Sunday, December 12, 2010

 my aunt was baking ... so she gave me some cookies ... i can't believe she still makes all those cookies at the age of 82 ... and as each year passes, those cookies become more and more special ...

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Our hearts grow tender
with childhood memories
and love of family,
and we are better throughout
the year for having, in spirit,
become a child again at Christmastime.
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder


Sandy said...

What a true and precious quote.
I believe that. Those cookies
are delicious I'm sure because
they are baked with love.

jel said...

got milk too go with that?
yummeeeeeeeeeeeee :)

Mari said...

I'm impressed that she is doing this and making enough to hand out! What a nice aunt you have. :)

Pat said...

What a sweetheart your Aunt is! May we all be baking cookies and sharing them when we reach that age! Gingerbread?
Love the quote.

Anonymous said...

They look a lot like the Swedish Pepparkakor my mother-in-law made every year. She made the pig shapes, too. They were delicious with her good, strong coffee. Enjoy your treat!

Felisol said...

Dearest Saija,
Your wonderful aunt, (yes, I've seen her, she's eyes bluer than the sky), sure must be happy to be so healthy and able to make old recipe gingerbread cookies for her lovely niece.

At Christmastime time we more than ever experience Jesus' words,Acts 20:35" remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’"

Your aunt and you are truely equally blessed.

Gibran said...

I agree with @Pat

Amrita said...

Wow you r aunt is a wonder lady, such lovely cookies. To me they are too good to eat. Enjoy!

Maggie Ann said...

Your cookies look so special! And I can hardly believe it....82 and still able to bake, what a blessing. Our choir director's Dad will celebrate his 90th birthday this Saturday and is still very active. Hope that will be us one day Saija....=). Well, maybe, whatever God's will is,right? It is super chilly here and we've gotten a bit of snow. I've stayed in all day... on purpose! =)

Nancy said...

How precious for her to still be baking at that age. They look good!! We had a baking day last weekend so fun.

Cathy said...

Yum, they do look good. A sweet quote ~ Thank you, my dear friend. I do think of you. Hugs ~

Crown of Beauty said...

I have enjoyed reading the past posts that I have missed. So heartwarming posts - would love to taste some of those cookies. And the nativity scene at your library is so sweet. Yes, God has blessed you in giving you that condo in town. The winter white of everything is beautiful.

Keep warm in all that snow, Saija.


Trish said...

Wow! You surely do have snow and I love it!
What a nice thing to see when going into the library...small towns are wondeful!

daisymarie said...

I can only imagine how sweet they were! In more ways than one.

Mrs. Mac said...

to be once again childlike at Christmastime .. aaah .. that really struck a nice chord. Do you live near your aunt? How nice for her to bake Christmas cookies for you.

Catherine said...

Those look so delicious! I wish my baking skills weren't so questionable. Christmas cookies are one of my favorite things ever.