It all started when…
Kevin and Kristie met during their senior year of high school. They had most of their classes together but never really talked until going to a mutual friends party where they talked through the whole night. Soon after that Kevin asked Kristie to prom after popping out of a huge pink box outside of her physics class “dressed” up as a panda (her favorite animal). This led to five consecutive days of dates where they get to know each other better and decided to “o-fish-ially” start dating! After a wonderful summer, they decided to continue their relationship long distance as Kristie began college at UCLA, and Kevin at UC Irvine.
For the next few years, although they were no longer living close to one another, they did their best to see each other on the weekends. They made time to talk to each other every single day on the phone or over Skype. They also both did a club sport called dragonboat where they competed in races against each other. Sometimes, Kevin would even make surprise visits to Los Angeles with Kristie’s favorite boba from Irvine; and sometimes Kristie would drive to Irvine and agree to eat carne asada fries two nights in a row.
After their college years, they moved to Albany, New York after Kristie was accepted into medical school. They adopted their dog Millie, also known as the cutest dog in the world! Board games became a big part of their lives as well — they currently own 158 games. In December 2017, Kristie traveled to Australia for vacation with her family, and was surprised to find Kevin appear in their AirBnB in Sydney with a beautiful ring! After getting over the shock, Kristie of course said, “YES!” They were able to spend New Years in Sydney together, watching the quintessential fireworks over the harbor.
Over the last 8.5 years, they’ve traveled to Japan, Australia, Iceland, France, Portugal, England, Canada, and road-tripped across the United States, including 27 states. They have had many adventures together, and are excited for many more to come!