well hello from the jerz… we’ve been busy since we got back from florida, so i thought i would post an update!
first, i am in the middle of taking on online traffic school so this is helping me pass the time. they make you spend 50 minutes on a section that in reality only take 20 min… so i must wait until the time has expired and then i will continue on! (while in fl for my brother’s wedding, i got a speeding ticket. it was lame. so now i am doing this so i don’t get points on my license, and so that our insurance doesn’t go up! good times.
alright… now i must give some credit to nick. i was having an less than great day, and he shows up with 2 dozen red roses. woah. in our entire relationship, he has never given me two two dozen red roses. needless to say, it was a wonderful surprise and they have lasted beautifully! here is a peak.
another cool thing that has happened in the past week was a quick jaunt down to haddonfield, nj. my aunt teri and uncle tim, who live in san francisco were visiting tim’s parents for their 60th wedding anniversary (WOW!). it was only 45 minutes away so we were able to drive down for a delicious dinner, and the uncle tim showed us around the town. i have yet to be able to nail down why it felt different than princeton, but it just did. it was very quaint. alot of the town was preserved from the colonial and pre-civil war era. it was awesome, then we went back to tim’s parents house and were able to have dessert with the happily married couple on the actual day of their anniversary. i ask tim’s mom if she had any advise, and she said a few days before her wedding her father told her… let your husband always think he’s right. i think that was well put, and i will certainly remember that. nick you are definitely right about driving the speed limit at all time 😉
one of the first places where the quakers settled in haddonfield.... 1786!
haddonfield is where the first dinosaur skeleton was found, and they have this cool sculpture to prove it!
last night was a combination of two fun things! the big news in the nielsen apt is that i got a promotion at My Gym! i am now the director of My Gym South Brunswick, and am really excited about it! i am taking on more responsibility of leading the staff, as well as continuing to lead class. the gym has been doing really well and i am really excited about the new ways i am able to help out there. i really do love what i do, and am grateful that his happened so quickly!
doing my part to spread the word about My Gym!
after learning about my promotion, my parents generously offered to treat us to a celebration dinner! so last night we went out to steak house called KC Prime. it was really good. i mean you can’t really go wrong with steak. we enjoyed ourselves greatly, and even treated ourselves to coldstone after dinner! i think i need to get promotions more often.
right before we went out!
my prime rib before.
nick's filet before...
all around, an awesome dinner! then, the fun continued. we went over to our friend’s dan and leslie’s and played a new game we learned called ticket to ride. we are obsessed! it is fun and strategic, and needless to say we were there till midnight. good times. we can’t wait to play again!
today has been good thus far. during the course of writing this blog i have continued my traffic school and now have 29 minutes before i can take my test. so i’m almost done with that! tonight we are going to cook out with a group of seminary people and then head to rider university to see their annual fireworks show. i am def most excited about the fireworks show! ill leave you with some patriotic music to get you all set for the day! happy 4th everybody!
side note: when i had to sing this song every morning at windermere elementary school, i though that when they said “and i won’t forget the man who died who gave that right to me,” i def thought they were talked about jesus. which is TRUE, but not what lee greenwood was talking about. i also thought that the land of the brave was talking about the atlanta braves. i guess i was a little confused.