Thursday, December 10, 2009

Time together...a good gift from God

This year we made our first attempt at creating a gingerbread house from scratch. 

      We had a good ole time, but found our particular dough (which we like very much for cookies) was a bit wimpy for roof tops after candy is least big roof tops.  Okay, so it was way wimpy! They were good sports about letting me take a quick picture before it collapsed.

      We had the supplies to make it much more candy coated, but due to the structure being somewhat condemnable, we opted to just jump right into eating it.  Next year, Lord willing, we will attempt to make a little village with individual sized houses (we're thinking the roofs just may hold better if they're smaller).  All in all, a fun family night activity even with the learning curve.

     The next night my dear hubby brought us home a Christmas tree and the delightful squeals that are associated with decorating sprung into high gear.  On went the Christmas music while lights were strung and ornaments hung.  

     And the next morning, while most of us lounged around enjoying the sparkly lights flashing in the still semi-dark living room, my Bekah cheerfully went to work to make us all French Toast.  God has created us all in Christ Jesus for good works, and I love to see the fruit-bearing children He has given me at work serving our family, and others.


  1. Looks like a fun time! We decorated cookies yesterday and enjoyed the new Christmas music. I think it's one of my new favorites now! We of course sang along with the piano to all the ones we knew! THANKS again! :)

  2. I want to come to YOUR house for Christmas!!!

  3. Love your family time! With a beautiful family. Blessings...