Thankful for people who brought others into their community. For the folks who had more that chose to help those who were struggling. Who, although they didn’t understand each others ways, sat down at the table together. Thinking of that first Thanksgiving celebration today.
You know when you can’t get a song out of your head…? This particular one coincided a dear friend’s birthday and so the center cookie came to be created. I love the tall cake designs by Aime over at The Painted Pastry ; I took inspiration and put my own fall spin on several cookies for the set. The edible oak leaves came from talented Tammy Holmes. Lastly, what birthday would be complete without party hats and party blowers???
I am not a gym rat but I have a “thing” for dance-y group classes. The more choreography, the better. Funky, with a side of shake.that.thang, is optimal. So I thought our AMAZING instructor (with her flawless queueing and unmatched choreography) and her devoted hoot and hollerers deserved some inspired cookies; the brownies were dairy and gluten free to accommodate specific needs in the room. Some of the shirts have been modeled by fellow dancers and some were just one’s I would buy if they were available… Woot woot.
Autumn, in all it’s splendor, is my favorite time of the year. To celebrate the colors of the season, I baked some “autumnal” mini cookies to hand out to the neighbors! Just a little color to enjoy before we quiet down for winter.
These cookies are a tribute to one AMAZING woman who, while fighting breast cancer, continued to train and successfully competed in an iron man competition. She then topped that off with a marathon. Some people defy the imagination.
When she was going through her treatment, she and her friends would wear pink wigs in solidarity and they had little paper baseball caps on a stick that were part of their celebrating “fun without cancer.”
Yes, I really do know the most incredible people. Seriously. Accomplished, interesting, nuanced folks. Dan is one of those “complete package” guys. He has made me chortle with laughter, tear up at his kindness, and shake my head at what can fit in his 24 hour day. So, my word play cohort, go forth and rock Stanford Law School!
Spent the afternoon with the Colorado logo. Pac Man’s cousin. Eating up our plentiful sunshine!