Friday Faves

Here are my faves for this past week:

1.  All boys under 1 roof for not one, but two nights!

2.  2 band members with the same shirt on at band practice:

They were absolutely horrified when I pointed out that they had on the same shirt!

3.  Band Competition on Saturday.  What a great way to spend a day!
And the view from the stadium:

4.  Did I mention that the college boys were home?
 5.  Finding a big dirty bowl  that was used for cereal.  What is it with boys and cereal?  When CH & I were in our Newlywed days, we used to call the big bowl a "Jethro Bowl".  As in, the Beverly Hillbillies' Jethro.  Not NCIS Jethro.
6.  Getting a shot of Ally from the front.  Of course, I did have to hold her head still, but I got it!
7.  Pumpkin Crisp.  Thanks to a coworker & friend (who is on a blogging hiatus due to havin'  a baby!), I now have this wonderful recipe for fall! 

But the best way to eat it:  warm with some vanilla ice cream.  Out of this world and oh, so easy!

8.  Last, but certainly not least, seeing how one of the trees in the front yard is changing:

9.  A couple of people asked for the recipe for the pretzel/rolo/pecan thingies.  Here it is:

Take small pretzel (the twist kind)
Put a rolos on top of each pretzel
Place them on a cookie sheet
Put in a 300 degree oven for 3 minutes (that's all you need to put it in for...just enough time to soften the rolo)
As soon as you take it out, put a pecan half on top of the rolo and gently push it down...just a little (you have to work kind of fast; you don't want the rolo to harden back up
Let cool and enjoy!

It's that easy! 
In the words of one of my undergrad professors:

Have a great P.O.E.T.S. Day!
(Pee On Everything, Tomorrow's Saturday!)
Okay, he didn't really say "Pee", but I'm trying to keep this family friendly!


  1. Oh, I so love the POETS thing! I'm snitching that one! And I love those pretzel turtle things. I may have to make some this weekend! Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. My brother's in band's so much fun to watch. Love the changing of the leaves.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. My son marches with the HS band that competes during the summer.
    I love watching these kids practice and perform. It is an awesome experience.
    Next summer they are headed to Canada. One of the bands out of Calgary just kicked butt this past summer. They won every competition.

    Found you on the FF 40 and over!
    New follower *Waves HI!*

  4. I think its a guy thing.. my husband has HIS bowl - & its HUGE!

    Pumpkin crisp? You're killing me lately with all the yummy pumpkin stuff... mmmm...

    My childhood dog looked just like your Ally... makes me smile when I see pictures of her! :)

    Hope you enjoyed those boys being under the same roof!

  5. Love the P.O.E.T.S thing, love the big bowl...Frank has one too...LOL. I LOVE pumpkin stuff...I will share my pumpkin cheesecake recipe with you for the Pumpkin crisp recipe. My family are pumpkin eaters for real....:-) Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for the news clip on the Cove. WOW...

  6. too cute about P.O.E.T.S.! I like it! going to share it with hubby. I think he will get a big kick out of it

    oh my gosh that Pumpkin crisp! it looks delicious!!

    so neat to have all your boys home for those days; I know you treasured them all!

    I think going to a band competition would be very enjoyable, I always enjoy watching and listening to a marching band

    enjoy the weekend :)


  7. Visiting via Java's Over 40 Blog Follow - great website - love the Fall look. I will stop in later and check out other posts - and the Pumpkin recipe - yummmmmmmy. Your pix of you & hubby look like you should join our 30 Days of Intimacy challenge - i.e., you look close to one another! New follower!

  8. I definitely have to try the rolos and pretzels! That just sounds amazing! I do love my sweets. It was fun checking out your pics. Have a great weekend!

  9. I love the Rolos, I've had them with M&M's pressed on top. I think I would like them better with the pecans.

    I'm going to have to check out that pumpkin crisp, sounds good.

    The cereal bowl really made me laugh.

    So glad you got to have your boys home.

  10. Thanks for the pretzel recipe, I bought my items yesterday and can't wait to make them. I was almost ready to ask for the pumkin crisp recipe and then I saw the link. Thanks. Sounds like you have some awesome favs going on. Love the story about the cereal bowl!

  11. Ummmmm rolo's.
    Pee on everything??? Never heard that one before!
    Pumpkin crisp? yummmmmmm.
    We have band competition this coming Saturday. Fun!

  12. You tease us with pix of an easy, yummy dessert and no recipe? But then again, with the poundage I've gained, you may be doing me a favor. Ha! OH WAIT! You did post it!! Ah!!

    I love the views in your 'small town'. Sigh... Looks like a great place to meet bloggy friends, yes? ;)

    {wished you could have met with us, too!}


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