Showing posts from January, 2011

The Family That Kicks Together-Sticks Together!

The Kellys  Oct. 2008 Front row: Mallory, Trent, Spencer Back Row: Joe, Kris, Jace, Dani, Tyler I went back to work this month.   Is it a job or an adventure hmmmmm? I’m working at our family owned and operated martial arts studio.   The front desk My family has been kicking in the martial arts for about twenty years. It all started when my husband and my oldest son at 7 yrs. old began training.   Well to make a long story as short as possible...... Tyler competing in forms In 1997, we opened our own martial arts studio in a building behind our home.  My husband taught classes in his “spare time” in the evenings.  Eventually our own children and several students also became instructors.                Spencer practicing self-defense  I used to run a preschool in the building during the day then move all my equipment out of the way and help run the studio in the evening.  I look back now and think, “Wow! how did I ever do it.”  I definitely don’t have enough immunities or  ene

Intense Suspense

 So much has happened over the last few weeks.  We had a great Christmas.  I saved my energy for the important things, and tried to let the little things go without feeling to guilty.           My granddaughter Tabitha  on Christmas Eve.             My best Christmas present came a week early when a large envelope came in the mail from “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”  It was addressed to my son.  We knew it would be coming, and gathered all the family and a few friends together as he opened it.  It was a mission call.  Jace has been sent on an LDS mission to  the San Juan, Puerto Rico mission.  He will be leaving March 23rd.  He will be gone for two years!  My oldest son Tyler holding his daughter.  (He went on a  mission to Guam)  and Jace reading his mission call.   There was some intense suspense !      This is a blessing and a sacrifice.   To understand more about an LDS mission go here .        Jace, as well as our family, are in for an incredible experien