Our Love Story
We met in 1998 at the University of Cincinnati. We were in the
same calculus class fall quarter of our freshman year, but never
spoke. Winter quarter, Wendy decided to take Dr. Chalkley's section
instead of Dr. Chung's. If she had taken Dr. Chung's class like
Craig did, we would have never met. Instead, in Dr. Chalkley's class
she met a goofy guy named Tom Herbort who was quite smitten with
her. He thought the best way to get to know her better was to try to
hook her up with his friend Craig. The three of them would spend
time together, then Tom would take over. It didn't quite work out as
Craig came home with Wendy for spring break. We fell in love that
week on March 26th, 1998, while sitting on top of an Indian burial
mound in Mound Cemetery in Marietta, OH. We got married two years
later on July 2, 2000. The ceremony and reception were held at Ault
Park in Cincinnati, OH (we should mention that Tom also introduced
us to Ault Park).
Moving To Michigan
We graduated with our B.S.s
in chemical engineering in June 2002. After the graduation ceremony,
we loaded all of our belongings into a 30ft truck...two pick-up
trucks...a van...and three cars and moved to our new
house in Ypsilanti, MI.
We are now PhD candidates in chemical engineering at the
University of Michigan. We spend our free time together gardening,
yard sale-ing, watching art films, biking, reading, and doing an
assortment of other activities which are featured on this site. We
are members of Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor, MI where we worked at
the religious school during this past year. Also last year, we
hosted a high school exchange student from Germany.
And after surviving someone else's teenager for a year...