yesterday i did something that i haven’t done in probably over 15 years. and something marshall said he hadn’t done in over 20 years!
some of you guys guessed what i was up to…
we decorated a gingerbread house!
kristen’s mom holds a gingerbread house extravaganza every year. thank goodness we were invited to participate—this was so much fun. it was actually a competition, so marshall & i really had to step to the plate. there were 7 or 8 houses in the running.
there was an array of food for gingerbread house decorating fuel. kristen’s mom is an excellent hostess!
i had a couple turkey & cheddar sandwiches on dollar rolls, some delicious basil & tomato orzo and a caesar salad (#8 of 20 for the challenge!)
some of the details on our house…
siding and christmas lights on the raingutters
nonpariel minty chip yard
marshall’s rice krispie treat snowman
kristen & rory did a dexter crime scene house. it was freaking awesome. we couldn’t vote for our own house, so i definitely voted for theirs!
i loved all the creepy, bloody details.
for the competition, we tied for second place. there was a re-vote and we lost to the gingerbread house that had a gingerbread man with blue balls. go figure.
we gave our house to my mom to put on display at her house. i am pretty proud of our handy work!
i think this gingerbread house thing needs to be a new tradition!
the winner of the fourth giveaway of christmas is #12!
congratulations, heather! please email me your address and i will ship the book out to you ASAP!
giveaway #5 coming later tonight, stay tuned :)
1. have you ever built/decorated a gingerbread house?
2. what are some of your december traditions?
xo. janetha g.