Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wednesday Words

We're going on three days in a row! Happy, happy day! Speaking of things that are happy, today's post is dedicated to quotes, phrases, etc. that I love. Some of them are fun, some of them are inspirational, heck some of them are going to be from movies that I love. I'll try to switch it up. 

Today's words are.... (drum roll please)....


How perfect is that? I first found this quote while we were living in Vegas and posted it on the whiteboard of course so that everyone could relish in its genius! Unfortunately, it didn't go over so great due to the fact half of the girls I worked with were on diets. My bad. Putting that aside, I love it! Raise your hand if sometimes you act like a miserable cow and you end up have an equally miserable day! I know I have, probably more than I should. Let's go out tomorrow and make Thursday just awesome! 

Love, Cami 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Grati-Tuesday- Beach Edition

 I did it! I really posted today like I semi-promised! Well, kids, miracles do happen!

To start off, I just want to say that I have been blessed with two awesome families- Matt's and mine! I'm especially blessed that we're both the favorite children! Right, Mom? Anyway Matt's family spoiled us a few weeks ago by getting a beach house in Newport, CA and inviting us to spend a few days soaking up the sand, sun, and ocean water. Growing up in Utah I didn't do the beach thing very often and to put things lightly, the ocean and I don't get along. As in, the ocean likes to pull off my swimsuit and batter my half-nude body with seaweed brimming waves. NBD. People love seeing naked people being murdered by nonliving things. Oh wait, nope. No one likes that. Fortunately for me, I have come to terms with our feud and chose not to go exploring aquatic ventures. Instead, the sun fried the crap out of me on the sand. We're fighting now, too. (There will be no pictures of the sunburn. It was that bad!)

Really, though, it was so amazing to get away for a few days and not have to worry about real life for a second. I'm so grateful for new experiences with new family. Lindsey birthed the most adorable little guy in the whole world and it was so fun to cuddle his little face off and then give him back when he was poopy. Not being parents yet definitely has it's perks! And, having great family absolutely does!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! 
Tune in tomorrow to see what deLISHes things I have planned!


Monday, April 28, 2014

About Me Monday

In a wild effort to be better at this blogging thing I've decided to try to theme my posts. Mondays will be about me. My likes, dislikes, joys, triumphs, and personal adventures. Tuesdays will be Grati-tuesdays! Do you get it? It's like gratitude, except with Tuesday! I'm pretty freaking excited. I'm still debating about what to do for some of the other days, so you'll have to check back everyday to see what surprise post is in store!

As for today,

My name is Camille, but my friends call me Cami. Or Cam, or Cam Cam or Cam Bam or Carmen or... well, let's just say I've acquired a few (mostly random) nicknames over the course of my short life. My first day of the nursing program we were supposed to stand and say something memorable about ourselves and a way to remember our names. I said, "My name is Camille or Cami, it depends on the day!" I wasn't lying. I was just scratching the surface.

I love to be silly, but more than anything else I love to laugh. Always. At everything. My humor is somewhere between a 12 year old boy and a 4 year old human. I'm like, "Oo look, he burped! hahahaha!" and everyone is standing there like, "Get this girl some help." It's really not even funny how funny I think everything is and I can't not laugh! That's my Cami. Fun, bright, happy.

I'm also this crazy deep thinker. My mind is always running at 40 million miles an hour! I think that's the "Camille" side of me. A Camille sounds like someone that's refined and well versed doesn't she?
Let me give you a little "for example" here.

I devour books! When I was a little girl my mom used to ground me from reading. Other kids got their gameboys and Tamigatchis taken away, but not me. My mom would take away my books! I used to hide in the bathroom to read because it was the only door in the house with a lock on it. I think all of those words churned my soul to wonder! I wanted to know about life: cats and dogs, and trees, and why leaves were green and petals were pink and would you get wetter running or walking in the rain? Today I wonder about the enigmas of the world. Questions like "what is passion" and "how do you achieve contentment" fill my mind. I have sticky notes and notebook pages full of questions I don't know that I'll ever have the answers to. I just wonder.

I'm not really sure how to end this post. Do I say something witty that will make you pine (said in an obnoxious British accent*) for more? Do I end on a serious note about how everyone is different and amazing just the way they are? Maybe I should say something about how we are all kaleidoscopes of emotion and thought and personality.
I guess I'm just going to say goodnight and leave you with one of my favorite Dr. Suess quotes because, heck, who doesn't love a little Dr. S, ammi right?

Goodnight all of you beautiful people! May tomorrow be full of rainbows and butterflies, or at least a Butterfinger.

Love, Cami

*Not because British people or their accents are obnoxious, but because that's just how I imagine it being said in my mind. That is all.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Birthday Smirthday

Hello friends!
This blog has officially come full circle! Just over a year ago I started this thing and shortly thereafter celebrated Matty's 22nd birthday! Yesterday he turned the big 2-3. I can't believe it! Remember how old 23 seemed when you were little? 
If you don't know let me just warn you, I am OBSESSED with celebrations- birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, good grades in hard classes, weddings, engagements, the list goes on and on AND ON! I love a reason to dress up, throw some confetti, and maybe have a party or two. Yesterday was no different. 
I started the day early by setting my alarm for twelve o'clock midnight! The celebrating has to start the earliest moment it can, right? Unfortunately, I set it for twelve o'clock pm instead of am so I woke up at 4:30 and realized I had missed it! I'd missed the first moments of his 23rd birthday. He was sleeping like a baby, though, so I just rolled over and went back to sleep. It seemed a little bit ridiculous to wake him up if it wasn't midnight! 
When my alarm actually went off for me to go to work and Matt to go to class I made a bolt for the living room when he jumped in the shower! It was time to decorate! I wish I would have gotten more pictures, but I had to run to work before I could capture any. The Google Fiber people had made a mess of our apartment the day before anyway and weren't finished, so the pictures would have been a disaster zone. I'm trying not to be too torn up over it! I managed to string a HAPPY BIRTHDAY banner and strands of streamers around the house before he got out of the shower. Talk about pressure! Boys showers do not last as long as you think they would! 
The rest of the day was spent at work and at school. Matt had a test and OWNED it! I think he's more excited about that than anything else I put together! I had told him that I had a surprise for him that night. I'm also obsessed with surprises! His best friend Joe was treating us to the Jazz game! 

I have been to more Jazz games in the past four months than in my whole life. Seriously. I had never been before January and now I've been to three! That was totally off topic, but anyway, we ate popcorn and cheered despite their indisputable loss and went to In 'N Out for shakes to end the night. The biggest birthday surprise, though, is that I'm taking him to see a Cirque Du Soleil show the end of June! This Vegas boy has never been and I've always wanted to go, so I decided to make it happen while it's still on our to-do list. 
Here's to a year full of many more blog posts, surprises, and fun times with friends!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Middle

A few weeks(ish) ago I wrote a post about making changes in my life, about taking things into my own two hands and chasing dreams. Well, bad news, I still don't have a dream to chase and I need to real for a second.

Life is hard.

When I was little all I wanted was to be sixteen. I couldn't wait to drive around town with all my friends and go on a million dates and be "independent." Then I turned sixteen. Talk about a major disappointment. So, I thought up a new dream. This dream involved me going off to college, pulling all nighters, kissing all the boys and spending years figuring things out before I had to really start acting like an adult. I couldn't wait for that "freedom."

Are you sensing a theme here?

Well, it turns out college wasn't like that for me at all. My first two semesters were dedicated to getting the prerequisites I needed to transfer to USU and get accepted into their Dietetics program. Obviously there was a change of plans. Now, here I am, a twenty one year old Registered Nurse with a full time career, an incredible husband, and a fully paid off car. I'm in what I like to call "the Middle."

The Middle is this cozy little place where you are in between two realities. Yes, I have a full time career but Matt's a full time student. We have bills to pay and doctors appointments to make, but those doctors appointments are partially paid for by our parents insurance (the good thing about Obamacare) and I have to go to my parents to do our laundry. I feel like there is so much to get figured out, so many decisions that have to be made in the next half a second but not just yet. I hate that. I hate that in between feeling! I'm a terrible wait-er

It's real problem and the worst part of it is that I'm unhappy. I'm anxious. I get stressed when I know I shouldn't. I'm no good at not being in control every second of every day. Call it OCD, anxiety, being a woman, whatever, what it really is is frustrating!

I need to learn to live in the moment, to live in "the Middle".  You know, maybe it's not so bad right here after all. I have this amazing guy that sings to me almost every night (don't tell him I told you) in his best Southern twang. I have a job with awesome benefits even if it does stress me to the max. I'm surrounded by incredible woman with inspiring stories and fantastic hair! I have family that supports and loves us and nieces and nephews that give hugs and kisses and draw pictures for us on Sundays.

I don't know if it gets any better than that.

Even in the Middle.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I've been pouting

Hello you beautiful people!

Sorry for the delay in posting.
I've been off pouting, partly because I can, but mostly because it's easier to pout than it is to write.
But now I'm writing.
I spruced things up around here a few weeks ago if you haven't noticed. I'm trying to add a bit of flair, because who couldn't use a bit more flair in their lives? I also want there to be this great modern/contemporary feel to it. I'm really not very good with photoshop and it took me all day to make this not so fancy schpancy header, so for half a second it's going to stay.
I also deleted the "join this site" and, you guys, I am devastated! 
I've said before that I try too hard to get people to follow this blog because it makes me feel like, pretty awesome about myself, and now you can't unless you want email or Google Plus notifications. Talk about lame! I'm feeling seriously ticked to the max and I have read a million and half forums about how to fix it with no luck. So, faithful readers, if you are much more technological skilled than I am and have some ideas about how to get the "join this site gadget" back I would love you forever and a day! And, I might even stop pouting (and start structuring actual sentences).


P.S. I just realized I accomplished nothing in this post. Mah bad.