Author Archives: Carrie

About Carrie

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

Veteran’s Day Weekend in Wine Country & the East Bay

We started a new tradition (we hope) this year and flew up to Oakland over the long Veteran’s Day weekend. While there, we visited Dan’s parents and brother and – the best part of all – escaped for a parents’ … Continue reading

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All We Did This Fall

Technically, it’s still Fall, but we mostly crammed all of our main Fall activities into late September and all of October, so that’s what this blog post is going to be focused on. Every year we do a few fun … Continue reading

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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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