Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A slice of Fall...

Made this pound cake this afternoon and it was really yummy... Thought I would share:

Pumpkin pound cake

1 c. Wesson oil
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. soda
4 eggs
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
2 c. plain flour (presifted)
2 c. cooked mashed pumpkin or canned

Mix all ingredients in single bowl and bake in tube pan (greased and floured) at 325 degrees for 1 hour. Cool and dribble the following sauce.


1/3 c. butter
1 2/3 c. powdered sugar
2/3 tsp. vanilla
Few drops milk or egg nog

Melt butter. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and a few drops of milk to make thin enough to pour.

Zoo Day

We went to the NC Zoo yesterday. It was the first time we have visited the zoo and we had a wonderful time,. The weather was great and the kids just had so much fun! They came home and watched National Geographic videos of seals and sea lions because they had such an interest in them after watching them at the zoo.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The old rock house

Greg and I were able to go off Thursday night and Friday for some alone time. We were able to spend the night in alovely little cabin on the Blue Ridge Parkway and then we went to Floyd, Va to shop and eat. We had some time beofre we went to eat, so we rode over to my family's old home place. It is in Riner, Va and the house my grandmother was raised in is still standing as well as the graveyard where my great great grandparents, Joseph and Abigail Feather are buried.

Such a beautiful place out in the country. If those hills around the rock house could talk, I am sure they would tell us many many stories of past days.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Rockstar party

We went to some friends of ours house for a rock star party. It was so much fun! Esther really got into character. The food was great and we had a blast playing rock band.

Trunk or Treat

We had Trunk or Treat a chicken stew and hayrides at church last Wednesday night. It was sooo much fun!