Saturday, November 21, 2015

Dinner in Chicago

Thought I would share a picture with you all this evening! Mr. Handsome's dad does consulting work for school districts across the Midwest. Every November, he hosts a dinner for his clients and their families in downtown Chicago.

Three years ago, I attended the dinner as a friend of Anne (Mr. Handsome's sister). At that time, I had only met my now-husband a few times, and we were not yet in a relationship. Two years ago, the event took place four months before we were engaged, so I went as Mr. Handsome's girlfriend.

This year was especially meaningful, as the dinner was on our five-month wedding anniversary. I can hardly believe how quickly time has passed since we tied the knot in mid June!

We were thrilled to find out that my father-in-law had booked a room on the 66th floor of the iconic Sears Tower for this year's event. (It was renamed several years ago and is now the Willis Tower, but I don't think too many people actually call it that.)


25 comments:

  1. Anonymous11/21/2015

    Stunning :)
    Alexis

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  2. Shela G11/21/2015

    Love the picture!! You both look so nice. What a special event that has meaning to y'all. Thank you for sharing. I also want to say Happy first thanksgiving as a married couple!!

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    1. Thank you, Shela! I'm blessed to have you as a reader.

      Ellie

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  3. Anonymous11/21/2015

    The picture is so far away I can't see your faces. You can crop pictures closer to see faces in most photo programs. Look at the top bar then move the mouse to have a square around what you want. It would get rid of all that hallway.

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  4. Anonymous11/21/2015

    A lovely story to make us single gals drool and eat our hearts out!

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    1. Anonymous11/22/2015

      Marriage is a blessing! Im glad Ellie has such a wonderful companion in life!

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  5. Anonymous11/22/2015

    R u planning on adopting?

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    1. Hi there,

      We are both open to the idea of adopting and look forward to seeing what God has in store.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  6. Anonymous11/22/2015

    Is ur husband or husbands father famous that's why u don't reveal their names?

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  7. Anonymous11/22/2015

    Really cute pic:) Ellie, how much do you weigh if you don't mind me asking--you're so slim! Hereditary maybe??

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    1. That's very sweet! I exercise multiple times a week and strive to eat healthy, but it's also partly hereditary. I weigh about 125lbs.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous11/24/2015

      Thank you for replying:) Just noticed your mom is slim as well so thought it might be hereditary. I exercise too, (Pilate's) and weigh about the same, but you look a lot thinner! I'm trying to work on cutting down my sugar ha! Enjoy your posts:)

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  8. Anonymous11/22/2015

    You're so beautiful!!!
    Can I ask when are y'all planning on a baby?!
    best wishes from Brazil
    In Christ love
    Luiza

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    1. Thank you, Luiza! We're waiting on God's timing, but we would both love to have a fairly large family. (4-10 is our range.)

      I am blessed to have you as a reader. :)

      Ellie

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  9. Anonymous11/22/2015

    Hi Ellie,
    did you have any siblings during your childhood?
    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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    1. Hi there!

      I have one older brother. :)

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  10. Anonymous11/22/2015

    Aw, you and your hubby look great! How fun!

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  11. Anonymous11/22/2015

    Congratulations on your five month anniversary - you make such a cute couple! Just wondering, if you don't mind being asked, how tall each of you are?

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    1. Thank you! You're sweet. I'm 5'6" and my hubby is 6'3".

      Ellie

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  12. Anonymous11/23/2015

    Hi Ellie! You and Mr Handsome look lovely :)

    I really enjoy reading your blog all the way from Australia! It's always very encouraging and I really love seeing what you get up to.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Bethan

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Bethan! I'm grateful to have you as a reader all the way from Australia.

      Ellie

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  13. Love the picture! I never new the Sears Tower was named the Willis Tower. I live in Illinois

    Named after the Willis the TV Show.

    Ellie hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  14. Anonymous11/23/2015

    Is this picture form this year or from when you were dating? You two are such a lovely couple!!

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    1. The picture was taken this month. :)

      Ellie

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