Saturday, June 29, 2013

My Kids.

(Last Halloween)

I usually write about...well, writing. It is a big topic for me and when I sit down to do a blog I tend to focus on that subject. With Summer here once again the time I get to spend with my kids increases, bed times are later and they are home throughout the day. So I figured today I'd talk a little bit about the two awesome little people I share my life with.



Anastasia my oldest. She is me reborn as a girl.  Although lately she has reached the age that she is liking the more girly things in life. Still this is my movie buddy (since her brother can't stand anything scary) and she is a little cheerleader for my writing. I am always amazed by how focused she is, since she was five(I kid you not) she has wanted to be a chef. She will find recipes and get us to let her make them. Now I won't be shocked if she hits 18 and wants to become a marine biologist or a rodeo clown, but for now I get to reap the delicious rewards of her wanting to be a chef(did I mention she likes making cupcakes?).


Gabriel is quite different from me. He is more like his mother, which isn't a bad thing. Still if he got one thing from me it was his imagination. We have been reading The Rithmatist (Brandon Sanderson) together taking turns reading parts out loud. If you talked to Gabe you'd instantly fall in love, he has a way of saying things you wouldn't expect a nine year old to say. I remember when he was six I asked him why he colored on the wall, his response was, "I had not thought on it much past it being fun, though if I concentrate on it now I can see why you'd be angry." Not smiling at that moment was an impossible task.

I have said before how much these two inspire me to keep working hard on becoming a successful author. To be able to show them they can follow their dreams is every bit my goal as anything else.

Anyway that is some of my family, they are away at their grandmother's so that is probably why I feel all gushy about them at the moment.. As always have fun and keep writing.

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  1. Beautiful kids :D

    Its amazing to watch them grow up, isn't it? Love that line from Gabriel.... too cool and super smart. And chef... cupcakes? I love cupcakes!

    Gush away, kids are too precious not to gush about them ;)

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    1. It really is. Yes cupcakes...good, but not good for me.

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  2. Gabriel could smack down most adults with a comeback like that.
    Cute kids. And they sound super smart.

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    1. His choice of words always has us laughing and scratching our heads.

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  3. very cool, i hope they follow your choices in film, book and toys... for all time

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  4. They are too adorable. I wish I could hug them. I want grandchildren!

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. A couple of charmers, that's for sure. (And thanks for pointing out that the first photo was from Halloween. Ha!)

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    1. lol, well I didn't want to freak people out by letting everyone know we were the Addams Family.

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  6. Aw, Brandon I loved meeting your kids. They are awesome. I, too, have a little chef wanna be. She even has her own blog-Faith's A Foodie. Check it out if you get a chance. Having a kid that wants to be a chef has been a huge benefit to me and my house. She already cooks better than me. I always say, when Faith cooks, everybody wins. Especially ME. LOL

    Your kids are amazing! And I'm with your son, I can't handle watching scary movies either :)

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    1. That is cool, I will check it out for sure. Yeah she is getting good herself, she likes cakes and stuff a lot. She just made a caramel cake with chocolate icing.

      Yeah he is a trip, if it even seems like it might be scary he is gone.

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  7. You have beautiful kids, Brandon! I also with Gabriel, I hate scary movies and tend to watch behind a pillow (so... not really watching at all!). And a budding chef in the family... now that's lucky!!!

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    1. Thank you, I love scary movies, though I have watched them since a kid so it is harder to get scared these days. Yep she makes some good stuff.

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  8. Funny how different children in the same family can be. I have never met a parent that doesn't gush, I hope you all give each other plenty of reasons to gush about each other over the years.

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    1. Yep, they are to individuals for sure, but it makes it fun. I am sure we will. Thanks for the post.

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  9. Happy Blitz!

    Your daughter really does love scary things, judging by her past Halloween costume. I've never understood that love.

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    1. lol. Ty. Yeah it is an acquired taste.

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  10. Lovely children. The bloodied bride costume is amazing too!
    Oh...and happy blog blitz day!

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  11. Yes, having children is highly motivational. Good luck with your writing and involving your hildren with it!
    Visiting from the Blog Blitz
    Duncan

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  12. You have beautiful kids! My son didn't decide to be a chef until he was 9, when he took over the BBQ pit. He will start culinary school soon.

    Keep writing, and reaching, and enjoy the quiet while they are at grandma's house!

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  13. All the best for your writing in the days ahead! You've been blitzed :)

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  14. Good luck and keep going. Happy Blitz day!

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  15. You've been Blitzed!!! Good luck in your efforts!

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  16. I love what your boy said when he was 6 :) So cute!

    Your kids are gorgeous & sound like great little people!

    I'm here for the blitz-krieg as well :)

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  17. I love all that you shared, so sweet! YOU have a lovely family~
    Nice to meet you!
    :D

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  18. It's nice to hear a parent love their kiddos for all the things that make them super cool little people. Congrats on the lovely family. :)

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  19. Brandon, they are beautiful. I have two kiddos, as well. One of them is a nine-year-old boy, too. They are my reason for everything. Love the post!

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  20. Hi Brandon! It's great to meet you. Love the photos!!! I'm a major creepy fan. Happy Blitz!!!

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  21. Aw, what a great idea for a post! I haven't done a family post in a while and now you're making me want to . . . I'm a teacher so I'm home all summer with my daughters, ages 9 & 13. This summer is so much fun b/c while I'm writing, they've both decided to write their own books :-) Pleasure to meet you today!

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  22. Hello Brandon. I am here as part of DL Hammon's blog blitz. It is such fun to find other parents blogging about their kids. I have an 18 yr old son and 15 yr old daughter and sometimes I worry i talk about them too much. I am forming a post about their singing talents with video from a recent cruise I will share. I am glad to read about the kids that light up your life. Keep staring the insecurity monster square in the eye. You are stronger than he every day!

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  23. Yes, sometimes the trials do keep going, but you seem to be somewhat at peace. I pray you are about your grandmother and other life situations going on. You have beautiful kids, and I love that Halloween picture! Happy Blitz day to you!

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  24. YOu have wonderful kids! And I certainly love your attitude towards life. I'm sorry to hear your grandmother passed away but you are honoring her real good. I send you my best! And happy Blitz!

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