Annie’s Nursery

I’m sure it surprised no one that we went with a nautical theme for our baby’s room. 😉 I not-so-secretly want Annie to become a marine biologist. Lol.

Crib: Amazon // Curtains: Kohl’s // Gold lamp: Land of Nod // Light fixture: West Elm (gold starfish by Lisa Boswell😉) // Gold coral prints: Etsy // Glider & ottoman: Babies R Us // Blush pillow cover: Etsy // Changing table: IKEA // Gold knobs: Land of Nod // Gold mirror: Hobby Lobby // Crib sheets: Carousel Designs // Sailboat: Built by my grandpa 😊

The nursery is far cuter with her in it. 😉

These. Two. 😍

Andrew and I may or may not have wept like basket cases after I made this video. 😭❤️

We are so obsessed with her. ☺️💕

-Cait

Annie Rae

Forgive me for the delay, but we’ve been slightly busy falling in love with this little thing. ;)

Introducing…

Annie Rae Boswell

Born October 16th at 8:12 am // 6 pounds, 14 ounces // 19 inches long

We are so. smitten. ❤️ Everything went as smooth as could be, and we are all home feeling great. God is so good!

I completely underestimated how obsessed I would be with her. 💕

As if he wasn’t attractive enough already…😉😍

*Photo by Sweetberry Photography*

*Photo by Sweetberry Photography*

The photo above was probably my favorite 15 minutes of life. All the visitors and nurses had gone, and it was just the three of us snuggling on my hospital bed. My heart was exploding and desperately trying to soak up every second. I wish I could go back to this moment over and over! ❤️

Good news – Jack absolutely adores her. ❤️ He constantly wants to be licking her (we’re trying to keep his tongue away from her face as much as possible, don’t worry lol), and he whines or howls sadly when she cries. They are going to be the cutest BFFs.

I’ll post more soon about our hospital stay, birth story, first week home, etc. And obviously there are about 8,000 more photos to come. ;)

-Cait

A Hawaiian Babymoon

You can always tell how crazy our lives have been by the lengthy breaks between blogs. 😉 June has been slightly insane, and we’ve got another few weeks of life being pretty busy, but I wanted to catch up while I have the chance!

I imagine everyone who visits Hawaii thinks at one time, What if I lived here?? We pondered that frequently on our little babymoon. We spent six days on the island of Kauai soaking up every ounce of sunshine. And can I brag really quick at how adult we are because our pale little bodies did not get one single sunburn!

I took roughly 2,000 photos, so we’re going to narrow that down to 70-ish and knock it all out in one post because I’m lazy. 😝

 

I love a good waterfall.

A must do if you go to Kauai is Waimea Canyon.

This is my favorite spot on Kauai. It feels so magical!

That tiny speck in the distance above the middle left of the mountain is a helicopter.

When we booked our babymoon, I was afraid I would be too big to fit in a swimsuit. I’m still waiting on that bump to look more pregnant than “she must have just had a large meal.”

A Hawaii onesie for baby!

If you’re looking for a good hotel in Kauai that won’t break the bank, check out the Courtyard by Marriott. The staff is great, rooms are nice, and it’s affordable. And it’s surrounded by palm trees and ocean and good food.

We are very passionate about hotel breakfasts.

One of our nights was spent on a catamaran with Captain Andy’s for a sunset tour of the Na Pali Coast. It was soooo awesome, even though I got pretty queasy on the ride back. Haha.

THESE VIEWS.

Rainbows everywhere.

❤️

😍

Balcony view. 👌🏼

I wear this dress a lot because it shows off the bump the best. 😉

Another must do and one of our favorite places is Hanalei Bay. The weather was PERFECT.

He. Is. So. Cute.

He loves boogie boarding so much. 😊

My other favorite spot in Kauai is Kountry Kitchen, home of pancakes bigger than your face.

Look how happy he is hahaha.

The first time I felt baby move was right after this pancake. 😂

One of our favorite activities was our tubing tour with Backcountry Adventures that took us through some old irrigation tunnels in Lihue. I wish I had video or pictures from the ride, but YouTube it if you’re bored. ;)

Apparently only 20% of the people who live on Kauai get to see this view because it’s a private road owned by the company.

The whitest people. 😂

Our last day and a half was spent soaking up every second at the coolest hotel we’ve ever stayed at – the Kauai Marriott Resort. This is the dreamy road that leads to the parking lot.

Escalator to the lobby? Ok.

VIEW FROM OUR ROOM. Yes. Absolutely worth every penny.

Before we checked in, we ate a place on the hotel site called Duke’s.

Andrew said the burger was amazing, but he was most in love with this “hula pie” that we got for free since we were “celebrating.” Lol.

The hotel comes with its own mini mountain and beach. Haha.

Good view, good book.

We spent our last night having a fancy dinner at a place that I didn’t dare try to pronounce. Hukilau Lanai.

My favorite thing in the world might be patio hotel breakfasts with this looker.

Last day faces.

But we spent all of it at the pool and beach. 🙌🏼

Alright, Annie. We have to wait to go on another adventure until you join us, so hurry up, kid. 😉

Happy weekend, friends! ❤️

-Cait