update on all things

Hi!

SO much has gone on over the last several weeks and although I know I have posted a couple of times, I am ready to get back into the swing of all things fun!

Below is a LONG list of pictures of what has been my life through the holidays and up until now.  Monday was my first day back at work so I’ll talk about that transition in a diff post 🙂

[Random House Children’s Books sent Bea this HUGE box of books.  The woman who oversees publicity at this publishing house found my instagram account ((@hillarykweidner) and had been following along on Bea’s journey.  How amazingly nice is this?  The books were so thoughtful too – some about being a big sister, some about doctor visits, Frozen books, etc.  Bea LOVED it – and so did I!]

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[We came back from Florida on December 27th so Bea could be with her little friends at Miss Emily’s on the 28th to celebrate her birthday. 🙂 ] 

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[And New Year’s Eve we spent at my sister’s house.  We exchanged gifts that night and just had a low key one – it was perfect.]

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[It was the first year we each drew a name to buy for – instead of buying for everyone – and we LOVED it.  Made for some really creative and thoughtful gifts.]

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[And then on New Year’s day we celebrated Noodle’s birthday with immediate family.  We took everyone to Bea’s favorite restaurant – Skyline – and then migrated back to our house for dessert and drinks.  Due to Bea’s egg allergy I whipped up my FAVORITE birthday dessert (my sister makes this for me every year)…..dirt cake.  It was a total hit 🙂 ] 

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[Then the Monday after – Jordan was off of work and I hadn’t returned yet so my in-laws generously took both of the girls while Jordan and I cleaned.  We cleared out what we needed to in the basement and had fun while we were at it!]

[A couple interesting finds….]

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[So embarrassing….]

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[And then things turn a turn…..]

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[And we rewarded ourselves for the craziness of 2016, getting Bea to age 2, and cleaning the basement with an afternoon lunch at Otto’s & Hotel Covington for dessert….]

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[A few other pics from the week….]

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[Gorgeous and thoughtful flowers from a friend….]

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[Mr and Mrs Briggs Joseph Zerbe]

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[Mr and Mrs John Joseph Zerbe III] 

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[And just this past weekend Jordan and I went to the Second City performance at the Playhouse in the Park but beforehand we stopped at a new fave spot – Spoon & Cellar.  It is so beautifully decorated, food was delish…but my favorite part was their drink menu – SEE BELOW!  More on this next week!]

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[AND …our doll baby Penelope turns 12 weeks today.  SO crazy to think how different this experience is.  At 12 weeks Bea had already undergone a 2 week hospital stay, an 8 hour surgery, and at this point we knew a liver transplant was inevitable.  This time – Poppy is happy, sleeping 7-10 hour stretches at night and is making our lives a little easier 🙂 Love my girls!] 

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xo

Hillary

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