Sunday, December 2, 2007

Belly Full 'O Cookies and IF Friends

Some of the DC Bloggers got together today for a cookie exchange. Man oh man was it yummy. Not a single cookie was anything remotely the same, we had a wonderful variety!

As sweet as the cookies was the delivery from LJ. She couldn't be here because she's traveling for work, so here is what she sent instead:

We missed you, LJ!

Now, on to the cookies... Here are 2 pictures of them. I only have 4 of the 6 recipes so I will butcher the names of the two I don't know for sure, but you'll get the point. Unfortunately, if you weren't able to attend, you can't appreciate how much these pictures don't do the cookies justice. They were all DELICIOUS!!

Left to right they are Butter Spritz Cookies (Shelby), Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies (Me), Mama's Oatmeal Lace Cookies (Sunny), and Apricot Florentines (Bean).

Here are some Almond Shortbread Cookies (Deanna) and no-bake Rice Krispie cookies with dried cherries (Meghan). These are the two I don't have recipes for, so I don't know the exact name but dang-dilly-dang-dong-ding were they delicious.

As always, the event itself and festivites contained therein were overshadowed by the good time we had just enjoying each other's company. We came up with a nice, long list of other activities we DC Stirrup Queens can do as a group to keep us busy since we get together monthly. Ideas for next month range from ice skating to a trip to Let's.Dish to a winery tour to pedicures. I'm on the hook for organizing next month's outing, so wish me luck!

Deanna was the new face in the crowd, and it was wonderful to have her join us. We hope to see you more!

Predictably, we spent most of the time laughing ourselves silly at Sunny's crazy stories and antics. Sunny, it is a damn shame that you haven't been blessed with the chance to procreate yet because we surely need more of you in this world.

Shelby was there, looking wonderful for 25 weeks pregnant. Yay!

Bean was there and in amazing spirits given the tragedy she's been enduring this last month. Bean, you are so strong and such an inspiration. I pray for you daily and hope the next cycle is the one for you.

Meghan was there, fresh off her POAS adventure yesterday. She didn't wave around a white stick full of this morning's fresh pee so I'm not sure if that means she decided against the devil stick this morning or if she just didn't want to share the results. She made us all jealous when she left to go have a big, homecooked Sunday meal at her parent's house.

We had a great time, plus shared lots of laughs and plenty of cookies. I am so grateful to have found this wonderful community online, but I'm estatic that I've been able to connect in person with so many truly amazing women that I genuinely like.


Grad3 said...

Whew! Those are long posts! I am glad that you had fun at the exchange and wish I could have been there. Where is the scratch and sniff for the cookies?

I hope that your friend and her baby come out of everything okay. Nothing is ever simple. Once you start going for scans it always ends up being more.

I have really enjoyed not having to drop my drawers everytime I have gottne a u/s- sadly I never knew it could be any other way until I was 13w!

Sunny said...

Leah I had such a blast! You sure make me feel warm and fuzzy with your little note to me. :) THANKS again for hosting!

Grumps sure loved all of the cookies. They helped us decorate the tree with spiked cider.

Can't wait to see you again and your belly being bigger.

Samantha said...

Beautiful cookies (wish I lived in DC :)). Congrats on the baby boy!

Best wishes to your friend.

Laura McIntyre said...

Sounds like a wonderful day, and yum on the cookies

Tam said...

Just checking in on you!! Wow, I missed your last post, yay and your little boy and good results from the NT scan!!

Glad that things are still progressing well for you guys!

Lots of love, Tam

TeamWinks said...

You lucky dogs!

Rho said...

Sounds like you ladies had a great time with some yummy cookies!

Shelby said...

Thanks again for hosting yesterday! I really had such a great time! And you look fantastic too!

I really hope things with your friend end up OK. And congrats on having a boy!!

deanna said...

I'm so glad I got to meet more of the DCSQ's! I really had such a great time! And, it was so awesome tonight after dinner to bust out the cookie box and enjoy them all over again!

Thanks for being the wonder-host!!!

Becks said...

That looks and sounds like it was so much fun....I am so jealous!

We are so unlucky to be in this situation, but so lucky to have met (virtually or IRL) so many great people.

I want a rice crispie cookie now!!!

LJ said...

I am so glad the flowers made it. I am pissed though - they were supposed to come with candy canes for everyone! :(

I miss you, and I am so sad I couldn't be there.

Meghan said...

Thanks again for hosting this weekend. I had a fantastic afternoon, and the time always seems to go by so quickly when we all get together! I'm already looking forward to Januay's GTG (and not just because I want to skip the holidays ;)

Hope things look up for your friend!

Changing Expectations said...

Sounds like everyone had a great time! Wish that I could have been there. I am missing you guys!