Behind The Butter


Oh MAN, do I ever have so much to tell you guys.


Yesterday I took 533 photos, went from farmer’s market to food festival to eating competition and, finally, to a French bistro on the bay. I still haven’t even remotely made my way through all the photos and am about to head out on a long hike right now.
Here are a few though to give you a preview of what’s to come…




I’ll explain later. Promise.

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  • Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up
    August 22, 2010 at 8:52 am

    can’t wait to see the rest! 🙂 looks like an interesting day!

  • Stacey@
    August 22, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Looks like a good time, not sure about the last picture, yuck. But love the tomatoes. 🙂

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    August 22, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Oh dear. I can’t wait for this one. Hurry back wouldya?

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman
    August 22, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Looks like a fun time in the city yesterday…can’t wait to hear and see the recap:)

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    August 22, 2010 at 8:57 am

    I love Chrissy Field~one of best places on Earth!

  • Nelly@CrazySexyFit
    August 22, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Those tomatoes look fab – sounds like a great time overall! And I’ll add my vote for you to hurry up and explain so I can stop worrying about that poor sick-looking man in the last photo!

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches
    August 22, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Jenna, I can’t even tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. It seems like you’re absolutely thriving in California right now. You just seem so happy, and it’s truly contagious. 🙂 Reading your posts makes me happy too! Keep it coming, girlie…and from one hiker to another, go and rock that hike!

  • Jo
    August 22, 2010 at 9:02 am

    your hair looks good longer. cute

  • Jin
    August 22, 2010 at 9:04 am

    The quarks of pepti bismol in the background.what a day you had!! Lookin forward to the post!

  • Shannon
    August 22, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I LOVE your hair longer….Sooo pretty!

  • Teresa
    August 22, 2010 at 9:08 am

    You suit long blond hair. Especially when the bangs are tied back.

  • Jessica
    August 22, 2010 at 9:09 am

    That last photo is hilarious! Looks like he’s stuffing his face with food, and then the Pepto ad behind him. Great shot!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    August 22, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Wow, looks very interesting! Can’t wait to hear more! 🙂

  • Katie
    August 22, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Yay! I see an amazing post in the future! Cant wait!!!!!

    U are so beautiful!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    August 22, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I can’t wait!!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    August 22, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Your hair is getting sooo long : ) I can’t wait to hear the stories!

  • Camille
    August 22, 2010 at 9:22 am

    This seems epic! Can’t wait to hear more!

  • AngelaOSG
    August 22, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Not sure if you can top the jumping in front of the ocean pic…incredible!

  • Amber K
    August 22, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Wow, that’s a lot of photos to get through! I can’t wait to see that last picture explained, lol.

  • Laura
    August 22, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Love the jumping picture of you and Almanzo with the bridge behind ya’ll. So great 🙂

  • Danielle
    August 22, 2010 at 9:30 am

    What fun! Can’t wait for details 🙂

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    August 22, 2010 at 9:45 am

    lol. That looks like so much fun! The last couple of pictures look kind of gross, too. 🙂

    Can’t wait to catch up.

  • Kate
    August 22, 2010 at 9:49 am

    did you meet Joey Chestnut?!

  • Meg
    August 22, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Can’t wait!
    Oh, and you’re pretty.

  • Jessica@tastyandtrim
    August 22, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Those photos look great so far! Can’t wait for the rest 🙂

  • theemptynutjar
    August 22, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Looks like your having fun Jenna. I like the 2nd picture.

  • theemptynutjar
    August 22, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Oops. I meant the 3rd picture. The chocolate cookie one.

  • Whitney
    August 22, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Looks like a fun day! Is that tiramisu? Yum!

  • Heather @ Sugar & Spice
    August 22, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I cannot wait to hear about your day and see the pictures. How exciting!

  • Janna (janna's keeping it real)
    August 22, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Can not wait!…..and…
    I made your peach pie. :X I just couldn’t shake the thoughts of it, and knew it *had* to be made.

  • Nora@LifeLifeEatRight
    August 22, 2010 at 10:18 am

    IS THAT TIRAMISU!!?!?! I already can’t wait to hear this!

  • Nora@LifeLifeEatRight
    August 22, 2010 at 10:22 am

    IS THAT TIRAMISU!!?!?! I already can’t wait to hear this!

  • kate
    August 22, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Can I just say that I love your life!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    August 22, 2010 at 10:43 am

    The mere fact that that gentlemen is wearing a Pepto Bismal shirt and then participating in what appears to be some sort of scarfing contest is extremely telling. I can’t wait to hear the whole story!

  • Sarah C.
    August 22, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Joey Chestnut’s amazing! Eating champion of the world. The preview of your day looks amazing. Can’t wait for the rest!

  • Erin
    August 22, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Joey Chestnut!!! woah baby 🙂

  • Amanda@Thegrainsofparadise
    August 22, 2010 at 11:10 am

    My sister just moved back to SF from Sydney and keeps sending me iphone pics of the farmer’s market at the Ferry Building. Looks insane! I LOVE my local farmer’s markets in Hawaii but sometimes it’s nice see see stuff other than tropical fruit 🙂
    Nothing is better than the late summer and and fall in Cali. Enjoy!! Aloha!

  • eatmovelove
    August 22, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I love the second picture. My friend had an “action” shot take when she got married down south. It was her and her Bridesmaids on the beach all jumping up with their dresses on and the sunset and ocean behind them. It was awesome! I don’t understand how those photos don’t come out blurry?

  • Chelsey
    August 22, 2010 at 11:34 am

    533 photos? That totally rocks!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    August 22, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I’m not even sure what I’m looking at in that last picture! haha.

  • Tara
    August 22, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Hey Jenna, I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog. I’ve been reading it for a while now so I was a little apprehensive when you said you were changing the style of the blog, but I just wanted to say I think it’s even better than before! Thanks for sharing your life and all these awesome photos with us!

  • Mastering Public Health (@MasPublicHealth)
    August 22, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Tons of photo-taking to the point where you forgot all the great ones you got ’til you go through and review — love those days. Joey Chestnut! How random. And those two look like old friends! I especially love that carefree picture by the water. Awaiting the details. 🙂

  • Heather
    August 22, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Ha, can’t wait to hear about the eating competition!

  • Holly B
    August 22, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    i love your blog. everything about it is just so refreshing and you, inspiring.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    August 22, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Yes, I def need an explanation for that last photo. haha Looking forward to the next post!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    August 22, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I’m stoked. That’s really all there is to say.

  • Alycia [Fit n Fresh]
    August 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    lol love it!! Those tomatoes look gorge.

  • R @
    August 22, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I love that the professional eater is endorsed by Pepto Bismol. Classic!

  • Sarah
    August 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Love the new direction your blog has gone! So amazing to watch someone so passionate living and enjoying life!

  • Kelly
    August 22, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Love the pics…I am anxiously awaiting the rest and explanation! I especially love the third to last one!

  • Rachael
    August 22, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Intriguing variety of photos – can’t wait to read more!

  • Sarah (OC2Seattle)
    August 22, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Isn’t tomato season the best? Looks like a good time with good food. Hope you didn’t need the pepto 😉

  • Paige @Running Around Normal
    August 22, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Omg, that last picture – can’t wait for the story there! haha

  • Jess @ MTL Veggie
    August 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Farmer’s market, food festival, eating competitions and hiking? You lead quite the tough life there, Jenna 😉 haha Can’t wait to learn about the “face-stuffing” photo.

  • elise
    August 22, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    that jumping pic is AWESOME!

  • Amy
    August 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I love your pictures!
    And that last picture made me giggle.

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    August 22, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Can’t wait for more!


  • Allie
    August 22, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    omg, is that joey chesnut??!! hilarious!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    August 22, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Eating competitions totally freak me out! I watched one on tv earlier in the summer where the guy ate 54 hotdogs in 10 minutes. Buns included! It boggled my mind!

  • Katryn
    August 22, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Speaking of eating competitions my new guilty pleasure is Man vs. Food on the travel channel…it’s like watching a train wreck. You just can’t look away!

  • Emily
    August 22, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    You are getting prettier and prettier. Happiness really does make a gal glow 😀

  • Allie
    August 22, 2010 at 7:15 pm


    Your hair looks awesome that length and pulled back like that! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures 🙂

  • 45before35
    August 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Amazing pics – I hope none include throwing up – although I am pretty sure projectile vomit and eating contests go hand and hand (unfortunately).

  • Sana
    August 22, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Oh goodness! You and your boy are super fun!

  • Melinda
    August 23, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Wow you look so much like Reese Witherspoon in the first picture with the aviators!!

  • Monica
    August 23, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I was at the SF Street Food Festival!! Gosh, how fun was that, huh? I probably would’ve recognized you if I saw you. BUt that crowd made it impossible to even keep track of the people you were with.

    I hope you had a blast while in SF. This city I live in never ceases to amaze me. I will be in your neck of the woods for a work offsite later this week. I can’t wait to eat the awesome food in Healdsburg!!

  • Nicole
    August 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Which s’more was better? Food festival or music festival?

  • Erica
    August 23, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    So I DO believe that you and Adam were M.F.E.O. (Made For Each Other) I’ve heard that off of some movie but can’t think of it for the life of me. Forgive me. <3

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