April 20, 2007

I'm Getting Married!!

I still don't think it has really set in yet. We've been talking about it since December, but until today, it was something that was going to happen. Now it has. He was tricky and totally caught me by surprise. Earlier this week he asked what I wanted to do on Friday. Being me, I didn't really have anything definite in mind. He suggested we play guitars and go to the park, which sounded great to me. I like being outside.

We played a few songs, then he said he wanted to play a song. He started playing a couple times. It was a really sweet song, where he was saying all these great things. I started wondering "is he going to ask me?" but I thought he couldn't because he didn't have the ring yet. At the end he sung the words, "Will you marry me?" It was amazing, those are the words every girl dreams of hearing.

Then he said them again. I don't remember if I said yes first or kissed him first, but then he got the ring out and put it on my finger. It is a beautiful ring. I kissed him again. Then he told me to me take my hat off, because it made a better picture.

I looked around in surprise. I hadn't seen anyone taking pictures, but his friend Steve was there with his camera taking pictures of the whole thing, which is great! It will make it so we can always remember the details. I'm so excited. I love this boy with all of my heart. I can't wait till we get to say "I do".

April 17, 2007


I usually don't comment too much on things that happen outside of my little bubble. I'm happy here. Don't think that I don't care about the outside world, because I do. Its just that sometimes it can be so depressing.

I have a really close friend who goes to Virgina Tech and is working on his engineering degree. He's okay. He was nice enough to message me, before I even heard of the shootings, so I didn't freak out. It made me so sad to hear of it. Had I not been at work I probably would have cried. Even though everyone I knew yesterday is still alive today, its hard not to think of the hundreds of people whose lives will never be the same.

I know this next statement probably won't be popular, so if you disagree, thats fine. Comment, and I'll respond, but be logical. I think its awful that someone was able to shoot all those students, But the people that are calling for stricter gun laws. Well, I don't understand their thinking. Someone who is going to commit a crime, does not have a respect for the law. If they want a gun, they are going to find one. Its naive of us as a nation to think that they won't find a way.

Now, if you allow others - conscientious citizens - to carry a weapon concealed, we have people to defend us. I don't think everyone should be allowed carry. There are a lot of people who are not rational enough to always be responsible. Someone who is willing to take the time to go to the classes and learn the law, is capable.

Had guns not been banned from campus a student (or a professor) who had taken the classes and was well trained could have shot back. They could have prevented the deaths of many of the people there.

I am not trying to place the blame on the administration of the campus for not allowing weapons. I do understand that they don't want things like this to happen, and by banning them, they are attempting to do just that. I just think that they fail to take into account that someone who is going to commit a crime, doesn't respect the rules, so a policy like that only prevents the responsible from being able to take action.
/ political

April 13, 2007

He love me, he does

Recently I was having a conversation. I was telling someone about my past and some of the awful things I'd done. I could tell it really hurt him deeply. He was angry and went for a walk. I just sat, so disappointed in myself. Ten minutes later he came back, rather than still being angry, he gave me a big hug and told me he loved me.

In the time he was gone, I felt so broken and lost. I didn't know what to expect when he returned. I didn't expect him to show such grace. I expected some type of conflict or confrontation. That's what I deserved.

Salvation is like that. He illustrated it for me in such a real way. God doesn't love us because we are good. He doesn't love us because of anything we could ever do. He loves us in spite of what we do. He loves us just because.

April 6, 2007

MVT or Most Valued Tanya

Today is cool. Ms. Whisper-yeller was really nice today. I walked into work and got to my desk and WOW (the exclamation, not the game). She had gone all out decorating it for my Birthday. It made me feel so cool and special. I also got a cake and everything. I like sitting in the prettiness. I try really hard to not be a selfish person, but its really nice to be appreciated on my Birthday. Once I become president. I'm going to declare April 8 everyone's birthday and make it a national holiday. Just because. :)

April 5, 2007

Are you blogging this?

Yes, believe your eyes. This is a video on the Mood Ring. Its probably got something to do with Josh's blog's influence on me. I just thought it was pertinent for you fellow bloggers.

While I'm still under the influence....

Tanya out

April 2, 2007


I've had to "work" hard today. Our main system for working on things has been down a good part of the morning. I've been catching up on the news and such. Is it just me or is it sad that Anna Nicole Smith dominates the main pages? Not that I don't think that she was a valuable person, but our society places such and emphasis on people that do nothing to contribute to the well being of humans or our country. Instead we're concerned with the mess the "professional celebrities" make of their lives. Just a thought.

Why is it that on a day when I have a lot of stuff to do the computer system goes down. Last Monday I would have appreciated a forced break, but with someone on vacation this week, I don't want to fall too far behind. Grrr...

Anyone play any good April Fools jokes this year? I love what my big brother did. He is so creative. I know several people who would appreciate this service. How about this one? The best think I did was I told some of our Bob Evans customers that we were out of "Eggs, Pancakes, and Bacon". They believed me too, which was great. Its a good thing I didn't let it go on for too long though or else they'd have gone to Hardees.