Author Archives: Carrie

About Carrie

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

Lillian Turns TWO!

Our sweet and feisty Lilly Belle turned two this month! It’s hard to believe that two years ago she was a tiny (well, she still is tiny) NICU surgery baby. She’s come so far! She is very headstrong, but very … Continue reading

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Welcome William

We welcomed our first son, William Daniel, into the world on Friday, April 13, 2018, at 9:45 am. He weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20.5″ long. He is named in memory of Dan’s maternal grandfather and in honor … Continue reading

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Daddy and Daughters Trip to Visit Grandma and Grandpa

In early March, a few weeks before I was due to give birth to our third child and first son, Dan flew on his first solo trip with both girls. The three of them spent the weekend in Livermore visiting … Continue reading

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Last Weeks as a Family of Four

Tomorrow morning, on April 13, I will be 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant and I will have my third c-section to deliver our first son. I’ve been on maternity leave for a month (thank you California!) and have spent … Continue reading

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Vivian Turns FOUR!

Our firstborn is now FOUR years old! So exciting! I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again, although the years seem to fly by, I do not want time to stand still. Each year, milestone, and adventure is better … Continue reading

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Winter & Spring Holidays

Before children, we celebrated, like, two holidays a year. Well, maybe we celebrated more, but just with booze and parties. Now, it seems like we make a bigger deal out of more holidays every year, and this year was no … Continue reading

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A Winter Sunday in Laguna

We love Laguna Beach in the winter. There are no crowds. There’s a cool ocean breeze. There is no traffic. It’s clear and feels spacious and lovely. So, a few weeks ago, we drove down Laguna Canyon Rd., stopped to … Continue reading

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