Monday, September 27, 2010

Lovin' the Rain

Its been raining here in Durham for about 18 hours now....the plants and grass are lovin' the rain because its been so stinkin' dry and extremely hot around here for months ....

The kids are lovin' the rain because they are finally getting to wear their new rain coats!! We've had them for a little over a month and Avery has been asking regularly to wear it!! They were in their rain coats long before we left for school this morning!!

my little flower and my little pirate!

And I'm lovin' the rain because I have 2 kids at school, 1 baby asleep, and I'm sipping on a homemade pumpkin spice latte!! I started some laundry and then made myself a treat to enjoy while I play (I mean work) on the computer for a bit...Here is the recipe in case you'd like to make yourself one. The recipe is from my sister-in-law Hannah, a former starbucks barista!! Its delicious!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

1 cup milk
1 tbs. pumpkin puree
1 tbs. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

heat and stir together, not to boil

Layer your cup like this:

2 oz espresso (or brewed concentrated coffee)
milk/pumpkin mixture
foam/whipped cream
spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, etc...)

If you're not into coffee, you can definitely leave it out - in which case this would simply be a "steamer" instead of a "latte". Or you could double the recipe and use it like a creamer in your morning coffee instead. Enjoy.

Wishing you a rainy day as well!


  1. sounds like everyone is enjoying the fall weather over there! glad you are enjoying the latte - i sure am too!