Bloggin’ from Santa Barbara


Whew…I’m totally happy right now. A little tired, but mostly joyful.

Last Friday, I flew into LAX and was greeted by the a perfect face and warm arms. JD was waiting for me at the baggage claim and, after not seeing him for four days, his black eyes pierced my heart like the first time we met when we were 17 years old. We spent most of the warm afternoon driving slowly along the 405 freeway and then up the 101 until our sights fell upon one of our most favorite sights…the Santa Barbara coastline. Of the many places worldwide we’ve visited, Santa Barbara is the only place we’d ever consider residing besides Orange County. We absolutely love this city.

Yesterday JD and I shot an amazing wedding that I can’t wait to blog about, but we’re spending the rest of today doing what we do best: Dining (I see Arigato in our near future!!), lounging, roaming…and, of course, shopping! JD doesn’t quite know it yet, but we’re off to browse our favorite stores 🙂

Because I had a bum internet connection at our hotel, JD and I are sitting at one of our favorite coffee shops–Java Jones–with tea and the world wide web. With the Pacific breeze making its way in through the large open windows, life doesn’t get too much nicer.

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  1. ray santana

    June 24th, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    Dude good to have you back in one piece say whats up to JD I will be giving you a buzz this week your bud ray…

  2. Melissa Koehler

    June 25th, 2007 at 12:47 am

    Have a great time enjoying each other. Can’t wait to see the pics!

  3. Shy

    June 25th, 2007 at 1:58 am

    awwww… you crinkle your nose around him 🙂 Now, that is TRUE love!! haha….

    It makes me smile to see your two faces… I just wanna reach through the screen and squeeeeeeeeze you! 😀

  4. DJ

    June 25th, 2007 at 3:47 am

    I am sad I’m not in SB with you guys. 🙁

  5. Deyl

    June 25th, 2007 at 4:34 am

    other than santa barbara, santa barbara is the only other place Paige and I would consider living 🙂

    Sorry we missed ya!

  6. Tim Halberg

    June 25th, 2007 at 6:27 am

    wait… hotel… is that hotel DJ’s? in that case… you gotta call the management and get the internet fixed ASAP! 😉

    Hope you guys are having a blast in town! if you need someone to enjoy some Arigato with you, you know who to call!!!!

  7. Melissa McClure

    June 25th, 2007 at 6:29 am

    Awww you two are so adorbale! So glad you made it make to Cali safe Jasmine! So looking forward to the wedding blog! xoxo

  8. Jennifer Regruth

    June 25th, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    What a darling picture. You guys are so cute together. I can’t wait to see the next wedding blog since the workshop! 😉

  9. nicole green

    June 25th, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    umm could you two be any more cute!? 😀

  10. david baxter

    June 25th, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    even your self portrait pics are awesome!

  11. Jasmine*

    June 25th, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    DJ…We totally wish you were here too!
    Tim…we didn’t end up staying at DJ’s since my awesome bride covered the whole weekend’s stay! 🙂 Although staying at his place might have been dangerous because we wouldn’t have left!
    Deyl…next time we’re in SB, we’d love to take you and Paige out for dinner. We want to pick your brain about your career! 😉

  12. Amy Nave

    June 26th, 2007 at 5:37 am

    Girl, you should have called me I totally would have loved to see you. Next time you better or I’ll be mad:)

    Love love love

  13. stephanie

    June 26th, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    i love how in love you two are with each other, thats so cool! especially cool that you share it with others!

  14. Ron Dawson

    June 26th, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    I love to see professionals in the industry share their love and care about their mates. And SB is such a beautiful locale. On a side note. Is there any other way to drive up the 405 other than slow. 🙂

  15. Darren House

    June 26th, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    Hi love your work & website!

    Seen your Blog via Jessica Claire’s site i always follow her blog.

    I have posted a link from my Blog to yours as i think your site is amazing.

    I take it everyone enjoyed the coarse you went on.

    Hope you can check out my Blog if you have time.

    Many Thanks
    Darren House

  16. allan z.

    July 9th, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    hey! where are you!?!? 🙂

  17. Kristen Dawn

    August 6th, 2007 at 3:39 am

    Way too cute guys.

  18. Kay English

    July 29th, 2009 at 1:44 am

    I heart cocoa beans lol. Ever have the chocolate covered ones? Does JD get upset sometimes that you take your camera everywhere? One time on vacation with my husband in Disney world, he got a little upset that I couldnt stop taking pictures lol

  19. ingamae

    July 2nd, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    YOU ARE BOTH SPARKLY ADORABLY WONDERFULLY PERFECT together. I love your smiles. bless you to the max!!!

  20. Dalton Clements

    September 17th, 2015 at 3:08 am

    What a great set!!! Beautiful couple! You can see how truly happy they are!