My pumpkin bread turned out! I brought it with me to my sister's house (where I am spending the weekend) so I wouldn't eat the whole thing by myself. The texture was really nice. More dense than most quick breads, but not too heavy. It was also sweeter than I expected, but not in an overpowering way. I would definitely make this again. My sister gave it two thumbs up, and my brother-in-law gave it four out of five stars. So you officially have my endorsement to make this pumpkin bread. Go ahead. I'll wait.
Back so soon? It was good, right? (If you actually make this let me know what you think.)
I drove down to Portland this afternoon. So much excitement at my sister's house today. I talked her into taking me to the Bare Minerals store at the mall by her house so I could replace some of my make up. I'm sure there must me a store somewhere near my house, but I'm too lazy to find out. So I just wait until I'm in Portland and make Monica take me. I'm so lame. Here's my artistic rendering of my purchases, and the salesperson swirling the brush. Notice the action shot? I think I'm going to quit my day job and become a photographer. Yeah.
Then we went and had dinner at a local brew pub. I chose not to take a picture of my hamburger so as not to embarrass my family. The pictures at the mall were pushing it as it was. We went back to the house, I played with my nieces and nephews, then they got ready for bed. I love helping out with bedtime...I get to pretend I'm a mom for a little while. I read stories and listened to my niece, Madison, sing me songs. We said prayers together and it was really sweet. She said a special prayer for our aunt who is sick. It was a nice moment.
She said she wanted to be on the blog, and her mom okayed it, so here are Madison's cute finger nails, all pink.
And here's Miss Madison. Love you, sweetie.