Sometimes the unexpected happens... sometimes the expected. And other times, things come from so far out of left field that you didn't even know they were possible. Below is my life's current left-fielder. The facts in this story are true, the names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Jon has NEVER made a gingerbread house before. As in, "never"! Well, up until this week anyway, when my sis-in-law made it possible for Jon to experience one of the season's greatest and tastiest joys. Because Jon does construction for a living, his natural talents really were put to the test!
He thoroughly enjoyed building and experimenting with the candy additions. I was quite proud and am greatly pleased with his new-found love for this time of year. Mostly, it was a testimony to me that Jon is in the right line of work! We will be just like George and Mary Bailey (It's a Wonderful Life) and build lovely homes for people and feel fulfilled and wonder what our lives would be like if we'd never been born (ok, not the last part, but it's such a great movie that it deserved more than just one reference).
That's all from the left field for now. We sincerely hope that this Christmas is a blessed one for our family and friends. In the meantime, Jon won't be quitting his day job... or will he??