Wedding Highlights and Anniversary Traditions for two High School Sweethearts!

This past Wednesday my husband and I celebrated our Two-year Wedding  Anniversary!  A little back story for y’all, we actually met in 2009 up on the Deltona High School Track where they were holding tryouts for the team.  To this day he can still tell me what I was wearing, and the fact that I had a knee brace on…  story of my life with knee problems!  We eventually both got to wear a number 21 jersey…  Hence the engaged on 11-21-14, married on 03-21-16 and both having the number 21 tattooed on us…

LONG story short, we found out we lived on the same street, he made a bet one meet that if he broke 5:00 minutes in the mile he would get a kiss…  WELL, here we are nine years later married with a beautiful baby girl, and yes he earned that kiss with a killer sub 5 mile!

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A day I have been dreaming about for the last (at least) 5 years.  I wanted this day to be magical, full of love and joy, surrounded by our friends and family.

Highlights:

My Grandmothers were our Flower girls…  You want to make them feel special and give everyone a smile, include them in on this day, you won’t regret it!

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The first time my Daddy saw me…  Y’all I lost a contact from the tears!

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My Maid of Honor’s face when my husband stole her closing line (you can totally see her reaction in the video around the 12:30 mark with the split video)!!!  I’ll give you a hint:  It’s Carrie Underwood related HAHA

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My Mom’s Best friend of 20 plus years married us!

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My childhood best friend photographed our wedding!

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That Garter toss dance (around 16:45 mark)!  OMG!!!  He even warned my Dad beforehand!!!

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Our friend Patrick dancing up on Mom’s mom and everyone’s reaction in the pictures!!!!

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Ending the most magical night with sparklers and a horse and buggy grand exit.

 

 

I mean if you were to ask me, EVERY single moment of our wedding was highlight worthy.

 

 

Anniversary Tradition:

Every year we have decided to go back to our venue (The Estate on The Halifax) and recreate one of our favorite pictures our AMAZING photographer Erika Rech with Erika Grace Photography took!

(From left to right…  2016, 2017, 2018 and some added extra favorites from this year :))

 

 

To say I am proud of how far we have come together as a couple is as understatement.  We have both busted our butts to be where we are today and have all that we do.  The Kline family is currently in the works of some BIG things for our family and we could not be more excited!  So keep your eyes peeled on my Instastories for some clues to our big plans!

If you want to see the most elegant, beautiful and magical dream come true for an adorable High School sweetheart couple…  Here is the link to our beautiful March 21st, 2016 Wedding 🙂

https://vimeo.com/185160370

The “struggle” of starting a family young… Guess what, it’s not as bad as you think!

Having met my now husband in High School, you can believe me when I say I have heard it all when it comes to whether or no you will “make it” as a couple.

  • It’s just high school fling, you know it won’t last
  • Do you really want to be tied down so young
  • I bet you wish you would have never met him, you could have enjoyed College

Yes, our relationship was tested on several occasions but each one made us that much stronger and allowed us to grow and understand one another as a couple.  It was not just a fling, we were very much in love and content with where we were and where our relationship was going.  I would NEVER change a single thing about that day we met on the Deltona High School Track.

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Fast forward to almost 9 years later; now HAPPILY married, homeowners, have a 10 month old daughter and excited to grow our family in the years to come.  My greatest “struggle” is dealing with the comments people may approach you with in the grocery line, out shopping or even some from your friends.

So to you, what I really want to say as a young mom:

  • YES, I am old enough to be married
    • I was 23 when I got married in 2016

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  • YES, we waited until after the wedding to try for a baby, we just got lucky and it happened VERY quick!
    • Chick Fil A employee seriously asked if we waited!
  • YES, she was VERY planned
    • One of the first questions the nurse at my OB’s office asked, seriously!!!
  • Up until a few years ago, if I ever answered the door I still got the “Can I speak to the man or woman of the household”…  Um you’re looking at her buddy!
  • NO, we did not want to experience being Married first because truthfully it felt like we had been married the last 4 years we lived together in our house!
    • Prior to that we lived with my parents…  Since 2009!
  • YES, we want to travel the world, with our CHILDREN whom we are very excited about having!
    • We took an AMAZING honeymoon trip to Rome and Athens knowing we wouldn’t be traveling for a while…  So thank you for your concern haha

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So to say starting a family so young is a “struggle” would almost be unfair because it automatically discounts us as being able to handle things.  Considering my generation, we are already put into a category of “entitled”, “selfish” and “unmotivated” people.  We bust our butts on a daily basis to ensure we are financially stable and our daughter cared for in the best way possible.  Not only that, at the age of 18 we each started saving money and putting away into our 401K.    It is what you make it and with a strong relationship and dedication, it is completely POSSIBLE to be young, have a family and be successful.

I know we are not the only couple successfully moving up in the world at such a young age.  So to us…  Way to freaking go, way to kick the stereotypical misconception that we are “lazy” or my favorite ” expect everything to be handed to you” comments!!! We are far from “struggling”

Why my Bachelors Degree wasn’t just for me…

When I graduated High school in 2010, I walked with a 3.78 GPA, Magnum Cumlaude and had high hopes of being a Pharmacist.

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* Secret:  I applied to The University of Central Florida and didn’t get in, even with a 3.8 GPA, 5 sports and 3 clubs…  I am a HORRIBLE test taker and scored low on the ACT and SAT*

 

Why being a Pharmacist just wasn’t going to work out…

I have a passion for the Medical field which is why I wanted to be a Pharmacist for several years, until I worked retail as a Technician, took Chemistry, Calculus and Biology…  As a kid I was (and still am) awful at math, hate Chemistry and don’t enjoy the concept of biology.  I quickly found out that these were the most important pre-requisite classes to be able to get into any Pharmacy School, on top of that I had to have at least a 3.5 GPA to be competitive.  So it was just like that, with the failing of Chemistry for the second time, Calculus for the third time and more discouraged than ever, I decided becoming a Pharmacist was NOT for me!

I recently (August 7th) completed my LAST CLASS ever at Daytona State College for my Bachelor’s in Supervision and Management.  Confession…  I honestly had no idea what the exact title of my degree was until I went to update my resume a week ago, I knew I was getting my Bachelor’s and I knew I couldn’t wait to be done!  But I honestly don’t feel like the reason I got my degree was for me.

 

When a 4-year degree turns into 7 years

As the years went on, my now husband and I’s relationship grew stronger and stronger, we moved out of my parents’ house, rented our own house at 20 (that we now own!) and I soon realized that my top priority was starting a family.  There was nothing that I wanted more than to marry my high school sweet heart and start our own little family.

Well by the time my 4 years of being enrolled in school came around, I was only about half way done and just realized I DID NOT want to be a Pharmacist.  I’ve been told over and over at this point that had I not of moved out so quickly (I was 20 years old and proud of it!) I would have been done with school by now and not having to work a full time job (Also proud of that!).

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2015 came and I was officially enrolled in the Bachelors of Business program and I also just happened to get ENGAGED and now planning a wedding…  on top of taking online classes!  The wedding was in March of 2016 and a month after that we were now PREGNANT and planning for Abigail!  I was down to two classes a semester and slowly but surely tackling my required classes.

 

When my degree no longer became just for me

Once we knew Abigail was on the way, me completing this degree no longer felt like I was doing it or myself.  I now had a reason to finish other than to put on my resume “I have my Bachelor’s Degree”, I now had something to prove to Abigail;

  1. Once you start something you don’t quit!
  2. Your Mommy and Daddy persevered through several life changes and still completed their degrees (Daddy is almost done with his!!).
  3. You are on no schedule to complete your degree and don’t feel bad if it takes you longer than the “norm”, there is no norm!
  4. You will likely change your major and it’s OK if that sets you back!!!!
  5. You are viewed with a whole different level of respect and intelligence when you have a College Degree.
  6. YOUR EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT!!!

Abigail, Your Mommy and Daddy love you so much and want nothing but the best for you, to see you succeed and be an independent young woman.  This one’s for you baby girl!

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P.S. I would be walking for Graduation but DSC only offers it in MAY…  So I have to wait almost an entire year to get that cap and gown picture with my baby girl!

The Mom behind Klineandtell

For those of you who don’t know me…  My name is Tiffany Kline; I am married to my high school sweet heart and together we have a four legged child named Savannah and a beautiful baby girl, Abigail Remi.  I am a full time mom, employee, wife and part time student currently 2 classes away from completing her Bachelor’s of Business degree from Daytona State College.  When I got out of High school my intentions were to go into Pharmacy School to become a Pharmacist…  Thankfully, I was offered a position at Publix when I was 19 years old being a Technician and that opened my eyes to how much I would hate Pharmacy school and working retail.  My now husband and I moved into our first home together at 20 years old, doing so made me realize how excited I was about Marriage and starting a family.

November 21st, 2014 he proposed to me in the most romantic and magical way(literally).  He got down on one knee in the middle of dinner at Cinderella’s Castle, with the most beautiful background overlooking the back part of the park (full story another day, another blog!).

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March 21st, 2016 (noticing a pattern with 21…  I’ll explain that in a future blog as well!)

I finally got to marry my best friend at The Estate on the Halifax in front of all our friends and family.  With our Disney proposal, I (accidently) managed to incorporate way more Disney into our Wedding than I ever imagined. *Disney Belle dress AND veil and Snow White Cottage at venue*

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May 11th, 2016

After keeping the hardest secret for 24 hours, I finally got to tell my husband we were PREGNANT with our first child!  Side note: To this day he still said “you lied to me” since I kept it a secret to surprise him lol

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January 11th, 2017

After no pain meds and only 2 hours of hard labor, this momma pushed out her beautiful 7lb 6oz baby girl, Abigail Remi Kline at 7:28 PM (I promise I will have her FULL birth story up on the blog soon).

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So here we are today, a happy family of four, Savannah included, with two full time working parents, one currently in school (me) and the other starting back next year (Joe).  After a recent assignment requiring me to create a Tumblr account and write a few blogs… I found that I truly enjoy the whole aspect of it.  Taking pictures, sharing stories, recipes, products and writing about my life. I feel like I have so much to tell and I am excited for you guys to follow along with us on this crazy journey of parenthood!

 

Xoxo, Tiffany Kline