From the monthly archives:

February 2009

Public Schools – Worth a Look

by This is Carrie on February 19, 2009

It coming upon that time again – Kindergarten Registration. Which means it’s time for me to make a plug for public schools once again (one of the few subjects I’ll devote more than a couple of sentences too).Originally posted here on Feb 27, 2008 “If You Care About Your Child’s Education, Don’t Send Them …

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Making Stuff: Collection Jars

by This is Carrie on February 18, 2009

Jars from Ikea, red spray paint from the hardware store, vinyl letters from this etsy shop and now the elementary school has collection jars for the various PTA fundraisers.

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Whale Watching Adventures

by This is Carrie on February 18, 2009

Despite the previous rainy weather that had us worried until the very last minute, the afternoon ended up clear and beautiful.We followed two grey whales for more than an hour (see the tail on the left?). We also spied a group of dolphins and a pile of sea lions chillin’ on a buoy.Pumpkin thought …

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Tri Training: Swim, Bike, Stretch

by This is Carrie on February 16, 2009

Participated in a group training class this weekend. Moment that made my day: trainer said I had a beautiful swim stroke. Woo hoo. Now i just need to work on maintaing that beautiful stroke for a 1/2 mile in open water.

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The Love Scarf Project

by This is Carrie on February 16, 2009

The Love Scarf Project(CA) changed it’s delivery date this year from Christmas Eve to Valentine’s Eve. 175 handmade scarves and caps were delivered to City of Hope Cancer center.And just FYI: The Love Scarf Project has now spread to NYC, Chicago and UT!check website for details

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A Romantic Valentine’s Date

by This is Carrie on February 15, 2009

Dh and I are die-hard romantics so proper Valentine’s Day celebration is uber-important to us.Just kidding.Our traditional Valentine’s date is to a Korean BBQ where you leave smelling of smoke, meat and garlic. YUMMY.photo via flickr

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Valentine’s Day is for Swimsuits

by This is Carrie on February 14, 2009

Thanks to the inspiration of our neighbor, new swimsuits will forever be the traditional Valentine’s Day gift in our house (hopefully wrapped year after year in these same bags).

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Making Stuff: Angry Mickey Dress

by This is Carrie on February 13, 2009

A used t-shirt (from my “good garage sale day”) covered with awesome angry Mickey Mouse faces, made a great little spring Disneyland Dress for Pumpkin.

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Valentine’s Day Party

by This is Carrie on February 13, 2009

First grade Valentine’s Day Party Agenda1:10 – 1:40 Station Rotation:Decorate CupcakesHeart Tic-Tac-ToeAnimal Heart Art1:40-1:55 M&M Relay Race1:55 – 2:00 Freeze Dance2:00 – 2:20 Eat Goodies

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A New Love for Princess

by This is Carrie on February 11, 2009

Playing basketball with the neighbor boy.Though, I’m not sure if the love is directed more towards the game or the boy. Dad’s okay with it as long as she practices so the Jazz can beat the Lakers.(In 8th grade I “loved” hockey thanks to Tony Smith)

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