Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas to all!!  

I have mentioned my family's tradition of making the craziest Christmas cookies known to human-kind... I thought it was time to share the photos which bear witness to our insanity!  We begin with homemade sugar cookies, several colors of frosting, sprinkles, etc.  This is a fun family event and while quite hysterical, note the serious faces as the cookies are created.


Edwards children hard at work on their masterpieces!  Aaron (far right) and Ian (center) each had a plan.  Bethany was creative on the fly!


Crissie joined us this year and while she enjoyed the decorating, I am sure she was overwhelmed by the creative insanity around her.


 Doug's cookies were fabulous, but he too has on his "game face" for crazy cookie seriousness!


Doug and my cookies together.  I want to be sure you know that I DID NOT make that bikini clad snow-woman!  I did however create the snowman in the alps outfit. 


Aaron sharing his masterpiece - Two Face (Harvey Dent) from Batman!


Ian sharing one of his ZZ-Top characters!  His ZZ Top guys were great!


Bethany working on her gamer-boy.  See the first photo for a cute close up of the headphone wearing gamer cookie.


Ian's cookies included ZZ-Top, an Alice Cooper tree, Darth Vader, a candy CANE, an exploding star, and a wild tree.


Aaron's cookies included Two Face, Venom (from Spiderman), Spiderman, a cane, Batman snowflake, a vampire snow head, and a mean tree.  I love the mean tree! 

One other tradition, whether intentional or not, is that we tend to eat our least favorite cookies first.  Several of the lesser cookies are gone, but the more fun ones live on!

I wish you much happiness and joy today and in the new year - whether that includes crazy cookies, time with family, paper crafting, or quite reflection!

8 comments:

Beckie W said...

Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing you talent with us!

Jenn said...

I LOVE your crazy cookies!!!

Carol said...

Awesome cookie decor!

Maria said...

Susan,
What a FABULOUS tradition! I love it. Those cookies all put a smile on my face! (I actually liked the bikini one the best) Thanks for posting all the family pictures--it is great to put faces with people!
Hope your family had a magical Christmas!
Maria :-)

PeggyLovesVintage said...

What a great tradition! I bet it's so much fun! I hope you had a great Christmas and that the New Year is plumb full of smiles!

Hugs
Peggy

Mary said...

I am curious as to the significance of the headgear...is this standard for the crazy cookie creative process? Or does it just keep hair from falling into the cookies (like my standard Christmas Eve frumpy bun or pony tail? I shall definitely switch to a cool hat. :)) And I love the cookies...very edgy. Thanks for sharing! :)

Mindy said...

What a cool tradition and looks like you have some great kids. I think I might borrow this idea and make some kind of tradition for my kids and grandkids. thanks for sharing. Mindy

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