Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gingerbread House!

Once upon a time, I was at Wal- Mart and saw this Gingerbread kit for $7... and bought it. I felt kind of dumb checking out, because the cashier was a teenage guy and he gave me this look I sometimes get from boys that says, "You are such a girl," but oh well. I just pretended to look for something in my purse haha. Whatever.
Two days go by and I get a call from one of my band buddies from high school, who invites herself and two others over for an impromptu party at my house. Ok, fun! I don't mind that... but I really don't have much to entertain with. So I decided that we could all build this thing together. It worked! We laughed for about two hours, it was great.

This is Ashley, left, and Celeste, right. Ashley was in Pit with me, and we were roomies in Ireland. Celeste plays the flute and is an AMAZING photographer- later she had fun posing us for pictures. You'll see one later.

The icing was difficult to work with at first, so I ended up taking over and doing the roof (Oh and by the way- Ash & I are wearing aprons we actually made; I love mine- it's reversible).

See, the roof is better compared to the windows... but I was not going to be OCD about it. The whole point was to have fun, and we did.

This is Diana, and she was also in Pit with me. Yes, I was trying to get a shot of her working on the house, but I really wanted to capture her hair... she has Kate Gosselin hair from Jon & Kate Plus 8!! See! :D

Here she is from the front. But you can't see her hair very well.

When we were done, we had to carry it, and I almost dropped it. That would have been so sad, and yet so funny. *I said, "Oh no! Not the gumdrop buttons!" in a really high- pitched voice, and we almost dropped it again.*

Ah yes, here we are. All done! And safely on the counter. I love this one.

My mom wanted to get us by the tree, so Celeste posed us (she works at JCP in the photo department), you should see the gazillion pics I have of us laughing at her trying to move us. Oh goodness, I was not used to having people "draped" over me!

And here is the tree, the one I had to decorate all by myself this year. They are a lot of work, but I think it's worth it! I did have help with the lights though. When we were done we sat around it and had some girl time. Good stuff.

And there you have it, the tale of the first gingerbread house I ever made. Now I can cross it off my bucket list!

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