Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happy New Year!

As Christmas ends and the New Year begins I look forward to the best 2014 ever! As I don't enjoy taking down all the decorations as much as I love putting them up...........this year I must admit was very hectic..........and it always makes me a little sad to see such a bare house..........but the holidays must end so that we can anticipate and enjoy them next year!
This year my twin grandson really enjoyed Christmas, they finally got who Santa was and the meaning of Christmas and what part Jesus plays in it all. It was so nice to see them in their Christmas show and spend time with them over Christmas. Christopher is only 10 months old and really wasn't much into Christmas this year......but I know that will change in the years to come.  He still looked so cute in his Christmas outfit and was excited to watch the boys open their gifts as he sat with Mommy and she helped open his gifts.

As New Year's Eve approaches, we will spend it with good friends and good food as always. I wish you a very Happy, Healthy New Year from my home to yours.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Merry Christmas....let the cookie baking begin!!

As we get ready for that all important day "Christmas" with the dinners, visiting, gift giving and sharing lots of memories..................we won't forget to give thanks for all of these things that we enjoy doing, our families, our friends and also remembering the armed forces that keep us safe and pray that they stay safe too.
And this is a good time of year to consume as many cookies as you can! Cookies have no calories at Christmas time, did you know that??
My daughter Christa, daughter in law Jenn and myself had our traditional day of cookie baking. Now we take our baking very serious. My kitchen turns into a Christmas cookie bakery with 12 cookie recipes, 11 baking pans, 10 cups of flour, 9, cups of sugar, 8 teaspoons of vanilla, 7 measuring cups, 6 measuring spoons, 5 golden towel, 4 dozen egg, 3 kitchen aide mixers, 2 spatulas and a enough cookies to last till Christmas day!
Yes, that table is filled with all the cookies we baked and then some! To name a few.......
Holiday Cookie Bake-Off 2013
Mint Chocolate Chip 
Chocolate Chip
Lemon Poppy Seed
Pecan Tassies
Russian Tea Cakes
And it wouldn't be right if I didn't show you some hand painted cookie plate to served these delicious cookies on.

Visit us at for these cookies plates and much more for the holidays!
And a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year to you and Yours.