Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My love of lemon

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 But every time I make them they are Alyssa's Lemonade cookies. These are such a yummy summer cookie.
Here is my beautiful Grandma 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 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 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 was so funny.

I had to get a picture of Aunt Linda the picture taker over there.

While the kids played ball at the park Grandma Erwin and Aunt Viv visited while watching the action. I love my Grandma so much...she was my first and last stop on my visit there.


Sandy Toes said...

Oh...I love lemon too! Almost in anything!

Lemon curd is my favorite with a scone and lemonade~
sandy toe

the dahle family said...

Those cookies sound delicious. We'll have to try and make them one of these days. Sounds like you had a fun time going home for a visit!

Brittany said...

I love lemon too! Going to definitely try my hand at those cookies!

Rambling Girl said...

So glad you had a great visit with family! I wish my grand parents were still alive but I have so many wonderful memories. Yeah for Ben winning!

Lemon Cookies...oh my goodness...those sound and look yummy...I am a big lemon person when it comes to my ice tea. Got to have lemon in it.

We must get together soon...maybe in the Fall we can meet up somewhere halfway.

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Lemon is so refreshing!! Thanks for sharing the cookies. I had a great visit. Hope you come by soon!! Connie

jen said...

Yummy...I'm a big fan of lemon too. I love lemon bars!!

What great photos. Your Granny is adorable!!


Amber M. said...

Missing you in Washington, Jeni. Seems like you should be here.


Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I am so glad you got some fun times in with your family! :) I think those lemonade cookies sound delicious! :) I think the name "Lemonade Cookies" sounds like the perfect name for a lemon cookie, too...

I hope this week is going well with you and good for your kids at school! :) Have you gone to Michael's yet, now that they are back in school? I know you said it would be your 1st stop after school started! :)