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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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Saturday, July 14, 2007

When it rains it pours!

My husband has longed to have a nice big workshop of his own to tinker and build stuff. We have been in this house for 2 1/2 years and we are finally getting around to getting the shop/garage built.

After getting the permit from the city we hired a guy to do the foundation and flatwork cement for it. Last Tuesday he came with his crew to dig the trench for the foundation. In the process of digging they had to cut a couple sprinkler lines. My husband was warned about this and told not to run those lines until they have been reconnected.

During the day as I was watching the dig I thought, "we might want to shut off the sprinklers." But, that was the last thought of it until the next morning.

6 am, he and I were just waking up when he ran to the window. "OH NO!!" were his only words. Suddenly, the full impact of those words hit me and I remembered that I forgot to tell him....not knowing that HE had been told to turn the spinklers OFF and had also forgotten.
Well, to make a long story short, we found ourselves bailing water out of a moat for the next 2 hours.
This pushed the project off for a few days as the concrete guy had to have dry ground to work with.

Now, you should know that we have had NICE very hot weather for the last week or so. NO PROBLEM. It will be dry in a day. NOT SO! The next day we had rain.

NOW for the icing on the cake. Afterwords I hosed down my husbands shoes. As I set them on the front porch to dry I rammed my foot into a rock and broke my toe.

Yup! It's been a good week. ;)

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On Tuesday, July 17, 2007 6:01:00 PM, Blogger Phelonius wrote...



Man, so sorry. Been there and done that. Now, seeing as we are gluttons for punishment and have no common sense, my wife and I gave hired more contractors for a renovation project of our room and bathroom.

WE never learn......

On Wednesday, July 18, 2007 12:16:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Luckily for us, most of the building of this workshop/garage will be done by us. We did most of our basement ourselves and so this "should" be a fairly easy job.

Oh,..and I didn't mention that I strained a few muscles just below my left shoulder as we bailed water from our moat. I was in a LOT of pain for a bit. ALL BETTER NOW!

So, what is this project you are working on?

You are right...we never learn. sigh...:)

On Sunday, July 22, 2007 7:55:00 PM, Blogger Phelonius wrote...

Oh, my project?

Merely the reconstruction of our bedroom and bathroom, as well as refinishing the floor in the living room.

Merely, I say, because some of this I should have been doing, but life has been getting in the way.

This house is getting WAY too small for all of us. I keep telling my wife that if we are going to get more teenagers we need to just buy a bigger house.

On Sunday, July 22, 2007 8:08:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Needing a bigger house is a good reason we moved 2 1/2 years ago. We were "ok" in our smaller house with our 5 kids, but when we added 4 more kids to the mix...ya, bigger house was screaming to be built.


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