August 30, 2011

our last weekend in chicago: part 1.

I've already (repeatedly, emphatically) professed my love for Radley. And for my best friends Erin and Kelly. And for outdoor summer dinners. And for XOCO restaurant. And so, when all of those things came together on Friday night, I was beside myself with happiness. I was over the moon, so giddy I found myself taking it all in again and again--creating mental snapshots I'll remember forever.

It's always been important to me that I find a guy my friends appreciate--and, of course, a guy who appreciates them in return. So I feel beyond blessed to have found someone who doesn't just like my friends but loves them, someone my friends don't just approve of, but actually adore.

With cool, crisp air and a clear sky, Friday was the sort of night that calls for long walks and light conversation, and so we wandered our way around the city, laughing and singing and shouting out all of our favorite inside jokes. And I know this seems overdramatic, but everything just felt right that night--like I was exactly where I was supposed to be, with all the right people standing beside me.

I'm quite the sap (obviously), and at some point I'm sure Radley, Erin, and Kel will tire of me saying how much I love them--how much it means to me that, in them, I've found what it means to create your own family. Until then, though, I'm just going to keep saying it, over and over, because when it comes right down to it, you can never say it enough--let alone too much.


Kristina said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like you had an amazing Friday! It's so crazy that it's your LAST weekend in Chicago - although in real time it was a few months ago, it seems like it was so very recently you said you were moving! Time flies! :)

missy. said... [Reply to comment]

i agree with you. you can never tell someone you love them too much because you never know when the last time will be they get to hear it.

Sophie said... [Reply to comment]

This is so amazing. I am so happy for you! keep being the sap :) xx

Jasmine said... [Reply to comment]

This is so cute, don't stop telling them ;)
I'm happy for you; you have the right friends AND the right guy in your life and they even like each other so much! Enjoy your last days!

Ryan Adair said... [Reply to comment]

That's so awesome! I am in the same boat! It's really important to me that there is love all around!