Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Let the festivities begin!

The Gingerbread Festival!!!!

Bella and I in front of our little gingerbread love shack. We really had high hopes to do a great one this year. Even made the dough days in advance, but that was all we did. I had run into a friend that very morning who told me that the houses were due TODAY before 3 pm. Oh dear me. Forgot my errands and ran home with O and Bell and started rolling that hard dough. Bella made the lovely shapes, many of them in fact. But because of the time constraint, well in the end, I ate them. While the dough was baking I ran Bell to school. She was so sad that she didn't get to help more. The stinking dough cooks well over an hour. Hurried and put it together. Soooo GLAD it wasn't falling apart, like always. But I rejoiced too soon. As soon as I stuck hearts on the roof, the roof kept slipping off. That's how the rest of the cookies ended up in my tummy and why our house is so bare. But, in the end, it's simple beauty bade us to bid 5 bucks on it. And we WON!!! The kids thought we really won. Anywho, I made it right before three. And the thing seemed to stay together magically. The festival started that night and we were there. Our favorite part though- the free treats. They didn't have that last year.

This fairytale land was my favorite

Of course we had to get a picture of Bella in front of Bella's Bakery

Salt Lake Temple

A little too perfect, don't you think?

Thought this was cool. This is a real building off the freeway. I have always wanted to try it. It's a restaurant that sells Harley Davidson- I think?

Brandon's annual sled fest!!! Happy Birthday Bud. Sorry I had to work. Daddy and the kids drove up with the sledfest gang to Brighton in 26-degree weather and a mild snowstorm!

Kids loving it for me though

Snow Angels away!!


moonshinejunkyard said...

THAT BAKERY IS SO ADORABLE! i want to eat it AND live in it! also, jarom's rosy cheeks are the best thing i've ever seen, so delectably kissable. glad you guys are having a blast and honing the gingerbread skillz to kick some holiday party arse!
love you all...can't wait for three weeks from now!!!

p.s. my word verification is "butch"

Carrie said...

Wow, some of those gingerbread "houses" were unbelievable! What a fun event! Maybe I'll suggest that Sierra try that for a fundraiser.

Life on Pelican Street said...

Um I'm gona feel pretty depressed when i try to make a gingerbread house this year.

Heidi Daniels said...

Can you IMAGINE how long some of those things took?!?! Holy cow!! I'm so excited cause I'm making a gingerbreak house cake with my girlfriends in a few weeks, thank you martha stewart!