Where has the month gone? I'm looking at my calendar and can't believe that is is already December 19th. The days are going by too fast, next thing you know it will be Christmas. I finished up a layout this morning, and enjoyed working on it. So many memories came to my mind most of which are of my mom. As you all know my mom was diagnosed with alzheimers. So much of her is gone and I cherish and hold close to my heart the memories I have of Christmas past. A tradition in my family as long back I can remember is the annual baking of rolled sugar cookies. As a child my siblings and I decorated the cookies my mom rolled out. The tradition continues with myself and my sister and our children. As the holiday approaches I find myself in the kitchen making these delicious cookies and remembering the times I spent with my mom and how much fun we had. Oh how I would give anything to have that moment again of making these cookies with my mom. I dedicate my layout to my mom and all that made her so special. I am entering this in a couple of challenges. The first one is the Waiting For Santa Challenge at Indiko. The second challenge is Bird is the Word word challenge, "Holiday".
A few closeups:
I accented the My Minds Eye paper with some stickles: