Green River

For St. Patrick’s Day, the city of Chicago (as most of you know) dyes the Chicago River a brilliant shade of green. Turning the River green is huge event that starts promptly in the morning and ends with a parade. Of all the events that happen in Chicago, this one was definitely on our bucket list! We woke up early, had some lucky charms, put on some warm clothes (it was FREEZING), and walked right out our front door to see the river dyed. We had planned on going to the parade but ended up having a date day shopping until we landed ourselves in one of our favorite bars to share beers and the hottest wings I’ve ever had.

It turned out to be such a wonderful day, perhaps my favorite St. Patrick’s Day to date.

my dearest, my valentine

1 2 3 4 5 6 dsc_0043 I have told you, and I told you truly that I love you too much. You engross my thoughts too entirely to allow me to think of any thing else. You not only employ my mind all day; but you intrude upon my sleep. I meet you in every dream and when I wake I cannot close my eyes again for ruminating on your sweetnesses. – Alexander Hamilton

We spent Valentine’s day in the best way, together. We were at a swim meet, we were lakeside watching a frat party, we were in a new coffee shop, and we were in a restaurant for hours sharing sushi rolls and cocktails, we were in love. Valentine’s day is so special and our love makes it that much more special.

I love you. My dearest, my valentine.