Friday, December 30, 2011

Merry Christmas!

We hope you all had a merry Christmas! We did! We started with Christmas Eve at Else’s house. Magnus came in and got right down to business examining and tasting all the presents.


Dinner was ham and fingerling potatoes followed by the traditional Christmas Eve dessert, ris a’lamond. Else won the first time in many years. Magnus gave out high-fives to all.


After dinner we took the obligatory pictures by the tree. Aren’t we cute?


And Dana read us the Christmas story.


We opened our presents and Magnus made sure to help corral the wrapping paper.

The next morning Santa had brought us some gifts so we opened those before going to church with Else. It was a nice (and very full) meeting.

IMG_1308Dana was especially pleased to get this Lego Star Wars minifigure encyclopedia.

After brunch we drove down to Salem for Christmas dinner with Ivan and Terry.


The table was set beautifully for a dinner of spare ribs and all the fixings. Many thanks to the various cooks who helped out in the kitchen!



We didn’t get a chance to get a picture around the table before we were done eating; we were just too excited about the yummy food!


Merry Christmas from the Jensens!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Wishes

Merry Christmas, loved ones! We hope The holiday was meaningful and enjoyable; it sure gave Magnus a lot to think about.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Magnus Stands Alone

Magnus stands alone

Magnus has many fans cheering on his efforts towards walking. Anton stopped by and helped with some of the practice.

Ruth’s birthday bash!

It was my birthday last week and we celebrated in a grand fashion.

On Wednesday we went ice skating with Ivan and Elina. Magnus was good and napped during the majority of the outing, being swapped from person to person as we took turns skating.



Here is Dana and I on the ice.

On Friday we went out to the gorge to see pretty things. We went to Latourell Falls and hiked up behind the falls. It was chilly but not too cold.


Magnus had a blast riding on Dana’s shoulders in the outdoors. He giggled and bounced and talked during the walk up. On the hike down, I carried him in the baby carrier and he fell asleep almost immediately.



We came home and went to dinner at Red Robin and then Else took me shopping to get some socks (yay, new socks!) and then we went home and ate chocolate-peppermint cake. I made it myself. The filling is like York peppermint patty filling and the frosting has candy canes in it. It was yummy!



Thanks for the great birthday, everybody!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day of Thanks for all the fish! And everything else.

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving…we did! We have so many things to be thankful for, like all you guys!

We were able to go down to Salem on Wednesday to relax and start making some food. Magnus helped by crawling all over the place and entertaining the dog, Chuck. He really loved to pet Chuck. Chuck did not seem to enjoy it as much.


We also took a break to dance. Here Elina and Ivan are doing the Monster Mash.


Terry worked very hard and made a wonderful meal. But she made it look like it took no effort at all! Way to go, Terry! The turkey was wonderful! DSC_0363

Our Thanksgiving feast (Magnus was taking a nap).


Magnus got some after-dinner-climb-on-Grandpa time:


Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to get ready for for Christmas!

End of our trip! (It’s about time!)


So we’re finally getting the end of our trip posted about… After Colorado we made a stop in Salt Lake City to see the things we missed.


We stopped by temple square and got to go to the top of church office building, something I had never done before.


We also stopped to see some friends of ours. We saw my former roommate, Jackie and her family. Her baby Gordon is two months younger than Magnus. We stopped by and saw my friend Bethany and her baby Dylan.

And finally we stopped in to see Dana’s former roommates Devin and Jordan and his family. We had fun seeing everybody.




On the drive home we stopped in Brigham City to see the temple under construction! It was pretty.

Thank you to Aunt Mary and family for letting us crash the night there in Boise! Magnus was excited to meet his Great Grant-pa! And we all had a good visit.




It was a good trip and we are glad to be home.