Wednesday, January 19

joyful ramblings

Why does a simple little palmful
of cookie bring me such happiness?
Because it's good.
It's pretty.
And you don't need a fork.
These are my new favorite cookies.
They're called Black Gold cookies
and I'm so sorry, but I cannot find the
recipe online.
I got it from the book
"Death by Chocolate Cookies."
Check your library.
edit! The recipe can be found at
That's My Home.
(thank you, Sandie)

And JUST so you know,
while I bake a TON of cookies,
we like to pass them on
and share the sugar.
These were lovingly sent to
lil' brother away at college.
"Life itself is the proper binge,"
said Julia Child.

And then my friend, Christy,
brought these banana choco-chip cookies
all packaged cute.
I love my friends!

Bugg just tickles me to the hilt.
He sits up all big-boy like
and then gets the giggles
as he teeters back & forth.....

back & forth...

and wheeeeee!
He loves this game so much.
I'm so proud of my boy!

Bugg LOVES preschool.
He LOVES his teachers.
They love him, too.
Can you see the love
between Bugg & Miss Rachael?

If only these preschool days
could last forever.

Do I really need to say
anything about this picture?!!

Our little big girl
is quite the mommy now.
Cuddling her "bebe"
in a "bainty."

Like draining the color from the pic
is really going to cover up my
messy room!

I have discovered Edamame.
In other words, soy beans.
They are actually fun and delicious
to eat.
As in, I just stood there at the counter
popping them one right after the other.
Yes, new favorite snack
to balance out the cookies.

I finished this glorious book.
And now I'm sending it off to Becky.
And then she will send it to Becki,
my mom.
And then who is next?
I'm telling you, friends,
you want to read this!
Let me know.

The last word of the book:


  1. I could read your joyful ramblings on and on....

    Cookies and chocolate? Yummmmmmm!

    Bugg is so cute sitting up with giggly laughs and tipsy balancing acts!

    What mess? All I see is an adorable little "mama" with her "bebe" near her heart.

    I love the way you have a gift for inspiring others and helping people take delight in every lovely morsel of life!

  2. I can't WAIT for the book!!! :) Might I sneak in my sister before sending it to your mom, or will your mom send it back east after she's done? Either way works for me. I'm excited!!! xo

  3. We love Edamame too! The best place to get it is at Costco. I think the Costco brand tastes the best too.

  4. I love the thought of you baking cookies regularly and sharing them with people. It would be so nice if everyone did this throughout the year instead of just at Christmastime.

    I love the photos of Bugg and Miss Rachael, so sweet!

    I also love the closeups of your book.

  5. Bree I am not sure I believe you about soy beans being yummy...they kind of don't look yummy. LOL

    I love the pictures of Wyatt tittering on the floor..silly boy

  6. Oh!! How I love the Bugg! I don't know [at all] what we're going to do without him in preschool next year [tear].


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