I have not been a good blogger, again! This seems to be quite the norm for me now. Life has just been too busy for me!! Two weekends ago, one of my cousins graduated from high school and made me feel really old! My parents came over from Mississippi and stayed with us for the weekend. Mom brought Tucker with them, so he and Wrigley had a great time together again. My cousin and her family came up from Florida and it was wonderful to see them for the first time in a few years. My aunt also came down from Chicago and my aunt hosted a delicious graduation lunch honoring my cousin and I got to see many of my extended family whom I've not seen in years. Unfortunately, Pat's soccer team was in their final tournament that weekend, so he wasn't able to partake in too much of the earlier day's festivities but he was able to help us cook dinner on Saturday night. He cooked some fantastic okra to go along with our hamburgers and vegetables. Mmm, so good!
|Cousins from Florida|
|Me with my parents|
|They did it!|
|Tucker and Wrigley|
I made some cookies for the graduate with lots of help from Mom and Dad. Dad helped decorate a few of the cookies while Mom did the rest of the decorating. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of them, but I'm going to paste the recipe for y'all here. My friend Jenny made these cookies with her Mom for her wedding favors and she was sweet enough to send the recipe over to me.
I used the Simple Cookie Glaze from King Arthur Flour recipes and added a drop of almond extract to the glaze for a little flavor (thanks to your suggestion, Jenny!!):