Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Around this house there is a tradition that started when the kids were much younger.  An artistic rendition of Christmas is created every year using homemade gingerbread.  It started out innocent enough with simple 4 sided structures that resembled houses and barns.  As the girls got older the houses became more sophisticated with windows, shingled roofs, wrap around porches and Christmas lights.  Icing is the glue that holds everything together and different candies are added to create a unique display.  The best part is that every item used is edible.  We have gingerbread to snack on well into January. 
This year the tradition took a strange and according to some a very dark turn.  No more houses, barns or cute settings of Christmas scenes.  No more visions of sugar plums and dancing fairies. 
Star Wars geeks will recognize this as an AT AT vehicle which made its first appearance in Episode V "The Empire Strikes Back".  Our gentle loving daughters are not as gentle as they appear to be.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.