Our love story began in Lexington, Kentucky, where both of us were pursuing residency training. Chris was a senior resident in Internal Medicine, and Mary Pat was a second year pharmacy resident in Medication Safety. We were fortunate to work together on the same Internal Medicine team in August 2019. We shared our first date in September, enjoying the peaceful view of Jacobson Park as the sun dipped behind the hills and the geese landed on the lake. That was the start of something beautiful that blossomed into a deep friendship and desire to build a life together. We have grown and supported each other across many states and many miles over the past four years, and we cannot wait for a lifetime of growth, friendship, and love…and finally getting to share the same zip code again!
Chris planned a special date in December and Mary Pat had no idea that this date was going to be even more special than she could have imagined. He set up a romantic evening at Boar's Head Resort for the Winter Wander in Charlottesville, Virginia, where they could admire the beautiful Christmas lights. With one hand in Mary Pat’s and the other hand on the engagement ring in his pocket, they walked along the path, passing glittering lights and cozy fire pits for making s’mores. Chris found the perfect spot at one of the fire pits, where they could enjoy the view. They sat down, listening to the soft crackling of the fire and the festive music. Chris got down on one knee and opened a small velvet black box with a light inside that illuminated a gorgeous ring. Mary Pat saw the words “Greatest Adventure” engraved on the inside of the band and said YES! We are excited to continue celebrating the start of our Greatest Adventure with our friends and family on May 26, 2024!