I know I get lost often and my eyes aren’t always fixed on the prize of Christ, but all my shortcomings just remind me why I need Christ so much more. I’m never going to be a perfect mom, there’s honestly no such thing. I fall short all the time and I make so many mistakes, and I’m thankful for their constant love and forgiveness, but more importantly, I’m thankful for the forgiveness that was given to me because of the cross.
on all the ladies: dresses, vintage (mine and true’s are from ms. tips).
*adapted from this recipe, yields about 24 large cookies
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 cup all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 pinches of salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar and mix until it is light and fluffy. Continue to add in the vanilla extract and milk into the butter mixture.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
4. Using a spatula, gradually add the wet ingredients into the bowl of the dry ingredients and combine. If the dough is too wet, add some flour a tablespoon at a time (it usually takes about 4 tablespoons).
5. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining sugar and cinnamon for the coating.
6. Using a tablespoon to scoop, roll dough into balls, then roll each ball in the sugar and cinnamon mixture to coat, and place onto un-greased cookie sheets. Lightly flatten top of the cookie with a fork or a spoon (we chose a fork). If desired, sprinkle more cinnamon on top.
7. Bake in the oven for about 8 – 10 minutes, or until golden. Let stand on the cookie sheet for a couple minutes, then transfer to wire rack (or just eat it warm and soft with ice cream because fresh baked cookies are amazing that way!).
My searches lately have revolved around My Little Pony. True’s birthday is coming up and she wants a My Little Pony party at a hotel (similar to Brave’s last year). I’m trying to look for pony-inspired decor that will be easy to put up in a hotel room and other things I can make to make it more Ponyville-ish. I know a recent episode had a Rainbow Dash party and that gave me a lot of ideas, but Rainbow Dash isn’t her fave, Fluttershy is, so I’ve been trying to get ideas for that. (Oh and she wants me to make everyone a pony costume! Can anyone please tell me where I can search for time to make that?!) I did find a Fluttershy party hat print-out, and sketched out ideas for a Fluttershy inspired dress, so I’m getting there. Thus, while I was doing my searches for that, I was racking up credits, totally works for me.
Ben totally knows more about My Little Pony than I do (he’s a Brony, but not a crazy one), so I’m needing to do a lot of searches to make sure I’m getting my pony facts and ideas right. Rainbow Dash is thunderbolt, clouds, and rainbows (duh!) and Fluttershy is butterflies, shy, and animals. Did I get that right? Don’t ask me about Pinkie Pie and the others just yet, I don’t know much about them. I guess I better start paying attention when we have family cuddle night and watch My Little Pony. I lie in bed with them watching, but my mind zones out and I’m not really paying attention though I’m staring at the screen. Anyone else do that?
Anyway, try Bing out if you like. I say it doesn’t hurt, there’s no cost to you, and you earn a little (without having to spend anything), so bada bing bada boom… Bing it!
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Week of 4/21 – 4/25
Monday: Ben’s on dinner duty
Tuesday: Soba Noodle Sesame Salad
Wednesday: Spaghetti and Meatballs
Last week I cooked all week long, but Ben worked a few late nights, so evenings were really hectic for me and we didn’t have any family dinners together. Our time together at the dinner table is something I look forward to and we all chat about our day. The girls like to give us every single detail about their days that sometimes one girl takes 1 hour (with interruptions from the rest of the family) to tell her whole story. It’s hilarious!