Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bon appetit!!!!!!

Well, well, well. Apparently I've decided to become French. Quite literally.

I've always had a fascination with Paris. Even from a young age, I've dreamed of going there, learning the language, effectively becoming French. My fascination grew immensely with the release of the movie Julie & Julia. I watched this movie and instantly fell in love. I found the idea of both stories very appealing. Julie's was learning to cook by cooking her way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julia's was finding her way through life, immersing herself into French life, culture, and food. Both of these women discovered themselves through their journeys, something I've always dreamed of.

After I had first watched the movie, I decided I was going to learn to speak French. My original idea had been to learn French cooking but I figured that might be a little out of my league. On our lovely trip to Disney World, my wonderful husband bought me a book that would help me learn my new language. I've been practicing a bit but not enough to really get anywhere. I've got to start working on it!

One night, while rummaging through the $5 movie bin at Wal-Mart, I came across Julia & Julia and actually screamed because I was so excited to buy it. Since it's purchase, I've probably watched it at least 15 times. Crazy I know. But each time I watch it, I enjoy it more and more. For my birthday, again my wonderful hubby purchased me something that I'd been dying to own. Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I love it! I've become a bit like Julie Powell though in the sense that I am now kind of obsessed with Julia Child and all things French. I bought 2 books on my kindle about her and have even been entertaining the idea of following in Julie's footsteps and cooking my way through Julia's cookbook. I'd love to be able to blog about that but of course it would be like plagiarism and whatnot so maybe I'll just do like a French Friday or something.

I've really just come to appreciate all things French and am trying to convince the hubby to allow us to live in Paris for a year, maybe more. Bon appetit!

Friday, May 4, 2012

May the 4th be with you.....or in otherwords, my birthday!

Today is my lowly, humble day of birth. 22 years ago I came into this crazy world and I'm been rocking it, for the most part, ever since. I've found a new way of looking at birthdays this year. Instead of thinking about getting older, I've decided to treat it almost like New Year. What I mean by that is I'm seeing it as a chance to improve myself, set new goals, see what I can accomplish from birthday to birthday. Obviously the goals will end up being like new year resolutions but I'm hoping to make them more meaningful and really just accomplish the things I set out to do. So here goes-

1. Read the Book of Mormon and Bible front to back

2. Learn to be more organized

3. Go back to school

4. Start keeping a journal again

5. Attend the Temple more often

6. Learn to be more patient

7. Spend more quality time with my husband

8. Stop letting the little things get to me

9. Get healthy (like always. Follow that blog here)

10. Keep up with this here blog and really document our lives

11. Ignore other people's drama

Well that's what I've got for this year. I'll be posting updates on these on the 4th of every month until my birthday comes again next year. We'll then assess the progress and set new goals for the next year. I'm really looking forward to getting all these things done, and starting tomorrow I'll be working on all of them. Can't wait! Happy Cinco de Mayo tomorrow!

p.s: cool fact about my birthday. My zodiac sign is a Taurus. Their lucky numbers are 4 and 6 and their lucky day is Friday. I was born on Friday, May 4th, at 1:56 pm. I am boss of my birthday!