Monday, August 3, 2009

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This week I will be going to California for a funeral of a family friend.  Debbie Austin passed away on July 30.  She was only 21.   This tragic loss has come as a shock to all and is extremely upsetting for me because it is my best friends (Leslie's) little sister. 

Here are some fond memories from our childhood of the 3 of us girls:

-Playing Box car "girls" in your front yard.
-Debbie always got first pick of "poobies" aka little people (poobies is an Austin nickname.)
-Playing mermaids in the pool and soo many other fun games. 
-How debbie always managed to get out of the hardest saturday chores, and Leslie having to do her own chores on top of Debbie's.
-Me and Debbie locking Leslie in her room using a Nintendo remote control cord.  And then later got a lecture from her Dad on "what is means to be a friend/sister."
-Leslie, Debbie, and Me singing in the ward talent show all wearing the same outfit. (cant remember the song.. what was it leslie?) I have a picture to prove it!  
-How you always made us watch a home video of you when you were like 3 at Big meadow being soo cute.
-All the memories of girls camp and family camp at Big Meadow.
-Trick or Treating with you every year in the Austins neighborhood.
-All those saturday BYU games we spent at our house. Everytime we would hear the adults scream really loud , we all would do the same even though we had no clue what was going on in the game :)
-Making the FUNNIEST movies with Adam, Leslie, Debbie, and Me.
-You never getting into trouble, it was always Leslie's fault.
-Spending the night at your house on the Eve of Christmas Eve.
-The thousands of night you spent at my house.
-The thousands of nights I spent at your house.
-Late night runs to Taco Bell in high school.
-Going to Rite Aid to buy stuff to decorate Leslie and Keiths car for their wedding, and returning to the church to find out that some one else was already doing it LOL.
-Being the best wedding book/gift taker at my wedding.
-The last phone call I got from you was when  I was in bakersfield (in May) and you were giving me a hard time for not coming to visit you... oh how I wish I did. 

Debbie I loved ya girl!  You would do anything for anyone.  You had a heart of Gold.  I am going to miss you so very much, You were the little sister I never had.  I know that I will one day be able to see you again.  Until we meet again.  


Sarah Carlston said...


I am sorry to hear this. Its always hard to hear of a family losing a loved one! You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

The Razz Fam said...

What a great post! I'm sorry you had a rough week. I am so glad to call myself your friend, you are a wonderful person! Drive safe and enjoy your time with your friends and family in Cali, bittersweet.

kanabanana said...

That was very sweet Kyla, so many things I didn't know about your relationship with Debbie.

Emily said...

Ky this is so sad. You did a good job remembering your friend. I am sorry this happened its so sad. See you tomorrow.