Thursday, December 29, 2016

You all know I'm new at this and I can promise there won't be any regular schedule set for my posts but recently, as you can imagine has posed some unique circumstances.  This was Natasha's favorite holiday.  She loved to decorate for it, cook for it and couldn't wait to see our children's faces in the morning after they caught glimpse of what Santa brought and family shortly there after.  She literally loved everything about it.  That was all on the surface.  She also loved celebrating her Heavenly Father's Birthday, the real reason for the season.  This year she got the ultimate gift, she got to celebrate it with Jesus in real time and I'm certain she made it his best birthday yet. 

Many friends and family have shed multiple tears due to her absence.  There is no doubt that she has left a huge hole here on earth.  Honestly, I never knew how much space her personality, love, beauty, faith, patience and understanding took up. She literally took up what was left in a room; she had that ability...she filled it so everyone around her was better.  When you hear the words "It's a Different Kind of Christmas This Year", trust me, it was.  Herrells4 had so many emotions running through our family and extended family but I have to tell you, there was a calm laid over me and I think all of us most of the day.  I was in so much pain, for my kids and family but I wasn't able to physically express it.  I truly felt Natasha with me the entire day.  I know deep down she had the best Christmas ever and for that I am Thankful and kind of jealous, however, our time to be together again will come soon enough and we will be celebrating together again with Jesus, the Son of the Living God. 

She is with us each year on her favorite tree!

Santa came for the kids!  They told me the big man hit the mark! 


Sunday, December 4, 2016

In the Beginning

So the day was August 15th, it was our second, first date.  You thought I was annoying when we first met but I knew there was something special about you, so I had to give a second go at it.  Turns out, we didn't need a third time.  We quickly hit it off, the second time and of course, I deployed shortly there after.  Upon my return, we picked up right where we left off and then married on June 28th 2003.  Ever since I met you, you've been a very special woman to me.  They say opposites attract and that is exactly what we were.  You've always had the other point of view to keep me grounded and either stop me from doing something silly or pushed me to finish something I wasn't sure I should start.  I can honestly say, the love we shared was nothing short of a miracle.  I have never felt this way about anyone nor had anyone feel that way about me.  You made my life complete!!  You were my partner in crime, and there was no one else I would have rather had standing my by side through thick and thin.   
Our Engagement Picture

This was right after we promised NOT to do exactly this!
More healing to come...
Herrells4 (with an Angel)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Firing back up

Hello Everyone.  I've been tossing around the idea of firing back up the blog Natasha started back in October 2009.  I'm hoping it will provide some relief for me as I reminisce on memories we've created together as well as maybe even help others.  Please be patient with me as I'm certainly new at this....I hope to have some of this figured out the mean time, wish me

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A rolling tribute! (bike is done)

The bike is done, we just got these pictures tonight. I can say that Fred did an awesome, Seth is so happy with the way the whole thing turned out. Come to find out Seth's bike will be featured in a European Biker Magazine, which makes Seth that much happier. Just thought you all would like to see the end result.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Seth Harley Davidson

Well this is Seth Harley Davidson (as I call it his baby) it is an 2006 Electra Glide Standard. I really don't know much about bike or don't care to. But he is having it redone by a bike builder of the year for 4 years in a row, and he is german too. His name is Fred Kodlin, he came to the house last Thursday night and picked the bike up. He will have the bike until December, when Fred Kodlin and Seth's bike plus 7 other baggers go to a bike show 4 hours way. So Seth is supper excited about his bike getting redone and that it will be in a bike show. Seth is supper excited for the following reasons : 1. by a world know bike builder, 2. and that it is getting redone over here in germany while were are stationed over here. Seth is a little on edge about not having his bike for 2 months and just letting his bike go with out getting to see the work while it is getting done. When we get it back, or when we go to the show I will get pictures of the finished deal and post them. If you are like me you it is not a big deal, but it is to Seth and this is our family blog so I thought it should go on here.

Family Dedication

On sunday September 26th we did the family dedication at church. I wanted to wait until December when my mom would be here, but I knew that the church would be busy with christmas stuff that we went ahead and did it now. We started attending Faith Baptist Church a couple weeks after we moved here, and just felt right at home. I believe this is the church that God wanted us to be at and wants our family to serve from. It is nice to feel at home some where when you are so far away from family, but when you are in the Lords house you are always at home. God Bless.

Bad Durkheim

Bad Durkheim is a huge wine fest very year. There are tents after tents set up with different winery's inside. Along with rides for the kids, and all sort's of food there as well. We went and spent the late after noon and that night there and had a great time, I can say that we will be going back for sure the next two years. Here are a few pictures from that day. Enjoy!

Kooper and his big sausage!!
Madelyn and her amazing chicken! (I wanted to go back the next day for more) :)
Rachael and I the things you do after you have had a little to much to drink!

Me and some random German guy all dressed up!!

Me, Madelyn, Kooper, Rachael and Kim

Me, Madelyn, Kooper, Rachael, Kim
Madelyn and Kim