Blast from the Past: M & T 1998

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Some of you may know this already, but Mal and I were “high school sweethearts.” We dated in high school, back in 1998. I was a senior and he was a freshman– it was actually quite scandalous, especially in our small school! We broke up when I went off to college that fall, but we kept in touch over the years.

In 2003, Mal contacted me to go out, and we’ve been together ever since. I guess it was just meant to be!  😉 I hope you enjoy these oldies, but goodies from our early years as a couple! (Yay, for scanners!!!)

Senior Prom, May 1998

My last day of high school, June 1998

Graduation Day, June 5, 1998

(The only reason that I remember the exact date of my high school graduation is because there was a Dave Matthews Band concert that same day, and I really wanted to go!)

Summer 1998

(Double chin and braces… boy, we were cute!)

The day I left for college, August 1998



  1. I love old pictures!

    So, where did you used to see Dave because I went to a concert the day after my senior prom at Great Woods (or whatever it’s called now) and I bet it was the same one! Funny. I went back again this summer!!!

    My favorite thing in this post was Mal’s purple bow tie and vest combo. Sexy.

  2. Oh my god… that is hilarious!!! Those pictures are amazing and adorable. You both look so little!! Love the braces 😉 I love looking at younger pictures of people 🙂 I didn’t know you were totally robbing the cradle – nice work, Mal, snagging the older woman!

  3. awww. love the story. it’s so sweet. i’d love to hear more about the reunion 4 years later and your first date back together. i’m all nosey 🙂

  4. What a cute story, I love it. I found this post during the scavenger hunt- those pics are hilarious. Anyways, you guys are such an adorable couple.

  5. I was a senior in high school when my boyfriend was a freshman!!! We have been together 2 years now and nobody thought it would last. Did you get alot of crap for dating someone younger than you? I did! but it was worth it since he is my best friend 🙂 🙂

  6. I love this story! It sound so familiar… My hubby and I grew up in the same small town in Mass, we tried dating in high school and went to prom together, but I broke it off because he was younger and (as you know) that doesn’t fly in a small HS. We reconnected in college (’02) and we were married last year 🙂 yay small town Massachusetts!

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