Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pressing Memories

I love having free time!  During Christmas, I found a cookie press used to make "spritz" cookies (never knew they were called that) in the clearance aisle at Wal-Mart.  I've always wanted one--and at such a great price, I couldn't pass it up.

My remember my mother always making spritz cookies, especially at Christmas.  I "found" this picture of a vintage cookie press--and I believe that is the same one my mother had!  It's amazing how certain memories years and years later never leave your head.  There was always little green Christmas "tree" cookies.  I loved them. 

So tonight, with my little helper at my side, we made Valentine's cookies!

I used one of my favorite antique bowls from my grandmother.  It's perfect for baking.  We made several different styles, but my favorite were the pink heart cookies :)

Before baking . . .

And after. . .  Now, I will have to distribute them to several places, because I cannot keep 8 dozen cookies in my house :)

Now--go do something you enjoy :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Photo Update

Happy Thanksgiving
Merrryyyyy Christmas!
Happy New year!
Ok--now that all of that is covered, I am glad to give PHOTO UPDATE to recap a few highlights over the last few GRADUATION!! Woo hooo!

Lydia cheering on LSU! Although we don't really watch any football, Uncle Gee has taught Lydia to love "futball" For a while, she would wake up in the morning and request "futball" Thanks Uncle Gee! (I was actually suprised that on ESPN--you could find some type of football playing --reviews, etc. --almost any time of the day ;)

I ordered this adorable hat from an etsy seller  It is awesome, and Lydia loves her "hoo hoo" hat.  It matches everything from Carter's and Gymboree, so we have been wearing it a lot (except for those Louisiana January days where it's 75 degrees!)

GRADUATION!!  I graduated from the University of South Alabama with my MSN.  I also took and passed boards--so I am now officially a licensed nurse practitioner.  It's such a relief--and kind of scary ;)

My mother took the trip to Mobile with us to celebrate the end of a long 2 1/2 years!!  Thanks Brett--it was definitely a team effort!!!

To celebrate--we went to Mexico on a cruise--child free :) Lydia was with awesome friends!! I don't even think she missed us since she had so much attention!  It was a great getaway--although I'm not sure I want to "cruise" again!

Our attempt at a family Christmas photo!  I never sent out cards--hopefully next year!
So that's the recap of the last few months.  Lydia is turning 2 next month!!  I can't believe how fast she has grown!!

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Hey--It's me. I'm a simple, crafty, adventure loving wife and mom who loves to learn about almost anything. I enjoy the blogging community and love learning and growing from reading other's experiences. I became an RN (after being a teacher) and then realized I had lost the creative outlet of my classroom. I've always enjoyed arts and being creative, so I began sewing, smocking, soap making, and delving into other new hobbies! :) I live with my wonderful husband who is my best friend and our sweet little girl. Together we have entrusted our lives to Christ and His purposes. So through this blog, I invite you to walk along with me and my family through our daily adventures!