Saturday, November 10, 2012

how to celebrate a weekend.

1. wake up early enough to watch teenage mutant ninja turtles. be quiet not to wake the sister. she'll make you change the channel to this or this, instead.
2. be patient while mommy makes these. if you arrive at just the right moment "to help" you may get to clean up some of the cinnamon sugar from the counter... with your tongue.

mom's been testing cinnamon roll recipes for two weeks! and believe me when i tell you these are the best she's made -- by far!
she used the dough from this recipe and the following icing.
cream cheese frosting:
1 stick of butter, softened
2 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
beat the butter and cream cheese until well combined.
add the vanilla and the sugar.
keep beating and scraping down the sides of the bowl until the frosting is light, fluffy and fully combined.
happy monday!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

what i found.

yesterday morning, while doing the laundry...

when our youngest was first born, i joined a mommy-baby class at church. i remember one of our first meetings like it was yesterday. a woman in her forties whose kids were nearly grown asked, "name one big hope for your child." i answered quickly, "i hope she's a reader." i had just left my job as a third grade teacher to stay home with this new little bundle. it seemed like the natural answer, and to be honest, a genuine hope for my little baby.

years later, i can see the naivety of my hope. there are, after all, many hopes i have for my girl --that she would be caring and kind, that she would love deeply, and that she would live with integrity and purpose.

but i'm so very glad she's a reader, too.

when i was blog-hosting over at wcs a few weeks ago, i shared these book labels as a gift idea. a little heads up -- i'm working on some printable labels for you all. check back. i hope to have them up later this week, or early next.

note: melissa, shoot me an email at mrsclaus09 at gmail dot com. i've got some fun mail for you! :)

and with that, wishing you all a very...

happy wednesday!