Monday, January 19, 2009

Blue Mood....

As you can see I finally got around to changing my blog design.

I know a lot of you (including my Mom) said you liked the green but for some reason I just wasn't feeling it. Besides, Christmas is over and I am feeling blue....

NO, not the depressed kind of blue, the color kind of blue. I really like the feel of this design. I think it says "winter" without feeling too cold! Of course I have prepared myself for the "arctic chill" I will get from the 3 kids not pictured on the header, lol.

To tell the truth I only have one daughter who will care. My 16 yr. old girl has as little contact with me as possible right now and I think my oldest son has no idea I even have a blog. Besides I think he is a bit camera shy ever since the poor guy was totally humiliated on Christmas Eve when my husband took all of the kids to visit Santa.

JAKE: "I am almost 18 yrs. old and I am NOT going to sit on some strange man's lap!"

OK, so he has a point. But the picture would not have been the same without him. Besides, the older girls all wanted to go and majority rules.......

I just know he will thank me one day!

It is my oldest daughter who will give me grief. She swears I NEVER blog about her, which isn't true. You can see for yourself here, here and here.

Actually, this daughter gives me hope for my relationship with her 16 yr. old sister....

There were times when she was a teenager that Lauren made me so mad I dreamt I had beat her. I really believe that was God's way of keeping me from hurting her in real life.

Although we still have our ups and downs the road has leveled out quite a bit in the last year or so. I feel honored that she calls me (sometimes several times a day) to share her drama, ask advice or just to tell me she is "bored".

About a month ago Lauren moved into a rental house with a couple of friends and last weekend was the "much anticipated" housewarming party. It had a "dress like a celebrity theme" and my husband and I were on the guest list.....

WOW! I just realized that this would be a perfect "cliff hanger". Besides this post is getting awfully long and I don't want to take up your entire day. Sooooo, if you care to read about the party (and what celebrity I went as) then be sure to come back tomorrow and I will tell you more than you ever wanted to know!

16 comments:

Amy said...

Your new blog design is beautiful!:)

And I'll be back for the cliffhanger.

God Bless,
Amy:)

luvmy4sons said...

I like your new blog design. But I had to laugh because it is a blue green! LOL! I think it is very pretty! I am so sorry about your teen woes...having four teens right now all at once is sometimes more than I can handle it would seem. It is quite the challenge. LOL! I get a few texts here and there from my son out in CA...rarely a phone call though! I will await the rest of the story.

Dena said...

Love the new design and the new colors. Beautiful.

Leah in Iowa said...

I, too, like your new design. It's fun to have little re-do's every once in awhile.

I think you should post a picture of you and your hubby and make us guess who you went dressed as!

Teri~Facedown said...

I heart your new look!

Last week I had the unfortunate experience of having my one and only daughter yell at me. She is only almost seven years old, and it broke my heart. I can't imagine what you have gone through with your precious girls...but I am glad your relationship with your older daughter gives you hope for the future with your 16 year old!

<3

Yolanda said...

I really like this new design. I'm a green person, ok....in other words I'm not against it...but I really like this!

I pray you are having a SUNSHINE Monday, Kelley.

Love,
Yolanda

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Love the blue blog.

As Arnold says: "I'llll be bock!"

Debbie said...

Gosh, I thought I liked the green but the blue is much better. I'm not the most visual person but I go by how it makes me feel. Blue is supposed to be a peaceful color too. Anyway, I like it alot.

I had to laugh at your description of your teens. Sounds just like my nieces. :)

Kristen said...

Oh man... a cliffhanger. Great idea! Can't wait to hear about the party!

Carol said...

Love the new design. I've been praying for your relationship with your daughter every day.

Joyful said...

When I first read your blog title I thought, Oh no...what's happened to Kelley...and then I realized it was the colour blue and not the mood blue! So thankful!!!

Your blog looks refreshing and is refreshing. Always enjoy reading about your family fun!

Love to you today,
Joy

Rachael said...

The blue is a beautiful addition to your blog. Picasso had a blue period, so you're in good company.

Jami @ livelaughlove5 said...

Well hello again Kelley!! It's good to hear from you and I like your new blog design! Very nice!! :)

Tracy said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new look...beautiful and perfect for winter.

Definitely coming back for the cliffhanger...

Blessings,
Tracy

Christina said...

I like the new look and I can't wait to hear about the party.

Teenagers, what can I say, can't live with em can't live without em. As for the beating dream I have probably had one myself.

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Love the new blog look!

Cute picture of the kids!

Can't wait to hear about the party.