Thankful

The past few days have been delightfully lazy and refreshing. It’s been a while since we’ve had the joy of sitting at home doing absolutely nothing, and it has me super ready for Christmas. ๐Ÿ˜‰ This year has been a little more challenging than most, but it has left us feeling so very thankful.

And now – a giant heap of photos of all the things for which I’m most thankful. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Breakfast dates at Kitchen 324 with these cuties.

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Fall colors finally showing up. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

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FOOD. Andrew and I are on a strict diet this week because we have eaten like absolute monsters the past several days.

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Hatch is definitely a new favorite of ours!

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The hashbrown tumblers were insane.

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More food.

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More sugar.

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More carbs.

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We had such a fun work dinner at Longhorn last week. I love these faces!

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Andrew is most thankful for his wife because she discovered the TV he wanted was on sale before Black Friday so we didn’t have to be trampled to death or wait in line. ๐Ÿ˜

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Amen.

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Jack made us take 8,700 pictures in the backyard Thanksgiving morning before we gotย these mediocre family pics. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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I’m obsessed with these people. โค๏ธ

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Love. Them.

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We were missing our favorite grandma who was home resting, but it was lovely to finally have some family time! ๐Ÿ’•

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Henry knows the meaning of life.

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We finally celebrated this little cutie’s birthday.

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Black Friday was spent shopping from my sofa and watching Harry Potter while Andrew worked and Alyssa baked cookies in my kitchen.

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And napped with my dog.

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Jack’s Christmas spirit started out a little lacking.

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Theeeere we go.

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We’ve managed to do most of the decorating – now we’re just trying to catch up on Christmas shopping.

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I got to hang with this kiddo Saturday, and it was the best. He’s at such a fun age.

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Those teeth!

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Yes, this is how he fell asleep because he’s perfect.

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I’m most thankful for this handsome man – the one who started our Thanksgiving day with a prayer before we left the house, the one who brought me breakfast in bed this morning just because, and the one who endured a long walk in the cold because I was feeling so large after all the feasts. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m obsessed with him. ๐Ÿ˜

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Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

~Cait

Some Random Thoughts

Anyone else freaking out a little bit that November is halfway over?? I have so much left to do this year!! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

I’m afraid I’m still buried beneath the weight of work and constantly editing photos, but I am finally seeing a beautiful light at the end of the tunnel. In just a few weeks, I will be done with shoots and editing and the busy craziness I let myself get caught under this year, and I AM SO EXCITED. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m planning on taking a substantial break from the CaitPhoto world at the beginning of 2017, and I am so looking forward to rekindling my love for Netflix and naps. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Until that blessed time when I can blog more frequently, here are some random thoughts that sum up the last few weeks. ๐Ÿ™‚

-Dieting is soooo much harder in the fall / winter.

-Oklahoma weather is responsible for 90% of my anxiety as a photographer.

-My best friend and my baby sister both have more patience and kindness than the rest of the world combined. They helped us pull these off at 8 in the morning. Jack looks much more well-behaved than he actually was that day.

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-John Mayer is releasing a newย album soon, and that is the greatest news I’ve heard in November.

-I am unfathomably excited for Thanksgiving. I’ve been dreaming of mashed potatoes for weeks. ๐Ÿ˜€

-Daylight savings is evil. Darkness makes me sleep no matter the time.

-The election aftermath has made my tummy anxious. There is sooo much hate on both sides, and the peacemaker in me can’t. deal. I just want everyone to share a pizza and hug.

-Our little work family celebrated a baby on the way for one of our girls, and we had queso and laughter galore. I love these faces!

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ย -Andrew and I got Andy’s Frozen Custard twice in two days. And Hideaway pizza. I have no regrets.

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-We took Tanner & Gabby’s engagement pictures this past weekend, and I have all the heart eyes. ๐Ÿ˜

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I loves them.

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-Jack says hi.

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Have a happy week, friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

~Cait

Life According to My iPhone

Fall is a rough seasonย for photographers. If I didn’t have an iPhone, I would hardly know what has happened the last few weeks because it’s been a blur. (Although, let’s be honest…it’s all in my giant planner.) Currently, it feels like all I’ve been doing is workingย and editing constantly. ๐Ÿ˜œ

But my iPhone tells me there has been a little bit more than that happening. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here’s another little catch up.

We celebrated Dad-in-law’s birthday in the most perfect of ways – with Papa Angelo’s pizza and Andy’s ice cream! And isn’t his present we got him so cute??!

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Seriously, if you haven’t tried Andy’s yet, you need to get there immediately. I’m itching for the one in Edmond to open! (But I have another 6 pounds to lose first, so it can take its time I guess.)

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Can I brag on Jack for a minute? It’s been a busy, stressful few weeks, and he’s been the most perfect pillow to keep us in chill mode.

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Seriously, he might as well be a pillow.

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Or a blanket.

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Andrew and I have been slowly working on our restaurant bucket list, and I cannot believe how long it took us to try Kitchen 324. It was worth the wait! We will definitely be going back soon.

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That biscuit.ย It was so perfect that I kept thinking about it for two days straight.

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Wednesday of this week was spent at the zoo with this handsome little man!!

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Nephews are the best.

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I hope and pray this is a little glimpse into my future – hanging with a little blonde baby at the zoo. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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LOOK AT THAT FACE.

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Yes. I am that aunt.

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And last night we had a little date night picnic at sunset. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The only way to make dieting seem better is with a Longhorn salad. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Have a happy weekend, friends!

~Cait