|Ah... I love being tanned... but I digress|
The Bevans clan decided to whip out our Christmas spirit and have a traditional gingerbread-decorating-off; the houses were bought, the teams were made and it came the time to actually make them.
1) It is inevitable that someone is gonna bow out and disappear come gingerbread house time *cough* Todd and Matthew *cough*
2) There is NEVER enough candy given in the box. I would LOVE to see the magician who decorated the houses on the box cause how did they make that candy stretch that far? I am pretty sure they only decorated the two sides that are shown in the picture.
|Supplementing the candy supply is a MUST|
But I am glad we did... Because we KILLED it...
Okay, not really, but we pulled a decent result.
Alright, who am I kidding, we were dead in the water till Shawn pulled out his secret talent.
Shawn can make a legit candy Santa. We all laughed when he suggested it but he made us believers.
|This lil guy helped keep us in the decorating race|
|Apparantly the key is to decorate BEFORE arranging the house.|
|Pure Martha Steward talent|
Kyle and Shadolyn win the slow and steady award. We were all done and they had only the walls done but they came through in the end.
But the best part is afterwards, when they are all done and I get to take pictures, celebrate the Christmas-y-ness and think "Yep, just another memory to store away for a fantastic lil Christmas"