Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Diaries Day 19: COOKIES!

Okay, so I skipped day 18. I'm getting burned out on this whole "Christmas Diaries" thing!!

Today I headed over to my mother-in-law's house at around 11. I spent the day there baking and decorating TONS of cookies with my mother-in-law, Patty, and two sisters-in-law, Maria and Diana. I believe we worked for about five hours in all, with a short break for lunch. We made peanut blossoms, snickerdoodles, tons of sugar cookies, and Patty made some shortbread at the end of the day which was AMAZING.

We naturally spent most of the time decorating our sugar cookies. I think we did a pretty good job, if I do say so myself ;-)

Here are Diana and Maria decorating away...and you can see Patty in the background cleaning up our huge mess :-)
I can't remember how many cookies we decorated in all, but it was a lot!!
I think our favorite things to decorate were the gingerbread people.
Diana just had to have surgery on her ankle, so she made a little gingerbread person with a cast, plus a doctor to go with it...too cute!
And then I made this little gingerbread man and Di made this gingerbread woman, and we just thought they looked like a gingerbread couple :-)
"Not my gumdrop buttons!" (If you've seen Shrek, that should make sense :-P) Maria made these
I really liked this ornament made by Maria
I think my favorite one that I made was my "W" stocking
It was a lot of fun!!!
And I even got to open a Christmas present early from Di, because it is something I can only use at Christmastime. I'll share more about that later this week :-)

And tomorrow is the big Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert! So on Monday I should have LOTS of pictures to share from that. Can't wait!!

Oh, and did I mention MAX is coming to stay with me for a few days starting TOMORROW?!?! I'm sooo excited! :-D


  1. Wow Jessica! Those look AWESOME! Great job!

  2. Those cookies are all so cute!!

  3. OH the cooks look great! Yummy too!!!!

  4. The gingerbread cookies are absolutely adorable!!! :)

    Have fun at the concert!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE TSO but I've never seen them in concert. Hope you have a WONDERFUL time!!


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