Thursday, December 23, 2010

Frosting, and sprinkles and sugar....OH MY!

Cookies, cookies, and more cookies. Tuesday night we all gathered around the kitchen island for our annual sugar cookie cutting evening....Christmas trees, snowman, stars and bells....the cookie cutters scattered about, big and little hands taste testing the dough and flour falling like soft snow all around.....memories created, overdoes of laughter, messy hands and one tired mom. (and dad!) 

Phew.....step one done....60+ sugar cookie cut-outs baked and ready to be adorned.

Adorned we did last night. 

Frosting colored and pushed into decorating bags, pans laid out, sprinkles lined up....the troops were called in and the decorating in full swing. 

One, two, three.....we're off....

Faith figuring out how this thing works, intently creating a masterpiece.

Jeddy, all smiles.

Mom (who lives in an attached in-law apartment), joined in on the action. 

"Oh, I can't wait to eat this masterpiece!"

Luke, adding the star on top. 

And Ben, well, this just shows you are never too old for decorating cookies.....or look closely at his pan.....
never too old to have fun with the sprinkles. 

Frosting covered on the thankful for these Christmas moments.   The mess all worth it! 


Seth's creation.....not one of his finest. 

And Jed, his creativity with the stars. 

The finished product. 

As quickly as they came, they left.....and my dear, sweet, precious husband who appointed himself the clean-up crew.

Ahhh, life is good.

Enjoy each moment for they all count!

Today, we had a few extra children over for playdates. Somehow throughout the day those 60+ cookies dwindled down to about 15 or so....that's what happens when you have a house of growing boys mixed in with friends. (who are also growing boys!)

Mental note for next year.....hide the cookies. :)

Hoping you are making many special Christmas memories.

Much love,


A multi-dimensional life said...

Yes, Stacy, we are making many wonderful memories and ejoying every moment with family.
All the work is done and I can now slow down and enjoy the reason for the season!
Your family is precious and your smiles show the love you share!
Your mom is so cute...something so innocent about her sweet jubilant face, yet I'm sure she is wise and strong like you. Hope you were able to hide some cookies away! Merry Christmas!

babyrndeb said...

We did our yearly baking today too :) But I haven't blog about it yet - It will have to wait until after work tomorrow.
I am so glad you were up to continuing the tradition and even had extra guests.
Thankful for a happy time for you!!

Jenny said...

What sweet, precious, FUN memories made! Those cookies look delicious!

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

I can hear the laughter and feel the joy! Glad you were all able to create another special memory together. Faith is precious - oh goodness I just want to squeeze her. Guess I should make my way over to do it soon!!!

You are glowing and radiant with His joy - beautiful!

Love to all this Christmas! May it be filled with His peace, rest, joy, hope and love!

Hugs sweet friend,

Debbie said...

Oh this brings back such good memories...Glad you had such a fun, special time with your family. I know how sugar cookies and boys go together. I can remember especially when my boys were teenagers and they'd wait and wait and ask and ask..."mom, when are you going to make those sugar cookies?" And then of course I finally would and they would devour them in a single sitting. I got so I would DEFINITELY hide some in different places so we'd get more than a day or so, haha. Even now aa adults, they come right in and go right to the cookie containers and dig in...haha

Have a WONDERFUL Christmas with your family Stacy, and a new year full of His richest blessings.

Hugs, Debbie

Melissa said...

Stacy, your smile is radiant! Your children are so precious!! I pray you have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you so much for shirring your life and allowing the Lord to use you to draw me and so many others closer to Him! God Bless you!

Much Love in Christ,


Crown of Beauty said...

Oh Stacy this was so much fun to read.

I loved the pictures, the mess, the warmth, the smiles...

Comment on your mental note for next year, "Hide the cookies..." or

Make more cookies!

Thank you, dear new blog friend. I appreciate that our blog paths crossed. WIshing you a meaningful blessed Christmas.

Keeping you close,

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and this post is so charming. I can almost smell those cookies baking. What a wonderful tradition you are giving to the children.

Darlene said...

precious memories. precious pictures!

Anonymous said...

I have been following your journey for a while. I have been praying for you. My sister just had a double masectomy and now a complete hysterectomy. So I read her your blog and your have been such an inspiration for us. I hope you had a Merry Christmas. We live 30 miles north of Harrisburg, PA

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

How precious...oh my helpers are less this year, but we enjoyed decorating our gingerbread four year old and I. Just you wait on those teen years with all those boys!!! I know...I am now on my fourth teen boy...they will eat more than you can imagine...and you will enjoy every minute of it.
Thanks for sharing your joy...I am smiling with you!!

Catherine West said...

Wonderful images of life in full swing! Praying for your continued journey to complete wellness. Looking forward to great reports in 2011!

He & Me + 3 said...

What a fun time. I love all the decorated cookies. Oh so yummy I am sure. Love to see those precious smiles. YOur children are beautiful.