A couple of weeks ago Justin went Shopping with his Mom. They came home with a surprise that I was not allowed to see. I assumed that it was a Christmas gift, so I didn’t try to get any more information, but Sue was dying to tell me what they had bought.
Justin and I have been looking for fun new holiday activities to do every year. The last 6 months have made this easier because America has so many fun holidays. If you have been following the blog, you will know that some of these holidays were a first for me this year… Like Trick-or-Treating, Roasting S’mores, Fall Festivities, Making Pies, and so on. Check out our Fall Bucket List if you want to see all that we knocked off our list over the last 3 months. We would like to form some new traditions that we can continue when we have children of our own. We also plan on keeping up with most of the old ones too.
Making Gingerbread houses is something that we would like to do with our children one day, so Justin bought a few DIY packs for us to get some practice.
The kits come with gingerbread slabs for walls, and various bags of candy to decorate the houses with. The icing is in the kit box too. It just needs to be heated a little, and placed into a bag to making piping easier.
Candy Canes for the door, and green jelly sweets for grass and trees.
We each got to work on a house, and there were plenty of laughs while we got creative. What a great way to spend out last night at home. Justin and Enrique have been friends since they were in elementary school, so these final few hours were great for them before we left.
We said our final goodbyes to Enrique and his family. Sadly it will be a year, or more, until we see them again. We insisted that they take all the gingerbread houses home because we were leaving around 5am the following morning for Asia, and the sweets would go to waste.
Enrique, Veaney, and Aaliyah ~ Thank you for joining us in our new tradition!
We are grateful to have spent a couple of hours together, on our last night in Texas.