Sunday, August 11, 2013

One year.

Today, Corey and I celebrate one year of marriage. Its hard to believe it was one year ago that we said, "I do." Its been such a busy, exciting year and I am so grateful to have the perfect person to share it with.
We enjoyed a perfect honeymoon in Hawaii on the islands of Oahu and Maui.

We returned home to New Jersey where I started a new job, which I absolutely loved, teaching 3rd grade.

Hurricane Sandy hit our home in Hoboken. The entire city, including our building, flooded eight feet. Many of our neighbors lost their homes and cars and so many of our favorite businesses and restaurants lost everything as well. We were so, so fortunate that we only lost the anniversary tier of our wedding cake. Thank goodness for our apartment being on the seventh floor.

I celebrated my first Christmas ever away from my parents.

We escaped the cold, cold winter and had a great vacation in Florida with Corey's parents at their new home.

Corey was offered a new job in Charlotte. It was a dream come true to be able to move closer to my family but many, many tears were shed when I resigned from my school in New Jersey.

We both started new jobs in Charlotte and got settled into our new apartment. Riley loves spending more time outside and gets to play on the grass every day and we're enjoying the slower pace and lower bills!
We purchased our first home. (More to come on this soon, I promise!)

The other day after we had a meeting about cabinets and floors and such, Corey said something about what an established little family we were - having been married for almost a year, raised a sweet dog, and bought our first home. This is so true and its kind of crazy to think about how we went from being a couple to a family over the past year. Someone once told me that on your wedding day is the least in love with your husband you'll ever be.
This seemed totally nuts to me at the time but I think its actually true after all. I fall more and more in
love with Corey every single day and can't wait to celebrate many more anniversaries.


  1. You two are so sweet!! It's such a blessing that you survived hurricane Sandy with so little damage! I hope you two are loving Charlotte, NC is the best!

  2. I have SOOOO many friends that lost everything after Katrina. So sad, just as Sandy.
    Glad ya'll are here in Charlotte. We need to get together soon since ya'll live around the corner.
    As for being in Love with your hubs. A lot of people would argue, but I agree. ;)

  3. Definitely so true about being in love and marriage. :)

    Can't wait to hear more about the home!

    Happy Anniversary!!

  4. Congratulations on sharing a wonderful first year of marriage together and accomplishing the big milestone of buying a new house! That's so exciting... can't wait to hear all about it!

  5. Happy anniversary! I'm so glad y'all moved back to Charlotte!!

  6. Happy anniversary!! My friend read that line about "loving one another least on their wedding day" and it was delivered so weird that it sounded awful! haha but I knew what she meant!

  7. Happy anniversary sweet girl!!! And congratulations on the house, I'm so excited for you!

  8. such a sweet post and congrats on the house!


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