Cattails, Rabbit Trails, and Thistlefish: May 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Gone Tanning

This week will most likely be scattered, in terms of updates. I'm camping this week! 
It's one of my favorite trips of the year, and we stay on a beautiful lake.

My brother was laughing at me when I told him I was making a list of what I wanted to do on vacation, but with so much spare time, I wanted to make sure I relaxed!
What can I say, I like lists...

The only thing I didn't put on there was tanning...
But then again, that's a given;)

Hope ya'll have a great week!!

Love, Casey

Monday, May 27, 2013

Weekending (Part 2!)

 Just a few more snapshots from one of my favorite places.

Happy Memorial Day!
Thank you to all the families who have sacrificed a family member or friend to serve our country.

Love, C

Friday, May 24, 2013


 Memorial Day Weekend is one of my (and my family's) favorite weekends. We always go to our farm (our home-away-from-home) and do all the things you do on a farm - we swim, we read, we eat junky food, we laugh, we ride dirt-bikes, and enjoy having nothing to do!
Also, this year Dustin drove us!! He finally has his permit!

 Hope ya'll have some fantastic plans for this weekend as well!
And don't forget... splurge a little.
You can eat healthily on a not-holiday-day.

Love, Casey

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

To Be Sat On.

Couches are for sitting on.
And other things.
Just like words.
Words are meant to be sat on,
to be mulled over, and chewed.
Words are meant to stick with you.
Words are meant to haunt you.
Words are meant to
follow you around
push you out the nest
inspire unto greater heights and newer adventures
and make your soul feel fuller and emptier than you ever thought possible.

"It was one of those moments of perfect tiredness, 
of having conquered not only the work at hand, 
but the night who had blocked the way."

"Burning words were torn from their sentences."

"He had eaten only the foul taste of his own hungry breath for what felt like weeks, 
and still, 

"The window was opened wide, a square cool mouth, with occasional gusty surges."

"I've seen so many young men
over the years who think they're 
running at other young men. 
They are not.
They're running at me."
I love the way Markus Zusak writes. I can't wait to finish his book.
His words fit all the criteria.
So I'm reading slowly.
And sitting.
Because his words are meant to be sat on.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Campin' Chippokes

This past weekend, for Saturday and Sunday, the fam went to a local camp ground for our new camper's "maiden voyage." It was soooo nice to get some forced relaxation, and spend chill time with Mama for Mother's Day.
 ... and try to get some tan... ;)

So, thought I'd share a few moments from the weekend. 
Haven't posted about my family much lately anyways.
(the best friend/counselor/"big brother" ever)
(model faces.... hahaha)

Hope ya'll had a great Wednesday!:)