Home is Wherever I'm With You

It was almost one year ago that I walked down the aisle in that stuffy, hot farm garage to Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. Weeks before the big day, we had selected the song for its cute, upbeat vibe that we felt fit our personality as a couple perfectly. We didn’t anticipate how much the lyrics would really foreshadow the first year of our married life together.
An old friend recently asked me the age old question, “How’s married life?”
To which I answered, the life part has been a little difficult, but the married part has been wonderful. In the past year, I’ve lost a friend, my Dad was rushed to the hospital and we’ve continued to struggle to make ends meet. Now plop us down in a foreign city where our life consists of 100% work and 0% social life, and you’ve got a pretty tricky cocktail.
The past year has not always been easy, but it’s always been good. And the honest-to-goodness truth is that the reason for that goodness is my marriage to Chuck. He is my best friend, the source of my laughter and the wipe-away-er of my tears.

Pittsburgh still feels like a temporary landing place on our journey to a forever home, but I honestly believe Home is Wherever I’m With You.


  1. moving to a new city especially with a husband is nice because you at least know someone in the city already and together you can build your social life. it takes a bit too for a new city to become less temporary and more permanent

  2. Life is funny like that, but it's nice knowing you have someone to "ride the waves" with...happy one year =)


  3. we will need to do a meetup of pittsburgh bloggers! i know 2 others i think... so maybe we start brainstorming a happy hour. but glad that you are looking at the positives of a tough year. hope it continues to improve!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  4. Absolutely. Sometimes it's looking back that makes us see just how tricky it is and how strong we are!!

  5. I hope this isn't creepy, but I found your blog through a comment you left on Recently Roached :) First of all, I adore your blog - you are a SWEETHEART, and I am SO looking forward to following along and reading more :)

    Second of all, I am from PA, too! And I live literally about an hour from Pittsburgh! We go there often :) I get so excited when I see other bloggers from around me, because that pretty much never happens! :)

    I think we should be friends! <3


  6. Happy Anniversary!
    God Bless y'all!

  7. super sweet! i used to hate when people asked how's the married life because i really couldn't tell that much of a difference. but happy early anniversary!

    -issa @ wewearthings.com

  8. Happy anniversary!! That is such a sweet song! :)

  9. I fully believe that marriage is a good thing--during the happy times of life and during the not-so-happy times, too!