Hi! My name is Mallory. I am 25 years old. Joe and I have been together for 9 years, married for 7 years this June. We have 2 kids and 2 pets. If I was at my favorite restaurant right now I would order probably a bloomin' onion or spinach artichoke dip. I like appetizers! But we will actually be having leftover roast for dinner tonight. When I work for pay I teach 3 year old preschool three days a week. When I am home with the kids my favorite part of the day is first thing in the morning. Both girls are in good moods and Greta takes her best nap in the morning. I can get the most done then. My hobbies and interests include photography, camping, and hanging out on my message boards.
Music: Probably Folk music I guess. I listen to a lot of children's music right now between my kids and my preschool kids!
Movie: I don't really have a tried and true favorite, just the last one I saw that I really liked. From my childhood, my favorites were Little Women and Annie. Anymore, I pretty much stick to comedies because I don't have to focus on them too much. I don't get to the movies much lately.
Book: Kind of the same as movies, I usually just love whatever I'm reading at the moment. I'm currently re-reading Waiting for Birdy. I read it while I was pregnant with Greta and thought it would be neat to go back and re-read it now that she's here and a little older.
Household chore: I pretty much dislike all domestic responsibilities. I don't mind doing dishes too much.
Cause: Oh man, I guess I've never really thought about it. There are a lot of "causes" that stir up passion in me, but not one thing in particular that sticks out. I guess I just want to see every person treated and viewed equally. It really bothers me when I talk to someone like my grandmother. She was raised in such a different generation from me and we have a hard time seeing eye to eye on a lot of things.
Diaper: When I used cloth, I loved pockets and quite a nice collection of Fuzzibunz and Bumgenius 4.0s. Now, I use Luvs. Not because I love them, but because I can afford them and I don't have to wash them. I miss my cloth diapers.
Baby carrier: My Beco Gemini!
If you could change one thing about _____, what would it be?
The world? I'm bad at general questions like this... there are too many things I would change and the world is so big. In this country, I would get rid of lobbying and the two-party system in government.
Your house? The size. I generally like my house. I like the layout for the most part and I like the style (bungalow), but it's just way too small.
Your parenting? I'd like to be more patient. I really try and sometimes I just feel like I know too much because this is essentially what my degree is in. It makes it hard for me to relax and just go with it sometimes. I'm learning though.
Your life? I really like my life for the most part. I would really like to be a SAHM though. It just does not work for us financially.
What would your best friends say is your best feature? Oh gosh, I have no idea. I'd have to ask them!
If a genie gave you three wishes what would you ask for? My baby sleeping through the night, my husband's income to be enough to support me staying at home, and our house to be magically built already.
Do you have any pet peeves? None in particular. I mean, there are things that bother me but not one big thing that sticks out.
Where would you go on a dream vacation? Somewhere in Europe probably, or Australia. My cousin currently lives in Germany with her husband who is in the Air Force. They are in their early 20s and have no kids, so they have seriously spent the last 3 years just traveling around Europe seeing everything they can. I am so envious!
Where is the best place you've been? I visited Seattle with my parents when I was 14 and have always, always wanted to go back! However, this year we're taking the girls to Gulf Shores and I think that will be a lot of fun. And next year we're going to Jamaica and I'm hoping that will top it all!