Sunday, December 14, 2008

Make Way for the Gingerbread House

Last year, we participated in our club's annual Gingerbread House night. Much to Leila's dismay, our house never made it inside to display. It was banned to the garage until it finally made its way to the trash can. It had nothing to do with how it looked. For first-timers, I was very pleased with how it turned out. No, it had everything to do with the size of the base and my inability to find a place for it inside our house. Take a look at this thing... It was huge.

Our 2007 Gingerbread House

Last Year

Thankfully, the club reduced the size of it this year and our house has found a home on our kitchen counter.

Leila was 100% in charge of the decorations this year and I think she did a fine job.


Keeper 2

Hmmmmm.... has Mia been in the candy?

Keeper 9

120408 Gingerbread House

So proud of the finished product...

Keeper 4

And the back view....


Family Final


Missy said...

What a great Gingerbread house! I think the girls did a phenominal job on it. I love that they got to completely decorate it...that's what it is all about.

It's so nice to see a family pic of you all. You are such a beautiful family! I cannot wait to see you as a family of five. I think of you guys often and hope everything is progressing nicely!
Have a great week!

Sharon said...

Beautiful!!! Your photography takes my breath away! I bought a kit to do with Bailey so your GBH makes me excited to get to it!! Thanks for sharing this!

mommy24treasures said...

we are going to do ours this week too, Yours looks WONDERFUL!

ADELE said...

Oh how fun! I just love gingerbread houses! Mallory and I recently made ours and it was so much fun. I love the one Leila made! So colorful! I also love the one you made last year.
I hope you are enjoying the holidays! I love the pic of Mia with frosting on her mouth. So funny!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

The girls did a wonderful is beautiful!!

I love that last photo....good to see you out from behind the camera!!

Hope you have a wonderful week:)


Felicia said...

That is an awesome gingerbread house. I love the family all are the cutest family of four (soon to be five :)

Jboo said...

Wow -- your house is beautiful!! What a great job you all did! And yum -- you had some really good candy there too. You have such a lovely family!

Have a great week!


Tisha said...

Ahhh, you saved the best picture for last! What a great gingerbread house. I must admit that in my 35 + year life,(we'll just leave it at that) I've never made a gingerbread house. Maybe Leila and Mia can give me some pointers. ;)

Michelle, your pictures are always so fabulous. You can even take pictures of candy wrappers and they look fab!

Looking at this house, made me think of the cutest little book we picked up this year titled, "Mortimer and the Christmas Manger." If you have it, you would know that Mortimer would LOVE your house. It's a great book to pick up if don't have it yet. :)


day by day said...

What a great house, Michelle and a fun family project! I love the marshmallow snow!

The comment from Tisha about the Mortimer Mouse book....I so agree! We received that book as a gift this year and it is one of my favorites!

Have a super week!!

Stacy said...

What a great house! And I love seeing the whole family in a picture too. Great job! (and I agree with can even take pictures of candy wrappers and they look good - maybe I need to get together with you for pointers!)

Mom To Six said...

Wowza!! What a great job! We'll be making our Christmas treat, a snowman cake, this week.



Tisha said...


Here is a link to the book:

I read about it on someone else's blog and saw it at Barnes and Noble. I was going to get it for Sloan's kindergarten class too but they already had it. Mia, especially will love it. I give it two enthusiastic thumbs up! :)

Faye said...

Leila did a great job. I love the pictures of her hands decorating. Very creative!!!!
Those girls are cute as ever!!!!!

Jill said...

Simply gorgeous! Great job girls!!

Steffie B. said...

Absolutely darling....looks like they had a grea time....and I'm sure there was a little candy left the family picture of all of you....

Marla said...

What a great looking gingerbread house and a great tradition. Love the family pic, adorable.

Denise said...

Great house...we will attempt ours next week. Love your blog!!

Annette said...

Beautiful job! Not sure if we're going to get to do one this year or not... get's getting down to the wire!!!!

Oatsvall Team said...

what a amazing creation ... i am sure you had tons of fun making it ... sorry i haven't check in lately ... somehow life has just gotten away from me ... i am about to scan your blog for some updates ...

Heather said...

It is just beautiful and I am with Missy - youa re a gorgeous family. Nice to see you come out from behind the camera!

I think a gingerbread house is next on my list of traditions...I still fear this project with the small fry!

Love & Happy Christmas Wishes,