Wednesday, July 27, 2011

In Memory of Lindsey Rochelle Nelson

Today at exactly noon it was 7 years since my little sister went up to heaven. I will NEVER forget that day or the night before when it was the last time I would be able to talk to her. Somtimes I am scared I will forget exactly what she looked like that day but then when I think about it I don't think I can ever forget her face! My sister and I were 5 years apart and were just starting to grow closer. She had just turned 14 and I was 19. I will never forget the day of the accident and for a long time I would not even talk about it much. It was the scarriest thing I could have dreamed of. I feel so bad when people say, I didn't know you had a sister. I WANT people to know I have sister! I know some people didn't know me then and I understand that and I just explain to them. She had a BIG heart, was an animal lover (her favorites were rabbits, dogs, cats and horses), was shy, hard workder (she detaseld corn out in the fields that hot summer), strong, had a good outlook on life, and wanted to be a vet when she grew up.

From that day our family still doesn't feel complete and I know it won't until we all meet again. At times my dad will say I wish God would have taken me instead of Lindsey which is hard. I know a lot of parents that have lost kids that will say that a lot. But my dad could have easily been taken that day also. God worked some miracles on him that day and for months after the accident. I always tell myself there is a reason for everything! I believe in that! I can't think about, what ifs. I can only cherish what we had because each day is a new day and we never know what will happen. Losing my sister was the hardest thing I have had to deal with in my life! But if she was never born I would have never had those memories. I know at her funeral the priest told everyone to spend the rest of the day with their kids and I want to say the same. So if you have that time.....which I know everyone will have time whether they think they do or not. And spend it with your kids or your loved ones!

I Love You Lindsey and Miss you very much. Until we meet again!

I had bought this picture last year because it reminded me of her love for horses and of her. The moment I seen it I just knew I had to buy it and hang it up in our house. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fourth of July week-end

This past fourth of July week-end was a three day week-end for me....that never happens! So I was already pumped about that. haha. It was a great week-end but the only thing I wished for was just a little bit better weather. I wanted some sun! But I am not going to complain. We had great food and the produce patch had local fresh sweet corn which was yummy! I remember when I worked their that was always something they wanted ready for the 4th b/c it would sell like crazy. They didn't know if it would be ready this 4th but it was!! We also got to spend a lot of time with family and friends. Play some corn hole. Watch the fireworks. And even go to a parade (haven't been to one in years)!

Saturday- Us girls and kiddos. After planning for a month in advance we finally got to hang out!

Me and DeAnne with Kira and Conner. These kids are like family to me!

Sis and Conner. And corn hole playin in the backround. haha

Sweet Conner

4th of July cupcakes

Sunday- safety first!!!! lol

Dru wanted to be safe too;)

Gotta have sparklers


Me and my hubbs

Boys, boys, boys! Jarod has 3 brothers and 2 half brothers. Plus, 2 nephews. Maybe we will bring the first girl into the family someday:) 

Friday, July 8, 2011

4 years as Mrs. Knepp

Yesterday we celebrated our 4 year anniversary!!! I really did marry my one and only! Jarod is perfect for me in every way. He has a big heart, funny, not real serious, great doggy daddy (haha), positive, willing to help, always there for me, laid back, great with kids and many more that I could name. I don't know what I would do without him. For our anniversary we didn't do much but were able to spend the evening together. I told Jarod, we are working towards our 25th anniversary.....50th......60th.....but I don't how much longer after I LOVE YOU Jarod Knepp and I want to wake up everyday saying you are my husband.

Now to flashback to our past!!!

The summer we met.

Our first time together outside the state of Indiana.

Our first time on the beach together.

Halloween party. I will never forget how funny Jarod looked. lol

At one of my best friend's weddings 2007.

First time swimming with dolphins= Love.

We love all things Disney:)


Us and the wedding party on our BIG day!!!

The day we said our I do's:) Such a special day.