Last week I stood in the middle of my back yard with the stars twinkling in the Texas sky and the wind blowing and the music playing softly in the background surrounded by family and friends and put up my hands and (with my bracelets jingling). and said.
Can we just pause?
Can we take a moment?
I want to remember this. All of this. I want to pause and appreciate and stop for a second so it can all sink in.
And I won’t forget this evening.
And my friends that were there—the ones who know me—paused and then sighed a little. As if to say—we love you KariAnne…
….but do we always have to “take a moment?”
I know it’s random.
I know it’s a little odd.
But you see—I live in the moment.
Every. Sngle. One.
And sometimes life is speeding and rolling and spinning and swirling and I have to pause…
….or I’ll miss it.
But you see….I live in the moment.
every. single. one.
And sometimes life is speeding and rolling and spinning and swirling….and I have to pause…
….or I’ll miss it.
Like baking cookies with two expert cookie bakers on a stormy Sunday afternoon.
And transforming ready-to-bake cookies into ice skates and wearing monogrammed aprons and eating an extra candy cane or two and interrupting the baking session for a choreographed dance and protecting the cookies from the cookie eaters in the house who jump around the kitchen shooting an imaginary basketball.
I don’t want to miss a single minute…..
….of a moment like that. 🙂
How To Make Ice Skate Cookies
from Ready-to-Bake Cookie Dough
(inspired by Pillsbury’s Easy Cookie Recipes)
ready-to-bake cookie dough
small candy canes
Step 1: Place piece of cookie dough on baking sheet.
Step 2: Slice a second piece of cookie dough and place next to first (as shown).
Step 3: Pinch two pieces of dough together to form a skate.
Step 4: Bake according to directions and let cool.
Step 5: Apply white icing to cookie and red icing for laces. Attach small candy canes to the base of the skate with icing.
Step 6: Pour a cup of hot chocolate….add mini marshmallows….take a bite of a freshly iced ice skate cookie….and pause….
….just to take a moment. 🙂