Two years ago I picked up a gingerbread house how-to book at Whole Foods on a whim. The book made it all sound so fun and easy that the kids and I actually decided to try it. Making that house was hands down my favorite holiday activity ever. I loved all the planning, the careful work and seeing the truly impressive house emerge. More, though, I enjoyed the hours of sitting peacefully engaged in a compelling project with my kids, smelling lovely smells and hearing festive music .
Last year the frenzy of moving excluded the relaxing hours of food crafts, so I'm doubly looking forward to the project (though I think being housebound with Rosie's chicken pox may also have contributed to the relaxed pace of that particular holiday season). Here is our beauty from 2 years ago.
Can't wait to see what 4 days of friend-inspired creativity will bring!