Though cookie cutters come in various designs, it seems I only make sugar cookies at Christmastime. And though I'm sure there must be more than one sugar cookie recipe, this is the only one I use. If you still need cookies for Santa, this is a good recipe to try, as the dough does not need to chill prior to rolling out to cut.
Instead of other gifts, my siblings and I exchange ornaments at Christmas. (Siblings, spoiler alert! Continue reading only if you don't want to be surprised this year.) Nothing says the ornaments need to be homemade, but I do try to make a new one each year. I make them not only for my siblings, but also for my children and others.
Dad always told us kids, "The worst mistake I made was marrying your mother before she graduated from college." We would all laugh, because our parents are very happily married, but we also understood the expectation that we would all finish college.
When I started this blog, I knew that I had experiences in my life that could be helpful to others, yet sharing those experiences might embarrass or otherwise cause distress to certain of my children. This past week, however, my middle daughter gave me permission to share a bit with my readers. I hope that this might give hope to any who might find themselves in similar circumstances.