One of the things on our Christmas To-Do List and a first for me (and Ryan?) was to make a Gingerbread House. Or maybe I should be more specific and say decorate a Gingerbread House… since we bought a kit. One of the houses already came pre-assembled too — what a deal. We thought about making one from scratch, but I’m glad we didn’t. That would be a day long project and probably would’ve ended in disaster.
The first Gingerbread house we had to assemble and then decorate. It wasn’t pretty. It kind of looked like a 5 year old decorated it (I’ll take credit for that).
So…we had to redeem ourselves and do another house. The next one came pre-assembled and had instructions on how to decorate (very helpful!). Ryan was in charge of the frosting and cursed at it often. HA. Needless to say, I don’t think he liked decorating as much as I did. Um, at least we have some practice in for when we have a real excuse to make a gingerbread house someday (coughkidscough)?
We set up Ryan’s camera on the tripod and it recorded the TWO HOURS it took us to decorate the house.
Ryan made a time lapse video out of it (which shortened it to 4 minutes) and if you don’t want to watch the whole thing, at least fast forward to the end to see our beautiful house made of gingerbread!
I wonder if I will be able to convince Ryan to decorate another one next Christmas?