From the monthly archives:

July 2009

Family Camp Out 2009 Recap: The Ride

by This is Carrie on July 21, 2009

In the last few years, Todd and I have started our own camping tradition: a mountain bike ride for experienced and non-experienced riders alike. Family members have not only survived the trek, but have been converted!But alas, this was my last ride on my bike before it got totaled in a rear-end collision …

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Family Camp Out 2009 Recap: The Pounce Tourney

by This is Carrie on July 21, 2009

The Family Campout Pounce Tournament is a complicated event involving a couple dozen entrants, brackets, seating, double-elimination, practice rounds, restarts for bad cards (too flimsy, too sticky, not enough color contrast, numbers are too small, too large, etc, etc).Next year, I’m buying all new regulation decks.The Family Campout: A 35+ year traditionCamping with Kids: Tips […]

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Family Camp Out 2009 Recap: The Run

by This is Carrie on July 21, 2009

My sister started the Lopez Run tradition years & years ago.9.3 miles into camp–steep hill at mile 5–family cheering for you as you enter camp.This was the first year I decided to give it a try, running it with my 3 adult nieces. Who knew I was so good at chatting while running.Just wished …

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Family Camp Out 2009 Recap: The Scavenger Hunt

by This is Carrie on July 21, 2009

On Sunday, I led a group of 15 kids ages 3-11 on a little nature hike. They really enjoyed using the nature scavenger hunt cards I picked up a while back and I really enjoyed watching their cooperation and creativity in trying to find every single item in the deck.The Family Campout: A 35+ …

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Family Campout 2009 Recap: The Food

by This is Carrie on July 20, 2009

Our family’s traditional camping fare:Canned cheese on Wheat Thins at the Lake.It’s a once-a-year treat.BBQ’d Tri-Tip on Sunday.Even though my Dad couldn’t make it this year, he still sent his meat slicer.I know, I know, it’s really not camping if you have an electric meat slicer(we had a Belgian Waffle maker this year too).The Family […]

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Family Campout 2009 Recap: The Lake

by This is Carrie on July 20, 2009

Fun at The Lake this year did not include scaring the living daylights out of Princess by making her water ski. She did try tubing though (on her own accord) but didn’t like that either.Maybe Baby Brother will be our daredevil child.

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Family Campout 2009 Recap: Hello Chickens

by This is Carrie on July 20, 2009

Baby Brother and the head rooster had quite the stand off during our pre-camping visit to Kathi D and her much-loved chickens.

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photo by my nephew, the king of awesome iphone photos. First posted HERE August 10, 2006 We just got back from our Annual Family Camping Trip. Words cannot express how much I love this camping trip with my family. I look forward to it every year. It’s seriously awesome! The first year my dh came […]

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A Mosaic Wall of Randomness

by This is Carrie on July 18, 2009

We were totally inspired by the fab, mosiac, cement wall at The Lab and decided to start our own in the backyard. I imagine it will take a few years to collect the pieces to make it as large as we want, but at least we have a start.

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Making Stuff: Refashioned Vintage Skirt

by This is Carrie on July 17, 2009

BEFORE:Thrifted, vintage, quilted, long women’s skirt.(picture taken after deconstruction had already begun)AFTER: A short, girl’s skirt perfect for summer/fall transition.

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