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Krystal Atwater
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2 Days 16 Hours Ago

“Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.” The Little White Bird by J.M. Barrie💜💜💜

Krystal Atwater
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4 Days 20 Hours Ago

We are officially a foster family!! Bella and Bear are off to a fantastic start. We still need to introduce Tiger. (Tiger is King of the entire pack. Cat votes count twice.😆) Stay tuned!!🥰😁 🤞🤞🤞

I might have snuck a box of Mickey Mouse waffles into the shopping cart when Daddy wasn’t looking. 😁#woops

Krystal Atwater
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11 Days 3 Hours Ago

This morning, Kate asked her Daddy if she would grow up and have a husband one day. He told her he prays every day that if she does, “he would be a calm, low-key sarcastic and quiet hunting buddy” for Trey. Lord, I’d like to put it on record that I publicly apologize for my husband and hope you have much more in mind for Katie’s future mate. 🤷‍♀️😆 #dadsfromtexas

Krystal Atwater
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12 Days 15 Hours Ago

Treyson and Katie decided to spend their entire allowance supporting a young female entrepreneur in our community, and they prepared this dessert for me after dinner. 😁#bestkidsever

Krystal Atwater
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14 Days 3 Hours Ago

Katie has really long hair which tangles easily. She likes it long, but she is the most tenderheaded human I have ever known. She recently admitted to preferring her Daddy to comb it out over me. So, I watch him comb her hair. She doesn’t even notice and she certainly doesn’t have near meltdowns, like when I do it. I’m impressed. Very impressed. The man I married several years ago was a green beret, a combat veteran, often called “intimidating” by people who haven’t taken the time to get to know him. He would rather be out on a hunting trip, sleeping with a rock for a pillow. Literally. He does it often. Not exactly the type of person I would have predicted would learn to French Braid from YouTube videos. So I ask him to teach me his hair-guru ways. He just really matter-of-factly says, “Honestly it’s easy, my love. Just like a horse’s tail - you start at the bottom and work the knots out up to the top. Then you give it a good brushing when the knots are out and braid it so there aren’t knots later.” Y’all. 😭💚❤️💜❤️💚

Krystal Atwater
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15 Days 5 Hours Ago

It’s been a rough week in Midland, TX. Our community is hurting and the weight of that pain is heavy. This morning, I woke up to a full grown male Rottweiler named Bear curled up, resting his head on my neck and wrapping his huge paws around my body. He was snoring and snuggling extra hard. He is fiercely protective of his pack, and I really think he just knows sometimes when we need a little extra love and security. He gives that to each member of our family in the most unconditional ways. 💚

Krystal Atwater
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15 Days 15 Hours Ago

That one time “real, actual Wonder Woman” rode the horsie my Poppy made me when I was her age.💚

Krystal Atwater
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18 Days 19 Hours Ago

"After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value." - G.M. Trevelyan • 📷:@forevershepherd

Krystal Atwater
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21 Days 3 Hours Ago

“Lift up your heart and hands toward God in heaven...” lamentations3:41 💙💚💛🧡❤️💜❤️🧡💛💚💙

Krystal Atwater
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22 Days 3 Hours Ago

I’m told that time heals all wounds, but for this one I’m still waiting. I show my kids your pictures and tell them your stories, but they’ll never get to hear your laugh. I tell my husband how much the two of you have in common and how close you might have been, but he’ll never experience hearing you passionately profess every detail you can divulge about quantum physics at 3am. best friends are a dime a dozen, but for me there will only ever be one Best Friend, and that’s you. The space in my life that went empty when you left it will never be filled. It’s left open intentionally. I will always allow myself to feel the pain of missing you, and hope for a day in Heaven when I might get an enormous hug from you again. 💜

Krystal Atwater
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23 Days 3 Hours Ago

“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be true.” -Roy T. Bennett Wishing you all a bright, sunshine day! (👚👕:@bexarwear)

A year ago, we were enjoying life by the river. We loved living in this little house... Hands down, the best neighbors we have ever had, who we all still miss dearly to this day. 💜💜💜 #sadie #remy #gruenedayspa #bestbuds

Krystal Atwater
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2019-02-20 04:31:24

This graceful girl was a part of the herd who grazed on the grass in the backyard of our first house in Pleasanton, TX around summer of 2013. I found her in my camera roll and was transported back to our life before babies when we used to spend our free time traveling as far as we could go - holding hands in Trey’s pickup truck with an old, happy-go-lucky chocolate lab and a young, extremely obedient blue heeler always by our side. We used to eat at the same Mexican food restaurant when we went out. It was delicious but also the only restaurant for miles, which can quickly elevate the cuisine of any place in a tiny town, I’m sure. The entire staff knew our names, our regular orders, and always thought to ask us to give them updates on the home we were renovating. Our neighbor’s elderly mother would find reasons to come knock on our door, and then spend her time flirting shamelessly with a younger Trey. “Your husband is soooooo handsome! He looks like a blonde Burt Reynolds,” she’d say, as he turned red. ❤️

Krystal Atwater
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2019-02-19 03:16:46

Rusty, old metal against deep blue sky. #westtexas #bigskylife

Krystal Atwater
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2019-02-18 03:33:11

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!” Psalm 127:3-5

Krystal Atwater
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2019-02-17 04:27:54

Science walks with Daddy.

Krystal Atwater
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2019-02-16 16:59:34

West Texas sky with windmill.