Hi there. I’m Kelly.
I share my nest with my wonderful husband of 20 years and our delightful daughter who is currently testing out her bold, beautiful wings in college.
When I started this blog, my only child was starting her senior year in high school. Let me tell ya…this empty nest stuff is not for sissies. In the beginning I just felt like the best years of my life were coming to close. And then letting go – man that was a tough pill to swallow and I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t choked on it from time to time.
But here I am two years later. And oh my, what a journey this has been. I’ve learned so much about myself and my so-called empty nest. And what I discovered is that my nest wasn’t really empty, it just had a little growing room. So that’s what I’ve spent the past year doing – growing, learning, exploring, trying, and enjoying my life.
A very big part of my journey this past couple of years has been the revelation that there is much more to me than being a wife and mom. So in addition to being a mess-maker extraordinaire and photography enthusiast, here are some random things about me that you might be interested to know:
- I am a homemaker with a day job
- I am a sentimental nostalgia junkie
- I adhere to a “No Carb Left Behind” policy
- I am a recovering Diet Coke addict
- I cannot be trusted with a hot-glue gun
- At any given time, I usually have at least three water glasses going throughout the house.
So, in addition to being part journal, this blog is also my living scrapbook. Whether it’s big adventures or our everyday life, it’s here where I love preserving the stories about my family and friends. Cherishing the little things that make them unique and so very special to me. Celebrating the little things that make me smile and bring such joy to my life.
If I’ve learned anything these past couple of years, it’s that it is only when we celebrate the ordinary and cherish the little things that we can truly begin to notice the beauty that surrounds us every day. And I believe that’s when we experience love and Grace. That’s where we find Faith and courage. And that’s how we can truly begin to appreciate the journey.
I am living proof.
Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog. Welcome to my not-so-empty nest.
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