December 28, 2007

Christmas memories and a Yule Log

I have this great idea to make a scrapbook of just Christmases. (Is that a word?) Brett and I have had 4 together since we've been married so it won't be too tough to get started now. Easier than waiting until we've had 40 together! I have the book and a little collection of holiday paper and embellishements but I just haven't done it yet. So, here are some great memories from this year as we prepared for the holidays.

This is Zoe helping mommy decorate the tree. Christmas was so much fun with her this year. It just seemed like she "got it". She opened presents and actually liked the gift inside and everytime she saw a nativity she told me about the baby Jesus. (Well sometimes it was Jesus and sometimes it was just a baby - depended on her mood I guess.)
Isn't this the cutest little Christmas hand ever?She is just so sweet. (Usually)
Ooops! Our first Christmas Fatality. This ornament was lovingly purchased on our honeymoon cruise Christmas Eve in Key West. It was nice. It did shatter with a nice little tinkle. Zoe quickly began saying uh-oh, uh-oh. I thought the breakable ornaments were high on the tree. I guess I missed one. Oh well. The tree turned out nice. But, after cleaning up today, remind me not to get a real one next year!
I was in a recipe swap for split coast stampers and we had to make 6x6 recipe cards for an A-Z swap. I was the last one to sign up (my friend talked me into it) and I got Y! The recipe had to be from a food network chef. This was really quite challenging just to find a recipe. I did find a Yule Log by Emeril. I wasn't even sure I knew what a Yule Log was!! But, I didn't want to just make the card and not try the recipe. Let me tell you, it was AWESOME! This picture here is just half the log. It is a sponge cake rolled up with homemade coconut pecan frosting insdie and covered in chocolate ganache. WOW! It was so delicious. If you are interested in making one let me know and I'll email you the recipe.

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