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

Underrated Movies

1. Galaxy Quest

In light of the fairly recent passing of the brilliant Alan Rickman, you really should see this movie if you haven’t yet…especially if you’ve ever been into Star Trek. This flick has a hilarious Tim Allen ruling a bunch of aliens. That’s basically all you need to know.

2. Rookie of the Year

I don’t know why, but I never really heard many people (outside of my family) talk about this movie. I think it’s a hoot. It’s fun to see Gary Busey almost being normal.

3. What About Bob

Mental patient Bill Murray stalks Richard Dreyfuss. What’s not to like? It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but Andrew and I quote this movie so much. I typically hate movies with too much conflict, but this is surprisingly still one of my favorites.

4. Hook

If you don’t like this movie, we probably can’t be friends. (Alright, we can, but I’ll question your every decision.) Robin Williams as Peter Pan is one of my favorite roles everrrrr. And when he reveals why he left Neverland and grew up, you will feel all the feels.

5. Iron Will

I’m not sure anyone has ever answered, “Yes!” when I’ve asked if they’ve seen this movie. GO BUY IT. Or come over and we’ll watch it together. If you can make it past the first 15 minutes of heart-wrenching sadness, I promise the rest of the movie is worth it. Also, young Kevin Spacey is adorbs.

6. Vertical Limit

Another one of my favorites, Vertical Limit is the perfect mix of action, emotion, and pretty scenery. You’ll have to deal with an obnoxious Bill Paxton, but Chris O’Donnell is precious, and you’ll thank the good Lord you’re not climbing a mountain the whole time you’re watching it.

7. While You Were Sleeping

I’m positive I’ve mentioned this movie on this blog before, but it deserves to be mentioned again. I wish Lucy and Jack were real people in real life. Romantic comedies rarely make it into my favorites list, but this one is GOLD.

8. McFarland

I think I’ve talked this movie up enough already on this blog, so I’ll just say it once more…watch it. Kevin Costner is king.

9. Surf Ninjas

If you’ve heard of or seen this movie, we should chat, because I’m pretty sure we are in a 2% of the population and we might have some other weird things in common. This movie is ridiculous, but it’s one of those that you end up quoting and finding hilarious when no one else does.

10. The Kid

I forgot how truly in love I was with this movie until we finally bought it on Amazon and watched it again last week. It’s my favorite Bruce Willis movie. (YES I KNOW WHAT I JUST SAID.) It also made me cry waaay more than I remember crying in the past, but it is so. worth it. Hilarious, clever, and adorable. It also has one of my top 5 favorite movie endings.

Any suggestions for some other underrated movies we should check out? Happy Wednesday, folks! :)

~Cait