Thursday, December 18, 2008

~COOKIE EXCHANGE & ANSWERED PRAYERS~

I had the pleasure of hosting our neighborhoods 4th annual Cookie Exchange party this year. My neighbors and I have been busy baking cookies, which we tasted, collected recipes and brought home about 12 dozen cookies each! Eddie, my helper

(he had to wear his shirt & tie again for the occasion :)

Welcome everyone
Let's eat some cookies!

We held 2 contests:
one for best display platter
the other for yummiest cookie

My girl wouldn't miss out on a cookie party!

"Thank you Auntie Michelle"
(Actually, my girl was having a hard time with mommy
so busy with her company. She did not want to stay in
the other room with her daddy & brothers. She was my
little shadow this night ~
There were huge smiles, tears and clapping. . .
why? You ask?
Prayers were answered this night, wait and see...
First, back to the cookie party-

Best display platter went to ...Trish!

Yummiest cookie goes to....Joann!
(Chocolate, Raspberry Crumb bars!)

All the "Cookie-Ladys"


Now, on to the "answered prayers" part ~ if you are a loyal reader, you will remember my friend and neighbor, Lisa receiving a referral from Taiwan in the beginning of the month. A week or so later, she was notified that the birth mother had changed her mind.
Devastating.
My heart was so heavy for my friend and I just wanted to make it all better. I prayed that her time would really come and that she would receive the referral for her daughter before Christmas.
I wanted her to feel the joy she deserves.

On this night, December 16th,

Lisa received the referral for her darling daughter,

Paige Min Shan


Congratulations to you my friend,

J - O - Y

5 comments:

Red Thread to my Daughter said...

Jo,
You are the best. Thank you for making this referral so special. I am so blessed to have you as my friend. Thank You.... Your cookie parties are great!!!! I think everyone outdid themselves.

LOL
Lisa

Meredith Teagarden said...

How fun!

Barbara said...

Looks like a yummy, fun time was had by all :) Congratulations to Lisa...I wish her and her baby girl the very best!!!!

Colleen said...

This is such a fun tradition you have! I remember you posting about it from last year. I am so happy for your friend!!!:)

Anonymous said...

It looks like such a fun party, yummy too! Congratulations to Lisa and her new baby daughter..Happy Holidays and all the best..

M