I'm a little late getting these pics posted but better late than never, right? Winston has been waiting anxiously all summer long for his first day of school. He was so excited to finally get to go.
He picked out what he wanted to wear the night before and had it all laid out - ready to put on as soon as he woke up. When it was time to leave he was even telling me to hurry up - a first for him (I'm usually the one telling him to hurry.) I love watching him grow up and seeing him feel so proud. He makes my heart smile. :)
This is a recipe I gained/inherited from Brad's mom. It's a favorite of their family - she made it every year for Christmas. It's a favorite of our family too but we make it all the time - it's too good to only have at Christmas time. Another plus - it only takes about 15 minutes to make two cookie sheets full of wonderful deliciousness. Don't you just love an easy and super yummy recipe? Me too! :)
Mix together in a large bowl:
1/2 box Rice Chex
1/2 box Golden Grahams
1 1/2 cups shredded, sweetened coconut
1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
In a sauce pan, combine:
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup light Karo syrup
Stir over medium to medium high heat until mixture begins to boil. Bring to a full boil and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tsp vanilla until well mixed. Immediately pour over the cereal mixture and stir until well coated. Spread mixture out on two wax paper covered cookie sheets to cool. Enjoy!
I saw this on another blog and thought it sounded interesting so I've decided to give it a try - here goes:
Day One - one picture of myself.
This picture of me and my little buddy is from a few weeks ago. A friend of Brad's offered us tickets to a demolition derby. I've never been to one before but have always wanted to. It was a lot of fun - really! We had a great time in spite of a massive thunder storm. I'll post about our adventure another day.
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong because at some point in your life, you will have been all of these."
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson