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    Emily Malone

    culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.

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    Looking forward to chatting with you!


    What’s Cooking?

    Personal Bests

    5K - 23:28

    10K - 52:35

    15K - 1:38:14

    1/2 Marathon - 1:57:39

    Marathon - 3:50:58

    A Look Back.

Beach Bums.

There is no better way to start the day than with a fun happy baby who wants to play!

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I started my morning off with a much needed RUN!  I was so excited to be able to run on the beach again after enjoying it so much when we were in Topsail. 

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But we discovered pretty quickly that running in Hilton Head in June is very different from running in North Carolina in May.  The heat was SO intense!  We ended up covering 5 very hot and sweaty miles, and at the end I was so overheated that I took my shirt off and jumped into the water for a cool down. 

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After our run, we headed back to the house for breakfast and lazy morning hangout time.  We took our time going to the beach because we knew the sun was so hot that we could only last a few hours. 

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Even though it was insanely hot, it was glorious!  I am SO happy that we were able to make it down here for a short, but sweet trip.  100% worth it to hang out with family in my favorite environment – the BEACH! 

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I spent my entire afternoon playing at the beach.  I did my best to lay on my stomach so that I wouldn’t get any more sun on my front side.  We spent all day just lounging around, and eventually I went for a long beach walk with Haley.  Since it was the last day out in the sun, everyone wanted to take advantage of it and stay out as long as possible.  Including this little guy…

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Babies are so much FUN at the beach!  I have always said that I will not let my blog become a baby blog once I have one of my own, but now I’m not sure!  :)

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We also discovered today that Casey is a total natural with babies.  Jackson was totally content to curl up and sleep on his chest for over an hour – so precious. 

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We headed in around 4:30 because we had all had enough sun, and we needed to shower and get ready for a family picture session.

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Casey and his new BFF.

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Have I even shown you guys the beach house yet?  I have been so distracted by all this family fun that I haven’t been a very good blogger – my apologies!  Here is the main area of the house – the layout is actually very similar to the house we had in Topsail.  One big living room/dining room/kitchen combo, with four bedrooms in the corners. 

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And the outside of the house – with a nice big porch for reading and blogging.  The internet only works on the porch, so I am sitting out there now!  :) 

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This evening, as the sun was getting ready to set, we headed back to the beach for cheesy family portrait time.  We even had the matching white and khaki color scheme going!  But as much as it is cheesy, the pictures are beautiful and we all had a lot of fun doing it.  First up – the entire Vondersaar family clan – one big beautiful family, represent
ing four generations! 

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You know these two – we are representing for the Malone side of the family here in Hilton Head.  We are missing the rest of the Malones and sending our love!

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Can you tell it was a little bit windy? 

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The cousins…

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Me and Haley…

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All the girls!  When I read the email that we needed to bring khaki and white for pictures, for some reason I just assumed we had to do shorts and tops.  I was totally bummed when I realized that I was the only one who brought dorky shorts and the other girls had cute white dresses and tops!

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Boy picture – such a good looking family!

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Aunt Toby and Uncle Kevin – I am so grateful that they have let us crash their family vacation two years in a row!  THANK YOU!

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But I think we all know who wins the cutest family member award.

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Since there was no one to take a big group photo, when we got back we did a self-timer shot of the whole family together.

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And please notice who stole the baby and snuggled him on her lap.  :)

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Now we are watching Robin Hood: Men in Tights and pretending like our short vacation isn’t coming to an end so quickly.  Haley just gave me the most amazing back massage ever – it reminded me that I really need to use my massage gift certificate! 

Tomorrow we’ll be hitting the road back to Charlotte in the afternoon, and heading to Diana and Dan’s housewarming party in the evening – fun fun! 

Going to go soak up the last few hours with family that I can.  Happy weekend! 

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Kate     at 10:51 pm

That is one fantastic swimsuit!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Thanks – Victoria’s Secret!


Chelsey     at 11:00 pm

It looks like you had so much fun!!! I like your khaki shorts and white shirt :) Wear it proud sister!


LB     at 11:13 pm

Emily, you and Casey need a baby! And your outfit didn’t stand out whatsoever. It was super cute!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Thank you! I will do my best. :)


Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt     at 11:17 pm

You looked great in the shorts. You didn’t stand out at all.

Have to say though…the baby is the scene stealer.


Emilyeatsclean     at 11:24 pm

Looks like a fun trip!!! Cute family pics! :)


Emily     at 11:56 pm

…funny, I was just going to ask you where you got your cute khaki shorts. :) I really like them, and thought you looked great in the pictures!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

haha thanks! they are from old navy! :)


adriana     at 12:55 am

uh-oh! someone has the baby bug… lol


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

big time!


Amber K     at 1:26 am

I have the baby bug like CRAZY, I just wish it wasn’t taking so long.

But luckily, I have a niece and a nephew that are 9 months old and I can snuggle them whenever I want. In fact, one of them is in my house right now!


Kath     at 6:21 am

Oh what fun!

Love the baby. And I have always been fond of khaki and white photos!!


MA*     at 6:29 am

I definitely just goo goo ga ga’ed at my phone for about ten minutes. So precious! How many times did family members ask when you and case are going to have one of your own? :)

Haley you look amazing!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Haha plenty of times. Haley IS amazing! :)


Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)     at 7:45 am

Looks like a great time! I miss the beach. We used to go every year when I was a kid. I also stayed with my grandparents for the whole summer a few years at their place at Atlantic Beach. I am hoping to make a quick trip too some time this summer! I need to take my boys! Have a safe trip home!


Cassie @ Tasteful Tales     at 8:41 am

What gorgeous family photos!!! Ugh you are making me want to drive to the beach right now!!!! and that baby is precious!


adrienmelaine     at 10:36 am

I love the family photos! You guys look great on that beach, perfect weather for a photo sesh- not too mention you have been working on an awesome tan to boot!

**How do I get you in my google reader? I seem to miss everything you post?


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

I know! The old feed isn’t working. :( Add this address to your Google Reader:



betsy     at 8:57 pm

love the pics @ the beach, girrrrrrrrrrrl, you are looking ripped! =)
ah the baby bloggers…hmmmmm, well, I started out as a fitness blog, morphed into a pregnancy blog, wore my hat proudly as a “mommy-blogger” & then had my 2nd kid & hung up my blogging hat, & now back to reading fitness blogs. circle of blog-life, eh?


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

that is awesome! i love the blogging circle. :)


Katie     at 12:02 pm

The beach, family, fun… it all looks so amazing! I have the same swimsuit in yellow. Everyone always sings the Yellow Polka Dot Bikini song. I thought you had stopped posting because I wasn’t getting any on Reader but 10 just popped up at once! I saw above you said to change the URL, oops must have missed that.


Katie Reply:

wow also they were in backwards order when they showed up… I just realized as I read through.


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

i know! so strange! sorry :)


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

FINALLY got my Google Reader bug fixed! Welcome back! :)


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