#tbt || summer with the family 2007

It’s been a while since I shared a throwback Thursday with you guys. This one is going to be short and sweet.
In 2007, my family and I went to Bend, Oregon for a little vacation. We went horseback riding, cave exploring, and hiking, among other things. I had just bought a new camera and had a blast documenting everything. These few photos are some of my favorites from the trip.

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Me and sister, about to go on a chill hike. Oregon is gorgeous, it’s no big deal.

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This is before I was into candid photography. I fell in love with this photo because I thought the expression on my mom’s face was so genuine. I think that’s what gets me with candid photos.

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Back when jumping photos were the greatest thing since sliced bread.

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On the drive home we stopped at a dam. My dad really likes them. What an engineer! I’m kind of down for anything as long as I can take pictures of it.

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That’s all for this throwback.
Until next time,

Jamie

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#TBT A Canadian Snow Storm Part 2, 2006

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Day two of the epic snow storm of 2006. So epic that it shut down our (Canadian) university.

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Snow is beautiful.

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My two bffs from my first year–Mikaela (my roommate) and Amy. Both crazy in their own ways and both extremely beautiful human beings.

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Here’s to hoping we get snow here this year!

Jamie

#TBT A Canadian Snow Storm 2006

This post goes out to all the haters.
Just kidding.
This post goes out to all the people who think I’m a Californian who can’t handle any type of weather. I didn’t even live there for five years, kids. This post is from 2006, when I was eighteen and getting my BA in Canada. This snow storm caused my school to give us several snow days, something they had not done in years, if ever. It was that kind of a big deal. Obviously not Alberta, but it’s still Canada so I still feel like it sounds more hardcore.

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It started snowing in the very early morning. My friends and I stayed up until six am running around campus and enjoying the snow flakes. This is the view from my window in the morning. Normally a dismal parking lot shot slowly turned into a winter wonderland.

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Adventure time!

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If you don’t remember this is my first year roommate and high school BFF Mikaela. She’s very energetic and adventurous. She is always down for a good time and hates sitting around. She would much rather be out meeting people, which helped me a lot in my first year because I’m an extreme introvert.

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Little 18 year old me, not even wearing a decent coat.

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Mikaela, Kate, and Ally. All three girls were in my dorm and all four of us were from Oregon. I have literally never met anyone like Kate and Ally before or after. They are both so unique and beautiful. Their sense of adventure is intense and inspiring. I remember one time my dorm had a cookie bake off and my partner, Kate, decided we should present our baked goods to the judges with a rap. I think she may have overestimated my sense of rhythm, but she didn’t care. I was so different from all three of these ladies, but I think that’s what made our friendship work.

I will post some more Canadian snow photos later this month so stay tuned!

Jamie