I realized that this blog, which is about “baby #1”, couldn’t happen without Cameron. I can provide the egg, but someone’s gotta prov…. you get what I’m saying. And I haven’t shared much about him at all! This post is all about Cameron HK.
Our Story, in Brief
Cameron and I are both from Louisiana, though our families live about 2 hours apart. From 2002-2006, we attended Centenary College in Louisiana, a tiny little school of 900 Undergrad students:
You see, though, we didn’t meet in college. In college, Cameron had long hair and a beard. He was the video guy (I remember seeing him walk around with a video camera all the time), and he also played saxophone in the jazz band. I remember that. Besides those few things, and his name, I didn’t know anything about Cameron. We’d politely wave or smile at each other because, well, that’s Centenary.
In June 2006, I moved straight to NYC to join a program called the NYC Teaching Fellows. This post isn’t about me, so I won’t get into my NYC life or stories! (That should really be a separate blog…. so many stories.)
Cameron, instead, stayed in Shreveport. He primarily worked at a local news station:
He realized that video was something he wanted to do, but he did not want to stay in news. That’s when he found a job working for the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington DC. So he moved up to DC in about January of 2008.
Just a few months later, in April 2008, I was coming up on my Spring Break from teaching. I wanted to take a trip somewhere, but no one would go with me! I figured that a trip to DC would be convenient because it’s just a 4-hour bus ride from NYC. I booked a hotel for one night. I planned to see a few monuments, visit a museum or two, and maybe go shopping.
Since I didn’t know where to start, I searched my friends’ list on Facebook for “DC” to see if anyone from college lived there. Turns out, Cameron lived in DC. So I shot him a message: “Hey, I’ll be in DC soon, and I was wondering if you could recommend a few monuments or museums to see or if you could give me an idea of where to shop.” He responded, “Actually, I get off work at 5:00, and I could just show you around!”
That day, we did a little sightseeing together. Here is a picture from our very first day together:
Shortly after that trip, Cameron took his first trip to NYC to visit me, too! Actually, this picture may have been a few months later (since we’re wearing sweaters…).
Turns out, it did! In August 2010, Cameron proposed. And in August 2011, we got married. 🙂
The honeymoon was at Disneyworld in Orlando. It was fun! We stayed at the Animal Kingdom lodge. Here are a few pictures from that trip 🙂
At the entrance to Magic Kingdom, I think
This is just silly 🙂
Here is a video we made for our 1st anniversary (August 2012, of course):
And THEN… here is the first post from this blog, which is where the rest of our story continues!
Great Things about Cameron
1. He’s a great cook.
2. He can be incredibly patient with me! I like to ramble and whine a lot, and he just goes with the flow.
3. He is really goofy and knows how to lighten a mood.
4. He is a strong, growing Christian guy.
5. He really cares about people.
6. He constantly tries to improve himself!
7. He has a pretty awesome bod.
8. He’s a hottie.
9. He is passionate about what he does (he’s a video editor).
10. He is supportive of me in all things (okay, EXCEPT when I decide I want pizza for dinner 3 nights in a row).
I’m really lucky to have found him. He was awesome when we first met. Then he got a little better. Then he got into shape, which was sweet. 😉 THEN he became a Christian! He just gets better and better. He’s going to be an awesome dad. And I want him to have this little post to look back and read when things get tough with our first kid around. We’ll both be extra tired, I’m afraid, and I want us to remember how great we are as a couple! I want our child to know that his mama and daddy love each other and are awesome.