Sunday, December 14, 2008

Gingerbread Memory Lane part 3

I really enjoyed stalking today--everyone's blogs and houses are so festive! I love your tender thoughts and deep thoughts and great reminders. Hope everyone is soaking up the holiday happiness that is going around. I have decided to make a little scrapbook, for my Dad, full of all our gingerbread memories with him--so have been busy scanning in photos. Thought I would share the rest with you all-----
1998



















Sweet little Kelly







Milan finally joins us---don't you just want to eat him up??!









I'm just spitballing--but I'm thinking gumdrops were her candy of choice...













And it also appears that Tae was stuck with the mother of all holiday bows again---poor child!






1999












Isn't my Dad the cutest??!! Have I mentioned he is my hero's???







I'm wondering about the black..............did I miss something about this child??!


Ahhhh--looks like we began braces this year---it seems like one of our girls has had braces every year since then.......ahhhh memories....


















Oh look---more metal to go with our frosting!!!












I MISS THIS LITTLE BOY!!! Much more yummy than any of that frosting!!







2000










I LOVE this one of my Dad--he is such a keeper---
















Don't know why I can't find any of Tae and Nat for this year---but Kelly's house was black again--I cannot believe that I missed this at the time---poor child was probably screamming out or attention or something--or maybe she just liked black......














Check out the windows on this baby--good thing he's so cute cuz he won't be making any money as an arcitecht (sp?) anytime soon......







2001











My 2 best men--love the hat Pood.. and for heaven's sake someone find that poor child's 2 front teeth!!!

















Sorry--just had to put this one in there--check out Natty--hee--hee----
















This is my brother--Hans--with Kelly and Tae--time is surely flying, isn't it???






2002











The long awaited--Natty at work---















Our baby Bean finally joins us--don't you just want to nibble on those cheeks--mmmm-----





















Yes!! Miss Kelly Sunshine AND a RED house--














Whoa--back the grown up and blossomed train!!! Love the hand puppet.......


















This is a treasure for sure--check out the concentration!!!!

11 comments:

Mother Goose said...

oh my goodness, making gingerbread houses has never been a tradition in our home! I loved that you shared this! maybe, next year we will start.

tammy said...

Love all the pics. And another reminder that I need to gingerbread houses, and look for the gingerbread train baking pan I have somewhere....

Boyd Family said...

Those pictures bring back so many memories. All of your kids had the yummy cheeks. Thanks for taking the time to scan those in. I don't see your mom in any of these pics. It must be your dad that loves the gingerbread houses. Perfect tradition!

Janie said...

That looks like fun!

onlymehere said...

I love this tradition of yours!! So much work and expense for candy! It was fun strolling down memory lane with you. Cindy

Cynthia said...

Your gingerbread house posts have inspired me so much that I actually did one this year! My first gingerbread house with the kids. I was so shocked when it actually WORKED!

Thanks for posting these threads and giving me the kick I needed to try this for myself. My kids are already thinking about how they want to do next years' house. Oy Vey!

Laura... and the boys said...

What a fun tradition- and how fun to go back and look through all these! Your comments are cracking me up! You know, I don't know that I've ever seen a black gingerbread house, but I have to say, I really like the contrast effect it has on the candy- maybe she was crying out for help? Or maybe she's a future designer in the making??

April said...

You take really great pics! I LOVED this post! My hubby and I do that every year, although we almost always end up fighting because the stupid ginger bread houses never stick together. Hee hee.

Lisa Loo said...

Cindy Chaos--I have been to your blog and your house makes mine look like and outhouse!!! tee-hee
I am glad it inspired you but now we will come to your site for inspiration!

Onlymehere-yes--I think my Dad just keeps the leftovers in the freezer till next year--its considered a crime to even think about eating them around our house! And sometimes he just buys the little kits at costco which are fairly cheap. The kids don't care--
Laura--I love that the options are--crying out for help or a future designer--so close....and yet so far--

Carla said...

How wonderful! What a great tradition:)

Rachel said...

Ha, I just posted about ours and I'm totally jealous of your gingerbread houses! Mine have stunk every year. Yours are incredible!!!