Monday, August 31, 2009

Cookie Monday

Welcome back! It's always bittersweet getting back to the school year routine. Ten weeks of sleeping in is so nice, but let's face it... no longer dealing with the end-of-summer boredom is even better. Plus, I love fall! I am so ready for apples & stews, sweaters & scarves, pie baking & Cookie Mondays!

I started my blog around this very week last year. It seemed like the perfect way to keep non-local family and friends up-to-date with three growing kids, and the perfect solution to my laziness at physically documenting those three (rapidly) growing kids. But mostly, I really needed a creative outlet. Some place to share trial and error in the kitchen, in the craft room (HA!), and regarding healthy living & motherhood in general.

A big believer in family traditions, I declared Monday a day for baking together long before the blog was born. Cookie Mondays..... Ice Cream Sundays seemed to sum up our week in one cutesie title. Cookies with Mom on Mondays, Ice Cream at the Dairy on Dad's Softball Sundays, and the many adventures in between. The emphasis on sewing grew as I found more and more unexpected inspiration, and realized I, too, could teach myself to sew. Why didn't I start sooner?

Cookie Mondays is so much more than a recipe a week. It's sharing my love of baking with my kids. It's letting Chayse crack the eggs all by himself. It's knowing Chloe will remember a special treat on the kitchen table every Monday after school. It's watching Camden let her cookie sink to the bottom of the milk, then finding it again later. It's listening to the giggles and funny conversations, and realizing life must feel so carefree to them in those moments.

So bring on the weather, cool enough to bake again. Did I mention the move brought a brand new oven?! It's time to get back in the kitchen!

{...if I can possibly take the time away from sewing.}

7 comments:

Sherryl said...

Bring on the baking! I LOVE all your recipes! Oh and congrats on the new house and the new oven!

Lindsey said...

Yay! I am ready to admire all your baked goods from afar and am also very excited for fall. I am concerned that I missed the post about the move and new casa...did I? I am excited about your new oven and would love to see your new home!

Tegan and Tage said...

Have I mentioned lately how much I miss having you live closer? Here's to a new school year and our families all growing like crazy! :)

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

I am so excited for Fall, too but agree that it's bittersweet. Leila is starting preschool two days a week pretty soon and I'm having a hard time watching my baby turn into a big girl!

mel said...

I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE fall. People think it is funny that I love fall (because I am a teacher, they think summer would be my favorite season) I can't wait to bust out my crockpot & bake some goodies in the next few weeks! I already have a pile of recipes I am going to try out! yay!

homemakerchronicles said...

You have a very cute blog! I can tell you have done a lot in a year...I could use some advice! Oh, and your family is gorgeous!

gina said...

Just found your blog via the blog deisgn giveaway at Fabulous k's. I love your design. I love your thoughts in this post. I love all of your quotes and creative inspiration- this sidebar is bursting at the seams!! I can't wait to read your blog on a regular basis- just followed!