First of all, to all of you who stopped by from Lynette's and to all my regulars, it was fun to have so many kind comments all in one day. Thanks to you all and especially to Lynette.
We started out the day with all six of us in bed together reading about Neptune. Then we made clouds. Because Neptune is cloudy, of course.
"And so to the venture."
~Shakespeare, Henry IV
Larkin's been playing with the camera recently. He likes trying out the different settings. He says P is best for taking pictures through the window. Now we know.
Today we had a momentous occasion. Jeremiah got out his guitar and played for us. I was making lunch and cleaning, and I'll tell you, I could cook and clean all day long if I had my husband serenading me the whole time. The best part was when I walked around the corner and saw the kids dancing to the music. I thought maybe I was in heaven.
(She said she needed that band-aid for her head.)
"Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music creep in our ears."
~Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
Thankfully, the sun made an appearance today.
"O wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful wonderful!
and yet again wonderful . . ."
~Shakespeare, As You Like It
And now I must tend to some business.
First, I asked you all to pray for our friends who are adopting two girls from Haiti. Saturday, they were united with their youngest daughter in Miami. We see the rain falling in the desert, and our hearts praise the God of heaven. Their other daughter is still in Haiti, and it is not known when she will be released. The little one they now hold is sick. Please keep praying. Thank you for your prayers.
Secondly, You all want recipes. These particular recipes for sugar cookies and frosting were new to me. I didn't have any powdered sugar, so I searched and found these on Recipezaar. To make the chocolate cookies, I just replaced part of the flour with cocoa. I made the whole recipe minus 3/4 cup flour, split the dough in half, added 3/8 cup flour to one half and 3/8 cup cocoa to the other half. Here's the recipe for the cookies: Vanilla Sugar Cookies. And the frosting. The frosting was really good, but I didn't eat any the next day so I don't know if it held up well. The heart sandwich idea came from the decorated cookie.
This last one is long overdue. Sybille very kindly gave me the Lemonade Stand Award. Thank you very much Sybille. I'll pass this on to these ten beautifully inspiring blogs:
The Praying Parent
bee house hives
Ferns by the Fireside
In The Kitchen
Lavender and Limes
"Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow."
~Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet