Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Cookie Tradition

Maleah was very happy to take part in our cookie tradition! "YUMMMMM", she kept saying. What a blessing it is to have her here and enjoy all these "firsts" together. She definitely has the present thing figured out and will be all ready to celebrate her birthday in a couple of months. While we'd love to just freeze her in time for a bit .... it is just so much fun to see her blossom and grow. She has certainly acquired a sweet tooth since coming home! It is really hard to resist her precious requests for more "cookie". When you must that sweet voice ends and out comes sobbing like the world is coming to an end! It's difficult not to laugh.

At times it seems like it was yesterday we were in Chicago and our boys were this little. Now they are growing into young men and our lives are fuller and more blessed than we could ever have imagined. I figure by the time the girls are little ladies the next chapter will begin with the boys bringing my grandkids for cookie tradition. These years pass so quickly and lately I have been so challenged to reflect on if I'm making the most of this time. It's easy to become distracted by the cares of this world that can come in an rob us of our joy. How I want to embrace each season, trusting in my Savior. I have much room to grow in this area.


The Albertsons said...

I want some!
maybe I should do some post-Christmas baking...
I'm wrapping up some loose ends for work before the new year, and then I'll be sending you a long email update!

coffeemom said...

TOo cute! I want some! And bravo mama for doing this job! I made the dough and handed over to our girls because i hate the cutting and decorating part...boo me. Anyhow, TOO TOO cute pics! Gabe makes the exact same face as Maleah: squinchy nose and sparkling eyes and all...think they practiced together??
Merry Christmas to your beautiful family! Love M

Keva said...

Happy New Year!

I hope it is great one for you guys. Think and pray for you often.

Great pictures!

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Oh, you actually make pretty cookies. Gorgeous. Ours, not so much. Love the looks Maleah makes, and your girls look like twins in their cute pink outfits.

What a special mom you are!

Take care friend