It is OUR new tradition. It use to be a tradition of Handsome's mother, Bonnie. Bonnie went to Jesus in June and it makes the cookie-making much more important. We called H's sister and asked her for the recipes to Snowball Cookie, Candy Cane Cookie, and Sugar Cookie. A few days later she sent the original recipe cards. We were just ecstatic!
Saturday afternoon we had OUR friend (my best friend), Gaye Dawn over for the cookie event. We had made the doughs in advance and were ready. For the next several hours we made these beauties. We did this last year too but had different cutters and we only made sugar cookeis. The variety is good. and the afternoon/evening was really nice.
I had some difficulty with the pics up close. I don't know if the wax paper was just reflecting too much…or the white of the snowballs was causing the "snow" glare….but I had to slightly underexpose them to get pics. Anyway, there they are.
We've still got a ton to decorate which, I suppose we'll get to this week. For now, we're working and trying to get the shopping done. It's busy. I try not to leave EVERYTHING to the last minute since I do my mother's shopping as well; however, I left it ALL to this week! That's just crazy, I know!
I love Christmas! I love it all! I love the commercialism! I love the expense (though that doesn't mean I spent the food budget on presents). I love the extravagance! I love the lights and the shimmer! I love the color and the"permission to stop" that will come in a few days. I love the family and some of the traditions I've developed over the years. I'll write on that in a day or two. So, have a cookie and watch a christmas movie. Sunday evening we watched, "White Christmas" and I was, like. all verklempt!