Saturday, July 25, 2009

So, it's here!


Yes. Today is the day. The day of all days. The day I have been anticipating for months, years, lifetimes!

I can't wait for today. It will be quite the experience (on no more than 3 hours of sleep, mind you). But I did start it off with a great run, where I bombarded a nice elderly couple walking by who waved "good morning" by yelling back at them "I'M GETTING MARRIED TODAY!" I just wanted to tell someone! Maybe I should wear a sign? No, I think I'll be fine with a huge white dress.

Wish me luck, guys. This is going to be great.

Signing off as Camille McLaws. Camille Lewis will see you later.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


A couple weeks ago, in need of some entertainment, I jokingly suggested seeing Disney's "Earth" as it is now at the dollar
theater. Russ and I both kind of chuckled at the thought of watching a movie about as broad of a subject as "earth," but figured we had nothing better to do. To our dismay it was sold out.

So we tried again the next week. SOLD OUT.

Then we suggested going with our friends Lindsay and France. They got super pumped about the idea.

We tried again last night and you guessed it... SOLD OUT!

So apprently this movie is pretty cool?

So we saw THIS instead:
What did I think? drumroll please.....

I loved it! Totally took me by surprise. It was pretty dang funny and had random cameos by some pretty big names. Anyway, some day we will see "Earth," but for the time being some large monsters and crazy aliens got us by.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Epic Week

Today is Monday, and thus the start of an EPIC WEEK in the life of Camille.

  • Getting married in the temple to this guy on the right
  • Seeing family and friends from all over who are flying/traveling/coming to this rather significant event
  • Moving out of single housing forever
  • Taking on a new last name
  • Getting to experience what everyone labels "the best day of their life," also known as my the day I marry my best friend
  • "Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!"
  • "I wish I had 2 more arms this week to get everything done... but then that'd look weird"
  • "I want Saturday to come--now."
  • "Is it possible for one person to be this excited?!?!?"
  • "Why am I so dang lucky?"
  • "Life is crazy, but I love it"

Sigur Ros -- Takk
The ultimate crescendo-rock soundtrack for a week as epic as this.
Listen to it, enjoy it, love it.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Un Mes

Shout out to Elder Jace Garrett McLaws for his ONE MONTH anniversary in the glorious MTC. Just think... he only has two more to go till he actually gets sent out into the field.

I have loved sending him "same-day" packages with baked goods inside. I have loved running by the MTC daily to "accidentally" see him (and no, I have not seen him yet, but I have mastered the beast of a hill we like to call 9th East). Most of all, I have loved getting his letters and seeing how much he has grown.

My favorite parts are the random Japanese phrases... they are always so sporadic and they make me chuckle. Here, let me practice what I have learned from him:
Jace is now a Ka-mi-ree (Japanese fellow), also known as a Choro (Elder), who is very Wakawaka shimaso (excited) to serve the people of Japan!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Diet Cokes Anonymous

Hi. My name is Camille. I am from Washington state, I'm an Aries, and I'm addicted to Diet Coke.

There. I said it. I am submitting to the fact that I have an addiction, and am going to stop giving dumb excuses for my $.84 daily fix. I really don't love the idea of NEEDING to drink something to get me through the day, so this is my public statement that I want to stop. I want to break the habit... eventually... and not till after next Saturday....

As for now, I think I'm going to take a trip to 7-11.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Girl in a White Dress and a Boy in a Brown Suit

Alright folks, we're not messing around anymore--we are officially 10 days out. Thanks to Mckenzie of Photography by McKenzie, Russ and I had a fun time shooting this "bridal/groomal" session at the Lavender fields in Southern Utah.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Life is a highway, I'm gonna ride it all night long

Today I have been thinking about life. I know, right? That's a totally random subject to think about.

Mostly I was thinking about how you can plan your "life goals and aspirations," and even more, you can work hard at them to get to where you think you are supposed to be going. But the irony comes when what you thought you were supposed to be doing actually isn't what you are meant to be doing. Ok Camille... where are you going with this? Let me explain.

All throughout my college days at BYU I busted my butt to graduate from the accounting program and land a great job. Well hey! I did it! I was fortunate enough to get offered a position with the International Tax group at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the San Francisco office. Great location, great job, great opportunities, great pay, great experience, the whole shebang. Starting date? Oh... THAT WOULD BE TODAY. I was supposed to start this job in San Francisco TODAY! Now seeing where I am right now (besides in my room in the Enclave), I am about to get married to the love of my life in 2 weeks and 2 days, where we will then proceed to move to... Texas!

I never in a million years thought I would end up in Texas--but you know what? I am pumped for it. San Antonio sounds amazing, and it will be even more amazing to start this new adventure with Russ. Both options--starting a fast paced career in a bustling financial district and moving to a slower-paced city in the heart of Texas--are great. Either lifestyle would be great.

Life is a ride with twists and turns you can never predict. You may think you know where you are headed until the road of life takes a very unexpected turn. Luckily for me, it was the luckiest turn in the world.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's July.

I'm getting married this month. WOAH.