Friday, December 16, 2011

Another Christmas First- A Gingerbread House!

Merry Christmas!

When I was filling out activities for our advent stockings 
I must have been feeling wild and crazy because I said we would make a gingerbread house.
We've never made a gingerbread house.
It's always intimidated me.
And seemed so messy.
I always imagined the frustration of frosting not  holding the walls together and droopy candy.
But, I decided to try it.
For the love of the Christmas season!

I did cheat a wee bit.  
I bought a kit.
So all the walls were baked for me.
And I also used my hot glue gun to fasten the walls.
Oh yeah baby, no wimpy walls in this gingerbread house.

Josh was at a meeting, so it was just us girls at the construction cite.

Kaitlyn, my future photographer, captured a few action shots.

 Um . . . yeah.
This picture motivated me to do my hair today and gussy up a bit.

 Isn't she pretty?
I am no longer afraid of the frosting mess.
We will definitely add this to our Christmas traditions.

Hope you have a delightful weekend 
with plenty of sweet moments!


  1. Oh,oh,oh,oh.....Oh My, what beautiful girls you have and what a great new tradition. I love the pictures and I bet your hubby was surprised at how great the house came out..Hey, you look pretty good for keeping a home, being a wife, being a mom and all the other hats us women wear!

  2. sooooooo, guess what we did last night? yep. guess if it was homeade or from a kit? yep. guess if it was the same exact kit? yep. yep. yep. seriously feeling like we've tapped into similar brain waves or something!!

  3. Oh Amy what FUN at your house, I want to come and play!!! The girls are so amazing, the concentration on their faces while decorating their gingerbread house was priceless.