Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Day 2010

Merry Christmas 2010! (Xander's first Christmas!)
Xander got lots of cute books and toys from his grandma and grandpa Jensen. I think he was very happy about it!

They got bath letters, but Savannah thinks they are all hers.
Grandma Jensen got her a cute purse! ( to carry all of her little princesses in)
Savannah, lining her new princesses up.
Savannah went to bed in her Christmas PJ's. When I went to get her in the morning she was wearing her princess skirt again, and her PJ bottoms were on her floor. Apparently, she wants to be a princess 24/7

Xander's cute new outfit from grandma Love!
The guys playing football out in the fog at grandma Loves.

For the Nativity seance, Savannah was the star again, for a few minutes, then she decided she was done and left to go play by herself.
Xander was baby Jesus.

Christmas Eve

For Christmas Eve we went to my brother and sister-in-law house.
I found a cute new hair style for Savannah!

Savannah liked to look at the Christmas books!
The kids opened their family gifts. Savannah got a my little pony!
Xander got a fire ingenue! Savannah has decided it is hers, and so is everything else.

We played this neat little Christmas tree game, and won cute little gifts!

Love Family Collage Picture Frame Gift to Grandparents

Cake Pops

For a Christmas treat for our Beehives we made cake pops for them. They are a lot harder than they look. There were a lot of collapsed pops before I got it right.
1 box white cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can lemon Frosting (16 oz.)
1 package white chocolate (regular or white chocolate)
wax paper

1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting.
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (i used a mini ice cream scooper,
4. Chill for several hours.
5. Melt chocolate in microwave.
6. Put sticks in balls and Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm.

You can do many combination such as...
red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting
strawberry cake and white frosting
German chocolate cake and coconut German icing....and so on

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Decorating Christmas Cookies!

My sister-in-law invited us to decorate cookies at her house. Savannah was so excited when she saw all of the cookies! She decorated three, and she loved that there was yellow icing, and yellow marshmallows!
Savannah really liked the icing!

2 cookies...
1 cookie...
She would eat all of the toppings, then the icing first.
As much as it killed me inside, Savannah ate a total of four cookies. She loved it! I have to tell myself, "it's Christmas, it's Christmas, it's going to be okay, just this once."
Xander is getting so close to crawling! He loves going over to Aunt Erin's! He's the center of attention, with all of her girls wanting to hold him. He loves it!
These are my attempt at decorating. Savannah picked the color for the bell, and the snowman's buttons!

Savannah's Christmas Dress

This is Savannah on Sunday morning, eating her breakfast in her Christmas dress, her grandma and grandpa Jensen got her. This is my favorite dress on her. She looks so pretty in it!!!
...and I think she knows it!
Court made this mirror for her! I'm so lucky to have such a talented husband. He's making Savannah's new bed for her right now! I can't wait!!!
I made her these matching green, felt flower pins for her hair. I'm so glade they match perfectly!!! They are so easy and cheap to make. I'll have to post all of the ones I made!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Young Women's Washer Necklaces

For young women's Christmas lesson on Sunday, the leaders gave the girls washer necklaces.
Because, I'm too weak Court had to pound the letters into the washers for me.
Savannah was such a good little helper.
Lisa, also made these cute little tags on them that read,

The most treasured gift of all was wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger. He was sent to all of us with love from out Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ gave his LOVE, His SERVICE, and His LIFE for us. Let us use the Atonement in our lives and give him our love, service, and our lives to him.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Homemade Caramels and Dipped Oreos

We make caramels every Christmas. It takes forever, but it's worth it, and that's why we only do it once a year. I've made five batches this year, That's five hours. I am done with making caramels!I got this caramel recipe out of my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. I'll post the recipe later when I have time.
Dipped Oreos in milk and white chocolate, with crushed candy canes sprinkled on top.

Holiday Gifts