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  • Happy Thanksgiving Day everyone!

    I hope you are enjoying food, laughs, and games with your family. The Memory Journalists will be out of the office for the next four days, returning to work on Monday. Please feel free to email us at info@memoryjournalists.com if you'd like to leave us a message.




  • Jennifer
  • posted by Jennifer

  • Somehow ZoeZoe has trained us to turn on the fresh water for her at the sink. She cries...very loudly...until we do her bidding.
    Sacramento Pet PhotographerAnd of course, as soon as she gets her way...she's completely satisfied and shows off her perfect 10 cat stretch.Sacramento Pet Photography



  • Jennifer
  • posted by Jennifer

  • So I'm totally stealing this idea from Bree's blog (she stole it from Firegirl's blog). Brad Paisley has a song titled the above. It's about a letter he wrote to his seventeen year old self.

    I thought about that a little. I loved school. I loved learning. Still do. School was easy for me...mostly since I loved it so much. I wasn't a jock, I wasn't a geek, I didn't belong to any one click. I pretty much could find something to relate to in anybody. I didn't judge (much) - not sure how that happened - just was in my nature. So I could "belong" to any group but never really belonged to any group. Does that make sense?

    My older sister was the black sheep (so to speak) so as the middle child I acted like the eldest. I was the designated driver to Senior parties and my parents trusted me when I called and said I wouldn't make it home until 1am. Looking back now, I think I was a bit older than my years. I was responsible. I worked. I got good grades. I knew I was going to college...why?....just because it was the expected thing to do.

    I'm going to twist this "if I could write a letter (at seventeen)" into if I could write a letter today to me in the past, as I think for me, turning 30 was more pivotal that being seventeen. I think everyone has a "turning point" in their life (maybe more than one) and I don't really think I crossed my first one until I was older. If I had this advice during the past several years, I think it would have been comforting at the time. If I could write a letter to me, I would say:

    The hardest thing you will ever do will be to end a long relationship, hurting someone in the process, but it's the right thing to do. It's for all the right reasons.

    You will not die of cancer - but it will scare the crap out of you and make you wake up and realize that you should live life as if every day was your last.

    Your body is a temple. Treat it as a precious commodity. Lather lotion on it everyday. Use sunscreen. Running high hurdles in track will be tough on your knees as you get older.

    The sayings "treat others as you want to be treated" and "don't go to bed angry at those you love" that your mom grilled into you as a kid...will become part of yourself. Embrace them early on in life.

    Everything happens for a reason. Even when life treats you ratty - it's a wake up call of somesort. Figure it out.

    Cherish loyal friends such as Kerry. They will be few and far between.

    You real friends will shake you when you need it. Listen to Linda. Absorb their advice.

    Drive fast...why not! It's only a speeding ticket...and it feels really good.


    What would you write?



  • Jennifer
  • posted by Jennifer

  • It amazes me that all cats sit the same way, with their tail curled around their legs. It's been awhile since I've posted any pics of our babies. So I took a few family photos this weekend.Sacramento Pet PhotosSacramento Pet Photographers



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  • posted by Jennifer

  • The newest issue of Real Weddings - Sacramento to the Sierra (formerly know as Sierra Style Weddings) just hit the newstands.Featured in Real Weddings Magazine 1Take a look at our newest ad! I love the color.Featured in Real Weddings Magazine 2And our featured couples - Oscar and Cheryl.
    Featured in Real Weddings Magazine 3And Bree and Bill - right next to our awesome Dynamite Weddings ad.Featured in Real Weddings Magazine 4Featured in Real Weddings Magazine 5And another edition of the Dynamite Weddings column packed full of bridal advice.Featured in Real Weddings Magazine 6


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