One Year of Marriage.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Most years we say "This year has flown by!"  Strangely this was not the case with this past year, it has been a year that has dragged, filled with many overwhelming emotions and many sad moments and joyful moments.  Luckily, the joyful moments have a way of overshadowing the difficult ones, and I owe a lot of those joyful moments to the love of my life and my best friend.  In relationships we take care of each other, I would like to say that in our case it's a 50/50 split, but in this past year he definitely has done most of the taking care of, and I'm reminded most everyday that I, without a doubt, chose the right person to spend the rest of my life with.  

Kyle & I took a trip to Geneva, IL to celebrate our one year anniversary.  It was the first time in over a year where we got to spend 24 hours of couple time!  It was pretty fantastic.  Here are some bits and pieces of our weekend.

First we went to lunch at Preservation Bread & Wine.  We enjoyed a lovely glass of wine and a couple small plates, including this fantastic "Mushroom Tart." 

After walking in town for a short period of time we ventured off for a short walk on the Fox River Trail.

 We then checked into our room at The Herrington Inn and relaxed around there for a while.

Now for the real reason we came to Geneva, Bien Trucha, one of the most delicious places I have ever eaten.  If you ever the the chance to go, I would highly recommend it.  Not a lot of pictures, just a whole lot of eating and enjoying delicious cocktails.

Weekend Glimpses.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


It was one of those weekends where being indoors left me feeling very restless.  So, after being guests of a beautiful wedding on Friday evening, both Saturday and Sunday I was sure to push my husband and little one out the door for some quality family time in nature.  We are fortunate to live a minute away from a beautiful forest preserve in our home town of Byron, IL.  We set out on a trail that said it was one mile, but as with a lot of trails, if you don't read the maps and you turn in all the wrong places it becomes much longer than that.  This was the case for us, but we did not mind a bit.  It was such a beautiful, sunny, and breezy day. 

Sunday I wanted to see a body of water, so we drove to the coast of Lake Michigan at Illinois Beach State Park in Zion, IL.

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