Monday, April 23, 2007

Rock On!

I had a conversation with some friends the other night about music. I’ve heard something I like in almost any genre of music. (I struggle with rap.) I can see how all of it has a place in different parts of our lives. I listen to music while surfing the net, I listen at home while cleaning or relaxing, but I most often listen while driving in my car. With five kids, I do a lot of driving.
I am a product of the 80’s. When a local station plays the 80’s retro stuff I go nuts. My kids think I’m a freak when Jessie’s Girl comes on and I crank it up. But my favorite is classic rock. There is nothing like some good ole Metallica or Ozzy Osborne to keep my mind focused. I love the sound of Boston and Journey. My oldest son got hooked on Scorpions for a while. Maybe that’s not so good.
There is some good stuff out there on the waves. I lean towards rock because I am attracted to the sound. I especially like rock ballads. So, I thought I would share a few of the titles I like and if you are interested, you can look them up and see if you like them too.

**Disclaimer: I am well aware that some of the lyrics are not the most uplifting lyrics ever written. These songs in no way reflect any inner feelings of myself or indicate that I am having any serious issues in my life. I just like the way they sound.

Breath – Breaking Benjamin
Burning Bright – Shinedown
Devils and Angels – Royal Bliss (check out their myspace site)
Better Than Me – Hinder
If Everyone Cared – Nickelback
Bring Me to Life – Evanescence
Broken – Seether (with Amy Lee)
Right Here Waiting - Staind

Send Me an Angel – Scorpions
To Be a Man – Boston (actually, anything by Boston)
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
Silent Lucidity – Queensryche
The Unforgiven II – Metallica
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
Save All Your Love – Great White

Monday, April 16, 2007


This is the beginning of the Mellott blog page. We are a family of 7 and two semi annoying cats. I am the Mom of the crew and love my job. There are those moments of craziness - well, actually most of my existence is craziness. I can deal with that. I wouldn't trade it for the world. Give me some chocolate and some down time at the end of the day and I'm good. I have a great husband Carson. He goes by Carp - yes, like the fish. He has had that nickname since he was little and it helps out around my house. This is because my oldest son is named Carson also. We just call him Carson. He is 14 in a couple weeks and a great kid. He love space exploration and scouts. I am grateful he came first because he is so helpful and easy going. Seth will be 12 soon. He love scouts and hanging with his buds. Nathan is 8 and involved in scouting also. He favors his Dad and loves the color orange. Gabby is 6 and crazy about drawing and skating. Sam is 21 months and full of energy and fun. I go by Kellie. I'm not all that computer savvy, but I like learning so here goes the blog . . .

Happy Easter! As always, the kids were up early to find their hidden Easter baskets. We were thinking the cats would get into the baskets if we left the out overnight, so Carp had to get up earlier than the kids to hide them. I was sick so I didn't get to participate in too much this Easter. Carp took the kids to church and made Easter dinner all by himself. It was tasty! The kids colored eggs and had an egg hunt later in the day. Kudos to Carp for doing all he could to keep our traditions going while I was down. He's the man! (or - He's the Dad!) I am grateful our kids understand we celebrate Easter to remember the resurrection of our Savior. We enjoy the eggs and candy, but ask any of them why we have a special day such as Easter and they know it is about Christ.