Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Yesterday Somer and I took Makayla downtown for some trick or treating and a carnival at all the local businesses.

She is the cutest!



I slept in till 8 this morning (yeah 8 is late) and woke up craving sugar. My body must recognize this day from when I was a kid and overdosed on sugar Open-mouthed. So cookies for breakfast it was!

I baked these cookies yesterday. They were called Pumpkin Snicker doodles, but I have a hard time classifying them as a snicker doodle when there is no cream of tartar in them. What do you think?


Here is the recipe. I didn’t change a thing from the original. I’m glad I didn’t reduce the sugar like I usually do, because they are not too sweet at all. I would make these again.

I have a question for you all. The swim club that I help out with fundraising a lot is doing a Jingle Bell Dash 5K this December. I kind of volunteered to put on the event. I’m very organized and have a lot of the details figured out (course, registration, police dept., tee-shirts, online registration, etc.). I’m wondering what you all think makes a 5K a success as far as the logistics of the race go? Have you had bad experiences, if so what were they?

Even though the swim club is a non-profit organization and depends a lot on fundraising the club has decided to donate all the registration money made to another non profit group in town. I love the spirit of giving during the Holidays!


  1. What a great great thing you're taking on! I work for a non-profit, but have little hands on experience with making events like this come together. I think the biggest pieces of this will be having plenty of volunteers both before the event and during it, and lots of advertising for it. It's always nice to have an extra set of hands or friendly face to ask for donations, etc. As far as logistics... I think making sure the course is well marked is a big one. You don't want anyone having to pause and think about which way to go. Good luck! I can't wait to see how amazing this turns out. You are going to rock this event!

  2. Well-marked course -- I agree. I also appreciate it when there is ample parking and enough restrooms near the start/finish area. Good luck putting this on!


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