Friday, February 26, 2010

Such Posers!

I promised my Mother-in-law that I would post some pictures of the boys. Here are a couple of pics of them totally posing for the camera. Ususally they make silly faces or stick their tounges out!! Enjoy, Connie!

Friday, February 19, 2010

What do you want to be?

I always ask the boys what they want to be when they grow up. Brady is pretty consistant. He just figured out what he wants to be. I do wonder if it will change like Jacob's has. It seems like each year Jacob's dream job changes.

Brady (Age 4) - I want to be a Garbage Truck Driver!

Jacob (Age 4) - A Superhero!

Jacob (Age 5) -A Pet Store Owner!

Jacob (Age 6) -A Rock Star!

Jacob (Age 7) - A Banker! Like Dad.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Negative Nelly

We all have that person in our life. We have that Negative Nelly or Negative Nelson that keeps our feet firmly planted on the ground. It seems like when I want to try something new or accomplish something for myself I receive lots of "Really?"'s and "Are you sure you can do that?"'s from this person. It gets very frustrating. I would much rather hear, "Great!", "I know you can do it", or even a "Wow! You will do great with that!"

When you hear something negative does it discourage you or let it fuel your fire? Do you stop and say, "they are right, I can't do it." or do you have that "Ha! In your face!" moment. I wish I could be that "in your face!" person. Even if I do prove someone wrong I don't rub it in. I just take a moment and sit and bask in my own private glory.

I have to admit having this Negative Nelly friend sure makes me a better friend. I know what it feels like to be shot down and want to make sure I don't make others feel the same way. It is easy to be discouraging, but it is hard to break someones SPIRIT!