Smart Cookies: Sweet Mother-Daughter Celebration
Memorial-area moms and their “smart cookie” daughters gathered at the home of Catherine Gentry and her Memorial High School daughter, Allison, to celebrate dozens of Class of 2018 ladies and their moms.
The spread of sweet treats included a variety of homemade cookies baked by hostesses Catherine and Allison, including dinosaur-iced sugar cookies in honor of Allison’s dino-mite volunteer job at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
“Baking for the party was good for me - a tangible way to deal with the stress of graduation,” Catherine shared. “I bake under pressure, including baking lots and lots of chocolate chip cookies back when I was pregnant with Allison.”
Catherine loves the loads of parties this time of year and thought it would be a nice twist to a host an event that included the moms who supported each other in raising this group of girls the past 18 years.
The almost-graduates enjoyed the chance to catch up outside of school and relax together before they head off to their different colleges in the fall. The moms enjoyed learning about the girls’ plans and catching up with the other moms.
Catherine and fellow mom, Evelyn Snow, chuckle as they remember becoming friends years ago after their daughters, Allison and Hannah “set them up.” The girls both thought their moms could use a “mom friend” and that their moms would make a good pair. It ends up the girls were great matchmakers. Catherine and Evelyn are thankful to have each other to lean on in the upcoming months. They know it will be a big transition having the girls head off to college in the fall and that it will be helpful to have a supportive friend because sometimes even tough cookie moms need a friend to help them not crumble.
Soon-to-be-college-freshmen party guests who enjoyed delectable delights included: MHS grad Sarah Cowan (University of Texas at Austin Business Honors, Plan II); MHS grad Nicole Wright (Vanderbilt University); MHS grad Katie Muschalik (University of Southern California, Film); MHS grad Madeline Muschalik (Wake Forest University); Awty grad Eleanor Grovesnor (University of Maryland); MHS grad Kenna Carson (University of Arkansas); MHS grad Julia Reidel (Samford University); MHS grad Katherine Coe (Baylor University); Kinkaid grad Sara Burpeau (Duke University); MHS grad Grace Minneo (University of Texas at Austin); MHS grad Amanda Wright (Texas A&M University); MHS grad Mariam Haider (University of Houston); MHS grad Lola Budamir (Texas Christian University); MHS grad Andi Minter (University of Texas at Austin); MHS grad Meg Espey (University of Texas at Austin); MHS grad Jeanette Chiu (University of California, Santa Barbara); MHS grad Hannah Snow (American University of Paris, then University of Southern California); MHS grad Allison Gentry (University of Chicago).
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