Back in May, when our Chicago weather still hadn't made up it's mind about whether or not it wanted to be warm, I met Lori and Portier in Rogers Park, early on a Saturday morning. Lori and Portier have such a fun story -- they met playing basketball together, so we found a lakeside court and played around a bit. I've met Lori a couple of times before, in passing, but this was the first time Portier and I had been introduced or I had ever seen them together. It was clear to me, from the start, how much respect, love, and commitment exists between these two. They were so kind and sweet, laughing at my (bad) jokes and going along with my suggestions without hesitation. These two are fantastic together, and we can't wait for their springtime wedding next year.