31 May 2014

Mighty Oaks: The Great Northwest

Oh my love you found me at the right time
My heart was lost to you at the first sight
Oh my love you found me at the right time
My heart is yours I ask that you be kind


My latest song obsession, on repeat.

30 May 2014

I've Got A Crush On Nature

Add it to my crush list.
Actually, that's something I should start.
Done, I'm doing it.

Anyway, this is my backyard-ish+200yards

Backyard
Backyard
Backyard


Swooooning

29 May 2014

Duck Beach 2014

No juicy gossip, just lots of beautiful moments (and people).

Brian asked me, "Camille, have you ever even been to the beach? You're REALLY excited." #nofilter
Braids
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I was so happy about my superlative: "Best Beach Braids"
Braids

Chris&Christiane are the best.  Especially at fight-dancing!
Tiane
Fight dance
Fight dance

But we could never forget our D.C. roots
DB2014

DB2014, you were a true delight.
DB2012

Also, I brought back like 12 Fruit-by-the-Foots (Fruits-by-the-Foot?) as my souvenir. 

28 May 2014

These Are The Horse Chasing Days

Kayla, Lysa, and I followed the road to its very end.  Once we hit the beach, we put the Jeep in sand mode and just drove.  About two miles down, WILD HORSES started racing our way.  I fled the car- door wide open behind me- and I chased the horses down.  Best. Moment. Ever.

Horses
Horses
Posting this picture means I'm still there at the beach, right? #DreamBig
Horses
Horses
Horses
It's perfect, because we had just decided that my spirit animal is a wild pony.


We stood and danced on the dunes as daylight gave into dusk.  It was one of those moments that you knew was magical as you were living it.
Horses
Horses
Horses
Horses
Horses

27 May 2014

Summer Summer Summer

I have tan lines!

DB2014

DB2014

Ain't It Fun

Every time I'm in a car I've borrowed from some generous friend of mine after a stressful day of real life, this song comes on the radio.  I'm not even kidding.
Would you also believe me if I see it as God reassuring me to not give up?



DON'T WORRY, DUCK BEACH POSTS COMING SOOOON, EVE!

22 May 2014

Just Give Me The Senior Citizen Discount Already

My birthday was only 3 days ago, but already I'm feeling like I've crossed over the threshold into adulthood and am no longer a young, hip youth.

CASE STUDIES
-I was the only one introducing myself by just my first name at a meeting with a gov. agency today.  I'm now old enough to have to introduce myself by my full name.  I'm also old enough to be at meetings with gov. agencies.
-I had to call tech support for help installing a driver (turns out I wasn't doing anything wrong, their printer is just stupid).
-I didn't know a slang word and had to ask what it meant.
-I voluntarily listen to NPR.
-I downloaded an app today to help with my expense reports.  I downloaded an expense reports app.  And I love it.

21 May 2014

Clark Kent

The same 7-year-old from last night:

"When I first saw you I thought you were sooooo stunning, but then you put your glasses on..."

GenCon

20 May 2014

Dating Advice

The 7-year-old I babysat tonight gave me the following advice:

"Marry someone good looking and stylish and not despicable."

THE TRIFECTA?! DO I DARE TO DREAM?! ;)

19 May 2014

Flower Birthday!

Two things:
My house is a garden right now (and smells amaaaazing)!
Today is my birthday!

I had my birthday party on Sunday.  I had planned just a casual "wear something springy and bring a snack!" kind of party (starting a new job doesn't leave much time to plan one's own birthday party)...it turned into something much more and much better, and was hands down one of my favorite birthdays ever!

Ceri labored over this beautiful cake-- chocolate, with strawberry filling.  Oh, it was so beautiful.  And delicious!!!  Ceri told me last week "not to worry about the decorations, I've got them taken care of."  A few hours after church, Ceri and Alisha walked in with armloads of fresh cut flowers.  Armloads!!  They began to put them in vases around the house.

As my friends arrived, they almost all seemed to come with giant bouquets of flowers, too!!!  Guest after guest arrived bearing lilies, roses, sunflowers, alstromeria, mums, daisies, gladiolus, and these beautiful pink flowers from a backyard.  I was somewhere between speechless and giddy--awestruck?  Everyone talked in small, happy conversations, eating cake and 8 pounds of strawberries, music in the background.  It was a perfect moment.  Surrounded by those I love, and getting to watch as they all interacted with each other.  My people being happy is what brings me joy.

As it turns out, Ceri went even more above and more beyond, and sent a secret email out to the guest list, suggesting that they bring flowers because I love them so much.  Indeed, I felt loved so much.

Ceri's cake
Leslie Ostler
Jordan Langdon
Jordan Langdon and Maddy Gleave
Kelli Urry
Geoff
Geoff
Yandary Zavala
Nick Teodoro
Flower bday
Flower bday
^^TRICK CANDLES

The flowers :)
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^^the whole walkway looked like this
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Flower BIrthday
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16 May 2014

Marketing

The marketing book I'm reading said, "...other font variations appear cheap or gratuitous, much like blue nail polish at an upscale dinner party."

I can no longer trust in the validity of this book.

14 May 2014

Cah

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
--Once again, Socrates

I've been without a car for six very long months- since Thanksgiving.  It's forced me to slow down a lot.  I mean, it's 7pm and I'm writing this from home.  I'm still not super crazy about the reduced pace, but that quote is helping me to reframe.

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Botanical Gardens

Ceri and I went to the Botanical Gardens and the NGA and it was nothing short of lovely :)

Botanical Gardens and then the NGA with Ceri today. #grandmaday

A tourist taught me that cactus jam tastes like triple berry jam.

13 May 2014

O's!

I've been really busy starting my new job today!

This weekend I went to an O's game in Baltimore!  Super fun-- I talked everyone into exploring after, and that was my favorite part.  I hope the video below works :)

Lil Italy

08 May 2014

Dictionary

What's the word for being simultaneously nostalgic, ticked off, stressed, overwhelmed, and relieved?
Because I am that word.

peachtreee

Virginia Woolf

07 May 2014

Ghost Stories

Ugh, Coldplay, just marry me already.
Seriously, the album release on my birthday=best present-to-myself in the world.

backwards

sky full of stars


provo canyon

midnight.