This handsome guy had a birthday over the weekend. (Sorry for the grainy iphone shot, but it's the most recent and decent shot I have of him.) And we made it a true happy birthday weekend celebration.
There was an awesome surprise date night out Friday night. I didn't give Joe any hints beyond "it's downtown" and that there were multiple stops involved. We started with dinner at Chicago Q (phenomenal...definitely recommend!), then had drinks at a little bar I knew (totally worth it for the nighttime views of glittering city lights), and finished the evening with just a few chocolates (OMG....heaven must be like this).
There was a lazy day Saturday, complete with a homemade birthday cake shared with neighbors turned friends. Dinner and drinks and games with now good friends. And then a Sunday afternoon spent at the Art Institute, enjoying lunch with Joe's family and checking out the Picasso and Chicago exhibit.
It was a whirlwind weekend of celebrations, but I know the birthday boy felt loved and happy to see all his friends and loved ones. And it was just another reminder to both of us that we really do love this city life of ours in the magical Windy City.