//Tell us how you first met?
We met in the summer of 2008- I was working at Schnucks when Chris needed a job for the summer before he started the Police Academy. He caught my eye from the moment we laid eyes on each other. We played in a softball league for Schnucks and the rest was history. We then spent a lot of time together and falling more and more in love with each other as the days went by.
//When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?, etc?
After the second softball game we went out for a couple drinks. When he drove me to my car we had kissed for the first time. It was the most amazing first kiss. We both had tingles throughout our whole body. I then asked him what nationality he was and he replied German and Irish. I said I was 50% Italian and German/Irish, I then continued to ask what our children would be. We both knew we were the one when I didn’t scare him off with such a question like that after our first kiss.
//Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)
We went on a summer vacation to Rivera Maya, Mexico with my family in the middle of June. It was the first night there after dinner. I was a bit crabby due to the long day of travels. Chris asked me to go for a walk around the resort after dinner and I did not have any interest in going because it was raining. He finally talked me into it, so we went for a walk. We got down to the beach boardwalk when it stopped raining and the moon was reflecting off the ocean. It was so quiet, no one was around, and all we could hear was the sound of the waves hitting the shore. Chris stopped, took my hands and started expressing his unending love to me. Next thing you know Chris was down on one knee asking for my hand in marriage. I was shocked and nervous at the same time.
We then went to where all my family was and told them the terrific news. They were all so happy and cheering for us. It was such a magical evening. I could have not asked for a better engagement.
Chris was planning it for 3-4 months. He took his mom and sisters to look for a ring. Then took my sisters Lori and Kerri to help too.
//Tell is the one thing you love about each other.
Chris is my best friend and I have never been so thankful to have someone so incredible to spend the rest of my life with. He keeps me on my toes and surprises me all the time with new ways to share his love for me.
My life changed from the moment I met Kelli. Kelli is always making me laugh and can’t believe I survived this long without her. She has “sentenced” me to a life full of happiness and love.
//Share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.
Chris is always breaking out in a sing or dance just to make me smile. Kelli is happy and always positive, she makes me have a better day when I see her smile.
//Besides getting married – whats the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?
Having all the special people in both of lives being in one place celebrating with us our new life together. The whole day was dedicated to us- it was our day that we patiently waited for after a year and a half; It was neat to see all the planning and picking out everything come together for such a magical day.