Walk Tall, You’re a Daughter of God

I am so grateful for music and the unbelievable spirit that it has brought to my life.

When my mother-in-law asked all of her daughters (or daughter-in-laws and daughter) to sing this song (Walk Tall, You’re a Daughter of God) with her on mother’s day, for some reason I couldn’t remember the song. So I read through the words and had them play it for me once and I remembered it right away!

One of my favorite memories growing up was being at Grandma & Grandpa Hawkins house where most of the time there was music playing somewhere. On the radio, out while my Grandpa was working in his garage, or on the piano in their home where my grandmother would often play.

I am thankful for all of the lessons that Grandma and Grandpa Hawkins have taught me about good music. There will never be a time that I listen to or sing Walk Tall, You’re a Daughter of God that I don’t think of Grandma Hawkins! She loves this song! I love her! She is such a sweet lady!

A few years back I was privileged to sing this beautiful song at my cousin Loni’s baptism. Grandma Hawkins loves the song Walk Tall, You’re a Daughter of God. I forgot the spirit I had felt while singing the song at the baptism as well as the spirit I had felt while singing it at Grandma’s house.

Well, why me and my sister-in-laws and my mother-in-law were singing it on mother’s day I felt the spirit burn deep in my heart. I knew in that moment that I was a Daughter of God. I felt God’s love for me so strong that I almost started crying while I was singing it. Trying to sing while crying is a difficult task. I am glad I was able to pull it together and not cry. Thanks to my mother-in-law for helping me feel the spirit by singing that song on Mothers Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you lovely Mother’s out there as well to my mom, mother-in-law and grandmas.

Here is a video of it.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie MADNESS!

Okay you guys! I love chocolate chip cookies. Besides reeses peanut butter cups, chocolate chip cookies are my favorite. I guess you could call it my #guilitypleasure.

If you have a Kitchen Aid you have to at least make these once! And if you don’t… you still should!

Prep Time: 10 minutes   Cook Time: 7-12 minutes (depending on your oven)   Level: Easy   Makes: About 52 cookies

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
12 ounces milk chocolate chips (I usually only use half a bag so 6 ounces) I think it tastes better with less!

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place sugars, butter, eggs and vanilla in mixer bowl. Attach flat beater to mixer. Turn to Speed 2 and mix about 30 seconds. Stop and scrape bowl with spatula. Turn to speed 4 and beat about 15 seconds more. Stop and scrape bowl with spatula.

Turn to Stir Speed. Gradually add in baking soda, salt and flour to sugar mixture and mix about 2 minutes. Turn to Speed 2 and mix about 30 seconds more. Stop mixer, scrape bowl again. Add in chocolate chips and mix on Stir Speed for 15 seconds.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cooking sheets. Bake for 7 to 12 minutes. I like mine to be really moist so don’t overcook them. Leave on baking sheet for about a minute after removing from oven, then put them on wire cooling racks.

I am not joking these are the best ever! Enjoy!

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