Sad News


Hi friends. :)

The family was hit was some sad news last week. Ben’s Grandma peacefully passed away in her home at the age of 86.


Even though I married into the family, Grandma never treated me any differently from the rest of her grandchildren.


She was incredibly sweet, clever, adventurous (she and her friends worked as “Rosie the Riveters” in Cali during WWII!) and there was no question that she adored her family more than anything else in the entire world.


Ben and I will be in her hometown of Modale, IA for the rest of the weekend celebrating her life with the rest of the family.


Call the ones you love TODAY! :)

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  1. Sorry for your loss- thoughts are with you and ben!

  2. Runeatrepeat 02.11.2011

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Take care.

  3. Another Kristin in Iowa 02.11.2011

    I’m so sorry for you loss Kristin. I lost my Grandpa last week and it is hard. Remember the good times and know that she is resting with God.

  4. Awe she was so beautiful! I am so sorry for your loss:( Thank you for the reminder to keep in contact with our loved ones!

  5. Sarah 02.11.2011

    I’m sorry for your loss! She looks like a beautiful person!

  6. So sorry to hear this… hugs to you and Ben! My thoughts are with you guys!

  7. Freya 02.11.2011

    Oh, I am so sorry :( I hope you’re all ok!

  8. sandra mc combs 02.11.2011

    Sorry for your loss. I lost my mother in October. She was also 86 and worked in the war also. They were a great generation that cannot be replaced. You are so right , spend precious time with your loved ones. Prayers for you.

  9. I can relate to your news, my grandma just passed away 3 weeks ago, so I had to fly home to Minnesota. You have my sympathy.

  10. brandi 02.11.2011

    i’m so sorry for your loss, but it’s great that you guys are able to go and celebrate her life this weekend! I hope it’s a safe trip and that you enjoy remembering all the great memories

  11. Sorry for your loss, Ben & Kristin. I’m sure she is honored by your beautiful tribute to her.

  12. I’m sorry for your loss… I love the picture of her in the corn!

  13. VeggieGirl 02.11.2011

    My deepest sympathies are with you.

  14. Rachel 02.11.2011

    I’m so sorry to hear this. You & Ben are in my thoughts this weekend.

  15. Your family is in my thoughts this weekend; glad you are able to celebrate the life of a wonderful woman together.

  16. I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  17. sorry for your loss…

  18. jane 02.11.2011

    sorry for your loss. i was honestly shocked at how beautiful she was-seems like a really graceful lady. hug the ones you love!

  19. Jen 02.11.2011

    Awww. ((Virtual Hugs)). I’m very sorry for your loss and she does look like a WONDERFUL lady. Our prayers are with you and yours. Happy you get to celebrate. That’s the way it should be, even though we will miss the ones we lose.

  20. Katie 02.11.2011

    I’m so sorry for your loss! She was so beautiful!

  21. LisaL 02.11.2011

    What a lovely lady. You can certainly see her fun spirit in her smile and twinkling eyes. I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and Ben. Travel well.

  22. Jane 02.11.2011

    So sorry for your loss, prayers for your whole family. Enjoy the celebration of her life.

  23. Bridget 02.11.2011

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds like Ben’s grandma lived a full life! I’m sure you, him and your whole family will cherish the great memories.

  24. Krista 02.11.2011

    My grandma just passed on Saturday morning, and I got back to school the night before last from the funeral. :(

    So sorry for your loss, but remember she is in a better place now, at least. :)

  25. Charity 02.11.2011

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Enjoy the time with family celebrating her life.

  26. Mimi 02.11.2011

    I’m sorry for you family’s loss. Grandparents are certainly a blessing, no matter how long you get them in your lives!

  27. Melissa 02.11.2011

    Sending you big hugs & lots of prayers. It sounds like Grandma had a wonderful life full of all the important things. I hope this weekend brings you all peace & comfort in celebrating her.

  28. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you are able to enjoy the time you have this weekend to remember all of the fun memories you and Ben had with her.

  29. dmcgirl 02.11.2011

    So sorry for your loss. I love the picture of her by the corn! That is beautiful. My mom just turned 90 on the 4th of this month and yes, I call her almost every, single day. She is my best friend.

    I am sure Ben and your GrandMother will be missed.
    My best,

  30. jad18 02.11.2011

    I’m very sorry for your loss. She was beautiful and those pictures are great. When someone passes away peacefully it is a blessing in that your memories of them are of them in their best sense. I hope you and ben find comfort in family this weekend.

  31. Lori 02.11.2011

    Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and Ben.

  32. Mama L 02.11.2011

    I am so sorry to hear this :( Grandmothers are the most wonderful thing…how lucky that she lived a long, happy life, and had you all to share it with.

  33. JennyV 02.11.2011

    It looks like she left an amazing impact on her family. It’s so wonderful that you had the chance to know her and love her as well — family is such a blessing.

  34. Lena 02.12.2011

    My heartfelt condolences to you and Ben! take care!

  35. So sorry for your loss! All the best to you and your family.

  36. Thinking of you and Ben. Grandmas are so special.

  37. Hope 02.12.2011

    I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts are with you and Ben during this hard time.

  38. Tobbiefox 02.12.2011

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and hearts are with you, Ben and Ben’s family during this time. Celebrate her life as she would have.

  39. I’m very sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you guys today.

  40. :( OH NO! im terribly sorry to hear this. all my love to you and your family at this time.
    i wasent expecting this news, i was going to tell you that i just posted your Green Monster recipe of my blog. take care ok. hugs hugs hugs!

    xoxo <3

  41. jen 02.12.2011

    So sorry. She looks like a beautiful woman, and sounds like a sweetheart. I’m sure you all will miss her very much.

    Thinking of you guys. You’re in my prayers.

  42. I’m sorry about your loss, Kristin. It sounds like she was a truly wonderful woman who lived a long, happy life. My thoughts are with you, Ben and the family.

  43. Aww girl I’m sorry for your loss! She looks like she was an amazing woman, and I’ll be thinking of you guys!

  44. Lesley 02.12.2011

    She seems like such a wonderful woman and grandmother. I’m sure that she will still be with your family in spirit. I wish you and Ben the best in coping with your loss. :(

  45. Panera John 02.12.2011

    Thoughts and prayers with you my friend. I know everyone says their grandma is the cutest, and I always tell everyone they are wrong because MY grandma is the cutest – but Ben’s grandma looks like she can tie with my grandma. What wonderful memories and photos. My “cutest” grandma is 83 and moves into an assisted living home for dementia tomorrow. It’s so hard to watch our loved ones age and pass on becuase they mean so much and are such amazing people. I always like this quote: “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” My best to you and Ben.

  46. I’m glad you have the opportunity to spend the weekend celebrating your grandmother’s life. Enjoy the stories, loving words and time together. My prayers are with your family.

  47. Machelle 02.12.2011

    Sending my condolences to you & Ben, and your entire family. I love the corn picture!

  48. I’m so sorry for your guys’ loss. She seems like the picture-perfect grandma! she’s darling!

  49. Lauren 02.12.2011

    So sorry to hear about this sad news. You and Ben and your family are in my prayers!

  50. girliefriend 02.12.2011

    I’m so sorry. May you all find peace and comfort in the arms of your family and friends. She sounds like a remarkable woman.

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