It’s the little things that are precious…

It’s the little things that are precious.  

I watched my daughter play a video game the other night and realized it won’t be long and I won’t be able to enjoy the “little things” that go on when your kids are home.  I know that I am going to miss my son and daughter playing their games, their guitars and drums, the camaraderie and banter they have with each other when they move out.

I know it is what is suppose to happen and I am excited for both of them.  They are on the verge of forging their own path and adventure.  They will live and learn.   But, that doesn’t make it any easier for momma to deal with it.  In my daily prayers I ask God to give me the grace to deal with it and each day it is getting easier for me to come to terms with.

Yesterday was Audre’s prom.  You remember in an earlier post, I wrote my church family is special to me.  One example of the love that is shared in my church family is my daughter’s Sunday School teacher, Lichea.  She offered a few weeks ago, when Audre was telling her about the prom, to do Audre’s hair and makeup.   Sure we could have done it, but it was nice of Lichea to do it for my daughter and she did a wonderful job.  I watched her as she worked and she truly enjoys doing things for others.  She has a loving heart  and loves the Lord and shows it in the way she lives.   I’m glad she is there for my daughter.  Lichea also has a special place in my heart because she led my daughter to the Lord.

Here’s my girl all dressed up for prom.

I took pictures during the makeup and hair time with Lichea, but I promised Audre I would not post those on-line.

Those pictures, however, will go into a cute little scrapbook for her.  🙂

While Audre was having her makeup and hair done, I was baking a chocolate cake.   Friday night I started wanting something sweet to eat, so Saturday morning I found a chocolate cake recipe and decided to make it.  This recipe does not call for buttermilk like a lot of recipes do.  It is from my cookbook, Taste of Home – The Best of Country Cooking, second edition.  The recipe was submitted by Betty Follas.

Classic Chocolate Cake

  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups milk
  • confectioners sugar or your favorite frosting (I used chocolate frosting)

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk beating until smooth after each addition.  Pour batter into a greased and floured 13″x 9″ x 2″ baking pan.  Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done.  Cool on a wire rack.  When cake is cool dust with confectioners sugar or frost with your favorite frosting.  Yield: 12-15 servings.

Well, the sky is getting dark and thunder is beginning to roll, so I guess I better sign off.

Here’s wishing you a wonderful week!



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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.

4 thoughts on “It’s the little things that are precious…”

  1. We were empty nesters for almost a school year, then both boys moved back home, one for the summer, the other is still here, as he saves for his own apartment. Hope you are safe from the storms that went thru Ark. Please email me if you are ok, since I don't go back to posts I've already read. Too many blogs to keep up with to re-read posts.


  2. Hi Sonia, I rem. when my kids left home that my husband and I didn't know what to do just by ourselves, it is a big adjustment. I think that is why I cherish every moment with my grandbabies, because I know how fast they grow up. Your daughter looks lovely! You have a handsome son also, thanks for sharing the cake recipe. The taste of home cooking school is coming to my area in June, I am so excited. hugs, Lecia


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