Thursday, July 21, 2016

Memorial Day 2016 | Part One | Weekend Shenanigans

For Memorial Day weekend, we headed down to Grampsie and Nana's house in Port O'Connor with the kids, my sisters, Jordan, and cousin Tate. Why Stephen didn't make it down is a story for another day, but let's just say he was "stuck" in Lockhart :). 

There was a lot to celebrate this year, including Hannah and Jordan's engagement and Lily's 21st birthday! On Saturday night after the kids were in bed, we started off the festivities with celebratory tequila shots before walking to the local dive bar (thanks to Nana for babysitting!).



Much to Josh's dismay, I made Lily and the waitress recreate the ID check so I could capture a (blurry) photo.


Da boys.


Seesters.



We played lots of shuffleboard...



And drank lots of beer...
And the following is possibly my favorite series of photos ever.

We were posing with the "bathroom-door boy" (as one does)...





When suddenly someone opened the door from the outside and we all fell out. I don't know if I've ever laughed so hard. And the fact that I managed to capture this photo is amazing.


It was such a fun night and the perfect way to celebrate our baby sister turning 21. 

Dolphin Point Olympics

After hanging out (and recovering) all day Sunday, it was time for our annual Dolphin Point Olympics. This year, we had five teams: Rihanna Navy, Team Shep (#FirstPlaceTexasRangers), Kitty Kahuna, Team Nintendo, and Notorious B.A.G.


Ava joined in on the fun for the trivia round. 


But after both kids were asleep, it was time to get serious...with some beer pong.






Those eyebrows tho.



Next up: corn hole. 










And dancing...




And for the final round: ladder ball.







This year, we had an official trophy for the winners (and we are going to get all the yearly winners commemorated for posterity).

And after all the points were tallied, the future bride and groom (Notorious B.A.G.) were victorious.



Mark my words...Team Shep will make a comeback next year.

Up next: part two of our vacation, which was filled with fishing, beaching, and relaxing (as much as one can with two small children). 



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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 attempting 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; trying new restaurants; wine; TCU football; holidays; cooking; pajamas; La Croix; reading; coffee; podcasts; Central Market; carbs; the beach; mani/pedis; Anthropologie; binge-worthy TV shows; trivia; French 75s; Pinterest; cheese boards; The Ticket; dancing; Sprinkles cupcakes; The Texas Rangers; fresh flowers; thunderstorms; naps; Tex-Mex; the Texas Hill Country; porch-sitting; ranch dressing; throwing parties; 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; and working out. I think that sums it up.

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