Thursday, July 25, 2013

the sweetest spot.

chicago has a lot of sweet spots. 
but my absolute favorite is buckingham fountain. 

to one side you're face to face with the skyscrapers that make up the chicago skyline.
and you feel outrageously small.
taking up such a small bit of space in the midwest's largest city.
and to the other side you see lake michigan as it stretches all the way to indiana. 

and that's it. 
there's no slow break. 
it's like the city comes to an abrupt stop. 
and the fountain is it's last little hurrah. 

one very hot summer evening, when "anna and pat" was about 4 months young, we were wandering around downtown and like everyone who comes across buckingham fountain, we stopped dead in our tracks to stare in awe.
i remember saying, "i want engagement pictures here." 

and four years later, almost to the day, the universe made that little wish come true. 

so much has happened in those years. but maybe the most important thing, the thing i want to hold onto, the thing that i hope is always true, is the fact that with each passing day i like pat more and more. i love him from the ends of my curls to the tips of my toes. he's my partner for life. and while my heart will forever beat to his, we don't have a story that begins with, "we always knew..."

we have a story that started in like. and crawled towards love.

but oh, did i enjoy the time we took moving from like to love.

enjoy our photos!

pat asked me out on our very first date just steps away.

pat's favorite
the same necklace i wore the day we got engaged.

the last one of the evening. 

all photos are due to our lovely and talented photographer, katelyn james


a long ol' post with our favorite engagement pictures coming soon...