What an amazing day we had yesterday, when Lindee, Mallory, Clara, Emma, & I all headed to Asheville, to The Grove Park Inn, to check out the amazing gingerbread creations. I have really never seen anything like it. We visited the Charlotte show a few weeks ago, but seeing these national award winners was amazing. Everything on the display had to be edible, and 75% of it had to be homemade. Just incredible. This was one of my favorites, and understandably was in the top ten. t
Saturday morning Jeff got the final touches put on our Christmas village. It is so big now, and takes an entire day to put up, so he only does that every other year. Mason, especially, had been wanting it to go up this year, so I know he’ll be excited to get here to see it.
Then that afternoon Jeff, Meg, Little Hope, & I were in the audience for the matinee performance of The Nutcracker, presented by the York County Ballet. Here we are afterwards, with the best Arabian Corps member ever :-). Such a good day.
What a fun morning we had yesterday, when Lindee, Mallory, Clara, Emma & I went to Ballantyne Hotel to see the gingerbread houses that were on display from the competition they’d held earlier. They had categories, and awards, for children, amateurs, and professionals – plus the girls got to vote on the People’s Choice Award. This was one of my favorites – a family made this Nativity Scene Gingerbread House. I just loved all the details. So, so clever.