Sunday, December 02, 2007

Gingerbread Houses

Sunday, December 02, 2007
My family has a fun tradition at Christmas time. Ever since I can remember, we've made Christmas gingerbread houses. When I was younger, we used to make one large gingerbread house as a family. At some point, each of us kids started making our own smaller houses. It has been tradition that on New Years, we would destroy them and eat whatever was edible. Anyway, I have the best mom. My mom no longer makes the gingerbread pieces just for her kids, but also for any friends we want to invite over. Tonight I invited my friend Kris and her two girls to make gingerbread houses with us. My brother also had a friend over. Next weekend, my sister has invited her entire lunch bunch (like 12 people) to make gingerbread houses. This is definitely a tradition I want to carry on with my own family one day. Anyway, here's a picture of my completed house!

8 comments:

TJ and Mandi said...

Looks good - gingerbread houses are the best! I can't believe how long your hair is!! It looks cute :)

TJ and Mandi said...

Ok - seriously - it is longer than mine!!! Has that ever happened before in our entire lives???

Val said...

what a fun tradition!

The Nelsons said...

What a fun tradition! I think I might have to start that once Noah gets just a little older. I don't know how much of the candy would make it on the house!

Corinne said...

I think it is so cool that you guys do that! Did you end up buying the pampered chef mold like you showed me this summer? I really wish I would have bought one!

Lisa O said...

I love to hear about family traditions, and ditto to Mandi- your hair looks so shiny and pretty!

Scott said...

Hey Kim,

My wife told me you left a comment on her blog. Thanks. It'll be great to get back in touch with everyone from high school next summer to catch up.

Sounds like you're staying busy with various adventures, which is certainly better than the alternative.

Keep in touch,

Scott

Sally said...

What a fun tradition! We'll try our hand at making a house next week sometime. You always have so much going on. I love this blog!