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This mama. It’s hard to put into words the amount of love and respect that I have for her. She is loving, giving, gracious and graceful. She is patient, hard-working, and compassionate. She could write a book on hospitality and tender-loving care. She points her whole family to Christ. She put up with my sass and strong will as I grew up and she puts up with my incessant phone calls, now... it’s hard not to ask advice from a woman who mama’d so well. I hope and pray that I can be half of the mama that my own is. ❤️
It’s been one year since I first held you in my arms and looked into your perfect eyes. One year since the love in my heart multiplied and my days got even brighter. My Bright girl, you have added SO much to our little family. So much joy, laughter, spunk, sass, sweetness, learning and growing. You are a treasure and a blessing beyond measure. We thank God for you every day and can not wait to see what this next year brings ❤️😍
My sweet boy brought me this “flower”, today and my heart was melted... then he promptly told me how much it cost and to pay up... so I think we’ve got a little salesman on our hands 😍😂. . . . . . . #momlife #adventuretime #babyboy #dandelionchild #denvercolorado #mountainmama #exploreeverywhere #exploredenver #littleexplorer #adventureblog #momblog #travelblog #staywildmychild #motherblogger #traveltips #travelhacks #wildatheart #milehighmamas #carryonmama #baitandswitch #salesman
This little crazy has recently decided that he has zero fears... like none. And just in time for warm weather 👏🏼😳😅. When I used to envision being a mom I always hoped I would have wild boys. I got my wish a million times over with this one☝🏼. Wouldn’t have it any other way 💙😍 . . . . . . #babyboy #aslongasimliving #momlife #adventuretime #exploreeverywhere #chroniclesofmontykent #nevergrowup #exploretheworld #exploredenver #adventureawaits #travelblogger #traveltheworld #getoutside #momblog #motherblogger #travelhacks #tipsandtricks #boymom #staywildmychild #motherhoodunplugged #motheroftwo #motherhoodmoments
This photo of my little son saying a big goodbye to his daddy tells such an important story. The story of a military child and the sacrifice and bravery that they face. April is The Month of the Military Child. Military children are strong and brave and resilient. Military children are born into the service. They take on responsibilities of their parent’s work by repeatedly uprooting and regularly being left behind. They are quick to put down roots and bloom wherever they are planted. Military children are compassionate and like to make others feel welcome and comfortable because they know the discomfort and fear of being an outsider. They say goodbye to their parent(s) more in their childhood than some people will in their whole lives and often without knowing or understanding where they are going or when they are coming back. They inspire and motivate and encourage their parents when work, deployments, change, and separations feel too hard and too heavy. Military children are lionhearted, determined and unyielding and I am so thankful for them. For my own, for my many military nieces and nephews and for all who I have known... thank you for your service!
Happy Easter from this sweet boy. B girl has a nasty eye infection so she’s not pictured. But we are still celebrating! He is Risen. Forever thankful ➕


The Carry On Family

Our Story

**Don’t mind our incredibly grumpy 3yo

Eric and I were introduced by my brother and sister-in-law in 2009. We saw each other at least once a week for dinners with friends, for almost 3 years. During that time we became close friends. We loved goofing off together, getting outdoors and having intellectual “talks” (debates)… we even talked each other through breakups.

When Eric was relocated for his job he decided he wasn’t ok with me not being a part of his life. He called me, daily and steadily worked his way out of the “Friend Zone” with his irresistible charm, humor and devilish good looks.

Having the foundation of a close friendship meant that we knew pretty quickly that it was game over and we got married in 2013. The. Perfect. Day.

I joined Eric in beautiful Charleston, SC and we lived and loved the beach life, there for two years. At the end of those two years we welcome our beautiful, wonderful, perfect, all-American Montgomery. Monty. And he lit up our world.

We moved to Memphis, TN and learned the ins and outs of parenthood and home-ownership. For two years we got our fill of deep southern hospitality, rich history, incredible BBQ/soul food and shocking humidity.

In late 2017 we moved to Denver, CO. Ahh Denver. This will be our long-term home and we are not mad about it! In spring 2018 we welcomed our precious Brighton. Bright. And she truly made everything brighter. And we have not stopped adventuring and exploring ever since she joined us. We are so excited to share it all with you, here!

When I married a military man I knew that there would be moves but I had NO IDEA how much traveling there would be!

Together Eric and I have been to

•The Bahamas

  • Mexico
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Key West, FL
  • Jacksonville FL
  • Biloxi MS
  • Olive Branch, MS
  • Ashville, NC
  • Ocean Isle, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Spokane, WA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Columbus, OH
  • Jackson, MS
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Coeur d’Alene, ID
  • Boise, ID
  • Murray, KY
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Savannah, GA
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Fairbanks, AK
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul

In Monty’s almost 4 years he has been on over 30 plane trips and over 40 road trips. Brighton has been a Rocky Mountain explorer since her second week of life! We are so excited to continue learning about travel, adding to our list and sharing it all with y’all along the way!

“We were together… I forget the rest.” – Walt Whitman

– The Carry On Family

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