Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Christmas Clayton

Thursday, December 16, 2010

December 2010

Here are some of the things we have been doing to enjoy the Christmas Season:

Grammy Jackson gave this to us a couple of years ago. Our elf is named "Fred". This is one of our favorite Christmas traditions.

See the Lights:

Christmas Dinner at our church: Marshall got to sing with the other Primary children ages (4-11). As you can see, he's a lot like his dad and likes to sing! When you press play (below), he is the one that you can hear loudly. Corbett also sang some harmony in a couple of songs, it sounded great.

Christmas Devotional: We were able to hear Inspiring Chrtismas messages from the Prophet of the world and hear beautiful music from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Smell the season: I love to make my own popuri to fill my house with the scent of the season. One year my friend Kara Mortensen gave me a cute bag of this for Christmas; I've done it each year since.

1 Sliced lemon or orange, 1/2 t. Cloves, 1/2 t. Nutmeg, 1 Cinnimon Stick, 2 C. Water
Bring to a boil, then simmer on low. Be sure to add water when it gets low.


Made candied Apples. I've never done this before, so I thought I'd give it a try.

Yes, total desaster, burned the candy, but Marshall and I still had fun. I call my cooking ability "Babe Ruth Baking" I strike out a lot, but hit lots of home runs.... and this is what gives me the hope to keep on trying" I hope that I will be a more consistant batter (baker) in the future.

Gingerbread houses out of grahmcrackers with our friend Chelsea.

Marshall mostly loaded candy on a plate and called it "good".