Friday, December 14, 2007

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...

I love this time of year! Note that it is still in the 70s and even 80s which does not make it feel like Christmas is coming at all. However, this is the time of year that my mom did most of her baking when we were growing up. She was always baking for people as a random act of kindness through out the year. At Christmas though, everyone got cookies...sometimes even her own kids. We always laugh about it because she was always baking for everyone else. We had to run and steal a cookie or two when they first came out of the oven if we were going to get a cookie. She was always worried about baking for everyone else. We always gave her a hard time about it and still do. Now that I'm married and have my own little family, my name has made it to "the list". I now get a big plate of cookies, while Chance (who still lives with mom) has to run and grab a hot one if he wants a cookie. My mom is like the most amazing woman in the world...and the best baker as well. The smell of freshly baked cookies always reminds me of Christmas!