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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It Was Not Love at First Sight.

Many of you know my husband, Tanner. Or, well, what I like to call him… T Money. He's been on this blog a few times: writing love letters, answering funny questions, you know, normal stuff.
I love him.
He's such a handsome, funny, talented, good man. I am grateful for his goodness and friendship and love.

However, our story is kind of a funny story though.
You see, T Money and I did not participate in the "love at first" sight ordeal that so many young lovebirds experience.
Don't get me wrong, the first time I saw him I thought to myself, "Wowza. That guy was HOT." (The thoughts of a 19 year old, obviously). But he was, as many of you know, very much a 19 year old boy….Selling pest control….hanging with his bros. If you catch my drift. 

I had no intention of dating that boy, nonetheless marrying him.
But, like everything else in my life, nothing comes quite like I want it to.
And I fell for him that summer. It originally started off as nothing. Just a boy and girl hanging out.
And then…four years later we got married.
And we took precious pictures like this…..

That's our romantic love story. Ha.
Tanner and I eventually broke the ice and our connection was amazing. Apparently everyone knew we were going to get married eventually except for, well, us. Haha.

Sometimes, I wish I could say that our "Hello" was a perfect, love story-esque hello.
But, really, nothing in my life is that way. As much as I wish it was.
Sometimes I have to figuratively get smacked across the face in order to realize what I need to do.

Nonetheless, every day, when I see T Money after work I get a special "hello" from him. In a way, it is much more romantic and special because I get that hello every day. I, also, get it from a cute husband too. That's way better in my opinion. (This is the part where you all "awwww")

Sidenote: T walked into my classroom the other day and one of my very shy (very outgoing) and quiet (literally word vomits all over me everyday because she doesn't stop talking) students instantaneously yells, "WHOA MRS. C--HE IS HOOOOOT!" hahaha 

I am grateful that Tanner and I eventually connected. I honestly believe that Tanner was the man for me. I know that we have been through our ups and downs, but I think I married the perfect man for my struggles and personality. What a blessing.

Today, though, something almost as good as love at first sight, for me, is chocolate.
Because I don't know about you, but for me, chocolate is ALWAYS love at first. You know what I mean?

While at Target, I picked up some Lindt Chocolate Hello bars. I know that there are also bars, sticks and other bags for options for eating this delicious treat.
I decided to try Cookies and Cream and Strawberry Cheesecake flavor.
Personally, I was obsessed with the Strawberry Cheesecake flavor. Oh my yum. I even ate in front of my students to show them who's boss (cause I'm like that, you know).

There is something so unique and delicious about this chocolate. I love that it had a unique taste of the sweet strawberry mixed in with the chocolate. The cookies and cream flavor was awesome for those people who don't necessarily love the sweet taste in chocolate. Honestly, all of the flavors looked delicious.

If you want a connection with chocolate, I would say HELLO to this Lindt Chocolate and pick it up today. 

I also have some great news for each of you--YOU GET TO WIN FREE STUFF. YEEEE.

Make sure you check out new episodes of the "It Started with HELLO" web series every week.
Also make new connections of your own by entering the Lindt HELLO Sweet Connections Sweepstakes for a chance to win some amazing stuff from Lindt Chocolate. 

Thanks to Lindt HELLO for sponsoring today's discussion. 

Also, don't forget to read my guest post over here! 


  1. My husband and I have a similar story and I think that's what makes the most successful marriages. When you are friends first.

  2. It wasn't love at first-sight with us either...let me rephrase that...with ME. He wanted me the minute he first saw me. I didn't want to date anyone, but he was persistent in pursuing a friendship and for me, that friendship eventually turned to love. =)

  3. That picture of you guys is so freaking precious.

  4. Friendships as a foundation is a definite in long lasting marriages.

    Thrifting Diva


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