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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Green Hour Connection: The Sun Didn’t Shine.

Green Hour Connection: The Sun Didn’t Shine.

“The Sun didn’t shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold, wet day.” -Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat While Dr. Seuss may have been a master at opening children’s eyes to the wonders of reading, he seems to have been a bit lacking in the outdoor adventure department… I don’t know about you, but here in our neck of the woods, our spring fever has been put on hold in favor of cold, wet nastiness. Weekend climbing plans were thwarted, which to be perfectly honest probably worked out for…Read the rest of this entry →

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Sentimental Snapshots: Unlikely Fun (In Honor of the Rain!)

Sentimental Snapshots: Unlikely Fun (In Honor of the Rain!)

Today’s Sentimental Snapshot required more digging around through the archives than any of the previous ones -even though its recent, it seemed relevant in light of all the wet and wild weather we’ve been having recently! It was taken back in 2005, on a Lineberry family trip to New Zealand.   My brother-in-law, Brent, had been living there for several months after graduating from college, so we all thought a Christmas visit was in order. We traveled all around the South Island – hikes, jetboats, bungee jumps, kayaks, glaciers, penguins, sea lions…It was an amazing trip filled with adventure! Oddly enough, one…Read the rest of this entry →

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In Praise of Cloth

In Praise of Cloth

In my last Cragbaby post, I mentioned that our family uses cloth diapers.  I’ve received a few questions about it and decided there was enough interest to warrant a separate blog post.  It is something that I felt pretty strongly about before C was even born, but now that we’ve survived a full year almost completely disposable-free (except for the first week before the cord fell off and a time or two at the doctor when I forgot an extra…), I feel even more passionate about the merits of cloth.  But why on earth would anyone choose cloth over the “convenience” of…Read the rest of this entry →

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Green Hour Connection: Fun on Wheels!

Green Hour Connection: Fun on Wheels!

As most of you know, Cragbaby celebrated a birthday this past week!  Among his many presents were two items that we can utilize in our Green Hour playtimes.  The first was a wagon.  But this was no ordinary wagon – it was a Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon, complete with fold-up seats and cup holders!  I guess things have changed a bit since my wagon days, because it is definitely way more luxurious than any wagon I’ve ever had (or seen for that matter!).  Anyway, its fantastic!  The fold-up seats and seat belt system make going up and down hills a…Read the rest of this entry →

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The Hit List for 2011…

The Hit List for 2011…

Now that the weather has been so nice, we’ve been starting to line up some climbing trips for the coming months. Since our move to Charlotte a few weeks ago, we are getting pretty psyched about being so much closer to the rock. I’ve decided to put all of this newfound mental energy to good use and come up with a 2011 Hit List. I hesitate to call it a “Project List” because I don’t want to take it too seriously. I dont want to get caught up in the the overtraining, number-chasing, and ego-driven mentality that so many folks…Read the rest of this entry →

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