A few days before Thanksgiving the Colonel came to me and said
that he wanted to build a Gingerbread House this year.
Nothing new here.
We've built one for many years.
I even had a kit in the garage from last year.
But no one wanted to put together a Gingerbread House
with the Colonel in Afghanistan last year.
"No," he said, "A real Gingerbread House."
And so the planning began.
And the baking and the building and finally the decorating...
I found a simple recipe on line for gingerbread...
The Colonel cut out some plans...
Cutting the dough...
Melting candy for stained glass windows...
Now the fun part...DECORATING!
But first we need to put this house together.
And try as much as we did, nothing worked UNTIL
we got the GLUE GUN out and used hot glue!
Please don't tell MARTHA!
A wreath for the front door...
Battery operated lights inside to shine through...
It was a lot of work, but FUN.
We loved the way our FIRST homemade
Gingerbread House turned out.
It was even our centerpiece for Christmas Eve dinner...
We're already talking about making another one
The Colonel brought home some fresh pine to put around the house
and I added some red Christmas balls and stars to dress up the house...
It looked really pretty as the centerpiece on our table.
And when the sun went down we switched the battery operated
lights on and it was really beautiful.
Enjoy your day!
Next Friday, Something Yummy for My Colonel's Tummy returns!