The best memories I have of my parents are of them celebrating their anniversary. They have been married for 43 years.
When we were little, my mom would put on her wedding dress every year on their anniversary day, October 7th. Throughout the years, sometimes it would zip and other years it wouldn't. But so much excitement was built up in mind that someday I would wear my mom's wedding dress on my wedding day! (Unfortunately, my mom's dress was not preserved and turned yellowish.)
I remember her standing at the top of the stairs making her decent into the living room and into the kitchen to show everyone... her groom, her sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and two little girls watching their mother transform into a beautiful princess!! It was magical!
This year Cookie Man And I celebrated our 5 year anniversary and it was the first time I put on my wedding dress since my groom took it off :) my wedding day!
The best part was walking into the living room and DOS, who is 2 years old, looked at me with such joy in her eyes and announce that I was a "Beautiful Princess"!! I am excited to share this anniversary tradition with my kids! I am even going to let the girls put it on each year!
My wedding dress, shoes and veil!
Me in my wedding dress at 17 weeks pregnant!
DOS wearing the Princess Dress!
TRES in the Princess Dress!
YES! These are my shoes!!
They are "Something 'Dodger' Blue"!
The Los Angeles Dodgers are Cookie Man's Baseball Team
The second batch was orange and I added Poppy Seeds!
(FYI, less is more!)
1 c. flour
1/2 cup salt
1 T. cooking oil
1 T. cream of tartar
1 c. water
Food coloring of your choice
Add-ins of your choice (i.e. spices, extracts, glitter, etc.)
Stir ingredients together well. Just measure them into the saucepan you will be using to cook the dough, but mix them well before heating up the pan. Over medium heat cook the dough, stirring constantly until it forms a ball. (NOTE: When it starts to pull away from the sides somewhat and clump together and most of the "wet-looking" parts look dry, it's ready to remove from the pan.) Turn dough onto a board (or the countertop) and knead until very smooth.