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The other night we got to take a ride on the Polar Express! SUCH a fun experience. On the way to our Mountain train ride we asked Monty what he was going to ask Santa for, for Christmas. His response? (I kid you not) “Affection” 😳😳. What in the world? Eric and I were dying. It was clear he didn’t know what he was saying but thankfully when his time came to talk to Santa he had lots to say but requesting affection was not one of them 😂. So, so fun to do the @georgetownlooprailroad this Christmas! 100% recommend! ❤️
Absolutely in love with this “Names of Jesus” advent calendar 😍. The Word. I AM. Son of God. Redeemer. And today’s is Light of the world ❤️❤️❤️. Love the daily reminder of what our Christmas celebrations are all about!
Thankful ❤️
Monty made his first ever snowman and he had so much fun. He’s so proud and I love it 😍❤️
Husband: “why are we doing this?” Wife: “please don’t make it a big thing. It will only take a second” Husband: “there is gallon of sweat literally pouring down my leg, right now” Wife: “we will go get in the water as soon as we take this picture” Husband: “there.” Wife: “no, please put some effort into it. Like a decent angle” Husband: sighs “is this the whole reason we walked like a mile over here?” Wife: “you don’t need to have an attitude- we need some pictures. Did you get the shot?” Husband: “yes, like 500” Wife: “let me see- yeah... actually can we get a different angle than this?” Husband: “😳💀” . . - “The 5th day of Vacation”, A short story by Isabel Maertens. Unrelated, though... Thanks for always humoring me @emaertens 😜😂
This little lovey was mine as a baby. I LOVED that bunny and it shows. It’s totally out of beads and has many holes. My mama found it in storage during our move and seeing my sweet girl loving on it is so special and so sweet❤️😍. Absolutely love these precious moments in mamahood 🥰😍❤️ . . . . . #carryonmama #lovey #motherhood #motherhoodinspired #momblog #babygirl #motherblogger #denvercolorado #denvermama #mountainmama #milehighmamas


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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