February Fun

It’s hard to believe February is already on its way out! Of course, we’ve had some fun distractions helping the month fly by faster. 😉

The obsession with Chick-fil-A continues, and we essentially forced Tanner and Gabby to come with us to a Valentine’s date night dinner the restaurant by our house hosted. It was perhaps the whitest thing we’ve ever done, but we got free stuff and had nuggets, so it was worth it. 😂

Tanner was clearly thrilled.

The night before Valentine’s Day, Andrew and I fancied up and headed downtown for our dinner at Vast! We were so glad we went the night before, because it wasn’t crowded at all.

Yes. I made him take a picture holding the bread. It’s important to us.

I had forgotten how magnificent their steak is, and I’ve been unable to stop thinking about it since we left. 🙌🏼

My little sister is such a rockstar chef! It was a fun surprise when she brought us out a free dessert. 😉

I made some fun little Valentines for my co-workers, because I’m cheesy and food-obsessed.

The best surprise was when this handsome man showed up at work and took me out for a Longhorn lunch! 😍

See? We’re happiest with bread.

I cannot say enough good things about the parmesan crusted chicken at Longhorn. It has changed me.

We also had a Valentine visit at work from this little cutie! 💕

More perfect surprises from Andrew were on the table when I got home from work. He rocked it. ❤️

The most romantic of Valentine’s Days. 😂💕🍕

We wrapped up the week Saturday at the zoo with our favorite little nephew. 💕

My new favorite thing he does is hold hands and stare at his shadow.

Such a little babe.

Henry wanted the fish to live long and prosper. 🖖🏼

My. Heart.

Goldfish for the win.

I’ve decided I’m going to make him take photo booth pictures every time we go to the zoo until he’s 18.

Happy Monday, loves! May your week be as chill as my dog.

-Cait

Yearbook Review and Tips

I looooove yearbooks!! I look forward to the day my book comes in every year. It is my favorite tradition and memory keepsake. ❤️ I’ve used Photobook America for every one since 2011, and they’ve always turned out great.

A few yearbook-making tips before we dive into this beauty…

1. Go month by month.

The last two years, I’ve built my yearbooks little by little, month by month. I don’t even have kids yet, and I still ended up with 142 pages for 2016…I can’t imagine trying to put all of those pages together in December. Start your book in January, keep your photos in monthly folders, and build it as you go through the year. It makes it LOADS easier.

2. Take pictures of the everyday stuff.

If you’re struggling with finding photos you want to include, don’t be afraid to put in the everyday things. As brilliant as our brains are, they can only remember so much. When I go back through my yearbooks, I repeatedly say, “Oh, I forgot about that!” It’s nice to remember the little things. Yes, food. Yes, evening walks. Yes, my dog making weird faces. Those are small but precious memories.

3. Wait for the sales.

Photobook America is great about promotions. I’ve always gone over the allotted 40-pages (and this year it was 100 pages over lol), so I have to be careful about ordering because every extra page costs money. If I had purchased my book at regular price, it would’ve cost me $246. 😳 But because I had it finished and ready, I waited until there was a sale email to pounce. We paid $86 for the whole thing. (And that included shipping from Malaysia.) HOORAY!

2016 was a tough one – one of the hardest we’ve had, but it’s hard not to be grateful looking back at it in photos. God is faithful.

I like the leather covers the best – this color was called “elephant.” We rotate between this, navy, and aqua. (I’ll never give up on nautical.⚓️)

We always come up with a name for the year. This was the phrase we probably said the most last year. 😂

I’m not posting all of the pages, but here are most of my faves. 🙂

Take me back to Florida. 😭

I want to jump inside this page and eat all the foods in that snack stadium.

Last year was so crazy that we kinda forgot we went on a cruise. I’d have no memory at all if it weren’t for pictures!

Until the Lord blesses us with babies, Henry dominates the yearbooks. 😉

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I’ve been trying to come up with something different to do for my birthday this year, but I’m currently just dreaming of all the same foods. Would another trip to Lambert’s be so crazy?

The face swap of Dad and me in the bottom left corner is the creepiest / most hilarious thing that happened last year.

One of my favorite months!

So. Much. Food.

I’ve had dreams about that sundae from Serendipity.

I so miss adventuring with these cuties!

I think my husband looks the most attractive when he’s next to chips and queso.

My people. 💕

That tourist picture of Henry is gold.

We pick a verse every year and end the yearbooks with them. It’s so fun to see how the Lord uses them throughout the years!

Happy weekend, lovelies! :)

-Cait

CaitPhoto Favorites

2016 was a really busy and honestly pretty tough year for us. After some prayer and reevaluating, I decided to make the CaitPhoto world a part-time job for this new year. It’ll give us a little more breathing room with my 2nd job, and I’ll hopefully be able to rekindle my love for naps and free time. ;) I’m pretty pumped. And while the year was slightly crazy, it was still full of the most beautiful people! I’m so thankful for these sweet faces, and I love getting to be a small part of their precious memories. Here are some of my favorites from last year. :)

-Cait