On the first Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday, we (women folk) bake all our cookies. This also rotates between our three houses. It's a silly time for all us girls and I enjoy it so much. It is not often I can get my daughter and daughter-in-law together. With Christel being from the Phillipines, she always brings special recipes too. We giggle, get flour everywhere and just plain have fun. No one is allowed unless they are a girl. And, for Allison, my granddaughter .... hopefully this will become someday part of her holiday traditions.
I have a secret wish ....
Wouldn't it be special if I could have all the women of this family under one roof!!! It only happened once and then I had no granddaughters yet. When I lived in Texas, I did get my daughter that lives here in Iowa to come down for the holidays after she first married. It is one of my most cherished memories ..... and my son ... who was seventeen at the time joined us!!!!!
Maybe one of these holidays I will have all three of my children and all my grandchildren together. And there would be an EXCEPTION because I'd want everyone in the kitchen. All the men, all the women and all the GRANDBABIES. Who care about the mess ....
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Also, a special thanks goes out to Karen Diamond of Karen Diamond Designs. Many of the elements of this freebie came from her mini-kit called "cupcake heaven" blogtrain. Isn't her elements just adorable and soooooo cute. I especially like the mixing bowl. You can find her at: http://karendiamonddesigns.com. Do stop by for a visit. You won't regret it at all. I just love it!!!!