it's that time of year when cookies come flowing. yum! i got my first plate today from a yearbook student - my favorite chocolate chip oatmeal. happiness is in a cookie. my sister sent this photo of my niece. they made gingerbread men. too cute to not share. speaking of gingerbread men... my other sister in california who has 6 home schooled kids that eat home cooked food and wear home made clothes, was baking some gingerbread men this weekend as well. the neighbor kid was over and utterly amazed that people could actually make them at home. she was thrilled to decorate her own and take it home. sometimes i forget how limited people's experiences are.