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By August 28, 2013 No Comments

“This amazing evening began with a wonderful dinner and wine at The Farm in Adena, OH. After dinner, we headed to Oglebay for the Oglebayfest Fireworks. We threw down a blanket at a turnaround picnic spot at one of the highest points in the park, and waited for the fireworks to begin. We talked about our lives and everything that had been happening recently, enjoying being with each other, until the firework show started at 8:00 PM. At the beginning of the grand finale, TJ nudged me and I looked down to see the ring box. He asked the question that I’ve been waiting to hear since the day we met, “Will you marry me?” and all I could do was cry while nodding and saying, “Yes,” more times than I can remember.” -Sarah


When TJ is not working, he enjoys playing Call of Duty, modifying his car, watching the Fast and Furious movies, riding his motorcycle, and going for long drives in the country with Sarah. He also enjoys relaxing with Sarah while watching Doctor Who, Supernatural, and anything else that looks good on Netflix. When he is not doing any of the above, he is looking up dream cars and designing a man cave that would require him hitting the lottery to afford.

When Sarah is not working, she is usually relaxing with TJ and indulging in Doctor Who and Supernatural addictions. She loves tattoos, and enjoys wine and cooking, Tim Burton movies, and spending too much time on Pinterest, planning the dream house that requires funding from the Mega Millions Lottery.

“TJ and I met through mutual friends at Wheeling Jesuit University in the fall of 2009. Our friendship began with conversations about our love of cars and motorcycles, and going for long drives. TJ quickly became a trusting and caring person for me to confide in – someone who I could talk to for hours, and tell anything to. He gave me safety and security, and quickly became a close friend. Eventually, we started opening up about how we felt for each other and began dating at midnight, on February 4, 2010, outside of my dorm building on campus. Even though we’re opposite in many ways, we balance each other out and make each other better. My extrovert personality brings out a more outgoing side of TJ, and his calm, balanced personality keeps me grounded. It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come since Day 1, and it’s even more amazing when we think about all of the obstacles that we have overcome. We have fought any and every obstacle that would have kept any other couple apart, and have been by each others sides through it all. TJ moved in with me into my apartment in June of 2011, and our lives grow more together every day. We currently live in Martins Ferry, OH with our cat, Harley, and our one-eyed albino hedgehog, Zero………..

Our dream is to one day own a simple home, in a quiet, rural area on a few acres, living the peaceful life we’ve always dreamed of.” -Sarah

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