December 29, 2012

Your Story – Age 18

In November, I had the privilege of sharing my testimony at church. I thought, as I reflect on everything God has done for me in 2012, that I’d share it with you here over the next few days.  You’re 18. One of your classmates turns up pregnant, and your first naïve reaction is, “We’re not […]

December 28, 2012

Your Story – Age 14

In November, I had the privilege of sharing my testimony at church. I thought, as I reflect on everything God has done for me in 2012, that I’d share it with you here over the next few days.  You’re 14. You’ve got enormous glasses that slide down your oily nose. You spray your bangs to […]

December 9, 2012

LiveBlogging Cookie Weekend: Day 3

Day 3 of Cookie Weekend is in the books. I’ve got enough energy to type, and that’s about it right now. We made 14 varieties of cookies and candies, and were finished with all but the final piece by this morning – the white chocolate peppermint snowflakes to go on the top of the boxes. […]

December 8, 2012

LiveBlogging Cookie Weekend: Day 2

We’re back for another day of Cookie Weekend, and I awoke to face this: This is what’s left of the butter after Day 1. Yep – that’s what’s left. And we went through it all today. But we started the day off right, with an enormous keg o’ coffee and music from The Folkers – […]

December 7, 2012

LiveBlogging Cookie Weekend: Day 1

Three women. Three days. Twenty varieties. Welcome to the epic-ness that is Cookie Weekend. Our Cookie Weekend tradition has been going on for at least 15 years, and consists of me, my mom, and my mom’s younger sister taking at least three days to create multiple varieties of cookies and candies. And since most people […]

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