Sunday, December 12, 2010

Catching Up on the Way Behind

How's that for a catchy title? I need to back up a few days. ANNOUNCEMENT!!! My great blog friend, Kurt aka KrippledWarrior at Some Things I Have Learned is the winner of my giveaway. Congratulations Kurt. So glad you won. He was notified last week, I just hadn't posted it yet.

My daughter and I baked about 15 dozen cookies. Yes, you read that right. 15 dozen. Why so many? My annual cookie exchange was Saturday. I needed six dozen for the exchange. A couple people had to back out at the last minute so I wanted to contribute an extra six dozen. We made Snickerdoodles and Walnut-Maple Drops for the exchange. We also made chocolate chip to eat. Yeah. We're crazy like that.

The cookie exchange was a great success. Seven of my closest friends came over. We shared laughs. Played Christmas trivia. Answered Christmas song questions. They won gift baskets. One lucky person won the cookie jar. We ate appetizers. We drank mulled apple cider. We played the Dirty Santa Gift Exchange. It was a lot of fun.

I was so busy hosting, I didn't take a single picture. Not one! Ugh.

Today was to be cookie baking day with the grand-boy. He wants to make chocolate crinkle cookies. But the weather turned crazy. Yesterday it was in the mid-40s and raining. Today it barely reached 20. It snowed. And snowed. Then it snowed some more. On top of that the wind was kicking. Not a very pleasant day. Definitely a day for staying indoors. Baking cookies with the grand-boy is rescheduled for next weekend.

Now my way behind is caught up with the rest of me. Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting. Have a fabulous week.

Peace and Joy,

Galatians 4:4-5 (NKJV) 4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.


Mari said...

Congrats to Kurt! It's snowing here too and the wind is howling. i have to go to work tomorrow and can't say I'm looking forward to the drive!

Jen said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!! :) And it sounds like you know how to throw one heck of a party!

Joyce said...

I haven't even begun my baking yet. It's just hubs and I home right now so we don't want to be eating everything we make! My youngest will be home on Wednesday and she loves to bake so I'm sure she and I will be busy in the kitchen! Enjoy your week-I love a cookie exchange. Yours sounds like lots of fun!

H-Mama said...

Oh no... not one picture? You are one busy mama! :) Sounds like so much fun!