Monday, December 8, 2008

Gingerbread Lane...

I love traditions. Tonight, we watched A Charlie Brown Christmas while we built our gingerbread house. This is something we do every year. I always enjoy it because it's just the two of us, making something together. We make a good team. :)

Check out the finished product below. We are always so proud by the time we finish!





Alex putting the walls up with 'concrete', otherwise known as royal icing. We ran out of icing, so my husand walked over to the KitchenAid and whipped up a fresh batch...I was impressed!





No such thing, as too much candy. LOL





Ta-Da!





So proud! :)

30 comments:

The Petersons said...

FUN! I've actually never made a gingerbread house before. I think I'd have a blast, though.

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Michelle said...

By the way, I forgot to add your Gingerbread house is adorable. We plan do make ours very soon! Wish me luck...Ive never done one before!

Charnè said...

I love it!!!

and waht fun!!! you and hubby are so inspiring and do so many fun things together...

love it

bb and mtb said...

How cute is your house? Love it!

amy <>< said...

SO fun! It looks GREAT! Love traditions!

I Believe in Miracles said...

I love it!! How amazing. I've never made a gingerbread house (although plenty of cookies). It's so cool looking. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. It made me want to make one too.
~~HUGS~~

Kelly said...

Love the Gingerbread house. That is such a cute tradition to have for just the 2 of you.

andrea_jennine said...

Fantastic!

Rhonda Rae said...

i had decided years ago I wanted that to be a tradition in my family, and we are starting it this year. But i dont think ours will look as good. :)

Mel said...

So cute! The question is, do you eat it??
We bought a ready to make one for the first time this year... haven't started it yet, but we have big plans to get it done!

Heather said...

We watched Charlie Brown, too! We are going to do a gingerbread house this weekend, too, I think. Yours turned out AWESOME!

Mary Kate said...

What a great gingerbread house & what a great tradition that you & your hubby have!! I am impressed & it looks so yummy!

amy (metz) walker said...

What a fun idea!!! I think we may need to start that tradition around our house...thanks for sharing!

PJ said...

That's really cute!!! I'm sure it was a lot of fun to construct!

Jenna said...

Ya'll could not be any cuter if you tried! What a fun tradition - and what an adorable apron!!! Love it all. Thanks for sharing the pics - and I am totally impressed by ya'll's gingerbread house construction. YUM.

Jim and April said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your gingerbread house! I Have NEVER made one adn want to make one SO BAD this year! Did you buy a kit or did you make the gingerbread yourself?

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful gingerbread house!!! You did an amazing job! Too cute!

Molly & John Telford said...

wow, you are good! i did that once and loved it, although my house was a shack compared to yours! i'm about to post a blog on traditions....

Faith said...

Look at y'all! I am so impressed! That is something I have never done, but it sure does look like fun. And, you guys did a great job!

Thanks for the sweet anniversary wishes!

Joannah said...

Very nice! That's such a fun tradition - you get to feel like a kid for a while.

becca said...

Hey, thanks for the offer. I am definitely one of those people who doesn't want to be disturbed... Besides the fact that my house is a total wreck. Not that it is usually spotless or anything, but the week of the Madrigal Dinner... it's just a given that it is going to be a DISASTER. And being sick didn't help!
Love your ginger bread house! We made one last year, but the next morning the icing shingles on the roof slid off in one sheet! That was only the beginning of its self-destruction...you should have seen it after trying to put it back together many times...

Faith said...

Look at that -- love it!

twondra said...

Awww, that's beautiful!! You've inspired me to do one. :)

Rathi said...

The gingerbread house turned out soo cute! I am going to make my hubby make one with me too!! Happy Wednesday!!

MiMi said...

WOW I am very impressed! I have actually never made a gingerbread house, but it looks like it would be a lot of fun.

What a fun tradition. Ya'll did a great job!

KE II said...

Jill you guys did such a good job on the gingerbread house, i'm like you, there is NO limit on the amount of candy on there!! Great tradition to have with the 2 of you.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thanks for coming by to see my Christmas decor! Very nice to meet you & I hope you'll come back again soon.

Glenna Marshall said...

It's so cute!!

Hope2morrow said...

What a fun tradition. It looks great!