, the victory only delayed the French advance on Mexico City; a year later, the French occupied Mexico. The French occupying forces placed Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico on the throne of Mexico. The French were eventually defeated and expelled in 1867. Maximilian was executed by President BenitoJuarez, five years after the Battle of Puebla. Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "5th of May") is a regional holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla. It is not an obligatory federal holiday. The holiday commemorates an initial victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. A common misconception in the United States is that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day; Mexico's Independence Day is actually September 16 (dieciséis de septiembre in Spanish), which is the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.

As a native Mexican I take lots of pride in my native country's history and I wanted to clear up this misconception.
I hope you enjoy this little synopsis of the Cinco de Mayo. My sister sent it to me.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Brain Fart

Maybe this is something that comes with pregnancy, but lately I just have not been able to put my thought down in words. And this is killing me. My head was about to explode tonight with all of the thoughts I have been building up. So I was thinking today while I waited for Brad after our regular run that I needed to add a playlist to my blog. Why did these crazy thought cross my mind ? Well let me explain, how one thought leads to another. When I got home, I started to download some pictures that were in my camera. One of these pictures is one of little Bradley and Bryce climbing on a Bluebell Creamery Delivery Truck. Year and Model? Don't ask, I did not get the details. But the point is that my mother sat across a similar truck to this back when she was still single, way back in the day. And the though came to me, I need to add this picture on my blog with this song in Spanish by Selena called " Carcacha", it's a cumbia. Well, to say the least I spent almost an hour trying to figure out how to add a playlist to my blog and I totally forgot to add this song on my playlist after all my hard work. Instead I added all these great songs I love. Then another thought crossed my mind, I think I have pretty good taste in music. I am very familiar with lots of music. Music in different languages, from all parts of the world, and from different periods. But I also thought, I must have chosen some of these songs because I wanted to "sound good" or have people think I have a refine taste in music. So now I can't decide weather I chose these songs because I love them or because I want my blog to "sound good". Probably a little of both. Anyhow, it is late and I need some sleep, I just wanted to get this crazy thought process out of my chest and head. Mission accomplished, I THINK I CAN SLEEP NOW!!