Thursday, March 27, 2008

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by Angel of TaDa! Creations.

Here are the rules:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Okay, so how about following 2 out of 4 rules?!?! LOL, I don't even read seven blogs!!! I mainly started blogging to share pics with family members and friends who live far away because it would always take me forever to load up photos to shutterfly to share as slideshows.

Here it goes...

1. I speak fluent spanish. I was born in Puerto Rico and lived in PR for 12 years before moving to the US. Puerto Rico is such a beautiful island full of warm people. I have the most wonderful memories from my first 12 years of life. It still amazes me that people actually clap when their plane lands at the San Juan airport because they are so happy to be home!

2. I met my husband when I was 12 years old in the eighth grade (so never underestimate those lovey-dovey crushes kids have!). We were placed in alphabetical order by our homeroom teacher, which meant he sat right behind me. Ever the little leader, he set out to get to know "the new girl" in school. He was class president and I was valedictorian of our high school graduating class and although we were friends, we never dated in jr. high or high school. We went to separate colleges and actually lost touch after graduation, only to run into each other the year before our 10-yr. reunion. The rest is history! We were actually voted "cutest couple" at our 10-yr. reunion because no one could believe we were engaged - he, he, he.

3. I have the most amazing mother and maternal family in the whole wide world!!! No explanation needed on this one.

4. I love photography! I take way too many pictures. According to my loved ones, any random event turns into a special occassion for me to photograph! I'm not saying that I'm good, just that I love it. I'm always changing the photos in the frames in our house. When we were dating, my husband once counted over 60 frames in my house. I'm sure there's more now that we have our little pumpkin, but sssshhh, don't tell him, he already thinks there's too many! By the way, if anyone reads this and would like to give me some input on a good camera (you know, the "I really like this one" or "stay away from this one" type of advice), I would really appreciate it. I currently shoot with a simple Canon PowerShot and would like to upgrade soon. Ditto on a good photo editing program.

5. I would like to one day adopt a little girl from China. My little pumpkin Grace is my pride and joy and I would love to have more biological children. Adoption just has a special place in my heart, I don't know why, but it just does. For as long as I can remember, this has been something that's been weighing in my heart. God willing, I hope to one day make this dream come true.

6. I was almost kidnapped when I was 4 years old by a stranger in a store. Thankfully, my mom had practiced with me what to do if someone ever tried to take me against my will. She used to play a game with me called "what if" (what if you get lost and need help finding me - what do you do, what if there's a fire - what do we do, what if someone tells you to lie about something - what do you do, you get the picture). Well, this was back in the day when Sears had a fabric department complete with those big pattern books and lots of bolts of fabrics on those round holders. I was playing around hiding in between the rounders while my mom browsed the pattern books. A lady grabbed me by the wrist and started dragging me toward the exit of the store/mall promising me candy. I started screaming at the top of my lungs, "you're not my mom, let me go, let me go!!!". Needless to say, people started staring and she let go of my wrist just short of the exit, where a car was waiting for her. She was never caught. Scary stuff, but just goes to show you how important prevention education is to young kids.

7. And on a lighter note :) - I grew up as an only child always wanting/begging for siblings, even though my parents were divorced. My mom remarried when I was 21 and I gained a great stepdad, 4 wonderful siblings (2 step sisters and 2 step brothers) and some even more wonderful nieces and nephews, in addition to my wonderful 12 y/o half-brother on my father's side. So my dream to become a sister finally came true!

So there you have it - 7 random facts!


TaDa! Creations said...

That was fun to read!

So scary about almost being abducted. Thank goodness your Mom practiced that with you. I will definately do that with our girls.

I met my hubby in 7th grade at church. We never dated until college, but I had a HUGE crush on him since the day I saw him.

Thanks for the Easter card! You are right, it's so much fun to get mail that isn't a bill. :)


Jessica said...


That's so cute you met your husband in the 7th grade!!! Goes to show you God is always working in our lives even when we least expect it. Enjoyed reading yours as well, and I must say eggos, PB and bananas beats out syrup...he, he, he!!!

TaDa! Creations said...

Ooooh...bananas that would be good. Sounds like my favorite sandwich, PB + bananas + honey. Yummo!

I figured you like spicy being that you are in LA. I think that's why I kept making silly MN references. LOL

I never in a million years would have guessed you were born in Peurto Rico. :)

The Harville Family said...

The "what if" game is something we will start playing with our nieces right way. Thank you, thank you for such a wonderful tip. I am however sorry you had to ever put it to use.

Jessica said...

Tanya~ You're such a wonderful aunt to your two cutie patootie nieces!...and one of these days (the sooner the better :) you are going to be a WONDERFUL mother to your own little bundle of joy. I can't wait!

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