From the monthly archives:

August 2008

Birthday Stuff: Cupcake Decorating

by This is Carrie on August 26, 2008

The girls enjoyed creating some edible art.

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Birthday Stuff: The Art Activities

by This is Carrie on August 25, 2008

Hands down, the favorite part of the party was painting the 20’x 6′ mural on paper covering the entire garage door. Can you spy: the nativity scene corn worms swimming pool cactus a bee (click to enlarge) Other party activities included watercolor art, and clay bead making with FIMO dough

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Birthday Stuff: Painting Smocks

by This is Carrie on August 25, 2008

Personalized smocks for the kids to wear at the Art Party. These are the kind of “daddy’s old dress shirt smocks” I wore as a child.

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The Perfect Anniversary

by This is Carrie on August 24, 2008

We celebrated by doing what we love most: a bike ride followed by trip to an all-you-can eat Korean BBQ Buffet. Good thing we both think being dirty, sweaty and smelly is an acceptable (and even desirable!) romantic evening. I knew there was a reason we’ve lasted all these years.

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Happy Dozen Years Baby!

by This is Carrie on August 24, 2008

first posted here three years ago.So I Married and IntellectualI didn’t really know it at the time. When we met, he was well disguised as a dirtbike racing, country music fan that was six months off his mission. He was on the five-year undergrad plan because of his indecision on a major and a …

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Olympic BMX

by This is Carrie on August 23, 2008

To balance out the girls new found love for the glamorous and glitzy sport of Olympic synchronized swimming, DH introduced them to Olympic Women’s BMX. The fast moving, high jumping girls on bikes were pretty impressive, but a bedazzled jersey could have really sealed the deal.

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I Can Do It, I Can Do it

by This is Carrie on August 23, 2008

This is my “I can do it” face as I conquered the sand hill.

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The Mermaid Cake

by This is Carrie on August 22, 2008

This is for our mermaid in training.  Duff at Ace of Cakes has me thinking I can be a cake decorating star, but the reality is my skills are just barely good enough to make a three year old happy on her birthday.

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A Clean House

by This is Carrie on August 22, 2008

Conversation:Me: I need to clean the house today.Princess: Why? Is Grandma coming?Me (defensive tone): Hey, the house gets cleaned more often than when Grandma comes.Princess: Oh.Me: But you’re right. Grandma is coming.**vintage humor courtesy of Anne Taintor

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Making Stuff: "Sewing is Fun" Wall Hanging

by This is Carrie on August 21, 2008

Mod-podging a few long overdue birthday and “thank-you” presents. Sewing is fun when you can do it with friends!

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