Jersey Shore Journal

Jersey Shore Journal - Life and Times at the Jersey Shore

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Island Winter- God is...

The Jersey Shore got a lot more snow than expected. We got about 8 inches! On Saturday we drove thru the snow to our friends who are in from England and she cooked a marvelous lasagna dinner. We felt special to be included in their dinner party. 4 Wheel Drive vehicles are a life saver when you have to drive thru snow. We saw 2 cars in ditches on the AC Expressway and on the way home we saw a car spin out and go into a ditch. Luckily they did not hit a tree!

Friday night our son and his wife had a sleep over in their new house with our daughter's family. We went over for pizza and we relaxed by a crackling fire...Aaron played a few songs on his ukelele and we went around and we each told a story about something that happened in one of the houses we each have lived in. It was fun reminiscing.

Today, Sunday, we went for a walk along the beach and boardwalk in the snow! I had fun taking pictures. Hope you like them...

We read Psalm 145 today and it is a comfort to see all the attributes of God.
God is Gracious
God is Compassionate.
God is Slow to Anger.
God is Rich in Love.
God is Faithful to all his promises.
God upholds all who fall down.
God is Great.
God is Worthy of Praise.
God is Righteous.
God satisfies the desire of every living thing.
God is near to all who call on him.
God fulfills our desire and hears our cry.
God watches over all who love him.

No matter how we find our way to God and what "religion" we profess, God wants to help us through on our journey. He is a prayer away.

We see God's majesty through his wonderful creation. May the Lord bless you this week.

Jennifer aka Gigi


and here is the new Miss America- Caressa Cameron - She is lovely!

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Great Escape 2010

The Great Escape 2010

I gathered some photos from past vacations for a little escape for those of us in the chilly north or those of us who need more sunshine! Enjoy some great Escape Music on my Blog!!

What are some of your favorite vacations? Maybe get out your photos and reminisce. ..

For those of you who like the cold, here is the Poconos, PA, but I prefer warmer climes...

The Bellagio pool area
The view from our room @ The Bellagio

The Venetian, Las Vegas

Las Vegas, at night! We had a blast & we don't even gamble. Saw Celine, Mama Mia and the food was out of this world!

In our room @ Wynn Las Vegas.

The view from our room @ Wynn Las Vegas

The Bellagio Fountain!

The Bellagio @ night!

We went on a spectacular vacation to Oahu and Maui with Perillo tours. Everything is arranged for you and all the food and drinks and tourist attractions are included! I want to go with them to Italy next!

The view from our restaurant and hotel in Maui

Hula dancers.

the view from our room in Maui.

Waikiki Beach!

Another vacation....

Little Palm Island, Florida
We took a boat for lunch, but you can stay there as well!
An oasis!

Me in Key West!

Sunset in Key West!

Sunrise from my brother's house in the Keys....Paradise!

Another great sunset in the Keys!

Disney, Florida- The Magic Kingdom!

The Beach at The Grand Floridian @ Disney World!

The pool area at the Grand Floridian!

Minnie Mouse @ Disney!

Laguna Nigel, California

Malibu, California

Newport Beach, California

Catalina Island, California- Our place right on the main street. That is me on the porch upstairs.

Our view @ Catalina Island. I love the water!!!! and sunrises!!!

Catalina Island, view from above on a trolley tour! Scared to death, there were no rails on the roads!

Royal Caribbean Cruise to the Bahamas

In our cabin

Our day at the Atlantis in the Bahamas!

Exploring Nassau!

A cool aquarium at the Atlantis!

It’s Almost the Weekend...Enjoy!

When in Rome

Up in the Air

The Young Victoria

Sherlock Holmes


Amelia Earhart

It’s Almost the Weekend...Enjoy!

Hope you have some fun planned. Maybe get a massage, or have a sleep over for the kids, or go out for dinner and a movie? There are so many good movies out now before Academy Awards. I used to make it a point to view all the ones up for best picture, rate them and write a review before the big night but not this year…

Another idea: Maybe have a few friends over to watch the Miss America Competition. A lot of fun! My friend throws a party every year! 8 pm EST TLC

Above are the preliminary winners. Who do you like? Who do you think will win? Watch and have fun picking the winner. These ladies are not only beautiful and fit, they are super intelligent and articulate and talented. That's what makes it so different than say the Miss USA contest which does not include talent and interview.

Has Miss America gotten any coverage in your area? I am sad there is not much in this area. My take is Hollywood did not want to sponsor intelligent, smart and for the most part conservative it was dropped from a major network. Maybe Rush Limbaugh as a judge will help getting his audience to watch?With so many Cable choices they didn't get the ratings they used to...

Or maybe pack an ez dinner & a bottle of wine and go to a romantic setting for an in the car picnic…Many years ago in the winter, I got some KFC , a bottle of wine and 2 wine glasses and we drove down to Cape May and ate dinner down by the beach. In the car, of course!

Sunday night-Grammy's!

What are some cheap Date Night ideas you have?