Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Musings from the Library

I was able to get out today and make it to the library in Mcdonald and found that they have internet there so I could check email and update my blogspot.

Kevin my younger brother is leaving for Marine boot camp today so please keep him in your prayers. He is not a Christian as far as we know but we are praying. Bud and I in our devotions last night prayed especially for him and for my mom who is going to be going through a rough time with it because all of her kids are gone now! 2 married and one away from home now in the military!

Bud and I have been doing good. Boy does 3:45 am come quickly! Bud started back to work on Monday and I've been trying to be a good little wifey and get up with him in the morning to see him off but boy is that early! I feel guilty that I get to go back to bed and he has to work! LOL He told me this morning he was jealous of me LOL! :) Plus it gets boring in the long days when he's gone thankfully today I could get out and do something. He had my car yesterday which was fine I had some stuff to do around the house anyways!

My parents are coming for New Year's I think and we'll have a big New Year's dinner! That'll help mom I hope with coping with all of the kids being gone!

Well I better get off here I've got some shopping I need to do so I can get home and be there when my hubby gets off! TTYL
Mrs. Kuhn

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Our wedding!

Bud and I's wedding went off beautifully! Yes of course there were a few glitches with stuff but Gina did an awesome job of keeping things together and everything!

Bud and I went to Gettysburg for our honeymoon. That was a lot of fun even though it was very cold it was still neat. He loves history and especially the civil war stuff! I'll post pictures whenever I can right now we don't have internet at our house. I'm writting this from mom and dads since we're here for Christmas today!

Well gotta go help dad get our Christmas dinner ready. Mom had to work and so she's been sleeping today!

signing off,

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wedding Excitement is in the air!

Wow 2 days till the big day! We're going to be decorating the church today. My mom keeps telling me I'm gonna have a beautiful wedding I don't know if it's really sunk in yet that I am really getting married! I'm excited and can't wait!

This week has flown by so far and I thought it would drag by! We've got so much to do this will probably be my last post here for awhile because Bud and I don't have internet at our house so I'll have to go to the library to do all this stuff!

Please pray that I can find a job and quickly. I talked to a lady from the church and she wrote me an email today letting me know of a few places that were hiring one I'm not that interested in and the other I'm very interested in it's working with mentally handicapped people helping them do stuff like balancing their check book, shopping, and budgeting and stuff. Please pray that I can land something good because it's going to be really tough for Bud and I if I don't!

I also want to thank the Lord for an answer to prayer. This past weekend while I was in Pa for the Youth program and get together my aunt discovered my little cousin (whom she has custody of) was badly burned on the arm, so she rushed her to the hospital they preceded to get indignant with her and called the Child and Youth Services people about it saying that she had neglected the little one. The situation is very sad between the parents they were fighting the night it happened and didn't bother to get her medical attention and never let my aunt know what had happened so my aunt was afraid she was gonna lose the girls (there are two sisters she has custody of). We prayed very hard because my Aunt is not one who neglects her kids (of which she has 14 now including the two granddaughters. Any how the CYS people came and once they realized what happened my aunt asked them something about taking the girls and the lady told her "we're not taking the girls out of your custody!" Praise the Lord for an answer to prayer! Please pray because they are still not out of the woods with this thing yet the CYS people still have to investigate the other children in the home.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Long Week but Fun

We've had my brother and his girl here this past week! I may post some pictures up here of our week so far. We've baked cookies decorated ornaments, put up Bud and I's Christmas Tree at our house and today I have a bridal shower!
It's 2 weeks till the wedding we went and got our marriage license yesterday! Then went out to celebrate! Then came back to my parents and started loading up stuff to take down to the house!
I know this post isn't very long but I'm running out of computer time so I better run! TTYL

Monday, December 1, 2008

First Day of Deer Season Memories!

Well today I am thankful for 8 years ago on this opening day of deer season I was shot and it could have been fatal but God allowed me to live and keep on enjoying life! On November 27, 2000 my dad, my brother and me and my grandpa went hunting ( my first time ever!!!) we sat out in the woods all day in the cold. I fired off a shot at a smaller doe but didn't get her. We finally decided that we would stay for the next day and see if that was any better (By the way we were at our cabin in the mountains of PA). So we all headed back to cabin for a hot meal and some relaxation. We got back to the cabin and dad and I went to unload our guns, he stepped up the porch and I followed suit leaning in too close to the porch. I started to eject shells about the same time that my dad did and suddenly CABOOOOOM!!!! The gun fired, I jumped back and grabbed my stomach and screamed, Dad didn't know what had happened and thought he had shot me in the stomach (we were 18 miles from the hospital) Soon though we realized it was my hand His first words were "She'll never play the piano again!" quickly he ran and got a bowl of COOOOOLLLLDDD water and told me to stick my hand in it I did and immediatly it was red. While I stood with my hand in the bowl of water he went and checked the guns and found that his gun had fired the shot and that the bullet had entered the magazine of my gun and caused it to explode (By the way there were 6 bullets in that gun only one fired!). He carefully took my gun inside (still loaded because we couldn't get the bullets out!) and put his gun away. My grandfather wasn't right there when it happened so we've kinda left him out of this the whole time.
My dad wrapped my hand in a towel so I wouldn't keep looking at it and make things worse and we headed for the hospital that was one ride I don't think I'll ever forget. We were flying and at one point I remember thinking ok Dad I don't need to break my neck too! LOL However on the way down the mountain road (rocky and all dirt) I told him that "I didn't care what it took I would play the piano again" (thank the Lord He has allowed that!) We got to the hospital and of course I was in a lot of pain every bump hurt! They hooked me up to IV's and the doctor came in and started checking things over. Of course the police had to come and interrigate us since it was a shooting even though it was completely an accident. The cop who came in to talk to me asked me if he had done it on purpose and I'm thinking "Dude your nuts why would my own dad purposly shoot me!" I wasn't too happy with him for that but then they had to take my dad back to the camp and make sure our stories matched and they did. So my great Aunt Mary came and staying with me in the hospital. While my dad was gone my mom called and they stretched to phone into my emergency room spot and I talked with her. By this time they were doping me up pretty good on Pain Drugs first was Demoral (which didn't do anything!) then Morphine which I was on for a few days. But while dad was gone I asked the Docotor what my chances were of losing my fingers and he gave me a percentage that I can't exactly remember something like 20% which isn't much but still is significant. They wheeled me down to exray and took pictures of my hand it was covered in shrapnel from the explosion. They by this time had wrapped it up pretty good. I stayed in that hospital over night (my brother and best friend Andrea came and spent the night with me well Andrea did Kevin didn't) The next day the transferred me to Akron Hospital to a Hand Specialist (all this time My hand had not been cleaned out and I was pretty much still in my hunting gear except I think I was able to get out of my coveralls)! The hand specialist in Akron took me into surgery(my first ever!) and they spent 2 hours just cleaning it out best they could ( I still have shrapnel in my hand). I was in that hosptial for about a day or so and then they sent me home with a Vikadin perscription which made me sleep. About a week after the accident I went back to Akron for the amputation of the end of my pinky finger( that was all I lost!). Today I pretty much have full use of my hand except I can't really squeeze anything because I can't make a full fist! The above picture is a picture of my hand 8 years later.
But I can play the piano just like always!
At the time that this all happened I was 15 and wasn't a Christian and wasn't a very happy person. After this all went down I can remember thinking to myself my life has to change, I almost died ( still didn't become a grounded Christian until I was probably 18 or 19) but this changed my life forever. My fiance says that had certain tradgedies not happened in both of our lives we probably would never have met. But I am a much happier person today (of course due to Jesus Christ being the main reason of my joy) and I enjoy my life much more now that I almost lost it! I realize that each day is a gift for which to be thankful and praise God for each little thing that happens in life. I thank Him that He got a hold of my heart and turned me from the wrong path to His path!
I know this post has been long but I felt on the eigth anniversary of this accident I would share it and what has happend in my life!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Tukey Day gone for another year!

Well I had a pretty good turkey day. We went to my grandma's in Pa and spent the day. My grandma, My aunt Bonnie, My Mom, And My Cousin Gina and I tied 202 rice bags for Bud and I's wedding!

Today is 21 days till the wedding, it's gonna be hectic! Although last night was my last day of work since they didn't put me on the schedule at all for next week! That really upset me and made me feel like I'd been fired but I guess we'll make it somehow! I'm just gonna have to learn to trust on God more!

Please pray that I'll be able to find a job quickly over in PA! I'm nervous about it. I'm gonna try to do some housecleaning jobs and piano lessons and we'll see how that goes!

Well My brother and Ava are going to be here tomorrow and I have cleaning to do today before a Bridal Shower this afternoon so I better go!

Signing off the Kuhn Family Journals

Friday, November 21, 2008


O the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful (if it's in the fireplace that is! LOL)! Yes we're finally getting some snow! I really do hope that it snows for my wedding that would just put the icing on the cake! LOL No we'll have fun whether it snows or not!

My cousin and a few other people reminded me yesterday that I don't need to be stressing over little details just relax and enjoy the day! So I'm going to try to put myself in that mindset! It's 29 days till the wedding ya know and there's still a lot to be done!

Only 10 more days and my beautiful niece and my brother will be here for a week! Alicia is staying home this time she's gonna work and work on her dress for the wedding!

Tomorrow I have a dress fitting that I think will be the final dress fitting! My Sister In Laws are coming in too for their dress fitting also! After this weekend I'll be busy every weekend until the wedding! I can't believe how fast time is going! I was telling Bud the other night that this all seems like a dream and that I'm gonna wake up and it's not really gonna be true! Later I told my mom and she said "Do you want me to pinch you so you know it's real?" LOL I guess I just always thought I would be one that would never get married and now I am so it's a dream come true!

Well I've got some cleaning and packing and such to do so I better get off here! TTYL

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Wow I didn't think that all this would get this stressful! I'm at about 4 weeks of planning and 2 weeks from today I'm quitting my job!

Well I know that this post is short but I've got to go get ready for work! I've been busy doing wedding stuff fixing up the rest of the invitations that I didn't have addresses for and everything! I have to be to work at 2 today! They've cut my days back to only 3 days!

I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week and then next will be Christmas and I'll be married for this Christmas! I'm excited. We'll actually be able to be together then! We're both so tired of always just talking on the phone and the times we get to see each other is usually for a different reason like a church gatherings, family get togethers, moving stuff, ect.! O well that's how engaged life goes! Soon it will be work, and chores and everything and then eventually, hopefully children! LOL

Well Gotta Run! TTYL

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Musings from My computer

Well I've so much to do and so little time to do it in! It's 39 days till my wedding and I've been getting lazy on all the to do's! (I think I get so much going and then get discouraged because none is actually getting done! LOL :-) need to get out of that habit!)

Went down to Pa on Sunday and started working on the Youth Christmas Program there I think it will be good even though we are few in number (5 to be exact!) We're going to call in another friend of ours who sings and does a good job and is also holiness and he's gonna do a few songs too and I think we came up with a mixed quartet with My fiance, Myself, Matt (a part of the youth group), Eric (the singer we mentioned). I have to come up with the story Tin Can Valley since I will be telling it! The program is the Sunday before our wedding (yeah crazy I know but o well that's what worked out!) Bud and I plan on having the youth over to our house after the program which could be very interesting considering how very small it is! I think my parents may be there also and then me and my family will return to Ohio for one more week of Wedding stuff and then it'll all be over! LOL

Went wedding shopping yesterday and came up with some good ideas! I absolutely love Pat Ca Tans! They're awesome. The floral ladies offered to help me with my bouquets and stuff whenever I get to going on them!
Well I better get off here and get something done! LOL My mom put a loaf of bread in the bread machine and it's sooooo good! I had a fresh hot piece or two earlier , I really need to stop that because I won't fit my wedding dress then boo hoo! :(
Gotta run ttyl! I'll post some new pics of our house when I get some! It looks more lived in now since Bud is living there! He's got a big stereo system and it makes the place thump big time! He barely has to turn it up!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Mooooooving, Moving up to PA Land

Bud came and got a few pieces of furniture on Thursday and Mom and I ended up jumping in the car and following him out to the house and spending the night there. He hadn't officially moved into the house yet but now he's there as of last night! He says he likes in there because it's quiet! And you'd have to know the house he lived in before with all the kids there was hardly ever a quiet moment unless they were all sleeping! LOL

Yeah so I had my bebo account hacked into and someone sent out videos from You-Tube with it crazy people!

Well I have a short time at home today because of a long shift at work (Still only 8 hours) but it seems like more! They are cutting my hours so pray I can find work quickly out in PA! I'm thinking of possibly transferring my job out there to a Giant Eagle but I'm not crazy about it but if that's what works out that's what goes!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hope for America

Yes this morning as I write to my blog I am more than a little upset with the majority of America, yet I'm still hopeful because God can turn this around and use it for the best. We as Christians need to get on our knees for our new president and pray that He will make the right decisions! God is still on the Throne and He's not forgotten His own!
If you think back to the time of the Great Depression it was democrat that brought this country out of that yes He wasn't the best either but the country still survived! We can survive this! Does it still scare me? Yes it does and makes me want to pray harder!
But we will still have very important decisions to make as Americans in the next few years, are we going to sit Idly by and let President-Elect B. Obama do what he wants with America or are we going to fight with all that is within us? Remember that Obama can propose bills but can't pass them in the same breath! He still will have the Congress, Senate, And House to go through! ( and yes I know most are now democrat!) But God has given us His promise and we'll still hold to that! There is still hope for America! We need to rally and pray for our leaders!
I do not mean that I'm behind Barack Obama 100% (I'm hardly behind him .01%!) because that's a lie! I don't agree with what he agrees with and never will. But we still need to pray for him as he leads our country! I wanted to cry for Sarah Palin and John McCain because certainly they have fought the good fight! God can still use them!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day Woes!

Wow election day is here! I went and cast my vote earlier this morning then had a bunch of errands to run. Now I'm home and going to get busy on wedding stuff till I have to be at work this afternoon!

I've had a peace today about the election and I believe it's God given. God is the author of peace and not confusion and it doesn't help to worry about something you have no control over!

Anyways this is a short post but I really need to get busy! I have so much packing for moving to do and everything. I have 3.5 weeks of work left then 3.5 weeks till our wedding! So I'm going to go work on making pew bows and whatever else I can get into! It's gonna be a busy last few weeks.

Mom and I get to keep my niece Ava for a whole week the first week of December and we're so excited. It'll be the first I've really got to spend time with her since I lived in North Carolina 2 years ago! She's growing so fast I should put some pics up on this post of her!

This was when Keith had his boat she would go on fishing or boating trips with her daddy and loved it!
This was Christmas probably a year or more ago she would kiss the snowmen on Alicia's tree and tell them goodnight when she went to bed!
I just absolutely love this picture of her! She's such a little princess! This was after she had learned to walk so it's a little older I'll try to put some new stuff up here eventually!
This is Ava with Daddy after his return from Iraq on his first tour! She was sure one happy girl! I don't have the pictures from a month ago when He returned from Iraq from His second tour!
She had got a hold of Papaw's (my dad's) reading glasses and was trying to walk around our house it was quite comical! She would stop and look at you over top of them and then try to walk or stumble as it looked! LOL
Mommy took her to feed the ducks at a park on the Neusse River ( I can't remember how to spell it! LOL) where they live.
This was probably about a year ago! Sorry I do have newer stuff just don't have the CD right now! She's adorable though!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Boxes.....Boxes.....And More Boxes

This is a picture of our house. It looks different now because we've started moving stuff in and I'll maybe put some other pics up here sometime of the inside! We're quite excited to be able to get a house instead of an apartment! It's a little bigger and bit more private.

Well I've been cleaning today and organizing wedding stuff! I spray painted some candle a`bras I found at a yard sale this summer and painted them gold! I've been doing a mountain of laundry!

Bud is to come this weekend and get a load of stuff for the house since he'll be moving into it this week! I'll have to post a good picture of it up here.

For starters this morning I got up and was running the bath water when it started losing pressure and so my Dad had to go to the basement and try and fix it! Well he said you better do with what ya have because it's not gonna work! So I was in the middle of a load of laundry and running bath water and I need to run the dishwasher all of it takes water! We have water now it just needed a jump start sorta what I feel like I need about right now!

I'm listening to Christmas Music and it makes me want to get out stuff and decorate but I'll be moving about then!

I kept awaking with each txt that came into my phone this morning although it was on vibrate! My cousin was going to a last Palin rally today and she was to leave at 5 am! So she kept txting me about that and then Bud goes in to work really early and he always sends me a txt before going in to work so that came through. Then I got about three txts between 6:30 and 6:45 between Joanna and Bud! But o Well I should've been getting up then anyways!

I've got about 15-17 boxes of stuff for my wedding that I'm going through. But hey gotta run I think my next load is ready to hang out on the line (we don't have a working dryer! we have one but it's not hooked up to electric!) so I must go because I really want to get my laundry done today!

TTYL- Signing off the Kuhn Family Journal!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

New to Blog Ring

I decided since so many of my friends are on here I'd join in the fun as well! I know I've made this with my married name already but the wedding is only a month and half away so I figured rather than have to change everything later I'd just do it all that way now!

There's still alot of planning going on! Bud and I had our engagment pics done this past week! My cousin and one of my 5 bridesmaids did them for me Joanna. She's really good with photography and she's laid back and it's easy to have fun while doing pictures. I might try to upload some of them onto here!

He will be moving into our house sometime in the next week or so. I've already moved some stuff over there not a lot just mostly kitchen stuff. And of course some bridal shower gifts that needed to go there anyways! I'll post some pics up of our house and y'all can check them out!