From the monthly archives:

July 2009

Beach Life

by This is Carrie on July 31, 2009

Finding these little crabs has become a favorite pastime of our beach days this summer. Each trip the girls get braver, catching them with their bare hands and not being put off by getting pinched in the process.

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Pretending to be a Race Director

by This is Carrie on July 29, 2009

Last weekend, Elise and I executed an event three months in the making:The First Annual Give it a Tri-Athlon for women.Even though there was blood, sweat, tears and a little bit of throw up, it was clear every woman who participated came out of the “super-mini-sprint-tri” a better person.

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The Multicolored Carrot Harvest

by This is Carrie on July 28, 2009

According to my kids, “only the purple ones taste good”.

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Making Stuff: American Girl Doll Skirts

by This is Carrie on July 25, 2009

I let the girls loose in my fabric and trim stash.It was the perfect project, giving Princess & her BFF a taste of design and beginning sewing.

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Muddy Buddies

by This is Carrie on July 25, 2009

Princess and her visiting BFF enjoyed getting muddy together during the kid’s race although the BFF did not enjoy being muddy after the fact.Classic Princess moment before the race: “Mom, I’m going to put some band aids in my pocket just in case I run by someone who needs help.” She’s missing that competitive …

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Down & Dirty

by This is Carrie on July 24, 2009

It was a fun 10k race full of mud, obstacles and girls in booty shorts.It might have been more like a 9K given my time of 54:30.And without timing chips, taking 6th place in my age group doesn’t mean that much, but I’ll take pride in it anyway.

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Seed Spittin’

by This is Carrie on July 24, 2009

By far, the favorite activity at our Pioneer Day Celebration.

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BFF from NYC

by This is Carrie on July 24, 2009

Last week, we were lucky enough to host Princesses BFF (who flew all the way from NYC to CA by herself–brave girl). Who knew we could pack so much fun into 6 days and how much we’d miss her now that she’s gone.

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Making Stuff: iPhone Case

by This is Carrie on July 23, 2009

All the iPhone cases just seem so “techy”.This one was made from scraps from a previous project and a pair of 10 cent thrift store, wide-wale corduroy pants (pouch lining).

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Family Camp Out 2009 Recap: The Wildlife

by This is Carrie on July 22, 2009

Baby Brother was obsessed with a starfish some of the older kids found during our “field trip” to Avila beach. I’m still trying to figure out how he knew it was a living thing. The Family Campout: A 35+ year tradition Camping with Kids: Tips and Tricks

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