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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Baby

Happy Birthday Krysta!  

27 years ago my youngest daughter entered the world... 
It's hard to believe she is now a mommy herself. 
And a wonderful mother she is.


The years went by far too quickly, with as much laughter, tears, and pure joy three daughters could bring. We all grew together. It is true, our children are our teachers. I know being the little sister was a struggle at times. But she survived... maybe being a little goofy helped. 

From Goofy to Bee... our baby is growing up!

Seriously... Krysta is pollinating her hubby. 

Krysta, time goes by too quickly these days,
and every day you're away we miss you.
But knowing you have the first love of your life taking care of you... 
we know all is as it should be.

There will be a Happy Birthday message hidden behind our cabinets throughout time. Looking forward to Thanksgiving when we can all be together. Yes... the kitchen will be done.

With love from your family in Seattle.....

 Happy Birthday from Grandma!

We love you Krysta! 
Kalimar, Kadence, Kohyn, Anthony and photographer Dylan

And then from the Wopschalls... 
Kayla, Ryan, Ellis and of course Miles send much love!

So with all our love, we send you this happy birthday message. 
We miss you, and are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow,
 and sharing a wonderful birthday weekend with you!

Have a wonderful Birthday! 

XOX Mom and Dad

PS... we ate your cake for dinner. 


  1. Happy Birthday Krysta san!!!Greetings from Tokyo!!

  2. Happy Birthday Krysta!! Wishing you all the best in life!! Karlene, I saw some photos on Facebook, you have a beautiful family! :)

    Krysta, today is your day, spread your wings! :D

    1. Thank you so much Alex! They are all pretty special for sure.

  3. Happy Birthday, Krysta!! Many more years to health and happiness for you and your family. Karlene, these photos are great.. I still love the message written on the wall and the birthday cake! I can not wait to see photos of the kitchen when it is finished!

    1. Thank you Jeremy! I cannot wait to show you the photo... that will mean it is done. :)

  4. I love the pictures! I hope Krysta had a fantastic birthday. :)

    1. Thank you Heather! A great weekend was had by all.

  5. Hi Capt.KP,
    Though Seattle and Mumbai are worlds apart one thing is common.
    Moms the world over just the same .
    The heart speaks the same language,
    I Guess thats because we all have the same God Who redeemed us all 2000 years ago, who is Love himself.
    Warmest Birthday Wishes to Krysta :-)
    Denzil kareesheril

    1. Thank you so much Denzil... a beautiful message for everyone. And so true!


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