Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Grandma & Grandpa Timbrel

This is how I will always remember my Grandma & Grandpa.  I have just been missing them a lot lately.  Love you guys and can't wait to introduce you to my little family someday....

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!!!

Well, love this day...a day we get to celebrate all the wonderful men in our lives, that make the best Dad's!! Thank you to all the Dad's that we get the privilege of having in our lives right here and now and the ones we may not have met but in some way had a hand in who we have become.  They helped shaped the father's before and made the one's we have that are so wonderful!! Today we should remember all Father's not just our immediate ones.

And a special Thank you and Happy Day to all the Dad's serving that are unable to be with their loved ones on this special day of theirs!

Thank you to my loving Father, who has always been there for me and who is always so encouraging of my endeavors, even when he doesn't understand them. :)

And here is to the most wonderful husband and Father I could ask for, for my kids!! We are so very lucky to have you.  You do so much for all of us and you always make sure we have everything we need or could want.  And always make sure we know we are loved!!! And that is the most important thing..... We love you!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Richard Edward Bybee

I just want to take a moment to remember a wonderful man whom we lost recently.  Richard was a beautiful soul and was always so happy to see my family and I.  We lost Richard on May 21st.  He was one of the toughest guys I know and will be so greatly missed.  Last Saturday we drove to Smith Valley, NV where we got to pay our respects to a loving man.  I still tear up everytime I think that we won't see his smiling face again till we meet in Heaven.  Luckily, we have the knowledge that we do and I KNOW that I will see him again someday. 

Richard we love you and will miss you dearly.  May you Rest In Peace with our loving Heavenly Father to comfort you!

Richard at the family reunion 2009

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday's Faces of the Past - Maria & Jacob Hitz

Hi it feels like forever since I have had a minute to sit down and work, and while I feel good.  Recovery is going good but I still have bad days.  Today is going to be a busy day but I have a few minutes here this morning and I wanted to share something that has happened lately.

A few months ago right before my last surgery I was contacted by a Wahl relative.  She is the daughter in law to my father in law's aunt...following me lol.  Anyways, she is the family historian for that side of the family.  And she found me on, I had a few mistakes on my Wahl family tree that needed clearing up :/, and she wanted to share information.  We emailed for awhile but my Wahl research is in it's infancy really, as I have spent most of my time on my side and the Thornton side.  She was oh so wonderful though and had a lot more information than I did.  She said she would send me some stuff.....well I got it a couple weeks later and was astounded at what she sent.  Pages and pages of family group sheets with notes and pictures included.  But the coolest thing by far was a picture that was sitting on the very top when I opened the box, it was the wedding photo for my husband's 2x Great Grandparnets Maria Zehnder and Jacob Hitz.  What a wonderful photo! They were married on 7 Aug 1886 in Butte, MT.

There was also a cd included with tons of other photo's but this one is one of them that just stands out.

Maria (Zehnder) & Johann Jacob Hitz wedding photo