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Monday, October 20, 2008

FFFD 2008

Fall Family Fun Day...a Bacak family tradition. (And you know how I love traditions!)
It was actually a Fall Family Fun Weekend, because it's hard to squeeze this much fun into one day with four kiddos. When we started this business, we had only two. We've doubled the fun...and the mess.
There's no better photo op with your kids than a pumpkin patch. It's the superior photo op. I love the color!
Every Bacak kid gets to choose their own pumpkin. We had to resort to the HEB pumpkin patch, because the others are just so expensive! Kyle McVay would grow her own pumpkins. She probably does. We probably could have gone to the McVays.
This year we painted pumpkins. I loved this! Creativity without the risk of someone dying, and NO pumpkin guts! I hate pumpkin guts!
Caramel apples...it's so good, and it's only once a year! We've fine tuned this sticky mess. We cut up the apples and dip them and roll them. It's awesome.
Here is a slideshow of our best fall pics.
This is what I want my kids to look back on fondly when they leave this home. We love the holidays, and our own self-proclaimed holiday, FFFD, kicks it all off!
Below this, I'll post the recipe of Pumpkin Pie Crunch. You DON'T want to miss this one! It has two sticks of butter. Seriously!

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Pumpkin Pie Crunch
1 can pumpkin
1 can evaporated milk 12 oz.
3 eggs
1 1/2 c sugar
4 t pumpkin pie spice
1/2 t salt
yellow cake mix (butter recipe)
1 c chopped pecan bits
1 c butter, melted (that's 2 sticks!)
Cool Whip (if you can find the vanilla Cool Whip, you're in luck!!!)

Grease a 9X13 pan. Then combine ingredients pumpkin, milk, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Mix until smooth. Pour into pan.
Pour cake mix evenly on top of it.
Sprinkle pecans on top.
Drizzle melted butter on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 min. Let cool and serve with lots of Cool Whip.


The Vann's said...

These pictures are precious Jenn!! I miss your sweet little family. I love pictures in a pumpkin patch - I'm excited because this year will be the first year that it is cool for us to do that (haha). Anyway, the pictures and slideshow were great!! Love and miss you!


Hendrick Family said...

So cute! I love the pictures!


Anonymous said...

SERIOUSLY... The pumpkin pie thing is the bomb! You can taste every ounce of butter. Don't miss this one (Sara... cough cough).

Anonymous said...

Love you guys! Miss you!!!

The Carpenter Life said...

We love us some Bacak Pumpkin Pie Crunch!! Make it every Thanksgiving now! Jenn, I am so glad I found your blog! Your kids are so lovely and so big now!! Have a fabulous fall!!

~Christy (countdown grad!!)

Jana said...

cute slideshow. I love smilebox too. CAN'T WAIT TO TRY TO PUMPKIN PIE CRUNCH! Sounds delish.

Emily said...

This is Adam's fav desert! Yay for fall photos..I loved them! It made me want some caramel apples!


Kellie said...

Jenn it looked like your family had great fun! I stole your idea for painting pumpkins....it was so nice not to have pumpkin guts everywhere! Thanks for the idea!

The Mosiers said...

Love the pictures and I love your blog's new look!!! It's amazing!

Emily said...


Adam just wrote me an e-mail suggesting we start our own New Mexican FFFD before we have babies so it will be a lasting tradition for them...how sweet is that? I love it when Bacakness rubs off on him:)

Love ya


garrysusanwilson said...

I was so amazed at how big your kiddos are getting. The years fly by. How wonderful that you are making memories as they fly.