Over the weekend my husband and I had a date night in the city…without our kids. It’s been a while since we headed down to the city on a date night. We enjoyed a delicious meal by the Chicago River, went for longs walks and talked about how much the city has changed from when he proposed to me by the river 13 years ago.
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You see my husband proposed to me at the Chicago River long before it was such a hip and fun place to dine. There was nothing, N A D A. I remember the day like it was yesterday. It was December 24 and we went down to the city for some last minute Christmas shopping (we were young what can I tell you!) until Jeff thought we should walk by river for a bit. I wasn’t too thrilled because it was freezing (this is Chicago, y’all!) but once we got down there he put his arms around me and told me how much he loved me. He knew how much I loved the water and hence he proposed right by the river. I remember being totally shocked and cold but I forgot all about it, and said YES. The rest is history…
Fast forward 15 years…Here we are married, with two kids who decided to leave our precious city behind to start a new life in the suburbs. I laugh about it sometimes because we live so very far from the city now considering Jeff and I consider ourselves city people. We got engaged in the city, got married here, Kingston was born downtown,etc…, I mean the list goes and on. So coming back here is very special to us. It brings back so many memories.
Do you have a city that is very dear to your heart?! Let me know in the comments—I’d love to hear from you. As always, thanks so much for reading and have a great start to your week!