~It's sort of bittersweet, this one, but I had to include the whole story to get to the 'love'. Remy has reached the point where I no longer get to pick out his clothes. Oh, how I continue to try, but he won't have it! He has two or three shirts that he really loves, including one Transformers tee that I detest. I'm so not big on characters on clothing, but someone gave it to him, I hid it in the back of his closet, and he found it. (Why didn't I throw it away?!) He hasn't even seen Transformers in any form, but they look robot-like and fierce and really appeal to a crime-fighting boy, darned marketing department. He has even nick-named the shirt his tramps shirt, which is strange, but it seems to have stuck. Every time he wears it the end of the day arrives like the climax of a romance novel- Remy is heartbroken... not wanting to take it off and certainly not wanting to put it in the laundry bin. I reassure him that he will indeed see the shirt again, but it's almost as though he doesn't quite believe me. And then it happens... the moment I love- he and the shirt are reunited after it's time in the laundry, long-lost soul mates. The surprise in his voice gets me every time: "My tramps shirt is clean!" I love this boy!
~That God is faithful! 2 Timothy 2:13 says "If we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself." It's who he is! Last week I told y'all that I was challenged to pray that God would increase my desire for Him, to love Him with everything that's in me and that it would grow. Well, even in a week, that's just what he is doing. I have been deep into my Bible this week, and not just reading but devouring the Word of God, and I am so excited for the things He is teaching me!
~Turtle Brownie Cookies- Y'all also know how I love a good cheat, a dessert that looks really fancy but is super easy to whip up, and I have a fantastic one for you today. After the response I got over Chocolate Cheerios, I think you chocolate-loving-kindred spirits of mine are going to be in love with this one too! It was actually on the box of the Turtle Brownies I bought, but I think it could be tweaked with several kinds of mixes. All you do is take the brownie mix, add 4 Tbsp softened butter (half a stick), and 1 egg. Mix that all together until it forms a dough and then drop by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Onto each dough mound, press a thumbprint into the surface. Using the included carmel packet, squeeze just a bit of carmel onto each cookie and put a pecan on top (I only had chopped pecans on hand, so I just dropped on a few bits.). Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes. So good!
~HomeSpun Threads Blog~ You can see on my sidebar a link that says 'Meet Me in the Laundry Room', and I would love for you to check it out. Aimee, over at the HomeSpun Threads blog started earlier this week a 40 day challenge concentrating on creating better marriages, beginning with us as wives. You can check in every day for a challenge that builds on the previous day and is Christ-focused on becoming the wives God has called us to be. Today's only day 3, so there's plenty of time to jump in and see what God wants to do!
~Hope you have a great weekend! I am right in the middle of updating the 2 sweet things shop with several made things from this week, so be sure to check it out!