Sunday, December 04, 2005

It took five stinking hours of holiday joy, a little profanity and a whole lot of patience - but we finished the gingerbread house

Sad part: it was a kit . . .


Blogger Mia said...

5 hours...that's it? Seriously, we took a leisurely 2 days and, if I had a damn camera, I could show you ours didn't even look that good. Then the dog ate it.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Mica said...

Dang, she looks just like you!!

I hate putting together those houses, never again!

6:30 PM  
Blogger Iron Benny said...

That is why I don't participate in Christmas decorations. I'm sure it will be different when Nytro and I have kids. Until then, triathlon training galore baby!

6:43 PM  
Blogger nancytoby said...

Very cute photo, anyway! And you two look like those mother and daughter commercials they used to have for Breck or Dove or whatever that was! :-)

6:45 PM  
Blogger Jen_runs said...

What a beautiful photo :-)

7:06 PM  
Blogger David said...

Cute cute cute. Both of you. So send pieces of that wonderful gingerbread house around for our holiday snacks.
Ginger ... have you ever bathed or showered with ginger soap? Had some in the Hyatt last week at it was actually quite nice.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Jennifer P said...

What's a gingerread house without a bit of cussin'? My husband is making an entire village of houses this weekend (apparently he thinks icing has zero points). Lovely photo!

11:23 PM  
Blogger Bolder said...

i'm with nancy, two of you oughta be in pictures...

11:33 PM  
Blogger Danny said...

i thought you couldn't use profanity in "real life"!

12:28 AM  
Blogger CJ said...

Which is probably why I have never even attempted something like that!! A great effort, both of you! Great photo too!

12:30 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

my xmas decoration includes me going out on a 5 am morning jog...hmmm...5 am morning jog :)

12:39 AM  
Blogger Wylee said...

That child must have the patience of a saint to put up with a cussin' Mom who takes 5 hours to put together a gingerbread kit ;) Good job! It looks lovely, but not as lovely as the two of you!

7:05 AM  
Blogger Rae said...

Yum! Are you guys going to eat it?

7:08 AM  
Blogger m said...

I was going to buy a g-kit at the store today. Maybe my family can start the construction today and will be done by Christmas 2006

7:41 AM  
Blogger Richard Maas LMT, MTI said...

Boy, is that girl cute.

7:52 AM  
Blogger Flatman said...

I swear you two are twins, not mother-daughter!

Awesome project! My son and I spent alot of last weekend decorating the house (lights, deer, trees, etc...)! Good times!

9:11 AM  
Blogger nancytoby said...

Thanks for the reassuring comment about your daughter's speech delay! I guess she made up for lost time, eh? Good to hear!!

9:32 AM  
Blogger The Spandex-King said...

Cute picture. I agree, you look like twins.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Swordspoint said...

I wonder if the length of time had anything to do with the fact that it is very hard to stick things together while doing cartwheels? Or drinking copious amounts of wine?

10:24 AM  
Blogger E-Speed said...

Love the red shirts with you gals blonde hair! So cute, and holidayesque.

Very beautiful!

Oh and the candy house is cute too :)

10:28 AM  
Blogger psbowe said...

Now I'm tempted to buy one of them kits! :) I can make time for it, nice photo.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Okolo said...

I can so totally relate to the gingerbread house fiasco.

Last year my wife swore she'd never do another, but somehow there we were again, holding up the roof, as the sides of the house fell. *Just* like last year.


10:37 AM  
Blogger TryAthlete said...

You silly girl.

Next time, get the Gingerbread Man kit.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Louis said...

But how did it taste?

4:01 PM  
Blogger Dawn - Pink Chick said...

I made one without a kit once. Never Great photo.

9:27 PM  

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