Lauries Kitchen

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pumpkin Crunch

Really really good recipe. Sort of like a pumkin dump cake!

Pumpkin Crunch

1 can ( 15oz) pumpkin (small can)
1 large can ( 12 oz) evap milk
3 eggs
1 ¾ c sugar
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together in a bowl on LOW speed. Be careful it has the potential to splatter everywhere!!!!

Pour into greased 13x9x2 pan.

Empty 1 box golden butter dry cake mix over pumpkin layer.
Next put 1 cup chopped pecans.
Next put 1 cup melted butter.

Bake at 350 for 50-55 mins. Cool completely before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.

Can top with cool whip if you like.

I am so excited!!

I am so excited! My sister Missy and her husband are coming this Friday and I am TAKING, YES,TAKING the day off to go to Canton once they get here!!!!Grace has a flex day (students who meet certain criteria get the day off) so she will get to go with us. It has been awhile since I have been to Canton-even though it's so close! Anybody out there got a favorite booth in Canton to share???

Today started off bad. Dropped the Mr Coffee tea maker pitcher and of course it cracked. So I had to order another one. Of course it takes a special size to fit under the maker. I can't live without my decaf tea made with splenda and lemon juice!I spent most of the day at the junior high working. Came out frozen. The a/c in my new little office froze me, with a jacket on. We thought we turned the vents but lo and behold all my papers still blew everywhere and it was now blowing on my eyelashes. I couldn't work because I was batting my eyelashes at a computer screen too much. I went to the my principal, Dr. Jolly and ask for a visor. He didn't have one but in true fashion off erred to make one for me out of duct tape. I just love my principals!!!!They are so creative!!!!Honestly though, they do 'take care of me.'

Grace has her first round of six weeks tests this week. We'll see how she does. Sometimes she strikes me as a really strong, intelligent young lady and other times she is a just a middle school punk. She and I were hugging this afternoon and we are skull to skull. She is just so strong. JoGail is still the goofiest thing I have ever known. She definitely keeps us laughing. Last week she came home telling us she wanted to be Betty Rose for Halloween. I finally ask her who in the old world Betty Rose was. She said, you know the lady who helped the sew the American flag. She meant Betsy Ross. She needs a Biblical character costume for the Hallelujah festival at church. Any ideas? Needs to be easy. Send me ideas.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Soccer time is here!!!

Soccer time is finally here!!!!! JoGail moved up a division. This means a bigger field and a bigger ball, plus more people on the field at once. They lost but played well!! You can tell the fundamentals are starting to develop in most of them. All of her team attends Eustace and they pretty much all get along. Simply scoring a goal in the first game in the U10 division is impressive!!!!!!!!!!I had to include the picture of JoGail sleeping!! She basically went to bed laast night around 4 o'clock. She slept all night and got up raring to go this morning!!!!

Speaking of this morning. Church was wonderful. The choir did a musical and it was really really good.

Grace's team played awesome. It was probably the best game the team has EVER played!!!!They worked together and worked the ball really really well. The other team scored a goal (on a PK), but it was still sooo good! Grace played various positions and ended up in the goal box the second half. (I don't think she minded--I think she was ready for a break from running!!!) We lost several players for various reasons, but the girls really stepped it up and played well.

Homecoming 2008

We won! Eustace won their Homecoming game 41-32!! The girls and left in the middle of the fourth quarter when Eustace fell behind 28-24. Imagine our suprose when Coy came in and told us we had won!!! The next day we started soccer (Ike postponed the start of the season). Look for pictures i a little bit. I'm posting a picture of the girls with their mums made by their wonderful Aunt Missy!!!!!I didn't realize their shirts were sagging until I saw the picture!!UGH! The other pictures are pictures of the girls with their friends at the game.