Thursday, January 27, 2011

Chocolate Cake Day...

Amelia and I had a good day! She slept until 10:30 this morning. I was getting ready to go in and check her pulse and then she finally woke up. Joy & Pryce came by to see us this morning. I sent Pryce in to get Amelia from her crib. She looked through the bars of her crib, saw him, and said, "PRYCE!?" Like she was so surprised to see him. This little girl makes me laugh so hard. Pryce spent the morning being the best cousin in the world. He built her a big fort in the living room to crawl through and would chase her around the house from room to room - allowing her to do whatever she pleased. He is so sweet with her. I never dreamed that my sister's children would be so much older than mine, but Amelia just loves them and they love her. They're more like big brothers to her! :)

My friend, Hillary told me that today is National Chocolate Cake Day. So I decided to make a chocolate cake to take to home group tonight. I'm not really great at making pretty cakes, but they usually taste really good! Take this cake for instance. It was falling apart and a complete mess. So I decided to save it by drizzling chocolate butter cream over it. It ended up being a globbing of icing vs. a drizzling. I brought very little home though, so I think it must have tasted okay.

I let Amelia have a taste of the chocolate batter.

She liked it.

She really liked it.

I got a couple of days behind on my study, but was able to catch up today. I'm enjoying it. One of the things I've learned so far: I'm undisciplined in a few areas of my life. I knew that I had issues, but never labeled it as undisciplined because that word forces me to change. So I'm owning it. And now I'm going to work on changing it. It's not even major things, but things that once changed, will make a huge difference in bringing calm into my home vs. chaos.

Tomorrow we have a play date and a little shopping to do and then we're going to come home and wait on Alex to get home. We can't wait to see him!!

Do you have a fun weekend planned? I have a lingerie shower for my cousin to attend. Haven't been to one of those in quite some time. She's marrying a wonderful man and they've asked Alex to marry them. I'm so excited for their soon-to-be-family!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Love to all,


Jen said...

Love the chocolate batter face! She is just too cute!!!

Charon Benton said...

the chocolate cake looks great to me! and amelia playing with her cousins is so cute! She will grow up to cherish that so much!!

Deidre said...

I think people overlook anything as long as there is chocolate involved. Atleast I do. Amelia agrees too, right?

Nitzia said...

i love Amelia's pic with choc all over her mouth, too cute! what Bible study are you doing? i miss so much talking to your mom of all the Bible studies that she does, she always had great suggestions!!

Lauren said...

That cake looks AMAZING!!!!! :)

Joannah said...

I struggle with discipline, too. I was really faithful about Bible study when I had that time off after Michael passed. I was desperate for the Word. Once I returned to work and was so sick from the pregnancy, I just let it go and I haven't really got it back. Wendy Blight is starting a new online study next month, and I've got a Kay Arthur study in progress. I just need to commit. I have found that the Word has been my fortress this past week as I endure a firestorm at work.

Can you send me one of those chocolate cakes? ;)

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

wishin I had some of that cake!! see you tomorrow..hugs