Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Little Out Of Order

I'm starting out posting a bit backward..Saturday activities first. We had our Pioneer Day Church social at the park Saturday evening and, as I mentioned in a previous post, a pie baking contest was one of the activities. I did decide to enter my old fashioned apple slices..this is what they look like. It's my Mom's recipe and a favorite around here. It won first place in the fruit category. Wow, I was surprised since I'm not a great pie maker. Who knew!
Here's the proof..my first place ribbon and my prize..a dish towel..thanks Stacy and the Primary for the fun and all the work that goes into putting together a gathering like this.
With our new expanded Church group we certainly had enough food and people on Saturday for the Pioneer Day social. The Park was the perfect venue...room for games, pool time, and a nice pavilion to eat and socialize.
I called and kidnapped my Grandkiddos to go with us. Before we ate we headed over to the pool for some water time. Cameron is just getting brave enough to start trying to swim..and jumping in is a good way to start!
Anthony had fun splashing around and keeping his nose clean!
Summer is a good big sis to keep an eye out for Cameron and play with him too.
On to today...Summer and her friend Megan stayed overnight with us after the social. I realized that my camera had a smudge on the lens..sorry Summer! I enjoyed watching some scary shows before bedtime last night with the both of them...teens are so fun sometimes and I'm really not use to having girls around the house. But they were great!
My son Phil called after we got home and asked if Addy could stay overnight too. Sure! The Whispering Pines Inn was now full! After breakfast today of special order chocolate chip pancakes..and blueberry pancakes, I caught this little monkey with the morning sun shining on her sweet face. I'm not sure who's brighter...the sun or little Addylicious!
Now back up to Friday. No, it's not fall! Friday night we were sitting on the deck when the setting sun hit the tops of the locusts trees...and BAM! I thought they looked on fire! It does really look like an early fall pic.
Jack wanted to put a fire in and he knows I love when we have one. The pit was very wet because of the lovely rain we had the previous 2 days. But he is the fire master...although it took a bit of convincing to make the wood understand who was boss!
The fire calmed down nicely and we spent a quiet evening sitting around the fire, talking, looking at the stars and just enjoying a cool (finally!) evening. Jack laughed at me because I had to wear a sweatshirt..hey, it was in the 50's! (Just like me!)

16 comments:

Kim said...

A very nice weekend for you. Grandkids, socials, food and a first place ribbon!! And there is nothing better than a bonfire. (tell me there were s'mores....)

Julia said...

Congratulations on winning the fruit pie contest. I'm not surprised. You are a modest great cook.

What a lovely time with the grandkids and how sweet of Jack to get a bonfire going for his lady.

Have a great week.

Hugs, JB

joanne said...

sounds like you had a great weekend! All those pies look wonderfully good, congratulations on your win! Now you have to share the recipe with all of us...

Hilary said...

That looks like a perfectly lovely summer weekend. Congrats on the pie contest.. how cool is that?

acorn hollow said...

sounds like a fun weekend.
congrats on your first place win! always exciting no matter what.
we too had a fire pit this week. and I think we have your rain today. I am off to work have a great day.
Cathy

Christina said...

Congrats on your award! You're blog always makes me hungry. lol I love Pioneer Day. I love that it's a special holiday for members of the Church. We had an outdoor activity here, too. :)

Sandi said...

Everything seemed to be in perfect order to me! I'd love for you to share your special recipe! Looks yummy and a blue ribbon to prove it. Glad you got some rain and it was cool enough for a fire.
Lovely!

Stacy Crawford said...

It really was the perfect weekend.

I knew you would be one of the winners, you are fantastic cook, baker and all round great gal!

Deb Shucka said...

What a wonderful summer you're having! It's such a gift that you get to spend so much time with the kids in your life. Your apple dessert looks exactly like the flat apple pie Walt's aunt was famous for and that was everyone's favorite. The picture makes me want to pull the recipe out and make one myself - even without the hope of a blue ribbon. :-)

karen said...

What a nice weekend you had! Your pie recipe looks amazing - do you give that recipe out? Not surprised it won first place!
Your grandkids... how fun to see all of them and have a great day together. And I'm jealous of your fire ring. That sounds heavenly to sit outside around a fire and watch the stars. Lovely!

selvageedge said...

Your pie was yummy! It was a fun social, and I may have to try out that pool soon with my guys.

Life 101 said...

Congratulations on the award. That pie looked scrumptious.

vicki said...

Kay- well- its obvious that you are having a wonderful summer!! Congrats on your first prize for the amazing pie!! Your grandbabies are SO cute-- love the pics of them having fun.

I'm afraid that fall is just around the corner-- that was an awesome picture!
Vicki

Cheryl said...

Congratulations super apple slice maker. Pity I'm so far away! Love to catch up with your family. This blog will be a lasting treat for them.

Darlene said...

What a great weekend!

I'm sure your pie made a great hit! I'll bet every pie you ever made was a hit Kathy. You are just the greatest cook and baker ever. I'm sure you are that way because you enjoy doing both. I REALLY do enjoy doing both too, but I have to say I have neve entered a pie OR a cake in any kind of a contest. For some reason, our ward or I should say wards have never had contests like that. It sounds like a fun way to go so I guess I will have to do some powerful suggesting. It is hard to believe, isn't it?

Your full house sounded wonderful too. I love it when all of our beds are taken and kids are all over the floor. Some of the "kids" are in their twenties and one even in his early thirties. They still have to sleep on the floor on foamtoms. They don't seem to mind it though.

How about sharing the pie recipe?

Sue said...

Hurray! You won!!

=D

PS. Looks like a terrific time with the fam, too.