“Mommy, we got you a necklace”, lil Jack excitedly whispered in my ear on mother’s day morning. I laughed and told him not to tell me, I wanted it to be a surprise! His face got completely serious as if he just remembered that his daddy told him not to tell me. He whispered “Please don’t tell Daddy!!!”
Three year olds clearly can not keep secrets! He came back in my room with a huge gift bag. It was filled with tissue and a black box… I opened it and low and behold it sure was a necklace!!! The fanciest necklace I’ve ever seen!!
Jack and lil man created my very first homemade noodle necklace!! Or in lil Jack’s words “its a macaroni n cheese & pasta necklace! “ Just the thought of my husband and son spending the time creating this necklace tugs at my heart! I love them sooo doggone much!!! It seems like only yesterday that I was in elementary school making my mom one of these necklaces hoping that she’d rock it! And you better believe that I wore it all day long!
The family got together at a park to BBQ & play volleyball. I had fun even though I totally suck at volleyball & every other sport for that matter! I definitely lack the coordination but I sure do love to play! Hope you all had great weekends too!!!
Back to business…
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.