I have been so blessed to have enjoyed the past three years being Levi’s Mamaw! It is true what they say, being a grandparent is the best role you will EVER have!
I also never thought I would be able to love another grandchild like I love Levi. Then along comes Rebecca! Oh my! Did I ever have to eat my words! Not sure if it’s because it’s like holding Allison all over again, or it’s just Rebecca crawling into my heart from day one.
She is so connected with whoever she is entertaining at the moment! She has to be involved in whatever is going on. Yes, she is not going to be one to stand by and just watch the action, she is definitely a player! Levi will be begging for mom to “get her out of my room” in the not too distant future.
But it’s so precious to watch them together. They already have the sibling bond that can’t be broken. To watch them look at each other, hold hands and chatter their own special language. Priceless! Then the next thing you know, she has a hand full of his hair yanking on it! She is going to be a pistol and a force to be reckoned with, just like her mamma! That’s why Allison is where she is today, determination!
When holding Rebecca, I can’t help but see her great grandma (my mom) in this child. She studies your face like there is nothing else in the universe at the moment. And those eyes, she has her great grandma’s eyes for sure. It’s like she is looking into your soul and wanting to convey a message from heaven to you. All is right with the world when she is staring into your eyes. Do you think I’m smitten?
Yes, Levi will always be my first grandchild, but Rebecca is definitely Mamaw’s first granddaughter! I can’t wait to spend time with her in the kitchen, just like I did with my Mom so often. Today, I’m excited to share her Lemon Pound Cake Recipe with you!
30 Minute Lemon Pound Cake
- 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
- 1 Small Box Lemon Gelatin Mix
- 1 tsp. Almond Flavoring
- 1 tsp. Lemon Flavoring
- 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
- 2/3 Cup Water
- 4 Large Eggs
- 1 Cup Chopped Nuts Of Your Choice
Mix all ingredients except the chopped nuts and the 4 eggs.
Add the eggs, one-at-a-time to the mixture, mixing after each one.
Spray a pan with cooking spray.
Sprinkle the chopped nuts in the bottom of the pan.
Pour the cake mixture on top of the nuts and bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
Cool in the pan for 30 minutes before turning out on a plate
Top with confectioner sugar or a glaze of your choice.