6th Year Anniversary

Last night Adam and I celebrated our anniversary at Sepia. It received one star in the Chicago Michelin ratings. It’s also reviewed often as a romantic place for dinner. The chef is Andrew Zimmerman, formerly chef de cuisine at NoMi (At the Peninsula). The food is considered “seasonally focused contemporary American”. It had a lot to live up to!

It did not disappoint. The food was all cooked to perfection with interesting and unusual flavors. And as I’m currently obsessed with locally grown, naturally farmed foods (that’s for another blog) and that is Sepia’s speciality, I was very interested in experiencing it.

However, I think I have been terribly spoiled by my husband. So much so that an expensive dinner at a trendy restaurant is a normal occurrence in my life. As such, it just felt like a normal date night with my husband, not an anniversary.

The real feeling of fulfillment for having such a wonderful partner in life and great kids didn’t come that evening. It came the next day, while Adam and the kids were at a birthday party and I was at a bridal shower.

As I watched the couple opening presents, I marveled at how much Adam and I had been though already.

A short seven years ago it was Adam and I up there, opening up presents that would start our lives together in front of (pretty much) the same audience.

Who knew back then how much our lives would change? New dwellings, new car, most importantly – new little people. We are a bona fide family now. I certainly couldn’t imagine then how great things would be now. How much the kids have enriched our lives. How much Adam and I have grown together. I’m feeling very happy today.

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