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.
"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."
I would like to make a plug for yet another blog. This blog was set up by my husband but he included me as a contributor. This new blog (A Tangled Web) at http://tangleweb.blogspot.com/ was set up to help other people who are faced with rasing the children of relatives for whatever reason, but mostly for those who are raising these children because of the behavior of the parents.
When we began our own journey in taking care of three nieces and a nephew we had no idea what resources there were to help us. We have had to do a lot of leg work and still find ourselves seeking answers. We want to share what we have learned and seek out those who may have something to share, as well.
If you know someone who is in this situation please pass the word.
01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink. 02. Swam with wild dolphins 03. Climbed a mountain. (part of one) 04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive. 05. Been inside the Great Pyramid. 06. Held a tarantula. 07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone. 08. Said 'I love you' and meant it. 09. Hugged a tree. 10. Bungee jumped 11. Visited Paris 12. Watched a lightning storm at sea. 13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise. 14. Seen the Northern Lights 15. Gone to a huge sports game. 16. Been to the leaning Tower of Pisa 17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables 18. Touched an iceberg 19. Slept under the stars 20. Changed a baby's diaper (had three in diapers at the same time.) 21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon 22. Watched a meteor shower 23. Gotten drunk on champagne. 24. Given more than you can afford to charity. 25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope 26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment. 27. Had a food fight 28. Bet on a winning horse 29. Asked out a stranger 30. Had a snowball fight 31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can. 32. Held a lamb. 33. Seen a total eclipse. 34. Ridden a roller coaster. 35. Hit a home run. 36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was watching. 37. Adopted an accent for an entire day. 38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment. 39. Had two hard drives for your computer 40. Visited all 50 states (been to 26 of them) 41. Taken care of someone who was drunk. 42. Had amazing friends [still do] 43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country 44. Watched wild whales 45. Stolen a sign 46. Backpacked in Europe 47. Taken a road-trip 49. Midnight walk on the beach 50. Gone sky diving 51. Visited Ireland 52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love 53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them 54. Visited Japan 55. Milked a cow (milked a goat) 56. Alphabetized your cds 57. Pretended to be a superhero 58. Sung karaoke 59. Lounged around in bed all day 60. Posed nude in front of strangers 61. Gone scuba diving 62. Kissed in the rain 63. Played in the mud 64. Played in the rain 65. Gone to a drive-in theater 66. Visited the Great Wall of China 67. Started a business 68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken 69. Toured ancient sites 71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight 72. Gotten married 73. Been in a movie 74. Crashed a party. 75. Gotten divorced 76. Gone without food for 5 days. 77. Made cookies from scratch 78. Won first prize in a costume contest 79. Ridden a gondola in Venice 80. Gotten a tattoo 81. Rafted the Snake River 82. Been on television news programs as an "expert" 83. Got flowers for no reason 84. Performed on stage 85. Been to Las Vegas 86. Recorded music 87. Eaten shark 88. Gone to a movie by yourself. 89. Gone to Thailand 90. Bought a house 91. Been in a combat zone 92. Buried one/both of your parents 93. Been on a cruise ship 94. Spoken more than one language fluently 95. Performed in Rocky Horror. 96. Raised children [still doing it] 97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour 98. Created and named your own constellation of stars 99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country 100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over 101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge 102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking 103. Had plastic surgery 104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived. 105. Wrote articles for a large publication 106. Lost over 100 pounds. 107. Held someone while they were having a flashback 108. Piloted an airplane 109. Petted a stingray 110. Broken someone's heart. 111. Helped an animal give birth 112. Won money on a T.V. game show 113. Broken a bone. 114. Gone on an African photo safari 115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced 116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol 117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild 118. Ridden a horse 119. Had major surgery 120. Had a snake as a pet 121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours. 123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states 124. Visited all 7 continents 125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days 126. Eaten kangaroo meat 127. Eaten sushi 128. Had your picture in the newspaper 129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about 130. Gone back to school 131. Parasailed 132. Petted a cockroach 133. Eaten fried green tomatoes 134. Read The Iliad and the Odyssey 135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school and read (LOTS!) 136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating. 137. Skipped all your school reunions 138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language 139. Been elected to public office 140. Written your own computer language 141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream 142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care 143. Built your own PC from parts 144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you 145. Had a booth at a street fair 146: Dyed your hair 147: Been a DJ 148: Shaved your head 149: Caused a car accident 150: Saved someone's life