About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Archive: December, 2011

    Gingerbread House

    Monday, December 19th, 2011

    I decided on a whim (the way I make most of my decisions) to do a real Gingerbread house this year.

    Last year we did the Graham Cracker House/Shack.

    We were in the store and my son saw one of the kits to make a real one and asked if we could get it.

    So, I said, sure.

    My decision making process is really awesome to behold.

    It STAYED together!!!

    I was pretty much done after I had assembled it and it stayed together.

    Score one for the craft impaired!

    Before they even started putting it together they wanted to know when they could eat it.

    I might be a little dense but I did not know if you were supposed to!

    I knew that it was basically made of all edible products but I had never actually scene anyone eating one.

    I evaded the question for a while until I finally figured out that if there was a nutrition data panel on the box it must mean you can eat it.

    So in case you are like me.

    You CAN eat it.

    Don’t laugh.


    I think it is a Gingerbread house worthy of Hansel and Gretel.

    It was demolished the next day.

    Since my boys are more into eating then decorating I think we will make the Graham Cracker version again next year.

    It is easier to eat.

    This was a fun thing to check off of my imaginary Christmas must do list though.

    The Christmas Train ~Dry Gulch USA

    Friday, December 16th, 2011

    I love this image.

    It conveys to me the magic that is Christmas Train.

    I think I get more out of it then the boys do.

    Watching the train pull into the station.

    Spotted by a caroler…

    Takes my breath away!

    Even though his little face is serious they did love this ride.

    He just likes to hide it for the camera.

    We did not go last year but we did go the year before.

    I thought it might not be the same since we had been before but I was still enchanted.

    The tickets have been sold out for a while to go but make plans to go next year if you live in the area!

    Buy the tickets right when they start selling them!

    They go fast!


    Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

    Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched?