|The cute little tree I found on bookoo!|
To quote from How the Grinch Stole Christmas: "But this... this sound wasn't sad. Why... this sound sounded glad. Every Who down in Whoville, the tall and the small, was singing, without any presents at all! He hadn't stopped Christmas from coming, it came! Somehow or other... it came just the same."
Christmas is not about stockings or sugar cookies or presents under the tree. It's about remembering the birth of Jesus and spending time with loved ones. I get to spend Christmas with my Marine husband, something not every military wife can say. I have so much to be grateful for!
Today I finished my preparations for the big day completely stress-free. I baked peanut butter cookies instead of sugar, had two packages arrive in the mail, and wrapped my gift to Matt. There are presents under the tree after all!
Why all this emphasis on cookies? Well, Matt had a wonderful idea to bring homemade goodies to his single marines that could not go home for Christmas. We made plans to deliver them Christmas morning. I asked how many Marines I was baking for, and he responded "around thirty." Thirty!? That's a whole bunch of cookies! I baked three batches of three dozen each. Whew!
|3 x 36 = 108 That is 108 peanut butter blossoms right there!|
|I'm not making this up! Sexy Santas were everywhere!|