Sunday, June 21, 2015

Dear Papa

Dear Papa,

         I can't believe you have been gone from this world over a year now. Sometimes I play the night we got that horrible phone call over and over in my head, but I have to accept it. I know you were in so much pain these last few years. I know you wanted to be at my wedding & stay on this Earth longer. I wish you didn't have to leave so soon. We are taking care of Granny for you and I KNOW you are in heaven watching down on us.
        I've been wanting to write you a letter because I found a picture on my phone of you reading a note at Aunt Beas that me or mama wrote to you. She would always write you little notes, but she could talk to you & you would always understand her. (She's pretty loud;)) So it hit me that I miss writing little things to you. I have so much I wished I would've told you. I loved when you would see any of your kids, grandkids, sisters, brother & friends and you always had the biggest smile & either kissed them or shook their hand. I love that about you. I look up to you just like ALL of your grandkids. We will always look up to you. I loved how you were so content with life. I wished you didn't lose your hearing so early in your life. I know that was hard on you. Some days with 6 kids & 11 grandchildren you were probably happy that you couldn't hear us all. I bet you can hear now. I 'm sure that was such a beautiful thing.
          Well I got chickens and ducks now, and I can see you smiling now. They drive me crazy but I love watching them. Some days I just sit and watch them & always end up thinking of you & Andy. Granny thinks its the funniest thing. So I love calling & telling her about just so I can hear her laugh. Wes got some too! We all miss you so much. Every family get together is hard, but we all keep it together for granny. I've been getting some brownie points ;)
           I know you want us to be happy. I have been reading in the bible more since that awful night. & I can say I'm much closer with the Lord because I can feel him and I see how much you loved him. I thank you for being the best role model. I wish I could have more days with you. I know mama & everyone feels the same. Please keep watching over us. WE love you!!


                                                    I love you, Papa. I'll write you soon.
                                                             Love Always, Kurstin

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Quickest Year.

So its been a little while since I've blogged. I keep telling myself to blog about things going on & of course like everyone time just flies by & before you know it I've been married ONE YEAR & a mama to 4 chickens & 2 ducks. I'm so blessed to have an amazing husband and family to share this life with. The older I get to learn to enjoy the little things in life. I can't wait to see what God has in store for us.

Its been a wonderful year. 

Here is our 1 year photo sesh with my mama. She's a pretty good photographer:) I wanted to do something special for our 1 year & the 1 year anniversary for my sweet papa who left this world too early. So we released 1 balloon for him & for our 1 year.  

Top Highlights of this past year

Honeymoonin' in Jamaica Mon!

I have turned into Betty Crocker.

My hubby has some awesome handy skills!

First Christmas 

Told ya, handy skills.

Meet my babies! They aren't babies anymore...

First snow.

Another amazing piece Ethan built. My Christmas present!

One happy hubby.

So big.


Building my chickens a coop.

Just a few pictures of how great this year has been with my husband. Love being a Wifey!

To many, many more years!

Now off to feed my babies.