Tuesday, November 20, 2007

1st Annual Jones Family Gingerbread House Competition

My family decided to have a gingerbread house competition this past Sunday. I guess they decided they want it to be an annual event, so this is the FIRST of what I kinda hope might be a forgotten about event.

My parent's neighbor came and judged them (with my family it always has to be a competition) I got third pl
ace, but I also worked alone. Everyone else had their spouse/boyfriend. Easton was supposed to be my partner, but ditched me at the last minute. My brother Mitch had his wife Tavi, Easton, and my dad. I think I should get extra props.

What are your votes for the best/least favorites. Rank them #1-#5, cause I want to get your opinions. You'll have to ignore the "illegal" use of plastic animals/other non-food items on this first house. The individuals responsible claimed they didn't get told any rules, let alone that this was against the rules. We were supposed to bring our own gingerbread/graham crackers/ building structure, and our own candy. My mom made all the icing.

The numbers for each of the entries are located beneath the photograph.

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

Grandpa Keetch watched us AND the kids. How cute is this picture of him feeding Baby Brooklynn!!!

5 comments:

kristen said...

They are all so cute; and I must add much better than anything I could produce.

But I guess I would go with: 1, 5, 2, 4, 3

QueenMeadow said...

You have one talented family! I'm very impressed.

I would order them first to last 2, 4, 5, 3, 1.

Kristeee said...

You know, that's a really tough call. I'd probably tie #2 and #5 for first (I like the brick work on #2 and love the roof on #5), then #4 (WOW with the landscaping, the billowing smoke and extra props on the doormat!), #1 (cheaters), and #3 (though I liked the stone work).

Shamelessly said...

4,2,5,1,3.
I think I have to say that it was the overall colorfulness that made me come to this conclusion as I can't see all the clever little details. Now... number three looks like someone who knows too much about REAL houses lol. Was that your brother in law? Can we eat it?

Birdee said...

Ok...my vote: 4, 5, 2, 3, 1. I hope I remembered the right order. I love the billowing chimney on 4. I liked the pond idea too! I think you should continue the tradition but make sure you have a 'partner' next year that won't ditch you! :)