From the monthly archives:

July 2011

BlogHer Conference 2011

by This is Carrie on July 21, 2011

I started blogging in 2005 as a way to get over the separation anxiety I was having about leaving all my friends in NYC.  We created Tales from the Crib so we could continue our NYC play group chats even though all of a sudden we were spread out across the whole USA.  Right after […]

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Family Camp Out 2011: The Biking & Running

by This is Carrie on July 21, 2011

Each year we convince a few more family members to join our 11 mile mountain bike ride.  Learning to conquer the switchbacks, steps and rock gardens make it fun.  Watching the young, inexperienced, teenage boys ride over their head and consequently crash make it even funner. The next day, the largest group to date made […]

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Family Camp Out 2011: The Cousins

by This is Carrie on July 19, 2011

One of the very best parts of our family camp out is just hanging with cousins.  When your family grows as large and as spread out as mine, this time to build family bonds is precious. This year, the kids met their new, 15 year old cousin who was recently adopted from Ethiopia. Experiencing camp […]

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Family Camp Out 2011: The Lizards

by This is Carrie on July 19, 2011

I became the coolest mom ever when I caught a blue belly lizard for Brother. Not to be outdone, Todd caught him one too.  Then, an older teenage cousin showed us both up by teaching the kids how to rub a lizard’s belly to put it to “sleep”. More about our 40+ years, 60+ people […]

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Family Camp Out 2011: The Lake

by This is Carrie on July 18, 2011

Good News: Our beloved Lopez Lake was 95% full this year.  That’s as high as it’s been for probably 20 years. We were used to seeing it at 60%. Bad News: Due to a Blue Green Algae bloom we were supposed to “avoid water contact.”  We saw the sign a little too late though.  Luckily, […]

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This Week on Twitter 2011-07-17

by This is Carrie on July 17, 2011

Sad to say it's time to wash away the campfire smell. #campingtrip http://instagr.am/p/HgcYb/ # Sadly, it's time to wash away the campfire smell #homefromcampingtrip http://instagr.am/p/HgdvQ/ # Nothing better for an alien loving vegan! RT @brenbot: Highlight of camping: getting invisible alien jerky fro… (cont) http://deck.ly/~zbwic # Love camping! RT @according2kelly: Just Spotted in OC: Campgrounds […]

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This Week on Twitter 2011-07-17

by This is Carrie on July 17, 2011

Sad to say it's time to wash away the campfire smell. #campingtrip http://instagr.am/p/HgcYb/ # Sadly, it's time to wash away the campfire smell #homefromcampingtrip http://instagr.am/p/HgdvQ/ # Nothing better for an alien loving vegan! RT @brenbot: Highlight of camping: getting invisible alien jerky fro… (cont) http://deck.ly/~zbwic # Love camping! RT @according2kelly: Just Spotted in OC: Campgrounds […]

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This Week on Twitter 2011-07-17

by This is Carrie on July 17, 2011

Sad to say it's time to wash away the campfire smell. #campingtrip http://instagr.am/p/HgcYb/ # Sadly, it's time to wash away the campfire smell #homefromcampingtrip http://instagr.am/p/HgdvQ/ # Nothing better for an alien loving vegan! RT @brenbot: Highlight of camping: getting invisible alien jerky fro… (cont) http://deck.ly/~zbwic # Love camping! RT @according2kelly: Just Spotted in OC: Campgrounds […]

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Roller Skating Girls

by This is Carrie on July 14, 2011

That’s my mean roller derby girl face at a last minute roller skating birthday party for my good friend, Kelly.  Though costumes were optional there was no way I was going to miss my chance to rock barbie knee pads, hot pink leggings, a Team Sparkle skirt and a helmet. Now I just need …

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Summer Fun: Job Jar

by This is Carrie on July 12, 2011

I remember having a summer job jar growing up.  All summer long, it was a way to earn a little “ice cream truck money”. The jobs in our jar include: clean the baseboards in one room, clean and organize the silverware drawer, take out the bathroom trash, wipe down all doorknobs, wash the sliding glass […]

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