Galatians 2:20 & 21 "For I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing."

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Tiny, Perfect Blessing

Our tiny, perfect blessing was born today ~ Aiden Scott was born at 3:29pm, weight 5 lb. 13 oz, and 20 1/2 or 21 inches long (we really don't know!)!

Mommy, Daddy & baby are fine!

Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie Amy & Great Granny are thrilled!

We were really excited to be in time for a quick visit, hug & kiss with Jennifer & Allen before his birth & go into the room not too long after his birth for a baby cuddle and pictures!

Monday, August 18, 2014

How Very Sad

What he was best known as the Genie from Aladdin.
Robin Williams as The Genie in Disney's Alladin

How very sad that a man that brought us years of laughter and fun was dealing with the demon's of depression & alchoholism & was recently diagnosed with Parkinsons.  And his way of coping with this was suicide.  We have always enjoyed his zany humor and quirky personality.  He will be missed by many & is an irreplaceable comedian.

We are thankful for the many laughs he gave us through the years ~ Nanu, Nanu!  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


The M & M's answer is 470!  My neice guessed 465, so she was the closest.

And 470 is my closest guest.  I kept losing count & had to start over 4 times!  Folks kept helping themselves to treats as they walked through the room.  I would comment to someone and then forget which exact number I was on!

Jennifer and Allen got the candy & the bottles!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Pinterest Inspired Baby Shower

It is no secret that I love Pinterest ~ I greatly appreciate the folks that come up with imaginative ways to celebrate occasions and holidays and then share their ideas for everyone to use.  I took many of these ideas and personalized them for Aiden's baby shower.  Here are our interpretations of these ideas ~

cute game idea ~ care to guess?  (Both bottles combined)

my bonus daughter, Amy Kate made me these cute wrappers for microwave popcorn ~ these were shower favors

way to include the daddy!  Allens basket contained embroidered baby bib plus a box of disposable bibs, wipes, Tylenol (for him), giraffe stuffed toy, nuk pacifiers, baby nail clipper & comb, clothespins (nose plugs for stinky diapers), dirty diaper disposable bags

decorated with toys & books on the food table ~

found all these cute little trucks at Kroger after Christmas on clearance
I included the following little poem in the invites ~ " Just one request.....we hope its not too hard.  Please bring a book instead of a card.  By signing your name they can remember and share, this special gift with their baby even when you are not there!" 

Our games were *guess the number of m & m's in the baby bottles, *baby shower bingo where the guests fill in the grid with baby items & then check them off if/when she opens that item ~ Greg made the board, *and a "check off the items in your purse" game that Amy recreated for me from pinterest.  The game prizes were little vinyl bags from Dollar Tree that came with scented lotion & bath gel, I attached a bath scrunchie and a card that said "From our shower to yours". 

Do ya have a guess on the m & m's?  I will tell the answer tomorrow!

Allen & Jennifer ready for their blessing to arrive!


Friday, August 8, 2014

Sweet Friends & Family

My girlies!  Katie, Amy Kate, Jennifer, & Amy Lynn

Me & my girls!

Granny & the girls

Amy & cousin Hailey (my great neice)

Robert Edward Lee Cutler & Robert Edward David Beard

Bobby & his minions ~ Hailey, Robert & Patrick

This boy did not get his height from me!  The daddy to be ~ Allen

my long time buddies ~ Kathryn & Lisa

One of my baby projects ~ needlepoint abc blocks spelling out grandboy #3's name

Amy's sweet cousins ~ Megan, Amy & Becky

they aren't really happy, she is the youngest & the tallest!

We love our boys!  Thomas & Robert with grandma & grandpa!

Thomas give the best, messiest, sloppiest kisses.  He grabs the hair on either side of my face and hangs on to kiss!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Preparations for Grandboy #3!

Bag full of baby goodies that were Allens when he was little

most kids cheer for Peter Pan ~ Allens hero was Captain Hook...this was his Hook hat

my 6'4" son holding the the outfit he came home from the hospital in

My beautiful daughters ~ Katie, Amy Kate, Jennifer & Amy Lynn

all the Jackson girls!
We had a baby shower for Jennifer on Sunday.  All our girls were here and aunts, cousins, & friends.  Baby Aiden got lots of goodies.  Clothes, toys, stuffed animals, diapers, UGA stuff, pacifiers, wipes, bags for stinky diapers, a stroller, carseat, high chair and more!  Afterwards, we went over to their house.  By the time we got their, Allen had already put up all the clothes, set up the toys, and had everything displayed.  They are so excited!  And so are we!  Aiden is due in 13 days!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Thomas will be on the move soon!  Gotta keep up with big brother!

Banana Boy!