Photos © Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News
Austin Bond, 5, helps himself to some decorating candy before other family members arrive to decorate gingerbread houses at the Thorne family home in Grand Prairie on Sunday, November 21, 2004.
Although her ankle is broken, Lois Thorne, 80, prepares icing to decorate gingerbread houses at her home. The family gathers annually at the family home to participate in the gingerbread house tradition.
Amy McCauley (left of center) helps Campbell McCauley, 2, (right of center) decorate a gingerbread house. It was Campbell McCauley's birthday.
Tori Thorne (center) watches as Hannah Wangler, 14, (left) and Hannah Cook, 15, (center, background) decorate a gingerbread house.