Tuesday, May 10, 2011


It was a time for family and a time for remembrance.  Our Poppie had only been gone a few short days and life was still very surreal.  We had not even had his funeral and therefore were all struggling to really believe that he was gone.  However his love shone bright that day because you see, Pop was amazing.  Pop had asked that certain things be done for his loved ones.  Thanks Pop for being so kind and thoughtful.

Ava and her new picnic/water table from her Pop (my Dad)
 the baby carriage that Poppie had my Dad get for Ava for Easter ♥ ♥

 Ava and Uncle Aaron
 being carried to the shade since she refused to get up

 being splashed by Uncle Aaron

 Sitting with Aunt Katie
 Our Matriarch

 pushing her carriage and purple bunny (her new favorite...sorry monk)

 the wagon Pop pulled us in ♥♥♥
 Ava giving me the evil eye when her Pop informed her that I ate her pickle
 Ava and Juli
 ♥♥♥The flowers Pop had sent to Nan ♥♥♥

 Our balloon release for our beloved George/Daddy/Poppie {Pop}

 The tiny speck in the middle cloud is Ava's balloon which got stuck in a tree and therefore was the last to go up.  Pop saved the best for last ♥♥♥

Forever watching over us....

Catching Up

Life has been tough lately and quite a few things got put on the back burner while I took time to take care of family.  There are times in life when you put life on hold and be present and the last month has been that kind of time.  Aaron, Ava, and I have experienced a lot of loss this year and I'm hoping that brighter days soon will come. 

I just pulled a bunch of photos from the camera that have been taken over the last two months and I'm taking some time today to get them uploaded.  I want to feel caught up so I can enjoy taking photos again.  I hate when I get so behind that I don't want to take more for fear I'll never catch up.  Here are some photos from the back log.

An afternoon playing in the yard...

 I wish all of the blossoms stayed on the trees longer than two weeks...they are already long gone :(
 Ava and Ryan painting sun catchers

an Easter post and more to come...