Christmas is truly full of traditions with family and friends. One of our favorite traditions is the making of ginger bread houses which we do with our friends, the Lippuner family. It started way back when the kids were barely capable of making two pieces of graham crackers stick together, back when they ate more candies than they put on their houses, back when Brahms' house was called a "Junk Yard" because that's what it really looked like. Last year, however, Marcus made a beautiful Church with a steeple and a cross on the top. We were then joined by Stephen Denghausen, Shannon's friend, when he made a very simple ginger bread house which was named (by Brahms) "Abraham Lincoln's Cabin".
Amber, our transient dog (owned by the Cha Family) was with us again. The kids love her and she's just the perfect size for our not-so-dog-loving family.