Spending Our Anniversary in Pittsburgh

This is my husband and best friend, Ken. He goes by Knate (the K is silent)

He’s the best!!!

For those that don’t know, me and Ken met 14 years ago on Myspace. He sent me a message on there and asked if we could meet. He came to my house that evening and we talked on my parents porch until like 2/3 in the morning.

I learned that we had a lot in common. I was born in 79 and he was born in 80. I graduated with his sister and he graduated with my brother. We had always been around each other but had never actually or officially met one another before.

He was a Virgo Sun and Scorpio Moon just like me. 

Long story short, he and I got on very well.

In a whirlwind of events, we were engaged, married and became a full-on family within 2 years.

Last Friday, we celebrated 12 years of friendship and marriage. We went back to the place we were born, raised and married. 

City County Building, Justice of the Peace, Pittsburgh PA

We stayed on Mt. Washington in a beautiful Airbnb called the

Andy and Andrew.


It was so lovely and quaint. Holly the host was exceptionally kind and generous and was also celebrating her 12th year anniversary of marriage in April as well.

It was another perfect match to the vibe we wanted to experience for our celebration together.


We flew in from Virginia Beach where it was 71 degrees to a chilly 38 degrees in Pittsburgh.

We came fully prepared for the weather we have known most of life. And you know, it just HAD to snow, to welcome us back.

(Not much, just flurries)


Because of COVID and because of the weather, we couldn’t do everything that we wanted to do like throw a party or even go to Kennywood. So we decided to chill and make the most of our time together.

We rode the incline, went down the Strip to shop, visited a pop-up art exhibit Downtown, ate very well and had personal masseuses come visit us in our Airbnb for a couples massage. (We used Zeel)


We ate so good while we were up there!!!

We also love white pizza so we ordered some from Luciano’s Restaurant in White Oak and Joe Cestone’s Pizzaria in Mt. Washington!


We made sure to spend some time with all of our parents while we were up there, as well. It was so important for us to reach back and share quality time with the ones that love us the most.

Our elders.

Because of them, we ARE!!

I’m so grateful that we got to sit with all of them.

I'm so honored to be married to the person who considers me his best friend. 

Being married is the other greatest job I have ever had. 

Looking back over all these years together with my best friend has given me a peace I didn’t know I could ever have.

We’ve been through so much and have been put up against all kinds of things and I have a friend indeed.

In this life, we all experience so much loss, hurt, pain and sorrow that we feel many regrets. I’m here to tell you that if you stick it out and go through the fire, IT WILL be worth it.

Perfection is impossible, but joy can still overflow in your life.


My prayer for all of you out there reading this…

May you be blessed to marry your best friend so that there is NO limit on how much you can share with one another!! May all of our hearts overflow with love, knowing that the one they are with loves them from infinity and beyond!!


Side note- In no way were we paid for any of this. I just had such a remarkable time that I wanted to share the good news.
I also wanted to send a special shoutout to our cousin TayVeon Bose. He did a great job cutting Knate’s hair and face. You got him looking so fresh!!! Thank you!!!

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