I love lemon and I know where I got it from. My Grandma Erwin. As a kid I LOVED being with my grandma...and still do I just don't get to see her very often. When at her house, after dinner and bath we would sit on the couch under the big window and watch TV while sucking on quartered lemons.
While living at Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany my friend Susy introduced me to one her friends...sweet sweet Alyssa. She made the best Lemonade cookies. She got the recipe from allrecipes.com/Recipe/Lemonade-Cookies/Detail.aspx. But every time I make them they are Alyssa's Lemonade cookies. These are such a yummy summer cookie.
Here is my beautiful Grandma Erwin...my kids Great Grandma Erwin. There are Ben and Madi with their Papa (my dad)too. My grandma is so smart and filled with stories. She too was a military wife...my Grandpa retired from the Navy...he was on the U.S.S. West Virginia on Battleship Row when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. As a young boy my dad lived on Hawaii before it was even a state due to my Grandpa's military assignment there. My Uncle Ronnie was born at Tripler Army Medical Center...that huge pink hospital on the side of the mountain that overlooks Pearl Harbor, Honolulu and Waikiki Beach. I love to hear about all the places and stories.
Growing up I was always with these 2 red heads...my cousins Christina and Kelly. We share on the same side of the family another red headed cousin Michelle who is in Indiana and couldn't be there. This was so fun seeing them. I have lots of cousins, 26 to be exact(I needed more time because there are a few I didn't get to see). Ben and Madi can't believe that when we went to this restaurant that the whole section was our family.
On our last day in Ohio we ate out breakfast with some relatives and then went to Gantz park to play basketball. Papa and Uncle Ronnie got their game on with Ben and Madi..they played horse.
Ben looking handsome with his new Ohio State jersey he bought at the campus while there.
The hoop was really high so Uncle Ronnie tried to help Madi get a shot in.
Ben won the game of horse. Papa held up Ben's hand and was loudly chanting his name...it was so funny.