My Christmas Run Down

Wow, I am just now settling down to catch a breath after a busy Christmas. My daughter came in on Monday and left today. We did a lot of cooking and baking.

A few weeks ago I found this little cookie cutter at a thrift store. It was still in the box and had a sugar cookie recipe attached.

Since I was looking for a good sugar cookie recipe, I was tickled to find this little charm. Face it, we all need cookie cutters in the house. Could you imagine how happy the world would be if everyone baked cookies at the same time? Think about that.

We wanted to make colorful Christmas cookies like you see in pictures. I have never been good at making homemade icing, much less, cookie icing. 
After searching around on Pinterest, we found the perfect cookie icing and began mixing. After a couple hours, we had a batch of cookies. We boxed them up and handed them out to neighbors. Don’t worry, we kept a small batch. 

The cookies were easy to make and the icing was easy to make. Applying the icing to the cookies was another story. I do not think I want to ever frost a cookie again in my life. We had a bigger mess than a kindergarten class on craft day.

We also made sausage balls for breakfast. I made them this time using pimiento cheese instead of the usual sharp shredded cheese. They were delicious. 

Christmas Eve we headed to my Mom and Dads for family time, food and more sweets. Mom always makes a fruit cake. It is a favorite and we all make sure to take a piece home when we leave. I mean, just look at all that fruit and nut goodness.

My daughter and I wore matching pajamas to mom and dads Christmas eve and made everyone laugh. 

It was fun and it just sorta gave us that childhood feeling again. 

Christmas morning, we enjoyed watching our girl open her gifts. It’s just like when she was little. She will run down the hall and into the living room to see what Santa brought. He was able to get everything on her list this year. I will miss Christmas mornings like this when she gets married one day and starts her own family and traditions. Until them, I will suck up ever moment. Did I mention shes 28? 

Now It’s the day after Christmas. Our daughter has already left to go back to her uptown apartment and we spent the evening taking down the Christmas tree and all the decorations.We are quick to do this so we can get the house back in order in time for our New Years feast we prepare each year for all the family.

Do you take your Christmas decorations down early or leave them up until January?


  1. sounds like you had a wonderful christmas with your daughter. loved your pj.'s so sweet you wore matching ones to the family dinner.

  2. Sounds like a happy Christmas.
    I enjoy making sugar cookies with icing. I too make a mess and have icing all over the place! : )

    Love you PJ's.

    I try very hard to keep the decorations up till Jan 1 but usually end up taking them down before then.

  3. Oh the fun I know you all had! You two look so cute in your pajamas! She is a beauty like her mama! I will most probably take our decorations down tomorrow.

  4. What fun. I agree about the Christmas cookies:)

  5. It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas and you two look so adorable in the pjs. I hate taking down the decorations so soon after Christmas. I plan to leave mine up until after January for the first time in years!

  6. I always get a kick out of your relationship with your daughter. Good stuff. Y'all are pretty cute too. ;-)
    Amazing you cna control your weight with your ability in the kitchen. NICE!
    LOve from Florida,
    Sherry & jack