Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Love Maps from Define Design

One of the most remarkable things about my marriage is the sheer fact that we found each other at all. I grew up in New Jersey, went to school in Los Angeles, spent a year in North Carolina, 6 in NYC, and found my way to Iowa. Josh grew up in Montana, went to school in Tennessee and Nebraska, spent time in Uruguay, and found his way to Iowa. I'd never even been to Montana or Nebraska before I'd met him (much less he to New Jersey). So our world is now this lovely combination of origins, settled firmly in the middle of the country...even though a few of my beloved family members still say my adopted home state as a question—"Iowa?"—which makes me giggle.

And when this print from Define Design arrived as a wedding present from a good friend of ours, I was delighted by it and the ability to hang a symbol of our life travels towards each other on the wall.

Here are a few more of Sandrine's prints which would be great for so many gift giving occasions...

I had to show a little Jersey pride, especially in the week post hurricane!

I adore this one too. Such a simple idea, but so meaningful when seen in this format.

Thank you Colleen for our lovely print!


  1. Ooooh, I LOVE that last one. And I know a couple that it's made for! Must hop over there now...

  2. Super cute and such a sweet story. Congrats to you two!

  3. You are so welcome! I love that you two found each other!

  4. My husband and I have a similar story! It's absolutely crazy how we met and the ties we have all over the states. Love this post! =) I should put something together like this.