What a weekend! I’m definitely not fully recovered but thankfully it was all fun stuff. Saturday was our Mom Squad luncheon! After months of planning, praying, and driving my husband up a wall (lol) the big day arrived. THANK YOU to all 500+ ladies who attended and spending your afternoon at Hartville Kitchen. I was talking to my friend Darlene and we agreed it was the best one yet! We laughed, we cried, we praised God and I hope walked out rejuvenated and re-focused on the season. A full recap and slide show is posted on the Mom Squad blog. I hope you’ll check it out and be sure to come to our next event.:)
Friday night was Gabriel’s Christmas concert at school. If you listen to the morning show, you probably heard my little dilemma about his costume. He was to play the Gingerbread man and needed to dress accordingly. I froze when I heard the news! Lol. I am not crafty in the slightest (you know this if you’ve read my blog for a while) and I can’t really sew (unless it’s a sock or a patch). Anyway, I was lamenting to Len off the air and he decided to open up the phone lines to get advice on how to make a gingerbread costume. We received a call from Chris, whom I have now dubbed “my gingerbread angel”:) She offered to make the costume! I felt a little like that was cheating because I should probably learn this lesson but hey…if someone offered …..wouldn’t you do that too?!:) So anyway, we were delighted and thankful when we saw the final product. Here is how it turned out:
Thank you so much to Chris in Cleveland for taking pity and helping my poor son!:) She did such a great job. Plus, now I have great photo to break out when Gabe is a teenager and gets too big for his britches. I can pull this little picture out! Lol.
One more quick note. On Sunday we baked Christmas cookies and I tested out the “Peppermint Meltaway” cookie recipe (below). They are delicious! In addition to being craft-challenged, I am also the worst cookie maker for some reason (they always turn out flat). So I was excited when these actually looked like the picture! If you need a fresh recipe, this one gets a thumb’s up!