My friend Lyndsey and her mom host a cookie party every year and I think they are so sweet to do that. This year I made them each a little gift as a thank you. I got the idea for this craft from my Stampin Up! demo Lisa and then found the tutorial here.
Lyndsey and her mom really go all out for their cookie party.
Chicken Club Wrap...yum.
Hummus, veggies, and pita chips.
Cheeseball...one of my favorites.
Festive drinks. Have you tried the sparkling drinks from Trader Joe's...very good.
Everyone enjoying the good food.
Lyndsey and her mom even have door prizes. How fun is that?!
And of course...the cookies. There was a very nice variety.
Here are the chocolate chip cookies that I made. Simple, yet oh so delicious. I just used the Nestle Toll house recipe (do any of you remember that Friends episode?), only I substituted the butter with butter Crisco .
Sunday we went with a group of people to see the lights at our local zoo.
Jamison was super excited...
...Caleb, not so much at first.
Here's my friend Tonya's daughter...all bundled and ready to go.
More of the gang.
Despite the cold temperatures the kids really had a great time.
In the reptile house there was a snake you could touch. Notice I am BEHIND the camera. No snakes for me.
One of my favorite parts about our zoo is the manatee exhibit. This isn't the best picture, sorry.
The lights were amazing! My pictures do not do them justice, you just had to be there. This year all of the lights were LED.
This is the display around the lake in the zoo. At certain points in the evening they play music and the lights "dance" to the music. It was really neat.
Me and my homie Tonya.
Are you still there? How was your weekend?