Monday, June 27, 2011

A New Chapter

I am sure that most people that read this blog already know Carter and I are moving out of state. Yes, Clayton had a hard time with it. Yes, my family had a hard time with it. Yes, we will miss everyone and everything here. However, it is time for a new chapter. As of Friday, July 1st, 2011 Carter and I will be residents of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. We are so excited! I did get a job there that I will share more about at a later time. Just wanted to post so that during this busy time in our lives, no one thinks I have neglected the blog!

Wish me luck packing, Carter luck leaving the belongings packed and Shane hauling it all.

I am so thankful for the family, friends and loved ones that have held Carter and I so close while we recovered from an interesting year. I am proud to say we are 110% back on track and ready for the next adventure. We are especially thankful for my Dad and Step-Mom who let us live there while we transitioned. We love you all SO MUCH and will miss you like CRAZY! Change is never easy, but at this time change is inevitable.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Sometimes in life, we think about something, never say it and the moment passes. This can be good or bad things. This can be something that doesn't matter to anyone, but you. I was thinking about my life in the last little bit and there are a ton of things that have happened that I have kept to myself, never thinking about it until now. (This may be a completely boring post for some.) A few things that I want to point out are as follows:

  • I have noticed who is my friend and who is not. Going through the Big "D" reminds you that some people are in your life as a convenience factor only. The ones that want to be there always will be.
  • I know my own family memebers say rude things about me. When will it ever occur to some that family is all that you have? Be nice. I love my family. I want them there. I want to be supported. If I cannot have my family there and supportive and loving me for what I am, I don't even want to hear a peep. It is easier to deal with the silence.
  • Sometimes people do things without an alterior motive. Sometimes people say or do kind things, because that is the way they are.
  • Missing someone is harder than I thought it would be.
  • If I don't have to say the actual word, "Bye" I do a whole lot better. I have this relentless phobia of good-byes. If I don't have to, I don't want to say it.
  • The term "I love you" doesn't mean anything if actions aren't backing it.
  • It is best to handle problems before they become a problem.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy Father's Day

I just want to take a minute to BRAG about the amazing men in my life.

First, and foremost... My Dad. I love my Dad so much. He has been my absolute ROCK through the worst part of my life. Seriously, I worry that I wouldn't be where I am today had my dad not loved and supported me through this. Sometimes I don't feel like I have a ton of family support, because I am a little bit of the wild one. I know no matter what I do, my dad will support me. Thank you Daddy. I love you so much and I am going to miss you so much with the upcoming changes in my life. I have absolutely LOVED living with you and getting as close as we are. Thank you for being one of my absolute best friends EVER. Thank you for being a good father figure to Carter. He adores you. He is going to miss you, as well.

My Proud Dad with Carter, 9 Months Old 2009
I am a blessed girl, because I have the most AMAZING step-dad EVER. He is the most supportive, down to Earth, sweet, giving man I have EVER met. I have never met someone more selfless. He has been my step-dad since I was 6. We are VERY close. I know that he always understands what I say to him and where I am coming from. If he doesn't, he seeks to understand instead of make judgement. I have some of the sweetest childhood memories of the things we used to do. When I was a little girl, I called him my Poppy. I love you SO MUCH, Rand. Thank you for everything you have done for me and will continue to do for me. I would be SO lost without you and your guidance. Carter loves you so much, too. Thank you for being so good to us. I love ya!!

Randy and Carter, May 2009

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


All I have to say is WOW. Can you say I am in fact, the LUCKIEST, most blessed, HAPPY, thankful, girl EVER? Well I am.... In case you didn't know.

After another awesome weekend spent with the men I love, I feel like I am actually on top of the world. Someday, I am going to elaborate on the whole Carter/Papa Shane situation. For now, everyone has to know that I am fully aware of the blessings in my life.

The Men of my life. Papa Shane and Carter on the Razor Ride

Carter's first ride on a horse. He LOVED it.

Carter and his new BFF, Stoney

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Welcome [Back] to Junior High

Do you remember in Junior High when you were embarrassed for anyone to see that you had a box of tampons in your locker? Or that you got a note from a "Less Popular Person?" How about when you got called down to Lunch Detention? (Dang Mrs. Zacardi if you went to Lehi Junior High) What about when you went to a Junior High dance and you got asked to slow dance? It was so scary! Remember? Oh how I would never want to relive that experience again..... Junior High kids are so freaking obnoxious. I am so glad that I was never that way. Hormones raging, puberty setting in, first kisses happening left and right....

Sometimes, when I think about my Junior High career, I get that sick feeling. Like, "Please don't make me do that again." belly ache. Then I remember when I got my first boyfriend and how I had butterflies constantly. He would write me the sweetest notes and slip them through my locker slot. He would hold my hand. He would tell everyone, "I am going out with Kelsie." (What does that even mean!?) He was so proud. Haha

Welcome to my life. Shane and I often joke that we are like two Junior High kids. Minus the Junior High. We are so lucky that we have the magic. (=

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Oh my..

Look at that sweet boy with his helmet on and riding a girl bike. I am so thankful he is comfortable with his sexuality.

Just Like 2 Kids...

Baby always trying to live it up.

Monday, June 6, 2011

24 Years Young

For my 24th birthday, my mom made my sister and me a dinner, my dad made my sister and me a dinner, Shane came down from Idaho so we could go to the Clint Black Concert, Sydney's graduation (Pictures coming soon), my birthday party and meet my entire family. Poor Shane. Hahaha I would dare say that this is the best birthday I have ever had. Thank you to everyone who made my day special.

24 Random Facts About Kelsie
  1. I HATE FEET. They make me freaking sick.
  2. I make nicknames or code names for anyone or anything. If the name or code doesn't make sense to you, it wasn't meant for you to know.
  3. I know the speed limit in Arbon Valley.
  4. I prefer summer over winter.
  5. My favorite holiday is the 4th of July.
  6. I have a phobia of people around me dying...which is weird, because of my job.
  7. I would have 10 babies if they stayed newborns forever.
  8. If I am really tired, beyond exhaustion, I laugh at absolutely everything.
  9. Before I die, I want 15 stickers in my passport.
  10. Carter is my most prized possession.
  11. Eleven is my lucky/favorite number.
  12. I would rather spend time with family and friends. No matter what.
  13. I like to take a ton of pictures.
  14. I would rather have a bithday cake made out of frosting than have any cake at all in it.
  15. I still wish on shooting stars sometimes.
  16. I plan to go camping this year with Carter and Shane. (Heaven help us all...)
  17. I have the strongest sense of smell and hearing. My eyes...not so good.
  18. I used to truly believe in my heart I would always be alone for a lot of reasons.
  19. Of all of the things in my life that I wanted for myself, being a mom is one of the things I knew I could never sacrifice. I love being a mom.
  20. Brand new babies melt my heart, no matter what.
  21. I have realized that no matter what you do in life, someone will have something to say about it. What does that mean to Kelsie? It means do what makes ME happy and what is BEST for my son. FORGET everyone else. (Family/Friends included. If you can't be supportive, I don't even care what you have to say...Seriously.)
  22. I believe in a higher power. God, angels, all of it. I love to think there are people watching over all of us.
  23. If I had to choose eating or sleeping, I will always choose sleeping.
  24. I love Carter Clayton Oxborrow and Shane Kit Lewis Tillotson.

    Party of Three, Please
    First picture all together
    The Girls walking to the Clint Black Concert 2011
    Dani, Kelcie. Spring, myself, Kamille, Brittany, Nicole and Lacey
    My 24th birthday party
    Kelcie and Kelsie
    My 24th birthday party

Memorial Day Weekend

Over Memorial day, Carter was with his dad so I went to Idaho. (Weird) While there, I learned how to tube dive, lost a debit card, got in my first spat with Shane, hung out with Kelcie and Brixen, Hung out with my new Idaho friends, went camping at 3am (I was not stoked about it) and did a whole lot of playing. I love Idaho. I cannot wait to end up there. (=

Breanne, myself, Whitney and Michella

Myself, Shane, Whitney, Michella, Cody and Breanne

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What is Your Favorite Movie?

I was listening to my dad and Carter have a conversation the other night. This is how it went....

Dad: Carter, what is your favorite movie? Do you like Up, Toy Story 3, Cars, Shrek or Nemo?
Carter: ummmm...... silence
Dad: Which one would you rather watch?
Carter: I wike to eat Macaroni and Cheese.

Living with my parents has been hard at times, because we are blending 2 families. (Essentially) However, 98% of the time I have loved it. My dad and step-mom have had opportunities to grow with Carter and me. Carter needed the structure, I needed their love and support. My parents split up when I was 5 years-old. I feel like this is helping make up for lost time. I am such a lucky girl. Little moments like this make me never regret my decision to stay with my parents until I am ready to take the next step, whatever that may be.