December 16, 2011

Gingerbread Party

This year I almost decided to skip the annual gingerbread house party. That didn't fly with the kids or Jake.  I am so glad I didn't skip the tradition. It wouldn't be Christmas at our house without it.  We had some great company, delicious food, and way too much fun playing with candy.

We started out the evening with a few videos from  Including one of the brand-new Bible story videos. Jake also showed a video I had never before seen called, The Coat.  Check it out here.  If that video doesn 't share the Christmas Spirit, I don't know what would. It's adorable and so very sweet.

The last few years, it seems, has brought on a fierce competition. I tried to tell them all it was NOT a competition, but no one listens to me.

There was no better way to spend the evening than with a handful of frosting, a plate full of goodies, and wonderful friends.

good things:

1. old friends (I don't mean age here people.)
2. new friends
3. a home that held us all miraculously


Beth said...

Fabulous! I love the stadium idea. Whose was it? We always do gingerbread houses week after Andrew get's back and Alicia's wedding is over is when it's penciled in for. I look forward to it and dread it at the same time.

Jacob said...

I am so glad we decided to keep the tradition alive. I had a blast, as always. Doesn't feel like Christmas without the gingerbread party. Plus, we all get to enjoy your Christmas decoration skills!

Amy said...

Our family is glad you didn't cancel,either! We have weeks into planning ours! Already thinking of next year. You have created monsters! :-)