Friday, October 29, 2010

Dinner with the Slatterys

I have fallen in love with a new book... it is none other than the classic

"Mastering the Art of French Cooking"
Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, and Simone Beck

I am learning so many useful things!
I will attempt a few of Julia's special recipes when we have people over in December.

Alan has decided to take up spicy fresh dishes from Asia...

While I will study the savory, buttery French way of cooking!

One thing in particular I look forward to is souffles, you always hear of the famous French souffle...
so my goal is to have one success by new years eve!
Hold me to it...for real!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Life

Marriage is a gift.
Having someone to walk through life alongside you, loving you for who you are.
I thank God every day for Alan.
I know there are storms ahead and we will meet them when the time comes but right now in this season of preparation...we are getting to fall in love all over again.
The journey has been intoxicating so far and it just gets better every day.
The Lord is faithful in all things, and He has shown himself true to His word on many occasions.
God is good.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mom's Advice 1

I am an "IS" personality, I did not used to care about order.
Now however I'm looking at this ever growing pile of stuff in Alan and I's apartment and can't help but feel like I should be on that reality show "Hoarders".
My mom taught me growing up that in your house everything should have a "home"
Meaning that all items should have a place to return to when your done using them.
Dishes go in the cabinet. Books on the shelf. Towel hung back up.
I used to loathe this way of life.
Now I can't help but cling to my mom's wisdom, roll my sleeves up and start organizing.
P.S. I will probably be having a LARGE yard sale soon