New Years & Gingeropolis

It’s hard to believe it’s 2019 already! We were thrilled to have Daniel home for Christmas break – we had a great week together as a family! Christmas Day found us playing our now-traditional football game after opening presents in the morning. Matthew, N’gella & Susanna battled against Carolyn, Lydia and Daniel with Jonathan as automatic QB – and they prevailed in the end.

Getting ready for the game to begin
Waiting for the other team to kick off
And we’re at it!
The three bros

Then, during the following week, we made our gingerbread village. This year, we decided to go urban and built “Gingeropolis”.

Elizabeth and Julianna rolling out the dough
From making blueprints for the buildings and accessories, to mixing, rolling and cutting the dough, to putting together the buildings – it took a lot of teamwork!
The City of Gingeropolis
The department store in the city – where the citizens can buy anything from bicycles to wedding dresses and cakes!
An apartment building and office building. It took Susanna 45 minutes to put all those windows on the office building!
A storefront – with a church, rescue mission and cafĂ©.
And, of course, no city would be complete without a dilapidated warehouse and trash can.
Several of us went for a nice walk on New Years Day at a local bike trail.
Can you tell we love Cheshire? The hoodies made great Christmas presents!

We can’t wait to see what God has in store for us in 2019!

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” (Joshua 1:9)