He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress and for his children it will be a refuge.
Proverbs 14:26

Tuesday, March 11, 2008






Well, I've finally done it! Starting a blog has been on my to-do list for months and it is now officially done. Time will tell if I actually keep it up and use it to journal our family adventures like I want to. Why the title pink laundry? Honestly that phrase has been floating around in my head as a pretty good summation of my life right now with three girls, and everything else that I tried to come up with related to Cox's seemed to already be taken or just sound plain silly... Not that pink laundry doesn't sound silly, but seriously, does anybody else have at least TWO loads a week of PINK laundry: pink t-shirts, pink socks, pink jeans, pink sheets, pink TOWELS, pink jackets, pink houseshoes- you get the point! So, there you go. Silly or not, pink laundry is what we are, and I'm sure Jason will take issue with that, but I gave him the chance to help me come up with a title and he had nothing. I guess the purpose of doing this is to keep our family and friends posted on our life since we live pretty far away from most of them, and also, like I said, to keep a journal of our adventures. So probably most of what you see will be my babbelings as a mom and wife with hopefully plenty of pictures thrown in their as well. Here's our most recent picture including all but Jason (He'll be in the most from now on as it's usually me taking the pictures!). Anyway, this is the girls and I at Naomi's 2 year bday party. No, I cannot believe my baby is two! Much less that my other babies are 8 and 6! You can see, Naomi is the odd one out when we're all together as far as looks. We all think she has a lot of Patterson blood (anybody else see Mary Louise or my mom?) Ok, so I guess this is enough to get started- I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to be doing here! Maybe a few more pics of each girls UNIQUE personality these days...



Maddie is our nurturer- don't even know if that's a word, but anything or anyone that needs to be taken care of- she's up to the task (well, maybe not Abbey...). Abbey is the bookwork of the bunch and loves being called that! And Naomi... She is definitely our little entertainer and Mia our new puppy is her constant companion. They are both full of energy and excitement- quite the dynamic duo. Well, since figuring out how to do pictures on this thing has taken me close to a full day on and off I'm going to call it quits for this one and hope this works!

14 comments:

Allison said...

congratulations!! i love the name. don't let jason tell you otherwise. thanks for doing a great job of keeping everyone up-to-date on your lives. You did it even without a blog, but this is definitely fun.

btw, nurturer is definitely a word. that's what we're supposed to call our tutors. i refuse.

love you guys!

Eleigh said...

Thanks for sharing!! And I love the title! I am looking forward to the chronicles of the Cox family :).

kimheuer said...

yea for blogging! I love seeing what my friends are up to with their families!

and, as for pink laundry...I seem to have a good bit myself and only ONE girl, so I get it!

elizabeth cameron said...

yeah for the blog! i love the title...even with thomas we still have our share of pink laundry. :) welcome to the blogging world...it's addictive.

Sara Campbell said...

Thanks for sending me the link, Kelli! I enjoyed your blog. Sara

Fly said...

Thanks for sharing, Kelli. The Browns continue to get your updates and love reading them. Ours are 7 months and 2 1/2 years old now... growing up fast!

ann cameron said...

Jason had his chance! I love pink laundry. I thought he chose it because of the laundry I used to do in Clinton! I'm on the way to the zoo with Sarah Ann! Love the blog. Keep on nurturing! It is a great word for Madie.

ann cameron said...

Kiddo, you need to work on your spelling; babbling, not babbeling (unless your tongues are confused...)
Keep the info coming
dad

ann cameron said...

Kelter:
Since some of your readers may not know me, in the words of Ted Kennedy, "Let the word go forth from this time and forevermore...", I am a frustrated English teacher and not an insensitive lout. If I had all the irons in the fire that you have,I would be babbeling,too.
Love,
Daddy

jccvi said...

one post and she gets a comment from both parents?

do we need to move to kosovo?

Mary said...

i like the name! if y'all ever start a family band-- you're set!

Erin Robbins said...

How creative! Well done! I'm so impressed with your blog and Chantal's art postings. It's such a positive way to use this crazy computer. Your dad's comment(s) cracked me up. Erin

Kendra said...

Mabrook! Mabye i'll finally start one of these soon... We love you guys! I'll be hounding you to keep it up while we're gone for sure :)

Mary said...

Kelli! This is absolutely the greatest. I love "pink laundry" I actually thought it referred to my favorite trick of washing whites with red....:)

Loved seeing the family!!