Christina was born in Indianapolis Indiana to Barry Lloyd and Patricia Darlene (Nichols) Eldridge
Kevin was born to Vaughn Jon and Rickie Lou (Hosler) Duitsman
Not official meeting, but the is definitely a circa... Kevin and his friend Mike ride their bikes to O'Malia's Food Market as Heather and Christina walk their to meet up. Christina is lost in Kevin's eyes, but the crush cannot come to fuition... Heather is into Kevin.
circa 10/1/89, Kevin discovers that Christina was crushing on him. Her cousins, Sonja and Becky, decided at a football game, being played at the Hoosier Dome, that Kevin should know how Christina really felt about him.
Christina's mom decided to surprise her for her 16th birthday. Waiting inside the limo was Kevin. Later in the evening, at Christina's house, she said she needed air and exited the living room to go outside, hoping Kevin would follow. He did! He asked her to Homecoming
A double-date to homecoming with Heather (Varvel) Munoz and Jeff Orm, ended with Kevin asking, "Can I ask you a stupid question?" He wanted a kiss. We kissed and I lost my footing while we danced.
The kiss to end all kisses happened on "That Wednesday Night" as Kevin and I call it. Never has there been more passion in one kiss. Our fate was sealed at this moment.
Christina and Kev get an Apt. in Lafayette called Beau Jardin and essentially play house for a year. Not married, not a clue as to what making it on their own was like.
Preggers! Feeling a bit uneasy and quesy, Christina suggests to Kevin they go to Hook's drugstore to pick up a home pregnancy test. They rode their bikes to the pharmacy, then went back to their apartment to take the test, where they tested and found out they were expecting. A bit dumbfounded and a lot frightened, they went on a bike ride to discuss what happens next.
Kevin and I went for a walk on the Purdue campus. Taking a break, we sat on a bench near the Purdue Mall. Kevin says, "I don't want to be your boyfriend anymore," then pulls out a ring and asks me to be his wife.
Kevin purchased the ring at Service Merchandise wearing camo pants and a daffy duck t-shirt. Wonder what the sales clerk was thinking.
Over the course of 2 days we spread the good news about our engagement and forth-coming baby. We were met with mixed reactions. Barry, dumbfounded, didn't find many words to say, but he did find himself in a bar telling everyone he wasn't ready to be a grandfather. Darlene went over the concerns of not having insurance, jobs, or a home of thier own. Rickie was excited and quickly jumped into action by setting up prenatal visits and planning for her future grandbaby, while Vaughn sat in silent observation and concern.
Kevin and Christina said their I Do's at Speedway Christian church at 2:30 in the afternoon. Following the ceremony was a get together at Kevin's parent's house. For their honeymoon they spent time at Natural Bridge State Park in Kentucky.
The year we lived in an apt in Indy while Kevin worked and I was home throwing up and watching the OJ Simpson trial on tv.
At 1:24 a.m. on 12/22 Alex arrived in the world at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Weighing in at 7 lbs 9 oz and 21 inches long.
After failing on our own financially, we decided it was best to move in with Kevin's parents.
Out on our own again, we moved to Westlake apartments to have a try again.
Kev went back to school for an Associates degree in EET
circa Feb 1998, Kevin and I decide to try for baby #2. 3 weeks after we make the decision to try we find out we're already preggers.
circa May, 1998, we move back to Carriage house. We stayed here until we could afford to move into a house.
Kenz was brought into the world at 10:__ at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. She was HUGE... How huge? 8 lbs 15 ounces, 21.5 inches long.
Christina goes to work at Anthem BCBS
On our way home from Illinois, Kevin and I were talking "what-if's" and around having another baby when I stopped the conversation to ask what we were really talking about. We decided that night it was time to try for a boy.
Had my IUD removed so we could try for another baby.
circa 3/1/03 - found out we were pregnant
Hope is here :)
Barry dies on I-74 on his way home from work in a car accident.
Christina goes through banquet
Kev goes through Banquet