A Pregnant Pause

Last week, I finished all my shoots and editing for the year. 🙌🏼 The past several days have been spent cleaning and re-organizing my entire house. It has been the most exhilarating feeling ever. ;) I am SO excited to finally have some down time again! With just under 4 weeks until our little Annie arrives, I am planning to push the pause button and soak up all the free time I can. And while I’m still working one job, it’s nice to have put a hold on the CaitPhoto side for now. I plan to clean and nap as much as possible the last few weeks before baby joins us. ;)

The past month has been full of baby showering, date nights, and nursery work. I can’t believe we only have a month left before she’s here!

These sweet beauties threw us the BEST baby shower! We are so thankful for all the sweet people who already love our Annie!

Mom-in-law strikes again. 😉

I’m at a party if there are Uncle Mitch cookies. 🍪

I love this sweet BFF so much!

All the feels.

My not-so-little, little sister looked so pretty. What a grown-up. 😭

I win at in-law family. 😉

Sweet Mama. 💕

People who get me gift me things like this. ❤️ (Thanks, Molly!)

Having a moment with Goldie. 😍

Love these cutie coworkers of mine!

This picture makes my heart happy. I have so many good memories with these babes! 💕

It was such a fun surprise to have my cousin and aunt come out from Georgia!

And finally, Annie’s namesake – just being the cutest. 🤗

In other news, we’ve been eating out entirely too much, but we figure we’d better cherish it while we can! 😉 Halls Pizza Kitchen was a winner!

And Flint is always a winner for breakfast.

We’re still exercising (every now and then lol) to keep those calories at bay. ;)

Baby laundry is so much cuter than adult laundry.

I’m also soaking up the snuggles with this pooch. His world is about to turn upside down. ;)

I waited my whole pregnancy for the fair to arrive. 🙌🏼

And it did not disappoint. 😉

I’ll do a full post on Annie’s nursery when it’s completely finished, but here’s a little peek for now. 😊 (Jack is so proud.)

Happy Sunday, loves!

-Cait

2016 in Review

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! :)

We spent the last day of 2016 cleaning, eating, planning, and hanging with family. Today we started the year off at church, followed by a fabulous lunch at Longhorn, and then a 2.5 mile walk to burn a few calories because we just had Andy’s ice cream for dinner. It was our “last meal” before we’re back to dieting for quite a while. ;)

I love the fresh start of January. It feels new and clean and full of opportunity. 2016 was quite peculiar, but it was certainly full of adventure! Here’s a little look back at the craziness.

We obviously made Cheesecake Factory a priority. (I must confess that we now are back to being more obsessed with Longhorn though because I discovered their parmesan crusted chicken.)

We celebrated Wormy turning 18 by taking a trip to Disney World.

Let’s remember that this picture of Alyssa hiding from the dinosaur ride happened. 😂

We captured endless perfect pictures of Henry and his cuteness.

And this GIF was created.

My Super Bowl snack stadium made us all fat.

Andrew and I went on a cruise to the Bahamas and got fatter. 🌴

We rode the “Leap of Faith” ride at Atlantis that slides through sharks, and it was terrifying.

And before heading home, we spontaneously spent Valentine’s Day at Disney World. 💕

We took Handsome Hank to the zoo, and my heart exploded.

I turned 26 and consoled myself at Lambert’s. 🍞

And at Papa Angelo’s.

And Cheesecake Factory.

Twice.

My favorite little nephew turned 1!

And he discovered the glory of cake.

We celebrated Easter with loads of cute family.

Andrew turned 27, and we partied at Main Event.

These cutie pies graduated in May!

We also celebrated 5 years of marriage in May…with heart-shaped pancakes. ❤️

And with a fancy dinner at Vast!

Side note – have I mentioned my baby sister works there now!?

Aaand we kept celebrating in Colorado…with more pancakes. 😉

We fed a tiger at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. 😍

And some giraffes. 😊

We took anniversary pictures in the Garden of the Gods. ❤️

We had Mother’s Day Brunch at our house with all our favorite people.

These handsome boys met for the first time. 😍

Henry gave us more hilarious / adorable pictures.

Several date nights occurred. ☺️

We took a Boswell family trip to Lambert’s.

We watched Independence Day on Independence Day.

I brunched with these beauties at Flint. 💕

Andrew and I tried out “Favorites Days.”

I got to snuggle a tiger on my Favorites Day.

And a snake.

And a lemur.

And a beautiful pizza. 😂

Tanner and Gabby got engaged, and it was magical. 😍

Jack had surgery on his rump, and it was dreadful.

His face in the cone of shame broke our hearts. Haha.

We road tripped like maniacs all the way to Philadelphia.

Andrew tried his first cheesesteak.

We then journeyed up to Ocean City, New Jersey to have some family vaca time.

We took the ferry to New York City.

Good gosh, I miss that pizza.

And this perfect Serendipity ice cream sundae.

On the way home, we hit Washington, D.C. because I love my husband.

Andrew’s nerd out was adorable.

When we got home, the cone of shame was removed and Jack was back to his happy, hilarious self.

We lived it up a few weeks later in Disney World (again) over Labor Day!

Our ride photos are the best ever.

Thank God for dollar store ponchos.

Dad turned 60, and we had all the foods and all the parties. 🎉

Andy’s Frozen Custard entered our lives and changed us forever.

There were not nearly enough best friend dates, but the ones we had were full of so much laughter!

We went back to Colorado in October.

And it was perfect, of course.

There were lots and lots of snuggles. ❤️

We had a perfect work party at Longhorn with these stellar people.

We Thanksgiving-ed.

And we Christmas-ed. 🎄

I created my favorite planner yet 🙌🏼 (more on that to come).

And we rang in 2017 with these crazies. 😉

The year was crazy, but God is so good to us. Hope you all are having a wonderful start to 2017! 💕

~Cait

Christmas Photo Ideas

I almost want to ignore the fact that October is just days away because it means life is about to get crazy…but fall is coming! 🙌🏼 I’m usually brainstorming ideas for a Christmas card shoot about this time of year. And although I’m planning to do incredibly simple portraits this year…probably… ;) I thought I’d share some past family photos to give you all some ideas for your Christmas cards!

Oh, my heart. Can we all please look at baby Jack? Your first step to improve your fall photos is to add a puppy. ;)

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Props are your friend.

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LOOK AT HIM.

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Decorating the dog is always good.

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You can’t go wrong with Christmas blankets and a table of pancakes.

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And a dog scarf. ;)

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If all else fails, put reindeer ears on a family member.

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Or pajamas.

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Bring treats for the crazy kids.

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This much cheesiness is only acceptable at Christmas. ;)

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Nail your color scheme.

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Babies add an automatic ten points to your portraits.

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What are you planning for your fall and Christmas shoots this year? I’d love to hear! :)

~Cait