Saturday, December 28, 2013

Gingerfest 2013

We hosted an Ugly Sweater Christmas party called Gingerfest this year.  It was a blast!!  We had 7 couples there.  We started with a gingerbread building contest that was intense.  We then had a white elephant gift exchange and ended with a game of mafia.  I'm so thankful for so many fun couples in our ward!!  I took pictures of everyone with their houses.  Everyone did so well!!

Brad and Lindsey Kelstrom - these two are an answer to many prayers on my behalf of making new friends when we moved up here.  They are great and we love them so much!!  Their entry was titled, "Rustic Country Christmas."

Anna and David Sherwood with "The Polar Express."

Richie and Renee Peterson with "Snowman Hospital."  Renee won the contest of best mustache.

Ryan and Liesl Cannon with "Hobbit Hole."  These two won 1st place when our group voted at the end.  They live downstairs from us.  Ryan is the landlord's son.  They let us use their basement for the gingerbread decorating part of the party.  I loved the hobbit hole!!

Jocelyn and Mike Murdock with "Old School."  This one won 2nd place.

Robert and Melanie Allred with "Snowman Graveyard."  This one won last place and therefore Robert had to serenade his wife later on that night.  It was quite hilarious.

And last but not least, ours titled "Two by two."

Kyle and Stacey judged the entries via Skype and they did a great job.  They chose ours as 1st place but we felt guilty being we had hosted the party and had experience so we passed on the first place winnings to the 2nd place winners.  I do have to say that this is our best gingerbread house yet!!

The next day Boonie made a fire truck gingerbread house with all the leftover candy.

Man!!  Looking back at all these posts we certainly did have a busy month!!  This was the last major event.  We had the rest of the week before Christmas to enjoy it with our babies.

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