Monday, December 10, 2007
We left for Mason Saturday morning for our annual Cookie Day. This is my Aunt Julie's House (my Mom's sister). We have had this family tradition since I was pretty little. We all get together a bit before X-Mas and decorate TONS of the most delicious sugar cookies(baked by my Uncle Dan!) The deal is that even the "Guys" have to do some. They usually resort to assembly line work with quickly icing and then using the same color sprinkle on all of them. The little kids are the best. Teagen frosted, sprinkled and then ate the cookies she worked on. This is good concidering her constant finger-licking throughout the whole process. Summer was very creative with hers and used lots of color. My Aunt Linda has always provided the sugar sprinkles in a rainbow of colors. She found them bulk years ago and bought a TON, but our supply is dwindling and we have not found a source for similar sugars. They are BIG (as far as sugars go) and BRIGHT. This, and of course the taste, is what sets our cookies apart.
After cookies, we ate tacos that Julie made and had brownies my Gramma made for desert ( like we needed desert, but at least we didn't eat MORE cookies!) The kids got some GREAT books for gifts and I recieved a beautiful piece of wall art made by my Gramma(picture later) and a fun tree Peacock from my Aunt Linda that I think will be living in my studio after the holiday. We all had a great time. The kids love seeing their big cousins (Summer chattered about them the whole way home) I have more reading material sent by Julie,and Jason got some special cookies from Gramma, just for him. Our drive was easy and even fun. Lots of talking and listening to X-Mas music. Cookie Day is our Holiday kick-off. I can see now that at the Schultz House, Christmas is HERE!!