Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's a....family tradition.

I had been looking forward to Thanksgiving since August. 

There's not much better than
turoni's pizza, 
shooting guns, 
shooting hot damn, 
eating venison salami,  
$3.20 Gerst Haus draft fishbowls.....

all with your family. 

Here are some pics from the weekend! 

Not being home for Thanksgiving for the past 2 years 
ruined my marksman skills. 
Maybe I can blame it on the 60 year old shotgun? 

Anthony and my Grandpa Dale

The Venison Salami is always the first thing to be gone. 
This dish was full at 11am. 
This picture was taken at 11:20. 

Dad and I. 
And yes, my uncles made fun of my new giant glasses :-) 

I've always loved myself a delicious fishbowl of Gerst Haus beer. 
But when we got the bill and saw that it was only $3.20?! 
We definitely stopped back in the next night. 

My Grandpa Bob in his shop with my brother. 
Of course he knows how to sharpen chainsaw blades. 
My family members never cease to amaze me. 

Finally, J.Dog. 
Who, you might notice looks distraught....and for good reason. 
Sneaking 3 pieces of uncooked bacon from the counter? 
Makes for a long, uncomfortable drive home. 
Poor guy. 

And yes, we definitely bought back a box of Grippos and a case of Busch Light. 
Some things never change. :-) 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


i thought i'd take a moment to share 
what i'm thankful for right this very minute. 

goofy times with muh ladies. 
not much compares. 

unexpected animal upstagings.
because what's more hilarious than this? 

sleepy dog paws. 
no, there's no picture. 
next time you're around a snoozie pup, 
sniff his foot. 
it's a weird thing to be thankful for, 
but, i am. 

working in a super fun environment.
(yes, this is at work)

having a wonderful family that supports me. 
yep, i'm lucky. 

and last, but not least, 
this guy.....he rocks

what are you thankful for this holiday season?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Things I'm loving....

Just some things I'm really into right now. 

Friday Night Lights may be the best tv show I've ever seen.
(and unbelievably heart-wrenching) 
It's not just a show about football,
but about family, life, relationships. 

I can't help think about it all the time. 
Each time I turn on the netflix, 
I'm deathly afraid that it won't be available anymore. 
hahaha. Sadly, I'm totally serious. 

Finding new music.
Lately I've been really into
Miike Snow, Camera Obscura, and Miniature Tigers.
Great for work
Great for running. 
Great for driving. 
Great for anything. 

In the past 3 weeks,
I've made Chili (twice!), Potato and Leek, and Mushroom soups.
I just can't help myself. So good.

Jax's Fall Obession? 
Corrective eyewear :-)


Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Anthony and I were talking today 
about how we were both itching to travel. 
Not that I necessarily want to do this.....

but doesn't it look just amazing?!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

my dad, a hipster?

One of my favorite blogs is 

and in celebration of my dad's awesome stache, 
I may have sent this gem to the site for publication. 

fingers crossed it get's chosen. 
I love you dad!

Country mouse and city mouse.

Last weekend we were busy bees. 
Not only did I shoot Kara and Paul's engagement shots
(coming soon!), 
but also my parents trekked up from Wadesville for a visit. 

Here are some shots from their visit :-) 
 Mom and I ran the Hot Chocolate 5k....
it was a great morning!
We also ate at one of my new favorite restaurants, Quartino
It was a wonderful visit and I love showing them around the city!