"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal- is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey with delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinder, and jolts, interspersed occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."---Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." - Elbert Hubbard

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Friday, February 27, 2009

A little new camera love.............

My new camera came today... and boy o boy am I in love..................what fun I will have with this.......... (its the Canon 5d Mark ii Teresa.... :)...........)

here is a kiddo overload for you all and a reminder to visit Brooke Snows Blog she is offering some amazing starter classes for photographers......... sheesh she is so cool Id like to go just to hang out with her :)

now on to the overload :) and keep reading for a contest :)
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Ok so I have to know.........if you have made it this far.......which is your favorite???????? I will choose a random comment number for a very cool prize :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

So proud............

Proud probably just does not do it justice...........Spencer got his mission call today. Oklahoma will be so lucky!!! We will all be just so proud. His mom is amazing......the salt of the earth.. and a main reason that we stay in this place we call Metropolis.......
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we love you all.. thank you for letting us join in your joy.
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Monday, February 23, 2009

Jello.............

Its a little known wierd fact about Jerid and I....... sometimes he looks at me and just says jello. I know... you are thinking what? I must admit for the longest time I thought he was talking about my belly.. you know the jiggly part post 5 babies.... I would smile when he would say it... then feel hurt and then wonder just what on earth he was talking about... it was a vicious strange circle... and he kept saying it...

and I kept wondering why.....

He kept telling me... Kelly you know... think about it figure it out...

jello.
whatever Jerid.....

I finally figured it out tonight......one of my favorite movies is My Best Friends Wedding... if you've seen it you will remember the conversation between Kimmy and Julianne....

"He doesn’t want crème brûlée, he wants something else. … He wants Jell-O… Jell-O makes him comfortable."
"I could be Jell-O."
"No, crème brûlée could never be Jell-O."


I am his Jello.... I am his comfortable... I am his safe. And as much as I would maybe like somedays to be crème brûlée I love nothing more than being his jello................

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Austyn and Savanah dressed themselves this weekend......what a riot.....
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We are still working like crazy on the house.... and its funny... the more we work on it the more I love it... Its one of those things.... it may not look like much from the outside looking in but from the inside looking out we are gaining on it. We are putting love in to each and every crooked wall that we work on and we are doing it together... And I would rather that any day over the perfect little house that is empty inside.

that and of course......
jello.

Remembering Anne......

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When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~Kahlil Gibran

Friday, February 20, 2009

O how I want to win this..................

The ever so talented Brooke Snow of Brooke Snow Photography is holding her first ever contest. Im so silly... I never enter in these but this one is one to win!!!! Brooke is another Utah photographer who's work and talent I admire greatly..... (thanks Melz for pointing her out to me) So hop on over to her blog using one of the links above or the links in my sidebar and get ready for some serious eye candy!!!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

tearing down the walls.........

yep... it all started with a cabinet that was leaning a bit...... you see our house is about 150 years old..everything leans.. nothing is straight... the walls are old adobe brick.. the doors have transoms... i adore it in all is odd wonder. Sometimes I wish it wasnt here in Metropolis... ok most of the time I wish that, but I love it nonetheless.

So... J took down the two cabinets above the stove and I figured if he was going to take those out he might as well take the two next to the stove out...... and then it was the wall.. and the other wall and then the ceiling above it.... then the cabinets above the sink and then all the walls in the kitchen... all 7 layers.... paint, paneling, wallpaper, wallpaper that looked like paneling (huh what) and more paint... then adobe brick...... lets just say.... its quite a mess. Quite a mess is really an understatement.

He looks so happy right?

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Did I mention a mess?

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I did find this that I loved and J hated.......
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In the midst of it all... Austyn was busy dressing herself... who needs pants when you are this cute?

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McCall was busy showing me where his teeth will go if he ever gets any :)
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Savanah was helping out.......
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The big kids were no where to be found...........smart kids!!!!
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We are making progress...... I wore the baby on my back most of the weekend while we took down the old roofing tiles..... it was quite a site... I will spare you that photo :)

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We did manage to get the new sheetrock up on the ceiling and hopefully the cabinet man will be here tomorrow to give us an estimate...................my o my what a mess we created... it is interesting to live in it all.

life is funny like that.....layers......and layers and layers......... and lots of hard work to get thru them. I look forward to this project when it is done.......... I look forward to moving ahead.... to the clean slate.. or the clean kitchen... whichever might come first.

Somebody stop me..........

He is just so dang cute... dontcha think?
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Yep I think I could eat him...........
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