Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Shark Whisperer - Nina

Someone is really behind!! Who could that be! Me of course.

My sister-in-laws birthday was last month, she was out of state on her actual birthday, so I got an extra week and I delivered her cookies two weeks ago but I am just now getting to the post.

Nina is married to my older brother Robert. They have seven children!! Yes 7. So right there you have to know that Nina has to be an amazing woman with tons of patience and love to raise seven children. I have a very, VERY hard time with only two. :)

I emailed my brother and he told me some interesting facts about Nina. He said that when she swam in high school her nick name was "the shark wrestler". Sounds like she was a pretty awesome swimmer! So I decided to try out Sugarbelles version of easy sharks and it was a great idea, very simple and still really cute.

But this swimsuit cookie should have me committed. Since Nina was out of state I decided to message her oldest daughter to find out for sure what high school she attended. Well I was told it was Pleasant Grove, but my mind chose to read American Fork, yes it is the town next to PG, but they are in no way similar. And to make things worse when I gave the cookies to Nina and they asked what the A was for and I told them they just laughed and I blamed it on my niece for telling me the wrong school. Not until I reread the message did I realize that I am totally losing my mind. I immediately apologized to Nina and my niece over and over again. I'm only 41, I can on imagine how bad my mind will be in 20 years! :)

Nina enjoys reading so I found some clip-art of a reading silhouette. Yes my SIL is not a girl from the 1950's, but I thought it was cute.

Another love of Nina is of course her family. She has a lot to love with a husband, 4 sons and 3 daughters. But really she has much more to love now that three of her children are now married and Nina will become a Grandmother any day now. So this family of 9 will actually be accurate as a family 13!!

My brother also shared an inside joke with me. It had to do with them playing "Catch Phrase" and Nina yelling out "BraveHeart". I tried to make these cookies representing the Mel Gibson flick, but most people guessed that it looked like a dog!

This next cookie represents another love of Nina's as well, as my memory of her. Nina likes to talk there was supposed to be another cookie with this one showing two woman sitting at a table visiting. But when I did it, it just looked awful so my hubby and I just split it and ate it ourselves. ;)
When I would go visit Nina and her family while they lived in South Carolina there were many times where we just sat around the table and visited for a long time. I remember talking about all kinds of things from herbs and essential oils, to chiropractors and Harry Potter. I always enjoyed my visits and am grateful for Nina for being so welcoming and loving to her SIL!!

The whole group together wishing that Nina had a very Happy Birthday!

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