Cute Boys....and....Cake!

March 18, 2010

My creation
For several weeks, The Farmer's Mother, had commented that basically the whole Aaronic Priesthood was made up of her posterity. She told the boys how proud it made her to see them fulfill their priesthood responsibilities each Sunday. It made the boys smile.
They LOVE their Grandma.
She has shown unbelieveable unconditional love toward all of her grandchildren, and
often found a way to laugh in moments I am sure she would have rather cried. Like the time The Boy and Cousin B. (they are 9 months apart), decided that they would go into her chicken coop to gather the eggs for her, and they left the gate open. Well, when you are a dog, and the chicken gate is left open, it is an invitation to a feast! Needless to say most of the chickens died that day. I think the boys were about 3 and 4 years old.
There are many other stories just like that one!
She has never showed anger toward this group of boys, she has only loved,
supported and encouraged them.
She is quick to bear her testimony of the things that mean the most to her,
and she very often tells each of her grandchildren how much she loves them.
She is a wonderful Grandma!
She asked for a picture of her grandsons;
4 Deacons, and 2 Priests, and they were happy to do it, after all, it was during Sunday School;)
When we were done taking the pictures......the boys quickly found their way into a nearby
Magnolia tree, that probably held their fathers when they were that age.
It seemed like the right moment to climb....after all, it was during Sunday School!;)
Now.....for the cake!
I found this recipe at Becoming Betty, and it does not disappoint! I made a few small changes, just to make it a little more lemony!

Lemon Cake:
1 yellow cake mix (a lemon cake mix would be great too!)
1 small pkg. lemon instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup oil
1 T. lemon zest

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into greased bundt pan and bake at 325 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool. Slice and serve with sauce.


1 cup sour cream
1 T. grated lemon peel
1/4 c. lemon juice
1 cup powdered sugar

Combine all ingredients and stir until smooth

Lemons are not typically sold in my area, but limes are, so I replaced the lemon juice
and zest with lime juice and zest. I was amazing!
I can't wait to try it with lemon, I am sure it will be great too!


Cathy said...

Grandma should have been in the front... between the boys! (My humble opinion!) You should take another picture this week! This time during Priesthood Mtg. so as not to discriminate! lol!

rachelle said...

I love it! Such handsome men!!! She is a good grandma! :)

LaNae said...

That cake looks yummy!

Trisha said...

I love Aunt Christine as well. She is definitely an inspiration to all of us. I have asked for her opinion on things through the years. As a child she used to force carrot juice down my throat everytime I walked in the house. I used to love to watch she and her sisters interact and talk "pig latin" as they called it. I think that's why Heavenly Father blessed me with 4 daughters so I could have the same interaction. In my memory I can see her out in the yard in her bermuda shorts doing one of the things she loves best...."playing in the dirt" as I call it. She's an inspiration to all of us.

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