We try to have a Fall Fest at our house every year, but last year Hurricane Sandy had come through a few days before, and the year before that we were in Florida for my Mother in Law's 90th birthday. She is a Reformation Day baby!
This year rain was in the forecast so we prayed we wouldn't have to cancel it. It did rain a bit but not until later in the evening, so we were very happy.
There was a nice campfire, several fun hay rides in the farmer's fields, lots of good snacks and an Apple recipe contest and a Pumpkin recipe contest!
Here are the judges.
Tim, Pastor Mike, and Becky from Hospitality Lane.
They had 3 pumpkin recipes to decide between and 4 apple recipes! They were suffering the whole time, poor things.
Here are the the apple treats that they were deciding upon. Number 4 won that contest! Our friend Brooke who is 12 made that yummy treat.
In the background you can see two of the pumpkin treats and the other was a pumpkin soup that you can't see because it was on the counter.
This delightful Pumpkin cake was the winner! My friend Amy made this and it is so good! It's even better when she makes it into cupcakes and puts cream cheese frosting….delightful!
We had two new families join us which was so fun! One is a family that goes to the church my parents go to, and the wife is the sister of one of our church friends. It was so nice to have them and their young sons with us! The other family live very close by to us and the daughters work with my girls. They are a lovely family! I hope we get to spend more time with them.
Be looking for a fun giveaway announcement on Monday!