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I pray because I believe, and I believe because I pray.

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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.

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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, April 26, 2008

I've been tagged...sorta

Patrick at Born Again Redneck had been tagged and rather than pass the tag onto specific people he said, "Now I'm supposed to name 5 or 6 people I want to know more about but I'm just going to tag anybody who reads this because I'd like to know more about everyone who reads my blog."
Well, since I read his blog on a regular basis, I guess I should consider myself tagged.
Here are the rules of this tag.
The rules:

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answer.
1) What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was a mom with 5 young kids who ranged in ages from 7 on down to 1.
2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
Grocery shopping
Pick up some things from my mom
Clean the kitchen
Do some laundry
Fix dinner
3) Snacks I enjoy:
Ritz crackers and cheese
Popcorn with lots of butter
Jumbo shrimp (cold with coctail sauce)
4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
-Buy the property behind my house. Plant lots of trees and install play areas for these kids.
-I would start a fund to help families torn apart by meth and other desctructive drugs.
-Buy a nice house for my parents or remodel (overhaul) their existing home because they wouldn't want to move from the house they have lived in for more than 40 years.
-Provide college educations to all 9 kids in this house.
-Then I would save the rest.
5) Three of my bad habits:
Staying up too late at night
Talking too much
Leaving the dishes till the next morning
6) 5 places I have lived (not in any order):
Salt Lake County, UT (Salt Lake City, Kearns, West Jordan, and Herriman)
Ft Collins, CO
Orem, UT
Pembroke, VA
Bluefield, WV
7) 5 jobs I have had:
Kitchen help in a small hospital
Cafeteria help in a large hospital
Reading aide in an elementary school
Webmaster for a small company
Child day care (at home)

Now I need to pick 5 or 6 people to tag. I like Patrick's line of I am going to tag anyone who reads this blog. If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged.


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On Sunday, April 27, 2008 12:00:00 AM, Blogger Joubert wrote...

You're a good sport, Kelly, and a wonderful loving mom.

I hope you soak those dishes you leave till the next day like I do. :)

On Sunday, April 27, 2008 10:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

Arrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhh! Sorry, the tags too personal for me. Maybe next time! ;-)

On Sunday, April 27, 2008 2:38:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Patrick, I do try to get the dishes soaking the night before. Actually, we try to remind the kids to at least rinse their dishes before they put them in the sink, but do they remember...

Just some guy, hey Farmer...going with a new look eh?

On Sunday, April 27, 2008 2:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

Yeah, some hippies mugged me and stole my good name.

On Sunday, April 27, 2008 3:46:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

You should get them for identity theft ;)

On Sunday, April 27, 2008 7:35:00 PM, Blogger Phelonius wrote...

I will just give you mine for reference:

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?
* I was a professional data person working for a leading University in the admissions and financial aid departments.

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
*Play a Mass.
*cook supper.
*sit some more
*get tired of sitting and blog
*what are you complaining about? It is Sundat an d I am supposed to sit!

3) Snacks I enjoy:
*Dried squid
*Doritoes in cheese sauce
*Doritoes with bean dip
*all of the above

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
*Buy Microsoft and then burn it to the ground (?)
*Buy Microsoft and sell it to the Taliban.....
*Buy Microsoft and then try to re-negotiate their deal with the devil....?...

5) Three of my bad habits:
*raising kids
*striking up conversations with my retardo neighbor

6) 5 places I have lived (not in any order):
*Dallas, TX
*White Dear, TX
*Keller, TX
*Rome, Italy
*Waldron, AR

7) 5 jobs I have had:
*Several gigs as a manager at a convenience store
*Gold refiner
*Database specialist
*Associate Director at an Admission Office at a major University
*Daddy, can I have some money?

On Sunday, April 27, 2008 11:53:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

James, you didn't mention the most interesting job you had.

I should put down what my hubby was doing 10 years ago...he was working for a computer game company writing code on Playstation games...that job was followed by writing code for Microsoft for the Xbox.

On Monday, April 28, 2008 10:08:00 AM, Blogger Brooke wrote...

**Running away from tagging**

That dirty hippie fare didn't look at all good to me.

On Tuesday, April 29, 2008 11:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

Dried squid? How come Japan wasn't on your "places lived" list then, phelonius? I always found it amazing to watch what some people were willing to eat, PROVIDED they had a cold brewski handy to wash it down with. ;-)

On Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

How many voices heard?

On Thursday, May 01, 2008 6:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

Kewanio Che Keekeru!

On Thursday, May 01, 2008 11:48:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

I guess there were 9 voices at that time, eh.

Interesting song, FJ.

On Thursday, May 01, 2008 3:52:00 PM, Blogger Phelonius wrote...

Oh that's right. I did forget to mention my gig as an assistant funeral director in a small town in Arkansas.

On Thursday, May 01, 2008 5:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...


On Friday, May 02, 2008 12:24:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

FJ, that was my initial reaction when hearing that James had worked for a funeral home. But I have come to see it as fascinating.

I have learned a lot about his nature from hearing stories about that experience.

From this I have learned of his incredible reverence for life and, by extension, death. There are other things that support this thinking, but this here speaks volumes.

On Sunday, May 04, 2008 12:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

I had a co-worker who had been in the business. Unfortunately, he died about six months ago...

He had experience more heart surgeries that any human being should ever have to...

On Sunday, May 04, 2008 9:23:00 PM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

FJ, some people certainly have more than their share of troubles.

btw...I think it takes a certain kind of person to work in a funeral home. I knew a guy in the mountains of Virginia who owned the local funeral home, there. He was also a local christian minister. Neat guy!

I had not been back to visit that town for more than 15 years. A few years ago I had the chance to visit that small town again. When I got there I found that someone I had known from before had died and his funeral was that day.

It was good to see that same funeral home owner/minister doing his job.

BTW...I was not a member of his congregation, nor do I adhere to his faith, but I considered him a man of great faith.


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