Tuesday, June 28, 2011

typical tuesday: Mallory Kerwin

Hey all! Today's typical tuesday is from my old, dear friend Mallory. She and I were basically joined at the hip in high school. Pretty awesome. She now is a working, single mom to the beautiful little Elizabeth, and lives in UT. Mallory also just ran her first 1/2 marathon (go you!), she's awesome.
Welp, enough from me, here she is:
Well hellooo ladies and gentlemen! But mostly ladies... :) Isn't Rachel the best?!

I'm Mallory! I've got a really cute little 8 month old named Elizabeth Grace. We're two peas in a pod, her and I. Like....UNICORNS AND GLITTER!!! No? Alright. Let's cut to the chase, shall we?

alarm

4:45AM: I am awakened by the sweet serenade of "Marimba" and the mad dash begins! One hour until I have to be at work.

pump
4:50AM: Since I work, I have to pump for Elizabeth. It will be the first of six times today.
Hey, we're all friends here, right?


Meanwhile, I whip up a quick breakfast...
breakfast


moon
5:27AM: Leave for work.
Good night morning, moon!

temple
5:29AM: I pass by the Jordan River Temple every day. It's always lit this time of the morning. I'm lucky to live so close.

makeup
5:33AM: Makeup in the car. I've become a pro at this.
Don't worry, I was stopped at a red light while taking this picture.

5:38AM: Hit the freeway. Sing backup for John Mayer.
(I sometimes like to think I'm pro at this.


5:52AM: Pull into work a few minutes late.


6:00A-Noon: Work. Specifically, collections.
(Enter scary "Psycho" murder scene music.)


For obvious reasons, Discover won't let us take any pictures inside. So I made a little picture for you....

discover card
workdrawing

It would NOT be a "typical" Tuesday if I didn't hear about turnips a few times.


goinghome
12:04PM: Time to go home! I'm so excited!!!


12:21PM: But first, gotta pick up a couple things for lunch.
groceries

12:52PM: I walk in the door, and am greeted with a lovely smile!
sohappytoseeyou
Sorry 'bout the blurry. I had to get the real smile before she got distracted.


1:25PM: Lunch time
lunch

1:45PM: Elizabeth and I make our way upstairs. 
It's my favorite time of day: NAP TIME!

2:01PM: Elizabeth's meltdown begins....

beforenap

2:06PM: Out cold.


afternap



This is when I get my best cuddle time :)
napcuddle




ZzzZzZZZZzzzZzzZzZ....



4:15PM: While Elizabeth soaks up the afternoon sun...
eingrass1
eingrass


...I practice being an "Extreme Couponer". (I'm a wannabe)
couponing


5:25PM: A quick snack
soup


6:03PM: Today my sister and her boyfriend wanted their pictures done. 
So, we head over to Wheeler Farm for a little photo shoot.
winderfarm
Manhandle stroller....wander the premises....check out scary cows.....get attacked by swans....


hopeandsteveo_002
hopeandsteveo


7:47PM: Back home, it's dinner time! Fish for me, sunglasses for Elizabeth...
dinner
playingpatiently


8:25PM: Time to get Elizabeth ready for bed.
**Bath**Brown Bear**Bottle **
Same book.
Every night. 
I've got it memorized.
bedtimeroutine

9:42PM: Semi-emergency WalMart run. 
I'm fortunate to live with my parents right now; Grandma watches over the little one.
walmart

10:28PM: Getting ready for bed
brushingteeth

Facebook. 
You know, the essentials.
screenshot


Exchange a few texts with a ....frieenndd :)
texting

Insanely soothing airplane white noise: check.
screenshotwhitenoise


Sleep mask: check.
(Hey man, I'm gonna be up in 2 hours to feed the baby, I need all the help I can get!)
photo-31

11:24pm: Phew! Another day, done! Goodnight, loves!

Love you, Rach! Thanks for having me!

No, no. Thank YOU Mal.
Check out Mal's "at home" blog HERE,
and her photography blog HERE.


Wanna share a typical tuesday with us? Just email me, k?

6 comments:

Natasha Holmquist said...

Love!

Michelle Nguyen said...

Aww MalPal! Elizabeth Grace is adorable and your meals just made my mouth water, I mean literally. :)

Diana Smith said...

I love reading your typical tuesday posts!! Makes me realize how lucky I am that I don't have a baby who needs to be up at 5 am!! I better stop complaining when she cries for me at 8....haha

Me and My Boys said...

What smokin meals! My goodness, you can come and cook for me any day. I Love you Typical Tuesday! It's great seeing a glimps into peoples lives! Mallory you little girl is a Doll!

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That's what i was looking for. I will definitely share it with others.

Anonymous said...

I love typical tuesdays - I find them awesome. Mallory you're an awesome lady! That's why I NEED to tell you NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT to put on make up while you drive! My sister LOST HER EYE while doing this. She rear ended the person in front of her and punctured her eye with the wand and they could not save her sight. She broke her leg and several ribs as well. She too thought she was a "pro" at doing this and bragged that it saved her ten minutes every morning. Now she has no sight in her right eye. She would tell you it's SOOO not worth saving ten minutes. You have a BEAUTIFUL little girl who depends on you - be a safe driver!