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We Always Make Cookies

In Mommyhood

Last year, during a small group, we talked about traditions.  As I thought about it, I couldn’t think of anything that was specific to our family and that made me a little sad.  It also made me determined to start at least one!  We were then directed to think about them less as “traditions” and more of “we always…” statements.  Then I got to thinking about what I could do that would be very specific to me and my boys.  What will they remember years from now, tell their kids about, and possibly carry on.

So what I came up with was cookies.  For every holiday, we make cookies in fun shapes, decorate them, and enjoy!  It’s pretty ironic too since my mother never fails to recall this one story of when I was younger and I told her that I was going to be a “real mom” and make cookies for my kids.  *facepalm* I mean, come on…I promise I wasn’t always that awful!

I finally found a recipe that I didn’t have to completely make from scratch and works so well.  The first time I tried it, my ghosts turned out a little portly and my pumpkins looked like blobs.  *facepalm #2* Then I didn’t do it for Thanksgiving or Christmas.  *ugh…#3*  Anyway, once I got my hands on this glorious Betty Crocker mix (with a specific recipe for cutout cookies), I want to make them all the time!  They’re super easy to make and a big hit with Gav.  I definitely look forward to when Ro can join in and all of the cookies and memories we’ll make over the years!

XO, Kelly

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A New Christmas Tradition

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I love traditions.  We don’t really have that many in our family and I’ve been wanting to come up with a few, inexpensive ones.  This is one that my mom decided she wanted to do with the boys and I love it!  This year it’s just Mr. G partaking in the Gingerbread house building/decorating fun, but RC will be joining in soon enough.  
We had to make our own icing, whipping egg white by hand with a fork is no joke.  It was everywhere!  We were sticky, powdered sugar and sprinkles on the table and floor, but it was a lot of fun!  As for the taste test, this particular kit is not adult approved but it is definitely kid approved.  I’m so excited to do this again next year, but maybe with a different kit.
XO, Kelly

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