Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
We got so much holiday baking accomplished today! I haven't been able to bake all week since I was in training for work (and then had errands to run yesterday), so today was the first chance we had to get back to cookies.
I am so lucky that my sister helped me all day; she was my partner-in-crime with all of the work that I had to finish. Even when she was getting tired at the end of the night, she stood by my side and helped me clean up the kitchen so we would be ready for tomorrow....because yes, we have more to bake tomorrow. I feel like we're baking in this never-ending marathon of cookies, but the hard work is a lot of fun!
Part of me thinks it's insane that we're baking so much, but I know that it will all be gone in the blink of an eye. We're already down a handful of cookies just from everyone taste testing! Luckily though, all of the taste testing is paying off... I know when something's a little too dry, or when a batch comes out perfectly. I think that my cookie baking skills have definitely improved over the past few years from the first time I tried to make Christmas cookies.
I'm definitely planning on taking pictures of all of the cookies once they're completed. Not only do I want proof of how much baking we've done, but I want to remember which recipes I worked on this year and how they looked as finished products! I'm really proud of what my siblings and I have accomplished so far. In the meantime, I'll just leave you all to envision the perfect Christmas cookies and we'll see if my creations measure up when I post pictures.
Actually, if you have a favorite Christmas cookie, I'd love to hear about it. Or an experience baking cookies that you remember fondly... Share a story here on my blog in the comments, or take to my Facebook page to share pictures as well! You can even share with me on Twitter using #TaylorTalks. I'd really love to hear more from readers, so don't be shy!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.