Author Archives: Carrie

About Carrie

I'm a Midwest transplant in SoCal...spending my time exploring, questioning, reading, writing, baking, skiing, and running.

Annual August Ohio Pilgrimage

It was that time of the year – very hot, very humid, the week that preschool is closed, and the week before the new school year begins. For us now, that all signifies that a trip to Ohio to visit … Continue reading

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Colorado Resort Weekend

In mid-July, our entire family of five flew to Denver, Colorado, to spend a long weekend at the new Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center with my sister and her family (they live less than an hour away from the … Continue reading

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Bucket List Bungee Jump

Eight years ago, after we got married, we created a “pre-baby bucket list.” One of the items on that list was to hike to the Bridge to Nowhere in the Angeles National Forest and for Dan to go bungee jumping … Continue reading

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Ohio, Again

I wasn’t going to go to Ohio at all this year. I took all the kids by myself to Ohio three (1, 2, 3) times last year. This year, I was going to use my time and money to go … Continue reading

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The BIG Birthday Post

In a five week time span in our house, 4 out of 5 of us celebrate birthdays. Wow. Here’s how we celebrated this Spring! Vivian Turned FIVE Viv was up first. We took her out to dinner, showered her with … Continue reading

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Unexpected in Ohio

As I mentioned in my last post, William and I went to Ohio, unexpectedly, in April. The main purpose of our trip was to visit my Dad in the hospital as he worked to recover from a heart attack and … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Easter

This year, our Easter started with the traditional egg hunt, baskets/gifts, and church service in California and ended with William and I falling asleep in a country farm house in Ohio, completely unexpectedly. Let me back up… First of all, … Continue reading

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