A City Under Construction

This morning started early as we had some preparations for a special breakfast. We wanted to express our gratitude to the linemen that repair downed electrical lines. Dad and John made the delivery of muffins and milk about 7.

Then, mid-afternoon, everyone met in the kitchen and construction was begun on our mini gingerbread city, aka Gingerville. We will be posting pictures later of the finished product and let you all decide which is your favorite.


“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).

7 thoughts on “A City Under Construction”

  1. What a fun family project. Can’t wait to see! That’s neat to see brothers and sisters enjoying working together.

  2. What a wonderful idea! We do treats in the mailboxes for our mailman. Last year, it was hot chocolate, gloves and handwarmers because the cold was particularly heinous last year.

  3. I love the way you think to honor those who work in emergency and/or difficult situations (like electrical downed lines!). I appreciate your example because it spurs me on to look for such opportunities around me!

  4. I love what you did for the linemen!

    My friend decided that she wanted to teach her very young children about service and has started a group that does simple service projects that they can participate in. We got together, put plates of homemade cookies together, made cards, and delivered them to people that serve us in the community – the police, firefighters, librarians, and the DMV. Someone in our group suggested that these often less happy looking people, (those who work at the Department of Motor Vehicles), could probably use the cheering up more than anyone. 🙂 We did this around Thanksgiving.

    Can’t wait to see the gingerbread city.
    Amen and amen!

  5. Reading the posts about your family working together and blessing others always brings a smile to my face! What a sweet thing to bring breakfast to those men – most people don’t even think about doing something special for such an impersonal service. Thanks for sharing, and looking forward to seeing “Gingerville”!

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