Weekend in Colorado

I’m dreadfully behind posting about this trip, but I feel like I’m dreadfully behind with everything these days. I have close to 4,000 photos left to edit this month, at least 5 loads of laundry, 7 pounds to lose, and about 2 days worth of deep cleaning that I have yet to accomplish. Let’s pretend I’m not procrastinating right now as I sit here and blog, mmk? ;)

We continued our celebration of 5 years of marriage with a quick trip to Colorado Springs over Memorial Day weekend! It’s one of our favorite places, and our little getaway left us with full hearts. And stomachs.

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It is imperative that you eat at Over Easy if you’re ever in the Colorado Springs area.

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Two of my favorite views: Pikes Peak and pancakes. ;)

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The hashbrowns were killer too.

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Every single time we visit, Garden of the Gods makes me wish I lived in Colorado.

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Hiking is my happy place. (Not pictured – the fudge from the Trading Post. You need it in your life.)

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We headed to my other happy place, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, in the afternoon.

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Walking around the zoo doubles as a workout because it’s literally built into a mountain.

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Andrew rocked the anniversary gifting and booked a surprise behind-the-scenes tiger encounter for us! I was THRILLED when we got to meet this beauty. His name is Ivan. :)

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I hate selfies, but tiger selfies are an exception.

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He reminded me so much of Jack. ;)

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We fed him meatballs. Haha.

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So. Handsome.

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It rained and hailed for about 15 minutes and I was bummed when I thought we wouldn’t get to feed the giraffes (the best part about that zoo), but we were super excited when we found out you could feed them inside the barn!

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Pretty sure I was getting looks from laughing really loudly. They crack me up.

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This baby lion was such a cutie.

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It’s safe to say most of our trips revolve around food. We wrapped up the day with dinner at Savelli’s!

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Funny story – we ran into two of my sweet friends from high school on their own little getaway!

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My husband loves me so much. He humored me for an hour of crazy picture-taking in the mountains – dodging the rain, illegally parking, and wrangling a giant “5” balloon. Haha. HE IS THE BEST. ;)

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It’s still hard to believe I’ve had this handsome man for 5 years. :)

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I’ve got lots more to catch up on here, but I’ll save it for another post. :) Happy Monday, friends!

~Cait

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Mother’s Day Brunch

This week has been one of the busiest weeks of the year work-wise, but I am SO FLIPPIN EXCITED it’s Friday and so ready for the end of this month. We celebrate our 5-year anniversary next weekend (YEP it’s been that long), and we’ll be living it up in Colorado the weekend after that! I’m telling myself over and over again that the busy days will eventually slow down. Let’s just say I could use a nap. ;)

Sometimes it feels like I only blog after holidays or birthdays haha, but once I get past this crazy month, I’m hoping I can be a little more consistent. :) For now, let’s play catch up again!

We had all our favorite mamas over last Sunday for a Mother’s Day brunch! We had pancakes, donuts, watermelon, breakfast casserole, quiche, and a biscuit bar! And a side of diabetes.

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We had to get creative fitting 18 people in our kitchen. ;)

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I saw some bouquets similar to these on Pinterest and thought it would be a cute way to do place cards for the moms! They each got to take home their little picture bouquet.

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Pretend that Alyssa’s famous gravy is in that empty grey bowl. It was still being cooked to perfection when this picture was taken. ;)

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Andrew and I repeatedly thank the Lord and count our lucky stars for these families. We are so blessed that they get along so well!

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Backyard family portraits, because I’m Caitlin.

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I love my sweet mama-in-law!

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Ahem. This man is freaking wonderful.

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Can we talk about how cute my aunt and uncle and cousins are? And they didn’t even plan to color coordinate.

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Henry was very interested in all the dog toys.

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The frisbee gatherer.

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We called this picture “fixing Alyssa.”

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The originals.

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I adore them.

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We love our silly Mama!

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I’m obsessed with these two.

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My grandparents are cuter than your grandparents. ;)

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After a heap of food and photos, we released Jack to entertain us with frisbee-catching skills.

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I’m not sure how it was the first time these two really met, but it was hilarious and adorable. Jack seemed afraid that Henry was going to take all his frisbees, so he kept hiding with them. And when we put the pup back inside to rest, Henry roamed around the backyard searching for him saying, “Woof…woof…woof.” My heart exploded.

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Happy weekend, loves! :)

~Cait

A Series of Unrelated Events

Guys. It’s May. How on earth. Let’s pretend we all are caught up on life and fully prepared for this month.

I’m playing catch up again because things are just a tad crazy right now. We’re buried beneath shoots, birthdays, graduations, upcoming vacations…it’s a busy month ahead! But here’s a long list of mostly unrelated photos of what’s been keeping us busy. :)

We ended Andrew’s birthday celebration last week with a day trip to Dallas!

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Original Pancake House is our happy place. ;)

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Amen.

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We wandered around the mall and made the mistake of going into Pottery Barn Kids, where they apparently have tailored the store to give Caitlin and Andrew baby fever.

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Someone please go buy this adorable whale bookend.

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Do you see his face? Star Wars everywhere.

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Also, do they make this collection in a queen? I need it in my life.

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We split the fireside fondue at Fireside Pies because the main reason we go to Dallas is to gain three pounds.

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And because Quail Springs Mall got rid of Sbarro’s, I rekindled my love for it at the Galleria. Truth be told, the breadsticks were better than the pizza.

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Andrew ended the feasting with his favorite thing in the world – Potbelly’s. :)

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This pup was glad to have us home. He’s been really well-behaved lately (knock on wood), and I kinda love it.

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I took some senior pictures of these cutie pies who graduate THIS WEEK, and we celebrated them afterwards with pizza at The Wedge. :)

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Can we stop and admire this please? They are SO precious.

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On Saturday, we babysat the most perfect child in all the land.

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There’s still too much cuteness to handle.

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Thanks for the hat, Uncle Andrew.

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We bought him this little car? scooter? truck? vehicle? for his birthday, and I’m super delighted that he seems to like it.

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He’s quickly learning how to work the camera.

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Model baby.

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Saturday night was date night! Andrew and I headed to The Melting Pot to use one of his birthday gifts.

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And sadly, this cheese was literally the worst cheese we’ve ever tasted in our lives. Hahaha. We were pretty bummed.

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BUT Andrew had called ahead to have them put a rose on the table for me, which was the highlight of the evening. ;)

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This is the face of a person who was expecting yummier cheddar.

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Sunday after church and Sunday school, we were on our way home to eat salads, but somehow our car ended up at Deep Deuce with chips and queso. (Apparently we needed redemptive cheese.)

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Sunday night was spent walking and talking with this crew. :)

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This is now in my top 5 favorite photos of Henry.

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Cutest.

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Happy Tuesday, loves! Hope your weeks are wonderful! :)

~Cait