January 24, 2011

Pop's {Been} Gone

(Clockwise from Center Front: Pop, Uncle Gary, Uncle Maurice, My Dad {yes, they're identical}
  My sweet Pop passed away this morning, after a whole day of struggle, but he's not gone. Pop's been gone. You can tell from the pic above, taken at his birthday party, that he's not really there. My grandma, his wife of over 60 years, his "Sweet Jeanie", passed away in June, when our little was just 2 weeks old, and Pop left with her. The first and only picture of Pop holding Caden, and he's not there. But now he is at peace, and he's with her in more than just spirit. I Can Only Imagine, but I'm pretty sure he's smiling now. Love ya, Pop!

January 10, 2011

Little Changes

I have never been big on making "resolutions," since no one ever keeps them past January. Instead, every year I make a list of smaller, more attainable goals than "be less fat," or "fix up the yard." I was inspired by Annalea's commitment to make one small change each month, so I'm basically ripping off her idea.

My small change this month is no. more. soda. The mister and I decided before the little was born, that he would not be allowed to drink soda. And what kinda parents would we be if we didn't set the example? So, in an effort to also save a little moola, we will be drinking only water, juice, and tea. I might also sneak in a cup of cappuccino here or there, since the mister let be splurge on a can this weekend at the store. I'm such a spoiled momma ;)