S & K





October 27, 2023

Milwaukee, WI
209 days209 d14 hours14 h27 minutes27 min54 seconds54 s

Our life together

Kevin and Sydney met through mutual friends in college. Sydney met her now best friends, and bridesmaids, Ashley and Jessica, at Indiana State University's freshman orientation the summer before our first year. Ashley mentioned her boyfriend, now officiant to their wedding Zach, had a roommate who was single, and they should plan a double date once they go to school. That roommate was Kevin, also known by his friends and family, as KJ, and he was going into his junior year at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. So, on Sydney's SECOND weekend as a freshman at ISU, she went on a date with Kevin, Zach, Ashley, and Jessica. The funny thing about meeting Kevin so quickly during Sydney's freshman year is that Sydney's brother and sister-in-law talked to Sydney before she left and shared advice on how to navigate college, and one of those tips was...... "don't fall in love your first year..... you need to first love yourself and learn how to be on your own." Thankfully, it worked out in the end ;) They hung out almost every day since meeting, and not even a 1 1/2 months later they became official on Sydney's birthday, October 2nd, 2016. Their favorite memories in college include late-night runs to the Terre Haute Walmart, working out together, hanging out at Kevin's fraternity Fiji, an ungodly amount of Domino's pizza and Blue Bell Cookie Two-Step ice cream eaten, studying together at the Rose-Hulman campus, and many more. They only had two years in college together because by 2018, Kevin was graduating Rose-Hulman with a degree in mechanical engineering, and Sydney had two years left of school. They now had to navigate distance for two years, but it was a testament to the strength of their relationship. Kevin received his first job offer in Barstow, California at BNSF Railway until January 2019 when he received a job offer in Rockford, IL at Bryon Nuclear Power Plant. During this time, Sydney became president of her Sorority, Sigma Kappa, and spent most of her time with her best friends and sorority sisters. During Sydney's senior year, it was brought to a sudden end due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Because classes were now online, Sydney moved in with Kevin in March 2020 and they adopted their first cat, Danny. 3 years later, Sydney is an enterprise sales development representative at Submittable and Kevin is a Senior Reactive Operator for Constellation. They live in Rockford, Illinois with their two cats, Danny and Sammy, and puppy, Wolf.