Erin and Chris

This is a documentation of the journey that we take together and the friends and family that will help us along the way. My time with Erin over the last 5+ years has been fantastic and I can’t think of a better way to kick off our journey toward a life together than to have all our friends help us document it! So this is my request to all of you to submit the comments, pics, stories, videos, and anything else you can think of that illustrates our time together so far as well as our time together moving forward. We love you all an thank you so much for contributing!

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High school graduation!  My boyfriend at the time would NOT have been happy about this photo…  it wasn’t a secret that I always had a soft spot for you ;)

High school graduation!  My boyfriend at the time would NOT have been happy about this photo…  it wasn’t a secret that I always had a soft spot for you ;)

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I LOVE this one- us at Liz and Patrick’s wedding in September, 2012.  Just 2 weeks after being engaged!

I LOVE this one- us at Liz and Patrick’s wedding in September, 2012.  Just 2 weeks after being engaged!

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How is it possible that we weren’t dating senior year of High School?  I mean, check out those chops!  ;)

How is it possible that we weren’t dating senior year of High School?  I mean, check out those chops!  ;)

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Chris and I met in 7th grade- Mrs. Horton’s 7th hour science class in fact.  I like to think that the alphabet brought us together: Abbott + Balcom means I got to sit next to him in alphabetical order AND our lockers were near each other (I was #1 and he was #14).  This led to the highlight of my each and every day- walking back from class with Chris.  We would hold hands and everyone could see and I couldn’t be happier!  We wrote notes, and I kept them.  We talked on the phone each night, and I never wanted to hang up. I wrote “Erin Balcom” on my folders, never realizing that someday that would come true.
When we moved away after that year- my heart broke.  I wrote to you and wore your football jersey on the plane.  I lied and told my mom it was because I was cold, but it was really because I wanted to be close to you.  I lost that jersey over the years, but you tracked down a replica and had your last name printed across the back- just like the original.  Trust me, I won’t lose it, or you, again!  
Sometimes when I look at you, I still see that 14 year old with the piercing deep eyes- and something inside me melts all over again.  I love you!

Chris and I met in 7th grade- Mrs. Horton’s 7th hour science class in fact.  I like to think that the alphabet brought us together: Abbott + Balcom means I got to sit next to him in alphabetical order AND our lockers were near each other (I was #1 and he was #14).  This led to the highlight of my each and every day- walking back from class with Chris.  We would hold hands and everyone could see and I couldn’t be happier!  We wrote notes, and I kept them.  We talked on the phone each night, and I never wanted to hang up. I wrote “Erin Balcom” on my folders, never realizing that someday that would come true.

When we moved away after that year- my heart broke.  I wrote to you and wore your football jersey on the plane.  I lied and told my mom it was because I was cold, but it was really because I wanted to be close to you.  I lost that jersey over the years, but you tracked down a replica and had your last name printed across the back- just like the original.  Trust me, I won’t lose it, or you, again!  

Sometimes when I look at you, I still see that 14 year old with the piercing deep eyes- and something inside me melts all over again.  I love you!

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The first photo we took together and the moment we started dating again- May 12, 2007

The first photo we took together and the moment we started dating again- May 12, 2007

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This is the initial posting on a website that I hope all or you will help us grow. My time with Erin over the last 5+ years has been fantastic and I can’t think of a better way to kick off our journey toward a life together than to have all our friends help us document it! So this is my request to all of you to submit the comments, pics, stories, videos, and anything else you can think of that illustrates our time together so far as well as our time together moving forward. We love you all an thank you so much for contributing!

This is the initial posting on a website that I hope all or you will help us grow. My time with Erin over the last 5+ years has been fantastic and I can’t think of a better way to kick off our journey toward a life together than to have all our friends help us document it! So this is my request to all of you to submit the comments, pics, stories, videos, and anything else you can think of that illustrates our time together so far as well as our time together moving forward. We love you all an thank you so much for contributing!