Monday, December 8, 2008

Gingerbread men, snow mountains, etc.

UPDATED TO BE INCLUDED ON BOOMAMAS tour of Homes - - Christmas Edition... Please go by there and see all the wonderful homes that are decorated for Christmas!!!

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As previously noted – we were supposed to move – on Nov. 15.

We didn’t.

We have boxes stacked everywhere! This was causing a problem when I tried to create my Christmas decoration mental image because one set of those boxes, the ones in the living room, were just in the way!

I refuse to unpack the boxes though.... So, now they are magically transformed to a snow mountain - - decorated with ribbons, glitter, stuffed animals, and a nativity scene..



Why yes - - it is a bit junky looking... but much more festive than a bunch of brown boxes!!


We call it “making the best of a less-than-perfect situation.” One more reminder that we REALLY want a new house - - and I just am praying that I don’t have to unpack one more box until I am in a new house.

We also did our own Gingerbread house this year – My first one!

The last picture is the back of the house... looking amazingly like the front of the house. Its the pattern that came in the Walmart box - I don't know of many houses that have the same print on the front as the back... but these ginger people, I think they get in ruts too easily. They make up for it in their candy coated decorations though.
Ronnie was mostly in charge of decorations – his creativity amazes me. We had to buy extra icing in multiple colors so that there would be enough variety in color options. I wondered if that was the smartest thing to do, seeing as how this house has a history of ant problems. But, so far, so good - - and it made the house so much cuter!

He also roasted his own marshmallows.

And here is the mantle – looking majorly like it did last year.

Here is the tree - -



And one of the FOUR “first Christmas together 2007” ornaments that we have. Not that I am indecisive (well.. maybe) but more because we bought ours and then received three as gifts! Its great to have back-ups for when we break them… it always happens.

Anyway – it helped to get me more in the Christmas spirit – something that has not really happened to this point. Its usually my favorite time of year – this year it seems to be missing something. Not sure why – but just praying that the “wonder” of the season and the amazement at the birth of my Savior will come to be more than just a list of things to do as we go through this season.

21 comments:

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Julie Tiemann said...

Wow - I love what you did with the boxes! Seriously!

And cute gingerbread house, too. We're going to make them on Christmas Day. We're going to use graham crackers though. You guys should try it that way next year so that Ronnie can put even more of his creativity to use!

Just Me'n Mine said...

Cool mountain. Cool little village with lights. Did you eat the house yet?

justjessie said...

Hey, I think the box mountain is a fabulous solution! I'm proud of you for making something good out of it. :)
Your gingerbread house is cute, too. We never did one until Grayson was born.
I know what you mean about the Christmas spirit. I keep waiting for it to hit me, and I'm getting worried, because Christmas is a very short time away! Maybe we should just fake it until it really hits?

Bonita said...

Snow mountain- what a clever idea! Lovely decor.

Jill_in_AL said...

I found you from BooMama....sorry you are still living in boxes. My house is for sale and I'm hoping to start boxing soon. Can relate to the praying, waiting, walking through seemingly open doors for them to then slam. I can relate, girl! Nice gingerbread house and snow mountains regardless! J

Carrie said...

The box mountain ... way to put a positive and festive spin on your house situation! And I love the roasting marshmellow pic! HA! I don't know the house story, but I will pray for you that God's will be done in your situation. Thank you for sharing and have a very Merry Christmas ... box mountain and all!

justcandice said...

You're so cute- you made me laugh...esp. the box mountain. Curious about your mission trip? We are workers in Thailand which is why I wonder. Anyway, pray that your Christmas is really special and meaningful and that you'll have time to just reflect and feel His love.

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