Thursday, June 11, 2009

happy anniversary, j dawgs!

this year was j dawgs' five year anniversary. i have no words to describe exactly how i feel about this. i'm still amazed that jayson had the vision to create this. he started totally from scratch--no product, a dump of a location, and not much support. his story is so inspiring, i get teary every time i hear it. but i don't want to embarrass him, so i won't go into too many details. maybe one of these days we'll get the story up on the website, or link one of the lectures he's given.

mae was there, of course. and looking so great in her j dawgs shirt!

we handed out cupcakes again,

spent time together,

and really enjoyed talking to our customers. there were a lot of old timers, friends, family, and some new faces. there are so many people to thank for our success. we have had fantastic employees, terrific support and help from family and friends, mentors, etc. but our big thank you always goes out to our customers. without them, we'd be nothing. THANK YOU.

it's so hard to believe that everything i am surrounded with i owe to this little shack. because of the shack i met jayson, and then dated and married him. because of that i have a beautiful daughter and one on the way. and because of the shack i live a comfortable life. five years has changed a lot of things.

we're around the corner of a new phase at j dawgs, and i'm excited to see what the future holds for us. as soon as we're ready to open headquarters, i'll let you know. we're getting sooooo close.

here is our party from last year.

14 comments:

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

so very cool. Congratulations (about all the great stuff that's happened in 5 years)!

Jonathan Canlas said...

congrats guys!

you are really living the dream!

Jonathan Canlas said...

and ps, i know what i am doing next june 9th with my camera and a slew of film :)

buttercup said...

Congratulations! We were so planning on coming on your anniversary and then spaced it completely! It sounds like it was a great day!

Sharalea said...

wow!! so awesome. 5 years is filled with SO MUCH. I remember when j dawgs opened, when you first met jayson, etc etc...and now you guys are getting ready to open a HEADQUARTERS. Amazing!

janae said...

Happy JDawgs anniversary! Seriously, Jayson is brilliant. Talk about finding you niche in the market! I'd *love* to hear the whole story some day.

janae said...

by 'you' I meant 'your' :)

Blake said...

Caleb had his first j-daw about 2 weeks ago and he LOOOOOOOVED IT!!! I was a little sad about him loving it because he was eating mine... SOOOO YUM love you guys!!!

austinamasandra said...

Do tell, I know I'd love to hear "THE story"! I can's wait to see your baby.

Danielle said...

ps - the above comment was from me, Danielle, not Blake!

darcie said...

Congrats on the big 5! That is awesome and can I just say how much I loved seeing his speech from the award he won a while back? You guys deserve all your success! What a difference a year makes because Mae looks like a little girl and so grown up, holy cow! Congrats again!

Sharon said...

Congrats on the anniversary, but when did Mae grow up so much???

Kris and Kally said...

This made me want to cry a little! I am proud to say I was there from the beginning! Congrats on five years! Love you guys!

SNSsoup said...

Maybe you should write a book about the whole thing. "How a guy and his wife mad hot dogs cool again or something like that. Of make a coffee table book of pictures and stuff.