Friday, December 2, 2016

Steve & Diana's Baby Shower

I am soooo behind on blogging (work has been insane; see my left eye twitch that just won't quit), and it's about time that I posted photos from the baby shower we helped host months ago over Labor Day weekend.

Steve and Diana didn't know the gender at that point, so we kept it neutral and fiesta-themed. The shower was held at Iron Cactus in Austin as so many of their friends and family were in town for the UT-Notre Dame game that weekend. Cyndi handled all the heavy lifting with the planning, and it was all fabulous! I am now convinced that all showers should involve Tex-Mex, margaritas, and football.

(Forgive the picture quality; the lighting in the room was less than ideal for photos.)

I love the idea of using children's books as the guest book at a shower, and this one was perfect for the theme. 

And my favorite party detail was the adorable set of cookies from Hayley Cakes & Cookies

To go along with the gender-neutral theme, I requested TCU-inspired Mexican dress onesies and UT-inspired mariachi onesies. They turned out so well!

Everyone had a great time hanging out, watching football, and eating a bunch of Mexican food.

And of course there were some fun gifts to open. 

It was such a fun shower, and now these two are the proud parents of a sweet baby BOY!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday Night Photo Dump | August-September 2016

August and September were jam-packed with sporting events, baby showers, a couple trips to Austin, LOTS of work, and even more fun. These are the lovely in-between moments...

That moment when you spot Grampsie on TV!

Enjoying the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

Celebrating Sarah's birthday with a pool party and adult "capri-suns."

Big girl ponytail.


Saturday-night selfies.

With kids in school year-round, the whole "back-to-school" thing is a bit anticlimactic around these parts. But you better believe I still documented it!

Sweet siblings waiting to get their hair cut. Ava asked that I take their picture.

A couple future Wildcats shopping for items to support the Woodrow Wilson Peace Pantry, which is such a wonderful idea! 

The best castle builder this side of the Mississippi. 

Will work for sticks.

Screen time with a side of good posture.

Because working at 1:00 am after everyone else has gone to bed sometimes necessitates a little silliness to stay focused. Glow glasses for the win.

Ava comes by it naturally.

Blurry but wonderful...

Tea party with Nana.

It's tough being two.

While the boys were away/asleep, Ava and I indulged in a cheese board + Project Runway. Now she requests it every weekend. 

Such a lovely picture of his grandma ;).

This only lasted for about five minutes, but I will take it. 

Beer pong fun at the Hubbard Oktoberfest party.

Splash-spashin Sunday.

After seeing all the fun posts, I couldn't help but join in on the #ThreeFictionalCharacters fun. But I couldn't pick just three (what does that say about me?).
Wagon picnic.

We aren't all smiling, it's half blurry, and I don't have any makeup on...but it's all of us in one photo. Dogs and all. Love.

About Me

My name is Catherine, but most of my friends call me Cat. I was born and raised in Austin, went to TCU, and ended up in Dallas for law school (where Josh and I met). I decided that being an attorney was not my cup of tea and pursued a career in legal marketing instead. I am now a mother of two who is constantly trying to balance family with a full-time job, which is always an adventure. I love: my sweet babies, handsome husband, very large family, and fabulous friends; wine; TCU football; holidays; cooking; pajamas; La Croix; reading; Hanky Panky underwear; coffee; podcasts; Central Market; carbs; live music; a full DVR; the beach; mani/pedis; Anthropologie; speaking Spanish; trivia; French 75s; Pinterest; cheese; The Ticket; dancing; Sprinkles cupcakes; thunderstorms; naps; Tex-Mex; the Texas Hill Country; a warm bed in a cold room; ranch dressing; and my job. I hate: working-mom guilt; snakes; heights; waking up early; ignorant people; stomach bugs; paper cuts; green fruit; bad hair days; snoring; the sound of people eating (Misophonia); Miracle Whip; scary movies; bad drivers; pulpy OJ; trimming baby fingernails; bikini waxes; and working out. I think that about sums it up.


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