Gingerbread for Two

the Ginger Family
Originally uploaded by CameronMagee
Aubrey got to come over this morning, and we put together a Gingerbread House together.

We try to spend time primarily with our families while home in Bentonville, since we get to see each other on a daily basis in Arkadelphia. It was nice to get to do an activity though.

I picked up one of those Gingerbread House kits from the friendly local Wal-Mart a few weeks ago. I know, I know, it's not a legit deal, but, it was a house, made of gingerbread, and we were going to make that sucker.
the Gingerbread House
It was fun. We tried our best on the decorating, and, with her woman's touch, the house doesn't look too bad. Of course, all the credit for that really is on her side. I had a decent grip on the icing dispersion, which really only goes so far. It was her decorating eye, and our insistence on doing our absolute best to make it the greatest edible-house ever, that made it come out in the end.

I read a couple of different blogs (see them on the right), and two of them had also made Gingerbread Houses: BooMaMa and LPM.  I went to check them out, and they were the exact same kit.  You've gotta love America, and you've gotta love Wal-Mart.  People on opposite ends of the United States, getting together with friends and family to make... the exact same kit.  Crazy.
Iced Nose
I'm pretty proud of it, and wanted to get it up before I hopped in bed for the night.

Tomorrow is Christmas, and I wanted to make sure that all 2 of you that read this have a Merry Christmas. I hope you are with family, or with people who love you on this wonderful Joyous season. A season where everyone becomes a little happier, a little kinder, and a little more compassionate. Something that our LORD would want for his son on a birthday.

I better hit the hay, so that Santa will bring me something on his sleigh!
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!