Sunday, November 22, 2015


our life lately has been busy and love-filled!
here's a glimpse...

feeding the chickens!

...and catching loose chickens...

...and transferring baby chickens!

"working" in one of nanny's gardens
last soccer game of the season!

all of our date nights from now until next month will be spent renovating a house.

the boys get to help too!

new beadboard installed and michael unscrewing the hardware.
by himself.
the entire kitchen.

jack is a great help...
...getting dirty and climbing to unreachable places.

but he does help at the hardware store :)

and, of course, they both help watching the baby!

messy shoe buckets...

...apparently the library exploded...

...telling secrets...
and playing in the rain!
mike is volunteering with our church's youth group and one of them asked him to join him at the school's veteran's day ceremonies! i was thrilled to see him back in uniform :)

...and gabe...

...and mv...

but mike had a great time at the ceremony!

during our trip into dallas for my grandmother's birthday, first on the list was a new haircut for me! mike and michael were at michael's first aggie game (whoop!) and my mom and grandma watched the two little ones while i got an afternoon to myself!

not too drastic but much needed from that long South America hair :)

gabe loving on gaumy

we also ate some pretty fantastic food that you can't get in east texas...

and an anthropologie run is always needed, when in dallas...

mike got a new suit!
first aggie game for our big boy!
on the quad...

at march-in

new kyle field!

at the godinich's tailgate


so funny story...
we traded a friend of mine our old BOB stroller for tickets to the game. they were perfectly good tickets but while mike and michael were watching march-in, this sweet old lady asked if they wanted 1st deck, 15th row, 47th yard line tickets. for free! um, yes! this always happens to my husband!

he loved to yell!

watching the band!

it was a great game and he can't stop talking about it!

but then it was time for the real reason that we were celebrate gaumy's 80th!
with homemade coconut cake, topped with seven minute frosting...
three generations!

four generations! and LOOK! all kids! smiling! and looking the same directions! it's a miracle!

gabe, wandering around III Forks, when he couldn't sit still...

and blue bell for dessert! a great weekend!

other than all that, we've just been taking it easy and enjoying our little life!

we hope you have as many things as we do to be thankful for this year!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

soft pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting

I'm a chewy cookie sort of gal.
Not crispy, not dense, and not cakey.
I saw this recipe and was like meh.
But I didn't realize how soft and tender the crumb would be.
Almost like a pumpkin bread, in cookie form but not cakey at all.
Just sturdy enough for the frosting.
And the cream cheese frosting puts it over the top.
Might be my new seasonal fav! Enjoy!

Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
From The Girl Who Ate Everything
I halved this and it made about 2 dozen cookies!
2 cups butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 15-ounce can pumpkin
4 cups all-purpose flour
Cream Cheese Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, slightly softened
1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 lb powdered sugar (about 3 3/4 cups)
1 teaspoon vanilla
ground cinnamon sprinkled on top (optional)

Preheat oven to 350*. In a large bowl, beat 2 cups butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla; beat until combined. Beat in pumpkin. Add the flour slowly until combined. Dough will be very wet.
Drop dough by the tablespoon onto parchment lined sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.
For the frosting: Beat all of the ingredients until soft and whipped. Frost cooled cookies and sprinkle with cinnamon. Enjoy!

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