My youngest child is graduating in 25 days! I can barely say that without crying. I'm going to be SUCH a mess, but I'm so excited too. The other day I received a super special present in the mail from a Cristin's Cookies fan. How incredibly cool and kind is that?!!! Yvette from CutnTiedByRedYvette sent a personalized, homemade blanket for my son to take away to college! I was so incredibly touched by her thoughtful and generous heart. The blanket is of a nautical theme since his school is on a bluff overlooking a river and their logo has a ship's wheel. I'll show you the beautiful blanket below and also tell you about another surprise...
So I made graduation cookies. I will be making LOTS and LOTS of graduation cookies in the next few weeks. My son's school is hoping to gather 167 DOZEN cookies for their senior picnic and Baccalaureate. I can't even fathom that many cookies! Thankfully there are lots of volunteers bringing cookies to this very special event for our graduating boys. Here are my graduation cookies, all of the cutters are from CopperGifts.com.
These were adapted from a tutorial that my friend, Callye of Sugarbelle's did last year. I had to make a silly one too ;-)
and these wise owls came from a cute design that my friend, Susan, of The Painted Cookie did for Copper Gifts. He's so cute!
Now, you can't tell anyone about my son's blanket. It will be packaged up as one of his graduation gifts, so keep a secret... shh ;-) This was a gift sent from CutnTiedByRedYvette from her Etsy shop. She sent a super nice card and another surprise too.
I will show you the other surprise that she sent in the next day or two. It's pretty awesome!!! Thank you for your big heart Yvette! Wow, I'm so incredibly touched and I'm sure Nick will LOVE his blanket!
So I FINALLY went out on a bike ride today. I rode 39 miles early this morning because I had a gal coming to pick up cookies in the early afternoon. It felt so great to finally get back out there. It's so easy to get caught up in to do lists and so many family things, but then I get out on the bike and I remember how much easier I handle stress and the endorphins make me feel on top of the world. Well at least until I saw a HUUUUUGE snake that took up half of the trail and I had to maneuver my bicycle around him. Ick!
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