Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011  at 6:59 PM
Sunday was the great blogger gingerbread house decorating competition.  Here's how it went down.

Kevin and Jennie Neumann were nice enough to invite us to come play with them.  And I have to take a minute just to say that they are some of the greatest people in Michigan.  They are so generous and kind.  I can learn so much from them and their caring way of life.  They seem to always be cheerful and upbeat.  I just like hanging out with them as much as I can.  Kevin probably will record his side of the story on his blog HERE.  But, to make this day epic, we needed a plan.  I came up with the bright idea to do gingerbread houses.  The problem was that I'd never done them before and had no idea how much work it was.  It wasn't till Saturday night when I got a picture message from Kevin that I realized that he had spent much of his day in the kitchen building our houses.  Here is the picture:
His text: "Are you ready?"
What a great guy to get a suggestion from his guest and then buy gingerbread cookie cutters, find a recipe, and then spend hours building and baking.  Thanks, Kevin!

Once Jenn and I arrived, we first had to have a blogger-puppy meet up in the back yard.  Bailey is such a good dog and was happy to chase Maglee around as they both nipped at each other.  They are about the same size and seemed to like each other, at least Bailey sure "liked" Maglee if you know what I mean.  ;)
We all just hung out for awhile, but then it was go time on the gingerbread houses.  Kevin made a batch of "glue," and we began.
Jennie helped out too.
We had a great spread of candy to decorate with, so there were plenty of options.  Jennifer and I were rookies, but I think they turned out pretty great.  But here is where you come in.  You get to decide who wins!  Which one is better?  Who did a better job decorating?  The one on the left or on the right?
So you could see the whole house, I decided to take a little video, so here it is...

Who is the Gingerbread House Decorating Winner?


Caratunk Girl

That looks like so much fun!!!! I like the one on the right best!!

Ironman By Thirty

I'm calling it a tie!

You are too kind. It really wasn't that much work. I even had time for an ironman party, run, and other stuff on Saturday.

We are really glad that we're both able to make the drive into GR.


I'm not going to pick! Since I've never actually made one you are all way ahead of me! Very nice!


The house on the right is my favorite!


I never made a ginger bread house, now I want to

How cool to just meet up and it didnt involve bikes, running shoes, gu, lycra, pace, and garmins. Didnt know such events took place in life?!?!?!


Wow - it is way to hard to choose because they both look amazing! Glad you guys had a wonderful time. Your little pup is so cute!


Whoever eats their's the fastest WINS!!!


We're so glad that you guys could come visit! We had a blast! Oh, and thanks for leaving behind the yummy cookies! Not sure if that was intentional, but it's appreciated. ;)

kessia reyne

Hmm. Tough one. The house on the right has some impressive curb appeal, but I'm partial to the roof on the left house. So... it's close, but I vote the left house!


ACK! I can't believe I missed this post! I love the houses!! I wouldn't have been able to decide on one or the other - both are fantastic and a million times better than I could ever do :)


How fun! Two great couples and a day spent playing with candy. What more could you want???

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