Monday, September 30, 2013

Aquarium and Botanical Gardens Trip

Today, we took a family day to the aquarium and botanical gardens. We haven't really done anything like that since before Callie's birth so it was loooooong overdue.

The boys really enjoyed seeing all the fishys :)

The gardens were beautiful!!
( please excuse my darling Son's rear end......LOL )

Posing with the flowers

My dream homestead.....

A horsey!!!!!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

By request, here is the recipe for the pumpkin cupcakes I made for Cade's birthday. To be honest, I think that may have been the first time I used that recipe to make cupcakes. We've always made loaves or a bundt cake out of it. 
The recipe came from an OLD Taste of Home magazine we had and it's been a family favorite for years. Enjoy!

5 eggs
1 1/4 cup oil
1 can pumpkin puree 
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
1/2 tsp salt
2 (3 oz) pkgs cook & serve vanilla pudding 

In a large mixing bowl beat eggs. Add oil & pumpkin; beat until smooth. Combine remaining ingredients in separate bowl and gradually beat into pumpkin mixture. Bake @ 325 degrees in 2 greased 8x4 loaf pans for 75 minutes OR 1 greased bundt pan for 65 minutes.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Birthday, Cade!!

 Happy 1st Birthday, Cade!!

Western theme

 Stinkin' cute

"Happy Birthday to you......"

Pumpkin cupcake


Time for presents!!
( wrapping paper by yours truly ;)  )

Clint ( with ketchup all over his face ) helping with the presents

Clay joining in the fun


Let's play!!