Originally posted on Sweet Pea's Kitchen:
This time of year I love to go on my annual Holiday baking spree and bake all kinds of cookies. From the new cookies that I find to my all time favorites. This year my baking spree is a bit different. You see one of my favorite parts of my annual baking spree is having my mom and my friend Beth right there alongside me. Baking, decorating and boxing up goodies for our neighbors and coworkers. This year it is just me and occasionally Andrew who will wander into the kitchen for some taste testing. Now that we have moved to Peoria, Illinois I live 7 hours away from my mom in Columbus, Ohio and 9 hours from Beth who lives in Canton, Ohio. So I get a little sad not having my baking cohorts out here with me. I guess until we find a way to move Ohio closer to Illinois or they decide to join me out here in the River City, I will be baking alone. This is also the first year that we won’t be able to make it back to Columbus, Ohio for Christmas since Andrew is unfortunately on-call that week. My parents and brother’s family will be coming back out to Peoria to join us for Christmas and New Year’s this year, so I am looking forward to that. Now, Beth if we could just get you out here it would be a perfect Christmas!