Our Gingerbread House and a Holly Bloggy THANK YOU!

A SUPER HUGE thank you to my Holly Bloggy Secret Santa. Linda sent me these amazing goodies ... some of which she made herself!! I LOVE them all, especially that cute little clipboard. Oh, and how sweet is this lady? She put treats in the bag for Max, too :)) Thank you, Linda.

I've tried looking for Linda all over teacher blog land and I can't find her anywhere! I'd love to visit your blog, Linda. If you're reading this, can you please let me know who you are? Merry Christmas!

And ... Christmas Day at our house.

Mike and Chris hard at work decorating the gingerbread house.

Raina's right into it, too.

And ... ta dah! The finished product. 

I have to say it was just as much fun watching these guys decorate the house at 30 as it was when they were 6 years old :) And I noticed that the guys were all about getting lots of candy on the house (just like my Grade Ones) while Raina's side was artistic and tidy -- ha ha. BTW, Chris is on the left (Mike's best friend), Raina (Mike's girlfriend) and Michael (our oldest son).


  1. Wow! You got some great gifts :) I know that you didn't have to have a teaching blog to participate.

  2. Awwww, such a nice bloggy friend and the gingerbread house is a hoot. Your son is a handsome dude! :)

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  3. That's an awesome gingerbread house!!
    =) Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

  4. I love these pics, girl!!! So fun!! Email me at rebasutton@gmail.com! We need to be email buddies! =)

    I'm just south of you in land-locked Utah! I love the ocean, too!!!

  5. My family hasn't made a gingerbread house in quite a while. That brings back memories. The house looks great!
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

  6. Hey! I am just getting a chance to get over here. I'm glad you liked your gift! I actually just started a blog because of the Holly Bloggy Christmas...though I haven't posted anything yet. My first post will be about Holly Bloggy Christmas though :D Here is the link: http://downthelearingroad.blogspot.com/

    P.S I love your gingerbread house!

  7. Merry Christmas, Barbara! Looks like your family is enjoying the holidays!!

    First Grade Garden

    P.S. Love your son's Jets shirt :) We love our new hockey team!!

  8. Hi Amanda! The shirt was a Xmas gift ~ his Dad has one too. We were both born in Winnipeg. Is that where you're from?

  9. I have to comment because I rarely see my name in print!! Your son's girlfriend has the same name as me :) Beautiful gingerbread house, btw!

  10. Hi Raina! Yeah, it's an unusual name .... very pretty. I love it! Funny, 'cause I "met" another blogger on my running blog with the same name. Now that's three of you! Unless you're the same person. LOL!

  11. Thanks for posting your pics! It's so fun seeing what everyone got and sent! Thanks for participating!

    Ms. Preppy's Adventures in Primary and Polka Dots

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