Who We Are
We met through a mutual friend during Kristin's freshman year and Ian's sophomore year of college in Manchester, New Hampshire. Kristin majored in psychology and Ian majored in history. Despite being best friends throughout college we did not start dating until many years later! Finally, in 2017, almost 10 years after meeting, Ian finally asked Kristin to marry him while on vacation in Europe with his parents.
In June of 2018, on a beautiful spring day, we were married in front of our family and friends. Our ceremony took place at a beautiful cathedral in Albany, New York. It was followed by a reception filled with love, dancing, and laughter. Having our family and friends around us to celebrate our commitment to each other is something that we will always cherish and will remember forever.
On our wedding day we were told that even though we felt like we couldn't love the other person more than we already did, our love would grow even stronger with each passing day and year. We reflect on this advice often and have realized how true it is. With every success, every challenge, and every passing day our love grows even stronger and deeper over the past 4 and a half years.
Christmas has always been our favorite holiday. Over the years we have created many Christmas (and Christmas season) traditions. To kick of the season we always go out and get a real Christmas tree. Since we bought our house we have even gone as far as getting two trees— if you ask us there is no such thing as too much Christmas!
This weekend we went to our favorite Christmas tree place, picked out two trees we thought were perfect and came home to get to work. With a fire in the fireplace and Christmas music playing we spent the weekend putting up our favorite decorations. One of our favorite parts is putting the ornaments on the tree. We always start by putting up a Boston Red Sox ornament, in memory of Ian’s brother, Quinn( the Red Sox were his favorite team). Every ornament that we put on has a memory or a story that goes with it. As we put them on the tree it reminds us of our travels, family, and friends.
We can’t wait to be able to pass on our Christmas traditions and start new family traditions with our future children too!
To say Ian is a Lego enthusiast would be an understatement! Since he was little he loved playing with Legos with his brother Quinn. As an adult he has always enjoyed creating new buildings and adding to his “Lego City”. He went on to become a Master Model Builder at a LEGOland and now owns his own Lego business that specializes in custom builds, school programs, and corporate events. Today he spent some time in his “Lego City” organizing new pieces and sets.