where did the weekend go?

Where did Monday come from? This was an absolutely wonderful weekend but it sure could have lasted a bit longer! However, I only have to work today and tomorrow and I'm home free for five days! Praise the Lord!

Friday evening I got to hang out with two sweet friends and one of my favorite little boys. We just had dinner and sat around and talked but it sure was nice! Moving away from my family was very difficult and not exactly having friends down here was even harder. When I moved though I was really blessed to jump right in to Chris's group of friends. We always have a wonderful time when we're together!

Saturday morning was a nice relaxing morning and that afternoon I got to go horseback riding with a friend from work. We went to Busiek State Park and it was so wonderful! I grew up riding some at my aunt and uncles ranch which I have always LOVED so it was nice to get back on and ride for an afternoon. There are a few trails at Busiek so that was a nice change of pace and made for a relaxing afternoon too.

After I got back from riding I stopped at the store to do some grocery shopping and just took my time since my hubby had been at deer camp and was supposed to be home Sunday afternoon. So after taking my time shopping and moseying on home I had a wonderful surprise waiting for me! My husband! He came home a day early and we got to relax for the rest of the evening! Wonderful.

Most of yesterday was spent in the woods trying to find me a deer but I was unsuccessful yet again... I'm not ready to give up but I sure would be more enthused if I shot one already!

I am super excited for tonight though. Those same friends that Chris so willingly shared with me are coming over for a Thanksgiving dinner. I love having people over to our simple little home. And then to add turkey and all the fixin's, yes please! I am a little nervous though because I have never fixed a turkey, honestly, I've never even paid attention to anyone else fixing a turkey. Chris helped me last night to prep the turkey and get it ready so time will tell how well we did!

I am SO looking forward to Thanksgiving with my family too. Chris and I are going to my grandparents house to do Thanksgiving with my mom's side of the family. We always have a good time when we're together and I'm sure this time wont be any different. I get to spend a couple extra days with my family at my parents house too so that will be great! I am so blessed by the family I have and the way they raised me and now I'm blessed doubly to have married in to another wonderful family. It sure will make sharing holidays a whole lot less stressful!

I also am making some big decisions about my future so I'll have to share about that sometime soon!

How was your weekend? Any special plans from Thanksgiving? I love reading comments!

Don't forget to tell your friends about the blog too!

Stay tuned to hear about the Turkey adventures! And feel free to say a little prayer that I dont ruin it! :)

Be a blessing to someone today!


opening weekend.

Well,  I said I'd update on the hunting adventures from opening weekend and I'm sad to say that I did not shoot a deer. Although, my sweet husband did kill a nine point buck and I'm so proud of him!

I think I mentioned last time that I have been hunting with Chris a few times but this was my first time actually planning on shooting something other than a target. I enjoy going with him but I could not believe how much fun it was to actually hunt! Wow! It was a blast! Spending two days basically alone with Chris might have something to do with it but sneaking around holding a weapon is pretty fun too! I wont be able to go again until after Thanksgiving for antlerless season but I'm already looking forward to it!

YAY! Deer meat!
It has been so great having Chris's mom and sister here for a few days! They had to head out today and I'm sad to see them go! It was really fun to have some company at our home and spending the time with them was fantastic!

I actually got an extra day with them that I wasn't expecting but the reasons weren't great. I noticed a couple of bug bite looking spots last Monday and throughout the week they continued to grow and grow and grow... by Friday I was pretty concerned and went to the doctor before we hit the woods for a couple of days. That appointment was now fun since there were shots, cutting, and squeezing going on. Turns out it was a infection called MRSA which is a form of staph. Ick! Luckily, they have drained almost completely and seem to be doing well thanks to some antibiotics!

This was at 3:30 am when we were getting ready to leave for hunting.
 She was not thrilled about being awake!

Just had to show this! She's getting huge!


sweet husband.

I am very thankful for my husband. I know that we'll spend the rest of our lives figuring out marriage and all that it entails but he sure is doing a good job of it so far. I have been a little (lot) on the stressed side lately and there has been a couple times lately where I got pretty emotional but Chris has been such a comforter and encourager that it helps so much. I'm realizing something lately the way we handle stress and emotions is so opposite that I feel like we balance each other. I definitely need some balance in that area!

Chris especially made me feel loved last night when he knew I was stressed and emotional so he put in the movie from the first night we ever hung out, "Walk The Line." It was during that movie that he kissed me for the first time. It was so nice to just cuddle up and enjoy the movie that brings back so many sweet memories.

My sweet husband is such a blessing to me. I'm sometimes overwhelmed by the exciting thought of spending the rest of my life with him. I remember it seeming so surreal when he first proposed to me and truly seemed like a fairy tale but now I'm living out a fairy tale and its just perfect.

Love knows no limit to its endurance
no end to its trust,
Love still stands
when all else has fallen.

1 Corinthians 13:7-8
Be a Blessing!


Oh Wednesday.

Yesterday was such a wonderful day at home. It was a personal development day for certified staff in the school district so I was at home! I did laundry, dishes, more laundry and made lunch and dinner for my sweet husband. It was cold and rainy day so I was even more happy to just stay home. I think Dakota enjoyed having the day out of her kennel as well. My amazing in-laws bought us a washing machine that we got this weekend so I'm finally catching up on laundry that has needed to be done for quite some time. Its funny how much easier it is to get done when the laundry room is only down the hall way rather than going to a laundromat or friends house. I still have a lot more to do to get our house in order but its coming together. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law are coming for a few days next week so I'm trying to get our house looking a little more like a home! I'm very excited to have company though! My family has been here and Chris's dad has but its all been for over night and not much time to hang out or visit.

I'm excited for the rest of this week too though! I'm going hunting! Yep, not just going with Chris but I'm actually taking a gun! I'll make sure to report back on that!! I'm SO very excited!

I'm thinking Dakota and I need to go out and take some pictures after work today. We're having leftovers for dinner so I'll have some extra time. I'll try to post tomorrow!

Be a blessing!


where has time gone.

Wow! It sure has been awhile! And in my defense, I've been kinda busy! :) I am a married woman! Yup, that's right, you are reading the first post from Mrs. Kayla Wescoat!

Our wedding was fabulous! Seriously, absolutely perfect! Everything went so well and I have been told by many that it was a fun time for everyone! I had a blast and remained very stress free! Maybe a little to much so at times! I was continually reminded throughout the days leading up to the wedding and the actual wedding day how absolutely blessed Chris and I are. We had so many people that were there for us as helping hands and encouragers! Here are a few photos. I don't have many but we're still waiting on the ones from our fantastic photographer too!

Being Mrs. Wescoat has been fun but busy! It's kinda funny how life goes! It definitely doesn't slow down so you can get used to being married it just keeps right on going. Especially since I married a baseball fanatic whose team went to the World Series! (Go Cardinals!) My job has also kept me very busy. My job is the most challenging job I've ever done and some times I love it and sometimes I... dont.

Our sweet little Dakota is still sweet but not quite so little. She is now 60 pounds (and not done growing!) and full of energy! I just love that little girl! It's great having her when Chris is gone over night at the station, she keeps me from getting to lonely.

She adores her "dad!"

Well back to work it is! We don't have internet at home but I'm going to try to get back in to the habit of posting. I really want to keep at it and be able to have fun giveaways and advertisements on here to! So tell your friends! More pictures, scriptures, and crafts to come!

Be a blessing to someone today!