04.26.08 Personal

Polo, Pinkberry, and Perfection

I woke up with excitement.

JD was washing the dishes when he heard Polo run to our bed and pounce on my belly. What do you want to do today, JD asked after he heard me wrestling the four-legged, white ball of fur.

I WANT BE A NORMAL GIRL!

Okay, so while this may sound dramatic, it wasn’t. Or maybe it was, but it wasn’t intended to be. Now that wedding season is in full-swing, Saturdays are filled with work and loads of busyness. Because I shot a wedding yesterday, my weekend was free to do what I wanted. And feel like a normal girl on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon.

In the morning, we walked to breakfast, meandered around Heaven for a while (a.k.a. Barnes&Noble), bought a few books, spent the afternoon by the pool, lunched at our favorite restaurant, then took a long nap. If this doesn’t sound the most perfect day ever, JD, Polo and I went to Pinkberry at the Irvine Spectrum to round out our day. Perfection, I tell you.



Happy Saturday!
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Kelly Kindall - Just looking through, and I must say your pictures are more than phenomenal. Your doggy is cute too!  01.12.09 - 9:25am
Nancy - omg.. i didn't know you got a doggie!! what kind is it? polo's face looks like my baby heinz so it's gotta have maltese in him. am i right??   05.02.08 - 10:55pm
Cathy Crawley - KEWL Jasmine, glad I got it right! :)  04.30.08 - 2:11am
Jasmine* - @ZoBelle: I PROMISE to take you to PinkBerry soon! I love you. SarahK: Girl, I'm SO gonna try your combo recommendation! :) @Becky, Mar, and Kelsey: Cathy wrote EXACTLY how you do it. However, if you need more helps, here's a helpful post on OSP Forum that will be helpful!! http://www.opensourcephoto.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=27745&pid=300429&mode=threaded&start=#entry300429  04.28.08 - 10:03pm
zo belle - hey jb i thought you were ganna take me to pink berry!   04.28.08 - 8:38pm
cassandra m - polo looks soooooo happy...and that does sound like a perfect lazy and wonderful day. ahhhhhhhh.  04.28.08 - 3:15pm
Kelly - UGH - Pinkberry - I H*A*T*E you!! Yummmmmmmy!!  04.28.08 - 1:18pm
ruby rideout - your post made me smile because I LOVE days like this with my honey too. glad you enjoyed it :)  04.28.08 - 12:13pm
Charmarie - I seriously need to find and taste the deliciousness that is called Pinkberry.  04.28.08 - 11:58am
Natarsha N. Wright - That is truly the perfect Saturday and it seems like you did alot I know I would have been tired by the end of the day...lol I am glad that you were able to enjoy it!  04.28.08 - 11:11am
mark Brooke - ohhhh man! that looks like a great sunday!!!!  04.28.08 - 10:43am
Jen - Looks like a perfect day!  04.28.08 - 9:50am
enoch - What a great weekend...   04.28.08 - 9:48am
kymberli q. - Aside from the Pinkberry (I'm a Golden Spoon girl, myself), it does sound like a perfect weekend!  04.28.08 - 9:16am
Donna - A nap sounds absolutely yummy... and the pinkberry looked it.   04.28.08 - 5:07am
Mel Watson - oooh had you not included the ever important nap I may have contested just how perfect your day really was... but you indeed had a perfect day! :D Mmm Saturday nap time nuggles... what dreams are made of!  04.28.08 - 2:06am
sarah k chen - i totally know what you mean about having a "normal" weekend with your loved ones! i soooo miss my time with hubs and akira sometimes. you MUST try red mango. it's actual frozen yogurt and creamier than pinkberry. there's one by harvard and main in irvine. try strawberries, mochi, and crushed graham crackers! it tastes almost like cheesecake!  04.27.08 - 10:14pm
Cathy Crawley - I'd be excited too if the first sound I heard of a morning was my husband doing the dishes! Oh, that's right, my hubby does the dishes at night after I cook. Oh, and I know how you make the border with the logo.....you make a photoshop action, record it and play it on every photo. Easy peasy! Step one: size for web, step two increase canvas size, step three type the logo, step four flatten. Simple!  04.27.08 - 8:45pm
Frances - I love Pinkberry. Hubbie and I used to drive up to K-Town, LA and Long Beach just to get some! I am so glad they opened one up in OC now. Looks like you got the original? I love the green tea + kiwi. Mmm..  04.27.08 - 8:36pm
Becky Rose - Hi. I have the same question as Kelsey and Mar...how do you get the black/white border around your photos and how do you add your signature. I'll check back often to see more posts and your answers. You have a wonderful website and blog! Thank you.  04.27.08 - 6:15pm
Mar - I have the same question as Kelsey...how do you get your logo and that awesome black border around your images?  04.27.08 - 4:08pm
Charming Events - Love the Spectrum, but have yet to try Pinkberry - isn't that crazy? The pic. of yours looks sooooo good :)  04.27.08 - 2:34pm
rizza san agustin - ha! polo is a marshmallow! so cute!   04.27.08 - 2:28pm
rowena - Barnes and a nap, now that's my kind of fun!  04.27.08 - 2:24pm
Kelsey Horner - I have a quick question, actually. I know that you're probably swamped with all sorts of other questions, but this one is quick (I hope). I notice that you and many other photographers put their "signature"/logo on the border around their picture. What do you use to put that on there exactly?  04.27.08 - 2:06pm
inga - I have yet to try pinkberry! I need to see what the fuss is about!  04.27.08 - 12:38pm
brandelyn - i love how you document everything! but i wonder.... does it DRIVE YOUR HUSBAND NUTS sometimes? just a little? :)  04.27.08 - 11:19am
Kristen Leigh - What day don't you wake up with excitement??? hahah Glad you had a "loveliest" day! You DO deserve it!  04.27.08 - 8:00am
Mark Brooke - WOOOO HOOOOO!!!! I love having sundays off!!!! especially when there is a rad party to go to! ;)  04.27.08 - 7:03am
Melli - Happy Sunday!  04.27.08 - 6:57am
tish - Glad you had a normal day...and glad that in your normalness you still snapped some great photos to share with us!  04.27.08 - 6:08am
ternoTracy - okay, I'm a Cali girl born and raised - now a military wife in the land of shi-shi dogs and fried rice. WHAT is a Pinkberry? it looks like I need to take a trip to CA soon. Congrats on your afternoon and LOVE your pictures.   04.27.08 - 4:37am
Eric Foley - Okay, for us East Coasters, what's Pinkberry??  04.27.08 - 3:53am
david & kimi b ~ ohana photography - i didn't think polo could be upstaged, but mmmm....pinkberry. have an incredible and blessed weekend jasmine!  04.27.08 - 12:08am