Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Living Room

I promised my family more pictures of the house, and I'm going to see many of them this weekend, so I need to post a few.

The front door, from inside the house.

The Living Room, going around in a circle, for the most part. Obviously, taken at Christmas. Christmas Eve, I think.

It is important to note the cuckoo clock. I bought it in Germany in high school. It never worked. Cousin Tim and friend Josh both tried to fix it at one time or another. Friend A fixed it on Thanksgiving. Friend A wants bragging rights.

That counter is opposite the bookcases in the previous pictures. You can also see that the counter pretty much divides that space from the kitchen. That door hinge on the right side is the coat closet.

More pictures soon, I want to post the kitchen, but it won't photograph well in the dark, and I'm not home much in the light hours right now.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

My House, Gingerbread Style

Many of my friends and family have been demanding more house pictures, and they are coming, I promise. But in the meantime, here is a different view of my house.

Yup, that's a scale (we think) model of my house made out of gingerbread. So my friend A, who likes to take on big projects, decided it would be fun to make a gingerbread house. Okay, so do thousands of families. Then he decided that he should make my house out of gingerbread. Okay, a little ambitious, but a cool idea. Then he decided that typical gingerbread sheets were not sufficient, and so he would make bricks out of gingerbread. I pointed out that my house is not brick. This did not seem to matter.

I was actually quite impressed with how it turned out. All the windows and all the doors (4!) are there. Here's the view of the back of the house:

The back roof is a big piece, and we needed some support. But A insisted the entire thing be edible. So he created a support out of the tools we had.

And here are a few shots of it decorated. The decoration does not follow the actual look of the house.

It was pretty much an all-day activity, but we had a good time. And how cool is it to have your house made out of gingerbread?!