Sunday, December 28, 2014

Snips of our Christmas

Here we are...
after another blessed and wonderful Christmas, full of love and cheer and happy.

Not long now until we all can jump-start right into a brand, spanking new year.

But before we get into that NEW YEAR, I'd like to share a bit of our 
family time during Christmas season.

I know a lot of you didn't have time to share as much of your CHRISTMAS
as you would have liked, so PLEASE, do share with us all. 
5 of our beautiful grandgirls and I had a 

We gathered up all the ingredients we could think of...
sugar cookies, iced
peanut butter blossoms
rolo pretzels

Deeds and big sis, Brynna,
rolling and cutting and being serious about the whole thing.
These two beauties belong to our daughter, STACY LEIGH.

I mean, we had flour flying..
cookie cutters cutting...
and Christmas music flowing all around.

"O, what fun we had"

This butter/sugar cookie recipe is really great tasting and
these girls  made some awesomely cute cookies, too.

As a matter of fact, I think they outdid themselves...
here's just a few of their masterpieces....
and notice the little angel with her little pink tongue hanging out on the side..hahhaa..
gotta love it.

Laughin' and lovin' and being together has GOT to be
one of the TOP BLESSINGS of all time..!!

Just about this time...3 more beautiful grands arrived,
shirt sleeves rolled up and ready to go....

Grandad, aka, Mr. Sweet, was standing by with the camera..
I saw him snitch a cookie or two while he was at it....

on the left...

she's 21 and such a beauty.
I was so glad she came along for the fun.

Some of our pictures are better than others....

but every single one of them is precious to me.

This is BAILEY, with that cute smile.....Chef Santa watching to make sure we are
doing it right...


What a cutie pie...

 ....all cutie pies....
♥ ♥ ♥

Our Andrea, making the best
ANDREA, BAILEY and LACEY belong to our son, DAVID KEITH.
They have 2 more girls....JESSICA and COURTNEY...they couldn't be with us 
for this cookie making marathon. 

Jessica is the mother of CATE, THE GREAT

so much fun
Yummy....these were so so good...
with a glass of icy cold milk or a cup of hot tea, they were fabulous. this time, we were ALL worn out and ready to call it

We had a lot of cookies....
but a WHOLE lot more fun....



  1. BJ, That is cookies made by cuties. I love it. You are right our time with the children is a wonderfully precious thing. Blessings to all. xoxo,Susie

  2. I cherish my time with my children and grandchildren, they are such fun to watch grow up. You look like a Pro with all your little chefs. So much fun and those cookies looks so good. Great job and Happy New Year!

  3. What a blessing! Enjoy the week ahead my friend! Hugs, Diane

  4. What a wonderful tradition you have with these girls.

  5. So sweet! I remember one year my MIL came to visit for Christmas after my FIL passed away, she and the girls decided to make cookies together. Mark and I were told to go out and have fun for the day (or finish our shopping). We called home SEVERAL hours later to be told not to come home yet. Found out later that the kitchen looked like it had snowed indoors! LOL Great memories.

  6. Sweet memories. You are such a fun Grammy.

  7. Just wanted to pop in my dear friend and wish you a GREAT birthday come Wednesday..I miss you and love ya girl..from my mountain to yours many Blessings..hugs gloria

  8. Awww... what sweet memories all of you must have :) It looks like each one of you had a wonderful time and the cookies look divine! Hugs to you!

  9. Just doesn't get any better than THIS!!!!

  10. Your Bake-A-Thon looks like "fun fantastic!"
    I would love a bunch of girl grands around to bake cookies!
    I might have to make some plans and get a bigger kitchen . . .
    Any cookies left?

  11. oh, that looks like so much fun..... you guys are all so cute

  12. Hi BJ I reckon you'd be an awesome cool Grand .... now what would you call yourself ma, mother, Granny?!! Or are you just Bjannie?! What fun you all had at your Christmas bake off, lovely to have such memories.
    Have a wonderful 2014
    Wren x

  13. Oh what a fun time with the girls! I know your heart was happy spending the day with your loves! Have a blessed day dear B.J. HUGS!

  14. I love those cookies, true masterpieces to eat !!!

  15. It doesn't get any better than baking with the grands and having a wonderful time together. Someone else blogged about baking with grands and pointed out one of them texting while working away and I noticed one of your gals on her phone. :-) The difference in generations, I ignore the phone when the flour and baking pans are out!
    Thanks for sharing your cookie baking bee at Mosaic Monday BJ.
    Best wishes for 2015!

  16. Oh bj, I just am smiling at this cute and happy post of you baking with your grand girls! What fun baking and making lots of cookie love. Nothing can beat those precious memories! Thanks for sharing those lovely pictures with us.

  17. What a wonderful way to spend Christmas eve baking cookies with your granddaughters. They did a good job. The cookies look delicious. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures and memories with us. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  18. I see lots of cute cookies and cute cookie bakers in these pretty pictures! Have a great week and Happy New Year to you!!

  19. What a beautiful family doing sweet things together during a wonderful time of year. I enjoyed looking at your photos very much. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!

  20. amazing cookies,
    lovely family occasion,
    bless you all.
    way to go, Andrea.

  21. This looks like a lot of fun, BJ! So glad you had a great Christmas with he grands!


    Sheila :-)

  22. You are so blessed bj. Looks like you were in the big middle of it and having the most fun.
    Happy Birthday and hope your new year will be blessed.
    Audrey Z.

  23. Be~You~fitful and what great memories. Hope you are resting up for your BIG birthday celebration <;) already got my birthday hat on~~~~~

  24. Cookie baking with family is one of my all time favorite things to do for Christmas. Oh what fun!

  25. We didn't bake Christmas cookies this year. But, we had lots of pies and fudge.
    I believe Christmas cookies will be on the menu again next Christmas.
    Looks like your family had loads of fun!!

    Happy New Year xoxo

  26. What a fun time you had with your granddaughters baking up a storm. You are blessed indeed! Happy New Year to you and yours. Pam

  27. What a wonderful sharing of something I do so miss! Happy New Year!

  28. What a fun time baking cookies with your grandchildren! The cookies all looked delicious too! Happy Birthday and I wish you and your family a very happy, healthy New Year!

  29. What beauties!! They will remember these days forever - Lucky you that they are all so close to you! Happy New Year!

  30. That is what it is all about. So nice you and family have such a bond and enjoy doing together. So many are less fortunate. You are a very blessed lady that does things the right way.

  31. Hello Maam Bj,

    You're so blessed with 5 wonderful grandchildren playing & working with you in the kitchen, it is priceless.

    Wishing you all the best in 2015.


  32. much love is shown here,
    delicious blue and tasty cookies.

  33. BJ,
    I L O V E this Christmas Eve Tradition. . .cookie baking!!!
    Those smile around the kitchen. . .priceless!!!
    I think "Mr. Sweet" deserves another cookie or two for taking photos. . .
    memories in the making while all of you were baking, I'd say!!!

  34. Oh what precious memories. You have a beautiful phamily. Those cookies look delightful. One of the best memories I have had was my niece Chelsea coming over (she lives in Oregon) and "trying" to make some sLOVEnian goodies with me. I gave her several sLOVEnian cookbooks too. It was a delightful time. Happy New Year to you and yours. You have way too much fun! I'm coming over.......

  35. Lovely gals and yumdelish looking goodies too. Happy New Year to you! I wanted to reach out to each of you, and say thank you for giving me such a beautiful friendship across many miles. It has been a difficult month for me. If I sit to use the desktop, within a minute, or two the nerve compression pain begins. If I lie down, and prop up my laptop, which is very slow to run, as I am doing now, I have pain relief. Thus said, I am going to copy and paste this message to you wonderful people who encourage me to keep moving forward in this amazing blog world, otherwise, I would not be able to greet each of you at this time. I cannot tell you enough, what having you as friends has done for me...just wonderful blessings! Hugs from afar~ Mary

  36. Hi BJ,

    I'm sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday, but then I missed my son's day too! Sorry that it took me so long to comment, but I’m home from the hospital now and using a new laptop.

    Thanks for your good wishes.

    Happy Blue Monday!


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xo bj