Sunday, May 8, 2011


Leeland and his Uncle Nate
 My brother-in-law is being deployed over seas soon. We had a little going away party/cook-out this weekend for him. I have to say that it was very hard to have a "party" when you know what the reasoning is behind it. He's going to the Middle East to help break down a military base-- he should be leaving in the next couple weeks. I don't know the exact date, mostly because it's changed at least 3 times. I'm so sad to see him go.... in my mind he's still that High School teenager that I first met when Daniel and I started dating. I pray for him all the time, I pray that he accepts the Lord, and I pray for his safety. I pray for his wife and her patience, strength and salvation while he is away. If you think about it, I encourage you to pray for him also-- pray for all of our soldiers serving our country and protecting our freedom.
Nate and his wife Monica
And of course, I HAD to make a cake for my brother-in-law for this special occasion. He's the one person who has pretty much loved every cake I have ever made.... he even insists that I ship him cake over seas while he is away. I'm going to have to look into the care package restrictions, and if I am able to send him some baked goods, figure out a way that the items will stay fresh.
John 16:33
A very thick chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream! Delicious!

1 comment:

  1. A great way to ship baked goods to them is "jar cakes" and that kinda thing :) They're always a big hit! But shipping is pricey to send a bunch, so we only made those when we were able to ship them with the supply planes.