Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Delivery To Ukraine: Mission Accomplished :)

I arrived home from Ukraine on Sunday morning. I had a fantastic trip......there were lots of wonderful things accomplished and such a sweet, amazing time with the people. I'm blessed. :) I have to admit that it was the most challenging mission trip I've ever been on. We met resistance in the circumstances constantly. But the return was too great to let the difficulties mar what God did. If you want to read more, check out my CrazieCommitment blog 

I never got to post the final pics of all the cookies I took to the Ukraine. It ended up being over 100 cookies along with 10 boxed sets. Most made it with no problem.....although I had a small number of broken or slightly crushed ones. Overall, they traveled very well. :)
Here are the cookies I gave to each team member.....there were 35 of us. Shew......that was quite a bunch of cookies to make beyond all the ones I wanted to make for the Ukrainians!!
 

I added a Bible verse to each one hoping to encourage each team member.
Here's a small sampling of the 70 plus cookies I gave out to the Ukrainians that we visited each day in their homes. It was such a joy to share with them and see the delight on their faces. A few of the ladies kissed the cookie when I gave it to them. Precious! 
And here is a sampling of the boxed sets I made for some of the ladies we were able to minister to. From what I saw....most won't even consider opening the box and eating them. 

I have pics to share with you from Ukraine.....but I'm still recovering and haven't had a chance to get all the photos together. Give me a few more days, and I'll be back to "normal".

It is VERY good to be home. :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cookies To Go

I leave for a two week mission trip to Ukraine tomorrow.....so I've been baking and decorating all week for my team members and the Ukrainians. Pure joy!

Here's the logo for our Ukraine Connections team. The t-shirt emblem is on the top.

 
I tried to make small cookies that the Ukrainians would recognize and bring a smile.
Here is the set I am going to use in small gift boxes for all the ladies I'll meet with for Bible study the second week. I wanted to do something extra special for them since they are near and dear to my heart. I'm crazie about the mini ladybug and dragonfly. :)

I hope to take pics of the gift boxes today. In case I don't have time to post before I leave in the morning.....you can follow my trip at my Ukraine blog here.

It's time to turn off the oven, put down the decorating bag, and go love on the Ukrainians. :)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Birthday America!!!!

I had more patriotic fun yesterday. :) You may get a bit tired of the same three colors.....but it IS the Fourth of July. lol

Here's a bunch of minis. I just LOVE that little birthday cupcake cutter. Cute, cute. :)

I took red white and blue with me where ever I went yesterday. I don't know if there is a such thing as patriotic candy corn or red and blue cones or ice cream.....but I did them anyway. :)
I've been wanting to do Uncle Same hats, so here they are......and here is a birthday cake for America. Notice the firecrackers again. (I've decided to stay away from the exploding ones. :)) 
Snow cones, funky watermelon and flip flops. (I was SO EXCITED to be able to do the flower pattern on the flip flops. I've seen that done by many other decorators and didn't think I could do it....but I did it. :)
My favorites......quilts. This are new patterns for me.....and I really love how they turned out. I can't wait to try these out for every season. :)))))
 
My last assortment of patriotic cookies for summer 2010....
Hopefully I can sell everyone of these this weekend. Everything made by tomorrow night we can take on the trip with us. I'm almost to my $2000 goal (since January 2010)! Hip hip hooray. :)

Now on Monday, I'll need to get started on cookies for the Ukrainians. I leave on Friday for my two week mission trip.....so there is lots to do in the next six days. But first....I need to get through working tomorrow.....and then I'm free and clear.

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! What a blessed country we live in. May God continue to bless us.

Oh how I love America. =)
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