Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Christmas Surprise

The other night, one of our ward members knocked on our door. She has served as our son's Webelos leader for the last year, so her visit wasn't a total surprise, but the reason for her visit was.



She handed my husband this gorgeous homemade gingerbread house. It took her five days to make, from baking the gingerbread to letting each layer set.



She then adds tiny little touches all over, from lattice work on the shutters to a stack of firewood, made of Tootsie Rolls, propped up against the house.



This was truly a labor of love. She makes two a year, one for her house and one to give away. This year, we were the lucky recipients. She said that our son was a special boy in the Webelos den and they thought a lot of him and of our family, so she wanted us to have the house this year.



This act of service touched my heart so deeply. That she would take the time to create something so wonderful, and that she would share this talent of hers with us, made the season so special for me. Thanks, Sister Spaulding, for choosing us this year.

16 comments:

Kimberly Job said...

Wow! That is amazing. I love gingerbread houses. And she's right, your son is a special boy, probably because he has a special mom. Merry Christmas, Tristi!

Shari said...

All I can say is Wow!

Don said...

Wow - that house looks dangerously delicious. Very, very nice.

Angie said...

Wow. That is really amazing. What a beautiful gift. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

L.T. Elliot said...

WOW. That is just...INCREDIBLE. What a wonderful, sweet thing to have done. Merry Christmas, Tristi.

M. Gray said...

Wow! That is simply the most amazing gingerbread house I have ever seen.

Dennis Agle said...

A. Those are amazing gingerbread houses. I am Cubmaster, and our boys made gingerbread houses at our last pack meeting, and they looked nothing like these.

B. Thanks for including our Liken the Scriptures DVD in your Christmas to-do list!

Just Joany said...

What an amazing friend! I'm so glad you were the recipients this year. Have a very Merry Christmas!

~ Just Joany
Red Wagon Flights

Daron D. Fraley said...

That is the best looking gingerbread house I have ever seen. Awesome.

Merry Christmas Tristi!

Ronda Hinrichsen said...

I, too, can't help but be in awe of her generosity. I've made gingerbread houses--never this beautiful, though--and I know how much time and effort they require. You are definitely blessed, Tristi, to have someone who loves you so much! Merry Christmas!

Karlene said...

I'm totally impressed. I just made one of the kit houses with my grandson yesterday and, uhm, it looked nothing like that!

Heather Justesen said...

Holy cow! That makes my cakes look like child's play. That is the sweetest thing for her to do. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas!

Heather B. Moore said...

What a great talent she has--and so lucky she shared it with your family.

Chas Hathaway said...

Holy cow!! That's the most involved gingerbread house I've ever seen. SO COOL!

Chas

Nichole Giles said...

Beautiful! I love that idea. What a sweet, thoughtful gift. I hope you and your wonderful family had a Merry Christmas.

Nichole

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

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