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We are about to turn a page in our lives, to begin a new chapter. In just 6 weeks we will pack up all our belongings and head 1,400 miles across the country. Our time here in Louisiana has been wonderful…and at times, very difficult. Thankfully, I have had wonderful friends who have eased my burdens when they’ve been difficult to bear.
My friends have been there for me during the times my husband was away at training or TDY (temporary duty assignment). They brought over meals when Little Z was a newborn and The Husband had to go to a training for a couple weeks. They call and text just to see how I’m doing. I’m so blessed to have friends who still believe parenting is a community effort.
Before we get too busy with moving plans I wanted to do something to say thank you to at least one of these families who has helped us out so much while we’ve been here. The Husband and I decided to invite over a couple who has saved my bacon many a time by watching my little ones. The wife, my friend, is a busy mom of three little ones just like me. Despite that, she’s taken the time to watch my children when I’m in need.
I wanted to make a special dinner so I decided to put a delicious twist on my favorite oven baked pork back ribs! I love a good rack of ribs! And this Coca-Cola Baby Back Ribs recipe is so easy!
I headed to Brookshire’s to pick up all my ingredients. I was absolutely blown away by all Coca-Cola #ShareACoke names! The 20-ounce bottles feature proper names, the mini cans feature fun sayings and emoticons, and the glass bottles feature celebratory names such as “Grad”. So fun! The older couple ahead of me in the check out line were “wowed!” too. The gentleman hadn’t intended to purchase any Coke on his shopping trip, but, as he said, “I saw my wife’s name and I just had to buy her a bottle! I mean, it had her name on it! It was so amazing, I just had to buy it for her.”
I wasn’t quite sure what I’d need for our dinner party and my Coca-Cola baby back ribs recipe so I just bought a variety…
The dinner party was a success! The kids had such a fun time hanging out with each other, and The Husband and I enjoyed visiting and chatting with a couple we have a lot in common with.
Coke and Brookshire’s want to Share Your Smiles. You can visit the ShareYourSmiles website to join in the fun and check out more ways to #ShareACoke including delicious recipes and creative ideas. You can find out if they have your name on a Coke bottle here.
Make sure you keep an eye on Brookshire’s Facebook page for a chances to win yourpoints, offers, fun and conversation!
Have you joined the #ShareACoke movement? Who did you share it with?