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Gingerbread House Photos!


Tuesday, December 04, 2012

In another section of the Festival Of Trees, they have a gingerbread house contest between local media outlets! Also, after seeing all those drool triggering delights, they have a booth set up that sells gingerbread cookies. I actually had no trouble resisting these as it turned out they were the crunchy store bought ones you get in bulk. Nothing beats home made, soft, chewy, spicy gingerbread cookies :P They used to sell those cute little pfeffernusse (home made) cookies too, but no more I guess.

A neat First Nation theme:

Love the horse here:

This looks like chocolate!

Lovely church:

Cookie heaven!!!

Neat figures inside the house!

I enjoyed my day off, getting in 190 minutes of exercise, speedwalked to the club and back to finish up something, then came back and hit the data entry. I finished the big job and now I have two reports left to sum everything up and also to make sure I thank everyone who volunteered for the club. This is very tough because I give my report after the President and he thanks everyone first, stealing the thunder so to speak.
I also have to be prepared to hand out awards this Monday at our Christmas luncheon. The lady who prints them up leaves them at the club in the last minute for me to cut them out and attach the free plays with paper clips to the certificates. People who win bridge club championships get certificates with a free play award to a game. I photograph everyone, but do get frustrated when most of the people getting awards aren't there and I end up taking a picture of one person from a team of four for example.
The cold, stormy weather continues, and I am missing a great photo opportunity. My Mom was telling me about the wier completely disappearing under high water and ice and that people are taking pictures of it like crazy as its never been that high ever, looks just like a lake instead of a river!
Tomorrow is very busy. Two appointments in the morning, one I have to walk quite a ways to and will cut it close getting back to the club in time for the game. I have a game in the STaC with my mentor. Which is a special tournament game in which we earn silver points. Not that I need any anymore.
Have a Wonderful Wednesday everyone!
Hugs,
Linda
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ILIKETOZUMBA 12/24/2012 1:40PM

    Wow, those houses are GORGEOUS. So festive! Have a very merry Christmas. :)

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AMOMENTSNOTICE 12/24/2012 5:32AM

    Nice!
: )

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DOGMOMMA2THREE 12/13/2012 9:07AM

    You do realize that you put us all to shame, right? Ha! The pictures are amazing...says she who doesn't bake at all. I can only imagine me trying my hand at one of those houses.....ha!

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WATERMELLEN 12/7/2012 9:12PM

    I remember making a gingerbread house most years with my kids: lots of sticky icing everywhere. Then we would have a toboggan party after Christmas and invite their friends to eat it up . . . .fun times.

And you can bet the ones in your pics look WAAAAAY more professional!

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JUNEAU2010 12/5/2012 9:58PM

    I know what you mean about gingerbread. I have a recipe from my grandmother that predates the Civil War as it was handed down a couple of generations to her. We used to make those cookies together from scratch. The dough was really stiff and hard for my little hands to roll out, but the thought of those richly flavored cookies makes my mouth water!

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LESLIES537 12/5/2012 5:36PM

    Very cool!! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 12/5/2012 11:31AM

    We always have a gingerbread house at Christmas, but not near as fancy as these. Thanks for posting. Maybe we'll have to get more exotic!!

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LINDAKAY228 12/5/2012 11:14AM

    Those gingerbread houses are so pretty! Loved them. Thanks

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C8TSON 12/5/2012 11:03AM

    WOW!!! 190 minutes of exercise in one day! emoticon Also, love those pics of the gingerbread houses! People who can work with cookies and cakes and icing to make such beautiful art are truly talented! Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 12/5/2012 9:53AM

    Loved the photos. Thanks again for sharing.
Have a terrific day.
Sallie

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CELIAMINER 12/5/2012 8:53AM

    So creative and a far cry from my one piddly attempt years ago! Too bad about the pfefferneuse. My mom made those every year right after Thanksgiving, then stored them in a tin to harden for a few weeks. I've never found store-bought ones as good as hers.

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ONEKIDSMOM 12/5/2012 6:29AM

    Food as art! Love it. Sorry about the pfefferneuse (however you spell it) not being there this year... refresh my memory, those are flavored with anise?

Anyway, thanks for the photos, they are helping me get the Spirit of the Season, which the weather down here has been deferring. But, there is hope: the forecast says Winter will show up this weekend! So, I'm thinking decorate on the weekend. emoticon

May your busy today go well! Oh, and I did want to say, don't worry about the president of the club stealing your "thank you" thunder... those who volunteer KNOW whose thank you means the most, and I am sure that for many of them, that would be YOURS! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 12/5/2012 2:51AM

    Lovely pics Linda.
You are always on the go. Day off? Ha! emoticon

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POSITIVELY_EB 12/5/2012 12:17AM

    "Day off??" Was that "day off" I heard??? Could have fooled me!!! emoticon

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MAREANNIE 12/4/2012 11:33PM

    Wow!! Lovely!! I have been invited to a Christmas Party this weekend where all guests will be creating Gingerbread Houses!!

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_CYNDY55_ 12/4/2012 11:28PM

    Thank You so very much for Sharing the Wonderful Photo's!
emoticon Very Awesome emoticon they are!!!!!
Loved them All!


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FENWAYGIRL18 12/4/2012 11:21PM

    Thanks for sharing the pics I enjoyed them! emoticon

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