Mark, Jennifer, Ethan, Emily

This blog is about our family, who have dealt with the loss of two sons with Muscular Dystrophy, the adoption of a son diagnosed with Agenesis of Corpus Callosum and the birth our a healthy little girl. It's a crazy life, but we are loving it.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I Got A Dream & Cookies, Cookies, Cookies

My name is Jennifer, and I have a dream. It's not a big dream. Just a little one. Want to know what my dream is?

I want to be a stay at home mom, who makes cookies on the side. Friday, I got a little slice of my dream.

I took a day off from work because I was asked to make some cookies for my local bank's Christmas party. Yes, they have their party in November, before Thanksgiving.

So Friday morning, I got up early and took the kids to school, went by the grocery store for a few last minute things, then I came home and baked, baked, baked. 19 dozen cookies to be exact. I packed them up, went to pick the kids up from school, dropped the cookies off at the bank, took the kids to the library, picked up a movie from Red Box, came home, made dinner, watched movie and went to bed. It was magical, really. All day long I kept thinking, "This is what I want to do. I want to take care of my family, my home and bake awesome cookies once in a while.".

I mean who doesn't like cookies? You always hear people who are either team pie or team cake, but I think everyone is team cookies!! There isn't a pie or cake monster. No, there is only a cookie monster. And he even covered Carly Rae Jensen's hit song. Everyone love cookies!!

 So after baking for around 6 hours, my dining room looked like this.

Jello, Mint Chocolate Chip, Cake Mix & Monster Cookies

On Saturday, we got to the Christmas party around 45 minutes after it started. My mom and dad were already there since my mom works at the bank and she basically had to "work" at the party. I first saw my dad and he said my cookies were almost gone. I then got in line with the kids to see Santa. My mom joined us when the kids were getting their pictures made and she told me that my cookies were gone and all that was left were the store bought ones. I got compliments all night long on my cookies. I was so excited!!

We had a great time at the party, but the highlight was the photo booth.

First up was my mom & I.

I didn't realize how much taller I am than my mom. I'm even slouching and bending over here. I look like an Amazon woman next to her.

Next up was Mark, Emily and I.

I finally talked Ethan into getting into the photo booth with me. He's (s-l-o-w-l-y) maturing, and being in a photo booth with your mom isn't exactly cool I guess.

The look on Ethan's face is priceless!

And here's a (bad phone pic) of Emily and friends Kaylin & Kinley, who are identical twins.

So tomorrow it's back to work and I must head back to reality. But, we are having our Thanksgiving luncheon tomorrow. Cookies anyone?


  1. I think that's really neat! And you know what, God does give us the desires of our heart. Don't give up on your dream! :)

    1. Thank you so much! I believe that with all my heart! God bless!