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Sunday, December 2, 2012

A New Tradition

Today was the first of many sister and friends get together to create ginger bread houses. Wendy spent several days baking the parts, and then we gathered to put our creations together.  
We started with a table full of candies and treats. Everyone contributed, and when layed out,
 it was quite the spread. Wendy spent hours making the house walls and roofs.
We all had the same pattern.  It was so fun to see
each persons individual interpretation of there house.
We all worked diligently for several hours. Rachel and her and ours family friend Ariel were very engrossed in the project. (Congratulations Ariel on graduating with your Bachelor's!)
Nancy moved right along with hers, being the
first to finish!
My sister Kathy, works on the roof of hers. I'll get a finished
picture of her when she has it set up at home!
Nancy's completed!  Isn't that the cutest?  She even used
cotton for smoke coming out of the chimney.
Sister Wendy, made this white an blue masterpiece! 
The details are amazing!!
This is Rachel's finished Candy Land theme. Adorable!
I thinks she nailed it!!
Ariel, who worked the longest, came up with
this masterpiece!  We were all amazed,
as she kept adding more detail, I mean look at the roof,
and the adorable little mailbox!
And this is mine. I melted down hard candies for the widows, which
really light up when a battery candle is 
placed inside. Wendy and Ariel also put the windows
in theirs. 
I think, for being the first time we have done this,
they all turned out fantastic!
We have decided this will be a yearly tradition.


wendy said...

How much fun was that!!!!! I'm already planning next year! I love the lighted window. Great pictures as always... Wendy

Mary Ann Potter said...

What fun! It's indeed a special time to get together and make something with your nearest and dearest! Love the little houses. I might just try one this Christmas. Did you know that I design and construct miniature buildings? Take a look on my blog and click on the page under the blog header that says "My World in Miniature." So much fun. When I do a gingerbread house, I'll be sure to post pictures!

Pearl said...

How fun, what a great tradition. They turned out really nice girls. Hugs, Pearl

Tolentreasures said...

Wow! Those are beautiful! What a great new tradition and such fun family time.

kathy said...

That was too much fun! I loved seeing how different each of the houses were when we all started with the same pattern and pieces. I already have my idea for next year.

Kim said...

How fun! You are all very creative. Love the idea of melting the candy to get windows.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! These are so fun and creative! I'm afraid I'd eat mine before it was ever finished. :)
Wonderful new tradition, Laurie!

Catherine said...

Those are so great! And so many different ideas ~ cool! I've always wanted to make a gingerbread house and never have. Very fun!
xo Catherine

Jayne said...

How creative you all were! A great new tradition indeed!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What a fun thing to do. They all look wonderful!

Melinda Cornish said...

I think they all are great too...I love your project days with your family. I wish I could be there too!

Sharon said...

WOW and what a good time. Every house is darling. I would never make it up our road with the house. I would be sitting at the bottom eating the remains. LOL