We have enjoyed making ginger bread houses before, but this is the first time in a long time we created them from scratch. We split up in teams; Andrea and Megan made one house, Audrey and Adrian worked together on another and Allan and I designed one. Andrea baked the gingerbread last night and each team “glued” them together to sit overnight. This morning we spent a few hours decorating our houses.
We had so much fun, that we decided to make this a yearly tradition. Except next year we plan to draw names for teams. All of the houses turned out wonderfully and we will enjoy them a few days before “maybe” eating them.
Mark and Katie were able to come over this weekend. Mark and Audrey both had homework, so I am glad we decided to spend one day playing and hung around the house the other days.
The dunes were very popular this weekend, but we were thankful to find a quiet corner to ourselves. We played in the strong waves at first, but then moved to a less rocky section of beach with quieter (but still strong ) waves.
After spending all day there, we came home sun burnt, tired and extremely rested.
Last week, I was privileged to spend the evening taking pictures of my friends Melody and Steven. We had a lot of fun taking maternity photos in one of the very last warm fall days this month. (We were not the only ones, there were at least four other photographers in our area!)
Melody suggested a tree lined entrance that I had never been to. The colors there were perfect! Then we moved on to the mill and took a few more.
Congratulations Melody and Steven! I am looking forward to meeting your new little one soon.