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Gingerbread Day ’08

December 5, 2008

Sam’s had a Gingerbread House kit on sale for $9 last week, and Jana is nearly incapable of passing on a deal like that.  This was our afternoon on our day off this week…

Anybody else kicked off the holiday season yet?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 5, 2008 11:16 am

    Wow Jana! Beautiful Gingerbread house! You have quite a knack for decorating!

    I have a practical question about Gingerbread houses that anyone here might be able to answer: How long does yours last after you decorate it? Do you display it, or do you and the family enjoy it for dessert or sometime that week? I’ve never done the gingerbread house thing, but we got one this year, and I don’t know what to do with it after it’s decorated!

    Oh, and how we kicked off the holiday season: The tree is up and decorated; The Christmas music is going; and we’re working on a Christmas Story sticker book with the kids. The lights aren’t up outside yet, but we’ll get them up soon, I hope!

  2. josh permalink
    December 5, 2008 1:12 pm

    @Andrea This is an ongoing debate in our household right now. As a man, food is meant to be eaten. However, there’s a “frosting icicle” on one of the corners of the roof that Jana is particularly attached to that’s causing her to protect the Gingerbread House. I have a feeling this strife was introduced to humanity through the Fall.

  3. Becky permalink
    December 5, 2008 4:22 pm

    Andrea ~ we take great care in decorating our gingerbread houses…then dig in! The kids eat on it for a week then I finally get sick of seeing the half-torn house and toss it out.

    We did all our inside decorating yesterday and the outside today. We have Christmas music playing throughout the day. The kids and I also bought a small tree at Lowe’s and made some advent ornaments so that as a family we could do a little reading together every night and talk about the real meaning of Christmas.

  4. Jeff Therrian permalink
    December 5, 2008 7:37 pm

    Josh and Jana,
    We were thinking of you and found this blog. We’re decorating and bought a gingerbread house also. Keeping it away from Ashley until we have time to make it is a chore though. Hope everything is going great for you.

    The Therrians

  5. Shelley permalink
    December 6, 2008 10:10 am

    Nice work on the g’bread house, guys! We have not done one yet this year, but I’m like Becky & let the kids eat on it until I’m tired of seeing it around & finally toss it.

    For us, Christmas is not Christmas unless we go to Woodmont Christian Church’s “Walk Thru Bethlehem” — it really makes the kids feel like they’re there! And very worth the wait in line. I also bought a new advent book that I was so excited about reading with the kids: Jotham’s Journey……and we haven’t been able to find it since Thanksgiving to start reading it!! It figures! =(

    Oh, and the boys usually get a LEGO advent calendar — is that pagan?? I’ve yet to see the Christ child represented behind any of the little doors….

  6. Susan Howerton permalink
    December 6, 2008 11:08 am

    BAH! HUMBUG!… just kidding!

  7. Lora permalink
    December 6, 2008 11:30 am

    Jana-How do you keep Boomer out of the house?? I can’t make one here since Jax believes what sits around is her’s. Dane’s b-day cake has to be kept WAAAY up high!!

    Getting ready for Christmas around usuall begins the weekend after Dane’s birthday. Oh, man, guess that means TODAY!! I will get the inside decorated, and if my favorite bestest neighbor really likes me like they say they do…I may borrow a ladder and do some outside lights! (hint hint Dale…gutter needs cleaning too 😉

  8. Jana Howerton permalink
    December 6, 2008 1:17 pm

    Well,I guess I should let Josh eat our gingerbread house then! He’s already taken a bite out of one of the sides, so I guess at this point it doesn’t matter if he eats the rest.
    Lora, we have to keep the house where Boomer can’t reach it. It’s proved successful so far! I’d like to say we’ve taught him not to beg for things, but he was by our side the entire time we decorated it and if we kept it somewhere he could reach it, it’d be gone!
    Therrian’s, it was great to hear from you!

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