More Than Chocolate Chip Cookies

First of all, I'd like to say hello to all of my new friends..thanks for following Teatime Thoughts. I hope you feel as though you can relax and enjoy around here; I love meeting all of you! :)

Well, I can honestly say that I am so so happy to be enjoying my break so far. This was such a tough semester for me, and I'm glad its over. (anyone else with me?) I got to see my friend J and we spent some time in the kitchen baking holiday goodies..yum! I haven't seen her since the summer, so it was wonderful to get together and catch up on life! Have you been baking anything delicious lately? 

Hope you're enjoying the holiday season!! Did you get all of your shopping and preparations finished? There's so many gifts for me to wrap! I just love the Christmas holiday though..there's so much beauty everywhere you look. From the cheerful carols and the smell of freshly baked cookies wafting from the kitchen, to the sparkling ornaments and twinkling lights displayed on the trees. I think the most beautiful thing of all is the story that is the essence of this glorious holiday. A king was born on earth; the one who formed the clouds in the sky and flowers in the fields, the one who placed dreams in your heart decided to take the form of one of us, and in the most humble of settings, introduce himself to the world. It's easy to forget the real reason for the Christmas cheer amongst the hustle and bustle, but when I stop to think for just a moment about that first Christmas, it makes me smile and turn gracious thoughts heavenward for all He has done for me. 

Have a wonderful weekend (and celebrate the end of your exams/semester!!)

Blessings and Christmas Cheer,

Candice

21 comments

MJ said...

I agree. It's so easy to forget! A couple nights ago Matt and I went to a Nativity Scene play and it helped me remember what the season is really about!

But I am almost done with all my Christmas planning, I have all my presents bought, except one, for Matt's family-- I am clueless on what to get them!

Your treats look really yummy, I love peppermint! MMM! Do you ever drink the pomegranate 7up during the holidays? They only offer it in the winter, and it's so yummy!

A girl with a smile said...

I wonder why it's so easy to forget the true reason for this season. It's remembering how our Savior came. Even though, he wasn't really born in December, it simply does good to our heart and our world to recognize the story of our sinless Lover's birth.
Enjoy your day!

Erin said...

I love baking during the holidays too! Cupcakes and warm chocolate brownies are also fun to make with my friends! :) Glad to see you're enjoying your break :) College was stressful for me too this past term, and I'm so glad to be home!

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

For one, I ADORE!! your kitchen,lolz. And I know what you mean, this last semester was ultra hard and I'm so glad it's over.

xo
Sophie
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Shalyn said...

So happy for you that you are done with school this semester...I still have a month of my semester left since dental hygiene school likes to punish people (insert sympathy here) but im sure it will go by fast!Cute pictures!

shelbygail said...

Absolutely darling post Candice, and so true. Thank you for reminding us all of the very truest essence and happiness of this holiday season. You're baking looked absolutely delicious!! There's nothing like a plate of Christmas Cookies and wrapping presents near the tree! Glad to see you enjoying your well deserved break!!! xoxo

Pretty Lil Birdie said...

have been bad and have not bought a single present. instead have been buying dresses. very bad. I'm thinking I will be doing last minute shopping for sure. x

love your blog. am definitely a new follower. =)

Heidi said...

Christmas is one of my favourite times of year, it always feels so magical! Although I never get a cold Christmas, it's lovely just the same. And I'm excited to finish off my Christmas baking this week! :)

Sera Pie said...

How fun! I made cookies tonight too, but they turned out super salty. :/

Poetry Is Life said...

ima make some cookies today :D i cant wait

Nnenna said...

I'm with you! :) The holiday treats that you made all look so tasty!

Gracie said...

I love the cookies you are making and all the lovely baked goods. I too love this season and I wish I could get into baking more.

And I love the real meaning of Christmas! x

Michelle said...

Cute cute cute pictures! I've been making Christmas cookies too and loving it.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Isn't Christmas such a beautiful holiday? This time of the year is all about spending more time with family and loved ones and sharing your blessings with others. Happy Holidays!

mydesignchic said...

My baking starts today...can't wait!!

vintch said...

i LOVE how you're able to enjoy all the fun, festive sides of the season (like baking yummy treats), but your heart still knows the true reason for Christmas. such a beautiful post, and way to wrap it up gorgeously! your heart speaks the truth.

Julia said...

I'm so glad the term is over(: I needed a break as well! And, btw, I love your new header!

Ashley said...

those look so yummy! super cute blog :)

Ashley said...

i pretty much love everything on your list! great picks! :)

Alexandra Durbin said...

I just stumbled upon you blog, and I'm so excited to see a fellow dancer blogger! :)

Candice said...

@Alexandra Durbin Thanks for stopping by! Glad to see that you're a fellow dancer as well!! :)

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