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SO funny … last Thursday night I spoke at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Nassau Bay, TX.

Only I thought I was in League City, TX.

I had on my schedule League City,  I thanked the audience for inviting me to League City … I even went so far as to tell them I had never been to League City before.

And afterwards a sweet lady came up to me and said … “honey … did you know you still haven’t been to League City?”.

Of course I didn’t know that and quickly asked her .. “WHERE AM I?".  She informed me that I was in Nassau Bay.

I have spent a good part of the last four days wondering why I thought I was in League City.

There is no explanation which is kind of the story of my life.  :)

I died out laughing though on Friday morning when, at breakfast, Jacob was laughing and then stopped abruptly and said … “remind me again why we’re laughing”.

It was if at that very moment I knew he was flesh of my flesh and bone of my bones.

Saturday we had a schedule of epic proportions.  We literally had every minute scheduled from 7:00 AM until 9:00 PM.  One of those events was a Cookie Exchange with Brittany.  I thought it was for Mothers and Daughters but apparently I read the invitation wrong because I was pretty much the only mom there beside the hostesses.  I don’t even know how I got that wrong either!!

Anyway … cookie exchanges STRESS. ME. OUT.

Especially when my rule following second child kept saying … “store bought cookies are cheating Mama”.  All I wanted to do was buy sugar cookies and dip part of it in white chocolate and sprinkle some crushed peppermints on it.  I thought it would be cute.  She thought it would be cheating.

I bought refrigerated cookie dough since that passed her “approval” but the cookies we made were paper thin so we had to eat them.  Not fluffy enough to serve.

So instead we made 3 ingredient cookies.  How hard could it be, right?!

I ruined them.  I RUINED THEM.  THREE ingredients and I ruined them.  We placed a pretzel down and then put a Hershey kiss on top (Rolos are actually better but I had Hershey kisses).  You are supposed to put them in the oven at 250 degrees for a few minutes and let the chocolate melt and then when you take them out put an m and m on the top and squish it down.  That sounds very good and easy in theory.

In reality, I forgot they were in the oven so they cooked too long.  Instead of the chocolate melting to a puddle, it hardened up.  That made me think they weren’t cooked so I left them even longer.  When I finally pulled them out they were like big clumps of soot or something.  Gross.  We salvaged what we could and I made some more after Brittany went to bed.

Then we walked into the party and Brittany set our cookies down right next to these:

I’m pretty sure that little snowman on the lower left is looking over at my cookies thinking .. “oh dear”.

I might not ever go to another cookie exchange again.  Or if I do, I’m making these snowmen.  They are cute!!

Oh, and we did get a Christmas tree which is sitting in a bucket in our backyard.  Here’s to hoping it gets in and decorated before Christmas!

And to hoping that no one asks who made the burnt-ish cookies at the cookie exchange!!