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Operation @toystory 4 Movie surprise was a success! And despite our predictions of how many times we’d have to run out of the theater with kiddos... everyone sat through the whole movie! 🎉👏🏼🙌🏼 . . . . . . #toystory4 #toystory #disneypixar #disneykids #buzzandwoody #amctheaters #chroniclesofmontykent #denvercolorado #mountainmama #milehighmama #travelblogger #motherblogger #momblog
Happy Birthday ‘Merica! Thankful for each of these firecrackers, for our Country and for all the men and women serving it. ❤️🇺🇸🎉
This sweet daddy is constantly blowing me away with his love for and dedication to his kiddos. Happy Father’s Day @emaertens! We love you so much! Thanks for lighting up our lives ❤️😘
Today was the perfect day to visit Estes Park! It is one of my favorite places in CO because it is absolutely stunning and there is SO much for children and families to do! These crazies had a blast eating lunch by the river, playing at the park and getting homemade ice cream 🙌🏼🍦. . . . . . . #milehighmamas #milehighcity #denvercolorado #estesparkcolorado #estespark #carryonmama #thecarryonmama #mountainmama #mountainbabies #adventuretime #adventure #exploreyourcity #exploreyourstate #explorecolorado #icecreamlove #littleexplorers #adventureblog #travelblog #momblog #motherblogger #cousintime #cjla #cjlagirls
Things have been pretty crazy around here, recently! We’re giving #fullerhouse a run for their money with two mamas, 5 kids, 3 babies, a dog and a cat under one roof. I wouldn’t change it, though and having my sister here has been such a blessing and so much fun! We are trying to come up with creative ways to get out of the house with all these littles! We’ve had success a couple of times but... woof! It’s like sweeping water into a pile😂😂😂. What are your tips and tricks for outings with a large group of kiddos? . . . . . . . #carryonmama #thecarryonmama #motherblogger #denvercolorado #denvermama #mountainmamas #exploredenver #explore #adventure #adventureblog #exploreyourcity #exploredenver #motherblogger #momblog #deploymentsucks #milspouseblogger #milspouselife
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. ❤️
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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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