Saturday, October 30, 2010

Colors of Fall

A photo I took in Williamsburg last week. Beautiful fall colors this time of year! ;0)

Footprints in the Sand

This past week my family got to come down for a few days and spend some time with us. Among other things we got to spend a day in Virginia Beach. We had absolutely gorgeous weather, and very few people to share the beach with! ;0) We even got to spot some Dolphins out in the ocean!

My mom, dad, me and Jerry

Our little seagull friend
Me and my best friend--my mom

Friends and Fun

The David Cope family was at our church for our fall revival this year. The Lord came in such a sweet way in our services. What a privilege it is to serve Him! The Cope family did a beautiful job of singing each night and Bro Cope brought challenging messages. The monday following revival we took them to Williamsburg for a day of fun and relaxation before they headed back home to the daily grind.

The Cope kids:Tyler, Trista, Tausha, and Tiffany

Trying on hats in Williamsburg--even found one tausha's size! ;0)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

Here is another fall recipe I thought I would share with you all. I just made these this week for revival, and they seemed to be a huge hit! :0) Enjoy!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts


1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3 eggs


2 cups sour cream
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix flour and brown sugar. Using pastry blender (or two knives going in opposite directions), cut in butter until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in oats and walnuts. Press in bottom of pan; bake 15 minutes.
2. In large bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Pour over hot base. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until set and dry in center. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix topping ingredients. Drop mixture by spoonfuls over pumpkin layer; spread evenly over hot filling. Bake about 5 minutes or until topping is set. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Birthday Wishes!

Today my Grandpa Hunt turns 88 years old! What an accomplishment! :0) I talked to him on the phone today, and we had a wonderful time laughing and talking together. Even though my grandpa is battling with Alzheimers disease, he still knows how to laugh and have fun! We have always had a special relationship, and would often find ourselves laughing together over anything and everything. As I reflect back on my grandpa's life, a lot of things come to mind. First and foremost however, is the fact that his Jesus was always (and still is) precious to him. Often, as he sang specials in church, he would have tears coursing down his cheeks as he sang about his Jesus.
Most men retire at a ripe old age of 65...not my grandpa! He worked until he was 80 or 81 years old... never a lazy bone in his body, and would hardly ever take a rest. There was always time for cookies, however... :0) He still enjoys treats now and then, whenever he gets them. (Runs in the family) :0)
My grandparents set a beautiful example of a godly lives and marriage before their daughter; and she then has passed that heritage on to her children. I am greatly blessed to have such a beautiful, sweet, and godly heritage! Even though now, my grandpa can't always remember things like he used to due to his Alzheimers, there is no doubt in my mind that he loves Jesus and will someday join my grandma at His feet! I love you grandpa!! Happy 88th Birthday! :0)

Fall Fellowship

This past saturday we had a fall get-together for our church people at our house. There was lots of food, fun and games, and wonderful fellowship! The kids got to have sack races (with pillowcases), pin the nose on the pumpkin, and bob for apples! One of the adults even got in on the bobbing for apples! :0) Isn't it wonderful to have good, clean, christian fun?! Who says Christians can't have fun?

One of the girls holding up the apple she bobbed for!

Hmmm....Now, where did all those apples go?!
On your mark, Get Set, Go!
Pin the nose on the pumpkin...who goes first?
Mmm...dessert table...what else do you need? :0) (This was before most of the desserts were brought in too! LOL)