Christmas cookies and other good things

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It is Christmas eve day. It is pretty quiet and relaxed around here. No metro to catch, lunches to pack, homework to check or groceries to buy. At least for couple of days. A pause, a break. For my types – I finally have some time to blog (I know this post is a bit late, sorry), clean up and (re) organize around here (in the spirit of my minimalism going on hygge kick), prepare recipes I have been collecting (but had no time to prepare since they require either fancy ingredients or too much time), go for a run with my teenager and hang out with family. Well, also eat too many cookies. Which brings me back to my blog post. Cookies. Christmas or any day cookies to bake. I wanted to share recipes for the two kinds we made this Christmas, so that Santa would not leave our house hungry.
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December at the Wharf – New DC Waterfront

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It has been too long since I wrote my last blog post. The Fall is generally busy, especially with boys’ games and errands. Now that we have Stella, we usually take her for longer hikes and walks over the weekends too (during the working week she gets only standard, neighborhood walks).  Finally, as we prepare for our next move to Tbilisi, Georgia in the summer (yeah! excited!), I feel we have not done as many short trips as previous spring and Fall.  We have basically exhausted the fun, short trips list, it seems!
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