Four years ago today I set out on yet another journey. This one was less about studies and making new friends, but it has had every bit as much change and growth. Our wedding was four years ago today and thinking back over the past four years, it has been quite a journey. Where we are today is very different than where we set out on October 25, 2008, and very different from where we thought we'd be today. And yet, it's been better than I ever could have imagined. Ryan, life will you has been an absolute joy. You really are my better half, the one who manages to be strong when I am weak, positive when I am negative, clean when I am messy (especially in the kitchen!). You show me so much grace and patience and encouragement, time after time, day after day. I love the quirks that make you you and the couple we have grown to be. Four years in, and so many more to enjoy together--I can't think of anything better!
These cookies are some of Ryan's all-time favorites and the cookies he asks for the most frequently (along with these pumpkin cookies). He's actually in South Korea of all places right now, so our anniversary celebration will have to wait, but I was sure to make a batch of these before he left! These are perfectly chewy with just the right amount of ginger--this makes a huge batch (about 5 dozen cookies), but they stay soft for days! I love a crispy gingersnap but they don't even compare to these--you must give them a try this fall or winter!