Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Baking and the newest Mrs. Holmes!

First let me say, I soooo wish all of my Holmes girls were right here in the kitchen with us, but it was these three Mrs. Holmes that were able to come together today to do some Christmas baking. I thought it would be really fun to get Julia and Breana into the kitchen and making some tried and true cookie recipes that my boys, friends and family have enjoyed over the years. A little gift of Christmas cooking linens were brought out, and then let the baking begin!!We had some really great fun and lots of laughs as we first started with Chocolate chip cookies. As we were sharing and laughing the girls both pointed out "looks" and sayings that they see on their men, and the "my mom" isms that they have shared with their sweetie brides. I told a few stories on myself from cooking in a "newlywed" kitchen as well. On to Peanut Butter Kiss ....
Before
And after....we had fun trying Pretzel Rods with white chocolate and sprinkles...pretty funny!And add some brownies, and we put together plates to take to our family, neighbors and friends. The girls were very patient with me, and made me smile alot to know that they are in love with my boys, and that makes me very happy, and so excited to see what the years ahead bring as we start a new tradition together! Next year....Randi, Stephanie and Heidi...we are looking forward to you joining us! I love my girls! All 5 of you!

17 comments:

charlie and carolyn said...

oh how tasty those cookies look!
looks like you girls had a fun time

Marie said...

How wonderful Sheryl!!! I so wish that I could have this experience with my daughter's in law! It looks like so much fun and what a wonderful way to create special bonds with those girls your son's have chosen to love and share their lives with!

Ashley said...

How fun! I need to get on my cookie plates, but the problem is that I don't have any traditional Christmas recipes yet! I'm working on finding some.

Heidi said...

how fun... I wish I was there with you! thanks for sharing the experience. I am looking forward to next year!!!

Todd Family said...

YUM! That looks soooo good!! It's nice seeing pics of Julia up since I haven't talked to her since I lost her phone number! Tell her Hello for me and if she wants to...CALL ME! :)

Kim (Davis) Loudon said...

YUM! I still need your tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipe. Those were SERIOUSLY AMAZING! You have some VERY LUCKY daughters in law!

Mike and Dejah Morris said...

How fun! I'll have to get Karen to do that too. :)

Brendon and Stephanie said...

What a fun day! This is such a cute post. All those goodies look delicious and the talks & laughs sound like a blast.

After experiencing just a few weeks of true winter here in Missouri, I've told Brendon I'm ready....to move to California ;) The cold wind BITES!

Grammy Staffy said...

Yummy yummy yummy

Can I come over for some of those cookies???

They look soooo good. I should not have read this post of fast Sunday afternoon....ha ha

I am glad that you had such a nice time with your girls.

Emily said...

Those cookies look so yummy! What a special time you all had, I hope I get an amazing Mother-in-law too some day!

jeanine said...

You are such an awesome mother in law! Those girls are lucky to have you!!!

Katie said...

Those girls are so lucky to have married into the Holmes family. I would love to have that kind of relationship with my MIL and SIL.

very yummy fun.

Sundbergs said...

Very fun I think that is so awesome you did that with your daughter in laws. Everything looks great.

sgoudy said...

What a Great Tradition to start! Your Daughter Inlaws look like sisters!!

Emily said...

Sounds perfect! Baking makes me happy as it is, but to throw some peanut butter kiss cookies and family into the mix, just sounds perfect!

Christensen Family said...

That looks like so much fun! What a neat and fun tradition to have. Congrats on having a new grandchild soon! I bet you are a wonderful grandmother!

Katherine said...

What a fun tradition! Julia had a great time.