Saturday, November 26, 2011


(Less than a week left until I work out the winners for the ThanksGIVEaway! I'm getting so excited... Devin taught me how to create a random number generator.  Wee!)

'Tis the season for traditions, and we've been celebrating our favorite traditions big time around here lately.  We started off with the 4th ARFAFTR (Annual Rose Family and Friends Turkey Run), and then we quickly followed it up with our 5th Annual Rose Family and Friends Gingerbread House Making Party.  Each year we invite different people, and this year we invited Devin's graduate students.  One is from Colombia, and one is from China - needless to say this was a new experience for both of them.  Devin said he thinks they spent quite some time googling "Gingerbread Houses" before coming over so they would know what kind of candy was appropriate. (We always make our guests donate a bag or two of candy.)  You won't want to miss the surprise decoration Devin put on his and Hanna's house...

 Hallie and I worked together on our house.

Devin and Hanna worked together on this one.  Devin stuck Hanna's leftover pizza on the roof.  I know, right?


  1. Some day I hope to enjoy this ARFAfghmp tradition with you again. Gingerbread houses is a tradition for us now too thanks to you and your excellent recipe.

    Tell Devin that pizza was inventive but inappropriate. Props for ambition, but still. =)

  2. I feel special that you brought this to me last year. It sure looks like fun! Gingerbread is so tasty.

  3. Oh, and I can't get over how OLD Hanna looks in that last picture. Goodness!