Saturday, December 31, 2005

rainy day

so i just woke up from a nap that i fell asleep into while i was reading the last battle a book in the chronicles of narnia and i totally had wierd narnia dreams. i dont usually like to nap but today is so gloomy and i could hear the rain coming down on the roof and it sort of mezmerized me into a nice little nap. so now i am going to go out in the rain and buy all the fixings for tacos yummy!! i am cooking dinner tonight for some friends and of course for my family. nothing like waiting til the last minute to go get the food...but hey thats my style. hope you have a safe night and a happy new year. i am looking forward to my tacos and my kiss at midnight.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

driving my moms car

so this is something that is a big bonus of visiting my parents...they have an extra car so i get to drive one of them. my favorite one is the envoy if you ever saw the simpsons episode where they drove the canyonaro it always makes me think of my moms car.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

teaching jesse to open presents

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california or bust

so we are here getting all settled in and here are a few things i already know i forgot.
1. alias dvd's for chris cooley (sorry)
2. david's glasses
3. favorite pillow (my mom has some good replacements though)
4. printer (left it on purpose but wish i had brought it for easy printing)
5. to take down the christmas decorations in my windows at home and at art & soul
6. to invoice one customer for a job we did for them
7. my michaels gift cards (left them on purpose - but now if i want something at michaels i know i have a gift card at home so i wont want to buy it with my cash money)

tomorrow i am off to glen ivy day spa, a christmas present from my tony. i am very exicted but i need to get to sleep, we just got back from hanging out at my dads where i saw most of willy wonka, part of herby fully loaded and part of fever pitch. i think next time i go over i am going to watch bewitched.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

delivery complete

this morning i delivered 450 ornaments to the elementary school day care. i would never have gotten them all dremeled and got little tags and strings on each one. with out the help of david cousin jimmy and brittany. the tags say "Created Especially for you by Your child with the help of Art & Soul Ceramics 884-9480" since i give them a 75% discount i decided that i needed to have something on each one that said where they came from but i also didnt want it to be overly advertising. so that is what i decided on. it is a huge load off my shoulders thanks to cousin jim , brittany and david for staying up so late helping me. thanks so much!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

the mall

so last night david had mens bible study so i went to the mall with his mom and sister and my friend soon to be cousin in law brittany and boy was it crazy. so now that i have begun my christmas shopping it has hit me that christmas is in 5 days!! holy guacamole!! i have a lot to do. so wish me luck...hopefully i wwill be able to get everything i need in town and not have to go up to the mall again. i am going to paint a few presents today so that will be good.

Friday, December 16, 2005

matts stocking

This is one side of the fellowship hall filled with people wrapping presents. It was a really great night the people who spoke really touched my heart and I am so thankful to be able to be a small part in this ministry. TV 40 - which i am not sure what channel it is also came and interviewed the family and then the news at 11 o'clock featured matt's stocking (the picture is of april being interviewed)

Thursday, December 15, 2005

christmas is coming...ready or not!

so i think i am still in shock that it is the month of december. but its here and all of the wonderful christmas plans are coming and going...(like the journey to find jesus) and tonight we have Matt's Stocking which is a ministry born out of a tragedy. The Lassor Family began Matt's Stocking in honor of Matt who was killed in a car accident I am not sure how many years ago, but i do know that this is a beautiful ministry that keeps Matt alive in a sense. The family finds out the needs of local families for presents for the children and then the needs are placed on stockings and you can take a stocking and buy the gift then they group them by family and people come together to wrap them and someone shares a story about Matt and a message and you would not believe how many presents there are it is amazing. i am so blessed to get to be a small part of the ministry and i am overwhelmed with everything that goes into this. please say a special prayer for the lassor family today especially for april. thanks!! i will post pictures of some of the happenings or david will of course.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

the rest of the journey

The angels were up in a tree stand that was built for them so they could sing Glory to God...and sign it too.
Gabriel way high in a tree freezing his butt off. (cousin Jimmy) The shepherds and some of the flock...sheep, goats and i think they had some cows too.
the wisemen bowing down to baby jesus
and the crazy camel who laid there the entire time and made wierd breathing noises.
I hope you enjoy the pictures. It was really cool to be a part of this program. :)

Monday, December 12, 2005

journey pictures

The entrance to the Journey to find Jesus.
The Singers while you wait for your tour. The first stop on the journey Zebedee.
The Second stop - the ladies (I am the one by the fire)
Third stop Simeon and his donkey.
There are more and i will do my best to post them tonight or tomorrow morning..

Friday, December 09, 2005

the journey to find jesus

so tonight was the first of 3 nights for our churhces outside living nativity. it is actually a complete journey through a lighted path in the woods and there are scenes through out the path. i am in the 2nd scene on the journey to bethlehem and david is a shepherd who leads the people along. i had a really great time tonight with the other ladies in my scene and being a part of something that shares the christmas message. this is the 3rd year that our church has done the journey but it is my first year acting in it. last year i was too scared of the cold and the year before we lived in CA. We have a fire ring and a very cool set for our scene, i will take pictures tomorrow so you can see how we made it look "homey". if anyone is in CAPE MAY COUNTY and reading this please join us from 5:30pm -8:30pm Saturday and SUnday it is a very cool way to see the Birth of Jesus being told and we even have real life camels, donkeys and sheep.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


So one thing i learned last year is if you plan on being in a snowball fight you should have your ammunition ready. so i got home this morning before david and i brought a cup out before he got home and made a few snowballs. well he pulled up and i couldnt hide my guilt but i tried to conceal it by saying i want to make a snowman. so david got out of the car and i showed him my stockpile and then he started throwing snowballs at me...i should never have showed him my stockpile..luckily he didnt get to use any of them. then we made a snowman and some snow angels. man i love the snow. to see some pictures go to our themacombers site.

Monday, December 05, 2005

winter is here!

we are supposed to get snow tonight!! and i am excited about we probably wont get any. i think the weather people like to tell you snow is coming so you get your hopes up and then it mysteriously changes direction and goes to NY or Philly instead. but for now i still have hopes that we will get snow.

Friday, December 02, 2005

oh my a deer!

yesterday morning after i dropped melissa joy off at school i went over to visit cousin was about 8am and i turned onto her street and started driving down it toward her house and all of a sudden out of the bushes on the side of the road a cute little deer popped out and then started to cross the street. i tried to grab my camera but it started walking down the middle of the street and then crossed the rest of the way and went through cousin laura's next door neighbors yard. i was was so cool seeing a real life deer that close in the daylight. i have seen lots of deer since moving to cape may but usually it is when i am driving fast on the parkway and they are eating on the side at dusk so they are hard to see. i wish i could have gotten a picture ...but it was still really amazing!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

wonderful world of melissa

so what goes on in my world? well yesterday i went with grandmom to micheals and then helped her decorate and then she called and asked me to go shopping today...unfortunately i was working today so i couldnt go shopping. but we have a fun time of shopping set for 8am tomorrow. we are going to go to Lowes and Dollar Tree... now i dont know if you have ever been shopping with a grandmom but it is an experience something that would take 1 hour usually takes 5-6 hours. so tomorrow after working in the early am and going to breakfast and shopping then i will head my store to load the kiln and hang some christmas decorations. ( i know i am late but better late then never, right?)