A Christmas Tradition

Traditional Christmas CookiesTwenty-nine years ago, during our first Christmas holiday together, my wife and I  (she may say just I) decided to make Christmas cookies.  We (I would say she) also decided to keep her tradition of hosting a Christmas party.  Both have been Christmas traditions in our family ever since.

Last weekend, two of our nieces came over to help frost the dozens and dozens of traditional Christmas cookies my wife had baked.  Incidentally, these are the same two nieces which helped us frost our first cookies twenty-nine years earlier when they were teenagers.  Today, these nieces have families of their own whom came along. Everyone pitched right in to frost the cookies.

My niece, Shannon (as you can see is very shy), brought her daughter and husband.  Eric frosted cookies even with the NFL Redzone Channel on the HDTV in the next room. That is dedication! Theresa was the artist of the group. She made lovely masterpieces from the colorful bowls of frosting.

My niece Shannon with her daughter, Theresa, and husband, Eric, frosting Christmas cookies.

My niece Shannon with her daughter, Theresa, and husband, Eric, frosting Christmas cookies.

My niece, Jodi, brought along her two little helpers whom you have seen on this blog a few times.  While I am certain more cookies were consumed than frosted by the pair, their help was just as much appreciated.

My niece, Jodi, and her two boys who dug right into their cookie frosting tasks.

My niece, Jodi, and her two boys who dug right into their cookie frosting tasks.

They were all so nice to help out.  We got the task done in record time this year.  Good thing as the other tradition, the Party, is this weekend!

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7 Responses to A Christmas Tradition

  1. kanniduba says:

    Awesome!!! Enjoy your party this weekend! It is my sister’s turn to host the party this year, so I’m free to make a mess in my kitchen this weekend….cookies and candy as usual, and this year The Boy wants to make a gingerbread house. :)
    Blessings to you and yours Scott.

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  2. Jodi says:

    Uncle Scott… you forgot Jim! He was in the same room with you and the NFL Redzone Channel on the HDTV in the next room! LOL!!! :) We all had a blast and thought it was so funny that we had done it with you that 1st year. I remember how nervous you and Aunt Merrie were that Shannon and I were laughing and dancing to music videos on Mtv (do they even show videos anymore?!?!) and being so loud you 2 thought you would get kicked out of the apartment! :) Glad we could help since we will once again be helping eat the cookies at the party! Love the pic of the boys and Shannon, you captured their personalities in a click! XOXO Jodi

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    • I didn’t get a photo of Jim routing on his Cowboys who did end up winning the game he was watching. Will have to get one of him this weekend. Dress him up in a festive Christmas outfit. ;)

      Oh, my, I do recall that first frosting session with you and Shannon. But we survived even if MTV hasn’t. LOL

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  3. Lovely and amusing family post :) The cookies look gorgeous ! I simply love the colourful fingers of one of the little boys. Thanks for sharing Scott and have a great Party !

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  4. Giiid says:

    This looks and sounds so very cozy.

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  5. Karma says:

    Very cute pictures and a really nice sounding tradition!

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