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I pray because I believe, and I believe because I pray.

Joseph Walker--Deseret Morning News

Utah, United States

Kelly is the mother of 5 adorable kids--4 boys and a girl. The girl came in a package with a boy (twins). Kelly is married to a charming young man who lives and breathes computers. They are also guardians for three nieces and a nephew.

She is active in the community having served as PTA President of a local elementary school, on the board of the Salt Lake Mothers of Twins, as a district round-table trainer with the Cub Scouts, as a volunteer for Sidelines (a support network for Women on bed rest during pregnancy) and she and her husband are active in the LDS Church.

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Salt Lake LDS Temple Centennial with a full 3D model of the building in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. This Single Image Stereogram was done at the 100 year anniversary of the building's completion.

Printed at 18x24 inches.

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"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

Helaman 5:12

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Milking a goat!?

Okay, so I am finally able to get to my own blog. I just finished adding a section to my website called "What I Believe...". It goes into some depth telling what the LDS Church believes. This was a major project which ended up added about 30 + pages to my website. I think my site now has over 500 pages in all.

So, here I am.

Sometimes, life is just funny. This afternoon I got a phone call from a neighbor. She is planning to head out of town for a week and wanted to know if we would help take care of her goat while she is away. This would include milking it twice a day.

Now I have taken care of dogs, cats, the mail, the lawn...but never milked a goat before. I grew up in suburbia. The closest we got to a farm animal was a visit to a petting zoo. That is until we moved to our present location.

One day last summer we found ourselves with a young cow in our front yard. On other days it is not uncommon to find a herd of deer in our back yard. But the funniest one was watching a dog chase an emu through the neighbor's fence. That emu didn't even slow down for the fence.

So, I took the kids (human kids) up to the neighbors so we could learn how to milk one of her goats. We will see how well this goes. I'll let you all know if I get kicked by the thing or if I fall in anything.

Such adventures!

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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Life(stops) Music

My favorite song is on the radio and nobody better say anything, do anything--except perhaps to sing along. Some of these songs are critical to breathing.

My taste in music is very eclectic. It spans three decades consisting of such genres as country, pop, classic rock, contemporary rock and Christian. It runs the gamut from Alabama, Amy Grant and Backstreet Boys to Roxette and Bon Jovi.

As with any music the words by themselves do not make the song. Often it is the music itself that draws me into a particular song. Bruce Hornsby, for instance, has an incredible piano sound. Bryan Adams improved upon a very good song, Heaven, by redoing it unplugged. Celine Dion and Peter Cetera have voices that are very distinct and could make just about any song at hit. And some songs just have a very good message in them and it does not matter who sings it. True Colors, which was originally done by Cyndi Lauper, sounds just as good done by Phil Collins. At the same time there are those songs that are Lifestops for no apparent reason other than they are just good songs.

I have not stopped adding to my favorite songs list. Just recently I have discovered Michael Buble...sigh! His new hits "Home" and "Save the Last Dance for Me" are definite residence of my list.

I have compiled this list with the lyrics on my website.

What do you think makes a great song? What are your favorites?


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