Thursday, December 16, 2010

I'm Turning Into Susie Homemaker...And I Love It!!!

So, it's never been a secret to those who know and love me that all I have wanted to be since I was little is a mom. Yes, I am a feminists worst me, I've been told so. Don't get me wrong, I love to work,I am going crazy being unable to work right now, but I have always wanted to be a mom. My other passion has always been writing and I love this because I can do both! I can write at home while my future kids sleep...this is my plan and I'm sticking to it!

Last year I couldn't do anything for Christmas because of my car accident so this year I am bound and determined to participate, even if it kills me, which sometimes it feels like it might. I had almost all of my presents purchased by the beginning of November, a record for me, and I have slowly been helping to decorate. We have to had to do the tree in increments but that's OK with me as long as I get to help. One thing I have really wanted to do though is bake cookies! I took a cake decorating class with my friend Laura and, since then, all I want to do is bake and decorate things for people I love!

So this week I started wrapping presents, finished the last of my shopping and made cookies...lots of cookies! I didn't realize the batch was doubled until I looked at the mass amount of cookies forming on my table. I did a quick count and I baked and individually decorated approximately 80 cookies on my own. Did it kill my back? YES!!! Oh, I am still in pain! HOWEVER, it was worth it to me because I have a boyfriend excited for cookies, a dad who needs to stop eating them and nephews who watched me decorate and asked for special things on theirs. Here's what they looked like before I decorated them:

That was before I was even done baking! I had to take small breaks but I had so much fun despite the pain! This is about the time I looked at my mom and said "I am turning into a regular Susie Homemaker and I love it!" She laughed and said she always knew I'd be the "cookie baking mom."

My nephews got especially excited when I told them they each get a special cookie. They started making requests and I happily obliged. Here's what I call my cookie family:

From left to right we have in the first row: Dad (complete with graying hair), Mom, Gabe, Addison.
Second Row: Sarah, Kristin, Jason, Me and Bill.

They boys picked out their colors and Gabe requested Nike swooshes and Addison wanted Adidas lines...They sort of turned out. I would have wanted better but they loved them.

Here's a close-up of Bill's...I made it a Nuggets Jersey with his favorite number...yes, I am crazy but I am pretty sure he loves it :) His is the only one without hair because he always buzzes it...yes I pay attention to detail ;)

I ended up making so many cookies that I have a bunch to send home to Bill's family. Here are his cookies:

About 7 hours later I had all my cookies done...thank goodness the boys were eating some of them or I would have had even more to decorate but I had so much fun! Aside from these, I have a plate on our table and three containers full in the freezer. I went overboard, my back is screaming profanities at me but I loved it!

Some may call me crazy. Some may call me a feminist nightmare. Many have told me I overdo it but guess what? I don't care! It's fun and I am going to keep doing it. I am going to be the mom that kids come home to and love because they find homemade cookies and a smiling mommy to play with. Just call me Susie Homemaker, because it's not changing! :)

Oh, and if you want some more fun stuff to read, check out my friends' blogs! They are awesome!


  1. Your cookies are so cute,and so good. Thanks Jilly for all the work you put into them,and its really OK to be Suzie Home maker. LOVE YOU!MOM

  2. Those cookies look great! We do Christmas cookies at our house every year, but I don't think I've attempted any as gorgeous as those.

    I'm also a feminist's worst nightmare. Haha My website is I'm always looking for other blogs/bloggers with similar interests. You have a new follower :)

  3. hey you really are going to be a wonderful mom someday... your cookies seemed so yummy i cant even make one, i envy you girl.
    did you say you are a feminist?(oops i hope you dont mind my site) way to go girl! that's what i call girl power...
    i love this kind of blogs. i will follow you.

  4. hey nice to know that ur cooking... All girls think alike :) i mean of the same age group...

    i too want to be a hardworking mom since my childhood :) I liked your yummy cookies... actually i hav my exam tommorrow so i am not writing.... will be back sooon take care... :)

  5. I hope you feel better each day :-) Love the cookies! Adorable!

  6. The cookies look great, it must've taken you a long time to decorate them all with such detail, great job :-)

  7. What awesome looking cookies!! I love the family cookies you did... what a great idea! Happy eating :-)

  8. Great looking cookies, and a nice blog you have. Good luck with your writing and other endeavors (like cookies)....!
    Sally DeSmet