Monday, August 17, 2009

drum roll, please...

here is the latest addition to our family! baby boy holladay (as we are calling him now) was born today, weighing in at 8lbs 2oz. he joins my brother scott, his wife michelle, and their two kiddos, micah and lauren. we are driving up to see them tomorrow. what a wonderful blessing!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

mastering the art of french kissing... i mean cooking!

so, vinny and i went and saw julie and julia today. more like, i said "i will see that stupid g.i. joe movie with you if you will see julie and julia with me." and off we went.

i am now filled with the desire to concoct a chocolate souffle of some sort, or at the very least, poach an egg.

i adored the movie. i adore meryl streep. but the way she played julia child was just luminous. the flashes in her eyes, her infectuous laughter... i wanted to climb into the movie and hug her. mostly, i think that's because in her quiet moments meryl as julia reminded me of my grandma. her playfulness, her determination, but mostly her happy confidence in herself.

the movie actually inspired me. maybe not to write a book, but to find something that i love to do. and do it.

maybe i'll start with poaching an egg...