Our close friend Karla (pictured below – that pic. is from a photo shoot we did with her fiancée Mike a few months back) is a Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) in the Navy who is currently serving in Southern Afghanistan at Camp Leatherneck for the next 6 to 9 months. Karla is working at a newly built rehabilitation center for soldiers with brain injuries. We are SOOOO proud of Karla!!!
For Karla’s 1st care package from San Diego, Shannon, Diana, Courtney and I decided to put together a “Cookies for Karla” box. We gathered together last Sunday with 3 recipes in hand. We started off with Diana’s Peanut Butter Cookies. Courtney did such a great job criss-crossing each of the cookies. We then tackled Shannon’s Recipe – Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies. Shannon picked this recipe because it is her standard drink at our regular Saturday morning breakfast club (that we used to have after our long Saturday runs….before Diana and I were prego). All I can say is YUM these cookies ROCK!!!! Our final recipe was my choice….Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies. These cookies taste kind of like a lemon scone and they are BIG.
We topped off Karla’s care package with some of “CoCo’s” artwork and shipped it off. Hopefully Karla will receive it soon! Thanks to my Mom for shrinking down all the cookies for us and adding your yummy oatmeal cookies in the box!