Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Special Cookies

My daddy and I have always been really close. I think it is beacuse we are so much alike. We have similar personalities and even look a lot alike. (What? I look like a guy? No!) My mom would always say, "She looks just like James, but without the mustache." Silly mom. My Aunt Melanie, my dad's younger sister, always tells me the same thing when I see her. She says, "You even have the same voice as he did when he was younger, just more feminine." Thanks Aunt Melanie! Anyway, my dad and I are very close. I have always been able to tell him almost everything. (He still is a guy-- somethings he just wouldn't understand). If it were boy troubles I was having, in my later years, he would say, "Uh...maybe you should talk to your mom." Since she's been gone though, he has become very good at listening to my problems and giving advice, even with my boyfriend troubles. He has graciously taken on those responsibilities of my mom, for which I am very greatful. I love my dad, we have great late-night talks together. He doesn't open up to many people, but I'm glad he feels comfotable sharing things with me. Our relationship has grown even stronger since my mom has been gone. We've really tried to support each other. Anyway, what does the title "Special Cookies" have to do with my lovely dad? Well, for about a year now, my dad has been surprising me with these SCRUMPTIOUS sugar cookies every once in awhile. He gets them at this little sandwich shop in Phoenix when he goes there on his lunch break, and he always picks out a cute cookie for me and leaves it on my desk for when I get home. How cute is that? They are so-o delicious. I always try to savour them, but they are so yummy I devour them in a matter of minutes. They just melt in your mouth. I just thought it was so cute of my dad and I wanted to share with you (all 5 of you probably). Getting these cookies means a lot to me. I'm the type that really loves the simple sweet gestures of love. Thanks daddy! I love you!

This cookie was from St. Patty's day

And this one was from today
Here's my sister, Liz and me with my dad at Disneyland when I was two. My dad was such a trooper on that trip. Apparently I cried the entire time we were there. I was sad that my mom had to stay home and work.

My dad loves the outdoors, so we've been on many hikes throughout the years (Elizabeth came on this hike too, but in the pciture with her, she looked like she bumped her head on the sign because she was bending down pretending to hold it up. haha and her undies were hangin out...sorry Liz =)

And lastly, here we are in Rock Point, Mexico


  1. i just love your dad! and those cookies do look amazing...where is that bakery at?? :)

  2. Ya, those cookies look really good. I too want to know where this bakery is. Oh, and you do look like your dad. It's okay, I supposedly look just like my dad too. I always feel sort of mixed about it. Should I say thank you, or be offended? You are so cute and p.s. you are kind of a mix it seems. You look a little like your mom in that other pic.

  3. So cute! Those cookies look yummy!

  4. I love dad too! What a great little post! But what I did not like about it was the fact that you had to mention the reason why you did not post that picture of all three of us (with me showing my undies and looking like I bumped my head) when you didn't even have to mention that part at all!! It's alright, I forgive you! And yes you, look like a man! Sorry, but your voice is a little too deep and sometimes I can see hints of a stache growing! I'm just kidding! Gosh! You know I love you and don't think you look like a man!

  5. k so i never post twice on the same blog..but my goodness liz is a meanie fart-face! jk darn those older sisters!! :)