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||John and I became
the Pfaender family on December 30, 2000. I am very excited about the new
adventure that is before us as a new family. With God in the mighty heavens
looking down upon us our family will have no limits to how far we can go.
We have plans to move to Nashville, TN after my graduation at VSU. John
will pursue a degree in music business at Middle
Tennessee State University while I pursue my career. John is
beginning his music career here in Valdosta with his booking agency, Barefoot
Booking Agency. John is really excited about starting this
business and helping out many local bands who have a desire to play music.
I am excited about the direction that Christ is taking John in his dreams
and where those dreams will take us as a family.
My sister is the one person
who has stuck beside me through everything. Being a twin has got to be
one of the most wonderful experiences in my life. We share our thoughts
together and tears together. When Gina hurts, I hurt. However, because
we look alike doesn't mean that we are alike. Gina and I are as different
as night and day. Gina is the spontaneous one who laughs at everything.
Also, it is hard for her to communicate about her feelings therefore, she
normally keeps them bottled inside. I, on the other hand, am majoring in
communication and love to talk. I love my sister to death and she will
always have a piece of my heart that no one can take away. Gina is currently
attending Georgia Southwestern
in Americus, GA and she is getting a degree in Early Childhood Education.
She has always dreamed of being a teacher and her dreams are coming true.
My sister is proof that it is up to you to make something of your life.
My mom and dad are the very
best parents anyone can have. They raised Gina and I in a home filled
with love and laughter and a great foundation in Jesus Christ. My
mom has been a secretary at Christ United Methodist Church since we were
babies.She loves her job because being a secretary has also been her lifelong
desire. My dad works at Carlton Company in Albany, GA. He is the
credit manager and co-Vice-President. Both of my parents taught Gina
and I that the most important thing to remember in life is to be true to
yourself and to Christ. If we keep our Savior in charge of our lives
then all the other blessings will find their place. My dad loves to play
golf and if he is not at work he is either playing golf, talking about
golf, or watching golf at home. My mother loves to spend time with her
baby girls and she also loves to read. I love you mom and dad!
I love my new Pfaender family.
John grew up in a military family and they have traveled the world around.
He spent a lot of time with his sister Carrie, seated at the far right
of the couch in th blue shirt, and his mother who is right beside her.
They were both home schooled growing up. Carrie now attends Carson
Newman College in Tennessee and is majoring in Psychology. John's
parents just made a big move to Nashville, TN. His father, Mr. Bill
got into the Chick-fil-a business when he retired from the military.
For the past 3 years, Mr. Bill has been the owner/operator of a store in
Ashville, NC. He was offered a new Chick-fil-a store in Franklin,
TN and decided to take this wonderful opportunity. I know that in
the many years to come I will enjoy spending more time with my new family
and learning from them all. If you click on the picture it will take you
to the Chick-fil-a
website. There is a lot of wonderful information to learn about this
|How John and I
John and his family moved
to Albany, GA our junior year in highschool. During our senior year in
highschool, we started to hang out with the same group of friends. In our
school, your group of friends included girls and guys and everyone did
everything together. John was dating someone and of course I was dating
my sports. We went on our senior mission trip to Honduras and had a great
time with each other. I noticed that John was behaving differently to me
and I liked it because there was some flirting going on. We got back and
he broke up with his girlfriend. Later that month, he asked me to our senior
party and on my first date. That was the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
Our highschool gang! John is in the middle and I am on the right.
How John proposed:
It was February 1, 2000. We
had been talking about getting engaged but I was totally not expecting
it on this day. I lived in the dorms and John came by my room after class.
He said that he was having some problems with his homework and would like
for me to help him. I told him I had homework to do and I didn't mind.
We went to his apartment because he said he left his book at home. I talked
the whole way about my day and bible study and everything else. When we
pulled up to his apartment, there was a sign on the door that said follow
the candles. I opened the door and there were little candles on the floor,
going up the stairs, and leading to his bedroom. His algebra book was laying
on the bed with rose petals and candles sprinkled all over them. There
was a little married couple figurine on top of the book as well. He got
down on one knee and said that the best birthday present I could give him
was to say yes. His birthday was the day before. I did and then we danced
to the song "Can't take my Eyes off of you." It was from our first date
together. I cried a little.
Our engagement picture!
Our wedding day:
We got married on December
30, 2000. There is not much I can say about that day except for that it
was perfect. I was not nervous or scared but just at a very relaxing peace
about the day. I had a smaller intimate wedding and really enjoyed all
my family and friends sharing the day with me. I love being married to
John and knowing that we have the rest of our lives to learn about each
other and grow with each other.
Our wedding day with my