Monday, December 15, 2008

Cookie Swap 2008!

New Year's resolution--become a better blogger. I am so bad at updating this thing.

Anyway--wanted to share some pictures from my annual cookie swap. This should have been the sixth annual, but last year I just didn't think that I knew enough girls who would be interested in participating. This year was a different story. It was a great swap, as swaps go...ten total in attendance (or 9.5? I'm not sure if Rebecca's non-cookie-eating nine-week-old counts for a full attendee or not...) and more than enough delicious cookies to go around.

So here's how Kate's Cookie Swap works, for those of you who aren't familiar:

Everyone brings at least five dozen homemade cookies. First the cookies are displayed in all their caloric glory...

Soon the table is groaning with its delicious, sugar-studded bounty...

Then we circle the table until the platters are empty

and our boxes are full.

Throughout the process there is plenty of time given to cookie-related debate and reflection.

In preparation for the cookie swap, we make sure the house looks extra festive...with a Christmas tree

and no holiday gathering is complete without a visit from Manny Claus.

He knows if you've been naughty or nice...


chazma said...

Oops! Left my comment for the wrong posting! Eeeps!
Anyway, cute "Charlie Brown" christmas tree!

Kimberly said...

Loved the Cookie Swap! Hope you guys are having a great holiday! Call us when you're back in SF!