For about 6 years now I have been hosting a cookie exchange. I try to get at least about a dozen ladies together to each bring a different cookie and we swap. So nice because there is less baking for me to do. Before I did this I used to get together with my Grandma and cousins. Now since my cousins abandoned me and moved to Arizona, I started a new tradition. Although I am working on transferring those videos of our cookie parties to digital (so watch out Liz - you may just pop over here and see yourself in all your cookie making glory :0 )So once the girls got together, we had to laugh when we realized how many of us were bloggers. So you know what the conversation was like. Way over Traci and Kim's heads. So if some of you are lurking and wondering who these lovely bloggers are there is Lori, Jenn, and KCHo, Ho, Ho looking so festive is Shaunda And Rachel stopped by too! She wasn't able to participate, but dropped in to say Hi! Her little guy is in the Hospital and has been for the last week. He now is going to have surgery and will be hospitalized for a few weeks. She has 3 other kids and the hospital is quite a distance. If you want to see what is going on with them, click on her name. Please send prayers her way. Her family is in need of all they can get!!
So my family was happy that we have a house full of treats. We are loaded with Ginger molasses cookies, Snicker doodles and sugar cookies that I made and also Monster cookies. gingersnaps, chocolate noodles, m&m cookies, chocolate peppermint, peanut butter kisses, spritz cookies, peanut butter cookies. Yum, yum. My dad informed me that grandma made her pecan tarts so I am gonna have to stop by and load up on those too. Oh and me and the girls are gonna have exercise time each day so we will either be doing yoga or dancing with the stars. I just got back into my old size clothes (a little over 3 years later) I love me some Christmas cookies, but I can't let them get the best of me. Oh going to the dentist next week too!