Tradition is so important in my family. There is something so comforting in continuity. My kids have really grasped that concept; and I have learned how vital it is for each of us to feel connected that way. Making cookies for instance, it's so much more than that...it's the relationships, the smells, the warmth of the ovens baking, the sounds of Christmas music in the background. Life is so busy, and I am grateful to have been gifted this day to spend with my girls, and my dear mom. Priceless.
Sidenote...I had to laugh at my daughters "CELL PHONE"! Glued to her hip as always! And of course I couldn't leave out my best friend, Mr. Peppermint Mocha! :) Miss A is holding our traditional Christmas Mouse dessert. :)