Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gingerbread Mania

As promised, here are a few pictures of our family decorating gingerbread houses on Thanksgiving.  You may notice that there are BIG kids in on the action. We're NEVER too grown up in this family to play.  By the time we got around to decorating the gingerbread, it was kinda late, so many of the kids look tired, they were.
My son Jon and my baby sister Wendy help my youngest niece Amelie (less than 2 yrs) make her house.
My nephew TJ, baby sister Melissa, my daughter Sam, and grandson TJ
TJ and Aurora
Our two oldest , Jesse and Angie
My handsome grandson TJ
Aurora hard at work. Jesse in the background
Amelie and Jon. Every time he put a candy on the house, Amelie would take it off and eat it...
My brother-in-laws Casey and Toby Sr. watching vintage USC/UCLA footage
Jesse and Angie really decorated their house cute, that's a turkey on the roof.
Amelie loves peppermint...
Aurora is a great artist. Her house looked like it should be a movie set prop.
Grandson's gummy bears were safe from Amelie inside his house.
My lil' sister Wendy is hard at work helping Amelie while her son Toby smiled for me.
My poor daughter Sam, she was up at 4am working in a department store, then drove here to be with us. She was really tired. Thank you Sam. I love you honey.
Aurora's house, done!
I had to abandon the small mold in favor of the pre-made house kits. it was taking too long with only one mold.  The mold only baked half a house every 45 minutes and I needed 9 houses...  I needed the oven.
I hope you and your family had the best Thanksgiving Day ever. We did.  There's nothing as energizing as spending time with loved ones.

Thanks for visiting, I hope you stop by again. I like comments.


  1. Looks like a fun time was had by all! Aurora's house is truly a work of art!

  2. Thanks Candy. It was the best fun I've had in a long time, just watching.

  3. Yup a fun looking time indeed ! Lovely looking family ! What a beautiful gingerbread house a work of art ! Glad you all had a great day !

  4. Looks like everyone had a good time.I am sorry we missed it.


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