I never share too much about my husband because unlike me, he is a very private person. He doesn’t like having his picture taken too often and also is so not a fan of social media. With that said, we are celebrating our 4 year wedding anniversary next week and I wanted to share a bit about how we met and how he proposed.

We actually went to rival high schools growing up, but didn’t know each other because he was a few years older. It’s funny to look back and think that we might have crossed paths at a party, sporting event or some other social function.

After college, I moved back to Chicago and we had a lot of mutual friends in common so we would sometimes see each other out. Our first meeting was at a Super Bowl party when I was 24 years old. We didn’t really get a chance to talk to each other until a few months later at a bar. Then some time went by and we finally reconnected at a Halloween party. We hung out the whole night and have been together ever since.

We dated for about 6 years and then took a trip to Puerto Rico where my husband proposed. He did it on top of this beautiful hill at El Morro where people go to fly kites. On the cab ride over there he was acting strange and sweating a lot, but I didn’t think too much of it.

We were flying a kite, watching the sunset and all of a sudden his voice started shaking as he was saying all these sweet things about me. Before he had a chance to get down on one knee and finish, I said yes and was super surprised and excited. We got to spend the rest of the vacation celebrating and then got married a few months later.

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I wanted to share a glimpse into our lives with some photos of our early days, trips we have taken, our wedding, and honeymoon. Happy four years to my sweet husband! I love you!

This was taken right when we first started dating. We took a trip to Vegas! What do we think of my fashion sense pre blogging? Look at the gold belt 😉 .

A pic at one of the many Cubs games we’ve attended together. Go Cubs go!

An old pic from a Halloween we celebrated together. I was an 80s workout girl and he was inspector gadget. Halloween was always a special holiday to celebrate because that is when we officially started to date.

This is from a trip we took to France. It was taken outside the Palace of Versailles.  

Also from our trip to France outside the Eiffel Tower.

The view from El Morro in Puerto Rico which is where we got engaged.

Right after we got engaged in Puerto Rico!

The “first look” before our wedding.

Some more wedding photos.

A pic from our minimoon to Sedona, Arizona. We waited until the following summer to take our official honeymoon to Italy.

In Positano, Italy on our honeymoon. See more photos of Positano here.

Celebrating summer at my GCG Yacht Party. One of the few appearances my husband has made to the blog. See the full post here.

Sharing the news about our sweet baby girl! See the full post here.

A pic of our family of three matching of course on the 4th of July.

If you are interested in seeing more, a few years ago I shared a few pictures from our Italian honeymoon. We went to Rome, Positano, and Capri. Yay for pasta, pizza, gelato, and pretty views!

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  1. Len Dela Peña Parent

    OMG these photos are beautiful! Happy Anniversary lovebirds! I love your wedding photos! You two look good together! :=)

    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Have a fabulous
    weekend ahead!
    Much love, Len

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