Category Archives: Family

You say it’s your birthday?

So one of the most exciting things about moving back to Arkansas before the twins’ birthday was that we got to have a real, live birthday party for them which their relatives were able to attend! Very exciting. However, we moved on the 8th, and their birthday was on the 16th, and I AM NOT […]

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The twins take Millennium Park.

One weekend about three weeks ago, I got a wild idea in my head to take the babies on the train downtown. I just started thinking about how we many not live in Chicago forever, and what a shame it would be if they never even got to ride the el. It was beautiful weather, […]

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Grandma’s Visit.

I would like to announce that my mom wins the 2012 Bravest Woman Alive Award. She drove back from Arkansas to Chicago with the babies and me (Justin flew back early to get back to work). Folks, never in a million years would I volunteer for such a task were these children not biologically attached […]

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Our Little Vacation, Part II: Little Rock

The only place hotter than Fayetteville two weeks ago was Little Rock. So, naturally, we packed up our rag-tag car of misfits and headed down there for a visit with the Hightower grandparents. Helping us to beat the heat was Grandpa, who purchased not one but two fun-in-the-sun waterlicious toys for us to play with, […]

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Our little vacation, Part 1: Fayetteville.

I find it more than a little ironic that my summer vacations as a child consisted of onerous car trips from Georgia  to Arkansas (ugh, try being the middle child in the back of a station wagon with a younger brother prone to car sickness and an older brother prone to shoulder punches), and here […]

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