Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cooking With Love

I have been meaning to do this post for a couple of weeks but I wanted to take pictures of the subject but couldn't find my camera. Now I have pics so I can share now.

About a week after my birthday, mom and I were working out with our personal training, aka DAD, and she told me she had one last birthday gift for me. I was surprised because I told them not to get me anything for my birthday because of the wedding, but of course, they didn't listen.

I opened the gift and was in total suprise. This is what I saw

Mom made me a cookbook with all of our family recipes. The cover is a picture of me and my brothers making christmas cookies.

Each page has a recipe from one family member with a picture of them.

As I started looking through it mom said, "this book also includes recipes from 5 family memebers who are no longer with us" At that moment I started crying. Now folks let me tell you, I have never cried when opening a gift - even my engagement ring! So you know it was impactful. Below are recipes from my grandmother and my counsin Leah.

I will treasure this gift forever. Thank you Mom!


Kendall Jones said...

This is SO amazing! I LOVE it! Do you know what your Mom used to make it?

Rebekah said...

I LOVE this Mer!! You have to share where she made it!

Amy and Jerry said...

So glad you LOVED it! I had a feeling you would....