our dear friend, zach, fell in love and married melissa and we went to chicago to party with them. i made jonathan drive so we could listen to david sedaris on CD, have picnics at WPA rest stops, and load our car up with stuff from IKEA on our way home.we stayed with jonathan and emily (whose wedding on september 2, 2007 is responsible for bringing jonathan and i together). they are a seriously-in-love couple and between our two relationships i see similarities that comfort me and also differences that encourage and challenge me. their love is real and their generosity huge. it was a blessing to be able to stay with them and catch up. i also adore emily’s sense of home and interior style!