Safe To Say


I’m sitting in the office right now and the smells of lunch are wafting through the house. I couldn’t decide where I wanted to eat, complained of not consuming enough leafy green vegetables, then ran upstairs to finish work for The Workshop. I think it’s safe to say I’ve officially driven you crazy. You’re grilling a soy chicken breast for my salad, and crisping bacon for your BLT sandwich. We couldn’t be more different. Where I’ll simply find more work to do and ignore the hunger pains, you’ll move to action. Is it safe to say we make a good team?

Today while walking Polo you turned to me and said, You just need to think of a really great idea! Just like that. Like I have an overabundance of great ideas. And–I have to admit–it drove me crazy, the way you push me to think beyond myself. After a bit of silence, I came up with an idea. Not a great idea, but an idea. And it was a start. Is it safe to say we make a good team?

In the morning, I wake to your peaceful face, your eyelids flickering the last bit of blissful dreaming. By the afternoon, I’ve most likely drained your morning cup of long-suffering, yet you continue to stand by my side, pushing me to think beyond myself. Yes, I think it’s safe to say we make a good team.

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  1. Kare

    January 17th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I think it is safe to say.

  2. Alysha

    January 17th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Teamwork, and pushing each other to be better and think broader because you see in each other so much more then you see in yourself, that’s the good stuff. And Jasmine, you DO have an overabundance of great ideas! You are truly inspiring just being you! :]

  3. Anton

    January 17th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    it’s pretty clear you guys make a good TEAM! Good luck with the workshop and I am sure those guys are gonna have a blast… and I am so jealous of them!

  4. Aga Luczakowska

    January 17th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    It’s great! You are a great team!

  5. steph

    January 17th, 2011 at 2:47 pm


  6. Jordanne Fallon

    January 17th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I love this… It’s such an amazing feeling when you find that person who completes your team… I finally found mine… after a series of bad things… I finally found him. 🙂

    Thanks for making me realize that I’ve found mine.

  7. Stephanie Stewart

    January 17th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    It’s definitely safe to say you two make a great team! And with Polo, a terrific trio! 🙂

  8. life with kaishon

    January 17th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    love makes me smile.

  9. Amanda West

    January 17th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I have to say, this is a favorite post!!! God is great at making two become one!!

  10. Barb

    January 17th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Partner support and commitment are hard to come by , just remember to reciprocate 🙂 Thanks for posting, have a beautiful day!

  11. Linda W / Seattle

    January 17th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I agree, it’s amazing you both can hold your personal relationship and your business relationship like you do !

  12. Penny

    January 17th, 2011 at 4:10 pm


  13. Sandy Finner

    January 17th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    A good team has someone who isn’t afraid to be in charge and then someone who isn’t afraid to not be. Every day is a balancing act. If you have someone you can trust to catch you when you teeter, it’s bliss.

  14. damara

    January 17th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    it’s safe to say that we all need to remember this…to have it put into our heads over and over…that we are safe when in the arms of the one who cherishes our soul.

  15. MartaV

    January 17th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    You two make me say, Awwww. You do seem to be a well balanced couple. It makes my heart melt.

  16. jeramy

    January 17th, 2011 at 5:28 pm


  17. Ciara Richardson

    January 17th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Someday I will be coming to your Workshop. It’s a goal of mine. 🙂

  18. Kristin Nicole

    January 17th, 2011 at 6:17 pm


  19. Bobbie Brown

    January 17th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Awww, I love this! And now I am seriously wanting a BLT 🙂

  20. Kathy

    January 17th, 2011 at 7:23 pm


  21. Marissa Rodriguez

    January 17th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Jasmine, this is beautiful! I think you guys make an amazing team! 🙂 Also, I’ve been meaning to tell you that I am lovin’ your video posts! I’ve done a few on my blog too and they are difficult! But you do an awesome job, keep it up 🙂

  22. Cat Watson

    January 17th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Beautiful words. Writing and reading such words is good for the soul, is it not? 🙂

  23. Lydia

    January 17th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Love you two!

  24. Katie

    January 17th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Love this. 🙂

  25. Joyce D.

    January 17th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I think it’s safe to say that a key component to your success is having someone who believes in your talent & challenges you. Bonus points that he happens to be your husband!

  26. Isaac Stott

    January 17th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Couldn’t agree more, you guys do make a perfect team!

  27. Rebekah Lyn

    January 17th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    SOOOO cute! I can’t wait to find my Mr. Right to make me feel this way 🙂

  28. Holli True

    January 18th, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Oh, Jasmine, I love this post. 🙂 You and JD are such a team- a perfect partnership. In life, in love, in business. Perfection. 🙂

  29. stephanie

    January 18th, 2011 at 5:31 am

    aww, what a sweet post! jasmine, God forbid.. if anything ever happened to you & you couldn’t be a photographer anymore, you should should totally write books. You’re writing is so fun, humurous, and inspiring all at once. and yes, you two DO make a great team. 🙂

  30. Leya

    January 18th, 2011 at 6:01 am

    I love the picture of both of your feet. So cute.

  31. Lloyed Valenzuela

    January 18th, 2011 at 7:36 am

    I like…perfect match!:)
    safe to say, one of my fave post in your blog!

  32. Adriana H.G.

    January 18th, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I agree with Stephanie, you should definitely write books one day when you get "too old to photography" (is that even possible??) =P

  33. Elizabeth

    January 18th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    So cute!!! You 2 definitely make a good team! Love the pictures at the end! 🙂

  34. Deyla Huss Photography

    January 18th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I simply adore the fact that a couple such as yourselves share their love and compassion for one another and share it with the world! beautiful!

  35. Faith Bowyer

    January 18th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    You guys are just the cutest! I love posts like these : )

  36. ali smith

    January 18th, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Oh Jasmine. This is too lovely. Thanks for starting my day off with something beautiful.

  37. Mikaela

    January 18th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I love this. Really. And you. Will you tell us what your idea is? 🙂

  38. cassandra-m

    January 18th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I just want to ditto all the wonderful comments already left. Luv u both….

  39. feuza

    January 19th, 2011 at 1:00 am

    you guys are so cute, his eyes shine brightly when you are speaking

  40. Sara

    January 19th, 2011 at 4:46 am

    *THIS* is exactly what your book should be about. The love of your life. I love the way you love your husband.

    Thank you for being transparent!

  41. Krysta

    January 20th, 2011 at 2:09 am

    so cute. I love the photos too. <3

  42. Jenna Danelle

    January 20th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Feel the same way about my honey!!! Our husbands are such an essential piece of our lives, of us… Love is amazing! *hugs*

  43. Whitney Schey

    January 23rd, 2011 at 5:17 am

    This post inspired me to go grab the old burnt orange notebook I started the day I first met my husband… the notebook that kept secrets of how I loved him before I told him. Tonight, I will read to him the secrets I once kept, before we go to sleep.

  44. Jodie Lemke

    January 23rd, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Wow Jasmine! I love how open and honest you are! JD, you rock. The two of you together are what makes you so amazing J* You are super blessed and super talented! Thanks for sharing