SNAP!CRACKLE!POP! -no, Im not talking about the cereal, I’m describing the sounds coming from the oil sizzling in the pan on the stove. The same oil that I decided to toss chopped papas (potatoes) in for breakfast & sprayed back at me BURNING the heck outa my arm! I have battle wounds from cooking this morning! But I gotta say those were the Best Papas I've ever made!
We started our own little tradition last year to have Xmas Eve at our place… which is so cool, stressful, messy, fun, stuffy, & did I mention MESSY! My brother
Mike, my son, and niece Savannah decorated gingerbread houses which wasn’t as easy as it looks. There’s no way you can get a house that looks similar to the
photo on the box, that’s totally done with piping tips, which is not included in
your kit. Can you say False Advertising! At least it held their attention for a
good 15 minutes until they devoured them! It was a long day, and a fun night of games and clowning eachother! (this is how we show our love!) Do you ever laugh so hard that your face is stuck in the funkiest expression?! I think I laughed hard enough to make up for the lack of excersize these past few days, or should i say months!
Its so hard to get my siblings to cooperate for family photos, so I thought it would be easier to get photos of them individually, for a gift idea I had... boy was I wrong... this is the final product that I framed for my Mamacita... its supposed to show each of our personalities...
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.