COOKIE BAKING DAY!!! That's right folks.. today Operation Christmas Cookie Capers is underway! I have been baking since about 9am. As of this blog I have about 17-18 dozen cookies made. My goal is 50 dozen... Whew! They are the easier "drop" cookies like chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate chip, peanut butter, and chocolate with reeses pieces. I also have dough made for sugar cookies and a ginger spice cookie. Those will be cut out with cookie cutters so they will be a touch more time consuming. Then off to the family baking at Jim and Jessica's tonight. Tomorrow I am heading down to work for all of us to decorate the cookies and put them all together for the stations.
Staci, Ashley and I spent yesterday planning out our routes to all of our stations. Last count was 50-55 stations. Holy Smokes!! I am SOOO excited though. I plan on taking pictures at all the stations. I know the people at the stations will love the cookies. My ECC counterparts are also at home baking their little hearts out.
I will be the first to admit I have nearly bitten off more than I can chew this holiday season. Between MASSIVE cookie baking, homemade christmas gifts, a baby shower last month, baking a baby shower cake and a birthday cake at the start of next month, treat bags for everyone at work, and christmas shopping.. I have just about lost my mind. When you look at that list it can be overwhelming. Isn't this what Christmas and the Holidays are all about though? Doing things for other people. Knowing the smiles and joy these things will bring to other people makes it all worth it. I love the holidays.