Hi, I’m Carrie! I am a somewhat recent college graduate living with my parents in steamy Minnesota. At least this month it’s been warm. Ask me again in a few months and my answer might change.

I am a kind-of-only-child. My brother is quite a bit older than me and also grew up as a kind-of-only-child. He lives nearby with his wife, few-month-old son and, my current favorite human being, his daughter. Oh, how I adore that girl! She’s two and a half and is a proud new member of the underwear club! We have custody  daycare duty two to three times a week and I think it’s safe to say that we all feel extremely lucky to have so much time with those little sweeties!

When I’m not taking care of those little munchkins, I’m taking care of two other little munchkins. I’m a nanny. I’ve always known that kids were my calling.

We’ve always had lots of animals around. Throughout the years we’ve had sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, pheasants, rabbits and fish. But the three animals that we have always had in my lifetime are dogs, cats and llamas. Right now we only have one dog, Cocoa, and one cat, Charlie. Cocoa and Charlie are the best dog-cat pair we’ve ever had (no, really!). We recently said goodbye to our last llama, Rosie. She was the last one standing and we thought she was getting kind of lonely, so as hard as it was for us, we found her a new home.

I like to say that I was born in the wrong century. My dream is to be a housewife. As I already mentioned, I love kids. I never get sick of cooking! I will happily cook every meal of the day without being asked. These past few years, especially, I have become the primary cook of the house. My parents have told me on many occasions that they are going to miss my cooking immensely when I finally move out. Another thing that makes me old fashioned is my taste in movies (not necessarily music!). I could care less about Star Wars and Jurassic World. Give me a Nancy Meyers or, going way way back, Doris Day film and I’m happy! Although my current obsession is La La Land! Seriously, if you haven’t seen it, SEE IT! Instant classic. I also love to read and knit.

I’m also a huge football fan. Go Vikings! Maybe next year…At least we beat the Packers once this season and have an impressive new stadium! My mom, being raised in Wisconsin, insists that she’s a Packers fan, but really only plays that card when she wants to needle us. My dad doesn’t know how this happened, but he instilled in me a hatred for the Packers so deep that growing up, I would have to rearrange the colors in a rainbow so the yellow and green weren’t next to each other. It still irks me when I see those two colors together.

I’ve always had a mild obsession with photography. Having this blog gave me a reason to document even more things these past few years, but it made me realize that maybe getting two good pictures is enough. Especially when they are all being edited. I appreciate photographers so much more now!

Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the great big blogosphere! I hope you come back soon!


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