Friday, December 19, 2008

Our Family Picture

Here's my little gang...our very first Christmas picture with all the kids and grandkids together. L to R: Maddy, Jodie, Nick, Randey (seated), Kaleb, me (seated), Kara (on my lap), Jacob, Desiree' and little Skye. I'm thrilled we were all able to pose without beating the snot out of each other. LOL

And here's that Pumpkin Pie recipe I promised all of you a while back (Hey! Better late than never, right?):

15 oz can of Libby's 100% Pure Solid Pack Pumpkin
3/4 cup Splenda
1/2 tsp table salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 cup Eggbeaters
12 fl. oz Carnation fat-free evaporated milk
1 frozen ready-to-bake pie crust

Mix sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves together in small bowl. Beat Eggbeaters and pumpkin together in large bowl. Add sugar and spice mix to large bowl. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Pour into pie shell. Bake in pre-heated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temp to 350 degrees and bake 40-50 minutes more or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on rack for 2 hours. Serves 8. This comes out to 3 WW points per serving. Only 1 point if you bake it without the crust!

It's truly delicious. Thank you so much, Susan, for telling me about it. Can't wait to enjoy it at Christmas like I did at Thanksgiving.

Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!!


  1. I think maybe Kara might be able to whip this motley crew into shape. Thanks for that pie recipe...
    Come read my Christmas story...
    Aunt Sandi

  2. Aww how wonderful Your hair is turning blonder by by the day:)

  3. That will be a favorite picture for years to come. Totally adorable.

  4. Wow! It's a wonderful photo of every single one of you! Truly. How in the world did you manage that? Even the babies. Amazing!

    Thanks for the recipe. I'll definitely be making this one next week.


  5. Great pic, Kari. Thanks for sharing!

  6. It is a great photo! Merry Christmas.

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  8. Trying again...

    Super photo! Congrats to the photographer because that many beautiful faces in one shot is not the easiest thing to capture. This is one to cherish, Kari, and I know that you do.

    Merry Christmas, Darlin'!

  9. Hi Kari,

    You are so lucky to have this family photo taken and that everyone looks great in it. What a wonderful present for Christmas. Kara is just too precious. Thanks for the recipe, I will try this for sure.

  10. Beautiful family photo, Kari!

    You are looking amazing! Congratulations on the wt loss.

  11. You have a beautiful family!

    We should have a family photo made soon....thanks for the inspiration!

  12. wonderful picture and memorie- yay thin lady Sandy

  13. What a lovely photo! I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  14. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas! I enjoy your blog so much!

  15. Great Family Photo!
    I posted my family photo today too... take a peak!

  16. Hi Kari,

    Just stopping back in case I don't get the chance before Christmas to wish you a Merry Christmas. I hope it's the best for you and your family. I need to get my butt back to Weight Watcher's next week. LOL This cookie baking is killing me.

  17. What a GREAT picture! You are looking awesome girlie!

  18. What a great photo! I can't seem to get mine all in the same room at the same time (with nothing else going on) to get a picture together!


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