Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


My good friend Rene loves cookies. I mean she really, really, REALLY loves cookies! She is practically a professional cookie connoisseur! She can tell you what kind of sugar to use, what kind of flour, how many nuts (LOTS!) , what kind of pan.... to make the perfect cookie.
Thankfully for her, she's also a workout fanatic..which was proven true just this morning as she told me about watching a TV show while she was on her AMT machine and then treadmill BEFORE coming to a weights class and a bootcamp class at the gym! Regardless of how many cookies she consumes, she maintains unbelievably fabulous abs that I try very hard not to envy. How she carried and birthed 2 children and didn't get a single stretch mark is beyond me. If I didn't love her so much, I might secretly be mad at her for that! ha ha
Anyway, in addition to being my workout buddy and good friend, she is also the mother of one of Brooklyn's best friends! AND...she has a daughter almost the same age as Grant too-Double Bonus! So, this means that we get to hang out a lot and call it "playtime for the kids" even though it's also fun time for us too but shhhh...don't tell our husbands. We only get together because we are being good mothers FOR THE KIDS--that's our story and we're sticking to it. :o)
Aaaanyway, it was funny when the other day as I was taking THE KIDS over to play with HER KIDS that we both thought of each other in the form of sugar! I baked her this cookie cake and she made sno-cones for me (which is my indulgent guilty pleasure during summer)!Anyway, since I snapped a pic of the cookie cake before Rene WE ALL devoured it, I thought I'd do a little tribute post to good, sweet, thoughtful, hardcore, thrifty, cookie-lovin' buddy!


SugarberrySensations said...

Awwwww, this was the sweetest post! I didn't realize that you and Rene (Running with Rene, Rene?) lived close to eachother?!

How awesome is that?

This post was soo sweet, I loved it!


Rene' said...

aww, how cool that Sugarberry is referring to me as "running with Rene'" Rene', ha ha ha too bad I wasn't being more hard core right now to earn that title lol ;) as we can see from my cookie consumption that it should be 'eating with Rene' ha ha.

anyway, back to your post Jen, how sweet-thanks for the call out, but I have to admit when u told me u wrote a post about me on THIS blog, I was dreading reading it, thinking that maybe u wrote something about what I said yesterday about certain calorie burning activities-ha ha, glad u didn't go there! but truthfully, I am SO glad we have so much fun together for the sole sake of our kids! ;0 see u soon!

KC said...

This was a super cute post.
btw: I have a friend who also gave birth twice, and doesn't have a single stretch not fair!