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post #16 of 35
do you have any local grocery stores (besides WalMart) that do them? Sheesh I wish I'd seen your post sooner...
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post #17 of 35
funny thing happened to me on the way to the post office.... actually I just sent my brother 2 boxes of cookies last week. i got a phone call last night. it was my brother. he's home in oklahoma for a 2 week leave. it was so wonderful to hear from him. then i realized...his cookies would get to iraq and be sitting there for over a week before he got back. guess i'll be baking him another batch in a couple of weeks.
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post #18 of 35
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Yep....I guess you'll just have to make more cookies....Maybe he could get someone to pick up the package and at least someone else could enjoy them!

OK...here's the current problem (nothing really to do with cookies, but thought some of you might understand).

My brother was supposed to be getting back into the states in the next couple of days. My parents are driving his car to him in Kentucky and my sister and I were flying out Friday and staying until Sunday afternoon.....WELL.....looks like he may not get in until Sunday morning!!!!!! icon_cry.gif Now, I will have less than 12 hours with him. Option is there to change the flight if I want to pay another $125....plus be away from my family here for that much longer (my DH has been really great....his birthday is on Saturday and he's spending it taking care of our 5 year old, 4 year old and 2 year old....well he'll be getting a little break to go to the Astros game). Or, I could just suck it up!!! I just feel like crying......I guess instead I'll go decorate his cookies!

Thanks for all the great ideas and letting me rant and rave!
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post #19 of 35
All of these ideas are wonderful - nothing new to add other than a huge thank you to your brother!!!
post #20 of 35
yeah it took my brother 3 1/2 days to get home. that's a toughie. i guess i'd probably just take the 12 hours and run. it would really suck if you changed all your plans and then his trip was delayed or changed again. good luck
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post #21 of 35
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We're not making any changes until we get the "final" call from the military.....72 hours out....so today or tomorrow hopefully.
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post #22 of 35
I'm sorry that your brother is getting here late. The Army is really bad about changing these sort of things. When my husband left a few weeks ago he was suppose to leave on the 20th of August, then suddenly they changed it to the 15th I was very upset! But as long as your brother is getting to come home that's the most important thing.
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post #23 of 35
What about adding in a few heart cookies? You could ice them in red/white/blue, or just red, and write Welcome Home on them. That may not be a patriotic cookie, but hey, you're his sister! You're allowed to sneak in a few 'mushy' sentiment cookies too, right? icon_wink.gif
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post #24 of 35
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Absolutely! I will be so thankful to have him back in the states! Then we just kind of hold our breath until the next time!

He will be moving to Fort Hood early next year, so at least he'll be closer!

Bekah....we are so thankful too for your sacrifice as well as your husband's. I did not know my husband when he was in the Army during Desert Storm....I think I would have gone CRAZY!
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post #25 of 35
If he's going to Ft.Hood maybe you'll get to see him much more often. It's not as bad as I thought it would be with my husband gone. I miss him a lot, but I'm learning to get used to it too. Plus almost all my neighbors are going thru the same thing so I have others that definately understand.
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post #26 of 35
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New idea.....do you think that if i sent the cookies in the car with my parents they would be ok if they weren't stacked? If kneadacookie sends them via mail to iraq, would they survive a 15 hour car trip....some of the time they would be sitting in a hot car. Thoughts anyone?
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post #27 of 35
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OK...here they are! I'm going to try and post picture here, but don't know if it will work. I was pretty happy with the eagle "flags"! I leave in an hour.....still not totally sure if he will be there on Sunday, but he did call on Thursday and say that that was still the plan.

Thanks to everyone for their help!

See you all next week!
LL
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post #28 of 35
LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!

Make me some! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #29 of 35
I love them! You did a great job.
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post #30 of 35
YOU HAVE DONE A WONDERFUL JOB ON THESE. GOD BLESS YOUR BROTHER AND FAMILY DURING YOUR TRIP!!!
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