Wednesday, February 16, 2011

2010 Christmas Cookie Swap

A few days after arriving back from our two and a half week stay in Mississippi, we hosted our 2010 Christmas Cookie Swap for our Sunday School class. The Nolens had just flown in for a little Christmas visit...poor things, the girls literally arrived 2 hours before the event started. They were awesome though. All of the family jumped into the kitchen to start helping in whatever way they could (I was a little behind from being out of town for the last several weeks.) :)

The evening was a sweet success...and I do mean sweet! That array of bags, ribbons and cookies (shown below) was the collection that was brought to exchange. The table was heaped with yummy goodies. We had 12 families in attendance so everyone went home with 12 different cookie sets...gingersnaps, chocolate chip, peanut butter blossoms, peppermint oreos, buckeyes, oreo truffles, haystacks, oatmeal cranberry...and more!

Thank you again to each of our dear friends who were able to come; we loved having you!! We missed those of you who were out of year though! :)

Kristen and Craig

Mike, Emmett, and Laurie

Lauren, Jonathan, and Eleanor

Katie and Blake (We missed you, Ryan!!)

Kathryn and Eric

Andy and Sally (Andy and Sally were recently blessed with a precious little baby boy of their own!)

Luke, Landon and Katie

Bethany posed with Blake and Katie since her husband couldn't make the event either!

Parker, Me, Clay and Cooper

Leina, Kelli, and Brent

A photo of the girls

A picture of the guys

Ashee and KK

...bad quality picture, but cute of the kids was a serious toy zone downstairs :)

Does it look like Brent was excited about his cookie stash?! He flew in to Minne about mid-way through the event and headed on over to help with the eating of decorating of cookies. ;)

Kristen and Ashleigh were the ring-leaders in the kitchen ...they whipped up some mean gingerbread cutouts.

I'm impressed. Baby in one arm, icing to decorate gingerbread cookie in another.

Cooper, Ashee and Nana!

A "sweet" event with family and friends...already looking forward to next year!

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