“As you walk to the boundary of your understanding into the twilight of uncertainty, exercising faith, you will be led to find solutions you would not obtain otherwise.” Elder Richard G. Scott.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Can I get an ORANGE???

We have waited for a LONG time for this.
And by me, I mean B but really, it was a family thing. 
And what do you mean by ORANGE? 

THIS is what I mean by ORANGE!
He started out as a little ninja and went from that to white to yellow to ORANGE! 

To say I am proud would be putting it mildly.
I might have shed a tear or two. 
Or maybe more.

This is a huge accomplishment for him.
He takes his Karate very seriously.
At any point and time he will practice his moves, walking down a aisle in the mall or store, at church or home, at a relatives home.
So this accomplishment is something he has practiced for. 

This is B and his Sensei D.
His Sensei is one tough Sensei.
 Don't let that smile fool you.
He told B he is well on his way to his Green Belt. 
B understands that there will be as much work and then even more. 
But one thing that made me really proud was when he said, 
"I am really proud of him and his hard work too!" 
As a parent, it's really easy to be proud of your child but to see his Sensei who has worked so hard to teach B his skill and to see him as proud as I am made me so happy.
We are blessed to have a great Dojo for him to train in and a Great Sensei to teach him as well.

Here are just a few other fun pictures.

M's tongue sticking out is just for you A.
She refused to put her tongue in her mouth for her pictures. 
She wants to be just like you.
How cute, eh?
And her little friend is just the cutest.
They start Little Ninja's next month.

His goal is to be in the next Karate Kid.
I think they would be lucky to have him!

Monday, January 3, 2011

This year

The beginning of a new year where typically, I would make resolutions up ying yang.
I always fail, so this year, I decided not to.
I'm ok with that.
Don't get me wrong, I have plenty of areas where I could make resolutions in.
Oh my, the list is endless.

So instead of making resolutions, I resolve to not resolve.
I just want to make changes as I see the need for it.
So for instance, if I am out with my kids and feel myself losing patience, decide at that moment that I will be more patient with my kids than I would have been. 

I am hoping this will work better for me.
I just don't want to decide all these things and then let myself down.