My friends, Tiffany and Veronica, are also hosting, so we are making p-l-a-n-s. Courtney wanted NO games (haha! I kinda want to have at least one game as a joke-'cause I'm like that-but we hostesses without the mostess agreed on no games in her highest honor!). So.. Tiffany listened to her words "if we just get together and have cookies, that's fine!" so we are having a cookie party/exchange!
We are having some soups, cheese, crackers, cake (too many c words? Her baby's name will begin with C too!!), and CooKiES! We meant to put on the invitation for everyone to bring a batch to exchange and totally forgot. Oops. So now we are having the best baking marathon EV-AH! Seriously, I've made dough, frozen it, prayed it wouldn't lose it's rise ('cause I don't even know..is that ok?), and kept going! I'm pulling old favorite recipes she's had (like the time she was teaching my little Ethan at the church preschool) like the Chunky Chocolate Gobs with Mounds and Oreos inside and my choc-oat-chip cookies (kinda like this, but one tablespoon of REAL vanilla extract!). And new ones, like these lemon-frosted shortbread cookies and THE chocolate chip cookie!
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She's not expecting fancy, so we'll do fine. We've been saving Starbucks Frappucino Jars (think like this) to add milk, iced tea or punch and blue striped straws. Tiffany got some little Chinese take-out boxes for everyone to take home some cookies. Cute stuff. You should just have a baby already so we can celebrate! : ) Of just come join us Friday night, I'm sure she wouldn't care, haha! But no games.
I'll try to take a few pictures of the shower to share. It should be a lot of fun! (and sugar!)
Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.” Mark 9: 36-37