Friday, December 23, 2011

Gingerbread Houses!

This year, we did something new.  We made gingerbread houses for the first time.  I mean, real, full blown, candy laden, frosting covered gingerbread houses.  It was quite an adventure!  I wasn't sure how stiff the dough needed to be, so my first few walls got a little warped in the transfer to the pan.  They wouldn't hold together.  But, I figured it out, and we were able to put together some pretty decent looking houses!  I'm thankful the Marriott Hotel came to town earlier this year, because they have an awesome candy bar.  Expensive, but awesome, and worth it for a special treat like today. : ) They were beautifully expressive to us! : )

She put a penguin gummy in the window.  Hilarious!

And, here's just a few pictures of our house this Christmas!

Christmas Tree in the corner...

Our countdown to Christmas and Ethiopia chain!

Christmas table setting

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