Ben and I decided that for Val-Day each year, we would make each other something especially since our anniversary is just a couple weeks before. I wanted to make an awesome gift this year and had some inspiration early. . .
I thought I could make something like this. . .
and I would try to make the gingerbread house look like Carl's house from "Up". I would even hook real helium balloons to the house. I thought it would be so cool to sneak his present into his office at Pixar. As he would be returning to his office, he would see a huge bunch of balloons peaking up from the walls and be so excited and surprised. . .
To make a long story short. . .
busy and exhausting week
days of work making patterns and gingerbread
kicking and screaming Xander at the store
frosting didn't work
losing control. . .
This is what it looked like. . .
Until I went crazy. . .
Luckily, Ben still loves me and made me breakfast in bed on Valentine's Day and gave me cute "Honey Do" checks.
After CJ witnessed her mom going insane, she told me calmly after I demolished the house with beaters, that "You should have kept trying" and went to her room to make Ben a house out of paper.
Man, I love my family!