Thursday, December 30, 2004

dancing the night away

so christmas has come and gone and david and i went up to NY to get my parents and now tonight we are driving back up to NY to deliver them to their hotel and i think we will sleep over with them and then drive back to Cape May tomorrow. This visit has been nice except i have been very sick...probably in part to the freezing cold weather in NY and the snow and everyone around me being sick. i plugged in my green mini i-pod yesterday and finally got my music loaded on i have to download my $50 worth of music that i got for christmas too....also i have been trying to keep up with everyone else on DDR max...but my mom and davids mom seem yo have the most fun with it....i get out of breath too fast because of my cold...atleast thats what i like to use as an is a lot of fun!!! and very addicting...i can see me getting into shape real quick!! well i hope everyone has had as wonderful of a Christmas and week after as i have. Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 23, 2004

this is super cool

so david looks at a lot of photo blogs and he showed me this one i am amazed at the photos be sure to hit the back button to see yesterday's shot too.

Very Cool Photo Blog

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

David & cute. I babysat these two adorable kids on monday and we painted ceramics for them and for their parents...they are so sweet and loveable.
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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

open house at Aunt Sheri's

so tonight was open house at aunt sheri and uncle tommy's it was a great time for me but sadly david had to stay home because he is sick. we just got home and he is resting while i am getting ready to wrap presents...i have one more present to buy and then i am done!! yippeee!! after work today i came home and baked some chocolate chip cookies and ate a lot of cookie dough!!! it was yummy!! christmas is coming!!! yippeee!!


so it has been cold and snowy!! it is so awesome..a little scary to drive but that is why i have david. i babysat last night and it was so much fun!! the kids are on our dot mac weblog david put them up from when we did Matt's stocking they are in kindergarten and 1st grade and i brought some ceramics for them to we kept busy then they went to get showers or baths and then to bed...then i got to hang out with Karisa..who is their acting big sister...i had such a great night!!

Friday, December 17, 2004

my mom has a blog!!

for anyone interested check out my mom's far she only has one post but hopefully she will stick with it.

My Mom's Blog

Thursday, December 16, 2004

silly joke time

what is santa's favorite sandwich??

****peanut butter and jolly!! ****


Fa La La La know how that song goes.And of course many other christmas songs because that is what we do...we learn christmas songs when we are kids and then we continue to sing them and listen to them as we grow up. So what is Christmas like for you? For me it is very different now then when i was a kid. When i was a kid we (being my older sister and younger brother) searched high and low for our presents and often my sister would find them and not tell my brother and i. Then we would open the inevitable pajamas on christmas eve and get changed and set out cookies and milk for santa and then go into our bedrooms and sleep. We never slept for very long, even just a few years ago when i lived on my own with my husband I got a phone call at 5am from my brother wondering where we were. So when we were kids we got to go through our stockings before our parents got up and in later years before our mom got up. Then we would wait until what we assumed was a decent hour usually 6:30 and wake our parents up very abruptly and rush them to get out of bed and come into the living room so we could begin opening our gifts. The time it took for our parents to get out of bed make coffee and get to the living room always seemed like an eternity. I can hear my brothers voice,"come on mom hurry up" he is the baby so he was always the most excited. Then we would all settle in around the christmas tree with blankets and my brother and i seperated the presents. once the piles were all set then we would begin opening one present at a time in rotation. We always seemed to start and end with my brother since he was younger he got more presents because they were still cheaper. Now of course he has the least amount of presents and he still hasnt adjusted to the change. So for me this year I live in a different state then my siblings, but i have already contemplated calling and waking them up at the crack of dawn because they always did it to me and i dont want to miss out. I now understand how hard it must have been for davids family when he was away, and I am excited for a new tradition. We have been in Jersey for christmas before but only visiting this year we live here and i just shipped off all of the presents to my family. i know i wont get to see their faces when they open them but i am still just as exicted for sharing the gifts i picked out specially for each of them. I am enjoying every part of my first New Jersey Christmas and I am looking forward to next saturday and all of next week as Christmas comes closer..Traditions are sometimes hard to break but they dont have to be broken..just a little bit of change. I know my Mom is sending my pajamas...and i will get to open them on Christmas eve.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

david in boston

so yesterday david and his cousin tommy hit the road to go and pick up cousin jimmy from Eastern Nazarene College in Boston...they got there safe and sound and in record time...thanks to cousin tommy's driving. when i talked to him a bunch of them were heading into boston and going to play pool near where the Red Sox play and it was 3 degrees...doesnt sound like fun to i stayed at Dave & Mary's last night and woke up early this morning and took Melissa Joy to school and then i went home and wrapped a ton of presents that i have to send off today to my family to make sure they get them in time for was fun to wrap everything until i realized i havent gotten anything for my brother...i know what i am getting him...but he is going to be sad because my sister has a lot of presents...and he is only getting one...they are of the same value...oh well...maybe he will be sad because i am not there...yeah right...who am i kidding... oh well. Christmas is so much fun!! It is cold here now it was 23 degrees when i got up but the sun is shining and our house is nice and warm...gotta get some work done.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

so this is my sister, my mom and me at California Adventure in the summer...i miss the is starting to get cold here but its not as bad as people make it out to be..the trick is to today i have on a tank top, a long sleeve shirt, a t-shirt, a sweatshirt and a jacket. the problem is i am no good at layering on my bottom half..tights are really unfomfortable and so are long jons with their saggy my butt and legs are a little cold. hey atleat i have mittens to keep my fingers warm..i have to take them off to type though.
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Monday, December 13, 2004

In response to Who is Parsons Brown???

attacking someone on their web site isnt very nice. but just in case anonymous wants to know i did not know parson brown was a minister and i dont think i have ever heard that in a i am not sure how being a devout church member has anything to do with this song. and i wasnt trying to ruin CHRISTMAS!! i never thought about the meaning until someone else brought it up and i always thought parson brown was just a color...and to tell you the truth i never thought anything sexual about the song and in re-reading my post there is not a mention of the "questionable" part of the song being about anything sexual...well everyone is entitled to their opinions. sorry if i offeneded anyone it was not meant to be offensive. merry christmas.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

who is Parson Brown??

so the christmas season is apon us...that means i get to listen to christmas music whenever and wherever possible...even in the car - because david loves me. so the song winter wonderland has some questionable lyrics and i cant seem to find anything on the world wide web that can explain i am asking my friends here on my blog. just what is this song about and who is parson brown and why does he the snowman turn into parson brown in one verse and a clown in another?? anyone else confused by this?? just wondering...i did find one guys description of what he thought ...and david and i talked about it but i am still very unclear on this whole thing. so friends what do you think??

Friday, December 10, 2004

new babies

so my friend julia is a new mommy and i had a customer in who works in the maternity ward at the local hospital...she used to live in florida and worked in maternity there i was telling her about Julia and i told her the name julia and micah choose...and she said she had a lady once in florida that got the paperwork to fill out and it said Hernandez, Female and she said ok thats a good name the doctor picked i will keep it. She didnt understand it was the gender. So the little girl was named Female...but it was pronouced Fe mal say it with a spanish accent...can you imagine your name being Female?? poor child. if you dont get it sorry it is hard to capture the story in writing..but it is a pretty crazy story..none the less.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

2 String Beans

So 2 string beans were walking down the street and one got hit by a car.
They rushed him to the hospital and the other sat in the waiting room and the doctor came out after waiting for a long time. The Doctor said,"I have good news and bad news.The good news is your friend is ok.The bad news is he is going to be a vegetable for the rest of his life."

HAHAHAHAHA!! Corny jokes are the best!!

Wednesday, December 08, 2004


so i finally started my shopping!! i went up to the mall 36 miles away with a friend and got most of my shopping done....yippee!! i even got to go to target!! i love target and micheals!! it was soo awesome! then yesterday i went to sunset beach because david was substituting for 5th grade..he had a very interesting day to say the least. we are looking forward to the weekend and the journey to find jesus...david is a guide and he has been working hard on his lines and i think he is going to do a great job. we have caravan tonight and mary and i are going to run through the songs with our students. i think i might try to get david to take me to the polar express...i really want to see it and i have been putting it off to try to go to the good theater up the road...but i think i will cave and go to the bayshore 8...wish me luck.

Saturday, December 04, 2004


The west cape may christmas parade was tonight and it was soo much fun!! It wasnt even too cold (44degrees with a little bit of cold wind) thank goodness!! The parade was super cool there were some really cute favorite was a boy scout float that was sponge bob square pants theme...all the boys had cardboard painted with the characters and they were doing a little dance around the float...very cool!! i had on my mittens...which means i only had a thumb and a rounded shaped hand for the whole parade...i tucked the mittens into my coat and pulled the sleeves real tight...i think my hands were sweating at one point...our friend Merrill who is 8 asked me to help zip up his coat...but i refused to take off my mittens and sent him to mary to get zipped...she is much nicer then me and she took off her mittens and zipped him up..he told me you can do it just take off your mittens....i said NO WAY THEN MY HANDS WILL GET COLD..brrrr!! well i encourage all of my friends from california to come out next year for the parade it was awesome...nothing beats a real cold christmas parade with steamy hot chocolate and mittens to get the christmas season started.

Friday, December 03, 2004

kiln...cold..wind...and pizza

so today i got up and fixed our outside lights because we didnt have enough lights in the bushes...and uncle john let us use some of his...then i headed down to art & soul with david who had a lot of work to do but came with me anyway because i asked him too. well the kiln was open since i ran it yesterday and was too lasy to empty it..and the temp read 55 it was 55 degrees in Art & Soul brrrrr!! thank goodness for a nice heater. so the store warmed up fast and then i put out the signs...well the wind comes down our street very fast and it blew my sign over 1, 2, and finally 3 times so i decided to bring it sign today to attract people looking for soemthing too do...the pizza...i have been trying to cut back on my pizza eating...since i have gained some weight since i moved here but today i was hungry so i went and got a slice of white pizza...which i usally love but whoever made it left the biggest chunk of garlic and ewwww i bit right into it and it made me gag!! i thought i was going to barf...thank goodness i didnt i am ok..but it sure did ruin my lunch!! oh well...tomorrow i will have to get a chicken cheesesteak and curly fries...yum.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

back in the swing of things

well being sick is not fun!! especially since i have forgotten to do a few things since i was sick and my brain wasnt functioning properly...well now i have all of the things i needed to do finished and i feel much better. i still feel a little sick but i feel better about not having unhappy customers and about being able to order my dress for cassy and cory's my to do list is shrinking. which is a good thing!! i had the enjoyment of david's cousin laura bringing emily (2) and eva (4mo) to the store to paint was so fun and the presents are going to be so cute!! i have to get pictures of them when they are done because they are that cute!! we did hand prints and even got little eva to do her hand prints. We also had her little feet painted which she did not like one bit!! she is such a good baby and we made her super mad!! she was throwing the first fit i have seen he have and even her mom was surprised at the tantrum. I had so much fun with them...we even had pizza for lunch and emily had a yoohoo!! oh to be a kid chocolate milk and pizza...sounds nasty to me but she loved it. so now i am working and i have to unload the kiln in a little bit it is at 150 degrees and i am waiting for it to be cooler so i dont have to wear gloves or use pot holders....tell tomorrow. love, melissa