“I knew that Kegan was planning a special birthday surprise for me since he told me not to make any plans of my own, but besides that I was totally clueless. The day before my birthday I went to Disney On Ice with two girlfriends from my days on the Michigan State Figure Skating Team, and the show gave me a major itch to get back onto the ice after almost 7 years of “retirement.” So the next day, when Kegan told me to grab my skates, I was beyond excited! He had rented out the practice ice at my childhood skating rink, the Birmingham Ice Arena. It was so thoughtful and really meant a lot to me – it was already the perfect birthday present!
“Overall I think that the way we met really set the tone for our relationship. We were cheering for different teams at a baseball game. We’ve also been on opposite sides of Red Wings vs. Penguins, Lions vs. Steelers, and Michigan State vs. University of Michigan. But we’ve also learned to adopt each other’s teams and celebrate their successes, because each of us knows it makes the other one happy. At the same time, while we may have different strengths/weaknesses and approaches to things, we have very common goals and we celebrate, respect, and support each other every step of the way. At the end of the day, that’s what makes us such a strong team – and that’s the most important team of all.”