A few years ago - some girlfriends and I decided to get together and make Gingerbread Houses.
December 2006 (Heidi just pointed out that I have the dates wrong!)
Heidi, Katie, and Shelbi (I think the other girls had already gone home when we remembered the camera!)
I wish I was one of those really cool people who takes pictures of everything and every event and then puts them on their Blogs...
But since I am NOT that girl, here is a picture of Year #3! (but I guess I didn't take any of the other girls' houses... probably because they were so awesome that I would have felt like a loser putting up pics of my store bought cheesy house next to their homemade Food Network worthy mansions!!) Yes, I changed this to #3, since I am such a nerd I don't even have a pic of year #2!! oooopppsss.
Year #3, and the one that Riley made
And HERE is YEAR #4!! Dec 3 2009
After 5 hours, 4 girls, and lots of food-- this is what we accomplished!
Heidi, Lindsey, Natalie, and Me
Apparently we were all running low on Christmas Spirit last night! First my frosting was too thick, then too thin, and then they all showed up without houses! So we tossed in the Frosting and decided to eat all of our goodies and call it good!
We had a great time just talking and hanging out. I don't think any of us missed making the Gingerbread House. So maybe we have new tradition???
FORTUNATELY when I woke up this morning, I had a helper ready to get started. We got Blake down for his morning nap and then made the perfect frosting. (not too thick, not too thin, where was that frosting last night?)
Riley's roof collapsed after she got a little too excited to wait for it to set and started on the candy. So we improvised and apparently she made a Gingerbread Single Wide.
WAY more candy in the tummy than in the house!
She's a pro.
She is SO my daughter!!
Luckily JT got home from class and dove in to help Riley so I could throw mine together before Blake woke up. (if you have seen Blake's chubs- you know what he would do if he saw a CANDY HOUSE!)
JT usually runs and hides when I have a project like this... UNLESS RILEY IS THERE! Then the Super Dad appears and he is just as excited as Riley to help. I LOVE watching them work together. And I really love the time it gave me to finish mine.
Finished Project :)
The Single Wide.
We'll see how long it lasts when Blake discovers it!