Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Today is the day we celebrate Kaley's graduation from Illinois State University.
As I baked and decorated this set of cookies, I realized that Kaley and I have a few things in common. By the age of twenty-one we both graduated from college, had full time teaching positions, and were enrolled in graduate school. Hopefully, Kaley will find her career as rewarding as I did during my thirty-six years in the classroom.
No doubt about it, Kaley earns high marks from me.
Love, hugs and cookies to a very, special niece.
Teacher cookie inspired by Cloughd9cookies.
Forty-five years ago today, my wonderful sister, Rita, married her high school sweetheart. At a young age they endured the challenge of separation due to Bill's tour of duty in Vietnam, but love letters kept them connected and they married shortly after Bill's return.
It was a beautiful, sunny, day and the scent of Crabapple trees filled the air as Rita and her wedding party walked the short distance to the church.
As I packaged the cookies, a leaf fell off the daisy on the wedding cake and it made me think of the days when little girls sat and picked the petals off the daisies and recited, "he loves, me he loves me not."
No doubt in this relationship, she loves and he loves. From sweethearts . . . to parents. . . to grandparents. . . love endures.
Love, hugs, and cookies
on your special day!
Tutorial for the vintage car cookie can be found at http://www.lilaloa.com/2013/06/just-married-wedding-cookies.htmlLila.