This past week has been a real draggggg!!! My Jackz and I are all sick! Just when my son seems to have gotten over his bronchitis, he picks up a stomach bug. He hasn’t had a stomach flu since he was around 1yr old, so poor thing had no idea what was going on with his body. He sadly looked up at me with his big brown eyes and said “My poo poo and pee pee are broken!” So cute and sad at the same time.
We ended up cancelling our birthday celebration and I spent the night rubbing my son’s belly until he knocked out. The next day was New Year’s Eve (and Jack’s birthday)… Our condo felt like a dungeon of sickness and the walls were closing in on me! We were all suffocating in it! My brother invited us to hang out at my mom’s place. It was nice and relaxing, we stayed up until 3am playing Scategories. (Totally love that game!) I woke up to No Voice! Didn’t realize how much I talk until I couldn’t talk anymore! It was so frustrating, I felt like I was Ariel, from the little mermaid, just a brunette.
Since I was officially out of service for the week I got to finish the Jasmine Star magazine. It left me wanting more! She included so much great information about starting your photography business, but I still needed more. So I became a stalker and asked her my remaining questions. In order to find out the info I needed to know, I had to purchase her online workshop. Each video takes forever to download and so far I’ve only seen 1 and a half, but it’s very educational. I have never been a fan of anyone. When I was young I had friends who had nsync posters on their walls, and I so badly wanted to be a fan of someone. But during that time, all four of us kids shared a room and my older brother would definitely not be okay if he had to look at an Nsync poster every day! I just might put a poster of j* on the back of my door and say goodnight to her everynight!! For inspiration of where I’d like to be one day! It seems so far fetched! One day at a time Janelle! I still have to make some New Years resolutions that I’m going to break!!! Anywhoo have a wonderful sunny Monday!
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.