Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Spencer & Nicole's Engagement Session *teaser*

My wonderful #2 son, Spencer and his beautiful Fiance' Nicole. This is Millbrook Falls in Thornton NH. I've lived here a many, many years and didn't know about this!! WOW! Not sure I should be posting this yet got it from the photographer's site and probably should give her the credit... She's the absolute best and this is just a sample of her work. Can't wait to see the rest of this shoot and not to mention (the big day)!!

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Have I ever mentioned I truly LOVE my children and the two new daughters coming into our family! Last year Lauren married Jason and this year Nicole is marrying Spencer, I truly am blessed with wonderful beautiful young ladies (and their men) :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August 1, 2009

This is my weekend that we take every year for a summer get-a-way to the ocean. Well, This is not going to happen this year. I hurt my back and went to a chiropractor for the first time ever. It appears my pelvis has rotated out and is causing some problems... We have joined a vacation club near us though so now we access to indoor/outdoor pools and excercise equipment too! Guess where we were today... You got it 4 hours at the outdoor pool, good thing because our rivers are just to high to swim in with last weeks rain!

My little water bug Connor loved it and even made a few new friends! Even if it was just for a day. Doug and I had some relaxing time too and it was good as a family to spend this time together! Spending time with family or as a family is the best. To the left you can see a picture of two of my favorite guys in my life! My Dad, Carl and my youngest son Connor.
I'm not in too chatty of a mood tonight or feeling to creative so this is all I could come up with for now. Have a nice night everyone and I'll be enjoying the next two days I have off! :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

July 28, 2009

Well, here I am again... not sure if this will actually work or not. Sometimes I can get on here and sometimes I can not! Thanks Mel for the comment that's how I got linked back into it this time. Someday I'll get the hang of this maybe...

Sunday I attended a bridal shower for my son's fiance! Nicole was very pretty and her shower was perfect! A few gifts, lots of cards, many, many friends and some family too. Food and drink, who could ask for more! Let me see if I can find a picture of my two special children that I'm going on about like I might be the future mother-in-law!! LOL!

This is Spencer & Nicole last year at their engagement party and the pic on the left is in the British Virgin Islands. Aren't they cute??? I love them to pieces! So, looking forward to their wedding in September!!

Last year my oldest son Jason got married to Lauren! So weddings are definitely in the air. You can find all those pictures on myspace. I really don't have time to experiment and see what I can do with those right now... OH! I do have a picture I can show, I'll try!

Next I'll have to chat about my other two boys and my granddaughter! TTFN! Enjoy :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Sorry my friends that I've been gone so long! For some reason everytime I tried to access the blogsite it came up with an error...

Well, I'll try to update soon! If I can find my way back again.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

February 15, 2009

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I did and I think I made it special for my family too. Connor had a friend overnight. We got up and went to Basketball practice at 8:00 a.m. :( but my little man was scrimmaging and got a HOOP! He was thrilled!

After that we came home got Doug & Tim and went out for Breakfast at our most favorite breakfast spot... Benton's Sugar Shack! OH YUM! It was fun & delicious as usual.
When we got home I ran down the oil man on Main Street to tell him I'd like another oil delivery... Much to his delight! Being a family friend it was easy for him to tell me that pretty women don't typically chase him down on Main street and I wanted to give him money too! What good laugh we had over that! He went to my house delivered my oil and took my money LOL!
Today we're going to be at the a Basketball Tournament from 12:30-5pm tonight... There goes my annual Daytona 500!! I'm going for my little man Connor though and I'd do anything for him. There will be pictures posted of that later. I'll have to edit this post... He's not excited about being there all day but I told him it will be fun and in the end he'll be glad he was there! I hope I'm right ;) TTFN I've got to get a move on!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

February 11, 2009

Life yesterday and today... I'm not sure which word has appeared in my mind more... so I'll just jot down some of them. Weather, Ice, Fear, Thankfulness, Sorrow, Pain, Confusion, Greatful, Helpless, Hopeful, Blessed, Loved, Blank, Emotional but Emotionless. I'm sure there is more but for now this will do.

Yesterday I left work and went to the store. From the store I began my ride home in the freezing rain. It is the worst ice I've driven on since 1978. I was 18 then and went up the hill my father told me not too and my Pinto turned sidways in the middle of the hill. I was scared then and I was scared lastnight. Driving up the highway I got to mile marker 93 and saw two cars break lights off on the right side of the road. Thinking the road may be slippery and assuming they were on the side for a reason I slowed down. Before getting to the first car I could see that a car had done a whoopti-do in the road to the left bounced off the bank and over to the right. That person was out of their car on the snowbank calling for help. Then there was another car, I put my breaks on to slow more and I was sliding because my breaks kept locking up! I pumped them slower, but each time they would lock. I got past and around the corner then it looked like a demolision derby on 93 North!!! I know there was one car on each side of the road and my truck wouldn't stop and I was headed toward the median side, so I said "Please God let this work" as I remembered that I was in two wheel drive not four. I reached down pulled as hard as I could to put it into 4X4... gave her a little gas and the front end started to pull a bit into control so thankfully I got between the two cars and was now clear. My mind is a blank at this point... but I remember counting 10 cars in a 1/4 mile from the first car to exit 30, calling 911 and getting off at exit 30! OM GOSH! I wanted to stop to see if someone needed help but I knew it would only be worse if I stopped because nobody else could stop or control their cars! S-C-A-R-E-D!!! Later that night my son (who works for the State) called to see if I was home and tell me to watch the news because someone died on the highway. It is someone we know... I watched the news, they didn't release the name but I knew the car and it confirmed what Jason heard. My boys went to school with the man's children. My heart is so heavy for this family right now. The ride tonight, in the rain through that very same area of road was gut wrenching for me... It could have been me that also ran into the group of cars and people out of their cars. It was not though and I know it was only because the Lord reached down and safely guided me through the mess....... I'll get better but I just can't express the way I feel right now. These are meer words and don't match the sorrow I feel. Also I feel thankful but because he was so seriously injured I ask how can I praise God for getting through when such a productive citizen and parent, husband etc didn't make it in the blink of an eye. My prayer is for this family to be tremendously blessed despite this early loss that his children and family continue making him proud.

It's almost 10pm and 38 degrees out tonight. I should go to bed soon since I had difficulty getting to sleep lastnight... R.I.P. NGUI SHOU I will not forget the terror of this tragic nite.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

February 8, 2009

Good day everyone!

I'm home today just kicking back cleaning up emails, updating Facebook and my blog. I should check out and update that too but it's been ages. I think all my relatives are going to have to hook up with me on Facebook! ;) We'll see and here.

Lastnight my granddaughter Catrenia spent the night with us and in a little bit I'll take her to Nana's house so she can spend time there then around 4 or 5 her Daddy will pick her up for dinner before returning to her Mom's. I took her out with me lastnight to a friends for stamping and scrapbooking and we had fun! Connor had her convinced it would be boring but it wasn't. We ate dinner with my friend and another new friend Sherri. Karen made Lasagna, I brought salad and Sherri made an awesome Bannana Split pudding whipped cream desert dish! YUM! YUM! It was all delicious. I scrapbooked 3 pages and Catrenia made a card with the help of Karen & Sherri. I'll post the pictures below.

Well, it's 37 degrees today sometimes sunny and sometimes rainy and sometimes sleeting! That's life in New Hampshire... They say if you don't like the weather just wait a minute! I'm liking it because Spring is on it's way. You can just see it and smell it. Sure we'll have plenty of Winter weather to come but this is just a hint that Spring is on it's way back.

This is it for now I've got to get something done around here this afternoon other than being on the computer! Ha! Doug's thinking he's a technology widower ;)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

February 4, 2009

These are my boys!! Connor a few years ago when we went to the Fort Wayne Zoo in Fort Wayne, Indiana and then beside that is Jason, Travis & Spencer when we went out for Chinese on Travis' 18th birthday! I love my boys but you didn't know that did you??? I'm a little slow as you can tell also because Travis is now 22! LOL!

I went to the doctor today to follow up on my laryngitis/breathing issues... Well, we had a good little chat and I have to do a lab test to check for some sort of bacteria, a blood test to check my thyroid, being referred to an allergist and also gasterentologist (spelling?) We'll see if we can narrow down the causes and get some control to this thing that makes me just plain miserable not just another plain jane! I'll keep you posted. I'm feeling a little better but I still think there's much room for improvement!

I have to go sorry for the quick update but Lost is on and it's almost 9pm... that's when the one from last week stops and the new show comes on for this week! I love LOST!

Monday, February 2, 2009

February 2, 2009

Happy Ground Hog Day!! He saw his shadow so you know what that means??? WT Heck was that all about?? Can't we get a break? He's still cute though!

Well, lastnight I tried to update my blog with pictures and little writing about our Superbowl adventure but I messed that all up! Check out my facebook site Then you can look at the pictures and pssst! Add me as your friend, (or not). I hope this works tonight!

Well, we drove over to Steve & Pam's lastnight and came home. Thought we might stay overnight but you know what I just like my own bed... It's so difficult to get rest anyway so it was early enough and I drove home. The frost heaves coming over the mountain (Rt 118...) are like driving through peaks and valleys all by themselves though! The snowbanks make it tempting to just pretend you're on a bobsled run using your own vehicle to get to the bottom! No, seriously if you can get up to 25 or 3o miles an hour it was only to put the breaks right back on for the next bump (MOUNTAIN)!
So, I cheered for Arizona because of you Uncle Mark! Payback for all the years I harrased you into cheering for the Patriots, well, I thought it was fair.

It was overcast today but fairly warm, as it goes in the north country that is. I'm not sure how much snow we're getting tomorrow so I guess it will be a surprise! Connor has another basketball game tomorrow night so not sure I'll be here as I'll probably be there. Ha! More than likely "you can't get there from here" so who really knows where I'll be?? Oops! There I go again being silly!
Hey, I'll add some pic's from lastnight for you ;)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

January 31, 2009

Good Morning... I've been up and out to Basketball with Connor for his Team Picture and back this morning. Need another cup of coffee SOON! It's very cold in my house because I ran out of oil on Thursday and the oil guy forgot (well had a bad day on 1/30) so he didn't bring me any oil and it's 9:30 now and no oil yet. I was stubborn and wouldn't go to Walmart to buy a 5 gallon gas can on Thursday but when he didn't show lastnight I called a friend and her hubby came with 2 cans for us to get diesel at the local store. Well, it was too late, my heating system is now froze in the basement for the 1st floor of my house and so there is no heat downstairs only upstairs and we do now have hot water, hopefully the oil guy will show up so I don't have to spend another $30 that the plumber will have to have for bringing his propane heater up here to try thawing out the pipes in my basement! I guess you pay for your own stupidity one way or another. Trying to make ends meet is really tough and I'm not sure how much longer I can do this. Well, honestly I've been doing this most of my adult life so I'm sure it will continue but one would hope that someday I would get a little smarter and better at my timing. This one could end up costing me more than I'm even capable of recovering! We'll just keep plugging along though.

Yesterday Connor went to his second snowboard lesson with his school. The first time was a really bad experience for him and he didn't want to go ever again. The next Friday temps were subzero, double-digits so the program was canceled and he was pleased. Last week he fought me about going and with Doug just coming home from the hospital I decided to just keep him home. Then came yesterday... Connor again didn't want to go. It appears he's been told that he is the only reason they haven't been going on a chairlift because he doesn't know how to snowboard (??? they're all in a beginner group? None of them have been on a board before so I told Connor it's not a big deal) I called the school and spoke with Mr. Weaver and he got Connor to agree to trying it again. My mom picked him up after school and he had a GREAT time! Got to go on the chairlift too. He did fall though and ended up hurting his neck but it seems to be muscular so it will heal and there is only one more lesson to go! Then he wanted to know if Spencer or Travis might take him boarding! Yeah for progress and patience...

Well, I'm getting chilly and think I'll take a HOT shower and write more later. Have a wonderful day everyone!


Friday, January 30, 2009

January 30, 2009

My favorite place in the world for reflecting on life! It's beautiful. If you've never been but get a chance to visit Maine it is worth the trip! This is Cape Neddick, The Nubble Lighthouse in York Maine. Doug & I renewed our vows here in October 2004. Our Anniversary is January 1 so from this picture I'm sure you can understand why we waited till October and didn't do it in our actual 10th anniversary! This year we celebrated 15 years, WOW! It's hard to imagine and surely doesn't seem that long. (Then again sometimes it feels like an eternity)

So once again it is -3 degrees below zero at 6:45am! I'm ready for SUMMER! Well, I've got to get Connor up and going for school so since I now know I can "edit" my posts I'll add more from the day tonight. Connor has a game though but hopefully I'll have enough energy left to visit here too.

Have a most wonderful day & TGIF!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

January 29, 2007

Good Morning!! I know with all the snow we have and the work we have to clear it out how could it be so good... 1-kids will be back in school today :) (my son didn't have a snow day though & I was working) 2-it is WHITE again and so beautiful 3-it's the end of January so we are one more month closer to SUMMER! YES! ;)

Sorry I didn't do my evening update last night but I had to see my favorite show "LOST". Doug & I watched it together and it was fun and relaxing. We have fun discussing the whys and what's (???) of the show trying to figure out why they keep going back a few years or ahead a few years and keeping up with it. I think we like it because we have to think so hard that it actually takes the confusion out of our own day! LOL! What fun!

Yesterday I got up thinking we'd have at least a few inches of snow but NOTHING! So, I thought oh, those weathermen are just guessing and this will miss us too. Thank God! Ha! the joke was on me! I got to work, everyone backed into their spaces picked up their wipers (as sure sign of things to come) so I followed suite. Then the snow began, lightly at first but by 4pm it was hard to see across the street from where I work! The buildings were just a blur in the blowing fast falling snow! "Can you say BLIZZARD"? I left around 5pm (yeah, a normal time!) and to my amazement there was almost 2 feet of snow on my truck! Being short & only having one of those scrappers with a brush about 3ft long I quickly noticed how SHORT 5 ft 2 inches really is...

I picked Connor up at Basketball practice tonight and watched him play a little. He and the team are really improving this year! At the beginning of the season it was looking like the Bad News Bears. They have not won a game yet but these little boys are working HARD! Connor is learning the ropes and having fun at it too. Of course he is also learning that sometimes he gets tripped or pushed and I taught him that's not nice so he thinks other boys are cheating. Now I have to teach him when it is appropriate and how to play hard and don't take that. Push back if you need to but don't get fouled! Pictures are on Saturday so when those get back I'll put my little player online for all of you.

In cleaning up my mailbox I found the wedding announcement my new daughter-in-laws mom sent into papers in southern NH and I sent in to northern NH. Because I'm so proud of them I'm posting it right here too! My new daughter in law is Lauren. She is beautiful, smart and I love her to pieces! She married my son Jason. In September 2009 we will have another wedding in our family too ~ yes, love is in the air! Spencer will marry his girlfriend of 10 years, his childhood sweetheart, Nicole. Another wonderful person to add to our family who has already "earned her place" as a daughter. (Those quoted words are hers and that's another story too) So, enjoy!

Right now it's time to get Connor up and at em' for school and to go to his friend Sarah's after school. Then I'll pick him up before scouts at 7pm for tonight. Have fun in the snow everyone!

Lauren Oberholtzer and Jason Kelley

Lauren Oberholtzer and Jason Kelley were married on July 12, 2008, exchanging vows in the afternoon at grandparents home of Joan and John Hart in North Woodstock, NH. The bride was escorted by her mother and father, Joyce and Raymond Oberholtzer of Nashua. The groom is the son of Stephen Kelley of Nashua and Michelle Duncan of Woodstock, NH.

Maid of honor was Cassie Bonor, Bridesmaids were sisters, Krista and Kellie Oberholtzer, Junior Bridesmaid was Jason’s daughter, Catrenia Kelley. The best man was friend, Jason DeSellier, Groomsmen were brothers, Spencer and Travis Kelley.

The bride is a 2000 graduate of Nashua High and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Plymouth State University in 2004. She currently works at Indian Head Resort in Lincoln. The groom is a 2000 graduate of LinWood High School in Lincoln and currently works for the NH DOT.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

January 27, 2009

This is Doug & Connor several years ago but I love these pictures I found! I'll have to add the picture of what they were looking at toward the end. This is the first time Connor got to fish for Sunnies (great little fish to catch for little guys ~ not to eat but catch & release) in Pennsylvania at a campground near my Dad's house. We had such a fun time that summer when we visited for a Queen Family Reunion!

Well, now to begin for today. Ummm! TONIGHT ;) looks like I'm an evening blogger doesn't it? It is a little warmer tonight... 2 degrees ABOVE zero! LOL! If I didn't laugh I'd cry. Speaking of that today Tim got his PC back from the guy in Lincoln that fix's your mistakes ;) Well, he has been going nuts all day trying to connect to the internet and couldn't. He called me at work left a message. I sent a text telling him too many calls in Q so I couldn't call him back. Then after work (which I didn't leave until 5:30 p.m.) I had to drive to Lisbon, NH to watch my son play basketball (of which he didn't remember his uniform or mouthguard so he didn't get to play.. that's another story). When I got home sometime around 7:30 p.m. I had to help Tim. Well, I couldn't figure it out so I called my wonderful roadrunner tech support guy & spoke with Zach (Awesome young man) and had him just ROFL when I was talking to him! He was of course from another country I think but very pleasant. We discussed the sorts of people and issues we handle in our day to day telephone jobs. I told him I had two children that were competing for my attention right now... 1 is 10 years old & the other is 50 years old! I would have loved to been on "video" phone to see him fall out of his chair! I apologized for coughing and sounding terrible, in the nicest voice he says, "umm, yes that is a bad cough. I hope you are feeling better today." I said well, this has been going on since Thanksgiving (thinking he may not know what that is I quickly said end of November) to which he replied "Are you allergic to anything, that happen to my girlfriend" I said well, yes I am but today I'm just allergic to LIFE! ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING HE WENT AGAIN! I'm thinking " I could really like this guy" ! Oh My Gosh! I was happy I could make someone laugh today and told him so. He was very thankful! I think I didn't trail to much from my original train of thought but that was funny and I had to share :)

I also had my quarterly performance dialog today and that went well. I even made the boss laugh because I took in my signed copy after our discussion and said thanks for letting me think I'll be around for another 3 months or so! I think our discussion was a little loud today but we really hit on some passionate topics about the different things I do, my team does and his interpretation too. I think it was good, I'm staying at least another day or two so it must have been ok!

Not much else took place, oh! I forgot to tell you! Lastnight I was on my way home. Now I got stopped in the fall for speeding and paid a lovely fine... since that time I got a new truck (new to me) and it has cruise control. I had it set lastnight and I'm coming down this hill in Campton and can see the tail lights in the median. Well, I'm thinking awww! good I'm glad I have cruise tonight, well... then his break lights came on and he moved up a little. I have a car in front of me so I'm thinking it's not me thank goodness and I continue by. If he didn't pull right out behind me whip on his blue's ~ I'm telling you! I looked in my mirror and sure enough it was me he wanted. I pulled over wondering WTH??? Good evening maam, Liscense & Reg please. You do know why I pulled you over right? Well, no sir my cruise was set so I know I wasn't speeding... You have a headlight out!! Lights & nails I always have a light out or a leaking tire! My back tire is leaking so I thought the lights would be OK! I hope this isn't the beginning of something...

Well, I'm being called again by that snuggly bed so I've got to go now. I'll put that picture on also of the cute little froggy Doug was showing Connor too!

Monday, January 26, 2009

January 26, 2009

Hello! These two guys? Well, they are my two favorite people in the whole wide world, Connor my youngest (who's 10 yrs now) and my father Carl Queen (I won't tell how old you are Dad)!
Today was good... I still have the asthma problems I've had since Thankgiving but I see the doc again tomorrow. Not sure where that will go.
Yesterday Travis & his friend Chris Delosa stopped by and shoveled the driveway for me. Got some cleaning done around the house, the biggest dust bunnies at least and moved my pc's around. Still need a really long ethernet cord or break down & by a wireless adapter. Awww, just can't win for spending more money on everything!
I made an AWESOME navy bean soup that we had for dinner tonight with some johnny cake (that Doug made) YUM! Haven't had a good navy bean soup since being a kid in Ohio!! Didn't think I could do it but thanks to the internet and Paula Deen I was able to come up with a dish that I am proud of ;)

So, not sure if my friend Anne has seen this yet, well I'd say not because there's no comment! I'll have to let my friend Mel know too. My two blogger friends LOL! I think they'll faint when they do visit this site.
Well, that's it for now. I'll add another picture for your entertainment and see what develops here.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

January 25, 2008

This mottly crew? Well, Connor (10yrs), my oldest Jason & Wife Lauren and last but not least Travis. What happened you ask to TK? WELL, life is never dull with my boys around! He had a run in with the short end of a swimming pool! (You should see the other guy!! ;)

Well, I've done this once today but lets' see how this works out. I'm home and woke up to a BALMY -7 degrees below zero at 9:30 a.m. this morning. I'm not really sure what I'm doing here but I'm still trying and it is now 11:15 a.m. This is a place for me to build relationships with current friends and create new ones around the world I hope. I'm a little baffled by all this at the moment but I'll hang in there.

Connor wants to go to a Friend's house. I'm playing on this when I should be doing some picking up and organizing and Doug was doing a little picking on the bass guitar but didn't last long with that. Timothy is in his room with no computer very, very frustrated. Not sure why his is not working but when it's back he'll be a Happy camper too!

Well, enough daily rambling for today! I just want to know if this worked or if I'm back at square one again :)