Wednesday, November 28, 2007

So Much To Be Thankful For...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Perfect Pumpkin Muffins

My kids are always asking to make these!

Muffin Mix:
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
3 1/2 cups flour (I use half white whole wheat)
4 eggs
1 stick of butter
1 lg can of pumpkin
1/2 cup milk
These taste soooo good by themselves, but they are also great with chocolate chips, dried cranberries, raisins, or apples!
Mix well.
Heat oven to 350.
Pour into Muffin tins(I use cupcake holders)
Bake for 25-30min.
Makes 24 delicious Muffins!
Serve by themselves, with butter, or cream cheese.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Christmas Shopping

One of the things we love to do every year before Christmas is order from the World Vision Christmas catalog. It's kind of fun to go shopping for anything from sheep, goats, and chickens to garden tools or medical supplies for a needy family. World Vision sends you a gift card with a picture and description of your "purchase" which makes this a great "stuff free" Christmas gift for the person who has everything!

When my son K was two years old, he said he really wanted to buy the little girl on the cover of the catalog holding a goat! He was so disappointed when I told him only the goat was for sale!

The kids have been having lots of fun poring over the catalog deciding what they want to buy this year. K (age 4) would like to get musical instruments for school children, and also clean water. J (age 2) really has her heart set on buying a hippopotamus for someone, but she just can't find it in the catalog! :)

If you would like a free World Vision Christmas catalog, or to view it online, go to:

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Playing in the leaves

We had soooo much fun playing in the leaves! K got a little upset when I started raking them to the curb because he didn't want the town "vacuum truck" to come and vaccuum them!
Happy Fall!