Friday, August 21, 2009

It was never about the money....

It was never about the money....I offered to do it by myself if need be.

What it was about was....
I wanted to "dedicate" something to MY Father

Yet again...
That got stripped from ME
"The final nail in the coffin"
I love you DAD and Miss you so much!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

God Knows What He's Doing...

This year for me was about being unselfish I guess.
I had to set a LOT free.....
I had to set my Dad free....
I had to set Amanda free....
I had to set Faith free....
and then me...
I set me free to trust and truly love again.
I set my past free!!
And it feels so good!....
I honestly believe GOD knows EXACTLY what he's doing.
...He amazes me!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Day Everyone Was Waiting For....

But not as much as Rick and I... ;0)

Thank you so much to my sister Tina who enjoyed and shared Our Day with us...and also made it so we could look back and share our memories!! Thank you Tina for you and your camera!!

Presenting Rick & Gwen Jackman
August 05, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Some Wedding Pictures...Amanda & Joes Wedding

Mother & if you couldn't tell?!!

Exchanging Marriage Vows

Maid of Honor : Jess Vickers (Amandas Best Friend)
Bridesmaid : Angie Lantz Amandas Sister in Law
Bridesmaid : Sammi Notz Amandas Sister
Bridesmaid : Morgan Pintagro Amandas Sister

Best Man : Jr (Joes Best Friend)
Groomsman : Ken Lantz Joes Brother
Groomsman : Cody Walter Amandas Cousin
Groomsman : Casey Pintagro Amandas Brother

Cake Table ......I designed :)

Joe & Amanda Lantz dancing their first song to Clicnt Black - When I said I Do

......Still dancing to the song When I said I do by Clint Black

Some Awesome pictures of my Daughter and Son in Laws Wedding I think!!!
Presenting to you.....
Joseph and Amanda Lantz
August 08, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Beginings....

Talk about stepping out of a "comfort zone"!

This week has been something else!

I started a new job on Monday...and I absolutely love it! There is a lot of freedom with this job. Most people can't...Make or take phone calls while working....or take the kids or Husband to work with you......or switch shifts when something comes up......or even take a night off whenever they feel overwhelmed. On top of that...most people can't get the satifaction of brightening someones day or putting a smile on their face while at work. I get to do all these things and make good money!! I am BLESSED!

I got married on August 5, 2009 to my BEST friend. I have never met a more understanding, supportive, caring, or true man. We have been dating for 2 years and 3 months and FINALLY we were able to get married. The only thing ever holding us back was a lack of funds. I know I know.....why did we let that happen? I refuse to even offer an excuse....because you would have to be in our situation to understand. However....Thank you to my StepDad and Mom....we were able to finally make our commitment to each other in GODS eyes. Thank you Mom and Philip for making this happen quicker than we could have!!! I am BLESSED!!!

On Saturday August 8, 2009 my oldest child will be taking the same vows before a lot of people and GOD. I couldn't stand this man when he first came into the picture, as I am sure EVERYONE knows. (I don't keep things bottled up inside...I have a way of letting people know I am bothered) ;) However in the 2 years they have dated, Joe has proved himself and I have believe in second chances. I couldn't have hand-picked a better man for my daughter!!! He is awesome to her and likewise she is to him. I wish them all the happiness in the world! So as far as Son-In-Laws..... again....I am BLESSED!!!

P.S. I will be posting pictures of BOTH weddings ASAP ;)
P.S.S Take a moment this week....And concentrate on YOUR blessings and remember to thank GOD for them!!!