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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Date Night

Last Saturday, because my parents are awesome and watched Ellie for a few hours, Mike and I were able to enjoy a wonderful, much-needed date night. We saw a movie…first time in the theater in well over a year…and then partook in one of our favorite annual Chicago traditions: Restaurant Week. While we were happy to […]

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Same old, same old

  “Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day, I […]

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“Give me an occupation, Miss Dashwood, or I shall run mad. “

My all-time favorite Colonel Brandon quote is apropos today. First, as a tribute. Oh, Alan Rickman, RIP. Second, it’s my mantra for approximately the next 8 weeks as we wait for baby. I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t started feeling like a ticking time bomb once again. Counting kicks, living in constant dread that […]

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Happy New Year!

  We had a lovely, relaxing holiday here in Chicago. My parents, sister and brother-in-law spent Christmas and the week after visiting with us, and we had so much fun that it is hard to relate all of the activities, amazing food, and great laughs we had. Eloise was in her element and enjoyed everyone’s […]

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