Alison & Andy {engaged}

They both remember meeting several years before they began dating.  Alison can even tell you what Andy was wearing.  With both attending SIUE, proximity would allow them to see one another occasionally, and while timing never seemed right, something about one another stayed fresh in their minds.  When out with mutual friends, the opportunity finally arose to become more than acquaintances and start dating.  So what better day to have your first date than ring in a new year together on New Year’s Eve?  It was 2008 in St Louis and with all the hope and anticipation that the new year brings, they kissed at midnight and have been together ever since.

Surprising Alison can be very difficult, so when Andy decided to surprise her by asking her to marry him – he had his work cut out for him!! He planned the proposal and designed a custom ring without Alison knowing.  On Father’s Day before they were headed out to celebrate the holiday with his family, Alison turned around and suddenly Andy was there before her on one knee. He said he had just gotten the ring the day before and absolutely couldn’t wait to give it to her.They shared the news with their families and both dads said it was the best Father’s Day present they could ever imagine!

What better day than to have your first day of the rest of your lives together than New Years Eve?  Guests will watch sparks fly and ring in 2013 with Alison and Andy this New Years Eve!  Enjoy a few of their amazing engagement photos and be sure to check out how the story continues next year!!

I think it should be pointed out that Roger and his mad skills found a way to hang a clock in a tunnel at SIUE.  He really is a modern day MacGuyver!!!

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