A Very Special Day

Someone slept in until 8:30 over here ;). To justify myself though I was awake from 1:30-3 a.m….usually I have trouble falling asleep but once I do, I stay asleep. Its a rare occasion that I wake up in the middle of the night and roam around for hours. I’m so glad when my alarm went off at 7 I rolled back over, even if it did mean missing my favorite yoga class. A girl needs her beauty rest!

When I finally did arise, I made a waffle sandwich with my new almond butter!

Thank you SO much, Tom, for the wonderful almond butter and almonds from the Briden Wilson Farm!! Of course I said yes when Tom contacted me and asked me if I would care to try his homemade almond butter….obviously! It was such wonderful timing that my almond butery package should arrive yesterday 🙂 The almond butter was suuuuuuuper creamy and delicious and, I don’t know about you, but I’d rather support small businesses and farms when I can! I can’t wait to snack on the wasabi almonds…yum!
With a plum (sorry, awful lighting):
I also had a glass of iced green tea that I made yesterday. Tazo has a new line of specialty iced teas and I was excited to try this!

So, today I have exciting plans!!!!! What could they be, you ask?! OBVIOUSLY today is a very very VERY special day……..

I’ve only been waiting for this day for the past 6 months. Seriously! So, naturally, I am going with Anne and my mom at 1:15 to see it! 🙂

I will report back! TGIF!

Happy Birthday, Zesty!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Stephanie
    August 7, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I saw Julie & Julia at a special screening about 6 weeks ago – it is awesome! Meryl Streep becomes Julia Child… I can’t wait for the DVD to watch it over and over and over again. Have fun! (And plan to be hungry for some of your parisian treats afterwards.)

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    August 7, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Have fun!

  • april
    August 7, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Have fun at the movies! Can’t wait to hear your review 🙂

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    August 7, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Oh i am SOOOOOOOOOOO JEALOUSSSSSSSS! I want to see that so bad!! Ooo, I can’t wait!

    Have a great day, my friend!!!

  • Allie Katie
    August 7, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Omg please post a review of the movie!! I can’t can’t wait to see it!!!! Have a great day!

  • brandi
    August 7, 2009 at 10:11 am

    ooh, that almond butter looks fantastic! I wish I could get that brand here.

    I think I’m going to that movie tomorrow – so excited!

  • Jess
    August 7, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Oh yum on the waffle sandwich. I can’t wait to hear about the movie either! 😀

  • Lizzy
    August 7, 2009 at 10:12 am

    That waffle sandwich looks AMAZING! yummy! i hope you enjoyed. I’ve been waiting for such a long time for Julie and Julia as well, i’m so excited, and i hope you enjoy!!!!! yay! 🙂

  • Jenna
    August 7, 2009 at 10:12 am

    i can’t wait to see that movie!!! 🙂 I hope you have a great day!

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    August 7, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Ooo that waffle sandwich looks good. Have fun at the movie!

  • Lindsey (Mrs. LC)
    August 7, 2009 at 10:15 am

    I’m so excited for Julie & Julia! I’ve read both “Julie & Julia” and “My Life in France”. I’m going to see it with some bloggers tonight in Orlando!!

  • Denise (apple hill adventurer)
    August 7, 2009 at 10:16 am

    that almond butter looks delish!

    i have also been long awaiting that movie! it looks SO CUTE. make sure to tell us all what you thought of it!

    have a great day!

  • Rebecca
    August 7, 2009 at 10:16 am

    New Almond Butter & Iced Tea!? Amazing!! I want to see that movie so bad!! Good thing I’m going to my parent’s house next week. My mom will see it with me!

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    August 7, 2009 at 10:18 am

    That waffle sandwich looks divine with that almond butter! Have a great time let us know how you like the movie!

  • Rachel
    August 7, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Your breakfast looks amazing!!! I need to find that almond butter!

    Every time I see the preview for that movie, I think of you for some reason!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    August 7, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Your almond butter + jam waffle sandwiches always look so amazing. So ooey-gooey, ahh! Have fun at the movie. I read the book while I was a temp living in NYC, so I really identified with Julia’s experiences 🙂

  • Emily
    August 7, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Oh goodness!! I have been anxiously awaiting this movie for months as well!!!! I read the book in ONE sitting at Border’s while I was in grad school a few years ago (shhhh don’t tell them I didn’t buy it!). It was that good. I can’t wait to see this movie. I hope you enjoy it and have a great weekend, Jenna!

  • christina mindful living
    August 7, 2009 at 10:25 am

    i would buy that almond butter for the packaging alone! haha – there are so many movies out there that I want to see- julie & julia being one! Maybe ill just stake out at the theater all day and see them all! haha

  • jodie
    August 7, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Your waffle sandwich looks delish. I have been dying to see that movie. Going tonight.

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 7, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Glad to hear you got in a little extra sleep this morning. Sometimes that makes all the difference in the world! 🙂

    And what a great breakfast to start the day out right. The almond butter sounds fabulous!

  • Maria
    August 7, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Sometimes I have a hard time falling asleep, but once I am asleep, I stay that way too! My mom says that I wouldn’t know it if someone carried me away while I was sleeping 😉

    Oooh, that AB sounds fab!! I like supporting small businesses and fam’s too (if I can afford 🙁 ).

    Yay for Julie and Julia! I’ve been waiting to watch it too!

  • Jessica
    August 7, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I CAN’T wait to see that movie!!!!! I’ve been looking forward to it forever. I read the book and it was soo good! Can’t wait to hear how the movie is!

  • Kristie Lynn
    August 7, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Oh wow does that Almond Butter look DELICIOUS! I hope you enjoy the movie – it’s on my list of movies to see in the next couple of weeks 🙂

  • Jennie {in Wonderland}
    August 7, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I really really want to see that movie too. I just read a review today in the NY Times and they said it was really good, and that of course, Meryl Streep stole the show!

    That waffle sandwich looks delish!

  • Kelly
    August 7, 2009 at 10:34 am

    I’m going to see the movie today after work! I have been so excited to see it!

  • Heather
    August 7, 2009 at 10:34 am

    I really want to see that movie too – I just finished the book a few weeks ago.

    That iced tea looks delicious – I need to buy a box and try it – I love iced tea!

  • Emily (A Nutritionist Eats)
    August 7, 2009 at 10:37 am

    I can’t WAIT to see that movie!!!!

  • Lane
    August 7, 2009 at 10:43 am

    I am super excited about the movie too! It is tax-free weekend here, so I am going to wait until next week to watch so the crowds can die down. But I have also been waiting for months! I hope that you are doing better, as it seems you are.

  • HeatherBakes
    August 7, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Oh yeah!! I’m planning on heading to the movie tonight! Hope it’s as good as the book…

  • Andrea (Fit Healthy Fun)
    August 7, 2009 at 10:59 am

    The sandwich looks fantastic! I was going to whip up a green monster for breakfast, but I think you just changed my mind! I LOVE the Tazo iced teas! I have the passion tea and can’t get enough of it! Enjoy the movie. I look forward to your review!

  • Holly
    August 7, 2009 at 11:02 am


  • Amelia
    August 7, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Hope you enjoy the movie! I saw it at a screening last month and really enjoyed it! Watch out though – the movie makes you HUNGRY! 🙂

  • Danielle
    August 7, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Ah I can’t wait to see that movie, I’ll either go tomorrow with my mom or drag my fiance there on Sunday!
    Have a great day!

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    August 7, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Hoooooray! I can’t wait to see what you think of the movie, I am so excited to see it myself!

  • Juicy Jessy
    August 7, 2009 at 11:22 am


  • Nina
    August 7, 2009 at 11:27 am

    GAH! I want to go to see that today so bad!!! too bad that i’m a) not done with the book, and b) working until 11pm.

    have a great time!

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 7, 2009 at 11:30 am

    oh man, I cannot wait to see Julie and Julia.
    I’m still trying to find an angle to sell my fiance on it… I’m thinking some food bribery will work!

  • Shelly
    August 7, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Fun! I’m going to see that movie on Sunday! (Actually, my friends and I are going to make Roast Chicken, Ratatouille, and Chocolate Mousse from the Julia Child Cookbook and then go see the movie. I can’t wait!)

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    August 7, 2009 at 11:53 am

    I’m also seeing that movie tonight, I can’t wait! 😉

  • Susan
    August 7, 2009 at 11:55 am

    I can’t wait to see that movie!!! I’ll probably have to wait a few days though, can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

    You know, I have a box of Tazo iced tea too that I never make. I should get on that, I mean I already make iced coffee everyday 😉

  • andmarie
    August 7, 2009 at 11:55 am

    I’m loving those Tazo iced teas.
    That movie looks so good, can’t wait to see it!

  • Menden @ Skinny Menny
    August 7, 2009 at 11:57 am

    I’m so excited for Julie & Julia! I have about 10 pages left in the book….and I’ve loved it all the way through!

    That jar of almond butter looks decadent! Have a great day, Jenna 🙂

  • Mary (Food & Fun)
    August 7, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    I hope you enjoy the movie!! I can’t wait to hear what you think. I was thinking about seeing it as well. Did you read the book?

    I love getting Tazo Iced Tea from Starbucks…looks like I will need to look into the Iced Tea line that they sell!!!

  • Sarah
    August 7, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Mmmm, your breakfast looks delish!
    Ahh, I cannot WAIT to see Julie&Julia! I’ll be looking forward to your review since I won’t be seeing it for a while 🙁

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    August 7, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    YAY! That’s so exciting! I canNOT wait to see that movie! You’ll have to give us a thumbs up/thumbs down once you’ve seen it so we know whether or not it’s worth it.

    Sounds like you have a fun day ahead of you girly 🙂 Enjoy!

  • gigi
    August 7, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Ok, my first time commenting(loooooong time lurker)
    I am so jealous you are going to see Julie and Julia! From someone who just went through a devastating breakup in June(3.5 years and he cheated on me with who is now his gf), everyday does get better. There are days when I wake up and immediately have tears in my eyes and then there are days where I don’t think about him at all. You are very lucky to have an amazing group of friends and super resilient family, this is the time to depend on them 🙂

  • Lola
    August 7, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    BAH! Not fair! I don’t know if we’ll get that movie here in Madrid. Looks like I’ll be watching it online.

  • Sheri
    August 7, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    BAH! Have a great time! From what I have heard it is awesome! I am going this Sunday to see it! Can’t wait!

  • kristi (sweet cheeks)
    August 7, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    That movie looks terrific! Can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

  • Amy C.
    August 7, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Yay for Julia Childs! I’m seeing it this afternoon too. I feel like I’ve been waiting for this day for months. Can’t wait to hear what you think about it. 🙂

  • Sarah
    August 7, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Yay! Have fun at the movie, can’t wait to hear how it is. I think I’m going to see it with my mom this weekend too 🙂

  • Katie
    August 7, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    That breakfast looks fab and so does the movie!!!!!! Have an awesome afternon!

  • Jen Papaya
    August 7, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Sooo excited to see that movie too!!

    And I agree – support local whenever possible 🙂

  • Beth @ CrossBorderCravings
    August 7, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Oh man I soooo want to see that movie too!!! Let us know what you think :O)

  • Tom
    August 7, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks for the kind words Jenna! And you are so welcome! I’m really glad you liked it (your waffles look awesome).

  • britt
    August 7, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    meryl streep does a great job in that movie from what i can tell from the movie trailers. i hope you have a fabulous time with the girls!

    and good for you for supporting small business! it looks so good.

  • Amy
    August 7, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    You make waffles, almond butter, and jam look soooooooo good!

  • alex at
    August 7, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    i love that you are taking time for yourself right now, girl. you need that for sure! savour it, take time to find yourself, cozy up with family and friends, and know that we are all here for you!

  • Heather
    August 7, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I saw a special screening also and everything about it is really great! The movie is very well done, the acting is great, and it’s especially great with the Paris scenes. I definitely want to buy it when it comes out on dvd and I don’t say that very often…

  • emily
    August 7, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    I slept in today too. And I am so excited about that movie! Did you read the book? It was pretty great 🙂

  • Quisha
    August 7, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    hope you like it! i’m reading the book now and i’m going to the 6:45pm show here in boston! 🙂

  • JB
    August 7, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    yay for beauty sleep! your waffle sandwich looks amazing jenna. i could eat one right now! and i can’t wait to hear about the movie. i really want to see it!

  • Clare
    August 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Ha, Erica.

    I don’t know what happened with Ryan, but HUGS to you and you have so much to offer the world!

  • Tina
    August 7, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    I just saw the movie-I adore it! I really wanted some wine & brie afterwards, but my friend had to leave.

  • Krissy - Single Serving
    August 7, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    My mom wants to see that movie with me but I’m not sure I can wait! You’ll have to give us a full review!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    August 7, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    I saw the movie at an advanced screening and let me tell you- it is AWESOME!!!! You’ll love it!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    August 7, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Carter and I can’t WAIT to see that! I’m eager to see what you think about it!