Monday, October 29, 2012

Looking Forward!

With the marathon behind me, and year end approaching, I figured it was time for another Looking Forward post!!

Today I am looking forward to a skype session with Alli of 26 Dishes (I think, unless Hurricane Sandy foils our plans...).  We have been blog friends for years and finally got to meet earlier this month in St. Louis.  She is totally my soul sister is one of those people who just instantly gets me!!

This week I am looking forward to JULIA CHILD NIGHT.  Yes, it warrants ALL CAPS.  My aunt and I think about this event and plan for MONTHS; as it approaches I get more and more excited.  All of our menus have been awesome but I think this year will be especially good!  It's just such a fun night as it involves good food, laughter, wine, and a fierce game of Balderdash!

This month I am looking forward to visiting my friend Heidi in Austin.  She has an adorable little girl who will turn 2 in December.  I got to see them in September, and her daughter kind of took to me, so I think we are going to be best buddies that weekend!  They recently moved to Austin so I am excited to see their house and check out their new city!

This year I am looking forward to celebrating Christmas.  It is just the most wonderful time of the year.  I am looking forward to hosting my annual gingerbread house decorating party, seeing family and friends, decorating my tree, and seeing all the lights on peoples' houses!

What are you looking forward to?

23 comments:

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I definitely need to do one of these posts soon! I love looking forward :)

I am so excited for your Julia Child night!!! I don't even think there is much French food my stomach could handle but i just love looking at all the pictures and hearing the planning that goes into your night. It sounds like a lot of fun!

Caroline said...

I love these posts! I swear when I do them myself they turn my whole mood around.
Sounds like you have some great things to look forward to! A Julia Child night sounds really cool!

Melissa said...

Yay, Julia Child Night! I'm still so jealous that you do those. They sound soooo yummy.

missris said...

I'm so excited to hear about your Julia Child Night! Take lots of pics for us to drool over :)

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Great post, full of the wonderful people, events and opportunities that fill your life! This week, I'm looking forward to a ladies' night wine stroll!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Wow, I can't believe it is Julia Child night again already! I know to you it must seem like ages ago, but I swear you guys just had it!! A whole year has gone by? Really?

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

This month (well next month - my head is already in November) I am looking forward to another run (probably Turkey Trot 5 Miler on Thanksgiving), another ISU game in Ames, a wedding in Okoboji and Thanksgiving, of course!

We both have lots to look forward to! I cannot wait to hear all about Julia Child Night and see your pictures!

Nora said...

Can't believe it's almost time for Julia Child night!

This week I'm looking forward to dinner with a local couple that we are close to but see rarely!

Next month (December) I'm excited for the wreath making class that I go to with my parents. So glad I'm back in STL and can go this year! And with that I'm excited for the holidays, Christmas lights and sending out Christmas cards!

San said...

Oh my, a Julia Child night! How awesome! :)

I am also looking forward to celebrating Christmas, mainly because it means I get to see my family and Christmas at home is always special!

Carolina John said...

Wow, the julia childs night sounds like a blast! good call.

Marisa A. said...

Yay I'm not the only one already looking forward to Christmas (and my birthday!) I might have already watched Muppet Christmas Carol....I can't wait to put up decorations and watch all the Christmas movies!!

Marlys said...

Lots to look forward to! I am excited about Thanksgiving, because it involves family, food and not so much "extra" stuff to prepare for! But I am so excited for Julia Child night and Christmas, too!

Journey Authentically said...

All great things, Lisa :) Will look forward to reading about Julia Child night and the trip to Austin--make sure you hit up the food carts while there :) I'm looking forward to making some more decisions and seeing how life unravels over the course of the next 6-12 months---lots of unknowns so it's sort of an exciting time.

Stephany said...

Julia Child night! Yay! I know how much you love this and all the planning you guys do. I can't wait to hear all about it. :)

I am REALLY looking forward to November which includes Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday!), my first Black Friday shopping experience (I feel like you should do it at least ONCE, ha), my birthday, AND a fun birthday weekend in Orlando. WOO!

Raquelita said...

I am looking forward to going to bed at a normal hour tonight. I'm also really looking forward to getting back into my running routine and yoga this week. I always love the tales of your Julia Child night.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I love these "looking forward" posts - I need to do one one of these days!

I am looking forward to cooking something yummmmy this weekend.

Amber said...

I am looking forward to a big event that we have at work in a couple of weeks and also the holidays!! I kind of "get my cake and eat it too" this year as I'm spending Christmas itself in our house with Eric and the pets and then flying home for a few days after Christmas to see my family and spend New Years with them. Also our office shuts down for about 10 days around Christmas which I'm also SO excited about and looking forward to! Nothing like a big break from work to leave you rejuvenated!

Leigh said...

You have some fun things to look forward to! I've never been to Austin, but would love to go one day.

Shoshanah said...

I'm even looking forward to your Julia Child night! At least the part where I get to drool all over the delicious food and wish I was there. If only I lived a little closer.

Becky said...

Today I am looking forward to having our power back on (at Starbucks right now).

This week I am looking forward to a weekend that's not full of "storm" prep.

This month I am looking forward to easing into the holidays and Thanksgiving.

This year I am looking forward to finding out some fertility answers and getting a game plan going!

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

Taking Isla to the library's Halloween activities tomorrow!

Cherry Blossoms said...

I so wish I could partake in your Julia Child night aka French Thanksgiving :)
Loving your mindset on making the most of the next 2 months.
Can't wait to plan our visit/ see you in 1 1/2 weeks!

Barb Geier said...

I am so excited to cook with you Friday evening and to celebrate with our family and friends on Saturday evening. What a great tradition we have created. Such a special bond we have created.
Love you!