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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.

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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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On Friday, November 02, 2007 7:18:00 AM, Blogger nanc wrote...

ours are 15 and 16 and gave up halloween eight years ago due to reasons of faith - no, we're not jehova witlesses!

i still buy several bags of assorted candy and put it in a large bowl on the counter for all to have throughout the month.

On Friday, November 02, 2007 8:58:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Nanc, I can understand your reason for abstaining from Halloween.

It isn't exactly a very HOLY holiday. I don't like my kids to dress up in bloody and gorey costumes. For them it is just a fun day to dress up and get candy.

ON a side note to this: we don't give out Easter baskets ON Easter. WE do the eggs and baskets the day before so that we can focus on the real meaning of that day ON Easter.

On Friday, November 09, 2007 8:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

I'm disappointed that you don't have ANY Bon Jovi on your playlist. :(


On Friday, November 09, 2007 9:06:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Starla, the choices for it were fact I didn't add a LOT of songs that I I said, it was a sample.

It is still a work in progress.

On Sunday, November 11, 2007 12:45:00 PM, Blogger nanc wrote...

you and brooke and your buble!

give my regards to the veterans in your family, kelly.

On Sunday, November 11, 2007 11:40:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Michael Buble...SIGH!!

On Tuesday, November 13, 2007 11:51:00 PM, Blogger mimiscraps wrote...

hey we got our house!!! It has a pool! I'll post pictures on my blog soon.

On Monday, November 19, 2007 9:32:00 AM, Blogger Brooke wrote...

I always hand out something like a single dum-dum or smarty to an un-costumed teen, and I make sure to give something really good to the little ones right in front of 'em.

My hubby says I'm mean. >:)

On Monday, November 19, 2007 10:57:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...


What a novel a cheap little piece of candy to an uncostumed teenager. he he he he!

On Wednesday, November 21, 2007 12:05:00 AM, Blogger John wrote...

Happy Thanksgiving Kelly.

On Wednesday, November 21, 2007 9:33:00 AM, Blogger Brooke wrote...

Happy Thanksgiving, Kelly!

On Wednesday, November 21, 2007 1:25:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!


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