Friday, December 21, 2012

The Life of a Gingerbread House

Every family has to have their own Christmas Traditions. 

Since Rebekah was born, we have always made a birthday cookie for Jesus

And last year in South Asia, we started what every family should try: a Skype-filled Christmas.

This year, we embarked upon the more traditional American pastime of building a Gingerbread House. 


We started with a nice box set from a Canadian bakery, 


Laid a foundation of sugar icing, 


Put up walls and decorated with candies,


And were very proud of the way it looked in the end.


But alas, the Gingerbread House only lasted a few days. 

Slowly, some 3-year-old picked off the decorations, 
ate the poor gingerbread lady out front, 
and eventually knocked the walls down.


Gingerbread houses are a lot of work to put together, and only last a few moments intact.

But they provide consistent pleasure: during construction, at completion, and during disassembly.

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