When I sat down to put together the advent calendar this year, I really truly could not decide what to do about the "gingerbread issue". I've done all the different spins on gingerbread houses that I or Pinterest can think of! We're out of ideas....
Then Lori texted and asked if we might like to come over and build houses with their family.
And all we have to do is bring sprinkles and little decorations?
So, she actually BAKED the gingerbread. This is a real woman, my friends.
We started to work on our house. It's been a while since we've had to share and combine our efforts on a single house. Elbow room was at a premium.
From the beginning, we decided on a "more is more" approach.
Light posts? 2 please!
5 wreaths? Why not!
Snowball fort? Make it bigger!
Santa in a safety harness ready to spike a present down the chimney?
Make it happen.
We settled on the wheat chex shingles.
The McDonald's opted for Necco wafers...I was a little envious.
Until Laney built our hazelnut cookie swing. That seemed to even us up a bit.
It turned out crazy and cluttered and had a little bit of everything on it. It represents our family to a tea...
It was a fun new addition to our Christmas tradition!