"What one can see out in the sunlight is always less interesting than what is behind a windowpane."

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Baking Christmas Cookies

Christmas carols playing on the radio and a warm kitchen filled with the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Eager little hands ready to help.

Oatmeal cookies, mint-chocolate-chip cookies, Ted's favorite peanut-butter cookies topped with candy kisses, gingerbread cookies made with Butterscotch pudding, and Butterfinger bars. That's about enough for today.

Three hours later and a kitchen sink piled high with dishes.

God Bless Us, Everyone.


  1. haha, love the pic of you! kids look like they're loving every minute :)

  2. Wow that is a whole lot of baking for one day.. what a good mommy you are! Hugs, Diane

  3. What fun. I'm looking forward to baking with my girls when life settles down.

  4. Oh, making Christmas memories with the kids, priceless! Love it!


  5. Oh Jill I need to come over and get warm by your fireplace, and have some cookies and coffee with you too! Our furnace is broken!! It's cold but my blankey's are keeping me warm!! You sure are one busy elf!! Love the pic of you!! LOL XO Aunt Frannie.

  6. Girrrrrrrl!! You crack me up! I can almost smell those cookies way over here on this side of PA! The kiddos look like they had a great time.

  7. Wow. Those kids are growing so fast. Every pic I see they look taller. Great post! I feel like I was there. Happy Holidays. Patsye

  8. heehee. love seeing your little ones in the kitchen with you. and I miss having my little ones in my kitchen. It goes so fast, what a wonderful memory you have created with them.

  9. Poor cute little mama. Your kids look happy helping you.

  10. Thank you so much for my card!I'm hoping I can find your address.You started me on ATCs Jill-Thank you-I have a bulletin board full of them now from all over the country.It looks so pretty with light shinning on it.Merry Christmas!

  11. I had to smile at you in your hospital gown...Ha...did you need to go to the emergency ward after baking? Don't kids and Christmas just happily wear you out?

    Went way back on your blog. Hmmm, where do I start? The Christmas stockings of the kids! I love that idea! The fact you made Christmas simple this year is wonderful. Thanks for the vintage images, I snapped the elves up for sure. I'll leave frosty with you!

    Merry Christmas, thanks for the cute vintage postcard! Cheers to us in 2012! Grandbaby is a boy...just found out! Yipppeee!

  12. I bet you all had fun eating those too! What a grand selection you had and the memories are priceless.