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Summer Lovin'

The title of this, my first post of my brand new blog, has a double meaning, just like my blog name does. Kelly Times would be a legitimate name all by itself, but I'm adding the word Two, since my husband's mom and my mom had the same bright idea in naming each of us the exact first name.

To continue the double theme, in consideration of the fact that I am enjoying a wonderful summer with my family, and that my girlfriend, Summer, introduced me to the concept of blogging by sending me a link to her own blog, you may better understand my thinking process. I like things in pairs. I like even numbers. Summer Lovin', Kelly Times Two. Can't you just see the beginning of a masterpiece or Pulitzer Prize? The whole concept of a a blog is new to me, but I am sold on the idea of writing an online journal of the important and sometimes not-so-major events of life. I look forward to keeping my friends and family posted with what's happening here in our little part of the world. Until recently, I didn't even know what a blog was, then someone explained to me that the word blog is short for web log. Brilliant! Here's to the first chapter of hopefully many more to come!

Let's get right to blogging. Yesterday was my baby's 15th birthday! HBTY, Lindsey! She's very excited that in one year, she will be old enough to drive and start dating. I can't believe she's starting high school in two and a half weeks. She is such a fantastic daughter and I'm thankful for her sweet personality. I love her, I love her, I do!

My guapo husband is in San Francisco this week and will return home tomorrow. Hooray!

Christopher, my cute little son is anxious to start third grade soon. He loves school and has had a fun summer yet cannot wait to go back to school. He's crossing his fingers that he'll get placed in Mrs. Jordan's class, Lindsey's third grade teacher. I really like her too, so I will be pleased if his wish comes true. I also like Mrs. Bostick and Mrs. Neuman, so there are more good possibilities.

I dedicate the start of my blog on this fine summer day to my vivacious friend, Summer, who is pictured here. Counter clockwise starting with me in the green shirt, while enjoying our monthly lunch out, this time at Flores Mexican Restaurant is me, Sue, Michele, Jenny, Jenny's daughter, Ashley, and Summer.

Welcome to my blog.


YOU GO GIRL! Awesome job on the blog. This will be fun to check. Thanks for the tribute on this posting ;-) Love, Summer

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