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Jess H
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Oh, Elliot Daisy Jane. I can't believe how quickly a year has passed. I should have known by how quickly you came into the world, in just 3 hours and one push. You are the most joyful babe. You love to dance so much, and that's only second to eating. Still not one food you don't like. Your 11 teeth so far help you along for sure! Such a goofy, lovely little person... You are a watcher. You are so serious sometimes, inquisitive and thinking, but those moments often end with giant smiles and hearty belly laughs. I hope you never change.
I do hope you decide to walk soon. I know standing is fun, but I promise, walking is wonderful! 😁
We all love you so very much, our sweet girl. Happy happy birthday!
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5/2/17
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Ready for a night out after a crazy last couple of weeks. It's spring, so I busted out the hot pink lipstick. 😎
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Logan and I made cupcakes together! She decided on hot pink buttercream frosting and star sprinkles with a chocolate base. 🌟
Happy birthday Lola! 😍
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OMG, I can't believe how teeny Logan was... My littlest baby, all 5 pounds of her, totally healthy, 2 weeks early. Yes, that's my thumb next to that teeny girl, and I have child hands. 4 years ago today. How time flies.

+Matthew H​
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My mom is raising money to buy round tables for her class and encourage community building - she is a fantastic teacher who has given everything of herself to making futures brighter for her students, and is working on making her classroom a better space where kids can learn by engaging with each other and helping each other. Today, all funds donated will be matched dollar for dollar by donorschoose! Please click this to share and/or donate! Thank you!


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This week, +Matthew H​ went out of town for work for the first time. The day he left, the baby got sick. Then Logan got a cold too. Keller was not adjusting well and had his worst meltdown ever at school and destroyed the classroom, which resulted in him getting suspended until today. Yesterday Dylan woke me up with a horrible pain in her stomach and then it moved to her right side and she was in so much pain she was in tears and I spent last night in the ER with her, where they determined she just has really bad gas stuck right there. So thankful to my friend for coming over to watch the other kids with no notice, and to my dad for driving us all the way to Doernbechers... And then home almost 4 hours later.
And now Matthew is safely in Portland and on his way home and I gotta say... I am always grateful to him, and I say thanks when he helps me with things and stuff... But I never quite realized just HOW much he is such a very important part of this household in so many ways... I am so, so beat, and his presence was missed so dearly by everyone. So much. I would be, and often was this week, completely overwhelmed and lost without him here. I'm pretty tough and I survived, but that's it. I just survived. Barely. I don't ever want to have to do that again. I'm sure I'll have to at some point, but holy moly. I'm so glad and grateful for him. He is so much a huge part of how our family works. Our family doesn't work nearly as well without you, Matthew. You are definitely an amazing part of it and we are so glad to have you back. Welcome home. <3

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Oh Portland...
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Was dinking around in Twitter this morning and had to screenshot this... 😂😂😂
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This evening, all sorts of things went... Awry... Didn't get to see the band I REALLY wanted to see tonight, but we ended up having an okay night anyway. On our way home now, and in the end, I'm glad Matthew was by my side during this unusual adventure, as usual. <3
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Happy 5th to us! On our way to dinner, then to see Volcker!
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