About Us

Sunday, December 9, 2007

How we met...
September 2002

Ron and I met while working at the University of Illinois. Ron was just beginning his job as a Research Specialist in the Department of Crop Sciences. I, on the other hand, was just finishing my master's degree and interviewing for the Extension IPM Specialist position. Even though we had met each other in the hallway several times, we never really talked to each other until the department's annual pie social. Little did we know that afternoon we would end up engaged 4 years later!

Ron's Birthday....The Day We Got Engaged
August 13, 2006

Ron decided that after church on Sunday he just couldn't wait any longer for his birthday present. After a lot of begging, I said okay. I anxiously waited for him to open up the XM Radio he had been wanting. Instead of the ooh's and ahh's I thought would follow, I got silence, followed "It's nice, but not really what I wanted." He got up and left the room. I didn't really know what to say except, "what did you want then?" At that point I was starting to get upset and he came back in, got on one knee, and said "what I would really like is for you to marry me..."

Our Wedding Day
December 1, 2007

It was a cold, icy day when we got married. We were lucky enough to be surrounded by family and friends that braved the weather to see us say "I Do". Definitely a day we will always remember....