brown eyed fox

now what...

growingcarissa fox9 Comments

oh boy!
i didn't know whether to scream or cry.
scream in excitement... cry because i want them back.

this one had quite the time trying to get to bed last night.
nerves were in full gear i think.
i remember that all to well... don't you?
the anticipation!
your mind racing... stomach flipping.
she was feeling it all.

at one point i crawled in bed with her...
we talked for a few minutes... and i prayed over her...
before you knew it... she was out.

before lil bit fell asleep...
we had a couple tears...
"i have a bad feeling no one will like me" she said...
you might as well have stabbed me in the gut...
oh to hear that...
you totally understand her feelings... it's only natural...
yet you want to make those doubts and feelings dissappear.
 precious pumpkin!
well i have a feeling too lil bit...... they'll love you!

mornings will be a bit different while we're in the apartment...
we've got about a twenty minute drive to get to the school.
thinking it might be fun though...
give us a little talk time... maybe some singing to kick off the day time.

their faces... i could SEE their butterflies!

and yet they were SO brave!
so funny and silly!
i am so proud of them!
hopping out at the drop of line... ohhhhhh i wanted to walk them in SO bad...
and heading into the school with big smiles!

feeling thankful!!!!
for teachers... what a blessing we have in them!
that our children get to attend school... in a safe environment... when so many don't.
and that i get to pick them up this afternoon and give them big 'ol hugs!

on those delicious cookies from friday...
i went for it.
okay well... sort of.
keep in mind we're in the apartment with very little resources... all being in storage...
i went the prepackaged route.
double stuffed oreos... and since they were out of toll house...
i grabbed the smaller pre-cut hershey pillsbury kind.

had a few trial & error...
what worked best was taking one pre-cut for bottom... two for top...
basically three per oreo... and working into around the oreo.
like a big cookie ball... just more dough on top.
baked them approx. 11ish minutes (per package)...
however...
i hated the way the dough was flattening out so... 3/4th through cooking...
i took the spatula and basically pushed it back towards the center... all the way around.
does that making any sense?
at all?
 just getting it back more compact.
when they were a bit golden... just a tidge... love them soft and gooey...
still warm and soft... i pushed/scooted the dough towards the center once more.
this made them look plump... full and yummy. 

 they turned out perfectly!
my hubby... who is not much a cookie fan... lOvEd them!

a reader jen... thanks jen!... pointed out a really neat site...
where she makes these and other goodies from scratch.
 
i can only imagine the variations...
with nuttter butters... yUm!
mint oreos... yikes!
i think it'd be a hoot too to make minis!

now what?
i think i might be in back to school shock!
thinking... give me a few days... i'll get the hang of this again!

hoping your week kicks off just so...
that it's the start of something really wonderful!