Where does time even go these days, really?? We’re over halfway through January, which means summer has to be just around the corner… right? That’s what I keep telling myself at least! It seems impossible that Mo and I have been married for THREE years now, but somehow it’s true. We celebrated our first anniversary exploring our new home in Sydney, our second anniversary at Copperstone Inn, reliving our wedding weekend, and this year we celebrated with a night out in Chicago!
It’s crazy to think of myself as a “city girl” now, but after living in Chicago and working in the loop, I have to say I’m pretty confident finding my way around and cutting off people while driving (#chicagodriver). We started the weekend off by eating at one of my favorite cafes for lunch, Goddess and the Baker. They have a mouth-watering bakery section and a menu straight down from heaven. We’re talking a kale salad with dates, candied pecans, sesame crackers and chicken and a personal favorite of mine, avocado toast. But first, coffee. Let’s take a second to acknowledge this butterscotch almond milk latte that was probably one of the best drinks I’ve ever had. Mo chose a “liquid chocolate” and we toasted to 3 amazing years of marriage.
After eating, we checked into the cozy Thompson Chicago hotel in River North and were greeted with a surprise- they had upgraded our room to the Penthouse Suite! Our loft suite had a corner view of the city, balcony, and pool table. We almost canceled our anniversary plans to invite our friends over to party! (Sorry guys, next time we get upgraded to a penthouse suite, we promise we’ll call you.) Even on a gloomy, winter day, the view was beautiful.
Our night consisted of an improv show by Second City, dinner and live jazz music at Bandera, and playing pool in our suite.
I have been so fortunate to watch Mo grow from a little ghetto 8th grader with the nickname “Prodigy” (don’t kill me Mo!) to the successful, caring and handsome AF man he is today.
The best is yet to come!
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