Author Archives: Carrie

About Carrie

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

Limestone Canyon Hike on Wilderness Access Day

We went hiking somewhere new last weekend – Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve. This Irvine Ranch Natural Landmark area where we hiked is only open during special “Wilderness Access Days” and you have to preregister to enter the area. My aunt … Continue reading

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January Trip to…Ohio?!

We have had unseasonably warm temperatures in SoCal this “winter” and very little rain. Boo! To contrast this, and, really, to attend and celebrate my new niece’s baptism, the girls and I flew to Ohio when I was 29 weeks … Continue reading

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MLK Weekend 2018: Rides, a Hike, & Strawberries

The girls and I had a long three-day weekend in mid January to celebrate and honor the late Martin Luther King, Jr. Although I reflected on his vast contributions to the civil rights movement and to our larger society (and … Continue reading

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Rawr!

We rang in 2018, well, by sleeping. But when we woke up, we packed up the truck and headed south to spend the day with our friends at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. My mom was still in town … Continue reading

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New Year, Newly Painted Wall

Many years ago, I swore off painting for the rest of my life. I had painted the entire interior of my condo and Dan’s townhome and was done. When we built our new house, we paid the builders to paint … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

Just like we celebrated Halloween throughout all of October and Thanksgiving throughout all of November, we also celebrated Christmas throughout all of December. I love all the holiday celebrations in the last quarter of the year! Prior to having kids, … Continue reading

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Holiday NorCal Trip

At the end of last summer, prior to Dan knowing that I was pregnant with our third child, he arranged a romantic overnight trip for the two of us in the Napa Valley in mid-December. He booked a night at … Continue reading

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