Escaping the Cold & Happy Belated Holidays

14 Jan

It’s been another long stretch since I last wrote to all of you. I hope everyone had a great holiday season and is starting off the New Year the way you had hoped!


The past few months have been busy! We traveled to sunny California to visit some awesome friends and meet their new little (adorable, melt my heart, handsome) addition to their family. We were so blessed to be able to take this trip. While we were there, we soaked up some of the warm weather, palm trees, and the wonderful company – I also got lots of baby snuggles in!



We went from California straight to Puerto Vallerta, Mexico. It was very much like our second honeymoon being just David and I, one that we definitely needed. Getting away together is such a special treat for us and being able to just relax is one we both looked forward to. We did lots of tropical drink tasting, worked hard on our sun tans, tasted the salt water (that may have just been me as I struggled to stay above some of the waves), watched lots of dolphins swim by, and lived in the moment.




Unfortunately, all vacations come to an end but I will always remember our awesome trip and felt very refreshed returning home (even with the 5 inches of snow that welcomed us back!). Although I’d like to think Gizmo missed us, he was being spoiled at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s and I don’t think he even realized we were gone.


Right when we got back from our trip, it was Christmas. I finished up my wrapping and baked some cookies to try to get into the Christmas spirit and enjoyed time with our families.


Unfortunately, Christmas was tougher for us this year than the past few years. I never thought about it when we started trying but having our ‘try for baby’ anniversary beginning a few days after Christmas was probably not a good idea. Even though it was hard at times, I can honestly say how thankful we are to have had the people we love surrounding us and can’t imagine how much harder the Holidays would have been without them.

New Years was exciting as two of our very close friends got engaged and we were there to witness it. We are looking forward to the New Year and their wedding celebration! Have I ever told you how much I love weddings?! David and I have the honor of standing as witnesses and toasting to their love together….maybe our speeches will be seen on YouTube some day? 😉 Totally kidding…not that brave!


That brings me to the now! I am hoping to blog more as I have a few topics I’d like to chat about and, though it seems like only on occasion, the blog has helped me to let go of some of my feelings and really work through them and hopefully it’s helping someone else out there as well…so expect a few more frequent posts.

Back to the cold....burrrr

Back to the cold….burrrr

Happy Tuesday!

“St. Martha, I resort to your aid and protection. As proof of my affection and faith, I offer this light which I shall burn in my heart every Tuesday. Please comfort me in all my difficulties and through the great favors you enjoyed when the Savior was lodged in your home please intercede for my family that we may be protected and provided for in our necessities. I ask of you, St. Martha, to help us overcome all difficulties as you overcame the dragon at your feet. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.” (Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be…)Say each Tuesday and light a candle for 9 consecutive weeks and leave a copy for someone else and promote devotion to St. Martha. All is granted, no matter how difficult.

*Given to me by my Aunt at Christmas. Feel free to participate and/or pass along to someone else.


8 Responses to “Escaping the Cold & Happy Belated Holidays”

  1. Lindsey Knudson January 14, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    Yay, happy to see this post! I hope you blog more, I miss you. Glad you had a great holiday south, I cannot wait for warmer weather. Such an exciting New Years too!

    • Mallory January 16, 2014 at 6:25 pm #

      Aww thanks Linds!!!! I miss you too! I wish i had more time to blog and follow the blogs i love (like yours so i can keep an eye on little miss Avery!!) Day by day right!? 😉 lots of love! (maybe someday we’ll visit Canada – that way we can see those Canadian Sem-ees hehehe i still crack up about that!!?) Maybe we can skype soon?

  2. Priscilla January 14, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

    So glad to hear you’ll be posting again!!! It was our pleasure to have you guys come stay with us, can’t wait till next time : ) Love ya lots~xoxo

    • Mallory January 16, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

      Thanks P 🙂 I can’t wait either!!! Love ya!!

  3. Alex January 14, 2014 at 11:33 pm #

    Such lovely pictures – I especially love the first one with you, your hubby and your super cute pooch! You have such a great attitude, really inspirational. I’m trying to get healthier as well as we’re continuing to save money for a new RE and hopefully our first IVF cycle this year. Fingers crossed! 🙂

    • Mallory January 16, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

      Thank you Alex! I’m glad you found my blog 🙂 I’m anxious to follow your journey as well! Fingers crossed is right! I’ll keep you in my prayers! ❤

      • Alex January 17, 2014 at 9:02 am #

        Thanks, that’s very sweet of you 🙂 Here’s hoping 2014 will be THE year!! 🙂

      • Mallory January 21, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

        Amen to that! 😉

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