Friday, December 19, 2008

Of gingerbread and men.

My husband loves, loves, loves gingerbread. Gingerbread men, ginger snaps, loaves. You name it. He loves.

But I could take it or leave it. Although he tells me if I had gingerbread the way his mom used to make it I would be a convert. I'm not so sure.

Since he loves it and I don't, he makes a big batch of gingerbread men every year with the kids.

Everybody together now - "Awwwwwwwwwww! What a wonderful man!"

Back off, people! He's mine!

Anyway, last Sunday Dan and the kids made gingerbread men while I worked on the Christmas cards.

We had the fire going, Christmas music playing in the background and the tree lights shining.

I know that sounds idyllic but don't get me wrong.

The kids bickered, flour flew everywhere, Dan got frustrated with the dough and I lamented that the stamps cost more than the cards.

But to me, it was a perfect afternoon.

Just perfect.




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21 comments:

Denise said...

Sweet family time is such a dear blessing.

Annikke said...

What sweet family memories!

Merrily Down the Stream said...

and how!
xoxoxox

Lee and Beth said...

How fun. I love making cookies with the kids. Just not cleaning up after their mess. Ha ha. Have a merry Christmas Beth and family! :)

Amanda of Shamelessly Sassy said...

How sweet, I love your kitchen! It's beautiful.

Maggie said...

What a fun and traditional evening!! I'm like you, Gingerbread cookies are OK, but I could take them or leave them. I love how pretty they look when they are all decorated, though. And how fun for the kids!!

My husband doesn't care for them at all. During our Honeymoon, we stayed at a lodge and every time we'd leave and come back, they had fresh Ginger Snap cookies hanging on the door for us shaped like a deer or bear, etc. One evening after we'd been there a couple of days, my husband sees the little gift on the door and says to me, "Oh no, not more Ginger-Craps!" LOL

Jennie said...

What a beautiful Christmas tradition!

Pam said...

Where was the KASM? Was it sad and lonely in the basement? Just kidding. Would it like to come and live at my house?

In all seriousness, that is really sweet that your husband has that tradition he likes to do with the kids. I would be unimaginably stressed out if my husband decided to make cookies. And in shock.

Heather said...

My husband LOVES gingerbread too! It's his favorite. I may have to steal this idea from you next year so I can have time to do some catch up Christmas errands

Badness Jones said...

That's so sweet. My husband doesn't bake, and he doesn't like gingerbread, which means that those are the only cookies safe to leave lying around, lol!

Melanie said...

Yep... my idea of the perfect afternoon, too!

Merry Christmas, Beth!

Totallyscrappy said...

The stuff memories are made of!

Jewel said...

That is so great that he made cookies with the kids! AND I do understand what you mean about the stamps costing more than the cards! Whew! But I did send quite a few cards this year to family and friends that I don't see very often. My mom made the most wonderful gingerbread. She baked it in a gingerbread man shaped pan and we topped it with cool whip. Now, I loved hers but I've not been able to make anything that even comes close through the years. I believe it was because "Mom" made it.

eetomost said...

ohh, now I'm craving those little uncooked gingerbread man bites:) What a great tradition you guys are starting!!! AWESOME!

leigh-NC

Christina said...

Great pictures. I love gingerbread men but I can't find the gingerbread cookie cutter and when I tried a few stores they didn't have one so today I am trying Walmart.

jaime said...

that seems like it was a good time! bickering and all... :)

My Goodness said...

Very cool...messy, but cool!

entertainingmom said...

Sounds just like my family ... from the dad wanting to bake to the dad losing patience to the kids bickering and flour flying everywhere and me moaning about the stamps! It is wonderful isn't it?!!

shopannies said...

It takes a real man to bake and they look like such a happy family. Creating memories that will last a lifetime

Jaina said...

What a wonderful tradition. You should know that I am also now craving gingerbread.

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