Thursday, October 13, 2011

Well Update, Pumpkin Cupcakes & Appliques...Day 285

A litte this and a little that...

I received a very EXCITING email from Charity: Water letting me know that the Friends of Fanose water well fund has been combined with other funded projects and construction is under way to help THOUSANDS of people in Northern Ethiopia...the Tigray region to be exact :o) The project will be fully completed next year and we will receive a report of our completed project similar to this one.

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I cannot wait!!

My bloggie friend, Emy, asked about the kids shirts from the Day 280 post...yes, I semi-made them :o) I bought the shirts at Wal-Mart and then appliqued pumpkins on them. I found the designs on this site...30% off...whoo hoo!

I still need to post about our trip to the Family Farm...we had do much fun...however, that will have to wait for another night :o) This is my little family waiting on the puppet show to start...
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...I could just eat them up! I am so blessed!

Have you seen the TWO INGREDIENT pumpkin cupcakes that are all over the internet? I am not a big pumpkin fan, but my family is so I made a batch yesterday. I have to admit, they are pretty good :o) In case you haven't seen the recipe yet...here you go...you will need a can of pumpkin and a cake mix...
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...that's it!!!

Mix the two ingredients together, fill your cupcakes wrappers 2/3 full, bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

While the cupcakes were baking, I let the two big girls lick the batter. Sweet Pea was napping and Baby Boy was watching Barney in the living room. I handed the girls the beaters and walked over to the sink to rinse out the bowl. I heard Sunshine say, "Whoa! Where'd you come from?" I couldn't stop laughing when I turned around and saw this...
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Baby Boy climbed in the chair with Sunshine and was trying to lick her beater! Haha!

I topped the cupcakes with a very simple creme cheese frosting (4 oz. softened creme cheese, 4 oz. softened butter, 1 tsp vanilla and 3 cups powered sugar)...they were a big hit!
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Little Pumpkin enjoying her pumpkin :o)
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Oh, and I saw a long time ago where you can put a piece of bread in the container with your cupcakes to keep them moist...I finally remembered to try it yesterday and it works!!

We had the day off from MDO today and I took advantage and started working on the kids' birthday party! I am really excited about the theme! Here is a sneak peek...
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And we received these in the mail...fun, fun, fun!
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And just because...one more picture...
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melts my heart!

Thank you God for my sweet babies!!!

1 comment:

The Garners said...

So exciting about the well! Their pumpkin shirts are cute!