So sorry for the lack of posts last week! Things have been super crazy over here, but in a good way.
Lots of good things happening over here, and not the least of which…
My little brother got married this weekend! I was fortunate enough to be able to fly out and attend the wedding (have you guys seen the cost of plane tickets?!?!), and spent all weekend hanging out with my entire family– which hardly ever happens these days.
In keeping with my goal to express my gratitude for one thing I’m grateful for in every post I write this month, today I’m grateful for: my siblings.
I don’t know if I’ve ever told you, but I’m the oldest of 6 kids.
And I absolutely love it. Especially now that we’re all old enough to be more friends than siblings. And it just gets better and better as we add new in-laws to the mix. I’m completely in love with both of my sisters-in-law.
Fingers crossed the last three manage to do just as well ;) .
Best sibling news of all? The newlyweds are moving to our town in January and attending the same college as my husband!!
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are!! [read: free BABYSITTERS]
I can still get away with saying stuff like that since neither of them read the blog… yet. I imagine that’ll change come January when I’m daily forcing Something Swanky down their throats in person.
And I am kidding about only wanting them nearby for their babysitting services. The truth is I’ve been desperate to have a little family close to me for ages, and this is a dream I never dared to hope would come true! I’m so grateful to have such amazing siblings as my best friends. And I’m even more grateful that I’ll have some just minutes down the road finally!
Happy Honeymooning Keaton and Lillian! We’re excited to have you home SOON!
I think I’ve mentioned before that this particular brother loves Scotcheroos. So these cookies are my virtual wedding gift and a promise to make a big batch for them when they’re settled in VA with us (I figured you guys would rather have cookies than the cash, right?)!!
Notes about this recipe (*): I choose to use melting chocolates (like Wilton or Almond Bark) so that it will harden well and quickly. You can use chocolate chips instead, but in my experience– the chocolate chips don’t harden as well, take much longer to harden, and will melt all over your fingers when you pick up the cookies. That being said, they probably taste better. So… your call! Also, feel free to simply dip half the cookies in chocolate instead of the bottoms– it’ll keep your fingers a little cleaner. I just like dipping the bottom of the cookie for presentation’s sake.
Know who else likes butterscotch? My friend, Dorothy. Check out her Butterscotch Pecan Pies!! (sounds like the most perfect Thanksgiving pie ever!!)