I don’t know about you, but I’ve been loving this autumn weather! It gets downright brisk and those silly furry boots I found at the thrift store are looking mighty cozy right about now. The other day I was finishing up a project and the littles came in asking if I could take them down to the “frog pond”. The frog pond is just a gross, muddy little bog that is in a greenbelt a couple of blocks away from our house where the kids occasionally will find a frog or two. I told them that an autumn walk sounded like a fabulous idea and asked them to be patient little critters and I’d be out momentarily for our jaunt.
I made my way outside and a million kids were sitting on our front steps and I kid you not; in unison they yell, “Hello Mrs. Adams!” They were prepared to go with bucket in hand to hold all those little slimy guys they were planning to catch. They had even labeled it with electrical tape spelling out “frogs”. We live in a cul-de-sac and apparently not much is secret in our neighborhood, so my newly acquired 10 charges and myself marched down to the frog pond.
We ended up not catching any frogs, but we did spot a couple of tadpoles and a football.
The point of this story is: nothing. I don’t have a point! It’s just one of those simple stories that I know I will forget about if I didn’t write it down or snap a picture. That is the beauty of photo-journaling. I’ll always look at this picture and remember the pure surprise I felt looking at all those expectant faces, excited to go to the frog pond.
On another note, last Christmas I gave you my heart, but the very next… no that is not what I meant to say! Last Christmas, I gave my father-in-law a gift of a dessert a month. I somehow got off track and need to catch up before the year is out. This month I think will be dessert of the week and I’ll be back on schedule. Lucky devil! So I got back in the groove with this Pumpkin Gingerbread. The lovely walnuts came from a neighbor’s tree. No walnuts were poached in the making of this gingerbread. They were very graciously donated.
Here is a link to the Pumpkin Gingerbread recipe I used. It was a very different recipe (almost fudgy rather than cakey) with a crust. I prefer my gingerbread a little cakier, but this was still quite delish!
That is all for now. I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful season!