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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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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Top Ten Posts

In May 2005 I launched the Paperclippings blog. I have had a website by the same name since 2003 or there about. Over the last 2 1/2 years I have had some favorite entries. These posts are MY favorite entries. These are not in any particular order.

  1. Music and Memory (Friday, June 17, 2005)
  2. My Big Fear (Wednesday, June 15, 2005)
  3. My Passport to Geekdom (Wednesday, July 13, 2005)
  4. From Sea to Shining Sea (Thursday, November 17, 2005)
  5. A "Christmas Carol" Forever Changed (Wednesday, December 27, 2006)
  6. Turning Hearts to our Fathers (Wednesday, April 05, 2006)
  7. A picture worth a thousand words (Saturday, November 11, 2006)
  8. Our Hike to Cecret Lake (Friday, June 03, 2005)
  9. In Memory of Velcro the Cat (Monday, April 23, 2007)
  10. Discovery Rises to the Occasion (Wednesday, July 05, 2006)

I have other favorites, but decided to keep it to 10.

Below is the top ten most popular posts from this blog. These are posts that have brought the most comments. These are in order. Ya, so you can see just how few people come to my humble abode.

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    Friday, November 23, 2007

    Giving Thanks

    As Thanksgiving Day came to a close I sat to reflect on the day. I have much to be thankful for. I have a wonderful family, including the best hubby in the world (ok, the rest of you will just have to settle for less...LOL...ok, so he's wonderful, at any rate.) I have great neighbors. I have some pretty good friends....dang good friends, I tell ya.

    I give thanks to God for all those things and all else He has given me.

    ...but most of all I give thanks to the turkey who gave its all for the betterment of my tummy.

    Some things said around the table yesterday:

    "This sure is a fowl day!"

    "Let's talk turkey."

    "How about we talk Greece, instead."

    "You sure have a fowl mouth."

    On the more serious side


    We talked of Happiness, Gratitude, Hope and Faith.

    All in all, it was a good day!


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    Thursday, November 01, 2007

    Why teenagers shouldn't be allowed to trick or treat ;)

    My youngest teenager still likes to go out trick or treating. He is on that fence between wanting to be a kid and wanting to be grown up. His costume was a bedraggled-hair wig...period. He carried a small cooler with the strap around his neck. Rather than say, "Trick or Treat." His plan was to say, "donations!!?, donations!!?"

    We let him go out anyway because he was taking a couple of the younger boys with him. least he didn't come back with a pillow case full of candy like some of our other kids.

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