confession

Shared by Christy Shores on October 27, 2012
Ive been thinking about you a lot more lately. Not a day goes by that I dont look up at the stars to make sure your still there. Even on the cloudiest nights you still peek through and twinkle. After a much needed smile, I know all is well. But lately I have felt super sad. I dont know who to confess to so I decided to in you, someone who always listened to my babble. I feel like I let you & Dave down that night. I know I wasnt there but then I think, she wouldnt have wanted me to. She would have wanted me where I was..with your babies. The boys & i stood there, prayed & hugged one another. I tried my hardest not to be scared for them. I will never know if I did the best I can because deep down, i was terrified. The boys did so well in fact, they helped me keep it together. I feel horrible that I wasnt there for you & Dave but I do find comfort knowing I was were you would have wanted me. Thank you for akways being there for whatever I ever needed & sharing your boys with me. I see you everywhere I go. Everytime we do anything, I remember you were just here with us. I know you will always be around. My heart is very heavy, thanks for listening to me. I needed to let that out. Keep shining bright and know you are quite often on my mind.

Krista

Shared by David Mcdonald on August 9, 2012

Happy birthday Krista, WE all miss you extremely bad. I miss my best friend. The boys are doing the best they can and I know your watching over them. You would be so proud. Anthony has graduated and is on his way to college. Kris finished the school year with wonderful grades and is driving now. Collin played like an all-star this year on his baseball team, they went to the playoffs.  I know you would have cried tears of joy at all there milestones over the last year. Your legacy of love will live on watch and see.

prom

Shared by Anthony Holloway on March 30, 2012

This was my first prom and my momma was soo proud that i was going to prom that year even though she was upset because it meant i was growing up.. i the look she had when she saw me in the tux for the first time. i could tell that she was very very proud at that moment.. prom this year is coming up in just a couple of weeks and  i am going to miss not being able to see that look this time when i put that tux on or being able to hug her and take a picture but i will keep my head up.. im not very good at this sharing the story thing it is hard for me to write how i feel about this stuff it is tough, but i love you momma and i will always miss you... love your first born...

prom

Shared by Anthony Holloway on March 30, 2012

This was my first prom and my momma was soo proud that i was going to prom that year even though she was upset because it meant i was growing up.. i the look she had when she saw me in the tux for the first time. i could tell that she was very very proud at that moment.. prom this year is coming up in just a couple of weeks and  i am going to miss not being able to see that look this time when i put that tux on or being able to hug her and take a picture but i will keep my head up.. im not very good at this sharing the story thing it is hard for me to write how i feel about this stuff it is tough, but i love you momma and i will always miss you... love your first born...

in the beginning

Shared by David Mcdonald on March 29, 2012

this was when we first got together, this was when we were sneaking around together. 
I offered her my coat one night when it was cold out; she wore it from that day forward! We would either meet in Cushing or Stillwater and go run around and just laugh together. Our first kiss was in the parking lot at the fair grounds at Christmas time late at night. She was so nervous she couldn’t sit still. After the first kiss she was so nervous she left got half way back to Cushing and turned back around and came back for another kiss

Shared by Christy Shores on March 27, 2012

Christmas at Dan's house 2010..she came over to me and asked me to take this picture..and to be sneaky about it. Something I'm not good at, she also knew that mom wouldnt take a picture willingly. It sorta worked!

Christmas 2009

Shared by Christy Shores on March 27, 2012

We had Christmas at Dave and Kristas this year..first one at their house, she was nervous but excited!  It was special. She took this picture. It made her happy to get everyone together for a family photo.

Shared by Christy Shores on March 27, 2012

I have so many great memories. But my favorite is the one where she took all 3 girls and Dave and they went to the fair. I dont know who was more excited, her or the girls. But they all had a great time!! Boy was Dave and Krista wore out by the time they brought my sugar filled girls home!! We miss her dearly!! Her and Dave brought my girls these chocolate bunnies at easter.

shes blushes in public....

Shared by David Mcdonald on March 20, 2012

So this story is in no way related to this photo. I just wanted to stare at this picture while I told this story.

As the title suggests Krista blushed a lot in public when it was just us, it all started at the movies one night. I used to sing these little songs for her.

I’m no singer and can’t hold a tune so let’s just make that clear up front. One of the songs I used to sing to her was “MY GIRL” by the temptations I think.  The only line I know in the” my girl” chorus is the “my girl” part. For a very long time I used to just hum it under my breath or in her ear. Like I said earlier we were at the movies having a good time, we were in one of those little flirty moods and she popped off you wouldn’t sing that if people could hear you. She suggested it would embarrass me too much, and she was right but I quickly got over my embarrassment. Some time had gone by and as the movie was about to start there happen to be this silence over the crowd in between previews. So I started singing “MY GIRL MY GIRL MY GIRL” as loud as I could voice cracking and all. there couldn't had been better timing.

Instantly the movie theater lit up but no one had turn the lights on it was KRISTA and she was glowing, I think she even ducked down in her seat a little.  But from that moment forward it didn’t matter where we were I would start singing it very badly on purpose just for her. Across the aisle at the grocery store, or dining out it didn’t matter as long as we were with in ear shot of someone else and it would make her BLUSH every time.  she never admitted it but she like it, it always made her belly laugh and smile.

she was mad at me!

Shared by David Mcdonald on March 19, 2012

 

This was a parent’s breakfast at Collins school, everyday for at least three weeks Collin reminded me. "DAVE" in his soft voice don't forget i have a breakfast at school.....
Well I knew Casey was going and if i told Krista it was a parent’s breakfast then she would have wanted me to go, and I didn't want it to be awkward for Collin have three people there. So this was my solution. I told Krista it was a mother and son breakfast.  If she didn't go Collin wouldn't have anyone there with him so she made it a point to be there for him.  This little plan backfired, when she figured out I lied about it just being a mother son thing she was on "FIRE" and boy was I in trouble. I'm pretty sure she slapped my shoulder several times over this deal....

however much trouble I was in no longer matters, what matters is it resulted in this picture of them two....if you look at there features close enough there is no doubt Collin has his mothers facial features.

happy birthday kris

Shared by David Mcdonald on March 19, 2012

this was on Kris's birthday, this was the year he got his first cell phone, so he could talk to a girl he was crushing on.
she was so protective of the boys hearts when it came to the boy's girlfriends. her claws would come out, she wanted to protect them from heart break.

Shared by Susan Mann on March 16, 2012

she absolutely did!!! jane was one of her faves!!

they took care of each other.....

Shared by David Mcdonald on March 9, 2012

These two had a sweet relationship, Fred always knew when Krista didn't feel well.
When she was sick he would cuddle up next to her on the bed or follow her around. But he never left her side, it’s like he knew she was hurting, sick or ill. 
When she couldn't sleep he would rest his head on her neck and his deep breathing would put her to sleep in five minutes every time.

 Krista would always leave work no matter how busy she was if a thunderstorm would roll in and Fred was home alone. He gets really bad with heavy rain and thunderstorms and she knew it. So as soon as the first crackle from the sky came down she was on her way home.  These two loved to “PILE” as she would put….. and she used to tell me Fred was the best thing I ever brought home and that he completed our family.

the heart of Krista

Shared by David Mcdonald on March 9, 2012

 

I wish there was really more to this story but there’s not. Krista was on a fresh fruit kick and were just relaxing watching some TV. She said baby would you please go get my watermelon and a spoon?  So I did but while I was in the kitchen I just thought I add a little extra sweetness to it for her. She was absolutely tickled and lit up when she saw it……….. Kodak moment

The Last Time :(

Shared by Heather Long on February 21, 2012

This picture was taken the last day I felt krista's arms around me, the day I left Grace to be with my family in Wyoming. We cried and cried, I asked her if she had ever seen the mountains, she said "no". I told her she could come visit me and I would be back soon! If I only knew that would be the last time I was going to see her, I would have hugged her a little longer. I know you are shining down on us from above my friend! Miss you! RIP
  

dinner at chilli's

Shared by David Mcdonald on February 20, 2012

 

Krista had been sneaking around talking to my family trying to plan this dinner for my one year sobriety. She wanted this to be such a surprise she helped Jason put up his storage building to fund it so I had no clue.....
Also no telling why Taya had a band aid on her forehead.

easter

Shared by David Mcdonald on February 20, 2012

this was easter with little baby Eden.

another first

Shared by David Mcdonald on February 20, 2012

 

This was the first house we moved into together, we had been looking and looking. And decided on this one.  And we surprised the boys and took them over after we sign the lease. If I remember correctly this was also Collins birthday.  We were all so happy and the boys thought it was the coolest because it had a spiral staircase that went up to the roof/balcony. This picture is on the porch that day.

break needed

Shared by David Mcdonald on February 14, 2012

this was right after we moved into our first house together. we had combine two houses into one, so needless to say we  all needed a break. So we packed up the boys and the coolers with sandwich stuff and headed to the lake....the boys were all swimming having a good time. and then the cops roll up, because it was later in the afternoon and the office was closed so we didn't bother to pay for the spot.  The six dollar spot ended up costing 2 tickets for 45 dollars each. the best 90 dollar break we ever had!
she loved this picture so much, she swore it was her fav....

photo shoot.

Shared by David Mcdonald on February 14, 2012

this group of pictures was taken at my house while i was at work. she said she was going to get up and do something productive that day.  so in other words a photo shoot. she was extremely happy with these pictures. she stayed at this house all  day many days waiting for me to come home from work. this was at the begining of our relationship. she loved that house,Krista said she felt safe there.

Shared by Beverly Ware on December 30, 2011

I remember the day we met. She came into Grace with such confidence and had way of making you smile even if you weren't feelin it. She talked to me like we had known each other for years. I instantly fell in love with her personallity. She was hired on the spot and couldn't tell me enough how thankful she was. Krista and I became close during my time @ Grace. She always had a compliment and something good to say. My office was by the timeclock, so I seen her each and ever morning. Not a day went by I didn't get that Smile. She was an AMAZING woman.

Shared by Santana Beier on December 29, 2011
I have many stories some good some bad a couple just titled what are friends for but I remember the first time you met my family and fell in love with my husband's truck lol. We met you guys out at lake Carl Blackwell and when you finally got in the water with your pink floatie you told me i should feel loved cuz you never wear just your swimsuit in the water. As you waded in serenity was scared to come any farther cuz she thought it was too deep you grabbed her by the hand and waded with her and for the rest of the day she was stuck to you and your pink floatie. Oh how I miss you girlie and was looking forward to more memories with you I will always cherish the ones I have of you and am thankful for the short time I had.
Shared by Mikie Maudlin on December 28, 2011
i loved are early morning visits but their was one inpraticular i remember vividly it was a monday and we went into your office and u open ur cabinate above your desk and their were empty bandage boxes stuff missing and you ask me wat kind of reject would leave tht stuff in their and u were livid then i brought up ur man and u instantly had a smile on ur face and became very chiper then i complemented ur caoch bag and u said well i have a not so matching wallet i said wat and u replied bless daves lil heart but he might as well be color blind lol girlie i will miss u dearly but ur in gods arms now and have nothing to worrie about rest in peace girlie
Shared by Meghan Ramsey on December 27, 2011
My dear aunt Krista, you always made sure I new I was Beautiful and deserved the best, u always let me know I could suceed In life. My favorite memory is living with u as a child I can't say just one cause their is so many. Your on Ky mind daily. I Love you so much. Please watch over mom she needs peace of mind she doesn't eat Or sleep just cries. I'll watch over the boys as best I can. Keep shinning down on us. Rest in paradise and ill see you on the other side.

SHE THINKS IM SEXY

Shared by Susan Mann on December 26, 2011

I HAD TO GO TO THE PARTY STORE TO PICK UP SOME FAKE TEETH,BECAUSE I HAD BROKEN MY TOP DENTURE..I WAS COMING OUT OF THE STORE AND I HEARD SOMEONE WHISTLING AT ME..I WAS SOOOO ANGRY!! UNTIL, I LOOKED AND IT WAS KRISTA...LOL SHE ASKED WHAT I WAS DOING AND I OPENED MY MOUTH WITH THOSE BILLY BOB TEETH, AND SHE JUST LAUGHED SO HARD AT ME!!! SHE ASSURED ME THAT WITH OR WITHOUT MY DENTURES, I WAS STILL AS SEXY AS EVER!! THAT WAS KRISTA..SHE ALWAYS SAW THE GOOD IN EVERYONE...

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