Today, Day 24, I am thankful for family traditions. For as long as I can remember, we have been going to Aunt Lee Lee's house after Thanksgiving to make and decorate Gingerbread houses. The girls do houses and the boys do trains, and we cover them in every candy imaginable.
Of course, since Aunt Lee Lee is so creative and always goes above and beyond, the gingerbread houses now come on elaborate cardboard stands that you put together, and the day also includes make-your-own pizza and snacks while we work.
While our houses never look quite the way we imagined, and sometimes the house won't stay together without a ton of icing holding it together, it's the family bonding time that is the best part! It has been awesome getting together as a family and doing this, but it's gotten more and more fun as we've grown older. Her hard work definitely does not go unnoticed!