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Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer: May 2011

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer

I'm Jenn, a stay at home/work at home mama to Penny, wife to Evan, and daughter, sister, and friend to a lot more. I absolutely love capturing beautiful every day moments from behind my lens, and I'm doing my best to do just that!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

this is how our garden grows!

it's official... our garden has been planted! we kinda waited a bit longer then we probably should have, but it's been a busy busy past few weeks. so before i head out of town for the weekend, evan and i decided that this must get done asap! last night evan picked the weeds, turned all of the soil in our garden bed, and then added some of our compost that we're so excited to finally use! so today (after a fabulous lunch with friends) i got to work gettin' dirty! last year was our first garden and i became what you might call OBSESSED! i have a whole collection of what i consider garden porn. ya know, beautiful close ups of my pretty plants from every conceivable angle. i absolutely loved it! so after one year under my belt, i feel like i learned quite a lot and now i'm hoping for a really successful crop this year. finger crossed!

here's what we planted...

cherry tomatoes
heirloom tomatoes
banana peppers
red bell peppers
yellow squash
butter lettuce
romaine lettuce
and a separate pot of basil

has anyone else got a summer garden going yet? if so here's to hoping we're all successful!

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Monday, May 23, 2011

hot fun!

yesterday, with the temperature up around 90, we decided that the pups needed a bit of a cool off. so off i went to purchase them a new kiddie pool! barkley had one last summer and absolutely loved it, but then decided to destroy it once it started creeping into fall weather. so without further adieu, here' s mirabelles first kiddie pool experience.

i must admit, i did roll up my jeans and stick my feet in for a cool off too. before they made a muddy mess of it that is.

here's to pups and summer... two of my favorite things!


Friday, May 20, 2011

smooch that face!

just incase you needed a little cuteness today...

mirabelle, 14 weeks, best mouth ever!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011


yaaaay... the pics from adam & steph's smilebooth have been posted! hop on over to our labor of love to check them out... and be sure to watch the video, it's a hoot! man, it makes me wanna do some dancing all over again!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

the big day...

what an incredible day saturday was! it started off pretty darn grey and rainy, but as fate would have it, the clouds parted and the sun showed its face just long enough for the most beautiful bride ever to walk down the isle and say "i do" to her mr! the ceremony was absolutely lovely, and tears were definitely shed by quite a few. yup, me included :) as for the reception, words cannot express the amount of fun that was had. it took me two days to recover from the serious moves i busted on that dance floor. we laughed, we cried, we danced, and a few folks even jumped in the quarry! it was just such an amazing thing to celebrate all of the work and prep that went into making this day happen.

i didn't get too many photos of the night because i was actually making a conscious effort to simply enjoy every moment. well that and the fact that with our friend matt taking the wedding photos, there was really no need to worry about capturing anything. to put it bluntly, he's amazing!

here's to the new happy couple... we couldn't be happier about having you guys in the married club :)


Saturday, May 14, 2011

somebody's getting married!!!

here's to our two best friends, adam & steph! today they're getting hitched and we couldn't possibly be happier for them. we love you guys... now lets do this thing!!!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

all trimmed up!

welp, just got back from the salon and i'm super stoked on my new cut & color! it's oh so louise brooks and i couldn't be happier about that :)

big thanks to steph for making me feel lovely again!

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where do the days go?

i've gotta say, these have been some very busy, but very very great days! adam & steph's wedding is this saturday and evan & i have been helping them get all of their last minute DIY projects all finished up. the amount of handmade goodness going into their wedding is just amazing. i'm so excited to see how it all comes together. pictures will definitely be shared next week!

also, today i am FINALLY going to get my hair trimmed up! i currently have this weird mullet thing happening and it is not cute! if you've been following along then you know that i'm trying ever so hard to grow out my do. it's a rather tough job growing out a pixie cut, and i've been waiting for as close to the wedding as possible to get my trim up so that it looks all nice and freshy fresh for the big day. the sides of my hair have finally grown over my ears, which is what i was waiting for, so it's looking like i'll be able to do a simple little bob. those hair & nail vitamins have been doing their job!


snuggling my boy * strawberry banana smoothies

DIY goodies for steph's wedding * working on the seating arrangements

mother's day cookout with evan's fam * beautiful morning sunshine

evan on his boys weekend getaway * mirabelle being cute as always

tempeh tacos * creepy salvage yard finds

adam & steph's sweet boy * monkey lounging in the window

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

hours of entertainment

this morning, while catching up on some much overdue blog reading, i stumbled upon rikraks post about scribbler too. if you're anything like me, and enjoy mindless doodling, then this is right up your alley! i don't think i've ever had so much fun over my morning cup of tea...

beware... this is a major time suck! consider yourself warned :)


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

bark in the park

last weekend evan and i took a lovely drive down a very skinny, very windy little road, to help out the dog rescue i volunteer with, at this years bark in the park. it was such an amazingly beautiful day, and the fact that there were about 1000 dogs there certainly didn't hurt the fun factor...

evan gives betty a little snuggle...

this is one of mirabelle's brothers!

oh, hello sweetness

big and little...


oscar is sweet as pie...

kiddos and puppies, a match made in heaven!

hershey, so chubby and my favorite of the day...

hello bart!

and a few non-doggie friends were there too! these are some sort of scottish cow. i forget their names, but they were so adorable with there long frizzy hair and big brown eyes. love 'em!

and a baby one relaxing under a shady tree... heart-melt!

i started working with North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue shortly after evan and i moved down to NC from NY. they used to be located just outside of charlotte and i would go almost every day to help out. then because of zoning issues they had to move about an hour and 45 mins away... sadness indeed! i'm so excited though because they've recently purchased a building back here in charlotte and will be moving back in a couple of months. that means lot of afternoons taking dogs for walks and giving snuggles all around. i can't wait!

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