Annie and I baked cookies all morning. Oh but first, before I took the kids to school I started to preheat the oven to make cookies when I got home. I was also going to run some money to Leslie who was going to buy butter for me at Sam’s Club. She said not to worry until she brought it to me. Well, I forgot that yesterday I baked three huge pans of brownies for the party. I put them in the oven to store them overnight until I had time to transfer them to other pans. When I got home from the school drop-off, the house was smoky and smoke was coming out of the oven! My brownies were practically ON FIRE!!!! Oh my gosh!!!! I was shaking so badly! I just kept imagining how horrible it would have been if I had taken money to Leslie or had gone with her to Sam’s Club (the original plan). I was also sooooo mad at myself for being so stupid. I said ‘thank you’ prayers ALL MORNING. At one point, as I was going up the stairs, I just fell to my knees and thanked Heavenly Father for sparing me from such a huge disaster. When Leslie brought the butter, I just cried and cried. I am a mess. I also went to sleep at about 2 am last night because I decided to sew instead of sleep. Dumb. But here is a picture of Annie, my sweet helper.
I made cookies all afternoon also. My little home bodies hung out together all night. Ethan had the idea to make a huge Christmas banner. They ALL joined in and drew pictures on these banners and sang along to Christmas music all night. Lovely!
Then we made popcorn and orange julius and watched “Rise of the Guardians”