Man oh man, talk about long time no blog, right! I had every intention of blogging last week, and then I just got busy with the three day weekend which turned into a three day work week for me because family came into town on Friday for my baby  shower.

The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend

But I’m back, and hopefully I’ll be able to have a little bit of a schedule this week for blogging. Anyways, this weekend was definitely one for the books, not only because it was a long weekend, but also because it was my baby shower as well! So let’s get into some weekending with the always amazing Biana!

Friday

My baby shower was Saturday, and I was so excited that my family and friends were going to be there, but also because Chris’s family was coming in town for the shower as well! One of Chris’s brothers and his family arrived late Thursday night, along with his parents, so Chris and I took the day off from work to spend with them.

The guys wanted to spend some time golfing, and since a cold front had just pushed through, they woke up early Friday morning and went out for the day. The girls and kids hung out around the house a little bit before heading to a trampoline place where the kids got to bounce around for a little bit and get some of their energy out.

While it has been cooler lately, it still feels like summer here in Texas, which means that our neighborhood pools are still open. So later on that evening we all got our bathing suits on and went to the pool for the rest of the evening. Our neighborhood had just gotten a splash pad along with some slides as well, and they were finally open. Everybody, big kids (adults) and little kids alike loved going down those new slides! We ordered pizzas for dinner and had them delivered to the pool, and it was the perfect end to our day.

Saturday

Saturday was the day of the shower, and I have to admit that I was up early partially because I was so excited about it! The morning went by very fast and before we knew it, it was time to head to my friend’s house for the shower!

Literally everything about the shower couldn’t have been more perfect. My friends Sarah and Kayla did an outstanding job with all of the little details of the travel themed shower for my little girls, and I can’t thank them enough! They had hot air balloons and maps and adventure related everything and it was so incredibly precious! Even the food was all travel themed! They had mini quiches from France, meatballs from Italy, hummus and veggies from Greece, chips and salsa and guacamole from Mexico, and pot stickers from China. I loved absolutely everything about it!

The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend
The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend
The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend
The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend

The girls are seriously already so loved by everybody, and I was so blown away by everybody that came to the shower, and everything that we received. I’m already so excited for them to get here so we can put them in all of the cute clothes that they got, but also so we can use all of the fun things that we received as well. I can’t say thank you enough to everybody that came and everybody in our life that has supported us and continues to support us.

The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend
The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend
The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend
The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend

After the shower, we went back to the house and before we knew it, it was time to start getting dinner prepared. My sister came over to eat dinner with us, and we got some of the sides prepared and food prepped for the kids while Chris cooked the steaks in the sous vide and then seared them in the cast iron skillet. It had been forever since we had steaks, and these definitely didn’t disappoint!

After dinner, the kids played some more before heading to bed, and then the adults got to have some adult time and we played some Cards Against Humanity! Chris got the Bigger, Blacker Box, and it was fun to see some of the new cards that were included in this batch.

Sunday

Before we knew it, Sunday was here, and it was time for everybody to head back home. We spent some time hanging out that morning before everybody left around lunchtime. The rest of our Sunday was spent relaxing and getting some chores done around the house like laundry and picking up.

This weekend was the best weekend in a really long time, and if this is any indication of how September is going to be, then I know that it’s definitely going to be a lot better than August!

How was your weekend? Have you enjoyed some cooler and more fall like weather?

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A twin girls travel themed baby shower filled with lots of maps and hot air balloons and lots of adventure! Everything was so perfect!

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  • Cutest shower ever. I absolutely love all the details down to the food! Our neighborhood has a pool- but how fun is a splash pad going to be for the girls?!? Awesome weekend- you are glowing friend! Xo!

    • Thank you so much! My friends really did such a great job on the shower, and I still can’t believe how perfect it was! And the splash pad is so awesome! Everybody loved it, and I know that the girls will love it too!

  • What a cute theme and perfect for you guys! Also, love your dress – they need to start making cute, printed maxi dresses in non-maternity or I’m gonna have to go start shopping in that section!

    • It really was the most perfect theme for a shower, and I loved seeing all of the details that they had incorporated into the shower. And that dress is actually from Loft! Most of their maternity stuff is actually pretty similar to their normal line which I think is so awesome!

  • Your girl friends did a great job with the travel theme and all the cute details plus the country-themed food. Sounds like it was a huge success and even better than lots of family came into town to celebrate! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

    • I loved that I got to celebrate with so many different family members and friends last weekend at the shower. My girlfriends really did such a great job with all of the details of the shower and it couldn’t have been more perfect, plus I got to take home some of the decorations for the girls room!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    WOW! What an awesome shower and you looked absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE their names! Have the best week sweet mama!

    • Thank you so much! Chris and I had a hard time coming up with middle names, but I couldn’t be happier with what we ended up choosing!

  • Biana Perez

    I love their names!! i couldn’t think of a more perfect theme for a baby shower than the one you had!! So perfect! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • Thank you, and I totally thought so too! It couldn’t have been more perfect, and I love how everything just tied in together perfectly. Plus we got to take home some of the decorations to use in their nursery too!

  • Jen

    What a wonderfully perfect baby shower! I love all of the little details. So glad you enjoyed the weekend celebrating with family and friends! <3

    • Thank you! My friends really outdid themselves, and everything couldn’t have been more perfect! I’m going to remember the shower for forever, and I’m so thankful that my friends put everything together for us!

  • What a beautiful baby shower!! I love their names!! What a cute theme. Sounds like it was a super fun time.

    • Thank you! It was a wonderful weekend, and I know that I’m going to remember it for forever! My friends really outdid themselves, and everything couldn’t have turned out more perfect!

  • Nadine

    What a fun theme to the shower!!! I love all the little details and all the food sounds amazing. I remember after I got all the stuff home from my shower…I spent HOURS in the nursery looking at everything, taking tags off, washing clothes, putting things away. It was so much fun and often times as I sit on the floor and watch Zoe play in there I have flash backs of doing all that when I see the items around her room 🙂 I bet the same will happen for you!

    • Right now we still have a lot of our stuff from the shower sitting in our living room because we didn’t have all of the nursery items done, but I think next week we’re going to start moving things in the nursery, and I can’t wait! I know that I can’t wait to start finding a place for everything and get all the things organized. We also have quite a bit of clothes now, and I know that I need to get started on all the laundry too! It’s going to be so surreal to finally see everything fall into place!

  • Emily Dunham

    Your shower was too cute!!!!! What fun details and just so prefect for you! So glad you had a great weekend.

    • Thank you! My friends really outdid themselves with absolutely everything, and I loved every minute of the shower! All of the details were some of my favorite parts!

  • Rachel

    It looks like the shower was absolutely beautiful! Your friends did a wonderful job. And I love the theme! The food from so many different countries was such a great idea. So perfect for you! And, what beautiful names for your little girls! I love that they both have cute nicknames too 🙂 What a great weekend, Ashley! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

    • Thank you so much! My friends really outdid themselves with all of the details of the shower, and I loved every single minute of it! I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect shower! And Chris’s family is huge on nicknames, so we knew that we needed to make sure that we came up with nicknames for our girls, and I love them so much!

  • Aww Ashley, I love the names! What a fun baby shower with such a cute theme. I’m so glad your friends and family spoiled your little girls! 💜

    • Thank you so much! It was so hard to come up with middle names for our girls, but once we thought of those two, it just instantly fit for both of our girls. And seriously the shower weekend couldn’t have been more perfect, and I loved every minute of it!

  • Ashley Angle

    Such a cute theme! You look great!
    Ashley @ A Cute Angle // acutelifestyle.BlogSpot.com

  • This is the most adorable baby shower theme! Your friends did such a great job. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. P.S. Your baby bump is really cute! 🙂

    • Thank you so much! My friends really did pick the best theme, and I loved every minute and all the details of the shower. And it really was so much fun that weekend, and I loved having so much time with friends and family.

  • Oh I love the names and nicknames, too cute! What a perfect theme for your shower. This weather has been such a nice break from the extreme heat and glad you go to spend some quality family time in it!

    • Thank you! We’ve been thinking about names for a while when we found out we were having twins, and I feel like we fall more in love with them all the time. And oh my goodness the cooler weather felt so nice, I just wish that it had stuck around a little bit longer!

  • What an amazing shower- I love the travel theme! Your dress is so pretty, you look gorgeous!

    • Thank you so much! My friends really outdid themselves with the theme and all the details, and I loved everything so much! And I actually bought all of my maternity clothes from Loft, and I’m so happy with all of them! They were so cute, plus I got them on sale too!

  • What a beautiful shower! Love the decor!

  • Christina Sotherden

    Adorable! I love the decor, the colors – everything! Their names are so cute!

    PS – I wore that dress to work today – it’s seriously one of my favorites!

    • Thank you! My friends really outdid themselves with the shower, and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day especially with all the details. And Loft seriously had the best maternity clothes! I could have bought so many of them!

  • I’m blown away by this baby shower! It’s so creative and personalised 🙂 I can see why you had such a great time!!

    • My friends really outdid themselves, and I loved every single minute of the shower and all the details too! It was such a blast and a fun day!

  • I don’t know if you announced the names before and I missed it or if this is the first time, but I love them 🙂 (and I have to ask if this is in any way a Grey’s thing or did my brain just go there because I’ve been watching it?). Also, I LOVE the theme! So cute and so perfect for you guys! 🙂

    • Don’t worry you didn’t miss the announcement on their names! And it was totally not intentional to have them both be Grey’s names, but my sister said the exact same thing when we told her the names. And the theme seriously was so perfect, and I can’t thank my friends enough for throwing the shower for me and the girls!

  • Aw I love the names! I can’t believe how quickly time is flying!

  • That is the cutest baby shower!! Love the travel theme – so apt! 😉 You’re glowing!! Can’t believe they’re almost here!!

    • I know! I can’t believe it either, and that they’ll be here before too much longer! And the theme really was perfect too! My friends knocked it out of the park!

  • Your shower theme was so cute, what a special day for you! And, did we get a little peek at the girls’ names?! Love. 🙂

    • Yes you did get a peak at the girls names! They’re going to be Addison Paige and Isabelle Marie! And that whole weekend couldn’t have been more perfect, and I loved every minute of it!

  • Your baby shower looked so fun! Love the names! So adorable!

    • Thank you! My friends really outdid themselves with everything for the shower, and it couldn’t have been more perfect!

  • Yay! The shower looks like so much fun! What an adorable theme. I love the names you have, they’re beautiful. And you picked ones with good abbreviations, so sensible! Really glad you enjoyed the shower and family time, and I hope you enjoyed some decent cake leftovers.

    • Thank you! The shower really was so perfect, and my friends totally outdid themselves with everything the shower, and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! And Chris’s family is huge into nicknames, so we knew that we needed to make sure that we had some cute nicknames ready for when everybody decides to start shortening their names.

  • Awwww, not only do I love the theme of your shower but I also love the names!! One of my students this year is Izzy, and she’s a sweet, special soul. I know the twins will be too!! I also love that framed picture of the cathedral ceiling in the background – did you take that picture?? The framing is AWESOME!

    • Thank you! My friends did such an amazing job with absolutely everything, and I loved every minute of it! I love the names too! It didn’t take us long to figure out their names and I could’t imagine our girls being named anything else! And my friend’s husband took that picture when they were in Spain! It’s so incredible!

  • Oh my gosh, how adorable! They really did an amazing job with all the details. I love the names. Did you have those names in mind prior to getting pregnant? Has it finally set in that you’re having twins?? I bet having the showers and names now makes everything feel surreal. So exciting!