Sunday, December 21, 2008


i am going to Ny tomorrow!! so exciting! i helped davids uncle plan a day trip to the city for his wife, daughter and two grand daughters and i get to go along. i am very excited...just finished writing down all of the addresses to the places we plan on visiting. we are going to see the rockettes, the tree at rockefeller center, fao schwartz, american girl store, macys and i am sure much more! should be a great day...hopefully no rain! (i have bad luck it usually rains when i go to NY) Even if it does rain it will still be fun.

Friday, December 12, 2008

This is pretty cool.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Desert i am in arizona

Desert i am in arizona for work and it is so different from new jersey. Lots and lots of houses and sand and pretty mountains in the distance.

Monday, December 01, 2008


I just read an article about giving..this stuck out to me "Giving what is in greatest need is an excellent way to make a huge difference with just a little as it has the largest impact. In most circumstances, giving anything is helpful and always appreciated."


it is very quiet when our little guy isnt here. he is at gramma marys while i work. so crazy how our world changes when we get a foster child. he is just so amazing!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mornings start a lot earlier

Mornings start a lot earlier now that we have a little guy!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I love christmas!

Monday, November 24, 2008

foster placement

we are pretty excited to have another foster is wierd because of the anticiptation and the unknown. so today somewhere between 4 and 5 pm we will become parents to a 18 month old little boy. it is a short term placement at this point so please pray for us. we learned that it is really hard to say goodbye.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


i had the joy of spending time with my friends daughters. i spent more time with the younger daughter and she told me she was praying for snow and that she is sure it is cold enough. i thought poor thing dreaming of snow its never gonna happen. then i just saw the forecast and it actually says chance of snow!! i am just amazed!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Just filled up my car

Just filled up my car gas is $1.90 Per gallon

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

45 degrees

its crasy that 45 degrees doesnt seem that cold to me. living in southern ca for most of my life 45 degrees was frigid! now i go out in with out a coat....its sweatshirt weather! haha! so crazy!

Monday, November 10, 2008

great weekend

despite bad weather this weekend i had a great time with robert and janet. we climbed the lighthouse in cape may, went to sunset beach and collected stones. went to a bbq and bonfire and just enjoyed our time with our friends. i am so thankful that they can stay extra days atfer njea and hang out with us!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

good morning

i am up early trying to get a few hours of work in before we drive up to atlantic city to hand out with robert & janet hyde!! they are here for njea (something for teachers) anyway i am so excited to see them and spend the day being a tourist!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


dont forget to vote today!

Monday, November 03, 2008


so i just made my own homepage for google and i can now update my blog on the google page! it is pretty cool. i can see the weather, snapfish, news and i am sure i can set up more stuff. but i have to get back to working!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

This is the corn maze we went to today! So awesome!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

grocery store

so yesterday i went to shop rite which is a bigger and more diverse story then acme (where i ususally shop) two weird things i saw while shopping. the first was a whle package of chicken feet. really people eat just the feet. it cant be much meat! and the second was a refrigerator (?on sp) in the dog food aisle. i couldnt believe it!! i dont have a dog and i might never have one but if i ever do they will not eat food from the fridge!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This little guy was living behind our couch.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

yum yum english muffin

where do these yummy breakfast food items come from? i love them with a little butter or a little peanut butter and honey. yum! we had english muffin pizzas for lunch on sunday and now i get to have the left over english muffins for breakfast!! yum yum!

Monday, October 13, 2008


so life is interesting to me....i enjoy my life very much even though sometimes i complain. i am so blessed and i thank God for my family, friends and church. yesterday was a great day at seashore community church of the nazarene and then after church i went to my friend amanda's championship soccer game...her team won! i only know amanda because her family is our pastoral staff and i love her family so much!! our pastoral staff is awesome! i didnt go to any of her sister Jenna's games but next time for sure!! go bulldogs and waves!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

17 days

so i have been in california 17 days with out david and i thought i was so tough...but i really miss him!! lucky for me he is in the air right now on his way to california too! we will be celebrating my sister and joshua wedding on saturday! i am so excited for him to be here!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

my mom got us tickets to see bye bye birdie last night. We had great seats and the show was amazing!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

starling diner

this is the most amazing french toast in the world i want to learn how to make this. the website for the restaurant is the starling diner

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

work out

i went with my mom to her gym and worked out with her personal trainer. oh my goodness i am not going to be able to walk tomorrow. it was a great work out!! i miss aerobics so much and the work out we did i could do at i plan on doing it when i go back to nj. i get to go to the trainer 3 more times with my mom. very cool!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Spirit airlines sucks

My second flight was ft lauderdale to lax how much sense does that make?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Rode almost 9 miles on

Rode almost 9 miles on my new bike on thursday! It was so fun, forgot to get a picture of it. It is red and has gears! My first bike ever w gears

Friday, September 12, 2008

I drove this big truck tonight it even has air brakes!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

water park fun

we got to go to the water park thanks to nick lassor!! thanks for the awesome day at the water park here is a video of jason being crazy on one of the slides.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008



Sunday, September 07, 2008

Last sunday i went to see wedding singer on broadway in atlantic city this is how close we were! It was so much fun!

Friday, September 05, 2008

pictures to come

so i did rearrange our living room and i tried to post pictures but they wouldnt work. so i will try to do it again today! i dont know which way i like it better. but its just nice to have a change. the new way the longer couch is directly facing the tv so more people can have a better view. but we rarely watch tv. it will be good for movie nights !

Tuesday, September 02, 2008



do you ever just feel like you need a change? i think my unrest or unease goes back to when i was a kid and we moved around a lot. so now every 6 months or so i start to get a itch to change something in my house. i dont want to move, even though i do look at a lot! (cause i want to buy a house some day) so i am sitting in my living room thinking how i can change stuff around. i am working so i wont be able to do anything now. but maybe this week...then i can vaccum the couches and the area where they sit. the only bummer is our cable cord is short so i cant move the tv unless i put it in front of the window and behind the door. so i probably will just switch the couches. i will post before and after pictures once i actually change stuff around. maybe i will move the art work too! it drives david crazy but he always loves the end result!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

i make phone calls

all day long i make phone calls and after 6 hours of making phone calls i think i am starting to go crazy! the last call of the day i reached a man named george all i needed to know was if a check was received for records. he told me he had to go to another place to find out and placed the call on hold. i was on hold for 15 minutes. nothing like the last call of the day lasting forever!!

verse of the day

proverbs 31:5 - She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at days to come.

i am blessed with friends who are amazing! i am so glad that i have friends who love the Lord and love me too!! whatever is in our future God is in control and that is pretty cool.

Monday, August 25, 2008

last campground

i went to seashore campground for the last time this summer. i take pottery to 4 local camp grounds and this is one of the best campgrounds around. it is always bittersweet to see summer come to an end. but i am so glad that i got to meet Nancy through Art & Soul and bringing pottery to the campground. she is such a great lady and wonderful friend. i am already looking forward to coming back to seashore next summer. thanks nancy!!

Friday, August 22, 2008


blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. luke 6:21

today has been a hard day but this was my devotional verse. thank you God.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


so summer is almost over..sadness. i think i am going to the water park tomorrow. pretty excited!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


1 corinthians 13:13b (message version) Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

i have loved "s" and i know God loves me and her.

there is HOPE in that!


just got a call that our little "s" might be going tomorrow. please pray for us and her. thank you.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


so we went to the cole brothers circus last night. little "s" loved the cotton candy and the popcorn and especially the motorcycles which she pronouces "moto kykles". or course the motor cycles were first so after that she kept asking for them. the elephants were last and she could have cared less. she just wanted to see the motorcycles one more time. the circus is over priced and cheesy but she loved it!! the $5 cotton candy and the $5 popcorn were a big hit!!

Monday, August 11, 2008


i have a case of the mondays!! i dont feel like doing anything. our little friend "s" called me into her room at 7. then we snuggled for an hour and finally got up at 8. i wish we were still snugglin'.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

501 posts

pretty cool. i just saw that the last post i did was my 500th thats pretty cool. so today we went to the beach and our little friend had a great day. she loved every part of the beach and was so tired when it was time to go home she didnt seem too upset to have to be leaving. she fell asleep on the way home and was a little grumpy due to all the sand in her pull up. she loved the water and she even made sand angels. both david and i missed out on our naps but it was worth it. maybe next week she will take a nap! fat chance.

Friday, August 01, 2008


so tonight i took pottery to a camp ground and david came along with our friend and they played on the really big playground. i just heard this story from david sorry its not first hand but it was so funny i had to share. they were waiting patiently for the big slide while two french canadian boys were playing and david kindly asked them "ok boys go down so the little girl can go" the just blankly stared at him. so he asked them nicely again, "ok go down boys so the little girl can go." they still just stared at him. finally he put on his mean face and harshly shouted "get off the slide" and pointed where they needed to go. (he says north) they took off down the slide and ran away. as they were sliding down david nicely said "merci". he has already become quite the over protective father. the fact that she was soaked from playing in the lake and i thought was pee also made me laugh. we are having a good time even though its hard we are also setting boundaries. please continue to pray for us as we continue to figure out this whole parenting thing.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Anne Hathaway in Cape May

People says Anne warbled Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" during a karaoke outing with friends and family at a Cape May, N.J., restaurant on Monday night. (If it's any consolation, the song is now stuck in our head, too.)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Our electric bill was 0 Because we are on budget pay and we used less electricity then last year.


i am sitting in my living room working on my computer and it looks like it is going to be a beautiful day. i am working until 1 today and then going swimming with my mom and melissa joy. last night we had a chance to spend some time with davids cousin colleen and her daughter claudia. claudia is 22 months and so beautiful. it took her a little to warm up to everyone, but she already knew melissa joy from when melissa joy went to italy. claudia kept calling her doy because when she met her she was 17 months and that is about all she could say. well by the end of the night i was mel-it-ta-la and she has the cutest little voice. we had a pretty awesome dance party in melissa joy's room because she has big mirrors!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


my mom is here from CA and we are going to enjoy some fun time together. today she got up and went with me to the campground to do pottery. fun (right?) she is swimming with melissa joy and then we are going to a different camp ground to do pottery tongiht. somewhere in there we are going to grill turkey burgers and corn on the cob! yum!! i want to go to the water park while she is here :) and i think we will try to get to the beach too!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

irresistible revolution by shane claiborne

the church is the place where we can stand up and say we are wretched and everyone will nod and agree and remind us that we are also beautiful.

i am reading this book thanks to my husband who said i should and pastor brett who lent us the book. it is a really good book.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


went to the beach today and the water was soo cold. i was not going to go under but i got pretty hot on the beach so i was brave and went on in. checked on some water temp web site and it was 66 degrees today in the ole atlantic ocean. crazy! i got a little bit of a tan!! but not too much since i had on some sunscreen so i wouldnt get burned. it is so nice to have visitors cause it makes you do the cool stuff your own town has to offer. we went to wildwood last night and then today to cape may and had hot dog tommy's. i had a hot dog with bacon, bbq sauce and cheddar cheese and one with mashed taters, sour cream and cheddar cheese. yum! oh and a frozen coke. then tonight we went back to cape may and walked around the stores then headed to the light house and sunset beach and the sunken ship! pretty fun day! thanks to laura and emily coming to visit! they are driving cross country (there and back) they started in CA and have made it to Jersey! You can follow their adventure at

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


i typed a whole blog and it got deleted because of some lame error code.
i havent been to the beach yet this summer.

Friday, July 11, 2008

coming soon

my best friend cassy is gonna have a baby soon. i was just thinking about her and i am so excited for her and her husband. i cant wait to be an auntie...well sorta.

Friday, July 04, 2008


we took the ferry and then headed south to virginia...the car ride was quiet with out our little friend. we are in cherrystone hanging out with mary & jim we brought out bikes and have already gone on a long bike ride. looking forward to fireworks tonight! and tomorrow night!! so awesome. we are going to catch crabs using chicken as bait, and we are going to go searching for clams with a rake. and we are going to kayak! i will post pictures once we get back. happy 4th of july!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

happy birthday david

hope you have a great birthday and get to see lots of stunt planes tomorrow at work!! sorry you have to work but i look forward to BINGO at the campground! love you.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

slacking a bit but here are some fun pics

april photos

enjoy! this was an all church football game day. 2 games - guys played then girls. and the girls game was a lot more competitive. we had 5 people taken to Urgent Care the worst injury was our Childrens pastor he was on crutches for 6 weeks because of a broken leg. and one of the girls broke her wrist and was in a cast for 6 weeks. crazy! i think we are going to play again in the fall!

my dad and his pet


so we have been having lots of fun around our own town. bike rides, swimming, playing and of course getting ice cream from the ice cream truck. today mr. dave and our little buddy are going on a bike ride through cape may and doing some errands while i work. we are also going to vbs at church again tonight and i think our little guy is having fun. when the skits take place he is mesmerized, to see Jesus heal a man who was paralyzed was amazing. it is so cool to see Jesus and God through the eyes of a child. he made up a song last night with david and one of the lines he wrote is God likes my song because he likes everything. so cute! anyway sorry for the cheesy update but hey this is my life and my blog! enjoy! happy summer.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

a kid for 2 weeks

david and i took a foster child placement for a vacation placement for another foster family that went on vacation but was not able to take him along. he is 8 years old and he came to stay with us on june 17 and he will go back to his permanent foster home on july 1. we are having a fun vacation with him, since he didnt get to go on his camping vacation we are making sure he has a great time with us. it is crazy to be incharge of a child and they really dont even know you. but so far our friend is a very well behaved child even though he told us he cant have too much sugar because it makes him wild and he told us he is allergic to strawberries and milk but his worker didnt tell us that. he is running errands with mr. dave and then we are going to go for a bike ride when i get done with work. he is looking forward to monday when he gets to go on a boat for the first time. we are going on a ferry ride and big dave will be the captain. if you have kids or are planning on having kids remember how excited the little things in life make them and teach them things they will be better people because of you. i can already see it with our friend and we have only had him a few days when we let him do things instead of doing it for him he has a sense of accomplishment. he took his training wheels off his new bike all by himself and mr dave taught him how to use the wrench and how to know which direction to go. righty tighty and lefty loosey. haha! anyway hope everyone is well and we will keep you updated on our process.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

we did it!

so it only took 10 months but david and i are licensed foster parents for the state of NJ. we had our final inspection today and it was about an hour (much shorter then we expected) and the person who did the inspection was very very nice i was alone because david had to work and i was so nervous that the inspector would be mean. But when he showed up 15 min early he was very nice and he told me not to worry about anything he isnt looking to fail us, he wants to see us pass. So needless to say 1 hour later and after he looked in every closet, cupboard (he had to test the child safety locks) and he turned on every facet, checked that the toilet flushed and then looked around outside. then he had to interview me about what we are going to do for punishment and for rewards. and i explained that we want to be positive not negative and we want out child to be safe so they will have rules that keep them safe. they have a no corporal punishment rule (duh!) so time outs or loss of priviledges is our choice. and then we are going to do reward charts and a big reward like a picnic, going to the zoo and such. the inspector seemed happy with my answers and he sia that we are going to be great parents and he can tell we have a loving home already and he congratulated us on our decision to become foster parents then he said YOU PASSED with no violations!! Hooray!! So we could be parents any day now!!! So crazy how we have waited for this final inspection and now it doesnt seem real that we could get a call and be asked to foster a child even today! keep us in your prayers. we will keep you all updated (sorry no pics on the net b/c of rules but we can snail mail them or email)

Monday, June 09, 2008


i took some pictures flying in 19Juliet with david and Mr Heck, david is doing aerial photography for a company that is building a jetty. here is a short video of the take off my flight.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

8 years of love

today is our 8th anniversary and i am still just as in love with this guy!! he is my best friend and the love of my life. i know cheese ball. but hey i am ok with being a cheese ball. i love david bruce. happy anniversary lover face.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

family worship

i am part of an amazing ministry of our church. it is called lighthouse cove. this is just a temporary website but check it out anyway!! i really love being a part of family worship it is church for the whole family that is geared toward kids and thier parents. each month there is a virtue that we focus on and then sunday school follows the same program. this month the virtue is patience!! i highly recommend this program!! we have been doing it since sept.

Friday, May 09, 2008


so we have had the best weather and today it is is still semi warm. but yesterday i picked out capris for today. and david and i are going on a date tonight we have a gift certificate to a seasonal restaurant that reopened last weekend. they have an awesome early bird special but they call it first seating. it is you choice of 10 meals, salad, bread, dessert, beverage for $20! it is such a great deal. we went last year for our anniversary and still have $ left!! i am pretty excited and then we are going to come home and watch a movie or maybe we will watch old seasons of lost we have one season on dvd. we watched lost last night and i am so sad if claire is really dead. what a bummer. i love lost but i hate it all at the same time.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Grease on Broadway!!

My sister is visiting from CA and we got up at 6am drove to NY went right to the TKTS stand and got 50% off tickets for the 2pm Matinee of Grease we were 10 rows from the stage direct center. It was the best day ever!! The show was so amazing, i loved it!! thanks to TKTS we got $120 tickets for $60!!! So awesome!

Friday, April 25, 2008

a budget

so life on a budget might not be fun but it is rewarding! we have been living on a very slim budget for the last few months but as we pay off credit cards, one of which we got on our honeymoon!!! it is very exciting. praise the Lord for He provides for all our needs.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

i learned something new today

i mowed the grass today. i learned that lawnmowers can propel themselves or you can choose to push with your own strength. i learned that you are supposed to "double back" so as not to miss sections. and i learned that it is really really hard to start a lawnmower. thank goodness for my husband to start it every time i stalled out. our grass was a little long and i am a little not strong.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

happy earth day

hug a tree today! or if you live in the desert hug a cactus! or if you live at the beach hug a sand dune? i dont know bear with me folks. i have been researching hybrid vehicles lately not that we are going to be getting a new car anytime soon, but some day i will get a new car and it will be a hybrid or an all electric vehicle. we had an earth day celebration in our county on saturday i had to miss it but melissa joy and megan went. so what can we do to make our earth a better place? recycle? but cool recycled goods - i bought some shirts as presents for babies in my life that were made of recycled cotton and printed with bio degradable ink.
- Drink more water from reusable glassware. It's great for your bank account, your health, and your planet. The average American consumed more than 400 beverage bottles and cans in 2006, leaving behind wasted glass, plastic, steel, and aluminum. That adds up to excessive amounts of fossil fuels and hydropower for mining, processing, refining, shaping, shipping, storing, refrigerating, and disposing of those materials. Of course, changing your drinking habits both at home and at work is applicable to just about every other habit, as well. You've heard it before and you'll hear it again: Reduce, reuse, and recycle.
-Walk, bike, and carpool. In the United States, the car represents one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. However, you don't have to give up your car for a healthier planet, just expand your transportation options. You can significantly reduce your emissions by commuting to work. Try combining trips to minimize emissions, which are greatest at the beginning of a journey before the engine has reached optimum temperature and efficiency. When purchasing your next car, make it a fuel-efficient one. Hybrid cars can get twice the fuel efficiency of the average new car, cut greenhouse gas emissions by half or more, and reduce urban air pollutants. Carpooling saves energy, cuts on additional pollution, and allows you to take a turn as a passenger instead of driving everyday. Car-sharing (not pooling) is available in numerous U.S. cities. Car-sharing enables you to rent a car just when you need it. Each car-share vehicle displaces four to eight privately held cars, requiring less parking area and creating less road congestion. If you live within an hour's bicycle ride to the office (~10 miles), consider biking to work one or more days a week.
- Inflate your car tires. When walking or biking isn't feasible, you can do something to better protect the Earth while driving. Take a step in the right direction by inflating your car tires. Pumping them up can improve your gas mileage by about 3.3 percent -- a savings of about 7 cents per gallon. It's the right thing to do for your wallet and the right thing to do for the Earth.

these are just from one website. there are lots of different websites for keeping our earth clean.
these links are for the two cars i am interested in for my next vehicle!

Monday, April 21, 2008

olivia & evan

my friend megan has two beautiful children. oliva and evan....they are so fun. well atleast olivia is fun evan is only 3 weeks old so he is fun in a different way. i say all this because yesterday i got to hang out with them for part of the day and it was so much fun! olivia is just full of smiles and so happy!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

one more class

one more foster care class....we have a class on tuesday and then we are done with the classes. one more thing checked off the list. the next thing we have is a home inspection.

Friday, April 11, 2008

i love baby animals

zoo babies

i saw this on msn and thought it was pretty cool.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

more photo fun

march 2008 pictures

here are some pictures from march 2008. enjoy!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


feb 2008 pictures

i just started using flickr and i figured i would update my monthly pics for my friends on my blog.


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

april !!

I can't believe it is april 1st!! we are going to classes for foster care twice a week and learning a lot. it is getting closer to a placement. i am really starting to get excited. please keep us in your prayers.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hope you are wearing green today or else you will probably get pinched today. When i was little my mom always made green eggs and ham for st. patty's day and cornbeef and potatoes. i never really like either but my mom tried so hard. i think eventually we all were too picky for the green eggs and ham, but my brother still likes cornbeef and potatoes. i think it is too fatty. anyway this just reminds me that when i have kids i want to have fun traditions for them on holidays because even though i dont like eggs or ham now, i felt so special that my mom did this for me. if anyone has any traditions they want to share let me know. thanks.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

happy birthday to my mom

Happy Birthday Momma!! Love you so much!! Hope you have a great birthday!! I miss you and love you.

Friday, March 07, 2008

old pictures are fun

why is it so much fun to look at old pictures? i was helping mary last night with a collage for melissa joy for her yearbook since she is a senior. we had such a great time looking at davids pictures and melissa joys from when they were little. it is so fun. so when i got home i pulled out my scrapbook from 2001 the first year david and i were married. i love looking at pictures and i love my is a lot of work but so worth it. i went on snapfish and decided to post some old pics for others to enjoy also.

Friday, February 22, 2008


so i have been a slacker. mostly life is routine we have been busy with church and work. we got two days of snow which was so nice i love when everything is all covered and pretty. i have had the chance to hang out with megan and baby connor a lot which is very nice! in caravan we learned about owls and my kids loved the song i brought i think we sang it 100 times. we had a meeting with the foster care agency today and they did an indepth home study and measured our rooms and asked us a lot of questions. we still have to give them copies of every important document and then get physicals. then we have one more meeting where we have to do a timed paper at the same time...i guess no cheating. somewhere in there we will start classes. other then that how about the oscars i am rooting for juno but i havent seen a lot of the other movies. you can vote for who you want to win on msn.

Friday, January 25, 2008

dropping a lap top

hmmm. this is probably not a good idea but i have done it twice in one week. i got this cool new desk and i sit at the couch and the desk is called an air desk it is perfect height for working on the couch but then my phone rings and i trip over the wires of my computer to try to answer it and boom down goes my lap top. the first time it closed and turned off but the second time it landed just right. poor computer.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

back in nj

hi friends. i am back in nj and i am so tired! it is so cold! other then that i am happy to be back! church was great today and it is nice to see friends and family. i got my christmas presents that i had opened but i forgot what i had gotten. i got a cute purse i had forgotten about and bath towels. oh and i got a feather comforter from big dave that is soooo nice and warm. i guess that is a big bonus since it is sooo cold. i have some gift cards that i am looking forward to using. hope everyone had a great december and a fantastic january! i enjoyed visiting friends and family in CA!! missed seeing the smiths though. ok so if you feel like checking out an awesome blog go to enjoy!