Happy Boxing Day everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful and peaceful holiday. In my house today is a good day for relaxing and reminiscing. I'm probably going to work a layout about our annual gingerbread house decorating. We've been doing this for seven years (gasp!). I thought it would be fun to look back and review how I've scrapped the same event six times - I haven't started on this years layout.
Our first attempt at a gingerbread house was back in 2006. How little my daughter is!
I knew even then that we would be attempting it again. Apparently I had some help with the construction because the next year was not as successful:
Apparently I did not improve over time because I seem to have the same problem the following year (2008)! At least he kids' skills are improving.
The next year was a break from tradition. I forgot to get a gingerbread kit but luckily Molly was given one to decorate and I recorded the aftermath - the eating, rather than the decorating of the house. Who says it has to be all about the decorating?
We were back on track in 2010, with a new type of house. I thought a new house would mean less trouble building (or keeping the house together):
And finally, the house from 2011. The kids are quite the experts at this stage but I think I still have some roof troubles. Would it still be a tradition if I didn't?
I'll work on my 2012 edition today! I hope this gives you some ideas for scrapping one of your holiday traditions or at least inspires you to go back and look at your older layouts. It's fun to have a little trip down memory lane!