Friday, December 12, 2008

It's Beginning to SMELL A Lot Like Christmas...

The day after Thanksgiving we were invited by a lady in one of the ward's that we've been going to, to come over and make gingerbread houses with her family. Kelly was gone, and I wanted to see her 8000 sq ft house, and it sounded like we went. Her house smelled so good with freshly baked ginger houses. Hunter sat on my lap and helped construct a ginger house. Chance helped a little bit, but mostly wanted to taste all the pretty and yummy looking candies. Let's just say he crashed hard at nap time from the sugar buzz he experienced that day!

Hunter was so proud of his house and wanted to sit by it at home while he was eating every meal. He was also convinced that there was a little ginger guy in there. He wanted to know why he didn't come out and say hi, but I told him that the little guy was sleeping. Eventually he stopped asking about it. Hunter also wanted to taste his was tempting, but it looks so pretty.

Hunter's First Gingerbread house

After the fun time making our first gingerbread houses, I thought it would be fun to make the actual gingerbread ourselves (since I've never done it) and decorate them. Our good friends Doug and Janna were coming up to visit from Anchorage and I thought Janna would have fun decorating with us. So....we did it! The gingerbread wasn't hard to make or work with, it was great and it went smoothly. Everyone had a fun time decorating their house- and they turned out beautifully and now my house smells "Christmassy" too!

My House is #1
Hunter's House #2

Mom's House

Janna decorating so beautifully!

Janna's final product

This is the other thing that makes my house smell good. I bought this cute little basket at Michael's and filled it with cinnamon scented pine cones. It makes a cute centerpiece and smells soooo good!


Jill said...

You are SOOO domestic! I haven't been brave enough to try making gingerbread but you saying it's simple enough...I may just have to give it a shot! They're so pretty!

Bobbi Phillips said...

I've always wanted to decorate gingerbread houses. It looks so fun. They turned out cute.

Jeff and Elise McGee said...

Hey there, we got your Christmas card and thought we'd stop by to check out your blog! Ours is private, so if you want an invite, you can email me at elisemick (at) yahoo (dot) com . Merry Christmas!