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Imagine coming back home from work.  A surprise party is waiting for you in the living room. As soon as you open the front door the smell of your mother’s oatmeal cookies gives the party away.

Is my mother here?  my cousin Cathy asked

No, what are you talking about?

Did she send cookies? I can smell her oatmeal cookies, where is she?


As I was baking my aunt’s Winnie’s oatmeal cookies for this blog,  I thought about her and how much she reminds me of my father. Both big time huggers.  My father never got to meet my sons, so I am always happy to see my sweet aunt giving them a hug. Her hugs are as good as her cookies. What a perfect way to give her love away!

Hug back to you, W!

Photography by Pauline Stevens shop @ Red Bird’s House

6 comments on “Surprise!

  1. Jenny Stevens
    May 8, 2012

    No one hugs as the Stevens’

  2. Jenny Stevens
    May 8, 2012

    No one hugs as the Stevens’
    MMMMM the best!

    • Pauline Stevens
      May 8, 2012

      I love you sis!

  3. Mark Gretchen
    October 25, 2012

    Beautiful post!

  4. Julie M. Vrana
    May 28, 2013

    Beautiful story and photos! I can smell the cookies and feel the love, Pauline!

    • Pauline Stevens
      May 28, 2013

      I am happy to know you liked it Julie. xx

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