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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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    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.

Labor Day Love.

What a wonderful holiday weekend!  We have been going non-stop for a few days, and it feels good to finally sit down and look through our photos.  Casey’s parents are here visiting with us for a week, and Cullen has been loving all the extra attention.

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They arrived on Saturday afternoon, and we had a low key afternoon just showing them around, playing at the park, and hitting the swings. 

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Baby in a baseball cap.  It kills me.

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Sunday was another day of hiking!  Casey really wanted to show his parents the mountains outside of Seattle.  We considered trying a new hike, but ultimately decided to repeat the hike to Mason Lake that we did a few weeks ago.  Cullen snoozed for a while on the way UP.

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This is a pretty difficult hike, and I was really dragging on the way up.  Makes me realize that I am way too out of shape!  The views at the top were more than worth the climb though – the lake is just breathtaking.

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As we started up our 2500 foot climb, Casey’s mom mentioned that she’s scared of heights.  OOPS!  She was a trooper, and I think once she got to the top she was glad she stuck with it.

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After some energy bites and PB&J sandwiches, we started the long descent doooooown.

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Cullen was a good sport.  Got a little cranky on the way down, but it was a big adventure for such a little guy.  A million thanks to Casey for carrying an extra 30 pounds on his back for 7 long miles.

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It was another fun hike, and I’m glad Tina and Eddie were able to see some of the gorgeous scenery that surrounds Seattle.  We are doing our best to entice them into moving here!

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Monday was another day out and about.  This time our adventures were a bit less active – a Mariners game!

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We took Cullen to one previous game early in the season, and he was really scared of the noise – screaming every time the crowd cheered.  Now that he’s a few months older, the crowd didn’t seem to bother him at all.  He had fun people watching and squirming around in our laps.

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But unfortunately, the game also coincided with nap time. 

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He started off pretty grumpy, and I spent most of the first half of the game walking around with him and settling him to sleep.  I rarely wear the Ergo these days except for things like this, and I’m happy to say it still does the trick!  It took a few extra bounces and kisses, but he eventually settled to sleep.

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Inside the Ergo… :)


After a short snooze, he woke up all smiles.

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Somehow between watching the game and trying to settle Cullen to sleep, I missed my window for a veggie dog.  Can’t believe I didn’t get one!  But it was still a great game – the Mariners won!

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Back at home I insisted on a family photo shoot since we have grandparents in town.  Casey showed off his tricks that terrify me.

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Three generations of Malone boys.  Such a good looking bunch – Cullen is lucky to inherit fabulous Malone hair.

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I love watching Cullen with Mimi and Grandpa.  He loves them so much.  Not to mention, it’s really nice to have extra hands in the house!

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A really great weekend with a family that I love so much.  I was so busy running around and capturing family pictures, I didn’t take a single picture of what we ate – oops.  You didn’t miss much.  Lots of takeout and Flying Apron cookies – yum.

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And now since I have extra helpers in the house, I’m off to do something I haven’t done in way too long – go for a much needed RUN!  Planning to talk more about that tomorrow.  Hope you had a great weekend too!

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Jackie     at 6:10 am

Cullen is the absolute cutest baby I’ve ever seen. Not going to lie (and sorry if this sounds totally creepy haha) but seeing him and how much fun y’all have as a family has started to push me to maybe want kids in the future (way, way future!). I know he’s a handful, but he is one of the most precious baby boys I’ve ever seen. Thank you for sharing that part of your life with the blog world. :)


Emily Malone Reply:

You are most welcome! Thanks for reading. :)


Amanda     at 7:40 am

Love these posts! I’m trying to talk my Husband into moving to Seattle after he gets out of the Navy and this just makes me want to move there even more! Love the scenery and temps out there!


Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy     at 8:26 am

Cullen does have good hair! So cute :)!


Bethany @ Accidental Intentions     at 9:12 am

Oh my gosh, that itty bitty beyond precious Mariners jacket! I love it.


Alex @ Raw Recovery     at 10:00 am

Sounds like a fun weekend! I’m glad you are still able to get some hiking in and I love Cullen in the baseball cap, that’s so cute. He’s so photogenic!


Lara     at 11:25 am

I love reading your summer activity posts because it gets me pumped for all the things we can hopefully do with G next year! I am so anxious to get out and do fun stuff as a family!


Emily Malone Reply:

Baby’s first (real) summer is WAY too much fun!


R     at 3:51 pm

You have such an adorable son! I just wanted to let you know ever since you posted the date balls we have been making them non-stop! We love them, I have a 12yr old son and 13 yr old daughter, so we eat alot in this house. Buying energy bars, esp. healthy ones, was getting too expensive. Now we only make those!!! Thank you for such great recipes. I have not tried one yet we didn’t love!!! Keep up the awesome work!


lisa     at 7:23 pm

Cullen is so adorable! It’s great how active your family is and that you find healthy ways to spend time together.


Leah     at 7:17 am

Question for you, Emily: Do you find the Canon strap cuts in? I got my Canon a few years back and I have not purchased a new strap as of yet. Each time we take it on a trip or excursion it’s very uncomfortable. And yet…it’s been more than 2 years dealing with it. Someday I’ll get a new strap!


Gabrielle     at 7:18 pm

My favorite pictures you’ve posted. I think you look so pretty with your hair loose and natural, and Cullen is really coming into himself. Such a little personality visible in these candid shots. Gorgeous long eyelashes on that little boy too. Love the shot of Casey doing his trick!

I have a picture of my good friend’s husband tossing their (at the time) six month old way into the air! Happy to say she’s 13 now and doing fine. :)


Meagan     at 9:01 pm

FLYING apron cookies are great! What’s your favorite? Mine is the chocolate peanut butter !!


Angela     at 12:24 pm

Looks like a great weekend! What amazing views from your hike!


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