Its Christmas morning and I woke up before anyone else…
It was one of those mornings that you grunt at your clock because it’s so
early but your brain starts making a list of things you need to do for the day.
I was thinking about my Facebook contest, because the votes were getting out of
control and people were missing votes left and right that they said they could
see, but I couldn’t. So I am determined not to let my first Giveaway contest
Fail! But I have to sneak on the computer because I know if my family members
catch me on the computer on Christmas day they will give me guilt trips about
not spending my entire day with my family. So I tip toed in the living room
trying to not wake anyone up while I get some work done.
I walked into the living room that was freezing, they had left the windows open
from the night before. My family looked like taquitos all rolled up sleeping
scattered around the floor and sofa. I snuck past them, and turned on my
computer and BUM BUM BUM!!! The doggone computer makes a loud noise as it starts up, of course waking up my mom and bro Mike. GREAT! Now Everyone’s going to wake up and I won’t get to fix this contest problem!
I decided to take a chance and throw a contest. I need to gain Referrals (possible future clients) so I thought what better than to give something away and gain practice at the same time! I was crossing my fingers that people would join the contest, and Thank God they did. I have around 5 people who are really trying to win, and I’m so honored! I know I need to get better on how to organize a contest, so I am open to any suggestions!
My son finally woke up and I could tell he wasn’t feeling well. He had those sicky eyes. First thing he wanted to do was open his gifts… he was thrilled to see that he finally got what he asked Santa for… the REAL toy story toys. This kid was so picky about having the real buzz light-year that shot a laser and the wings popped out. He’s too funny! And just when I think that my husband can’t get any better, he gets me the magazine that I’ve been wanting! Its not just any magazine -its thee Jasmine Star's story of success, who is Famous Photographer! Its so inspiring!!! You’re the best boo! Happy holidays to all!
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.