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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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"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, July 11, 2006

One red paperclip

As a fan of the paperclip I couldn't help notice this story:

Man turns paper clip into house

Taking a paper clip and turning it into a house sounds like a cheesy magic trick or a phony instance of resourcefulness on the 1980s TV show "MacGyver."

By Brian Bergstein Associated Press
People work on the house that Kyle MacDonald bartered a red paper clip for in Kipling, Saskatchewan, Canada. MacDonald will take ownership of the three-bedroom, 1,100-square-foot building Wednesday.

Kyle MacDonald, however, has pulled it off.
One year ago, the 26-year-old blogger from Montreal set out to barter one red paper clip for something and that thing for something else, over and over again until he had a house.

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Way to go Kyle!

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On Tuesday, July 11, 2006 11:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

This is an awesome story. Fortunately, for people who would like to do the same sort of thing without going to all the trouble of setting up and maintaining their own blog and what not, there's already a website that will let you do this sort of stuff.

It may or may not be what you're looking for, but could be usefull:

On Tuesday, July 11, 2006 11:20:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

I guess he has sparked an idea.

On Monday, July 24, 2006 4:27:00 PM, Blogger John wrote...

Only in America.

Hey Kell. I've obviously been out of town for awhile and don't get on the web too often, but thank you for keeping my blog warm.

Be back soon...


On Tuesday, July 25, 2006 11:49:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Hey John! Thanks for coming by and its good to hear you are having a nice vacation.

Yes! only in America!

On Sunday, July 30, 2006 9:21:00 AM, Blogger nanc wrote...

that is superb!

thanks for stopping by, kelly.

the "i stand with israel banner" was initially warren's idea - so the credit goes to him. i have the directions on how to get one if you'd like. i'll check back later.

have a day!

On Sunday, July 30, 2006 9:22:00 AM, Blogger nanc wrote...

i'll trace the secret for a hundred dollars...hehehe

On Sunday, July 30, 2006 9:23:00 AM, Blogger nanc wrote...

oops "trade", not trace.

On Monday, July 31, 2006 6:45:00 PM, Blogger nanc wrote...

kelly - here's a link to get your very own banner:

and i found it at:

otherwise known as infidel blogger's alliance, a site i'm sure everybody with an ounce of sense would appreciate!

On Monday, July 31, 2006 9:53:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Thanks, Nanc!

On Tuesday, August 01, 2006 5:15:00 AM, Blogger nanc wrote...

the banner is lovely.

and, you're welcome.

On Wednesday, August 02, 2006 6:48:00 PM, Blogger nanc wrote...

a great photo essay here, kelly:

madze said he will do a 9 av post this evening or tomorrow. he puts a great twist on jewish holy days and the torah.

On Wednesday, August 23, 2006 6:42:00 AM, Blogger John Roper wrote...

Hi kelly, I've been blogging on stumble upon. Here is the URL

I have an idea for an article on my blogspot blog, but I'm still in the thinking process.

See you later!

On Wednesday, August 23, 2006 8:27:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

I've been on a bit of a sabbatical with my blog, as well. I have had many ideas...but not much time to write them up.

BTW..John R....we are the same age...I think I might have mentioned that before...not sure.

On Wednesday, August 23, 2006 1:09:00 PM, Blogger John Roper wrote...

It's done, Kelly.


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