Monday, December 5, 2011

miscellany monday

Happy Monday Friends!  How was your weekend?  I have a couple of random things to share with you today.

1.  Big Guy.  I don't know if you know this or not, but I am married to a tall man.  Rondell is 6'5"!  When I first met him one of my reactions was "wow, he's tall!"  I love that he's easy to find in a crowd :)  I have gotten used to his height over the years, but there are times when I am reminded that he is tall. 
One thing that has us tickled lately is a little girl who attends the same daycare as Caleb.  Whenever Rondell walks in she says "Big Guy!"  
I finally got to see her this weekend at Caleb's Christmas performance and heard her say "Big's Big Guy!" with such excitement.  It was adorable :)
My "Big Guy"

2a.  Cookies...cookies!  
Yesterday I went to my friend Lyndsey's 5th Annual Cookie Exchange.  I forgot my camera (again), but you can go here to see where I posted about the 2nd year & the picture above is from the 3rd year (I made snickerdoodles that year).  This year she and her mom asked me to sell a few cards and I was happy to do just that.

2b.  My cookies.  I try to make a different cookie each year & this year I made a lemon cookie.  You can find the recipe here.  I saw it first on Paige's blog a few months ago and knew right away that I wanted to make them because I love lemon.  I did not ice them though...but they were still good.  Here they are in all their glory:

2c.  The greatest discovery EVER!  So, see what my cookies are sitting on...that, my friends, is parchment paper.  This recipe called for using parchment paper, which I have never used before.  It is now my new best friend and I do not know where is has been all my life.  The cookies came off so easily and I didn't have to wash pans between each batch. :)

3.  I think that's all I've got!  Join in on the fun over at Carissa's blog.


Sarah said...

Wow, 6' 5" is really tall!

Hershey's Moma {amy} said...

Okay. I'm going to have to try that parchment paper!!

Rach said...

I don't think I realized Rondell was so tall. Big Guy indeed! Can you imagine being that little girl looking up (and up and up) at him? ;o) LOVE the image! :o)

Parchment paper? Yes, please. All the time. For everything. I mean EVERYTHING. Best thing I ever discovered. Ever. :o) I'm SO glad you discovered it too! :o)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Parchment paper. Okay. I'm adding it to my grocery list for tomorrow ;) We've got lots of cookie baking happening in the next couple of weeks!

I like "big guys" too ;) My Jeremy is only 6'2", but he's a LOT taller than me! :) Most of the time I don't notice, but the other day I asked, "Hey, are you getting taller, or am I getting shorter?" He just seemed extra tall to me :)

Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

I just started using parchment paper last year too and I love it - I feel like it cooks them better too!!


schwadette said...

Oh Miss Kelli... how i've missed your blog! :) You're new love for parchment paper made me chuckle... it really is THE BEST stuff ever!

carissa at lowercase letters said...

lemon cookies look so good. nice and fresh and light! mmm! i never use parchment either! maybe you've convinced me. : )

your man is a giant! wow! i bet you feel very safe in his arms. : )

He & Me + 3 said...

I have never used parchment paper either. I will have try also. Those cookies sound amazing. One of Model's friends calls agent Mr. athletic director because that is his job it is super cute too.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Those cookies looks so yummy! I've never made lemon before...I think I need to add them to the list:) I know you had such a great time at your cookie exchange! One of these days I am going to organize one...or maybe I'll just come visit you and go to yours!