Cooookies!

What’s Christmas time without some Christmas cookies? Remember the Cookie Extravaganza from last year? Well, Lara’s not in Waco any longer and we’re way down in the Valley, so I knew there was no Cookie Extravaganza in the cards for this year. So when I saw that the sweet church where we’ve been worshiping was having a Cookie Exchange, I figured I’d get my cookie fix that way! Saturday afternoon I made a batch of oatmeal-chocolate chip- pecan cookies
A morning of sewing and an afternoon of baking AND a Baylor win. Now that's a pretty good Saturday .
(which reminded me why I don’t do more baking in my little house!), and by Sunday afternoon I was ready for the big Exchange!
But this was a Cookie Exchange with a twist! Instead of coming with a batch of one kind of cookies and going home with lots of other kinds of cookies, this was an exchange to make goody bags to give to your neighbors. What a great idea! We met at a lovely Italian restaurant (another departure from any CE I’ve ever been a part of) and after we got some basic instructions we got to work on making those gift bags!
Here’s a nice civilized picture of us before the exchange actually started –
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Let the fun begin!
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Oh yeah, baby – there were some fine cookies there!

After we gathered our cookie selection, it was off to put together the gift bags.
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Once the bags were filled, we moved on to the food –
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(After the salad course I was too busy eating to worry about documenting the rest of the meal. Trust me – it was excellent!)
We had a great speaker – Terry Dunn from Alaska
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who shared from her heart how Jesus has healed and rescued her and how He is using her today. We were all blessed!
And then to round out a pretty perfect Sunday afternoon, the one guy at the party came to visit down at our end of the table.
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Mmmmmm…..
(Have I mentioned lately that it’s only three weeks until I’ll be holding our own little ones?
Just sayin…)

May these days before Christmas be filled with all good things – and at least a couple Christmas cookies!

If you’d like to see more pictures of the day, the whole set can be viewed HERE! Enjoy!

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