S: August 20, 2011
FC: Kristen & Kevin
1: A great house, awesome roommates and countless memories! From porch sitting to playing with cat the cat, we have had so many fun times together. | Here's to the start of the next chapter! Congratulations Kristen and Kevin! Love, Sarah
2: Kristen, I hope you will always remember (and teach Kevin) the most important rules of lifting. | 1. Bring along 2 gallons of water 2. Grimace 3. Grunt/groan loudly | We've had some great times talking too loudly, laughing obnoxiously, baking, cooking, dancing, running, lifting and much more. Congratulations to both of you! Love, Abby
3: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain." | Dear Kristen, This font is almost as pretty as your handwriting... almost. I'm so happy for you and Kevin! You've truly "got the magic in you." Miss you so much already!! Running and baking visits are necessary! Love you! xoxo -Blaire :)
4: Kristen, A few things to remember... you can't be 21 again, you should probably not wear a fake plant on your head at work parties, always keep a bottle of orange juice handy as a chaser, ketchup can be applied to almost anything, and that you are a fun and wonderful friend! | And many I will never forget about you... being my dance partner, baking a cardboard cake, planting a yard full of silverware, chatting in the evenings in the hallway, Qdoba relays, 1 piece snowsuits, running together, and all the other fun things we did! Kevin, We aren't as always as crazy as we seem though definitely as loud. Good luck and congratulations to you both! Love, Justine
5: The first roomie to get engaged and MARRIED! We had many good times as roommates and I couldn't have been happier to share in your engagement, bachlorette party, and now wedding. Kevin's going to have a pretty cool roommate to hang around with! I hope he is up for the next season of the Bachelor... Love, Emma
6: Dear Kristen, I am so glad that we had that world's strangest class together and discovered the leather shoe move. Without that class we would have never had four years of adventures. I have enjoyed all of our screaming, scavenger hunts, athletic events, awkward dances, baking, bed sitting, and much more. I wish you the best for the future. Congrats to you both! Love, Andrea
7: Dear Kevin, From the first game of t-ball, to your room always smelling like clean linen, and also the introduction of Chris Moran, you have always been one of my closest friends. I will cherish our friendship forever, and could not be happier to witness the next steps in your journey with Kristen. Thank you for giving chase after my dramatic whisper, 'If I ran, could you catch me.' , for always being the voice of a reason, and for always knowing the weather forecast. Somehow along this road, we became adults, and I know that many of the lessons learned along the way were from knowing you. Congratulations to you both! May you be happy, healthy, and never hungry. ALL of the best in my heart, Nathan
8: Dear Kevin, When I first came to college, I was alone and scared. Then you gave me some fake abs. That's when I knew you were a man worth knowing. | You've always been a fantastic friend and I'm sure you will be an even better husband. Just remember what we've learned together: never build a house out of carboard, don't get bit by the vyper, and the left shoulder is mine for sleeping, Kristen can have the right, . -Patrick "The Womp" Muhlberger
9: Dear Kristen, I found these pictures of Kevin and me that you should probably see. I am sorry you had to find out this way. -Chris | Kevo, Although I know you won't leave Kristen for me, I want you to know that I am so happy for you guys. Just don't let your kids try to kill wasps with makeshift flamethrowers while on each other's shoulders standing on stairs. Nevermind, I will tell them when I am living with you. -Uncle MO
10: Kristen - We've had so many great times in CHQ from the guy with the flashing lights to walking in every possible way; can't wait to add you to the fam officially and keep the good times rolling!! | Kevo - Our times in the woods both in NY and at home, fishing, tubing, our bunk bed sleepovers and homework parties, the times we had at OU, and all the constant love and support you gave me throughout life will always mean the world to me! Love you both! Sara
11: Congratulations Kristen! I remember when we first became friends sophomore year, I think you were kind of afraid of me. A few costumes and I lot of cross-country memories later, not so much. You were always such a fun person to have around and the team missed you this year. | I hope you and Kevin are happy together and have a wonderful, loving marriage. Good luck with your career and I hope you enjoy Maryland. -Tim
12: Kristen, You are such an amazing person! You emanate excitement and happiness, and everything is more fun with you. Cleveland already misses your mad nursing skills and the sunshine you bring wherever you go. I'm so happy to know you, and I will continue to creep on your facebook to see all your future adventures. Love,Natalia
13: Kristen! I can't tell you how happy I am that you and Andrea had that class together. I have truly had the time of my life the past 3 years getting to know the incredible person you are. | I am sooooooo excited for you and Kevin (Hi Kevin!) but don't even start to think that now that you are married you are going to have some peace and quite. I am sure Andrea and I (and many others) will be coming to visit often! LOVE CINDY
14: Dearest Kristen, 1) Congratulations on getting married. 2) I hope you feel "on top of the world" 3) I think Kevin is better than Reza. 4) Defend your food; it's expensive in DC. Good luck and I hope to see you and Kevin more in Maryland. Love, Brian P.S. Just remember the offer about the sponge is still standing.
15: Roses are red, Congrats on your big day! If this was a Jewish wedding, We'd throw candy and yell Oy vey! Before I was a freshman, Not too long ago, I came to visit Case, When the ground was covered in snow. Cindy and Justine Picked me up from The Spot, They said "We have a running nurse! Her name is Kristen and you'll like her a lot!" You sold me your books And always gave good nursing advice, I hope Kevin knows he's lucky, 'Cause you're so pretty and so nice! When it comes to nursing, You sure are hard to beat, You can put IVs in babies' heads, And maybe sometimes in their feet. I missed having you run On the team this fall, We still had lots of fun, But it wasn't the same at all. I can't describe my feelings, When I got your invitation, I was filled with so much joy, I danced in jubilation. | So now you're a married lady, And your name isn't Hederstrom, But that doesn't matter to me, I'll always think you're the bomb. I hope that your marriage Brings happiness forever, I don't know Kevin too well, But he seems funny and clever. I know you'll be really busy, In your new married life, Saving babies at your job, And being Kevin's darling wife. But if you ever have A weekend to kill, And you feel like coming to visit, I would totally be down to chill. Thanks again for the wedding invite And for being such a great teammate and friend, I'm all out of verses and things to rhyme, Except CONGRATULATIONS!...And that's the end. xoxo, Thea
16: Farge/Fargentine - the first insulting names I made up for you and Julia. I still remember announcing that I would be calling you "Kirk" from now on to make you mad. It worked very well, but somewhere along the line you actually came to accept/like it - an unanticipated backfire in my plans...now I have to think of another name...maybe K-nuggett haha. Making masterpieces of art on the bricks of our house in VA Beach and on the back of Dad's chair. | Being very annoyed that you would always seem to show up when my friends came over. I would have to have talks with you about respecting the time I had with my friends and how I never showed up to hang out with your friends. Much to my amazement and frustration you continued to show up and I would give you looks like "Uhhh...our talks?!" Then one day you asked "Do you think Kevin likes me?" and I was like "WHAT???" haha. Caught me completely off-guard but then your intrusions made sense : P | Dance parties with you and Julia, which were quite fun and no doubt were the origin of many of your legendary moves. "Show me your purchases." - for some reason this phrase and select others make you laugh uncontrollably when I say them a certain way. Having time to hang out when you visited "me" in London and the Keys Riding 12 hours in the back seat of our station wagon with you and Julia to and from VA Beach. Yikes. Haha.
17: Beginning our friendship with early mornings in the library either randomly searching the Web, making Nells' life miserable, or discussing ways to take over the world. Prank calling people using an Arnold Schwarzenegger sound board. Classes together. Movezzz. Potato gun launching. Air rifle shooting sessions. Hushing frogs for Uncle Bob. Trick or treating in your 'hood. Excellent times in Chautauqua. | The founding of the B.O.Y.Z. on Chardon Square. Of course, many long nights playing Halo. "I guess we have to play one more level..." And then after being done with Halo at about midnight that fateful night, you said: "Well, I guess I better get home...unless you want to watch all three Bourne movies in a row." Lol and that we did. Late night trips to Denald's. The coining of "Dwight Wigglespench" at Denald's. I remember Kristen getting a kick out of that one. | Trips to Gander Mountain just to go and look at / talk about weaponry. Interact Club. Yardwork at Florence Barone's house with Dorn. The most ridiculous yard chore experience I'm sure any of us has ever had. Giving you the 25 cent rap casettes I picked up which ended up being awesomely ridiculous much to Kristen's chagrin. So many words/phrases we invented and shared - we could prob have our own language.
18: Dear Kevin and Kristen, After months and months of planning and prepping, your beautiful wedding is finally here! Time to relax! Uh oh, looks like Kevin got a head start... I'm so happy that you two have found each other. Kevin, I can't explain in just one page what a great friend you've been, from 4 wild years in Athens and beyond. And Kristen, Kevin is so lucky to have found a lovely lady like you! Here's to many years of love, laughs, and naps! Love, Nora