Tonight officially marks our 3 year wedding anniversary and I couldn’t think of a more perfect time to publish this blog about being married to the love of my life and the journey that involves being married to a TV weatherman.
Every day we are together is the greatest day of my life — Nicolas Sparks
There’s a lot more to me than being married to the weatherman, but that way of introduction has become common place for me since 2015 and truth be told, I don’t completely hate it, in fact, I’ve grown to love it. After all, it truly is part of my identity. In October of 2015, I married the love of my life on the beautiful rocky blue coast of Maryland. The inner harbor of Baltimore to be specific. The weekend of our wedding, Baltimore experienced a near miss of a hurricane that forecasters gave a 50/50 shot of devastating the area. As all perfect fairytales go, or as my husband would say, as all his forecasts go, we lucked out and the hurricane took a sharp 90 degree turn out to the Atlantic. My future husband (and meteorologist, Jared, correctly predicted (pinky promised me—so it was serious) days in advance that the hurricane would not ruin our special day. It didn’t and we got married. The story doesn’t end there and it for sure didn’t start there.
Being married to a local tv personality and meteorologist has its perks and its fair share of tribulations. I definitely miss the good ole’ days of us going to the gym for a workout and then promptly heading straight to the grocery store to grab a few things on the way home, even though we looked like a complete sweaty mess. And I mean a quick stop at Publix, not a full grocery shop going through all the produce, etc., I mean In and out stop — 10 minutes tops! The discovery of not being able to do that, as you can imagine wasn’t a highlight of my life (That’s a story for another day), but it was a stark reality check that made me realize that being married to a local celebrity was a bit different than I thought.
And just because no one comes up to say “hi” doesn’t mean they don’t see you… or so I’ve been informed. It might not be that the viewers really care what you look like or what your spouse looks like, but you end up giving your appearance a second thought when you get noticed. In all reality, those are the trivial things in life. However, I do question whether I should feel that confident looking like a hot sweaty mess in public anyway … Let’s be real, this is still to be determined.
Truth be told, the biggest struggle is the hours he works. He is up at 2am and asleep by the time I get home at night. I joke that we spend the mornings together, me drinking coffee and watching him on TV while he tells me how to dress for the day. And yes, I am that wife that checks her husband to make sure his hair looks good and his suit looks sharp. It’s just not before leaves the house, I do it when he is on air and believe me it still counts! I’ve had to text him mid-show once that his fly was unzipped.
The TV industry and his job fascinate me and when we are not struggling to find time to be together, it has proved to be a very fun way to experience life.
On the days we spend together we focus on making the most of it and living it to the fullest and yes, sometimes that means lying on the couch all day and ordering in pizza. If that’s not experiencing life I don’t know what is.
Jared and I like to look on the brighter side of life and purposefully focus on all of the positive that surrounds us. This blog will focus on the time we spend together (traveling, eating, cooking, exploring our home of Nashville and beyond), and about the TV world, as well as the aesthetic industry that is my passion and my career in cosmetic surgery.
Let’s face it, life is for the living and we are blessed to be living it.
The “married to the weatherman” journey began on the evening of October 4, 2015. To see a little bit of what that day was like, I’ve included our wedding trailer below.
I hope you enjoy!