Thursday, December 17, 2009

Kiddie Kit

As imperfect and juvenile this may look, my best friends and I made this gingerbread house last Christmas using one of those kits. I feel that as I get older and older the spirit and excitement of Christmas is becoming less and less. As a kid I was carefree, had no gifts to buy and believed in Santa. Now around the holidays I am taking finals, shopping for gifts and working at the bakery. So i try and do things like this to put a little joy and nostalgia into the season, like how its supposed to be :) I wish this time of year lasted longer than a month so I could actually relax and enjoy it - oh well, must make the best of it!
I must say the ice skaters are a nice touch ;)

10 comments:

jayne said...

hehe the ice skaters are adorable!

one of my friends was having a freak out last week and in attempt to quell her stress/anger she made a gingerbread white hosue haha!

I find that xmas definitely loses its excitement as I grow older. Xmas day is particularly anticlimactic, but now I've decided that the importance of xmas to me is really the traditions my family has-cookies, cheese fondue, movies, etc. rather than the holiday itself

Thelma said...

I'm going to make a gingerbread house with my little sis and niece. You gave me an idea to add little people or xtra stuff to the house! So cute!

Lexie said...

i tried to talk my bf into making a gingerbread house with me this weekend, but he wont do it! hrmphhhh

i think i may just have to do it by myself!

Taryn said...

too cute! I've always wanted to make my own magnificent gingerbread house

Erika said...

Oh, you are so talented! You don't even want to hear about how badly my gingerbread house came when I made one. Albeit, I was only seven years old; but I have a hunch that my skills haven't improved since then. It's store bought gingerbread houses for me from now on!! :)

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Adorable...the magic for Christmas has shifted for me. Less magical indeed, but totally amazing to get the family together again...

LAUREN said...

sooo adorable! i agree with you - with finals and such, and just being older in general, the whole idea of holiday spirit hasn't really hit me yet. but break officially started today, so hopefully i'll start feeling the joy!

You Are My Fave said...

I kind of think the kits are the way to go because let's face it, homemade gingerbread always takes way too long to make and ends up falling apart. It's not like you're eating it, must the sweets you decorate with.

Sarah said...

Your gingerbread house is adorable! My family made one, and I must say, your chocolate door and ice skaters make yours seem much more appealing.

J said...

great ginger house, its so cute! u guys should make another this yr :)