Thursday, December 29, 2005

Friday, December 23

We drove to Tooele on Friday arriving at about 3 in the afternoon. We relaxed and took it easy until after watching the Joseph Smith Commemorative Broadcast. That was great! Of course, we were all peeking during the closing prayer to see what Joseph Smith's 4th great -grandson looked like :D
After the broadcast we made gingerbread houses. It is a tradition I do with my girls every year. I make the sides and roof pieces a day or two before and let them sit on the counter to harden. Then they don't break as easily when we are putting them together. I had to make enough for 12 houses. Then we carefully packed them in a box and brought them with us to Tooele. Here's the girls pointing to their houses. We use a ton of frosting and candy. The ones we usually use year after year are tootsie rolls (make cute log piles), red hots, M&M's, Hershey kisses, peppermints and spearmints, Frosted Shredded Wheat, wafer cookies, and gumdrops.
We caught Deb eating off of her house the next day.


Athena said...

LOL, that's the spirit, Deb! :-)

Calandria said...

Wow! You made enough gingerbread for 12 houses? We had enough of an adventure with our 1 little pre-packaged thing. Do you have a pattern for the shapes?

Montserrat said...

I do have a pattern, real simple and easy. I'd be happy to share, course we don't have to think about it for another year. ;D