Monday, January 01, 2007

Annual Gingerbread Building Contest

Well, in December Tim and I met with some church and G.C.A friends to build gingerbread houses. Last year we came in LAST place with a very tall homeless shelter (it was not intended to be that originally --it just kind of turned out that way!)

This year we were determined to pull out of our last place position. We started well, lifting the walls together...
But we hit a low when we realized we had built the walls to wide to support the roof. Here is Tim at his most frustrated point. He worked very hard to make it all work together.




And even though our roof fell down a few times, we finally got it to stay put.
Here is the outcome of our hours of hard work together...

We were pretty proud of ourselves...









That is until we saw the houses that the other couples built...





There was a barn with shredded wheat as hay, a tall house that was built to match the builder's house, a lighthouse with much detail, and a miniature gingerbread village with little tin foil men throwing snowballs and sledding.


So needless to say after the casting of the votes, we came in LAST place again! Oh well! We enjoyed making our gingerbread house and had a great time with our friends :o)

10 comments:

smlogan said...

that gingerbread looks strangely akin to my favorite graham crackers.

Anonymous said...

that's hilarious and looks so fun!! I must say I've never built one before!! did you eat them afterwards?!?! :)

journeyer said...

so sad... jules. what do they say though? "better luck next year?". I DO like your snowy ground. And no one else seemed to have a cute snowman with red boots either, so you had to get SOME creativity points.

jeileenbaylor said...

Logan--I have nothing to say to you :o)

Linds--We actually made these at someones house in south norfolk, and because ours was so unstable, it fell down before we made it to the car :O()
We did eat plenty WHILE we were making it though!

Kate- Thanks for the props...perhaps we will learn from our mistakes and beat everyone next year!

smlogan said...

too late.

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea:) I will definitely have to remember that for next years' friends and family get-togethers!

deb said...

I wouldn't have voted for you to be in last place! (Prejudiced? YES!)

jeileenbaylor said...

Mom B! Thanks for commenting :o) And thanks for your prejudice vote of confidence :o)
Love you

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun; I've never made one. I wouldn't have given you last place! Great job.

jeileenbaylor said...

Thanks kristen... you are sweet :o)