One of the things we wanted to do after getting married was start a blog to write about life as newlyweds and things that inspire us. It's also a perfect way to keep our family and friends, who seem to be all over the country these days, up to date on what we're up to. We do our best to update daily and hope readers are enjoying our stories. Welcome to Erin & Andrew Ever After.
Erin, who grew up in Colorado, and I met back in 2007 at Hillsdale College in Michigan as members of the Charger Track and Field team. I was a junior when Erin came in as a freshman at the small liberal arts school. She was a distance runner and I was a high jumper. Quite the combination (everyone keeps wondering what our children will be like once we decide to have kids... probably a shot putter).
|(In fact... we are Hillsdale's first all-American couple!)|
Fast forward a few years.
The day was Dec. 18, 2010 and I told Erin that we had a special weekend planned in Grand Rapids, Mich. We checked into the very fancy J.W. Marriott, which we've stayed at on a few other occasions, I had already made dinner reservations, and Erin thought we had just another fun Grand Rapids weekend planned.
For our three year dating anniversary in October, Erin made me a memory book filled with all of the highlights of our relationship. So while in our hotel room that overlooked the city, we read the memory book together. When we got to the end though, Erin didn't know the story was incomplete.
I pulled out a pen and told her that we need to add today's Grand Rapids adventure to the book. After I wrote a few lines of some things we had already done that day, Erin watched me write, "Little did Erin know that today was the day that we would spend the rest of our lives together."
Some tears began to build in her eyes and a smile was stuck on her face.
Then I got down on one knee, pulled out a white ring box and asked her to marry me. It was an overwhelming, "Yes."
Now fast forward a year and some change.
We're living in downtown Denver, where Erin works as an auditor for a major accounting firm and I'm in marketing for a luxury travel club. Marriage has been amazing and we can't wait to see what's ahead.