Saturday, September 26, 2009

I'm A Big Boy Now !

Yep, he's been doing this for about a week and he's so proud of himself. When he falls, he gets right back up and goes again. But, when he wants to get somewhere in a hurry, crawling is his preferred mode of travel. I know...we had him all day on Thursday, lol. He is such fun but boy, can he wear out us old folks. He's learned that if he makes funny faces we laugh, we clap, we say to each other "look at that expression!". Yep, Ashton has us right where he wants us...wrapped right around that little finger. Thanks for looking in on our little "miracle". (If you click on the picture, you can see that look of concentration).

Background is from Angelscrapper's "Fall Splendor" kit. The "Rope Cluster Frame" is her newest creation. All can be found if you click on her link here at the right.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bulletin from Roving Reporter

When Miss Gerri told me that she and Al were going to "shuffle off to Buffalo", I didn't think she meant it literally! However, I just received this picture and report from our always reliable Roving Reporter. I guess she meant just what she said! (Do you think we should tell her that hat just doesn't match every outfit?)

Kit is by Claire7799 "Life In Blue".

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Autumn is..

when these little guys get busy, you know fall is in the air. No one had to tell this little beauty that today is the first day of fall. He's been working all morning carrying walnuts from our backyard to his winter hiding place.

Kit is Autumn Splendor by angelscrapper. Word art is by me.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Little Dreamer

Big Papaw lets Ashton sit on the banister around the front porch and he loves it. Loves, watching for cars, squirrels running through the yard, birds...whatever happens by. It seems there was a time lapse here when nothing went by and Ashton is off in his own little day dream. Oh, how we love this little guy!

Kit is "You Make My Heart Blue" by bluedream designs. Word Art is by my friend, Linda, at Random Thoughts By Linda (you can find her by clicking the blinkie at the right).

Friday, September 18, 2009

Best Buddies

Big Papaw is Ashton's best buddy and vice-versa. You would have to see the two of them together, on his Saturday morning visits with us, to get the full effect. They have so much fun in this one corner of our sofa (but believe me...they are also all over the place! lol) He loves taking Papaw's hat off and putting it on his own head, just a little thing, but oh what fun it is for him. My friend Linda always says make some memories and fill it to the brim...well, that's what these two do!
By the way...Ashton's shirt says "I don't sleep..nobody sleeps!" Truer words were never spoken!! LOL

Used a QP made by Mat using Angelscrapper's "Fall Splendor" and "Painted Paper" kits.

Guess who's coming to dinner?

Plans were that CJ (Candace) and "Leiah-Beth" were coming to visit this weekend. But they weren't going to leave until tomorrow night. Well, I just got a call from our son, Greg, (who is the new Papaw) and he is leaving for Charlotte first thing in the morning to bring them back with him. See, he's got this new Papaw thing going on and he can't wait all day for them to get here, so he's going to get them himself. He's been working on the nursery at his house all week and it's ready and waiting. He was so funny tonight when I talked to him..he said "I've got my rocking chair in the living room, the cradle sitting right beside it, bought a case of formula and a case of diapers....I'm good to go!!

In the meantime, I'm standing ready with camera in hand. I just purchased a new one. Nothing wrong with my little Kodak C743 it's taken all the pics you've seen so far...but I convinced my dear Rhett that I needed a new one. I got the Cannon Power Shot SX10-IS. Has 10 mp and 20x zoom. Came with an owners manual with 286 pages...will I ever learn to use all the features, who knows? I guess trial and error method will work for now. LOL

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's the Little Moments

in our lives that make the biggest memories. Yep, this is me and Big Papaw doing all the oohing and awwing over little "Leiah-Beth". (I still like Leiah-Beth, our son and daughter-in law are calling her "Gracie". Since this is their first grandchild they are now Mamaw and Papaw and Rhett and I have been promoted to "Big Mamaw and Big Papaw". LOL

Used my newest WordArt and the kit was found on DigiFree by "ScukCountryColors".

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Just one of many...

many of the pictures taken on our visit to Candace and Leiah over the weekend. This is just one of my favorites! I just love this pic, if you could have been there to see the love in her eyes for this precious little one...who, by the way, seems to be the "spittin' image" of her mom.

Kit is "Bearly Remembrance" by AmbowifeDesigns

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Story of Mamaw's Wind Chime

How we look forward to Ashton's Saturday morning visits. His "Me-Maw", Melissa is our daughter and she and Ashton visit every Saturday morning, always stopping to pick up breakfast for us. After eating breakfast and listening to Ashton's usual "coffee can/wooden spoon
performance, we made our way to my 'office' where I proceeded to show Melissa all the pictures of our new Leiah that I have on the computer (aren't digital cameras and e-mail just the neatest things, lol). Oh, yes Mam..I have at least 30 pictures just from her first two days! Be prepared, 'cause we are going to Charlotte tomorrow, with my trusty Kodak in hand, to see her in person. I'm so excited, can ya tell? Anyway, (I got kinda off track here) after viewing the pictures, it is such a beautiful fall day here so we ventured onto the veranda. Ashton love my wind chimes and the first pic shows Papaw letting him sit on the banister, he's a happy little camper. Second pic shows Papaw letting him swing my angel wind chime, it makes noise..Ashton loves it. In the third pic, Ashton decides he really likes the angel hanging from the wind chime and decides he wants it for his very own! LOL. (nothing a little super glue can't fix).
It's such little things in life that bring us the most joy and happiness. Like the expression on this little one's face, moments like this are treasures for all time, tucked safely in our hearts. Like my dear friend, Linda always says "go make some memories." Thanks for sharing mine with me today. Hope your day is just as blessed as ours.

Kit is "Peace and Joy" by JaelopDesigns.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Oh my how we love this little one

and we haven't even got to see her in person yet! They live about a 3 hour drive away but "Good Lord Willing", we are making the trip Sunday to meet Leiah Elizabeth Grace in person. Our oldest son, Greg, is Leiah's "Papaw" and he's already decided he's calling her "Gracie". I've kinda decided I'm calling her "Leiah-Beth" (combination of Leiah and Elizabeth) 'cause I just like the sound of it. We always give our grand children nicknames..her mom, Candace Jasmine has always been CJ. Our other grand daughter Tiffani Danielle has always been "Tiffi". Haven't come up with one for Ashton yet.
I know, I'm probably boring y'all silly with these ramblings (sorry bout that), it's just that I'm so excited and feeling so very blessed. Thank you all so much for sharing in our newest little one's arrival.

This kit is "Mommy Dearest" by BoolandDesigns. Word art is my newest one, available at

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

You decide...

Yes, dear Rhett asks "how in the world do you find anything in that mess?". I say I know exactly where things are...don't touch a thing. So it may take me 30 minutes looking in desk drawers, file cabinets, cubby holes, etc..but eventually I'll come up with said object. LOL
Actually, I have been meaning for months now to sit down with my trusty paper shredder and get rid of "stuff", I mean do I really need to keep the last 9 months worth of electric receipts? Obviously if I hadn't paid them by now I would not have electricity. Then I have note pads on top of note pads with scribbles of things that come to mind and if I don't write it down right then (somewhere) I'll never think of it again. Pages and pages of tutorials printed off, that, one of these days, I'll get around to trying... But, until then I just say it's all by-product of my creativity.
This is my newest WA and it can be found on my other site
Kit is from cuddlebeez "30 Days".


Leiah Elizabeth Grace Hill. Our newest great-grandchild. She is the daughter of our precious CJ, whom you all have seen a ga-zillion scrap pages of. Well, guess what? Now you will be seeing a ga-zillion scrap pages of her beautiful little daughter.
Elements used were gifts from our own Miss Gerri. The frame is a standard in PSE5. The background is from one of angelscrapper's kits re-colored, sorry I don't remember which kit.

Our Beautiful Redhead

A scrapbook page using a picture of my mom that my daddy carried in his wallet for years. The picture was taken in the 1960's so that...