Pumpkin Coffee Syrup

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Ingredients:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp pumpkin puree
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Steps:
1.) Mix water and sugar in saucepan and bring to light boil.
2.) Continue mixing sugar and water until sugar dissolves.
3.) Reduce heat and mix in pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.
4.) Continue to stir occasionally over low heat until mixture thickens.
5.) Remove from heat and allow mixture to thicken more.
6.) Serve desired amount with brewed coffee.

CHRISTMAAAS!

Finals week has arrived! Everyone’s been studying and sleeping and watching lots of Christmas movies. Rachel is averaging a quite festive 3 cups of Cocoa a day. On Saturday we spent the entire day watching Christmas movies, drinking hot chocolate, and eating cheap Chinese food with our friends! So cozy. =] 
Speaking of friends, we have new ones! Thanks to Laurisa, our group has been expanded.  We’ve officially adopted Devlin, Thomas, TJ, and Jake into the group (pictured below) and it’s been a fantastic few weeks! Laurisa and Devlin are officially Facebook official (=D =D =D)! Devlin is a goofy, seductive, wolf, biologist, Redditor, vegetarian. TJ is a kind soul who loves romantic comedies (Rachel’s movie soul mate!) Thomas is a snuggly internet celebrity with a crazy alter-ego. And Jake is a Grizzly bear who loves to dance!
They are all fantastic people and even though we’ve only known them a couple months, they’re already a part of our little family. =]
We’ve been playing lots of super smash bros and doing lots of dancing. Successful end of the quarter! We can’t believe fall quarter is the shortest, seems like Halloween was just yesterday, and now it’s nearly Christmas! =]