Friday, April 22, 2016

Easter 2016

This year we hosted Easter at our house for the first time ever. Of course the week leading up to the holiday was insane at work (par for the course these days), but I still managed to decorate the house a bit (in part thanks to leftover decor from Ava's birthday party). I also had lots of help with the cooking thanks to my little sous chef. 

I mean...making mini quiche is serious business. 

The kids woke up to fun Easter baskets on Sunday morning.

And then it was time to see what the Easter Bunny had brought. 

Ava came away with quite the haul. 

Rylan, on the other hand, was perfectly content with a few eggs filled with chocolate bunny grahams.

With Rylan down for a nap, we set up for brunch with Josh's parents and the Lockwoods.

The kids' table...

I couldn't resist buying these adorable bunny poppers.

And the adults' table...
The spread...

We had lots of brunch fare on hand, including three varieties of the mini quiche, mini chicken & waffles, and mimosas (duh).

After brunch, it was time for the cousin egg hunt. Each kid had a color, and it was a race to collect all 12 (props to Tori for the activity and for even color coordinating the contents). 

Checking out their goodies... 

We clearly had to test out the parachute toys from the upstairs patio.
Then it was time for some cascarones (the Shepherds are from San Antonio after all) and bunny poppers.

Rylan finally woke up and was ready to join the party.

The weather could not have been more perfect, and it was such a wonderful Easter Sunday.

It doesn't get much better than that.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Silly Snapchat Photos

I am not cool enough for Snapchat. However, my younger sisters are, and Ava had a little fun on Aunt RaRa's phone while we were in Austin for spring break...

I can't decide which one is my favorite. 

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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