Friday, July 11, 2014

My, Oh, My! How much I've grown!

It's hard to believe that our baby girl will be here in a few short weeks. We are so excited, and can't wait to meet her! I was looking through my bump progression photos and's crazy to see how big I've gotten! 

With the all the Grandparents(sans Papa Frank)
27 weeks

Here's little old me a few months before we found out we were expecting. I will have this body again, I just have to keep reminding myself “nine months up, nine months down”, yo puedo hacerlo!

See you next time!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Maternity Photos (26weeks)

    On April 27th we took a little trip out to the beautiful Brenham, TX with some friends! Brenham is located just a couple hours east of Austin, and is known for its wildflowers.  We didn't see as many as I had expected, but it was still lovely! The weather was great.

    First, we stopped by the Chappell Hill Lavender Farm


Photos courtesy of my sweet friends Mandy (at Nestled in Nostalgia) & Taylor (at Nothing but a Pigeon)

    Then, we stopped by the Antique Rose Emporium. Such a gorgeous magical place!Mandy and her FiancĂ© James will tie the knot here (so excited for them!). Here are some photos I took with my Canon Rebel T3i.
Photo by my lovely husband, Gabriel
 Photo by Mandy

 If you're ever in Brenham be sure to check these places out! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

We're growing!


Our little Lily Rose is doing great! She's growing so much!  It's so neat to see her developing facial features. The eyes, nose, and lips-and the lil' cupid's bow-are ALL MOM. I have a feeling she's going to be a little mini-me :)
Lily Rose at 23 weeks

 (Here's a little description of what's going on in the above picture, in case it's hard to tell)


Latest Bump Pic

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Hamilton Family

The Hamilton Family

These were done about a year and half ago, on Labor Day. I had so much fun taking pictures of these three! I definitely need more practice (notice I cut-off the tops of their heads, didnt get the picture at right time/right angle, etc. lol). But not too shabby for it being my first go'round, if I say so myself!

Little Howie is now almost 2 now! They grow up so fast.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Here She Is!

Hola! It's been a while, I've been really busy lately, preparing to become a first-time mommy.  I'm so excited!  I cant wait to meet our little girl. I know shes going to change our lives and we're going to have so much fun raising her!

Here she is at 11 weeks 

And here I am at 16 weeks

I'm now about 22 weeks along. So far I've gained about 20 lbs., not too bad since - at this point - I've come to a plateau. I've noticed it the most in my tummy, thighs, and boobs (OMG my boobs! Those puppies jumped up 3 cup sizes in just a few short months, I never thought they could get so big!). Yikes. I'm currently doing Prenatal Yoga, and I'm looking forward to getting out more in the evenings to go walking, now that the weather is getting warmer. I have another sonogram next scheduled for next week, I can't wait to see how much she has grown - hopefully she will give us some good pictures so I can show her off again. I'll also be posting another bump pic soon so stay tuned!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Girl look at that body, Ah...I work out!

A very close friend of mine is looking for some motivated people who want get in shape and transform their lives! If you're needing a new workout regimen, then check this out! I’ve personally witnessed the awesomeness that is Camp Gladiator, it’s a great work out and it really kicks your bootay (in a good way)!!! Here's a little bit about the program, from the trainer herself, Dominique:
After having my baby (via c-section) I searched high and low for a training program that would work for my complete lack of muscles. Even though I had an athletic background I was very nervous about starting a training program on my own but I could not afford a personal trainer. I did a boatload of research and came across some info for Cap Gladiator. I watched some of the videos on their website and decided that this was the best program for me. I needed something that would be practical for a post-partum momma, and at the same time something that would gradually increase in intensity when I finally got myself together. I found that Camp Gladiator had all of that!
What I found when I showed up to my first camp: Everyone greeted me! No one yelled at me! I took breaks where I needed and got encouragement not just from the trainers, but from the other campers. Every single person at that camp wanted me to succeed! And every single person cheered me on, I think that is a huge factor in my success. 
Long story short: I lost nearly 50 lbs, and gained a whole new life. Maybe you aren't looking for a new life, maybe just a new dress size, or some new thighs...we have something for everyone! For me, Camp Gladiator changed everything. I went from doubting myself (understatement of the year) to a Certified Trainer! I picked up a new career! I feel in love on day one and have never looked back. 
I am inviting all Once Upon An Austinite readers to try out Camp Gladiator for FREE!!! I am so passionate about my belief that ANYONE can become fit and healthy that I am giving away free classes! Each class is 1 hour long, what we refer to as "60 minutes of amazing." 100+ locations across Austin that each camper has access to!!! Can't beat it! 
Details: Central Austin classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays in the heart of 78704!!! All trendy and everythang. Email me at if you are even remotely interested in getting moving. 
Dominique Hamilton or Trainer Dominique 

Here is a Before and After picture of Dominique. You go girl!!! I am sooooo proud of this woman and the example she’s setting, for not only her campers, but her family and friends.