Wednesday, July 22, 2009


We went to Colorado last week for a wonderful vacay. It was our first vacation as a family of five and we all loved it. I'd be lying if I said driving 2400 miles with three small children was the easiest thing we've ever done. All in all, it was great and we'd do it all over again. I will post pics soon. We are enjoying getting back to normal life and seeing all our peops.

In other news, I'm obsessed with Julia Child. My mom watched her when I was a wee tot and I feel like my love for cooking somehow ties back to Julia's show. A really neat movie is coming out August 7 that highlights some of her life and the life of a blogger who took on the task of cooking every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Julia's cookbook) in one year. I have the cookbook and have already cooked two recipes from it's pages. I sleep with this book under my pillow. I love it. I am also reading My Life in France. Julia wrote this book, with help from an author in her fam, chronicling the time she and her man lived in France. It is amazing. I can't put it down. I need a bigger pillow so this book will fit under it along with the cookbook that is making all my culinary dreams come true. On opening night of the movie, I am planning a small feast consisting of a few of Julia's specialties for my ma, Nana, sisters and my gal pal, Julie, who is soon to become the fifth Alford sister. After dinner we are going to see the movie. I will hopefully have pictures to show the fruits of my labor. The Babydad is not totally on board as he thinks I am crazy. Anyhow, the blog has gotten enough time today and I will post pics lata. Peace.


  1. i can't wait to see that movie! my friend & i were thinking we need to sneak some wine & cheese into the theater..haha!!!

  2. That movie does look fun! Hey, we are heading to Jax, FL tomorrow night... 17 + hours in the car with our little ones... I am dreading it. Keith's fam lives there and he has his 20 year reunion. Pray for our sanity!!! And our safety!!!