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SNOW DAY

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a few weeks ago, we headed up to sundance to take some photos for my sister-in-law as a birthday present to herself. unfortunately, it was absolutely freezing – which meant the boys weren’t too happy with us. i’m not lying when i say that photo is the best one that we got of them all together.

however, that picture of little jack is quite the gem. i feel like he should be a gap model.

SANTA CRUZ BEACH BOARDWALK

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i thought i would give you a break from all of my wordy posts and share some photos i have been hoarding since august. if you are ever in northern california in the summer, you should definitely pay the boardwalk a visit.
i love this place.

ps. in case you were wondering, my little sister makes the silly faces on purpose. such a stinker.

jana laurene photography, santa cruz

jana laurene photography, santa cruz

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jana laurene photography, santa cruz
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jana laurene photography, santa cruz

jana laurene photography, santa cruz

jana laurene photography, santa cruz

jana laurene photography, santa cruz

jana laurene photography, santa cruz

jana laurene photography, santa cruz

jana laurene photography, santa cruz

jana laurene photography, santa cruz

jana laurene photography, santa cruz

jana laurene photography, santa cruzjana laurene photography, santa cruz

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I LOVE MY FAMILY

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family pictures for us are hard.

there are 24 people in our family: parents, siblings, spouses, and kids. 24. coordinating 24 schedules and outfits is hard. especially when everyone is only together every 2 and a half years.

it doesn’t help when the ONLY day in those 2 and a half years that everyone can be together is a day it decides to pour rain. so much for my hair.

still, i love this picture.

i love that i am showing my mom how to pose [and my legs look pretty skinny – whoop whoop].

i love that the rest of my family is just watching in on the action.

i love that the only person not watching is the brother on the far left. figures.

and i love that despite the rain, and the numerous location changes, and wardrobe malfunctions, and camera tripod malfunctions, that no one complained. well, except me. but i was allowed to.

STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS

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i’m so so excited to being going home to see all of my favorite goofballs. except i’m pretty sure i have to reschedule my flights. i was supposed to leave tomorrow. what is the point of professors handing out a class schedule at the beginning of the semester if they are just going to change it later and spoil your plans?

i might have stayed up until 5 am last night editing pictures of these lovebirds. i also might have simultaneously been singing and dancing to various hits from the 90s with one of my favorite people. after we went to taco bell just before midnight. so it was definitely worth it.

i generally have a no heels on campus rule. but today i broke it to wear these pretty sweet shoes i made yesterday. well i didn’t make them as much as i re-styled them. [my boyfriend called them spice girl shoes. i think they’re awesome]. i do have to confess that they are completely cutting one of my feet though. will post pictures soon [of the shoes, not my cut feet].

i feel like eating a salad. too bad i just went to carl’s jr.

i also feel like making fall treats. like maybe these cupcakes. or caramel apples. yummy.

why on earth do people spell defiantly when they mean to write definitely? definitely is a little tricky, i suppose, so i would understand mixing up your i and e. but defiantly is a whole different word. don’t people sound things out? maybe i’m a snob. oh well.

i have a pretty sweet design in store for my blog. i’ve been working on it for the last month or so. i think i have it pretty much done now, and i am so so excited for my computer genius friend to help me transfer it from indesign to the internet. that will be a happy day.

i love that it is the middle of october and still a comfortable 63 degrees outside. thank you utah for putting winter off for another week or so.

ok. that’s all. apparently my stream of consciousness isn’t very long today. probably because i have a million things to do before i go home to california!