Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Joy

It's pure joy to see the girls sitting at the table creating.  As a crafty type of person, it's neat to see the girls have fun with their girl friend and just creating, using a glue gun, and taking joy in what they've created.  I guess you're never to old to learn new things!  They tried to get me to join in but I thought I'd just let them create and I'd just sit back and listen.  Ha ha it was fun.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving I figured now was a good time to reflect on what I'm thankful for. So here goes:
  1. First I'm thankful for my heavenly father who loves me unconditionally
  2.  for my husband of 24 years and my best friend, (he's on vacation this week...when's he going back? ha ha)
  3. for my girls: their smiles, laughter, teasing, drama, need I say more about them, ha,
  4.  for my parents and the love and guidance they've always given me,
  5.  for my sister & brother: for the love & memories,
  6.  for my in-laws: for their love and help thru the years, 
  7. for my Pastor & his wife: they've been such a spiritual influence on my life,
  8.  for my memories of Grandma: oh, how I miss you!!! and Grandpa too,
  9.  I'm thankful for my cousin Jeni and our renewed relationship: we missed out on alot growing up but we are making up for it now! I love her sweet smile and laughter, her positive attitude thru all her ups and downs, 
  10. for my friend Tammy: our relationship is special, like an extra sister (did I really want one?  I don't know. ha ha)
  11. for Sarah: my other daughter, who holds a special place in my heart
  12. for Luke: my daughter's boyfriend, (just remember we can always dig a hole in the back yard if you hurt her, ha ha), he's like the son I didn't have (and maybe didn't want? ha ha)
  13. my job:  I love most of the kids there!  Too many to mention.
  14. for the time I had with Uncle Rick the weekend before he died.  I miss you, especially tomorrow at Thanksgiving.  It won't be the same without you!
I'm sure there's more but I think that's good for now.  I hope everyone that reads this takes time to thank God for the things they are thankful for.  May God bless you this thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

21 years ago

Wow, hard to believe 21 years ago today, Scott & I were blessed with a beautiful baby girl.  She's 21 now and still our beautiful baby girl.  I'm not sure when I changed from being the mom to being the friend.  At least I hope that's how she sees me.  Well, maybe a "mom-friend".  I like it.  (most days) ha.  I really don't like change but I know there's not much I can do about it.  That's what life is...always changing.  But I'm thankful the Lord sees me thru each change.  It's thanksgiving time so what better time to say, "Thank you Lord for our special blessings, Jennifer & Elizabeth."

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Empty Nest?

Is this what it will be like when I have an empty nest?  Boredom. Wondering what I should do? Boy, do I dread the day when I really have an empty nest.  Right now the girls, (age 21 & 17) are at a friends house.  Of course, last night they were all here.  They had a NBA Draft night, go figure.  But I took pictures and dropped in every once in awhile to see what was going on (they were in the basement) and of course I had to  grab some of their snacks! ha. 
Well, really I guess it will just be another phase in the Kelso household.  The Lord knows when it'll happen and I'll be fine.
I'm still figuring out this whole blog thing so....bare with me as I change things up as I learn more.