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Once, in Breckenridge

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I’m going to admit something I’m weirdly embarrassed about. I got altitude sickness. Me. The girl who lived in Colorado for 3 years, who raced to the top of a 14er with three boys huffing and puffing in her wake.  The girl who works out six days a week, has run marathons and squats in her garage. The girl who chases after a 14 month old boy all day long.

I got altitude sickness. We were at about 10,500 feet above sea level, so it wasn’t total unexpected for the girl who (also) lives at 14 feet above sea level, but still. The headache was non-stop… until we ventured down to Breckenridge. Then it was gone. Like magic. And I was sleepy, dude. I was tired and I had a headache. But I read BJ Novak’s book (love it). And I watched Catching Fire. And I snuggled two handsome boys for a really long time. And that’s why our time in the beautiful borrowed cabin in Fairplay, and our time running around Breck, was absolutely incredible.

And there you have it. Next week: Denver Zoo + Boulder. Get pumped.

xoxo Mallory

Side note: That first picture of Jon and Harry is my favorite. Like, maybe ever.

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Eldorado Springs Hike

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Photo dump alert. Get ready for all sorts of pictures from our Colorado vacation. First on the list? An Eldorado Springs hike. Jon, Harry, and I joined my sister, my college roommate and her baby girl, Charlie. It was beautiful. Man, it made me miss those mountains though.

The hike was pretty flat, nice and easy for us flat-landers, but the views. Oh man. The views were unbelievable. I mean, you saw the pictures. Just imagine that times about a hundred.

Tune in tomorrow for scenes from our trip to Breckenridge and Fairplay, because you better believe I’m stretching this photo dump out. If you don’t care about our vacation… tune in sometime next week. Maybe I’ll be done with my love letter to Colorado by then.

xoxo Mallory

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We Snuck Away

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To Colorado. It was amazing and wonderful and cold and warm and beautiful and relaxing and fun. I’ll be back later this week with even more photos, but look how much this kid loved the mountains. Breaks my heart in the best, best way.

xoxo Mallory

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Harry Does Football

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Now he’s constantly shouting combinations of numbers and colors (“Blue, 42”) and talking about his multimillion endorsement deal. I didn’t even think he knew what a Bronco was.

xoxo Mallory

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Happy Valentine’s Day


Happy Valentine’s Day you guys! We’re going to shut down computers and make some delicious food tonight (including sticky toffee pudding, YES) and I’m sure we’re going to watch Valentine’s Day, because Jessica Biel is in it. So it’s a no brainer. What are you guys up to tonight? Any romantic evening plans? Do they involve Jess?

From our little lumberjack to you… wood you be?

xoxo Mallory

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More Things I Don’t Want to Forget, Again

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+ The  double o sound you make. “Spoon.” “Boob.” You don’t open your mouth.

+ How high your voice can go when Calvin walks into the room. “Kitty!”

+ This stage of stranger danger. You’re fine as long as you’re not the center of attention. But if you are, you lose every last one of your marbles.

+ Your teary eyed passport picture.

+ The fake laugh you do to make us belly laugh.

+ How confused you were last night when you were looking for my belly button – on my back.

+ The way you run away, nude, as soon as I get your diaper off of you.

+ Beans. They’re your favorite food. It’s all you would eat, if you could choose.

+ And peanut butter. You and Mama like to share a spoon full of peanut butter from time to time.

+ How stinking stubborn you are. Seriously kid, you are stubborn. You’ll cry for days if you aren’t getting what you want. And boy do you know what you want.

+ The really wet, slobbery kisses you blow.

+ How you walk around the house with the wrapping paper, making noises into the tube.

+ They way you put your head on my stomach when I’m laying on the ground with you. It’s the sweetest.

+ “Dat-ch” means “watch.”

+ How adamant you are about not weaning. In fact, you’re going in the opposite direction.

+ Your big, round belly and how it sticks out in front of you all the time. And your sweet little walk because of that big thing.

+ The way you run from me when we get to the end of “Yawn” because you know the buzzy bee is coming to tickle you.

+ The smile you give me when you think something is cooler than words. It’s giant.

xoxo Mama

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Saturday Mornings

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Saturday mornings might just be my favorite holiday. We wake up before the crack of dawn, thanks to our little alarm clock, and lounge in bed until the sun peeks above the horizon. After that, we all put on our running shoes and head over to the sleepy little town over the bridge from here (Ocean Springs, Mississippi). Harry bundles up in the stroller while Jon and I run a quick 5K over the Gulf of Mexico while taking in the sunrise and water views from our bridge. It’s a perfect time to talk about everything that doesn’t fall into the work category (which, unfortunately dictates a lot of our conversations lately). After our run we grab eggs and whatever veggies look good at the teeniest farmer’s market you’ve ever seen and walk over to our favorite pastry shop where we always get a spinach croissant or two.

What’s your typical Saturday morning look like?

xoxo, Mallory

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A Teepee Party

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It’s February and instead of focusing on how the heck that happened, I’m going to go back to Harry’s first birthday. Papa was still deployed when Harry turned the big OH-ONE, so we held off until he was home to have Harry’s party. Which was all based around his birthday present. Which was a teepee.


I think I had this present planned out before Harry was even a twinkle in my eye, but I’m so glad I got to go forward with it. I knew the kid would love his own little fort, and who are we kidding, I wanted one too. Which is why it lives in the corner of my living room. Also why it’s eight feet tall. I’ll work on a DIY if there is interest in hearing how I did it (with help from my husband… via FaceTime, because as I mentioned, he was deployed).

His birthday was great. I fed him two blueberry muffins for lunch, complete with a birthday candle, and he proceeded to jump off the walls and skip his afternoon nap. Harry and sugar do not play well. Even though we missed Papa like crazy, it was a really, really special day. And I was super emotional, of course.

But the party. We waited for Papa to be there and we built ourselves a little party around that big teepee in the corner. We had mini teepees on the table, giant leather-clad balloons, and all sorts of food I would expect a little boy would like to eat in a teepee – including hot dogs, baked beans, and s’mores cupcakes.

Harry had a few little friends over, we had some of nearest and dearest – including Nona, Uncle Justin, Aunt Veronica, and Aunt Jillian – and we celebrated one Harry year. It was fantastic. And now for the photographic evidence (Thanks Aunt Veronica for most of these!).

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Happy Birthday Harry. We love you buddy.

xoxo Mallory

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