Monday, May 19, 2014

Golf Anyone?




Hello, so I have been a bit missing this May from the blogging world.  So it is not exactly because I am a lazy blogger.....well, some of my absence is, but of course I do have excuses!  Before I go on to the golf ball cookies, I would like to share a bit of what if happening in our Red Couch life.
 
My husband and I took a trip back east to Virginia to our son's medical school graduation from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Here is the proud graduate with his wife.  They are moving to Pennsylvania for his intern year in internal medicine and for his three year residency in dermatology.
 
 
Of course we got to visit with the grandchildren!  So fun and cute!
 
 
 
We also were able to visit Mt. Vernon, the home of General George Washington and his wife  Martha Washington.  After he left the presidency, George Washington did not like to be called President Washington, but preferred to be called General Washington.   I am a history buff, so of course I loved visiting Mt. Vernon. 
 
 
Now on to the golf cookies. I just want you to know that I will always take a golf ball cookie over golfing anytime, any day! So all you need are some small sugar cookies.
 
 

 
 
A bit of fondant....
 
 Roll out the fondant, and then press a sheet of Legos into the fondant and cut it out again.  If your cookies have spread, you must use the circle cutter that is the next size up.
 



Next we are on to our oldest daughter's graduation from high school....in three days.
 
 
 
As you can see, she is a bit excited to be graduating and starting college.
 
 

My daughter's graduation photos were taken by Kylie Elizabeth Photography.

 
Life is not always full of such fun and good happenings,, such as graduations and travel, but when they do occur we should celebrate them as much as possible.
 
 
Thanks for taking time to visit us at our Red Couch.


12 comments:

Pondside said...

Congratulations to your children on these great accomplishments, Joni. What happy reasons to travel and celebrate.

Sarah said...

Joni, congratulations to your beautiful, daughter on her graduation from high school. What an exciting time!
And what an accomplishment for your son…….graduating from medical school. You have a beautiful family. I know you must be so very proud of each one.

La Table De Nana said...

The grad pic is beautiful..what an accomplishment and with a young beautiful family..kudos all around..and your adorable daughter:-) That is more than a spring in her step.
You are blessed:-)

Marigene said...

Congratulations on the graduation of your children, Joni!
Cute cookies...I am with you on cookies over golfing anytime!

Sue said...

You certainly do have a lot to celebrate with your beautiful family, Joni:) Congrats on both graduations!
I love the way you made the texture on the golf ball cookies; perfect!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You have a lot to be proud of and to celebrate. Cute, cute cookies Joni.

Linda P said...

Such a wonderful family. Congratulations on your son graduating from medical school and your daughter going off to college. They grow up so fast. Enjoy the time together. I am with you, I prefer golf cookies over playing golf. The are so cute, perfect as gifts too.

Bonnie said...

Double congratulations. Double excitement!!! Whew, I didn't have two at the time and I was pumped!

Your cookies are darling and creative. I am pinning.

Alycia Nichols said...

Big congrats to the graduates! They have their whole lives laid out before them, and something tells me they have every intention of living their lives to the fullest!

I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip back East. The visit to Mt. Vernon sounds very much like something my husband and I would like. He's a total history geek, and I just like to FEEL the spaces!

Have a wonderful week, Joni! Glad you're home safe & sound!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations Joni! Sounds like you've had a busy spring.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats Joni! Lots of fun things happening in your world-enjoy:@)

Debbie said...

Amen on the celebrating. I feel the same way. It's an occasion. Make it so!

I love the golf ball cookies. Those are so cute, and they look like the are fairly easy. You are very clever, but I've told you that already. I love the way you cookie mind works.

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