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A sad day in Gingerbread Village

December 9, 2010
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Friends Jason and Michelle helped us decorate gingerbread houses last weekend.

They aren't finished yet. Just wait.

Michelle doesn’t mess around.  She is a Serious Gingerbread House Decorator.  I’m pretty sure the Smithsonian would be interested in one of her pieces.  Amazing.  And to make our post-adornment photo shoot more fun, she suggested setting up a village with cars, people, and animals.  Oh yes.  Awesome.

The village was beautiful and serene.  Marshmallow smoke billowed from chimneys.  Licorice snap logs were piled on back porches.  Gumdrop luminaries glowed along licorice rope driveways and spearmint leaf trees sparkled with sugary colored lights.Marshmallow snowmen sat inside pretzel fences and smiled at candy deer and squirrels frolicking across granulated sugar-snow-covered lawns.

And then, Michelle and Jason left with their houses and good influences, leaving Gingerbread Village vulnerable to attack.

The animals took over.  It was mayhem.  It was like something out of a Bruce Willis nightmare in 12 Monkeys.

The village has been evacuated and all citizens have taken refuge in a shelter at the North Pole until order can be restored.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 10, 2010 8:29 am

    That is just about the cutest display I’ve seen in ages. Love them. You just put a BIG smile on my face on a very cold, dreary morning.

  2. Courtney permalink
    December 10, 2010 11:48 am

    Wow. Wow. Where to begin? Is the giraffe responsible for the man on top of the roof? And flamingos the size of polar bears? And clearly you were holding back yesterday as these gingerbread houses rock and the ones our playgroup made? Um, not so rocking. Or maybe it was a commentary on your original gingerbread village? Like it was the post-mayhem village?

  3. Michelle permalink
    December 13, 2010 11:59 am

    Oh the humanity! Have you contacted FEMA yet? This could be their only shot at redeeming themselves. We are prepared to take in refugees and rescue Chilean minors (that’s why they are wearing the hard hats right?). Do you have an address where good citizens can send aid for more vanilla frosting supplies? Should I take up a ginger collection or do you already have this covered? Are your children working as wildlife volunteer rangers to round up the displaced animals? Have they gotten their rabies shots? I’m so sorry to bombard you with questions but clearly this is an very urgent yet very confusing situation. I hope that there will be a link to live coverage on CNN soon. My thoughts are with your family and poor sugar-coated people of this village. We are pulling for you!

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