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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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    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.

Crafting and Packing.

Our flight to DC leaves late tonight!  We are braving the red eye and hoping for at least a little sleep.  I feel pretty confident that Cullen will sleep through the whole flight, but I know I’ll feel a lot more relaxed once we’ve landed on the other side.

This trip sort of popped up at the last minute, since it’s a business trip for Casey (Cullen and I are just crashing the party).  I am so excited to go see our friends and our old favorite city!  But there has been a lot to do to get ready.  I’m certainly not one to complain about an awesome free trip, but the timing has been a little bit complicated.  I am a procrastinator by nature, but since we’ll be out of town I have been forced (for once) to plan in advance!

Someone is turning ONE next weekend…


I can’t actually talk about that yet.  He is still a baby for one more week!

Anyway, there won’t be much time in between our return and the beginning of birthday festivities (including my mom’s arrival!).  So I’ve been running around this week getting everything together for his party.  For someone with almost zero crafting skills, I have spent an absurd amount of time in crafting and party supply stores recently. 

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In fact, it has been SO long since I’ve done anything remotely crafty or creative, I even had to buy new glue.  Mine was dried and shriveled, and possibly left over from the fourth grade.

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I have also been doing a lot of BAKING.  I’m testing out some recipes for Cullen’s birthday cakes (plural), and I really want them to be good!

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There has been a LOT of sampling, and now I’m not so sure it was wise to have washed all my jeans this morning. 

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Last night was spent watching the debates and stuffing myself with cake, while cutting, gluing, and carefully measuring.  I am by no means going to be one of those amazing crafty mamas, so I’ve been pretty low-key about this birthday business.  I more focused on the friends and family coming to celebrate, and less worried about hiding all my pencil marks. 

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I finished up my projects last night, so today has been spent working, doing lots of laundry, and hopefully eventually – packing.  It’s kind of gloomy here in Seattle today, so Cullen and I are having a rare day at home.  We broke from playing catch and dancing to Caspar Babypants to have a mid-day lunch date.

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Eggs and toast with coconut spread for me – eggs, squash, and spaghetti noodles for Cullen.  He’s just recently started becoming very picky about his food.  Fifty percent of what I offer is picked up, and then immediately tossed onto the floor for no reason.  Like he will pick up one raspberry – throw it on the floor – and then pick up another raspberry and eat it.  What? 

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I thought the dogs hovering below might be the problem, so I started removing them during meal time. Hasn’t made a difference – half of my precious meals still wind up on the floor. Very frustrating.  He thinks it’s absolutely hilarious.

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After lunch and before nap, we snuck in a quick neighborhood walk with the pups.  We’re losing more and more of our evening light, so I’m trying to get them out more during the day.  Not easy to take all three out together, but I’m doing my best!


Sleeping in the friendly skies, and waking up on the east coast tomorrow.  Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie     at 7:57 am

I can’t believe Cullen turns one next week! Omg time flies! Have a great time on the East Coast, it is beautiful right now with all the changing leaves!


Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras     at 9:51 am

I can’t believe he’s going to be 1!!! It really feels like just a few months ago you were blogging about going to the hospital to have him!


alix     at 1:58 pm

Re: baby/toddler eating, I have to recommend the book Child of Mine by Ellyn Satter. It talks about how babies and kids learn to eat, and It’s really helped me relax about feeding my kiddo, who seems to live on air much of the time these days, and it demystifies a lot of these bizarro baby eating behaviours. Highly recommended!

Best of luck on your redeye, and happy almost-birthday to Cullen!


Whitney     at 7:08 am

What is up with the ads now?


Emily Malone Reply:

I had to move one of the ads up top due to some new specs with my publishing network. But other than the top placement, they should all still be the same! Hope it’s not annoying or intrusive, and if it IS, I hope you guys will let me know!


Patty     at 7:48 am

That picture of Cullen smiling is amazingly cute.


deva by definition     at 8:05 am

Oh my goodness I can’t believe he is almost one! I am not crafty with paper, but give me some yarn and knitting needles and I’m great.


Adrianne     at 6:36 am

My baby got super picky about food right around the same age…or maybe about a month earlier, I can’t remember. All I know is that she used to eat absolutely everything happily and now (at 13 months) she flat out refuses almost all vegetables (save for carrots and sweet potatoes), and would live off fruit and yogurt and cottage cheese if I let her. It’s so frustrating to prepare yummy, healthy food for her only to have her turn her nose up and throw it on the floor, but I figure she’ll eat if she’s hungry and as long as what she does eat is healthy, I’m not going to stress myself out about it too much. Haha, my husband might tell you a different story about my stressing:)


Heather     at 7:25 am

The jeans statement slayed me. Safe travels!


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