Chasing the Sugar High: Decorating Gingerbread Houses

Holiday Season is in full swing over here, and boy does our family like a good party. We celebrate everything big and small, these past few weeks have certainly given us good reason to cheers our glasses! Along with all the holiday partying, my brother and his wife had a little girl and my baby sister got engaged to an amazing guy and great friend of Gavin’s so we are feeling blessed! As I’ve mentioned before, I have 4 siblings ( Patrick, Kj, Scotty, Jenna) and 4 cousins who we share a property with ( Rachel, Madi, Grace, Jack) that I consider siblings and over the holiday season we spend basically every waking moment together. Family is by far the most important thing in our life and I’m grateful I’m stuck with ones I like to be around!


Last night we got together for one of my favorite traditions, Gingerbread Houses! This isn’t your average decorating party, its hosted by the best babysitter in the world, Gina! (seen below in red) Gina actually babysat me when I was a little girl and she now babysits my kiddos once a week! She is the best, I have never met someone like her and probably never will. She goes crazy as soon as Halloween ends and ends up with 50-60 tubs of different candies! She hand makes every gingerbread house with love, and literally creates a party in our dining room!



Wyatt and the kids went crazy, they were eye level with the candy so of course by the end of the night the house felt like a zoo of animals on a sugar high. Watching kids decorate the houses is always so representative of their personalities. Wyatt was very detailed and meticulous for about 5 minutes, then forgot all about his house and  started eating the frosting. I let him. If I can binge on candy once in a while, so can he. Thankfully he relaxed and today is a new day, no candy for a long time!





Holiday season is such a happy time, I hope you are all enjoying the time with your loved ones participating and creating new traditions! I’ve been having so much fun celebrating, that I have not finished my gifts! If you are in the same boat, check out my Amazon Prime gift list for kids of all ages here!



Hope you all have a wonderful day! I see people from different places around the country and world reading on here and would love if you would comment below where you are from! Writing for my blog has been so much fun and I am so grateful for all of your suport!


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  1. Lisa
    December 21, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    Thank you for the morning smiles!!

  2. Lisa
    December 21, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    Headed to SLO tonight to experience some added cheer!!!

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