Liz grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, she attended Haverford College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During her sophomore year, she met Peter and they bonded over movies with friends, despite his pink polo shirt.Liz returned to Pittsburgh to work, and then relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to attend graduate school at Emory University. Peter followed shortly after. Liz is currently an Environmental Epidemiologist for a health department in Atlanta, and practices photography in her free time.
Pete grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and lived in Kansas City, Kansas during high school. After high school he also attended Haverford College, where he played lacrosse. Between all of the practices and games, Pete and Liz started dating eight years ago. After college, Pete returned to the DC area to work, and then moved abroad to the UK. Pete attended graduate school at Durham University and continued to play lacrosse. Peter now works as a technology insurance underwriter in Atlanta, and coaches lacrosse at a local high school.
In the summer of 2013, Peter and Liz joined Liz’s extended family for their annual vacation at Surfside Beach, South Carolina. Pete mentioned wanting to get up early to watch the sunrise one morning, and Liz was suspicious at the time.
At 5:30 in the morning, Liz pulled on her most comfy beach clothes and tried to keep her eyes open. Her not-a-morning-person brain wasn’t awake enough to be the least bit suspicious. When Peter started talking about their lives together and got down on one knee, it still took Liz a minute to realize what was happening. She may have said “Really?” at first, but once she realized Pete asked her to marry him, of course she said “Yes!”
They spent the day in the sun celebrating with their family and sharing the news with our other family members and friends.