I’ve known Mara for nearly a year now and she never ceases to inspire me. She’s a fellow CrossFitter and has continued her workouts (as prescribed, for those of you out there knowing what that means) throughout her pregnancy; she’s now about 34 weeks. Just this past week, I finally heard her whisper between breaths while doing full pushups, “These are going to have to go.” This was after doing full pull ups. A lot of them. And situps with a medicine ball and wall balls. And all of the other stuff, like jumping rope and rowing.
She’s a beautiful mom to two young boys, a happy wife, and just simply one of the highlights of my day. After spending time with her and her men, it’s even more evident.
They embrace the B-O-Y in boys and for that, hold a special place in my heart. Water, mud, farm animals, hay; it’s all welcomed, expected, and soon they’ll be throwing another little boy in the mix, nicknamed Spud. (Or Tractor, courtesy of her three-year-old.)
Mom and Dad just take it all in stride.
She looks like she could shoot baskets with what’s she smuggling in there. And those two? They’ll steal your heart right away.
I think I fell right in love with both of those little boys. One, for his awesome toothless grin and the other, for those eyes. Sheesh.
Wonder what this one’s secret weapon will be?
We’ll find out soon, yes?
How they met | at a friend’s wedding
How they dated | long-distance style
Married | nine years
Place they call home | Colorado
Boys | six and three
New addition | July 2011
Mara’s favorite thing | being surrounded by stinky boys