Dec 18, 2009


That is our assignment this week, to share holiday traditions. I love traditions and my son, Kyle, is hooked on them. This Sunday begins a whole week of special family traditions. Starting with the entire family meeting on Sunday afternoon to made cookies for Christmas. Everyone comes, sons and daughters, grandchildren, husbands, wives. It is our start of a week of festivities. All kinds of cookies are made, but the most fun are the individual sugar cookies that each person makes. Anything can be made and it has. It is a night of just fun and loving on each other. So it begins . . .

I have taken a few more pictures of Christmas tree pins. I hope to show you more before Christmas, if I can. I am more than half way done on my gift wrapping. Just 2 gifts left to buy and the table has not been set yet for the week. I have to get in gear. I am trying to do all this while following doctor's orders of NO STRESS! For those of you who might not have heard, Andrew went to be with the Lord. Please pray for that family. The despair and sorrow, must be unbearable during the holidays!

God bless you my friends, Martha


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a wonderful tradition and what fun for the whole family!
Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday. Merry Christmas!

Christmas blessings,

Just Me said...

Thank you for sharing your holiday tradition with us Pink gals. I bet your home is full of excitement as the kids and grandkids come streaming in to take part in the holiday baking. I bet some yummy smells come out of your kitchen! Thank you for sharing your holiday pins as well. So beautiful. Merry Christmas dear Martha and please don't stress during this holiday season. Hugs and glitter, Patti

CC said...

You families cookie making sounds like such great fun. My heartfelt sympathies go out to Andrew's family.
Merry Christmas..may it be a blessed one..

Bettyann said...

Thanks for sharing your family traditions..Yes I heard about Andrew, I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child...please take care of yourself...Merry Christmas..

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Thank you Martha for sharing your holiday tradition sweetie. Happy Pink Saturday.

Aren't sugar cookies just the best? I love it because it can be anything we want. No rules. One of the fun things about being the baker.

Have a beautiful day sweetie. Thank you again for sharing. Everything here looks so festive.
Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you also.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Martha. Your nite of cookie baking and making sounds like a lot of fun. Love all the Christmas tree pins. So pretty. Have a great week of festive fun. I've been over to give my condolences to Andrew's family. His mom left such a beautiful message about his departure from this earth -- hundreds have been there to leave well wishes. Absolutely amazing how others reach out in time of need. Blessings to yo and yours Dear Martha! Don't stress about anything. xoxoxo Tammy

Kelly said...

I love traditions! I also love hearing about others' traditions, thank you for sharing xxxx

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The Quintessential Magpie said...

Martha, I love traditions, too, and I enjoyed hearing about your cookie baking. It sounds like you all are going to have a lot of fun!

Happy Pink Saturday!


Sheila :-)

P.S. I heard and prayed.

storyteller said...

Thanks for sharing your holiday traditions and Happy Pink Saturday. Mine's at at Happily Retired Gal ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Its So Very Cheri said...

How fun ..
We have friends that rent ovens and make their garage a cooking and decorating station and do it as a family.
I have had so many Google problems-and it isn't over-Google has no idea how to solve the problem.
Sorry I haven't been by much-I decided after weeks and weeks of non-stop Google issues, I am throwing my hands up and making much needed visits.
I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and hope you can come by for a visit. I will continue posting, even if it doesn't show up in the Reader.

Pam said...

A week of Holiday fun sounds great. I love your Christmas tree pins. Hope to see more.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Char said...

Oh that sounds like so much fun, all working together and enjoying each others company. I love that. My daughter and I used to bake cookies together every year, but since the twins were born and are only 2, it's impossible right now. I hope we can continue when they are older, have fun and thanks for the lovely post, Happy Pink Saturday and Merry Christmas, see you in 2010, Char

Susan said...

Hi Martha....Lovely pins, lovely post. Traditions are wonderful, aren't they? We do many, many gingerbread houses here. Also, tons of cookies but not eating them is hard! Take care and remember, NO STRESS. Sincerely, Susan from

Regina said...

Beautiful! Hello Martha. Merry Christmas
and Happy PS. Enjoy the holiday season.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday & Merry Christmas

Terri said...

Many blessings to Andrews family. My heart goes out to them!
I hope you are having a wonderful time baking with your family! We make sugar cookies too!
I posted the recipe for our all time favorite cookie on my blog. You might like it.
Take good care of yourself : )

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

I loved hearing about your family traditions.
We do the same with baking ~ we have made Christmas cookies and gingerbread men and I will make some fruit mince tarts.
My thoughts go out to Andrews family, may they find comfort.

Have a wonderful week with the family.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing your traditions. It amazes me how many of our boys love their traditions! I read your profile and I am a grandmother whose heart aches for her grandchildren! Enjoyed the visit and I will be back we share so many of the same interests. Blessings Meg