Amanda Vail of Niagara Falls, NY

The story of my life is something hard to write down since there are so many important memories and people that I know and have grown to love that have impacted my life.

Well to start I was born May 8th, 1981 (charm #4764 - May). I am the oldest of four children and the only girl and I think in order to explain my life I would have to focus on the things that are most important in my life.

Growing up the church and my Christianity have been and will always be a top priority in my life. It is my faith that defines me and guides me in decisions yet to come (charm #0756 - Cross).

Next would be my family, represented with a heart because they are so dear to my heart (#3618 - Filigree Heart) My family helped me become who I am today and are my strength and support in all I do. My family is very close and has always been and always will be a huge part of my life.

In addition to being very close my family has always been very musical and ever since I was a little girl I have always loved to sing and listen to music. Music is what brings me comfort and happiness when life seems too complicated to figure out. No matter if it is singing, playing the guitar, playing the piano, or just listening music is always there (charm #0925 - Music Staff).

Now, they say that April showers bring May flowers (charm #4507 - Bouquet) and this brings me to Matt. April is the month when Matt was born and as stated before May is when I was born (but my birthday is not the only "May flower".) May is also when Matt and I began to date, May 22nd 2002, at the beach in Wilson, NY (my hometown). It is also the month when Matt purposed, May 11th 2006, at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World (my favorite place)!

Growing up I was always involved in sports and since meeting Matt we both have many actives we enjoy doing together, one of which is scuba diving (#0235 - Scuba Diver). Matt was certified when he was young and I was certified before our wedding. Matt has always been one to open my eyes to new things and is the one to hold me together when we are underwater!

The next important thing in my life is another one of those "May flowers" since it happened in the month of May! On May 26th 2007 Matt and I were married after 4 years of dating and 1 year of engagement. We were married at Forrest View Church of God in Niagara Falls and had a beautiful reception at the Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island (#1847 - Bells).

After a beautiful wedding Matt and I began our next journey, a wonderful two week honeymoon! Matt and I began our first day of married bliss headed to Sandals Whitehouse Resort Jamaica where we could relax in the sand on the beach (#3497 - Pebble Bch Sandcapsule). I have always loved the beach so this was a perfect way start to our new life! The sand also represents many wonderful memories Matt and I have had together at the beach in Wilson, Daytona, Outer Banks and Myrtle Beach. Then for the second half of our honeymoon Matt and I went on a Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas (#3548 - Cruise Ship). The itinerary was awesome, we left from Miami Florida and went to Labadie Haiti, Montego Bay Jamaica, Georgetown Grand Cayman, and then to Cozumel Mexico.

Now Matt and I have been married coming up on our first year and I love my new life as a "Vail" (#0817 - Init-V). I love the additions to my family and am excited to see my life grow and change and I continue on in this new chapter of my life.

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