I’m very sorry dear Bloggie for ditching you this past week. But you know how it gets around the holidays. Especially when vacationing at home – I’m so out of my normal routine, I seriously forget to take pictures! Okay, maybe you don’t know what it’s like since you are, in fact, just a blog. But Bloggie, do you forgive me? I loooooovvveeee you 🙂 Thanks.
Now that my sappy love letter to my blog is done with, I’d like to apologize to you guys as well. I’m telling you – being home throws off my whole routine! Bad bad Tay.
Anyways, I know you all are probably sick of seeing gingerbread houses by now, but you know how big of a tradition it is in my family as I showed you before. But you have yet to see the 2009 creation 😉
We got to work.
I decided to make a non-traditional house this year, and celebrated my school spirit.
Cal Poly style!
My school colors are yellow & green if you couldn’t tell 😉
I decorated each wall with an aspect to my school.
Starbucks and the 6a bus (bus I take to school). Notice the chairs (made out of caramels) with the coffee mugs on the table.
El Corral Bookstore with some sweatshirts and hats for sale in the window (sorry it’s not the best angle). And Bowling alley rooftop. Okay – I originally did not intend for my bowling alley to be on the roof. But I realized after I had decorated my pieces, that I accidentally decorated the roof piece instead of the wall piece as the bowling alley. Rather than scrape it all off and start over, I decided to make it a really cool bowling alley on the rooftop! Why not? 😉
(I didn’t realize until now that I didn’t have any great pictures of the bowling alley/bookstore side – sorry!)
The Library. And the ‘P Hill’.
The hillside next to my school is decorated with a large letter ‘P’ (for Poly).
My sister made the most hilarious house ever – Costco!
(The green things are Christmas trees for sale)
Parking lot with shopping carts, and even flatbeds.
She did a great job.
It was a fun day of picture taking
Dancing (don’t ask)
And candy eating 😉 This was the extra candy!!
Tip for easy clean-up: Lay down a thow-away table cloth before decorating. When you’re done, all you have to do it gather it all up and throw the whole thing away. Saves lots of scrubbing the table and wiping off excess trash/candy!
Once all our houses were complete, we put them all together (including my other sister and my mom’s house) as a Gingerbread Village.
But you’ll have to wait until our Christmas Party to see the finalized village. It will be on display for dessert 😉