Twenty-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, 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.
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!