old&new traditions

If you've been a follower of my blog for while or just a good friend, then you might know that every year my family holds a Gingerbread House Competition. This is our 6th year, and it might have incidentally become my favorite.

For the first time since we started this, the girls team's house wouldn't stand. We had bought a newer, fancier kind and should have known better. Always go with the tried and true, good ole standard house. The guys graciously decided to let us join their team to make one big Gingerbread city. This year the theme was Christmas songs. The girls chose "Marshmallow World" and the guys "Christmas in Memphis". So our final piece became a Winter, Snowy, Blue Memphis City complete with the Memphis skyline, Memphis Pyramid, Memphis bridge, MS river, snowmen,  and Covenant Bank (because we are entering their competition). It turned out pretty awesome in my opinion and we were all winners;) But don't worry, next year the girls will take them down!

Gingerbread houses from years past: 

We also started a new tradition this year. Matching cousin pajamas, ornament making with lolli, and a movie night. It was absurd how cute the five of them were. I can't wait to see how it grows with each passing year, and eventually there be like 20+ cousins all in matching pjs under that tree. CAN'T WAIT! Bring on the babies!!
 that picture ^^ there. There has never been a truer image of my son. It perfectly capture his oh, so silly personality.
And how him and his BFF are always on the same page. Judah's silly face cracks me up. Those two boys are going to cause us some major trouble in the years to come;)


Rachel said...

Your gingerbread city is awesome. I love it!

Allison said...

Love the cousin pics. Your boy is So adorable!