Friday, December 4, 2015

Early Christmas

This is a side glimpse of the biggest gingerbread house I have ever seen. The entire house is made from "real" stuff. It sits in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida, and it was the backdrop of a fun day for our girl.

Christmas came early for Annie. Her favorite friends surprised her yesterday.

They made a special trip...drove across the entire Naples, just to spend time with her, and take her to lunch.

She was over the moon!

You can see the size of the house in this pic when you see it next to the huge entrance doors.  

Inside there is a fireplace and a sled ready by the door. 

Outside it is all about the candy.

We tried to count all the different types of candy that cover the door. 

And we were amazed at the list of ingredients!

Gingerbread houses and very special friends...a wonderful way to start the month of December!


The month of November is a blur to me. We had so much going on I had little time to blog or visit. I hope to be back with my December window very soon. 

Hope you are all enjoying the magic of the season!

Enjoy the day,


  1. What an infectious smile Annie has on her face. A December she will remember forever I'm sure.

  2. How lovely! Such an amazing Gingerbread House! So glad that Annie had such a lovely surprise.

  3. Happy tears for sweet Annie, so wonderful for her!!! That is one big Gingerbread house, amazing!!!!!! Blessings Francine.

  4. Hi Robyn,
    What a special gift your friends gave very appropriate for this time of year and a memory you will all treasure!!!! Her smile and their smiles say it all.....pure joy!! The Gingerbread House is absolutely amazing and is the perfect background for this precious moment!! So very sweet!!!
    So happy you are enjoying the season and making memories!
    Warm Hugs~

  5. Just look at those happy faces...what a wonderful way to begin the holiday season...a special day for a special girl...Looking forward to viewing your holiday window...Greetings...

  6. What a wonderful and special day for Annie. The gingerbread house is unbelievably huge and impressive. A memorable way to start the Christmas Season.
    Can't wait to see your window.

    Peace to all,

  7. I would have loved to have seen that gingerbread house! I bet Annie had a great day!

  8. Wow what an amazing gingerbread house! Annie looks like she had a wonderful time! Janice

  9. I never knew that it was possible to built such a large gingerbread house. Annie is such a lucky girl. This is just amazing. I an't imagine the preparation to create such a masterpiece. iI have created small gingerbread house and found them a lot of work, lol.
    Stay safe.

  10. A beautiful gift that money can't buy. What a radiant smile on Annie's face.
    Hugs :)

  11. What a wonderful way to start the holiday season!! This gingerbread house is amazing and the joy on Annie's face is beautiful!! xo

  12. what a big smile Annie has just wonderful pictures. That is an amazing gingerbread house!