Christmas is over, but there is still plenty to share from the past couple weeks of festivities. At the beginning of our visit we went to my aunt's house to make gingerbread houses. I'd actually never made one before. At least I can't recall a time when I made one. I prepared by looking at gingerbread houses on Pinterest, which just made me feel inferior. I did learn that choosing a color scheme seemed to look the best, so I went with all chocolate candy with touches of red. My favorites were the super colorful ones my mom, sister, and cousin made though. Next time I may have to go the colorful route!
This one is my slightly dangerous-looking gingerbread house.
As this posts, I'll be on my way back to Georgia. I'm usually happy to return home after a visit but it's also kind of sad because we only get to visit our relatives once or twice a year. I'm glad there will still be a couple more weeks of winter break where I can relax at home. As much as I like our Illinois visits, they're not exactly relaxing. I need some time to get caught up on things when I get home! Plus Matt will be there to greet me when I return. It's a pleasant feeling to know someone misses you and is happy for you to be home. Though I feel the love when I come up to Illinois too!
Okay enough rambling. Happy Wednesday!