Author Archives: Carrie

About Carrie

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

Birthday Girls

This Spring, our precious girls turned THREE and ONE. We’ve spent the last two months celebrating with special dinners, a joint birthday party, sweets, and, of course, lots of presents. Vivian is a feisty little girl. To me, she does … Continue reading

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The Shows Go On!

We’ve been taking Vivian to shows, plays, and musicals since she turned 2 and in these past few weeks, we’ve taken her to three more. It is so fun! She is totally entranced by the productions, sitting on our laps and … Continue reading

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Overdue Truck Upgrade

Dan bought his 2002 Toyota Tundra in 2006, the year he graduated college. He’s driven this truck through graduate school, five jobs, three houses, two kids, one dog, and one wife. The truck is still running, but it has over … Continue reading

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Easter Eggstravaganzas

Easter eggs – everywhere! Although our Easter celebrations were only a week long, they included twelve dyed eggs, FIVE egg hunts, two petting zoos, two bunny photo opps, two train rides, one ferris wheel ride, one carousal ride, and one painted … Continue reading

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Plentiful Poppies

The California Poppy is our state’s flower and right now, it is in bloom. We went on a very ambitious expedition to view fields of them last Sunday. None of us had ever been to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve … Continue reading

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Springtime Whale Watching

Lillian went on her first boat ride last weekend. She was about the same age that Vivian was when she went on her first boat ride. The four of us ventured out of Newport Bay into the Pacific Ocean to … Continue reading

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Chambers 2015 Family Photo Book – Better Late Than Never!

I’m always behind on my photo books. But, since I went back to work last Fall after having Lillian, I started taking 1-2 personal days off each month – for ME – to work on the books and do other … Continue reading

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