Friday, December 18, 2009

its's so much more than just's going back to memories of my childhood. i can remember sitting closely by my mom as she would decide on which christmas cookies were going to be made. once the planning had taken place, i remember seeing the ingredients piled up in the pantry and cookie tins waiting to be filled. afternoons coming home from school seeing all the cookies cooling on the racks or as I went to bed, listening to the timer go off as mom was finishing the last batch. i grew up tasting and knowing that there was a whole lot of love in every single cookie. she would plate these up so beautifully and deliver them to neighbors and friends. all the recipients loved receiving these yummy treats...

i learned that even though you can always have your favorites like chocolate crinkles, (i have never been able to duplicate these quite like moms) it's really fun to try out at least a couple new recipes. i also learned to always add a little variety to your cookie list because it just wouldn't be right if you ended up with everything being chocolate. (secretly most people wouldn't mind that tho)

many years ago i started having a cookie swap with my sisters, neighbors, and friends and it has turned into a annual event. it has evolved over the years into so much more than trading cookies. we share an evening filled with love, and laughter. i never realized when it started what it would really turn into. i hope this season you are making memories and traditions that will go on and bring you joy for many years to come. i think of christmases past and what will be in store this year. more memories are being made. on my cookie night i am always reminded of how things change, each year it's a little different, friends move on and away, but the love always remains in my heart, the memories stay with you and always will.

i suppose this is just one another area when i am just down right sentimental. i remember the familiar smells and knowing exactly how a cookie is going to taste even though it's been a year since I may have had it last.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dee for some reason i was feeling drawn to your previous pages makes me feel like i am still there immersed in the love and the chaos..sharing and making memories with my good friends. I hope as you said in this one, that you always have the love in your heart of the past years and the memories are revisited as each year passes..xxxooo