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.