Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tell Me... what unexpectedly changed your life?

I've met so many great ladies through this community.  I wanted to start a new "link up" because I think it's a great way to get to know people - and I would love to know more about the wonderful people we connect with.
First topic... 
"Tell Me... what unexpectedly changed your life?"
By this, I mean - what's changed your plans?  It can be positive or even something negative.  Just something that came up unexpectedly in your life that changed your plans.

When I was in my last semester of college, I had just gotten out of an unstable relationship and was determined and very focused on my career.  I imagined myself moving to small towns across the country chasing my dreams.  Little did I know, TL walked into my life and completely rocked my plans.

In January of 2008, my brother in law told me I should come over to my sister and his house for dinner because a guy from work (they work together) was coming  over and wanted to meet me.  I was in my casual SFSU sweatshirt and didn't really have expectations.  But I won't ever forget seeing TL come through the front door of their home and the instant connection we had.  We've never gone a day with out talking since that night.

No man had ever made me rethink my career or my plans of moving.  But, there was something about this 6'2", blonde hair, blue eyed guy.  He treated me differently and something inside of me knew I couldn't let him get away.  I suddenly started questioning my career - and little did I know that staying with him would take me on this crazy adventure we've been on.
{here are a few pics from when we were first dating}
 I had the same haircut I have now!
 Our first trip to Disneyland together in March of '08
{Eating at the Cliff House Restaurant in SF}

It's been a great journey with this guy - he was definitely an unexpected change... he rocked my world! :)

What about you?? 
Write a post and link up below if you want to share!!

32 comments:

Jessica said...

ya'll get my vote for the cutest couple ever!

oh and p.s. I was googling taco soup recipes today and your blog came up in the search ahah random!

Bobbi said...

What a great story! You two are such a cute couple!

Arielle said...

so sweet! :))

Mrs. Potts said...

Oh, I love the idea of this! I'll post soon (although as sporadic as I've been that may be next week!) & come back & let you know.

I love that he changed your life :)

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

So sweet :) You two are adorable!!

JMB said...

I never know how you two love birds first met! My favorite picture of you two by far {EVEN before that daggone. Keveza. Dress} is of you two at the Cliff House Restaurant! xoxo you TONS sisssssybelle!!

Trishski said...

Awww.... TL is a good man, and I'm so happy the two of you found each other! Love this story Tracy.

As for something unexpected happening in my life, I guess it would be all the moving around I've done since I've been married. I grew up in the same community in Ohio, went to college in Ohio, and never really stepped out. Now, because of Mike's job, we move around quite a bit. It's scary, and difficult at times, but it has made me step out of my comfort zone. I've become more outgoing, and I enjoy different people and different situations because of it.

Great topic, can't wait to hear what other's have to say on this. :)

Claire Kiefer said...

This is such a sweet story. :) What a wonderful unexpected change. You two look so happy!

Ashley said...

This is such a wonderful link-up! I love your story, and I think that so many of us have something or someone that changed the path of our lives forever! Definitely participating next week!

Bethany said...

I love this! What a cute "how we met" story :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

How fun! What a sweet story of you two!

Mama and her boys said...

You two have such a sweet story. I love your button by the way! Definitely up on my page.

Rebecca said...

love this story! =]

Ocean Dreams said...

I loved hearing your love story Tracy...glad you found happiness after coming out of an unhealthy relationship. Me too. Love your hair cut BTW now and then!

Kerry said...

so cute! the same happened to me pretty much! i did not plan of ever moving/living where we do now, but i just rolled with it because i wanted to be with him :)

Kara said...

Awe, LOVE this story!!! I will have to think of something and link up. ;-)

Natasha said...

what a fantabulous story!! i need to participate next time you do this for sure ;)

Laura said...

That is so sweet, what a fun unexpected surprise to change your life's course!! And fun to be planning out a tropical getaway!!

Portuguese Prepster said...

so cute! great story!

ashleigh said...

aw y'all are so cute =]

and i love unexpected surprises =]

Jessica said...

You two are so cute!

Lauren said...

what a fabulous story! and you guys are seriously TOO cute!

Ashley said...

This is such a great story! Love this link-up idea too!

KRISTIN said...

LOVE THIS! I will totally play along! I love that story! You two are adorable.

Jamie Wong said...

Fun! So glad you met TL too, you two are adorable!

Kristin said...

I love your story!! So sweet

Tabitha Mahoney said...

What a great story!

Love this, I'll be posting for sure.

Tab
my-cliffnotes.blogspot.com

PS you two are soo cute.

Bethany said...

I like to think that love enters your list when one is least expecting it! Such a great post idea :)

Lori said...

What a great story Tracy ~ I will have to think on that as I have many years on you so many things have changed the course of my life... hmmm ~ now you got me to thinking! Happy week-end sweetie and thank you for your prayers for my Mama. xo

Hilary Lane said...

You guys are so cute! :-)

missy. said...

aw so cute. love the story. xoxo

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw, I love this!!