Happy Birthday to Meeee!! Can you tell that I’m still like a 5 year old when it comes to my birthday? I get so darn giddy and excited! I’m sure as I get older and older this excitement will diminish with each aging year, but right now I’m still in my twenties and that is something to celebrate!
24 was a good year, though I spent 90% of it pregnant, I learned a lot about myself, though I’ll always be learning more. I have such a greater appreciation for my life and the ones in it, and how blessed I am to have such happy and healthy kids.
At 24 I:
planned a wedding,
had our first ‘mini mini deployment’,
delivered our second son,
started blogging with seriousness and love for the craft,
became a runner for the first time in my life,
learned a little patience with having two kids, (if you know me at all, you know I have zero patience on a normal basis..it’s awful and something Ive been desperately working on)
grew a love for photography,
made some great friends through blogging and have already learned so much!
And so many more fantastic things, it was a wonderful year and 25 is looking even more promising! Our wedding is next month, we move to Missouri in September and then to Washington State in February. There are tons of new adventures ahead of us and I cannot wait for every single one, regardless of the challengers involved. After all, I’m a 1/4 century old now, I can take on the world!
Okay, so these Cake Batter Cookies! I know there is like a million cake batter, funfetti, yaada, yaada, cookies out there, and I’m sure they’re all great in their own way, but these babies are the freakin’ bomb.diggity. (yes I actually just said that) I made them a few weeks ago for my sons’ baptism, and they were demolished. My dad is the cookie king around here, so I usually bring him some to give me the yay or nay..hes darn picky and has no problem telling me if something is no bueno. He was hoarding these babies so everyone wouldn’t eat them all, leaving him with none. I couldn’t keep my hands out, I probably had about six, within two hours.they’re perfect.
The flavors..there is a cake batter crumb made up and stirred into the cake batter flavored cookies. oh gawd..I was practically spooning the crumb into my mouth. SO GOOD. The texture..is perfectly soft and chewy, and although its a thinner cookie, it is not overly crispy at all, just slightly around the edges. In my opinion, this is the perfect cookie. I can’t wait to make these again and again!
Cake Crumb from: Tracey’s Culinary Adventures
Cookie Adapted from: Tasty Kitchen