What makes you happy?

Every year for the past 3 years I have invited the Martin kids over for Gingerbread house making.  This year we had newcomer Matthew with us!  …and a house full of BABIES! It was chaotic and I am pretty tired – but really happy.  I love breaking out my favorite Finnish recipes.  I love making “glue” out of melted sugar – the kids think it is as good as magic, not to mention the excitement and danger! (that stuff is HOT and will burn your skin off!)

I’m energized by the concentration, glee and sense of accomplishment each kid has and the pride on mom and dad’s faces!  It’s fascinating to watch as each child’s personality develops from year to year.

So, I am eagerly awaiting next year’s Gingerbread house day!

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