the new housing market

The real housing market may be down, but this Christmas housing market did OK. Parts of it collapsed in the process, but we still had a lot of fun. Last year I did this project with the Gillott family, so I decided to carry on the tradition of building graham cracker “gingerbread” houses with my family.

Kaleb and I both enjoyed eating the candy and goodies, sometimes more than building. My mom created a smaller home, but her house was so cute! Kevin dedicated the most time to his house, which was an amazing piece of architectural creativity. He even ate the graham crackers to create the triangular-shaped pieces!


Kaleb and Marissa painting the walls of their house . . . and then eating the icing.


Kaleb constantly asked his Mommy what their house needed next. Marissa said, “A miracle!” So he decided to watch a Christmas movie while she finished building.

Kevin worked the longest on his house. He had the idea of using peanut butter to hold the uniquely shaped graham crackers together.


Here’s my house. It wasn’t held together well, so there would be a bad draft in the wintertime. But it was festive! Notice the M&Ms?

This was Marissa an Kaleb’s final project. She had amazing infrastructure with marshmallows and toothpicks.

Dad’s house kept collapsing, so he wanted me to hurry and take a photo before it collapsed again. He had a wonderful color scheme!

Here is Kevin’s final project. Amazing!


Mom had the smallest house, but it held together well. And looked adorable!

What Christmas traditions are you participating in? Enjoy fun times with family and friends!

One thought on “the new housing market

  1. I love it! So Glad you found a fun way to relax and enjoy being with family. This weekend, I did a massive re-organization of all of my digital photos why I sniffled due to a cold. We don’t have graham crackers here in Portugal and I’m not sure what I’d be able to find for a substitute – so maybe I’ll just do some regular baking this Christmas

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