My mom found these adorable aprons at Pier 1, my old alma mater. They were too cute!
So I ate up every precious second with my family, mess and all, treasuring every second.
When you have an artist in the home, cookie decorating becomes another form of art. It's almost too delicious to eat.
Key word: almost
Landry's Christmas bow cracked me up, she looked like some Christmas cookie ninja.
And it made it even more special that my nieces were able to come again this year.
In the midst of our cookie baking:
Nolan: "Mommy, remember when Aunt Tonya made cookies with us?
Me: I sure do sweetie.
Nolan: That Christmas had a lot of cheer.
I love that he remembers her and those memories because I will never forget them either. This is my favorite picture that I had of them together in 2010, the last year she was able to bake with us. Last year, she was in the hospital.
And even though she wasn't "here", I really felt she was.
But oh do I miss her and I just look at her girls and see so much of her in them.