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Sunday, February 12, 2006

You Can't Please Everyone...

Becoming an Adult is not as cool as everyone else makes it out to be. All sorts of decisions have to be made which invoke change. Some say change is good. Lets hope so. So the latest in the drama I call LIFE has led me to finalize plans for my union to the beautiful Mary Miranda Atkin. We have gone back and forth about a date to get married this summer with many considerations to make. I finally got off my horse and decided that "You can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself". I've spent too much time trying to make sure that I was doing the right thing and making the right plans and in so doing making sure that everyone is happy. Inevitably that need to makes others happy hits you and you realize that you are not happy, because you are too worried about how others think and feel. After many long, hard discussions with my wife to be, as well as my parents and my twin, (shown in the shirt and tie) Spencer. I decided: why wait? I figure that it will be just as much pressure and stress to wed in August as it will in June. Less stress in June thought, as I will have time to adjust to my new life and my new wife (first and only) and then get back in the ruts of school, come August. If you talk to my parents they would tell you that this is a huge ordeal, and yes I admit it has been because I have made it one. the fact is that after much meditation and pondering over this issue I have made my mind up and discussed it with my fiance. We have made our decision. Should any doubt remain in skeptics: I feel even better about marrying Mandy in June that I do in August, and that is the honest to goodness truth. And in then end that is all that matters. Plus, how could I wait to be with this beautiful girl any longer...?

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Another day, another dollar...

that goes to taxes. I have taxes to do, I should have brought them up to work with me to get them all settled out. Hopefully I can get money back, but I doubt it. Because any money I have coming back to me will go the the U of U for an unpaid medical bill. Oh well. The good news is that my boss up here at Huntsman Cancer Hospital is giving me more hours so that will equal benefits in the near future. Benefits are really nice, especially the half off tuition thing they have going on here.
Not much else to report. Just trying to fight off whatever seems to be invading my lungs at the moment.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

A wonderful engagement

News News News for you all. I have news for you. Last night I took one of the biggest steps of my life. It all happened so fast, with in two hours. I spent all day getting ready and the afternoon preparing. At approximately 6:45pm on the 3rd of February 2006 I asked Mandy Atkin to marry me. Of course she said yes. I mean, I am glad she said yes. It is all one big fun adventure and a evening full of emotions.
The mood was set with candles and a crackling fire place. Long stem roses laid wait for her as she drove up. She followed the trail to her bedroom, where I followed her to and from there, well you can imagine, the one knee proposal ended with tears and a wonderful, "YES!" So I leave you, with pictures to follow.

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