It’s been a very busy couple weeks here for the Brodock family! Our son was married in a private ceremony this weekend! We celebrated with a small reception at their home yesterday.
One of the coolest things about being able to make cakes is being able to do cakes like this for people you love for very special occasions.
This weekend was also Jeff’s birthday and our 28th anniversary. We celebrated with a steak dinner at Emma’s house. (No people pictures, we were too busy relaxing and enjoying ourselves. )
And I made Jeff his favorite spice cake with a Rum Cream Cheese icing.
- 8 ozs cream cheese, soften
- 2 tbsps butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup spiced rum
And the other BIG news…
I get to be a Nonnie again!!!
Javelin is going to celebrate her first birthday next February with a new baby brother or sister! Due date is 2 days from her birthday. We are over the top excited!
You may look at us and think it is all good … filled with so much happiness… and it is. But there are also many…MANY struggles, conflicts and heartaches along the way.
Yet, in the midst of pain there is much to be grateful for.
In the depths of struggle there is hope.
All of it the Lord uses to bring us closer to Him as He is faithful to purge away our selfishness, our pride… our hay and stubble.
I have to choose to learn through the struggles and find the beauty in it all.
In the words of my dear sweet friend:
“Family is pain, drama, fear, failure, abandonment, fracturing, roaring, and silence.
Family is healing, joy, hope, success, nurturing, binding, fullness, and love.
How are they both? Family is humanity. Humanity is sin and grace.”
- Ana Smith
After one of the busiest summers we’ve ever had we are back on a much welcomed school routine. While we never stop learning I enjoy the rhythm of structure.