Posted on October 06 2016
In February of 2010, Amy arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand to spend a semester abroad studying at the University of Canterbury. Soon after starting school, Amy joined the University of Canterbury Canoe Club (UCCC), where Thomas was already a member. They both attended weekly UCCC events and their feelings for each other began to grow. Thomas charmed Amy with his adventurous spirit and New Zealand accent and Amy charmed Thomas with her willingness to try new things and passion to see the world. Eventually, Thomas asked Amy out on a proper date, and they have been nearly inseparable ever since. Amy returned to Connecticut in July of 2010 and Thomas was able to visit for two months at Christmas time. Amy eventually moved back to Christchurch after graduating from the University of Connecticut in May 2011. Life for Amy and Thomas was only uphill from here, literally. From a year together in Christchurch, to a ski season in Colorado, to backpacking through Europe, to another ski season in New Zealand, to another backpacking trip through Costa Rica, then back to Connecticut and finally back to Christchurch for another year. It has certainly been an exciting adventure for these two.
Amy and Thomas got engaged in Central Park, New York City on April 29, 2014. In October of 2015, Thomas received his permanent residence Green Card for the USA and the couple got married in Long Beach Island, New Jersey on August 22, 2016 in front of their closest friends and family.