My Weight Loss Journey

Monday, February 23, 2009

A FUN Weekend with my Daughter

Alyssa came to spend the weekend with us and it was just what I needed, I MISS HER SO MUCH!!!!! We had such a BLAST making cookies, watching movies, relaxing and of course, doing laundry. We made spinach artichoke dip, a broccoli chicken and biscuit hot dish and she whipped up her special choc. chip cookie with a snicker bar in the middle recipe.

Here she is taking a taste test


Here is the secret ingredient...you wrap the cookie dough around a whole bite size snickers bar. I know this picture shows 1/2 of a bite size bar...but it was one of our first batches...we liked the cookies with a whole bite size bar inside much better....MMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!

Alyssa is a GREAT cookie maker...she pays very close to detail while they are baking, they are nice and golden brown..don't they look delicious!!!!

I picked up these canisters at the Goodwill last week for Alyssa's apartment. We washed them up and they are ready for action. I find that it is not worth spending a lot of money on dishes for a college student.....chips, chips, chips is what seems to happen. When she is married and settled we will go all out on the decos then.

As you can see from this picture also...she was enjoying her choc. chip cookies....I didn't notice her choc. smile until after I had taken the picture...we laughed and laughed...She is such a NUT!!!!!!

Alyssa is my blog pages designer and darn good at it!!!!!! She gave my blog page a new face lift this weekend and I LOVE IT!!!! She used a few pictures of my latest creations for my heading...what do you all think.....I love how it is so personalize now to my world....Thanks Alyssa!!!! If you are wondering what we were watching on the tv...it was Bull Riding....I LOVE BULL RIDING...we don't miss the PBR on the weekends!!!!!!

Alyssa bought me this book "THE GENTLE THUNDER, Hearing God Through The Storm" by Max Lucado and gave it to me this weekend, she thought it looked like something I would like to read....Thank you so much honey....you are such a thoughtful daughter. I started reading it and will try to post some comments as to how this book hits my heart. WOW, you really know your daughter is growing up when she brings you deep thinking presents like this...it's pretty cool.

She took a picture of Brent and I as we were watching all her activities.

Here is Alyssa before heading back to college.....I miss her already and can't wait until she comes back again for a visit!!!! If any of you are interested in my daughters journey through college and as she prepares for her 26.3 mile marathon this June check out her blog and encourage her on her way. She is growing in the LORD by leaps and bounds too which is such an inspiration to read about especially from a young girl living in a very busy worldly environment, a college campus. I am so proud of you Alyssa, I LOVE YOU with ALL my heart!!!!

What a blessing Alyssa is to me. Young mothers, as your kids are fighting and messing up the house and driving you crazy some days....hang in there....your reward is coming....A BEST FRIEND FOREVER who will also keep you FOREVER YOUNG!!!!!

God Bless......Rhonda

4 comments:

Stellar Creations said...

That is so sweet. I know what you mean about having them home, my youngest is away at college and I love to spend any moment I can with her. Your daughter is a beautie.

Hugs,
Stella

plain*worker*primitives said...

What a great post....your daughter is beautiful! This is my first visit to your blog, but I will be back!
I have 3 daughters, my oldest is a freshman in high school. It's passin' by too quick....
Take care,
melissa

Janelle said...

Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and your prayers regarding my precious "Dude" going to Afghanistan...

Janelle

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

My DH would love those snicker cookies! You have one beautiful daughter:)
Rondell