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Idaho Hot Springs!

100 degrees plus natural spring water was on the menu today.  We soaked up the hot water while the temp was in the teens.

We also went to the kid’s water park where they also use natural spring water.Hot Springs

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Utah Christmas 2015

The girls opened presents twice this year.  We celebrated grandpa’s 76th birthday and enjoyed the evening at grandma and grandpa’s.

Utah Christmas

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Tubing Christmas Day

Tubing at Fort Frosty is a must-do while in Salt Lake.  Ava and Harlow loved it and Amy and Brycs joined us this year.

Ava went on the bigger hill this year and smiled the entire way down.

Dave and Ava saw a moose too!Fun Day Tubing

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Chicago Christmas 2015

Another wonderful encounter with Santa this year!  We had two celebrations this year.  One in Chicago and the other in Salt Lake.Chicago Christmas 2015

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Chatter Box H

Harlow is thriving when it comes to her vocabulary.  Elmo, hippo, water, daddy, mommy, Hoober, owl, grandma, apple, up, nose  and a few more words are coming from her mouth.  She also knows how old she is!

Our fav word(s)?

“Oh my gosh!”

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Cape Cod 2015

 Chatham, MA is where we spent 6 days at the end of September.

We took a ship to Martha’s Vineyard, a boat to see the seals, had a family photo shoot, drove up to Provincetown and ate lobstah rolls and chowda!

The weather was sunny and cool and we took advantage of it by spending as much time as possible in the outdoors.
Ava took her first bike trailer ride in the Provincetown.  We were lucky enough to see the whales from the shore.  We hiked up and through the sand dunes and had many great laughs.

We celebrated Harlow’s doljanchi while on this vacation.  She went straight for the stethoscope when it was time to predict her future.  We may be calling her Dr. Jacobs soon!

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Ava’s First Mani and Pedi

Ava was treated to her first mani and pedi at 675 Nails in Skokie. I have a feeling she will always want to join me when I treat myself!  

This day happened to fall on the same day she pee peed in the potty for the first time!

Big day for our big girl!


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Apple Holler 2015

Apples, donuts and animals galore!

Harlow’s first apple picking experience was a success.  She loved everything the orchard had and then some.

Ava couldn’t have been happier also.

Grandma joined us this year and we ate our way through the place.

Both kids crashed as soon as we buckled them in!

Next up is Didier Farm for pumpkins!


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Fun Family Picnic

We took the kids to a playground across the street from the Glen and we had a fun time.   We grabbed some dinner from Bravo and enjoyed a view of the little lake on a gorgeous night.

Glenview Picnic