Swinging myself, through air scented by the hyacinth bushes that grow wild in the trees beyond the play set, I leaned back and felt my stomach flip-flop, just like when I was a kid.
Slowing down, I looked up at my house looming at the top of the hill, in shadow except for the glow from the family room windows. I smiled thinking about the noisy activity my husband was likely attempting to manage inside, the bustle of a busy family. My family.
A moment completely alone is a precious thing for a mother, even if she spends it looking in through the window, whispering thankfulness for all that she’s blessed with.
This Milano Moment brought to you no thanks to my rabbit-decimated strawberry plants – good thing Pepperidge Farm isn't counting on my harvest for any cookie making this summer! And they'll need bushels of strawberries because one of my all-time favorite combinations - strawberries and chocolate - is now in Famous Cookie Format as Strawberry Milanos!
I'm excited to be a Milano Maven, a group of amazing bloggers who are helping Pepperidge Farm launch this delicious new Milano cookie. And they want to hear about your Milano Moments!
For me, a Milano Moment is a point in time to stop and appreciate something that brings you joy. You can share a summertime Milano Moment on the Facebook page and enter to win a bushel of cookies y'all. I also have a coupon here for the new Strawberry Milanos, which melt in your mouth. Light and sweet and very pretty too!