Chelsea, a teacher waiting for school to start, and Matt, a graduate student waiting for school to end, both found part time summer income (and kismet) at Smoke Daddy BBQ restaurant next to Wrigley Field in Chicago. One day after Matt's graduation and one day before he was flying to Portland, Oregon for his younger brother's wedding, Matt got the courage to ask Chelsea to go out after work. They connected instantly, and after returning from baby brother's wedding week, spent the rest of the summer together falling in love. Matt left for a new job in Pittsburgh in the fall, but returned often to see Chelsea as she completed her first school year in Illinois. The next summer, Chelsea found her own gig in the 'Burgh, and the two were never to be separated again.