Season 3, Episode 4: I See You

I See You - Episode Description

Join Brian and Kayla on their Peas and Carrots Podcast as they wrap up January and step into February with lively discussions on relationships and the challenge of loving difficult people. They reflect on altering vacation plans, delve into communication within marriage, and share the soreness of a new fitness routine. Inspired by Bob Goff, they tackle the art of dealing with rudeness, bullies, and drama, advocating for grace and support in abusive dynamics. The episode lightens with a ‘Getting to Know You’ segment, childhood memories, and a playful giveaway. It’s an honest, enriching, and fun conversation that’s part of the growing Peas and Carrots family.

 

I See You- Transcript

0:00:00 – Announcer

We go together like Peas and Carrots. The Peas and Carrots Podcast, sharing life from our piece of the vegetable patch, Brian and Kayla Sanders. 

 

0:00:11 – Kayla

Welcome to the Peas and Carrots Podcast. 

 

0:00:13 – Brian

I’m Brian and I’m Kayla, what’s up in the world of Peas and Carrots?

 

0:00:18 – Kayla

Hallelujah, it’s February. Why are you so happy? Why are you so happy about that? Because January felt like it was six months long. I don’t know why it just did. 

 

0:00:29 – Brian

Oh, here’s my quandary with this. Uh-huh. The older we get, we actually complain about how time flies by so fast not January, but then when there’s a month that seems like it lasts forever, we complain that lasts forever. 

 

0:00:41 – Kayla

Well, apparently we just like to complain, but here we are. Here we are as we record today. 

 

0:00:50 – Brian

It’s groundhog day the day of this recording is a groundhog day and this rat is predicting an early spring. 

 

0:00:55 – Kayla

He is so putting a lot of faith in him. But here we are here we are and I hope he’s right. So there, happy groundhog day. 

 

0:01:06 – Brian

We made a huge decision regarding our vacation. 

 

0:01:09 – Kayla

We did. I was really struggling with telling you how I felt, but this is where communication and marriage is so important. I finally got brave and told you be, I really don’t feel that this is the year we should be doing international travel. And your response was hallelujah. 

 

0:01:29 – Brian

You thank God, praise God. 

 

0:01:31 – Kayla

So we shifted gears. We’re gonna do something in the continental United States and we’ll reveal those plans later, yeah so, but we’re both very happy and at peace with this. Italy. Yes, one day, Greece, revisit that. Loved going the first time. I know we’ll love going the second time, but it’s just not for us this year, yeah. So here’s where we are. That’s us, and we’re excited and we’re also very sore. And why is that? 

 

0:02:02 – Brian

Our trainer started us on a new routine this past Tuesday and today like. 

 

0:02:09 – Kayla

Today was day three of her. 

 

0:02:11 – Brian

Yeah, my every joint in my body is screaming. 

 

0:02:14 – Kayla

I can’t laugh. It hurts to laugh, so yeah so yeah, so it’s good for us really it is. We’ve started this week not only, not only tracking our physical activity, but we’re also committing to accountability with what food, food, sleep. Habits. 

 

0:02:35 – Brian

I think he’s doing this to us to make us into like pretty corpses. That’s the whole point of this. So everybody needs accountability and so for my accountability, I’m mine being killed a little bit each week over time. That’s what I’m mine. 

 

0:02:54 – Kayla

Drama party of one. Well, you’re not sore, I am sore, okay. You’re not hurting, I am okay, but I’m a little less dramatic about why I’m grumpy. Okay, well, tell Godzilla, because apparently, yes, he’s joined us again. 

 

0:03:10 – Brian

Yes, he’s here, he’s with me. 

 

0:03:12 – Kayla

Oh, my goodness. 

 

0:03:13 – Brian

He’s my face. 

 

0:03:14 – Kayla

Please stop hugging him. It’s just awkward. He’s lovable. 

 

0:03:22 – Brian

What is that now rallying for? Here we go. Oh my word, you jealous of that? 

 

0:03:30 – Kayla

well, you seem to be. No, he’s just a little crazy. 

 

0:03:34 – Brian

Okay, all right, I think he’s wonderful, mm-hmm my friend. Mm-hmm, so how are you supposed to deal with them? 

 

0:03:46 – Kayla

And we’re putting them in air quotes. So I think back to a quote that Bob Goff shared several years ago. That gutted me when I read it. Love difficult people. You are one. Mm-hmm, and I remember when I read that I thought, well, how do you think you are? But it’s true, at times all of us you have had. We are not going to share any of the details, but this prompted us to start a conversation with each other. You have had a couple of very specific Incidences lately when God has put some difficult people in your path and you’ve had to navigate very publicly around how to deal with that. So we thought that we would spend a few minutes talking about various types of difficult people that all of us encounter or are at some point. For example, how are we supposed to deal with someone who is rude? 

 

0:04:52 – Brian

Okay, my initial response to this is going to be the way Brian’s wired. My first response is going to be what did I do to make them rude? 

 

0:05:02 – Kayla

Hmm. 

 

0:05:02 – Brian

What did I do to mess this up? Am I being an idiot? Am I being rude in response, or something like that? But I’ve got to step back and say you know what? I didn’t do anything. I just showed up here and target. 

 

0:05:18 – Kayla

It’s probably more reflective of what’s going on inside of them than anything that the other person has done and when you can reframe it, as I don’t know what they’re walking with today. Sometimes it can look like grace to say that was uncalled for, but Maybe they just got some bad news. 

 

0:05:42 – Brian

Maybe they if it’s a one-off, yeah, if it’s a one-off, I’m not gonna say anything. 

 

0:05:48 – Kayla

Absolutely. Now, if it’s a pattern, I’m gonna say something and yeah, cuz then it becomes toxic, right a bully. 

 

0:05:59 – Brian

I’ll normally just pull away. 

 

0:06:01 – Kayla

Mm-hmm. 

 

0:06:02 – Brian

I’m just not going to engage you, I’m just not going to say anything. 

 

0:06:07 – Kayla

Yeah, because engaging is fuel for a bully. When they don’t typically get the reaction they’re seeking, they’ll go find someone else. Yeah, and maybe that’s wrong of me, but I don’t have the mental now again, if someone is bullying someone that I care about, then I’m gonna step in and just call them out for it, but nine times out of ten if I feel bullied by someone, it’s because they’re lacking control in an area, and that’s how they feel that they’re seizing control. 

 

They’re trying, so I just have to take the fuel out of there. Yeah, oh, this one’s hard for me one who seems to love drama. Drama makes me insane. It just yeah. How do you deal with people like that? 

 

0:06:59 – Brian

I will listen and I will try to reframe something again. If it’s a pattern, I will probably listen and then move on to a different topic. That’s what I will do because everybody you know, there’s a lot of people who invite drama, a lot of people who like drama, and for some people that’s how they get attention. 

 

0:07:22 – Kayla

So I’ve also found with drama try to get to its sores and try to ask very specific questions like well, was this your perception of a situation or was this actually what happened? Is this actually what was said or done? 

 

0:07:38 – Brian

Nice or not. 

 

0:07:39 – Kayla

Or is this? And then, if it’s someone that they truly seem to thrive in that space, I kind of whisper to them you may need to talk to someone. 

 

0:07:50 – Brian

And You’re a lot nicer and I am no, not always. 

 

0:07:53 – Kayla

I think so, because you don’t know what’s going on inside this head. 

 

0:07:56 – Brian

Well, how do you deal with? 

 

0:07:59 – Kayla

these drive you up a wall. Constant complainers. 

 

0:08:04 – Brian

Yeah, I can’t stick her. I can’t. I have to have hope. 

 

0:08:08 – Kayla

Mm, hmm. 

 

0:08:10 – Brian

I’m wired for hope, I have to have hope. And if every time I talk to you oh, whoa is me? Oh, this is wrong, that’s I’m done, I’m out, I’ve got to have some hope. And if all that you ever see is the bad stuff, if all you ever come talk about is the bad stuff, let me just say this I will spiral into a serious depression. I’ve got to have people around me. 

 

0:08:40 – Kayla

Yeah, see the good. What is that saying? You steer where you stare. Yeah, it’s kind of the same with negative people. Yeah you’re constantly around. Negative, you become negative. And there’s one unifying thought with all of these it reveals the what the heart, the heart. 

 

0:08:56 – Brian

And people are stupid, oh well that took a turn. Well, I’m just saying some of this is some of this is people don’t think before they talk. Yeah, and I’m guilty of that every single day of my life. 

 

0:09:10 – Kayla

Ok, but a lot of these reveal character traits that stem back to there is something going on inside. This one is hard because I think we’ve all either been guilty of this or we’ve been involved in this. A transactional air quotes friend, someone who only seeks you out when they need something from you or you’re benefiting them in some way. 

 

0:09:36 – Brian

Yeah, I’ve lived this several times in my life, I find friendship to be very difficult, extremely difficult, and I think we’ve talked about this on the podcast before. If the only time I hear from you is when you need something, if the only time you reach out is like is when you’re going through a crisis. 

 

0:09:56 – Kayla

Yeah. 

 

0:09:57 – Brian

To me that’s a transactional friend. 

 

0:09:59 – Kayla

Mm-hmm. Or if you only want me when I can help pay for something, yeah, help provide something for you or make your life more comfortable. 

 

0:10:09 – Brian

Yeah. 

 

0:10:10 – Kayla

I’m not sure we’re really friends, correct, and that’s probably not gonna last long term and a lot of guys aren’t wired like me. 

 

0:10:19 – Brian

In other words, I like to chat, I like to talk, I like to share jokes. I like to do that. Some guys they don’t even want to talk to each other unless they’re sitting around a car they’re trying to fix or drinking beers or watching football. Yeah, you know I want to laugh. Cut up, be involved in your life. You’d be involved in mine. 

 

0:10:39 – Kayla

You’re an enneagram 2. Yeah, I want, yes 100%, you know so and that’s not a bad thing. So yeah, yeah, so. I think it just reminds all of us Be more of a giver than a taker in relationships, seeing less of what yourself is gaining and what you can be pouring out in that moment Someone who doesn’t share your faith. 

 

0:11:06 – Brian

I Don’t struggle with this as much, because I find them to be intriguing. I love talking to them, I love doing things for them because I feel like it’s an opportunity to show Jesus. That doesn’t bother me, I don’t. 

 

0:11:21 – Kayla

I’m not. You chose this one and I don’t struggle with this one. I just stay curious. 

 

0:11:27 – Brian

Love them, do a meal with them. Listen, you know people say well you know, if you Take them out to a meal, well then you’re you become like the five people you hang around. 

 

0:11:39 – Kayla

There’s truth in that, but also you can’t, just you’re not compromising your faith either. Yeah. 

 

0:11:46 – Brian

Look who Jesus hung around. Yes, so there’s that. How do you deal with people who live a lifestyle that you disagree with? Let me just say this every day I wake up, I wake up arrogant. I wake up selfish. I wake up cranky, I wake up just sinful. I Live a lifestyle by being arrogant, selfish, bent toward myself, bent away from God that you would disagree with. The this is the real issue is getting along with with people who sin differently Than we do. 

 

0:12:26 – Kayla

I think of the woman at the well, yeah, and I think of the moment when Jesus communicates to her I See you, and he doesn’t shy away Because of her sin. He know of all people, he knows her life, he knows the choices she’s made and yet he chooses to, in that exact moment, see her and he, he forgives her, a person. Now he does tell her go and live differently. But the first challenge in this is he didn’t just walk in there and blast her. 

 

0:13:07 – Brian

No, he loved her. 

 

0:13:08 – Kayla

It was he loved her first. He saw her as she was, and we’re never going to be able to. I’m trying to say this the right way. We are never going to be able to have influence with people who live different lifestyles If all we do is judge and hate. 

 

0:13:29 – Brian

And never let him into your life. 

 

0:13:31 – Kayla

We have to love and see people first. Amen and then perhaps God will open a door for them to hear something that draws them to him. 

 

0:13:40 – Brian

Preach. Here’s the final one. How do you deal with somebody who’s a control freak or abusive? 

 

0:13:47 – Kayla

You don’t. 

 

0:13:47 – Brian

You don’t. Let me just say that Full stop you don’t? 

 

0:13:51 – Kayla

There is a point where, regardless of what anyone else thinks of your choice, you have to do what is safest and best for you and perhaps those around you. 

 

0:14:03 – Brian

You are made in the image of God and you have value and you have worth, and so I would tell you to run as fast as you can get out of an abusive relationship. 

 

0:14:12 – Kayla

And get the help you need. Yes, because this one there is no, but I have to love them and I know if. If it’s a situation that is unsafe, you don’t see it, you, you get out of it. So, maybe some would disagree with that. You’re free to disagree, but nobody deserves to sit in that I agree. 

 

0:14:34 – Brian

So I’m going to say this go with God, love who you can. Yeah, Be the best you can be and don’t put up with people’s crap. 

 

0:14:43 – Kayla

And the hard truth. You have to coexist with difficult people. 

 

0:14:48 – Brian

Yes. 

 

0:14:49 – Kayla

Because, again, sometimes I am one. 

 

0:14:51 – Brian

No. 

 

0:14:52 – Kayla

But how can you cut through the? We all have it, that moment where you just tense up when that person comes around. How can you choose to see them differently If you’re willing to? 

 

0:15:05 – Brian

Hmm. 

 

0:15:08 – Kayla

Oh, this is going to be fun. 

 

0:15:10 – Brian

What. 

 

0:15:11 – Kayla

Today we’re going to play a little game called getting to know you. 

 

0:15:14 – Brian

Oh, I thought we were playing Yahtzee. 

 

0:15:16 – Kayla

Well, that would be interesting on a podcast, but okay. 

 

0:15:18 – Brian

When’s the last time we played Yahtzee? 

 

0:15:20 – Kayla

I don’t know, years ago. Okay, we have it at home, I think we have a Yahtzee game. 

 

0:15:26 – Brian

We do. 

 

0:15:27 – Kayla

Anyway, conversation starters here you go. These are some fun topics that you can bring up at your next dinner with friends or at family dinner night. What are three foods you refuse to eat? 

 

0:15:41 – Brian

Sushi oh beets. 

 

0:15:43 – Kayla

Okay. 

 

0:15:45 – Brian

And probably. 

 

0:15:48 – Kayla

I can’t believe it’s this hard for you. Sushi Beats and probably Brussels sprouts see my first one quickly is Brussels sprouts. Greens can’t handle. 

 

0:16:02 – Brian

Yeah, I turn up greens, not a fan. 

 

0:16:05 – Kayla

And yeah, so she’s not happy fish should be fried. I am. 

 

0:16:11 – Brian

I am from Louisiana. You need to batter that baby up, put it in some grease. Do not eat that mess raw. Okay, what would you say is one toxic or quirky habit you have? 

 

0:16:22 – Kayla

So this is a quirky one for me. Some would consider it toxic. I have hidden chocolate in multiple spots, everywhere. 

 

0:16:32 – Brian

And I’m okay with that toxic or quirk and when I answer this, that it could be toxic for me that I solve my stress with food and apparently, I do with chocolate so, and it used to be fried chicken, so I used to go get fried chicken a lot, so that was my thing. I miss it too. We were great friends. 

 

0:16:56 – Kayla

What is one thing that’s hard for you to comprehend? 

 

0:16:59 – Brian

The Trinity? I don’t understand. 

 

0:17:03 – Kayla

How they, how God is three and one. 

 

0:17:05 – Brian

Yeah, people give these examples, but every example falls short. 

 

0:17:09 – Kayla

Yeah. 

 

0:17:10 – Brian

I’d like to understand that. And then in this passage you get this glimpse, and that passage you get that glimpse. So I believe in it. 

 

0:17:18 – Kayla

Wow, yours is so deep, mine is just people who say they hate to read. I struggle to understand. 

 

0:17:26 – Brian

Well, they’re not Christians. Oh, that’s a joke. Don’t write the podcast. 

 

0:17:31 – Kayla

Go ahead, so next one. 

 

0:17:33 – Brian

What was your favorite childhood toy? It had to be something Star Wars. It would have to be something Star Wars not your Batman mobile oh. I love. 

 

0:17:43 – Kayla

okay, I also had? 

 

0:17:45 – Brian

I am shocked. I had a bat cave, a bat mobile, uh-huh. I had the figures Batman Robin, Joker, Riddler and then also Ping. 

 

0:17:56 – Kayla

I have to say I think that was your favorite childhood back and they’re actually for sale on eBay. 

 

0:18:02 – Brian

What I had, oh my, I’d love to have it to display in the podcast studio, but I’m not gonna pay $300. 

 

0:18:10 – Kayla

Oh, okay. So you mine was a toss-up. I had a panda bear. Here we go. 

 

0:18:16 – Brian

I know it’s gonna be Pandy and I love it is dead. 

 

0:18:20 – Kayla

Stop it. I loved Pandy. See, even Godzilla fell over on that. Okay, he gets me. Okay, I might be back to being friends with Godzilla, thank you. Thank you for having my back. 

 

I’m gonna post a picture Godzilla and then I also had this may sound really creepy, but I had this doll that you could cut her hair and then you could turn this crank and it would grow new hair that then you could style and cut. It was weird now that I think back, but it was really cool wouldn’t run out of hair after, I guess so eventually. But yeah, I think they were hoping against hope that you wouldn’t continually cut her hair. 

 

0:18:57 – Brian

But we’ll go buy a new doll. I guess so. But wow, I think I remember those commercials. 

 

0:19:02 – Kayla

Yeah, it was fun. 

 

0:19:05 – Brian

My G I gel didn’t do that Just yeah, good to know. What is one thing you feel society would be better without? 

 

0:19:12 – Kayla

Social media platforms. I’m just gonna say it. 

 

0:19:16 – Brian

I’m gonna say, politicians, I wish we had a king. 

 

0:19:19 – Kayla

Wow. 

 

0:19:20 – Brian

A lot less argument, a lot less fussing and that kind of stuff. I’m a royalist. Bring on the king. 

 

0:19:28 – Kayla

Mark it down, gracious sakes. 

 

0:19:32 – Brian

So there’s, that. 

 

0:19:33 – Kayla

If you could adopt one new hobby or interest, what would it be? 

 

0:19:37 – Brian

Napping, buffet surfing. 

 

0:19:44 – Kayla

Stop. In all seriousness. 

 

0:19:47 – Brian

Napping. 

 

0:19:47 – Kayla

Napping for real. 

 

0:19:48 – Brian

Yes, I’d be down for napping. 

 

0:19:52 – Kayla

I would love to try my hand at painting Just for fun, I have no interest, I could care less. We would be terrible, but I would love to. I did this paint class one time with a friend and I really enjoyed it and it surprised me because I was terrified when we went in. But I think I would love to try my hand at it. 

 

0:20:11 – Brian

I’ve toyed with like photography. 

 

0:20:14 – Kayla

I could see you doing that. You’re really good this is my struggle except taking pictures of me, because you think every picture of me is great. It is, and I’m like really. 

 

0:20:23 – Brian

Let me say this Like to be a photographer. You got to go to these places, walk these miles, take a picture. I’m not going to spend two hours getting somewhere to spend two minutes to take a picture, Because that’s going to interrupt your new nap routine. Whoa, I see how this day is going to be. All right, well. 

 

0:20:42 – Kayla

So there we go. Those are some conversation starters. 

 

0:20:45 – Brian

Yeah. 

 

0:20:45 – Kayla

Apparently we just got it and some conversation enders too. I’m just saying. 

 

0:20:50 – Brian

I’m all righty. Hey, god save, the king, god save. Thanks for listening to this week’s podcast it’s. We are honored and we are privileged that you’re part of the peas and carrots family, and we had a winner yesterday. Each week, we give away a few of our peas and carrots coffee mugs. 

 

0:21:07 – Kayla

We do. There is a free mug and a pack of stickers. 

 

0:21:11 – Brian

Miss Kayla loves the stickers. 

 

0:21:12 – Kayla

Y’all the stickers are so cute. They really are. When you go to our website, look for the trivia button. Click that button at again peasandcarrotspodcast.com. This week’s question. 

 

0:21:25 – Brian

What was your favorite childhood toy? What was your favorite childhood toy? Yes, okay, so search the peas and carrots podcast at peasandcarrotspodcast.com.

 

0:21:36 – Kayla

Click that trivia button, answer that question. You’ll get an adorable mug and some very cute stickers. 

 

0:21:42 – Brian

Hey, and if you’re new to the podcast, you can get caught up on all the episodes. You just search peas and carrots podcast wherever you get your podcasts, or visit our website peasandcarrotspodcast.com. And when you do, please don’t forget to subscribe. Also, Hey, come and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 

 

0:21:58 – Kayla

Just search for the Peas and Carrots Podcast. 

 

0:22:00 – Brian

Da na na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, Batman.

 

0:22:03 – Announcer

For more about the Peas and Carrots Podcast and to reach out to Brian and Kayla, visit peasandcarrotspodcast.com. Growing through the challenges we face and finding hope along the way. That’s the Jesus Fix It Podcast with Jess. Check out JesusFixIt.com or search Jesus Fix It wherever you listen to podcasts. 

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Season 2, Episode 36: M I C K E Y … M O U S E

MICKEY...MOUSE - Episode Description

Join Brian and Kayla as they have a delightful chat about their recent trip to Disney World, and share their tips for getting the most enjoyment from time spent in the most magical place on Earth. Then get your jingle bells on as they share their list of must-watch Christmas movies. Pour yourself a nice cuppa tea and join the conversation!

 

 

MICKEY...MOUSE - Transcript

0:00:00 – Announcer

We go together like peas and carrots. The Peas and Carrots Podcast, sharing life from our piece of the vegetable patch Brian and Kayla Sanders.

0:00:11 – Kayla

Welcome to the Peas and Carrots Podcast.

0:00:13 – Brian

I’m Brian and I’m Kayla. Just a heads up before we get too deep in the podcast. Miss Kayla has some sinus stuff.

0:00:21 – Kayla

I have a little bit of a cold.

0:00:23 – Brian

So if you hear her sneeze or hack cough, just carry on, just carry on nothing to see. Bless her little heart. But.

0:00:32 – Kayla

I blame it on Florida.

0:00:33 – Brian

Do you?

0:00:34 – Kayla

yes. Okay, cuz it’s never, because I went there to warm up and it was what was the temperature in Florida?

0:00:42 – Brian

58 or something.

0:00:45 – Kayla

It was 41 one day. Oh, not that I’m keeping scoring, yeah. So, but we just returned from where. Disney world we went to Disney. This was our delay trip from 2020.

0:01:04 – Brian

Mm-hmm and we’ll share more about that in a little while, but yeah, Say miss Kayla, before the Monday, before we left for vacation, you fell down the stairs. Now Let me just be clear about this. I was in the truck you were wait.

0:01:18 – Kayla

We were getting ready to leave for work. Leaving for work, I was already in the truck.

0:01:21 – Brian

I was warming it up and I was rushing and I did not hear anything. So people are yeah you know, did you go to her rescue? Well, I didn’t know anything’s going on till she came out.

0:01:30 – Kayla

She was limping we actually shared this on our last podcast, I think, but honestly, I was still in shock so we didn’t say a whole lot about it other than, well, I fell on the stairs. I was still in a lot of pain at that time and Two weeks Forward I’m still in a little bit of pain, but the bruises healing had a massive bruise on my leg.

0:01:56 – Brian

I asked you 800 times Could I take you to the doctor and have?

0:02:00 – Kayla

and I said no, because nothing was coming between us and that Disney trip so we walked an average of seven miles a day yeah, and.

0:02:09 – Brian

You did fine.

0:02:10 – Kayla

I did. I can bend, I have full range of motion, so yeah, there you go so but yeah, it was memorable and terrifying. I hit the top step and then landed on like the fifth step. I bounced down four steps. Sorry, my right leg and hip took most of the impact the bruise is almost gone. Almost it’s. Yeah, still got some swelling. So we’re watching that, but everything I’ve read tells me four to six.

0:02:38 – Brian

I think I could put a needle in there. I think you’re not doing anything and get rid of swell.

0:02:43 – Kayla

I think I could put a needle too, but it won’t end well, oh. All right then I think, I just got threatened on a national podcast, and that’s okay, so there’s something very fun that has emerged this fall. We are now evening. What? Tea people you love a good cup of tea. Yes, I’m so proud I have converted you.

0:03:07 – Brian

Oh yes, this little British woman of mine.

0:03:10 – Kayla

Yeah.

0:03:11 – Brian

I’ll do two cups of tea in the morning.

0:03:13 – Kayla

I bought us a fancy kettle and a teapot.

0:03:17 – Brian

Fancy kettle I did you excited about that.

0:03:21 – Kayla

I used it several times. Yes, so yeah, it’s all good.

0:03:26 – Brian

So we’re not gonna be playing any Olympic games or anything like that. When you said, you know, hey, what are we doing in the evenings now it’s like we’re not falling down the stairs I’m gonna say that oh too soon. Too okay, too soon. Wasn’t too soon to go walk seven miles a day at Disney, was it?

0:03:43 – Kayla

average nine, but okay, okay, to say that our trip was magical is an understatement, and I know that sounds very cliche, but we wanted to share with you some of our thoughts, reflections and stories on our week at the most magical place on earth. So what would you say? First, be for me?

0:04:09 – Brian

mm-hmm. Good, or can I just run the gambit? Okay, let me say this you need to go ahead and prepare for some curveballs when traveling.

0:04:19 – Kayla

Yeah, this, especially if you fly on Thanksgiving Day, right?

0:04:24 – Brian

We booked our flights to leave at like 1130 on Thanksgiving Day. Hop Delta canceled that flight and moved us to a 550 am Flight. Uh-huh, we live 45 minutes from the airport so we had to get up a little earlier and Little earlier.

0:04:47 – Kayla

We got up at two. We had to be up at 2 am.

0:04:50 – Brian

So that kind of stuff. So, and then, not only that, when we flew back, instead of going through Atlanta, they actually route us through New York and shifted our layover from five hours to how long? Eight hours that was pleasant and when you have an eight hour layover.

When you leave Orlando and you go to New York. We were told that you have to go to the when you will end in New York. Since it’s an eight hour layover, you have to go down to the whole luggage carousel you have to leave, go get your baggage and check back in. You have to actually leave the airport, go outside, come back in recheck your bags craziest thing ever done go back through security and do all and do. And then we did, we did.

0:05:37 – Kayla

It was it was okay, but it wasn’t what we plan no, and it was a little nerve-wracking because this was a new airport for us, but it was a wonderful airport. Yes, and we saw every inch of it in eight hours. So yeah, better party of one. Another thing for us, our arrival day at Disney World is always low-key. We aren’t these people that try to be there by noon and be checked in and drop off our luggage and go hit a park.

No we always ease into the trip. We spend the evening at Disney Springs, which this time we had the delight of Of spending the evening with some of our friends.

0:06:18 – Brian

Some of our friends, stan and.

0:06:20 – Kayla

Stan and Jose and Eric, and we did dinner with them. We always do dinner at Disney Springs and then our park day start on day two after a good night’s rest, so that we can not be half dead trying to navigate our first day in the park and we had a great meal that night and we did let me just say that the restaurants at Disney and Disney Springs.

0:06:45 – Brian

Oh, they’re still yeah, they’re there, they’re just stellar. And let me say this as well We’ll talk about the whole food allergy thing here in a minute.

0:06:52 – Kayla

Yeah.

0:06:53 – Brian

You got to be willing to like throw out the script. Whatever your plan is, throw it out. We flexed and went back to Epcot for a second day. Instead of Animal Kingdom, there are four parks at Disney. Animal Kingdom is probably our least. I like it.

0:07:13 – Kayla

Mm-hmm, but it’s actually not my least favorite park spoiler We’ll come back to that.

0:07:17 – Brian

We’ll come back to that, but Let me say this it’s the largest park. Yeah and you’re gonna walk.

0:07:24 – Kayla

There’s the fewest rides and, being that it was cold for Florida, we were afraid that the safari would be kind of underwhelming because the animals may be hibernating instead of coming out to play. So we just opted to take another day at Epcot, and we were really glad we did. It was very Relaxing and fun and when had fish and we got to ride Remy’s Ratatouille adventure.

0:07:50 – Brian

That was yeah, Go to France but if you’re gonna go on on vacation and you start learning what you like to do, don’t just stick to a plan that’s like pre-crafted. Do what you enjoy doing.

0:08:04 – Kayla

Yeah. So make it your yes not someone else’s expectation of your trip. For us, we have learned plan for rest.

0:08:15 – Brian

I just sing the docks all. We would go to park in the morning for like we get there at 830 because we had early access. We’d stay for four or five hours, we’d have lunch and we go back and we usually about two.

0:08:29 – Kayla

We get back to the room, we go back and take a little nap and then head back out around because, keep in mind, these parks open, for If you’re staying on property. The parks open anywhere from 730 to 830. And you can be in there until like nine or ten o’clock at night, depending on which park it is.

0:08:51 – Brian

So and I’m not 35 anymore. And I what was wait?

0:08:56 – Kayla

I felt that no, I’m not either. Okay, and I really felt it this trip. So yeah okay, every grown-up is Asking for a meltdown if you’re trying to be in a park from 6 am Until 10 pm With no rest in between. So, and we saw some adults, we did, we saw, we saw a meltdown.

0:09:15 – Brian

We we were in Magic Kingdom and these kids were having a mouth.

0:09:19 – Kayla

Oh my gosh.

0:09:20 – Brian

And the dad turned to the kids and says if y’all do not shut up, I will kill the mouse. I I had to walk away. I was gone, g-o-n-e, I was. That was the funniest thing I have heard in a lot of you. There’s kids but he says I will kill the mouse. Yeah, so yeah. But naps were a great thing. Yeah, I kind of miss them. Now we’re back.

0:09:44 – Kayla

I know right, this is a little real in the afternoon I’m like I really use.

I Wasted so much energy. This is just a reflection for me. There are so many things when you travel that are outside of your control. Will we stay healthy? What if? What if something happens with our house while we’re gone? What if there’s an issue with the plane? What if our luggage gets lost? And for this trip, in Retrospect, it was probably pretty Stupid in some ways to take a trip with my leg the way it was, because there were so many unknowns. Is it going to heal? Have I broken something? But I wasted so much Personal energy on all of that and it ended up. None of it came true and I thank God for that. But it was just a reminder to me. Be okay with what you can’t control and just enjoy being in the moment, because I think I did rob myself of Pockets of time where I would kind of I saw where it was going to be 16 degrees.

At home and I worried about our pipes and everything was fine. But yeah, so you also had a worry.

0:11:04 – Brian

I worried about the food.

0:11:05 – Kayla

I have all these food and that was a just worry.

0:11:08 – Brian

I have all these different food allergies. Now we have a friend, deborah, who also has food allergies and she goes to Disney a lot and she said they’re gonna take care of you. Well, I had never been there with all these food allergies. And she was right.

0:11:21 – Kayla

They were stellar Disney and there and when you struggle with allergies, share with them exactly what Disney did for you every time we checked in for a meal every time we checked in for a meal.

0:11:32 – Brian

You check in on the app and one of the things they asked you do you have any food allergies? And I would actually check my for food allergies. Yeah, and then when we got seated, the waitress or waiter would actually come to the table and walk me through it. They even said that the chef would come out and talk to me.

0:11:50 – Kayla

They brought you a special menu. They brought me a special menu a friend, our ticket was stamped with an allergy sticker.

0:11:56 – Brian

Yeah, so they knew instantly. Yeah, I’d never had a single Issue no at Disney regarding food, not a single issue. And they actually made allergy free Thanksgiving dressing. I had turkey allergy free cranberry sauce.

0:12:13 – Kayla

I don’t think you have ever been that excited allergy free.

0:12:16 – Brian

Gravy it baby, because a lot of that stuff would have a girl, that kind of stuff in it and I was able to. It was glorious. Yeah, it was pretty exciting. I just sat there for three hours. I mean it was. It was great. Ladies and gentlemen, we now have an unpopular opinion.

0:12:37 – Kayla

Magic Kingdom is just chaos, it just for us.

0:12:42 – Brian

Now let me just say once Again we do not have small children. Okay, magic Kingdom is the one that has the big castle, the castle, the big castle.

0:12:50 – Kayla

Okay by far, for obvious reasons. It’s the most loud park, there are the most meltdowns, the longest wait times. Our anxiety level actually rose after spending a day there, would you agree? So from now on we’ve decided we’ll just do what.

0:13:10 – Brian

Half a day. Half a day. There’s like three little rides there that we enjoy and there’s a restaurant now there that we enjoy and we will go to that.

0:13:20 – Kayla

We’ll go do the castle and we’ll do the shows. We love the very Merry Christmas party, so we will probably go for that. But as far as telling ourselves we have to spend 12 hours at Magic Kingdom, we will be very transparent. We do not typically nitpick at each other, but that was the one day we were really cranky with each other and we finally realized it’s this park, so we left and we rode People Mover, which was something we. That was kind of fun.

0:13:51 – Brian

It’s kind of fun. Now the entrance and exit of People Mover is very diff.

0:13:55 – Kayla

I found very odd, it’s a steep yeah.

0:13:58 – Brian

And difficult. But, there you go. Let me say this Even though it’s the most magical place on earth, it may not be the safest. We were taking some pictures at Hollywood Studios that was in Star Wars land and the guy said set your purse down here.

0:14:17 – Kayla

Next to him.

0:14:18 – Brian

Next to him. Yeah, and a little kid came up, apparently.

0:14:23 – Kayla

Unzipped my purse.

0:14:24 – Brian

Unzipped your purse and we Are you.

0:14:28 – Kayla

We wanted to think it was innocent, but when I turned I saw the parent pull the kid off my purse. So I don’t know if we interrupted something or if, or if she saw it. She just realized you’re in someone else’s bag. I don’t know.

Let’s just say that as a safety precaution I did not set my purse down. It was like a Women will understand this. It was like a cross body bag. I just wore it for the rest of the trip because it was a bit. It rattled us a little bit. I mean, if anything had been taken, my wallet and your wallet were in the bag and it could have ended a lot worse.

0:15:06 – Brian

But nothing was taken.

0:15:07 – Kayla

Don’t let your guard down even though you’re in Disney World. Be what was your best meal Next to the Thanksgiving meal.

0:15:16 – Brian

There’s a barbecue place that’s in the Toy Story land, it’s in Hollywood Studios, I think it’s rodeo, roundup rodeo or something like that. Yeah, I think all is the best barbecue I’ve ever had in my life, and that says something, because I’ve been to a place out in Texas that’s famous.

0:15:35 – Kayla

But y’all, it was incredible. Yes, and they brought you a basket. We couldn’t do more than one order.

0:15:44 – Brian

But they brought you barbecue chicken, brisket ribs, trying to think of what else. There was some pork in there, I believe, and we couldn’t even sausage sausage. And then you, and then there were allergen safe sides I had, we had mac and cheese coleslaw. Now, the baked beans were out of this world and they roasted corn on the cob.

They brought these Allergen safe biscuits, so I had with red pepper jelly, so I took a biscuit Something that I like to do and I chomped it up, now chomped it up, took my fork and broke it up, now chomped it up.

0:16:20 – Kayla

Well, you did, my friend.

0:16:22 – Brian

Derek’s, listen this, he’s going to just die. I took my fork and kind of crumbled it to the biscuit up and then poured those baked beans over that biscuit. You were so happy. I was happy as a pig and slop. It was glorious. At Disney there are two famous Star Wars rides.

0:16:39 – Kayla

Mm-hmm.

0:16:40 – Brian

One’s called the rise of the resistance, one is called the Millennium Falcon Rise. The resistance is a total, immersive experience.

0:16:50 – Kayla

It does not Disappoint, do it. I’m just living up to all the height.

0:16:56 – Brian

If you are a Star Wars fan, go ride that right, it’s probably the most epic ride I’ve ever done and we did that. Then we went and rode the Falcon and the Falcon was just underwhelming it really was. So yeah.

0:17:10 – Kayla

Be prepared. If you do the Falcon, it’s very interactive. You’re either a pilot, gunner, gunner or engineer, so you actually have to play a role. I ended up being an engineer. I couldn’t even tell you what was going on the screen, because I just kept having to press buttons that lit up, so I have no idea what happened on the screen. Rise of the resistance, though, was Everything.

0:17:35 – Brian

I agree.

0:17:35 – Kayla

We did it twice just because the first time you wanted to take pictures, the second time you actually just wanted to enjoy the ride and I was really proud of you for that.

0:17:47 – Brian

So we do recommend Disney and we say this it isn’t the cheapest place on earth, oh, no, but you know, it is definitely a budget and save over time kind of thing.

0:17:57 – Kayla

So that would.

0:17:58 – Brian

We would highly recommend it. Go out, enjoy life, have fun, have some great meals.

0:18:04 – Kayla

So they’ll take all the pictures for you.

0:18:09 – Brian

Christmas. It is the time of year for Christmas movies and Christmas shows. You Love this time of.

0:18:16 – Kayla

I do. What did we watch Saturday?

0:18:20 – Brian

Muppets Christmas Carol use and.

0:18:23 – Kayla

This is season to be merry and jolly. I that we’ve gotten that out of our system. We thought, as we do every year, we would share a few of our must-watch Christmas shows, and then we’ll go ahead and give a teaser. Our trivia question is going to be what do you think we should watch? We’re gonna go ahead and tell you that, but be what. What are some of our must-watch Christmas movies?

0:18:52 – Brian

There’s a. There’s another Muppet thing by the Jim Henson company called Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas and the music in it is just incredible. The guy who wrote the music for Muppets Christmas Carol, also did the music in Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas and it’s great. I mean we love it. It’s a sweet story and it’s fun, miss Kayla.

0:19:16 – Kayla

This one may not be recommended for kids, but one of our favorite Christmas movies is for Christmases. It’s again it’s. It’s probably not necessarily Family-friendly, but if you’re having an adult date night, it’s, it’s definitely where we highly recommend it.

0:19:36 – Brian

Probably my all-time favorite Christmas movie is white Christmas with with Bing Crosby. Yeah, danny, danny Kay, it’s great Maybe.

0:19:48 – Kayla

I think so, yeah, okay and then oh. It’s so good, we watch it at least twice every Christmas love it.

0:19:56 – Brian

Miss Kayla, one of your favorite movies.

0:19:59 – Kayla

Yeah again, apparently I’m just a heathen.

0:20:01 – Brian

Maybe not again for young kids, but National Lampoon’s Christmas vacation and you quote what’s your favorite quote it’s a Butte, it’s a butte, clark, she says it all the time, y’all. She loves that there are these little claymation shows. My favorite is the year without a Santa Claus. It has heat, miser and snow. I’m Mr White Christmas.

0:20:30 – Kayla

I’m Mr Snow, that’s right. So that’s and they didn’t know they were getting dinner in a show.

0:20:36 – Brian

They didn’t know this is and this is, you don’t even have to pay for this today. This is free y’all. Another one of those. So there’s Rudolph, which I also enjoy. Yeah, so that’s fun. Yeah there’s also one, isn’t there one about the island of misfit toilet, I think so, but I think that’s part of Rudolph isn’t it.

0:20:57 – Kayla

Yeah, so we also like the Santa Claus. Maybe, there’s three of them and I will admit we love the first one, we love the second one. Could totally lived without the third one. Maybe some people love it. Go on, go right.

0:21:13 – Brian

Jack Frost? I think it’s Steve. What’s his name? The Maybe not.

0:21:19 – Kayla

Martin.

0:21:19 – Brian

Short. I doesn’t Martin Short play Jack Frost in that.

0:21:22 – Kayla

I think so, but Tim Allen is the.

0:21:25 – Brian

He’s the main star, so but but we love the first two. Now, I’ll admit we’ve not seen any of that Netflix series based on the movies. No, not yet I’m not seeing any of that.

0:21:35 – Kayla

A Charlie Brown Christmas one of my favorites you love it, don’t you?

0:21:41 – Brian

I do, were they. They say the crew, y’all. She’s over here, she’s got her little hands like a little girl, she’s smiling, so it’s gonna be a fun few weeks, okay, two others really quickly.

0:21:53 – Kayla

I of course love to watch Harry Potter during Christmas cuz a lot of their movies are set stop.

0:21:59 – Brian

I don’t care if it’s Thursday, august 24th and there’s a Harry Potter marathon on USA Network, you’re watching it, and when you get me hooked in then you get nothing done.

0:22:12 – Kayla

Yes, I don’t care.

0:22:13 – Brian

I especially like the final two the deathly Hallows one day.

0:22:17 – Kayla

Finally, for me, my final choice would be the polar express. It’s a great little movie. I like it.

0:22:24 – Brian

I find it, it’s okay.

0:22:26 – Kayla

It’s supposed to be pretend, but yeah what would you know?

0:22:30 – Brian

This is real, potter’s not real. Let’s just go on record.

0:22:34 – Kayla

What would your final choice be? Do you have one Christmas? Yeah, I don’t, we hit yours, okay.

0:22:41 – Brian

Star Wars there is the Star Wars holiday special there is now.

0:22:46 – Kayla

That’s pretty cute.

0:22:47 – Brian

Yeah, there we go so anyway, those are ours.

0:22:52 – Kayla

If you go to our website and you answer this question correctly, you will win a peas and carrots coffee mug and some stickers.

0:23:02 – Brian

Some stickers, okay, and what is that question, miss Kayla?

0:23:06 – Kayla

What is your favorite Christmas movie that we should watch?

0:23:10 – Brian

Okay, so you go to our website. It’s peas and carrots podcast calm. When you get there, look for the trivia button, click that.

0:23:18 – Kayla

You can answer this question, miss Kayla what is your favorite Christmas movie that we should watch?

0:23:24 – Brian

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0:23:33 – Kayla

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