From the monthly archives:

May 2011

Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race: Series Opener

by This is Carrie on May 31, 2011

This weekly race series is one of our favorite parts of summer. Mountain bikers of all ages and skill levels turned out for the opening night of the Over the Hump Mountain Bike summer race series.  Four out of the six of us raced along with a record number turnout.  In a black Team Sparkle […]

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This Week on Twitter 2011-05-29

by This is Carrie on May 29, 2011

After 10 beautiful children, 1 ugly divorce and 7 hard years of schooling, my sister graduated today w/a master's degree. So proud of her. # Love my girls http://instagr.am/p/EmkiH/ # I hate it when I unconsciously turn off my alarm & go back to sleep instead of getting up for @hitthemarkfit. I'm so bummed when […]

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This Week on Twitter 2011-05-29

by This is Carrie on May 29, 2011

After 10 beautiful children, 1 ugly divorce and 7 hard years of schooling, my sister graduated today w/a master's degree. So proud of her. # Love my girls http://instagr.am/p/EmkiH/ # I hate it when I unconsciously turn off my alarm & go back to sleep instead of getting up for @hitthemarkfit. I'm so bummed when […]

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Mountain Biking Chicks

by This is Carrie on May 28, 2011

This past weekend was full of “girl power” mountain biking.  On the first ride with my best, mountain biking girlfriends, I worked up enough courage to go down a hill I’d never attempted before…twice (because making it down alive the first time felt like a total fluke). I swear it’s steeper and sketchier in real […]

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From Tadpoles to Frogs

by This is Carrie on May 27, 2011

If you ever get a chance to bring home a bucketful of tadpoles, do it.  Watching our collection of tiny tadpoles (all named “Fred”) transform into tiny frogs  these past few weeks has brought an unexpected amount of joy and wonder to the entire family.

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The Orange County Marathon & 1/2

by This is Carrie on May 26, 2011

Didn’t run this one, but we woke up early, staked out a spot on the route (with a gorgeous ocean view) and cheered on the racers which, as I’ve said before, is almost as awesome as being in the race.If it looks like runners wearing Sparkle athletic sparkle running skirts are having the most fun, […]

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Making Stuff: Aromatherapy Heat Packs

by This is Carrie on May 25, 2011

We had a “relaxation” theme for this year’s Teacher & Staff Appreciation luncheon.  With the help of a few other mom sewers and stuffers, all 50 teachers and staff left the luncheon with their own lavender scented rice bag (made from part of my collection of thrifted floral sheets) to use as a heat pack […]

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The Traverse 2011

by This is Carrie on May 24, 2011

From what I’ve observed, this race is a lot like childbirth.  When you are climbing those 8000+ft over 45 miles on your mountain bike and your legs are cramping to the point you can’t pedal any longer, you can’t imagine ever wanting to go through it all again.  But then, once you receive the reward […]

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Baby Products That Got Me Through the First 6 Months

by This is Carrie on May 23, 2011

The Baby is officially six months old today.  My, how time flies. I am of the belief that babies don’t need much stuff.  Anyone who has seen our nursery can attest to that.  Wait, what nursery? Exactly. But, there are a few things I can’t imagine living without: 1. Sound Machine – I don’t know […]

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This Week on Twitter 2011-05-22

by This is Carrie on May 22, 2011

Did a fitness workout for 1 hour and felt good. "Thigh Thursday" with @HITTHEMARKFIT kicked my butt. Literally. http://dailymile.com/e/Tzrq # Did a fitness workout for 1 hour and felt good. "Mid section Mondays" with @HITTHEMARKFIT are not my favorite… http://dailymile.com/e/TztL # Ran 1 mile in 6 mins and 54 secs and felt good. It's been […]

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