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Birth of Christina

10/09/1973

Christina was born in Indianapolis Indiana to Barry Lloyd and Patricia Darlene (Nichols) Eldridge

Birth of Kevin

4/29/1974

Kevin was born to Vaughn Jon and Rickie Lou (Hosler) Duitsman

The official meeting

06/15/1989

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.

High school years

08/01/1989 - 05/28/1992

Secret Discovered

10/01/1989

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 Limo

10/09/1989

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

Homecoming

10/14/1989

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.

That Wednesday Night

12/20/1989

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.

The First Time

2/16/1990

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Graduation

5/28/1992

Purdue years

08/01/1992 - 05/31/1994

Kev gets stuck

6/1/1993 - 2/19/2013

Bike shop

Playing House

07/01/1993 - 05/31/1994

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.

Uh-Ohhhh!

4/19/1994

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.

The Proposal

4/22/1994

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.

Spreading the good news

4/28/1994 - 4/29/1994

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.

The Wedding

5/25/1994

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.

Whitcomb Avenue

06/01/1994 - 06/01/1995

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.

Alexandra's Arrival

12/22/1994

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.

Can't Do it on our own

06/01/1995 - 05/01/1997

After failing on our own financially, we decided it was best to move in with Kevin's parents.

On our own again

06/01/1997 - 05/01/1998

Out on our own again, we moved to Westlake apartments to have a try again.

ITT Years

11/1/1997 - 12/1/1999

Kev went back to school for an Associates degree in EET

# 2 on the way

02/15/1998

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.

A cheaper place

5/1/1998 - 4/28/2003

circa May, 1998, we move back to Carriage house. We stayed here until we could afford to move into a house.

Kenzie is born

10/26/1998

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 grows up

7/31/2001 - 2/19/2013

Christina goes to work at Anthem BCBS

Another baby?

11/30/2002

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.

IUD gone

12/11/2002

Had my IUD removed so we could try for another baby.

Pregger's

3/1/2003

circa 3/1/03 - found out we were pregnant

Home Sweet Home

4/28/2003 - 2/19/2013

Our Home

Hope is here

12/10/2003

Hope is here :)

Barry dies

4/11/2005

Barry dies on I-74 on his way home from work in a car accident.

IWGB 24

3/17/2012 - 3/21/2012

Christina goes through banquet

IWGB 25

9/21/2012 - 9/24/2012

Kev goes through Banquet