Every year at Christmas time for as long as I can remember, I've been involved in making a Gingerbread house with my family. When my kids were little, we got together with my mom and sisters to do this activity, but then it just got too big and overwhelming. Now my own kids and grands are enjoying this fun holiday tradition. This year, I have had each of my married kids plan a FAMILY ACTIVITY for the whole bunch of us instead of exchanging gifts. I figure that the time we spend together will be much more valuable than any gift we could exchange. This past Sunday night we made gingerbread houses together and it's the first year I haven't actually got my hands into the sticky mess...I just took the pictures and happily supervised!!! Kim and I provided each family with their own kit, which took lots of the mess out of the project but still provided loads of fun.