Saturday, December 22, 2007

almost christmas!

hooray! i am so excited for christmas! as the year comes to an end i can look back and remember so many great times. this year my brother and ashley came to visit, my mom came for 3 weeks which was such a great help during the busy summer, and my dad and lori came to visit too. it was so nice to show my family where i live and my store and for them to meet my friends. as we look toward next year we have some exciting news...we are going to be foster parents. we turned in all of our paper work and now we have to wait for the all clear. then we are scheduled to take classes in february. please pray for us and this new exciting adventure God has planned for us. merry christmas and happy new year.

Friday, November 30, 2007

my phone is broken

i can still get calls but not text messages so if i havent texted you back its not because im mad at you. sorry for any miscommunication.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

go green!! eco friendly

here are some ways to go green this christmas...use gift wrap alternatives. try fabric remnants that can be used after christmas as pot holders or table runners or even dusting cloths. also making christmas gifts out of things youmight otherwise throw away like old t-shirts. i got an amazing book call generation T and i might make some gifts this year. any other ideas welcome if you have any ways to be green this christmas let me know. thanks!

Friday, November 16, 2007

melissa mae

a first for me...

so i am baby sitting olivia today she is the cutest little girl. she is just over 9 months old and when she got dropped off she was not happy...well i found out pretty quickly it was because she was stinky (know what i mean some people would call it a blow out) we had to wash her clothes. so anyway back to my original story olivia is one of those babies who does not like to fall asleep because she thinks she is going to miss something. she nods off and then pops back up almost instantly. well i had her on my lap and was rocking her and david sat down next to us to play the guitar and she kept doing the nod off and pop back awake. so this is the first for me....david laid down to rest and olivia was in my arms and i gently sang her to sleep..and at the same time i sang david to sleep. usually david plays the guitar and sings me to sleep. (my singing isnt good but hey it worked!!)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween fun.

happy halloween and happy birthday

so today 10/31 and that means 3 things to me.
1- My baby bro was born in 1983!!
2- Big Dave's B-Day
3- Halloween!

as a kid halloween was always extra fun because of my little brother! ia m thankful for that boy!

Monday, October 22, 2007

fires in CA

hey friends i dont know if anyone even reads this...but i just spoke to my friend karyn who lives in oceanside and because of the fires her mom and dad are being evacuated and so are many other families from their church. karyn and jon are housing 4 other familes including her parents. please pray for them. pray for the firefighters and volunteers.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

camping pics

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

sorry tim

nothing to tell....9 months happens to be how long school is. haha! maybe someday 9 months will be a significant number for david and i but not quite yet. i do have some fun news...we survived tent camping a crazy thunderstorm and over 75 mosquito bites (still surviving these) and had a GREAT time doing it. we bought a tent at target and went camping for 3 delaware. Other then the mosquito bites the trip was so fun! david and his cousin billy went exploring and climbing and bike riding and saw deer about 20 feet away. and megan and i read books relaxed and enjoyed girl talk!! we stayed in a state park so there wasnt much to do but relax and it was just what i needed. i will post some pictures later.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

so much to say

hi. let me start there! i have had a great summer at ART & SOUL PYOP (paint your own pottery) and i am already enjoying a break. my dad and lori are here in NJ visiting and I decided to take the week off. We did a few touristy things today like make smashed pennies! and eat pizza outside on the nice tables with umbrellas! we had to stop in art & soul and label some boxes for shipping. but thats not too bad. here are a few summer highlights - 4th of july fireworks were cancelled because of strong winds, but we still had a fun party. hot august days brought lots of painters but the busy time was when it rained. thanks to all of our friends who came in and visited us this summer. it has been a beautiful week so far and i hope it stays nice. sorry to all who have to spend it in school but hey that means you will be much smarter in 9 months time. and when you're off i will be working hard! good night for now.

Monday, June 25, 2007


sorry for the lack of updates lets see...we have been busy. summer is here and cape may is full or people. we have had a great few weeks at art & soul. church is going great a team from our church is in Mississippi helping rebuild after hurricane katrina. and a team leaves for the solomon islands july 8th. so please keep them in prayer. life is good...working a lot and we decided to cancel the internet at art & soul to save $. so i am only on late at night after working 9-9 and i dont feel like writing. sorry. david is doing good busy with work, helping me and the fire dept. hope everyone is good. let us know if you want to come visit. but not for the next three weeks unless you want the couch cause my mom will be here. she gets her tomorrow i am excited to spend time with her! she is going to be sick of the four blue walls of art & soul thats for sure!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


train to new york
melissa mae

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Seriously i heard a guy

i heard a guy ask the clerk at a store. Do you have any kids? when she said no he asked you want some? Disgusting!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

sunset at the bay...i went down with friends on monday last week and we watched the sunset and collected some shells.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I just found out about

I just found out about some book swapping web sites for a girl who reads a lot this is pretty exciting. or

Thursday, April 12, 2007

This is who i got to hang out with at easter dinner.
melissa mae

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

busy busy

hello friends i have been busy trying to get art & soul ready to reopen, trying to stay in shape, working with the kids at my church...and cleaning doing regualr wife stuff. i am excited because its starting to be spring and i love it. but today i went down to the beach path and froze!! my friend michele and i walked and jogged on the path and when we were going against the wind my ears were burning from the cold. but it was a great work out lots of heart pumping and my legs feel like jello still. man its hard to get in shape. but i am glad that i am working on getting in pain no gain!!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

My new hair do
melissa mae

Thursday, March 22, 2007

game show network

so i have been hanging out with davids grandmom and she loves the game show network....i have decided that the new shows are pretty cool but the old ones suck! i like lingo and chain reaction. anyone else like gameshows?? Being I have been to the price is right 3 times i feel like a pro game show watcher!! just kidding. other then that getting ready for summer...i have a lot to do down at my store and am finally getting started on it this saturday. wish me luck.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

fun for birthdays

The castle at the land of disney.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


so last night my brother debuted as dj creeper at the red room. since i came home for my moms birthdayi got to be here for his debut. it was pretty awesome. i am so proud of my brother! and i love him too.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

So beautiful!

It snowed here!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

its been too long

This is the set of Rachel Ray!! We went on thursday last week and it was the best day ever!! I am still floating on a cloud!! Thanks to Uncle John!!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

frozen bay

david took this picture down at the bay and we had jesse the dog with us. he was going crazy through the ice and we played fetch!! i had to be careful because jesse is crazy and he tried to eat my hand. i am working on teaching him to be nice when i go for the stick..otherwise i might miss my fingers when he has eaten them. i had fun despite the fear of losing my finger!!

Monday, February 19, 2007

to do

my to do list is getting longer and longer. i need to get busy but i would rather just read. i am reading the bookseller of kabul and i really am enjoying it. it is very interesting and i feel like i am learning a lot about different cultures. i love to read!! i owe big thanks to my friend amanda for helping me rediscover the joy of reading!! miss you manduh!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

A date afternoon...this is going

A date afternoon...this is going to be fun.
melissa mae

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I love food network! Right

I love food network! Right now we are watching chocolate!
melissa mae

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I love snow.

It was so cool to wake up to snow.

Monday, February 05, 2007


oh man i am so out of shape! i have gone to aerobics twice and this morning was day 2 i am such a wimp! so now i am going to work and try to stay inside because it is so cold outside. it is 16 degrees outside and the wind is super cold! so friends i am staying warm in my house...we have revival at church this week so i will have to go out for that. i am sad though cause i wanted to go to michaels and get some stuff with my christmas gift will have to wait!! off to shower and get clean i dont want to be the stinky kid.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

My dad

i miss this guy.

Test for mobile Blogging. melissa

Test for mobile Blogging.
melissa mae

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

what have i been doing?

ok so friends i am sorry to say i have been slacking. i dont know why i havent updated...maybe because i am lazy! some of the fun things i have been doing include hanging out with girlfriends - getting tea lattes and going shopping but coming home empty handed. eating good sister and i made tacos for our dado! yummy! enjoying my family. driving a lot! CA = lots of traffic and lots of freeways. what else? oh yes...reading. so far for 2007 i have read 5 books for fun. and i love to read. last year i had a goal to read 100 books but i read 50 and i have changed my goal to 50 books a year. That way i give myself some freedom to enjoy other hobbies and not become a crazy bookie!! but i do love to read.

Sunday, January 21, 2007


So something i noticed...most hot spots in ca have parking meters. Also dog parks and skate parks are funny places. And i cringe when any one falls but especially when little kids fall. Last but not least little girls in pink helmets rock.
(the above post i sent via text message while david was taking some pictures of an event at a sakte park. i had fun watching.)

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

congrats jeff & karen

so our friends jeff & karen got married on saturday (yes i do know its wednesday) the wedding was beautiful! it was at the refuge church in huntington beach...and the pastor had a great message and the vows were beautiful. it is so nice to go to a wedding and hear the vows and be reminded of my vows with my husband. then the rest of the week i have worked and just hanging out.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


so today was an up early day ready to go to work by 6:30AM!! I probably shouldnt have stayed up til 1:30AM!! So I am sitting in Tony's office organizing orders and getting ready to start my day! I already had some oatmeal for breakfast and i even packed my lunch! We have the rehearsal dinner for Jeff & Karen's Wedding, we have to be at the church by 5pm...hooray for traffic.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

sunny southern california

hello friends. life is good. california is great and i am having fun. i am enjoying taking walks with my mom and her dog ginger. i got to eat del taco with my sister today! they have some good cherry coke. we went down to the beach yesterday! i have been reading a few good books. the no 1 ladies detective agency is the new set i am reading. so far i like the first one.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

more fun pictures

sorry for the lack of words just havent felt like writing.
these are pictures of zion & nevaeh we went to visit them in oceanside and we visited with their parents too! it was awesome!