Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Life Lately - A photo dump

Our schedule is packed. Want to hang out? We're booked until mid June.
Our weekends are full of all kinds of wonderful fun but sometimes it feels like we are ever at home.
Waking up in my own bed on a Saturday morning? Heaven.
 As per usual we were nonstop busy and this month. Here's a photo dump and a recap to wrap up April.
We started the month with my sister-in-love's birthday celebration. She missed the photo op.

Each April our group of friends celebrates the opening of baseball season with a season home opener tail gate at the coliseum. I look forward to this day allllllll winter.

My husband is the cutest barbequer there is.  
We spent the first real warm weekend with the family in Napa. We spent Saturday tasting at 3 wineries. One of them an old favorite and two we had never been to before.
 Mr. Hubs and I joined our first two wine clubs and are now impatiently awaiting our first shipments in the fall.

We started last weekend with Rodney Atkins & Lady Antebellum at Shoreline. We toasted to George Jones and I got a lump in my throat with Lady A sang to a fellow pregnant mama in the front row.

One of my long time friends from home and her son came down to visit this last weekend. We spent Saturday in San Francisco. He's 5 and had never seen the city before. He was mesmerized and called all of the buildings "hotels". Cute.
It's so much fun to see things you've seen a thousand times for the first time through the eyes of someone else. Especially a child.

We took him to see the seals on the floating docks and to the aquarium at Fisherman's Wharf, and to the Rainforest Cafe. Amazing. He was on total sensory overload and couldn't even handle the idea of eating food with a giant moving elephant wagging it's huge head around right behind him. Although, when the waitress came to take our order he confidently said "oh and I'll have the fish please". I almost spit my Arnold Palmer all over his cute little face. There is no "the fish" on the kids menu.
He wasn't a fan of the guys on the street that paint themselves silver and stand still like statues and then all of a sudden bust out with robot moves. Because, silver robot men are scary. He hid behind Auntie when we passed by those guys.

Sunday Uncle Nick drove us all to the park in his sweet Camero. I've never seen a little boy so stoked about anything. Anything. He wasn't so big on the park and I'm pretty sure Uncle Nick had way more fun on the playground than he did.
He's just a big kid himself.

May is about to be a whirlwind.


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Day In The Life

I am all about routines, schedules, planning.


I’m Camille and I’m a calendarholic.
I enjoy my own routine so much, and I enjoy learning about other people’s routines too. I always love reading "day in the life" posts. For now we are kid-less and our routine is simple and focused around us. Some day I’m going to re-read this post and laugh at {and envy} myself.
My husband is a Project Engineer which means he is on construction time and has to be out of the house before the sun comes up. He is so disciplined. It’s a quality that I really admire and wish I had more of.
My schedule allows for a little more flexibility than his. I work in community management which means that I don’t necessarily work a 9-5 job. It means that I sometimes work a 9-11 job. 11pm that is. Part of my job entails traveling to various cities across the greater Bay Area to attend Board meetings at my properties. I love what I do. I don’t love coming home to a dark house.
Are you ready for this? Let’s go.
5:50am - Nick's alarm goes off and he's up and in the shower {he literally flies out of bed. I don't know how he does it}. He lets the puppy out of the crate and takes both dogs out to potty. I wake up to two wet noses in my face and a kiss from the husband as he walks out the door.
7:00am - I'm still lounging in bed, maybe still sleeping & definitely snuggling with my two fluffy boys. I pull myself out of bed, turn on the news and jump in the shower while the dogs eat breakfast.
8:30am - I pour my coffee, choke down a vitamin and I'm out the door. My commute is about 40 minutes in the morning and most times I'll call my parents or friends to catch up. Other days I'll listen to an audio book {I'm a huge nerd. I love listening to books}.
9:15am - I make it to the office and commence the work day. Emails, phone calls from homeowners, emails, coordinating various vendors and contractors on projects at my properties, & EMAILS. Usually around this time I get a sweet text from my husband that makes me smile like a goon and want to squeeze him.
12:30pm – When we brought the puppy home we agreed that I would be going home for lunch to let him out to potty and play outside of his pen. We're trying to wean him from these midday breaks, so as of now I'm only going home every other day. If I don’t go home sometimes I'll work through lunch and eat at my desk, or go out with some of the ladies in my office. Sometimes I skip lunch all together. It's a bad habit.
5:00pm - I'm out of the office as quickly as possible. I head to my Bar Method class or work out at the gym in my office building. The evening commute around here is no joke. {Neither is the Bar Method. Holy ouch.}
7:00 pm – One of us will cook dinner and we’ll sit down at the bar in the kitchen to have a glass of wine and talk about our day. That usually involves filling Nick in on some kind of office nonsense and hearing funny stories about his crews. While we eat we'll watch an A’s game or one of our favorite shows. {We’re loving the Americans, Nashville, & Grimm right now, and impatiently waiting for Son’s of Anarchy to return.} I’ll usually throw in a load of laundry or re-run a load in the dryer. I love the sound of clothes tumbling in the dryer.
9:00 pm – Snuggle time. I love this time of night with all 3 of my boys. Since Nick has to wake up so early he’s usually out long before I fall asleep. Laying in bed next to my sleeping husband and two snoring dogs, I try to take time to give thanks for this life of ours.
We’re not too exciting, and our schedule can become monotonous. But we are blessed.
Saturdays? Saturdays are for sleeping in and French press coffee.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Baby Fever

I have a fever. Baby Fever.

 Mr. Husband and I have decided that it is time to make a little human and all I can think about is our little baby to be. Thanks to Pinterest I already have the entire nursery planned {boy & girl} and I am ready to start painting and shopping. Like, now. 

I ran to Target as soon as I tossed my last pack of birth control and bought a big bottle of prenatal vitamins. Overzealous or not, I want to make sure that our tiny person has everything necessary to succeed.
 Even as a fetus.
Even as a fetus that doesn't exist yet.

Let me just say.. these vitamins are just out. of. control. They are HUGE. I'm not a big pill person, Nick has to fight me to take an Advil, and I am struggling to get these suckers down. But, I'm happy to do it every day, in the name of having a baby with 10 fingers, 10 toes, a just one set of eyeballs. {Kidding.. sort of.}

I went to the doctor and they ran some pre-pre-natal blood tests to make sure my thyroid was normal and that I still had immunity to Rubella. Which I do, thanks to those lovely middle school immunizations. Both of those are things I never would have thought about so I'm glad I went in to talk to the doctor ahead of time.

Wish us luck.. here we go!


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Backtracking - Engagement Photos

One of my best friends in the world and Maid of Honor in our wedding is an extremely talented "wanna be" photographer. When we got engaged I knew right away that I wanted her to take our engagement photos.

We took her to Napa for the weekend and shot the photos at the in-laws house which made them extra special. She also did them for free in return for a weekend of wine tasting. Can’t get much better than that!

Here are some of my favorites.


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