Saturday, November 26, 2011

Memories and Cinnamon Rolls

What does a grandmothers bread recipe, 2 granddaughters, 2 great-granddaughters, and 2 granddaughter in laws make? Sweet, precious memories!!

Friday morning my cousin Joy pulled up with a bowl of dough, her 2 sister in laws, and 2 nieces.We knocked out 8 pans of cinnamon rolls!

Shelle, Austyn, and Hannah--it's been so much fun meeting and talking to these girls in "the real wold", outside of Facebook! They are amazing women!! Lots of laughter and smiles come with them!

I have always looked up to Joy. She's little older than me,and she and my other older cousins tolerated me following them around quite persistently.  It's been fun getting to know her as an adult, and it's quite comical to find us very different but alike in many ways too.

She has this beautiful calm spirit to her. The same one that her mom has, and that my grandmother had.

Joy and Avery

She understands that the smell of bread dough and pipe tobacco can make your heart ache, lost recipes can make you bawl, and why it's so very important to have cottonwood leaves stuck in your cookbook.

She's one of my very favorite people on this planet and we are ALL blessed by her.


Melanie said...

Yum. .they look great. .you'll have to tell me sometime what side she belongs to! Are there any left? HAHA

Unknown said...

Rebecca! You have gone done made me cry! Thank you for opening up your kitchen and heart for us to invade while you were trying to get ready for your turkey feast. Thank you for letting me get my 'mute human' fix too. Love you! Joyful

Rhonda said...

That looked like a good, special time. The rolls look yummy! Appreciated your comments on older cousins.