Posted on December 1, 2011

Over the holiday weekend I wanted to do something fun with the kids so we decided to bake some chocolate chip cookies. Then I got to thinking about those Monster Cookie sundaes at Cheddars that I love so much. With that we decided to make our own version of cookie sundaes.

I just scooped the cookie dough out with a standard ice cream scoop and then flattened the ball a little before baking. This worked perfectly to make large cookies for our sundaes. Then we all topped the cookies with vanilla ice cream and whatever toppings we preferred. Everyone got to make a sundae just the way they wanted it.

As you can see these sundaes were huge and most of the kids weren’t able to finish eating them all, but it was a lot of fun making them!

 





Posted on November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. I love all of the great food and spending quality time with family. It is also truly a great time to reflect on all of those things that you are thankful for. Since the passing of my Mother and Grandmother Thanksgiving has been a bittersweet time for me. I have so many fond memories of Thanksgivings past that were well spent with the both of them and I always miss them both very much. I so wish they could be here to see my children and to be a part of all of our lives. I have been through quite a bit in my life but every time I think of them I am also reminded of how fortunate I have been. I feel blessed to have what time I did with them even if I wish it had been longer. I am very blessed to have my own family now too.

Time is always so fleeting so take this time and a little time every day to think about all the blessings you have in your life. Everyone experiences pain and sadness at one time or another but there is also happiness. Take some time to realize how fortunate you really are. Enjoy your time with your family and make every moment count. Share old traditions with your children and make new ones as well. Life is a blessing and that is something we all have to be thankful for. Enjoy yours and share the joy with those you love.

I wanted to post a family portrait here but I have yet to get a new family portrait done. (Bad photograher!!) Anyway here is a snapshot of my handsome babies.  They don’t sit still very often so it’s hard to even catch a snapshot  but I still adore this one regardless.

 







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