Thursday, October 30, 2008

Showin Some Love...

I just want to give a little shout out and give my girl, my neighbor, my cousin pitcher takin' props!!! She's doing WONDERFUL in her photography skills and her business is growing!

Thanks Marchelle for being my very own personal photographer! Love ya!!!

Check out her work at

My Daughter Moo and her friend Anna

MOO's Backside

Anna and Moo

Moo's Profile

What's up, Buttercup?

Making our Blogs into Books!

I know we all love our blogs! And I feel that I have typed so many things that are memorable and I worry that someday I'm going to login and it's all going to be gone! Wouldn't that be a tragedy??? Does that scare any of you? Or am I the only one? I know there are much bigger fish to fry and good gravy, ton's of waaayyyy more important issues BUT we are making memories here people! And in the midst of all the trouble in the world, this is a release and it's FUN!

I have met soooo many wonderful Christian ladies here who are truly inspirational! It amazes me! I also really think that my kids, my husband and maybe other family members may get a kick out of reading it! You know? Or maybe they won't care...I don't I'm rambling....but what if they do care and it's just GONE?!

Ok, now I'll get to the point because there really is a point...I promise...OMGosh.....and wouldn't it be soooo cool if we could all meet up someday and have one big bloggers party???? I would love to meet you guys!!! I know, don't say it, I'm rambling....

So anyway, I tried to print mine and it doesn't print right! Has anyone else tried????

I found, and I'm sure there's more, this really cool site that can make our blogs into a BOOK!!! How fun would this be??? There's probably a ton of sites out there with all different prices but this is one that I stumbled upon. I, for one, would not want to spend a ton of money doing this so if any you have already done this and have found a site that is less expensive or if you have found a way to do it yourself...please stand up and give me a HOLLA!

Has anyone ever thought about turning your blog into a book? I have! So..check out this site and tell me your thoughts, if you have any, or tell me that you really don't care and that you have other priorities that don't entail printing a silly blog...


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Girls...

I totally enjoy spending time with the girls and I really love kids movies! I took M, her friend and my niece to see HSM3. It was a great movie and we had a fun time! I will say, that I liked the first two better but Corbin is still a cutie patootie in the 3rd! I really need to stop talking about him, it's becoming a little creepy....

Spending time doing the things they enjoy makes them and me happy.

We are making memories and I love to see the smiles on their pretty little faces.

This picture was taken in the theater after the movie:

The Girls

I have NO idea how those little bubble thoughts got there...hmmmmm


It's Fall....

Is anyone else into Fall?

I love Fall! The crisp chilly air, the smells, the colors, the crackling of the fire in my's such a cozy season.

I was thinking about some of the things we did in the past around this time and a picture popped in my head. M's birthday is in August and she wanted to bob for apples and have a Western themed party. I love this picture....

The party was hit, mainly because there was water involved which involves getting soaking wet!

Now I'll share some more photos....

It was tough but she got one!

Some of you may recognize one of the little dolls in this photo!

The hit of the party - Winnie, the horse cake!

Me and my little cowgirl!

Just wanted to share......I know how much some of you love you some pictures!!

Wordless Wednesday

Frog Legs

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I wanna win!

I'm all about winning a cool toy for my kids or for me and the hubs, for that matter! M and J really want Guitar Hero for Christmas! And this is some AWESOME music for the kids to listen too! Some of my favorites! What a great way to bring more Christian music into our home!

Head over to blogmommas and check out the contest rules and register to win!

Have a great day!

Monday, October 27, 2008


I'm a big baby when it comes to the dark but I love to be scared....Why is that? M wanted to do something spooky over the weekend for Halloween. We headed to a Haunted Hayride only to get there and find out the line was over 3 hours long! No way I was waiting and it was cold and DARK! So, we opted for the Witches Maze in our little town. We paid our money and headed in. M is holding my hand and Dads hand....She's soooo excited but sooo scared at the same time. I wanted to take pictures but I was scared! We get about halfway through the maze and we hear M's name being called...very scary...M is beside herself! We come up on something fully clothed in black that's eerily calling her name....

Mallory the Vampress

M jumped and the Vampress followed us all the way out of the maze....the lovely Vampress was none other than our neighbor who was working at the maze. We headed out and the night ended in M being chased by an ugly pinked wigged "thing"...couldn't get a picture but he chased her almost to the car! Hilarious!


Sweet Dreams!

And M wanted to go back the very next night!

Not Me Monday...

Here we go again....

1. I did not take 3 girls to see HSM3 and I most certainly did not enjoy it!

2. I did not take them to Taco Bell before the movie and I did not eat a taco AND an enchirito. I'm trying to eat better...Taco Bell is NOT in the plan!

3. I did not clean out the garage for 3 hours and did not proceed to sweep it during 50 mph wind gusts!

4. I also did not bag up 3 big bags of trash and set them in the yard while finishing the garage, and did not leave them there "by accident" during the 50 mph winds! I am not a tacky neighbor!
5. I did not go to Walmart because I seriously do not despise that place...Ugh!

6. I did not buy a Dustbuster and I promise you that I did NOT get sooo excited to hurry up and get home and vacuum out my RED!

7. Last but not least, I did not twitter "I heart Corbin!!" and "Corbin can dance, people!!" from my seat at the movie theater! What kind of 42 year old mother would do that??

Now, go visit MckMama's blog and see all the Not Me Monday posts!

Have a fabulous day!!

xo - Keli

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I couldn't resist.....

I know some of you could not get enough so, I wanted to give ya a little reminder and something to think about over the weekend! BWWWAAAHAHAHAHAHA! There was such a GINORMOUS reaction to this photo that I am now selling enlarged prints - please contact me by email for prices!

Friday, October 24, 2008

It's raining it's pouring....

I wish I was snoring! Oh...this weather makes me so sleepy. So...I was checking out the internet to find a game to play and found this! I know it's a preschool website but if you know me, you'll understand!

Have fun!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I found my soul mate...UPDATE

Apparently I'm asleep while I'm at the gym...have you read the ingredients on these things?! Not a big help at all!!! There are 2.5 servings in one bottle. Let me break it down for you...(dancing..oops not that kind of breakin' it down, sorry), anyway, it goes like this...

Per Bottle - 70 calories, Sodium 270mg's, Total Carbs 17 grams

Good gravy - G2 is no help at all! Not my BFF no more! I'm going back to COKE!

And now I've found my new BFF...I've been getting up at 4:45 or so and heading to the gym before work. I sometimes forget my H2O. Then I scrounge around in my bag for $1.50 (crazy!) to grab a G2 from the machine.

Grape G2 caught my eye one day (definitely not a special "headlight to eyes" moment that happened when I met my Red) but a BFF moment for sure.

Have you tried these people?! YUMMO!!! I stopped at Kroger on my way in and grabbed an 8 pack! So, my new plan for helping me with my weight loss is Grape G2 and cut out the soda! I will miss my Coke.....It's so hard.......

And then Maeci, my beautiful daughter, says " are not look good." My personal cheerleader....
I love her....I won't even tell you what "The Teen's" comment was....he thinks he's funny!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Not So Wordless Wednesday

I know this is supposed to be Wordless Wednesday but I need to make one small comment. I feel like I pulled you all wayyyyy up and then let you down hard! These did NOT turn out like I had planned so please forgive me BUT I believe that if you look real close, that you will see the faintest outline of said THONG...and you can see the soft as a babies behind legs....

I mean, for PETE'S SAKE, for all of our sakes, you can soooo tell it's a thong...I just wish you all could see what I saw right OUTLOUD with my very own two eyes!!!!!!

Not not attractive...I'm feeling sick..............and again I apologize. Please don't leave my blog feeling like you were mislead....tee hee

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm in love with a Ford....

I must confess my love for Red, my new Ford Focus..I know he's a car but I think we are true soul mates. Here's our story -

We met about a month ago at a well lit dealership (cuz you know you shouldn't meet for the first time in a quiet area) husband was with me so I had to be discreet. It was crowded but our eyes met over all the other cars and BAM..... it was love at first sight...sigh.....a little black stallion tried to get in his way, but RED was persistent, I just couldn't tear my eyes away.

So, I headed back the next day, alone, to sign papers and bring him home to momma! He has nothing but my best interests at heart. He's nothing fancy by any means (my kinda guy) but he's got this fabulous bright shiny red hot suit on (that's the way I roll), sunroof, Sirius satellite radio, Ipod jack, and he can zip around town like nobody's bidness.....AND get this.... he's getting 32.8 mpg!! GET OUTTA TOWN YOU SAY.....What???? 32.8 mpg!!! Scuze me? 32.8 mpg!!! One more time y'all....32.8 mpg!!! Go BIG RED!!

Here he is, RED, in all his badness....

Look at him, Isn't he lovely, Isn't he wonderful, Isn't he precious, Less than 5 weeks old, I never thought true love would be, Making one as lovely as he, But isn't he lovely made from love....

Can I get a woot woot????!!!!

You SNL Spartan Cheerleader fans will appreciate this cheer..of course I changed some words...

P.R.E.T.T.Y You ain't got no alibi!
You're pretty! Hey, hey you're pretty! Woo!
R.E.D You can't take my R.E.D. away!
You're pretty! Hey, hey you're pretty! Woo!

Go Ford!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Another award....

Heidi -You are the best girl! Thanks so much for the award! I love your take awesome pictures and I love how you are always praising your daughter and her hubby! What a great mom you are!!
Click on Heidi's name and check out her blog - She has an awesome blog!

Now I need to make sure I follow all the rules of the award:

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated.

Not Me Monday...

I love Not Me Mondays! Check out MckMama's blog and you will see links to 100's of Not Me's!

1. I did not sit and blog while my daughter read her book...I should have been listening!
2. I did not pull up to my house only to find 8 kids playing with a giant beach ball....I did not enjoy hearing the laughter....(it's music to my ears!)
3. I did not sit at Maeci's game and see a man in white shorts, yes WHITE SEE THRU shorts, with shaved (smooth as a babies butt!), legs and a THONG...and he was not in his sixty's...ewwwwww
4. And I did not take take a picture of said man in thong...why would anyone do that??
5. I did not dance to Shake Your Groove Thing at a wedding reception Saturday night...ppfftt...that would be plain silly.
6. I also did not dance for 4 hours shaking my very OWN groove thing!
7. I did not stop and get coffee this morning because I was dozing while driving.
8. I also did not THINK about pulling over and sleeping in the Target parking lot.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Yipee....Another award...I'm feelin' the love!!!

I gladly accept this lovely award! I would also like to think the little people....ok, ok, I'll stop...

But seriously, this is a great award!! Thanks to my friend Becky! I heart her blog site and she is a wonderful, lovely lady with a beautiful family!! I love reading her stories! So, go check out her site! And, Becky, I'm waiting for a phone call! My cell is always by my side...I would be lost without's a strange relationship... : )

Thanks Becky!!!

Here are the rules for the Kreativ Blogger Award:
Yes, being nominated means you now have a job to do:

Mention the blog that gave it to you and comment on their blog to let them know you have posted your award. Share 6 values that are important to you. Share 6 things you do not support.

Grant the prize to 6 people.

So here goes...Six things I value:
1-My Faith
2-My Family
3-Having a place to live
4-My job
5-My humor
6- Music

Six things I do not value:
3-People who try to be someone they are not
5-Drinking & Driving
6-Reruns of Clean House - I know there are many more houses that need to be cleaned out there!

Now I have to tag 6 people:
Okay, so this isn't easy, but here goes:
2. Amie
3. Kaci
5. Lori

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Maeci Moo and Ginger too....

(please excuse some of these photos, you will know which ones, they were taken with my Blackberry)

Ok, I was feeling fresh out of blogging ideas until I saw our cat laying on the floor with our daughter and I decided it would be an "ok" story. Please forgive me if it seems like I'm rambling or just close it up and quit reading and send me a comment that reads..."Keli, please do us a favor and come up with some better material!"

This is what I wake up to every morning...

Good grief, have you every seen such a face! This girl is not a morning person.

And this little hormonal furry ball of pure JOY came into our lives after the loss of another cat.
Her name is Ginger - Ginger Snap as we like to call her.

After "the look" every morning, Maeci has a routine....

It's a struggle every morning!And Ginger is right in the middle of it all! Look how she's laying! It's almost like she's playing follow the leader. She helps me wake her up, then follows Maeci to my room where she proceeds to do her bathroom "stuff" and then back to the floor to literally lay down to get dressed.

And they look at me like I have 3 heads when I'm trying to get her to get up and get going!

I can't even read without her getting in the way! Look at this!
Hello??? I'm trying to read!

And here we see Ginger fast asleep after her morning romp of Follow the Leader and helping me read....she is pooped...

Scuze me? You talkin' bout me?

As much as we gripe about her being in the way...she brings loads of smiles, comfort and fun to our family.


The End.

I just re-read this post and I, myself, may need a nap. So, please accept my apologies....



Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Perfect Blend of Friendship.....

I love this! I just got an award from my new friend MiMi! Her blog is great! She truly seems like wonderful person with a beautiful family. I think we may be sisters in another life! : )

Along with accepting this award comes a small series of questions that must be answered & then passed on to 5 of your Blogging Friends.

So here are the Answers that you have all been waiting for...

1. Do you have the same friends since childhood? Hmmm...I have a few...two very special guys that my sister and I grew up with. Our parents are best friends with their parents. They live in Kansas.

2. What do you value most about your friends? Honesty is the most important!

3. Are your friends your sounding boards? I have a few that I can trust with my innermost thoughts and I hope that I can be the same to them.

4. What is your favorite activity to share with your friends? I love to SHOP! I like meeting for dinner to chat and I like movies. But just sitting around the family room laughing is good too!

Now it's your turn!

1. Angie @
2. Nicole @
3. LeAnn @
4. Jennifer @
5. Elaine @

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Oh What a Night....

Late December back in '63. What a very special time for me, 'Cause I remember what a night.....this is one of my favorite tunes....

But, it was not 1963 nor was it a special time for me or anyone else in the family! Man oh man was it an awful night! This all took place last night.

Everything was quiet and normal until 10:00 p.m. Maeci and I headed to bed at 9:00, Mr. Mom was bowling with his league buddies and Jake was out with friends. Awww...quiet....then I was suddenly shookin', shakin', russeled, jarred awake by...Keli, Keli, KELI....I'm taking Jake to the ER. WHAT??? The ER...huh? He has a nosebleed that will not stop and has been bleeding for about an hour.

OMG! You all should have seen it...or not. It was kinda NASTAY! I flew out of bed and headed for the kids literally looked like someone had slit their wrists. The sink was full of blood and Jake was hanging over the sink and oh my was just pouring out. I'm gathering old towels for the ride to the ER and gagging because of all the blood. And if you will recall from past posts...I am not a nurse! I'm sorry if this is grossing you out but I just had to tell someone!

I also want to say they we have dealt with nosebleeds with him for a very long time. It's always around this time of the year because of the dry weather and change in season. But never this severe. So, Mr. Mom took him to the ER.

I dozed a little while waiting and they returned home around midnight. The ER doc put a tube up his nose and it had a balloon on the end which they proceeded to blow up. The balloon applys pressure to the artery which in turn stops the bleeding. The tube hangs out the nose and is taped to his cheek. Plus they gave him vicodin for the remember this was just a bloody nose. Jake heads to bed, Mr. Mom heads to the drugstore for an antibiotic and more vicodin.

I go back to sleep thinking Jake is now resting peacefully. Why did I think that??? I'm not sure but he was NOT sleeping and was anything but peaceful! At about 4:00 a.m., we hear coughing and crying. I once again flew to his 17 yr old boy is doubled over in agony! I start to cry because I'm all emotional like that and can not stand to see my child or anyone in pain.

This balloon in his nose has made his nose so swollen, he was having trouble breathing and swallowing. Ugh! Vicodin is not helping this "discomfort"???? That is what the ER doc told me when I called him at 4:15 a.m. "The device we put in will cause some discomfort." I in turn said "I can understand discomfort but my child is in AGONY! So, Mr. Mom headed back to the ER at 4:30 with my baby sobbing. I'm telling you, I could hardly stand it.

So, I prayed that God would comfort him and I waited.

They came back an hour and 1/2 later and no tube! YES! They removed it and cauterized the artery. Why did they not do this in the first place?? Why did they put my baby thru that kind of pain??

All I know is God answered my prayer for comfort.

Jake is feeling better, he's sleeping peacefully as I type this.

And yes, that's my 17 yr old boys pink blankie....please don't tell him I told you that!


I am cracking myself up over here!!!

Oh my word!! This stuff is hilarious!!! This is what I did on my lunch hour today. I know what you are going to say...Get a life, Keli! But, really, this was fun and made me laugh right out loud!

Me and My Girls

Keli Richie - Looking HOT in all her crowned glory! Don't touch - you might get burned!

Keli Hepburn -One of my favorite ladies of all time - I am honored to have my head placed atop her figure....

Keli for Dior - My shining moment....I only wish that bag were on my shoulder in real life...

The Heebie Geebies - I couldn't resist...this is my Dad (aka Pops), my BIL and Mr. Mom (sportin' the shades)...BBBWWWAAAAAA....hahahahahahahaha

Now, check out the link below and go have some fun - I mean it!!!
Create your own FACEinHOLE