TBT Birthday Style!!

It’s my birthday week (because my bday is always a week long event!!) so I thought it was only appropriate that for this week’s TBT we go back to 2010- my 23rd birthday!

I was obsessed with Julia Child (still am) and wanted to make her famous Boeuf Bourguignon (said in JC’s voice), so for my birthday we had a dinner party!! Lu & I cracked open JC’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and together we finagled out way through the instructions, with aprons on of course! We made the entire meal pretending we were doing our own cooking show but of course talking like Julia Child the whole time! There were many “Save the Liver” utterances while cooking, even though no liver was present to save.
We laughed, we cried (onions tend to have that effect) and laughed some more until the meal was ready!!!
It turned out pretty good too!

I love cooking with Lu. She cooks without boundaries and rules- a goal I hope to attain one day. She’s taught me to cook with love, laughter, and wine 🙂

Stay tuned for this year’s birthday festivities!!!

Our First TBT!!

It’s Thursday and it’s time for a throw back Su and Lu style.  First let me say Su and I have been through many (and I mean many!) adventures together.  Honestly, I believe our first one was the day they let me take her home and I looked at that tiny little red head and thought “it’s you and me kid – what fun we are going to have!”  So with that being said Su and I decided each Thursday we will revisited some of the highlights of this dynamic duo.  Here we go:

Through Su’s high school years I was very fortunate to go as a leader on many missions trips.  One such trip to Florida gave us tons of special memories.  There was learning to paint and roof a house for one.  And the wonderful senior citizens we had the privilege to meet.  But one thing that makes us laugh every time we think about that trip was the ongoing “What Would You Do for a Klondike Bar” contest that went on every night.  We had kids do magic tricks and even eat paper(which was a little disgusting).  Now Su and I have done many crazy talent shows and are known for totally embarrassing ourselves in these so why should this be any different.  We developed a ventriloquist act.  Not just any ventriloquist act but one where Su was the dummy.  So many things I could add here but she might kill me J.  (I have included a photo).  We had a few jokes and ended our routine with a spectacular feat.  I drank water while my “dummy” sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  The part where she acted like she was choking on the water was hysterical.   It brought the house down and we were awarded not 1 but 2 Klondike Bars! 

Like I said this is the first of many throw backs we will share on Thursdays.  They bring a smile to both our faces and help you to see (and reminds us) why we are who we are today.  Thanks for letting us share!