Our friends from Birmingham came down and the kids spent the night the night before New Years Eve.
Little A helped us make Princess J’s b-day cake.
H brought some cool video games.
They were all pretty tired after staying up so late the night before.
We made Princess J a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake.
We got the idea while eating our traditional peanut butter balls for Christmas.
The cake was delicious. Maybe the best I ever made.
After praying in the New Year at church a big bunch of us went to IHOP.
This is my friend Hilga and her daughter.
And her husband, John.
Princess J and some friends.
The one on the right is our drummer .. he’s only 14 and great at the drums.
Some of our pastor’s grand kids.
Friends with camera phones.
After IHOP, the youth had a lock in at the church.
They had a great time.
By the time we finished with IHOP it was 2 AM… I was tempted to stay 4 more hours for the lock-in but was glad I got my sleep.
The kids slept for days after.
Here’s how to make the cake.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cake
1 chocolate cake mix
Heat oven to directions on box. Prepare cake as directed. Cool completely.
Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Frosting
12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
In a large mixing bowl, blend the cream cheese, butter and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add the powdered sugar and peanut butter and mix until smooth.
To frost the cake, place one layer on a serving plate. Spread 1/4 of the frosting over the top. Place the second layer on top. Spread the remaining frosting over top and sides of the cake.