Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall Weekend: Family, Food, & Friends

We had a pretty fabulous fall weekend with plenty to keep us busy, but also making time for some relaxation. This pregnant girl just can't go, go, go all the time like I used to! ha!

We started out Friday evening with a joint birthday party for me two nephews. Of course I showed up with a camera battery that was completely dead & my phone just didn't really cut it...so no photos. However, we had a fabulous evening with Hubby's family & we definitely earned some brownie points with our gifts: remote control cars for both of the boys! I think they're gonna love playing with them!

Saturday morning I headed to work while Hubby headed to his oldest nephew's soccer game. After work we grabbed a quick lunch and I was able to play Susie Home-Maker for a little bit. It'd been awhile since I actually baked in the kitchen so it was nice to spend some time making something yummy!

As I mentioned on Friday, I decided to make pumpkin bars for our small group gathering on Saturday night. It was a delicious recipe, but I would definitely say it was more like a pumpkin cake than pumpkin bars. Either way it was super yummy...I mean, homemade cream cheese icing can't be beat!

The finished product...I promise, there's pumpkin cake down in there!


I also needed to use up several apples from a local orchard so I decided to make some homemade applesauce, on my mom's promise of how easy it was. She was so right! I just peeled the apples, cut them into large chunks, added a small bit of water to the bottom of the pan, put on the lid and turned it on low for about an hour and a half. I would watch it and stir it, but the apples turned to mush on their own and then I just added a little bit of sugar & cinnamon to taste. It's delicious! And such a nutritious snack!


Saturday night we joined with our small group & also part of our old small group to spend some time with a missionary couple. I hope we didn't scare the missionaries! It was kind of a chaotic evening with so many kiddos running around! ha!

We had a weiner roast with the firepit...
the kids got some candy out of a pinata...

they also bobbed for apples...

and most were successful, even if they needed a little bit of help...

and Hubby got some loving from an adorable little man!


It was a great Fall gathering and we got to spend some time learning about how God is working in another part of the world. We are so blessed to have all of these wonderful people in our lives! God is so good!


This morning we had a great church service, ran a few errands, and we spent most of the afternoon just vegging on the couch. After another great small group meeting tonight, we're back on the couch doing some catch-up with the DVR.


It was a beautiful weekend with some beautiful weather...bring on the week!

6 comments:

Megan said...

Pumpkin bars...pumpkin cake...I'll take either. Haha. We used to have a Halloween party in high school every year and everyone always went nuts bobbing for apples! I have no idea why, but it was SO SO fun!!

toi said...

what a fun and lovely weekend :)!

Angie said...

I came across this post (she is giving away a credit for that planner you want)! http://thelarsonlingo.blogspot.com/2011/10/erin-condren-giveaway.html

Mrs. Pancakes said...

awww..looks like hubby is getting in some good practice! love bopping for apples!

Laura Darling said...

Sounds like fun! I bet your kitchen smelled so good!

Sarah said...

We went apple picking yesterday so I'm either going to make applesauce or apple butter! :)