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For Matthew's 30th birthday, I decided to surprise him with a trip to Chicago. We both had never been and he has an Aunt that was very happy to host us while we were out there. So I jumped on the opportunity, booked our flights, and surprised this old man with an adventure. I'm just kidding, Handsome, you're not old. ;)

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Matthew's Aunt, Ruth, lives in La Grange, IL. La Grange is 25 minutes outside of downtown Chicago. When we arrived in the cute city, Matthew and I were both blown away by how beautiful the homes were! Lush landscape, communal gardens, friendly neighbors... we were hooked! 

Every home we passed appeared to have the most inviting patio.

We spent 4 days in Chicago, so we tried to cram as much in as possible. That included lots and lots of delicious deep dish pizza! 

You have to take a picture with, "The Bean". I would recommend going earlier in the day because it can get pretty crowded and can ruin a good photo opportunity.

Matthew and I brunched at Le Pain Quitidien. As we were leaving I just had to snag a cream-stuffed donut. It was glorious. 

Matthew enjoys museums, so we spent an entire day at The Field Museum. 

The Field Museum has the largest, best-preserved, and most complete T-Rex ever found.

We wrapped up our Chicago trip with dinner at The Hampton Social. I found this gem on Instagram and had to go and try it out.

Rose allll day, my friends! 

Happy 30th Birthday, Handsome. I can't wait to see what this year has in store for you. 


Lots of Love,

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