ABOUT US Andrew is a 1998 graduate of High School in Pennsylvania, where he was actively involved in the choral and band programs as well as the drama club. After his high school graduation, he went on to attend Marywood University in Scranton, where he pursued a music major. Following his freshman year, Andrew transfered to Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. He orginally pursued music at Mansfield but changed his major to Anthropology in the middle of his college career. He graduated magna cum laude in 2003 with a B.A. in Anthropology and minors in Music, Philosophy, and Creative Writing. He currently work as an Anthropologist.
Holly is a 1999 graduate of High School in NY, where she was actively involved in winter and spring track and showchoir. She was involved with Summer Music Theater from 1992 to 2003. After high school, Holly attended Mansfield University of Pennsylvania where she pursued a majoy in communications. She graduated cum laude in 2003 as a member of the honors program with a B.S. in Mass Communications, double emphasis in Journalism and Public Relations and a minor in Creative Writing. Holly currently works as a reporter.
WHEN WE GOT ENGAGED December 25, 2004
HOW IT HAPPENED It was Christmas Day, December 25, 2004 and we had already celebrate our first Christmas together in our new apartment, which was special unto itself. It was the first Christmas away from our parent's homes for both of us. After celebrating together, we each went to our parent's homes to celebrate with our families. My family has a tradition of going to my maternal grandparent's house every Christmas morning, where Grandma would fix breakfast for everyone and then we would all open gifts together. Andrew arrived while in the midst of the gift-giving frenzy and after all the gifts had been open, Andrew called everyone into the living room and, as we both sat in front of the Christmas tree, he presented me with a ring box. I opened the box as my eyes misted over and found a beautiful white gold diamond engagement ring nestled within its depths. Andrew quietly asked "Holly, will you marry me?" I whispered, "Yes!" and threw my arms around him and kissed him, eyes swimming. I handed him the box so that he could slide the ring onto my finger and again we kissed and embraced. We were then surrounded by cheers, flashbulbs, and my family trying to talk to us and hug us all at the same time. It was simple and sweet. Poor Andrew was so nervous he actually handed my the ring box upside down and wasn't able to make any kind of flowery speech but I don't mind at all. It was just so special the way that he was able to include my family because I am so close to my family and I know that they were all grateful to have been able to witness it.
Debbie ~ Holly's Mom Budd ~ Holly's Step-Dad Curt ~ Holly's Dad Terrie ~ Holly's Step-Mom Jeff and Brad ~ Holly's brothers