Ten Years of Love and the Upshift Summer Bash

Chris and I fell in love over cars. He is an avid car enthusiast with a passion for a well built engine. I fell in love with his determination and attitude that nothing will hold him back. He has taught me so much about life and to not give up on dreams!

Our relationship began 10 years ago on a trip to Norwalk, Ohio. It was for the Annual Buschur DSM shootout August 14 and 15th,2004. I was very much out of my comfort zone never going with a group of people that were basically strangers to me except for Chris. We enjoyed the car show and the races that weekend. It was one of the first car shows I had participated in getting Chris’s PT up to show quality. I fell in love with the entire culture that weekend. It was an amazing weekend for sure and is what started our relationship.

We were hoping later in 2004 Chris would have Pt Cruiser converted so he could but due to Pennsylvania paying for the conversion and the engineers not wanting to put in the research and development on the PT here we are 10 years later still working to get him a vehicle. We said at 10 years we would love to make it back out to Norwalk,Ohio but it looks like that isn’t happening. Instead, without even realizing it we scheduled the Upshift Summer Bash for the same Weekend as the Buschur shoot out and our 10 years of being together! This is our big event to wrap up fundraising for Chris! What a wonderful way to remember 10 years of love even if it wasn’t how we originally “planned” life to go. Hopefully just after our 10 year wedding anniversary in 3 years we’ll be able to make it out to the Shootout and renew our vows!

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