Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays

Decorating cut out sugar cookies is a much loved family tradition
that stems back to my husband's childhood.

We use his mother's now antique cookie cutters and her recipe,
as we have for over 40 years,
and we have a marvelous time!

Maggie, now two, is enjoying this festivity too!

This is the first year that Charlie,4, has really gotten into it:
sifting the confectioner's sugar for the icing
and helping to measure and add all of the icing ingredients
as I attempt to whip them to utter perfection.
Of course, he loved checking the decorative sugars,
just to make sure they were ok for the rest of us to consume!

This past Sunday, we went with the kids to visit Santa.
There was a little time to kill while we patiently waited our turn:

Maggie loves watching and doing all her big brother does.

We rode the little train around Santa's village,
and Maggie was totally mesmerized.
Oh the wonder of this time of year through the eyes of
a two-year-old!

Wishing you all the best for a joyous holiday season,
and a happy and healthy 2015!



Karen Rips said...

Merry Christmas Judy, I love Maggie's hat

Carol said...

Dear Judy, your card arrived today, thank you. My tree is not up, my cards not written ... Not sure what my excuse is but I have wrapped presents for the little kids. How lovely to see Charlie and Maggie having such a great time. The cookies look yummy. Love and best wishes to you and Craig and your beautiful family xxooxx

Anonymous said...

Love your Xmas blog. Everyone looks so happy and healthy. Have a great one! xxoo Carol

Merrilee Tieche said...

Love the pure joy on those little faces! Treasure every moment of that - they'll be grown before you know it!

Ginny Huber said...

Aw! Looks like a lovely family Christmas, Judy! Those children are delectable..glad they are starting to join in the makings of your family traditions.xx

Jeannie said...

Christmas Greetings to you and your's. Thank you for sharing another trip around the sun with me. I love reading about the Grand Cherubs and you always inspire me to get busy and create. Thank you my friend for being you. xoxo

Gerrie said...

Loved this. Those kids are precious and you are so blessed to have them so close. Happy Christmas to all of you.

Maggi said...

Such lovely photos, thank you for including us in your joy. Have a lovely Christmas and a happy and healthy 2015.

Beverly said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Judy, and may the New Year bring peace and joy!